We stayed for 4 nights last weekend through the Fleetway offer, and thought it was very good value. Without the offer, its more likely we would have stayed in Oporto.
I would agree with many of the previous reviews on TA. This hotel is tastefully done, and in a nice position in the town.
Our sat nav did find the rear parking entrance without any problem, but I can understand why other guests have experienced difficulty.
Upon arrival in the late afternoon, I was unable to get any service at the hotel bar, which was disappointing. There was a wedding going on. But we walked just outside the hotel, and there were a number of bars nearby in the town. Very pleasant in the sun.
We had a couple of sunny days during our stay, and then the weather turned. We were unable to turn the room air-conditioning down below about 24 degrees, and that's a bit too hot for us at night. Also, we asked for our 2 single beds to be made up to a double, but had no luck. Unfortunately we didn't sleep particularly well.
We ate in the restaurant 3 nights, and thought the food was excellent. Loved the tuna in a field of beetroot ! The quality and the service was very good each time we visited.
If you have a car, a trip to the Douro Valley is a must - stunning scenery. The hotel recommended us to Pacheca, which we enjoyed very much. We also visited Guimaraes which is a medieval pedestrian town, which was great. The road to Oporto is dual carriageway, so its easy to reach there as well.
We had a lovely weekend overall, and really liked the area. Would love to return and explore more.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The lemon yellow façades of the Casa da Calçada are a clue to the sunny stay that awaits you at this hotel. Situated at the heart of the town of Amarante, between the bustle of Porto and the sun‑dappled countryside of the Douro Valley (both less than 40 minutes away), this hotel with its golden interiors is a favourite with those who love beauty, golfers (there is a splendid 18-hole course nearby) and fans of great food and wines. The Largo do Paco Restaurant, awarded with the famous 1* Michelin Restaurant, is waiting for you to show you the high Portuguese gatronomy. The proposed visit to the region’s best wine “quintas” will ensure that you never forget the differences between Tawny, Ruby, White or Vintage Port. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Da Calcada Amarante
- Casa Da Calcada Hotel Amarante