This is a lovely hotel, within easy reach of Amarante yet in a very quiet rural location. The reception staff were all very helpful. We stayed in the original old part of the hotel and the room was large and beautifully decorated with a grand private balcony. The grounds are well maintained and the indoor pool is good. We didn't use the outdoor pool, but it looked nice. The breakfast was very good.
Our room was next door to the bar area and so noise disturbance would be a potential problem. However apart from someone trying to play 'happy birthday' on the piano one night about 11pm, the bar was very quiet during our stay.
There is little to do in the immediate area, but there are a few restaurants and the hotel do serve some 'snacks' apparently. Amarante is quite pleasant for a stroll around the old part of town and it is pretty by the river. We had a grand walk along the old disused railway ( The Ecopista I think it is called). About 18 kilometres there and back. Easy walking on a good surface with good scenery and interesting views of rural life. In fact the thing we enjoyed the most during our week in The Douro area.More
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