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Reviewed November 11, 2018

The best part of this hotel is the views ... breathtaking especially during sunrise.
Although the furniture is not new, hotel is super clean, one of the best I have ever seen.
Hotel restaurant is amazing, plenty of parking space available.

Room tip: book a room with River Views
Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Thank Sandro Z
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Mariana_Pereira2014, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Dear Sandro,
Thank you for choosing Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA and for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. Thank you for your recommendation! We look forward to welcome you to Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Mariana Pereira - Guest Service Agent.

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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Excellent location with beautiful views and wonderful personal made our stay memorable! We enjoyed very quiet and clean hotel , well deserving 4!
The breakfast selection is wonderful , the dinner excellent as well .
We can recommend this hotel for someone, who don’t might somehow remote location as the benefits are great!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank tomsrv
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Mariana_Pereira2014, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Dear Tom,
Thank you for choosing Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA**** and for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed our breakfast, dinner and our hotel in general.
I will pass your reviews with all our team. We hope to welcome you again soon, for another memorable stay with us.
Sincerely,
Mariana Pereira - Guest Service Agent

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Reviewed October 5, 2018

With spectacular views of the Douro River, this 4-star hotel has an outdoor pool and a spa. It's surrounded by acres of vineyards and protected forests. Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA has a chic décor and stylishly designed rooms have impressive private balconies overlooking the river. The hotel was built around a central tiled farmhouse that is visible from the lobby on all levels. Restaurante Eça serves excellent regional cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

CAUTION: DON'T use Google Maps to find the Douro Palace Hotel en route from Porto, it will take you on the shortest route over tiny twisty mountain roads that are no more than donkey trails. Apple Maps will take you to and from the Douro Palace Hotel on bigger, safer, paved roads and highways.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Trailhed
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Rita S, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Trailhed,

Thank you for choosing Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA and for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us.

Thank you for your positive feedback concerning hotel's views and our Restaurant Eça.

Your satisfaction and well-being is our utmost reward and motivation. Thank you for your recommendation!

We look forward to welcome you to Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Rita Silva - Guest Service Agent.

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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Last minute reservation for a quick one night stay proved to be one of our favorite stops on our holiday. Off the beaten path, and a true oasis overlooking the Douro Valley. Wonderful rooms, facilities, staff, and food. Very romantic!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Thank Michael P
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Rita S, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Michael P,

Thank you for choosing Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA and for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us.

Thank you for your positive feedback concerning our wonderful rooms, facilities, staff and food. Your satisfaction and well-being is our utmost reward and motivation.

Thank you for your recommendation!

We look forward to welcome you to Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Rita Silva - Guest Service Agent.

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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I stayed here for 3 nights as part of a tour of Portugal and I was very impressed with the beautiful location of this hotel overlooking the Duoro river and the comfort of the accomodation. The hotel boasts its own vegetable garden, chickens and vineyard. It also has a spa and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. It is the perfect place to destress and unwind in peaceful isolation.

My room was on the second floor with a balcony overlooking the river. The room had tea and coffee making facilities and a safe. My bed was comfortable , shower was hot and there was a TV if you needed one- I didn't. I enjoyed watching the river gently meander on its way past vineyards that looked embrodered on the valley sides. I also admired the stars in the night sky I had breakfast and dinner for three nights and the food and wine was very good.

The hotel is a bit quirky since you arrive at reception on the 5th floor and then descend down the valley side to the other floors. Restaurant is on the fourth, Bar and terrace on the third and guest rooms are on floors one and two. The restaurant laid out a buffet for breakfast and dinner in something akin to a series of cupboards- you knew when the food was ready becasue the doors opened revealing a good selection of food.

If you wish to use the indoor pool and spa there is a charge but the outdoor pool is free and has a bar/cafe by it.

I found the staff to be helpful and friendly but not always as switched on as I might expect . The hotel suits a getaway holiday perfectly but I was on a tour so its isolation was actually a hindrance. It took 2.5 hours to get from Porto to the hotel and 2.5 hours to just about anywhere else through the lovely narrow winding roads of the Duoro. The road journeys provided plenty of good views but it was hard work getting any where. I skipped a day of the tour to stay at the hotel and enjoy its peaceful location and have a swim. It was well worth missing the tour to enjoy the sheer tranquillity of the surroundings. There was only one local walk down to the river and railway station but it was worth doing as long as you can cope with the heat and the hills.

I definitely enjoyed my stay at the Duoro Palace and would happily come back for a relaxing week of swimming, spa treatments and reading.

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Aussie135
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Rita S, Gestor de Relações com o Cliente at Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Dear Aussie135,

Thank you for choosing Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA and for taking the time to tell us about your stay with us.

We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us. We are also glad to know that you enjoyed our location, our room comfort and facilities. Thank you for your recommendation!

We look forward to welcome you to Douro Palace Hotel Resort & SPA in the near future.

Yours sincerely,

Rita Silva - Guest Service Agent.

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