Douro41 Hotel & Spa
***temporarily closed, reopening 2018***
Winding roads run through lush green hills covered in impressive terraces overflowing with vines: the approach to the Rio Douro Hotel is truly spectacular. Tucked cosily into the rolling countryside of Portugal’s Douro Valley, the unique hotel is idyllically located along the banks of the Douro River in the charming town of Castelo de Paiva, just 41 kilometres upstream from Porto.
The Rio Douro Hotel & Spa is a rural retreat with a cosmopolitan ambience. Its contemporary terraced architecture echoes the region’s famed vineyards and directly references the picturesque quintas, or farms, that cling to the hills of the surrounding region. Facilities include a wine shop, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna and wellness centre offering water-themed spa treatments.
A riverside restaurant on the hotel’s private marina serves innovative gourmet dishes with a Portuguese flair, and the bar serves everything from celebrated local wines to creative cocktails. From the hotel dock, guests can embark on a wide range of local adventures, from water skiing to white water rafting, canoeing to jet skiing. The hotel also offers fishing excursions and boat tours along the Douro and neighbouring Paiva and Arda Rivers.
• 42 rooms
• Architecture: João Pedro Serôdio
✅Free on-site parking.
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