We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 4 Mesao Frio B&Bs / inns

Casa de Canilhas

Lugar da Banduja, Mesao Frio 5040-302, Portugal
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Casa de Canilhas to your Saves list
Casa de Canilhas
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #1 of 4 Mesao Frio B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014
Gergely S Budapest, Hungary
  • Overview
  • Reviews (53)
  • Photos (52)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (7)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

53 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (7)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Budapest, Hungary
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The view is simply stunning, the area and the house is very well maintained you have a pretty garden and balcony from where you can see the duoro and the hills around. The rom was very well done -- if you book sort of last minute you can get great deals ;)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orrville, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

After getting twisted around in the hairpin turns in this area, we found the inn and were wisked into the beautiful house and shown the grounds and our room. The pool is perched on the side of the hill overlooking the vineyards and with the unusually high temperatures outside, this was a welcome way to wind down after siteseeing. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bovey Tracey, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The most special view. A wonderful, special place to stay. The owners obviously want their guests to have a memorable stay and are rightfully proud of their beautifully kept casa. The swimming pool looked delicious but we had forgotten our swimming costumes! We spent a couple of days exploring the valley in a hire car (from Europcar- Porto Airport- no... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We spend a weekend at this wonderful Casa. We took the train from Porto Sao Bento to Rede (return fare 16.55 Euro per person). From there uphill for about 45 mins brisk waking and wow .. what a reward. The view is breathtaking. The Casa de Canilhas is a great B&B, with great staff, clean rooms with sensational views and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
71 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed at the Casa de Canhilas on a trip through the Douro Valley. The casa is situated just outside Mesao Frio and has a magnificent vieuw on the Douro, the valley and vinyards. Parking is outside on the road (plenty of space). For a parking next to the house a 5€ supplement is asked which I feel for a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This guest house (it only does breakfast and rooms) is idyllic. You have excellent views of the great river and its surrounding vineyards (a World Hertitage site). The breakfast is wonderfulwith lots of local produce and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The hosts (Maria and Victor) are welcoming, full of good advice on places to visit and sometimes invite... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I have to say first of all - this place is super cute. it's on the hillside in the Douro valley, and completely picturesque. One of the most beautiful places I have stayed. However... i have to say that there were some serious downsides. 1) it is tough to get to. If you have a week to wander around then... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Swansea, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

A four night stay during the last week in October was ideal to allow exploration of the Douro. The location is at the western end of the "interesting" wine growing region, and as a result we did find ourselves often travelling the same roads eastward as we explored the region. The Casa though, was excellent, and lived up to its... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
41 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We loved our 2 night stay at Casa de Canilhas! With only 7 rooms, this beautiful manor home, owned by Maria and her doctor husband, assisted by friendly Fernanda, was a wonderful stay. Though not on a working winery, the home is set in vines and fruit trees, near the village of Mesao Frio. The Douro Valley is a very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
san francisco
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I travelled solo to the Douro region and stayed one night here. As other reviewers have mentioned the views are indeed spectacular and I'm sure the swimming pool is a treat if you are staying here during the hot summer months. However it seems the decor hasn't been touched in years, which can be charming but I found it stuffy.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Casa de Canilhas, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Casa de Canilhas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Casa de Canilhas

Address: Lugar da Banduja, Mesao Frio 5040-302, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Vila Real District > Mesao Frio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and BookingOdigeoWL so you can book your Casa de Canilhas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

52 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (52)
Room/suite (6)
View from room (5)
Hotel & grounds (16)
Pool/beach area (4)
Dining (1)
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Mesao Frio with
any amenities


Free Parking Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa de Canilhas is a traditional Portuguese Manor House, situated in Douro Valley, world-wide Patrimony, with a fantastic view over the Douro River, between the vineyards were the Porto wine is produced. A real paradise for your senses. Check for yourself!! ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Casa de Canilhas staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer