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Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Lugar de Carrapatelo - Santa Cruz Do Douro, Santa Cruz do Douro 4640-423, Portugal
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madrid, Spain
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It is a great hotel in an amazing location as Douro Valley is, with very beautiful views of the river and vineyard from the perfect rooms. I have to stand out the design of the hotel, quite impressive in the middle of the valley. The staff is very attentive and the facilities are very good, as spa, pool, garden, etc.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
17 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent hotel - modern, low visual impact, helpful staff and great views over the river douro. Food was very good, and our spa treatments were wonderful. Our room had good views over the river from the room, and especially from the private terrace outside. Only downside is that it is quite hard to get there - local roads are not... More

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Porto
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The Hotel has a quiet environment, perfect for a get away weekend. Decoration is minimalist but lovely and fits the Douro environment really well. It is possible to walk around the hotel and enjoy the lovely view. The staff was very helpful and nice overall, but some of them poorly trained. Unfortunately none of the spa facilities was free of... More

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Beautiful scenery, wonderful locations, just 1.5-2 hours driving from Porto on the hill of low mountains. Rooms wide and well furnished, staff service attentive and qualified, breakfast high quality, WiFi - good. One of the best places for a week relaxation not far from Porto. Highly recommend.

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Göteborg Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Very nice service and nice overall standard of the facilities. Had a wonderful view from the bed. SPA treatment (massage) was ok. Amazing pool. We came with the train (lovely ride by the river - recommended!) and the staff came to pick us up with a car! Restaurant food was not good - we tried it twice.

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Toronto
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is absolutely the worst stay I've ever had at a hotel. This was the last part of our Honeymoon in Portugal and it was nightmare. First of all we had a horrible time finding this hotel. We had rented a car (the ONLY way to get there) and got lost a few times. If you're not from the area,... More

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Amarante, Portugal
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30 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent some days in this hotel, during the summer. The hotel is pleasant our room had a beautiful view, for the Douro Valley, and the swimming pool, even though small for the number of guests, was ok. The hotel is clean and well maintained and the staff, in general, was nice... Except the restaurante man who was the head... More

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

An excellent location to escape from the hustle and bustle of life. The views of the Douro Valley are fantastic, and the facilities in the hotel enable you to enjoy peace and tranquility. The Spa facilties and restaurant are first class and add to the experience. A car is vital if you are staying at the hotel as it's in... More

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Leca da Palmeira, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed a weekend in this hotel and we loved every second. We started with massages, sauna and Turkish bath in the SPA. After when we arrived the room we had a bottle of wine and fruits. The dinner was in the restaurant and after we listen to live piano music in the hotel bar. The night finished in a... More

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had clean rooms and it looked quite modern compare to other hotels in European hotels. I found that the price was perfect not too high for the rooms. The only thing that was negative about our stay was the mattress. I didn’t have problems but my partner said the mattress were too hard not comfortable.

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Address: Lugar de Carrapatelo - Santa Cruz Do Douro, Santa Cruz do Douro 4640-423, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Santa Cruz do Douro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
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