This really is somewhere special. You'll start to sense this as you drive through the splendid entrance to the front of the hotel and everything inside lives up to the promise that the entrance suggests. Attentive, helpful reception staff and attractively furnished public areas. There's a fine terrace overlooking the river, good for afternoon tea or evening drinks. The hotel backs onto a steep hill so that the swimming pool is set in a garden to the rear of the hotel and accessed from the back of the fourth floor! Above the garden and further back is the vineyard which produces the grapes for the hotel's own label 'green' (=whjite) wine.
We had a very fine suite overlooking the river. Very comfortable bed.
the buffet style breakfast is good.
We used the hotel as a base to explore the local area: Douro valley, the wonderful Alvao national park and the town of Amarante itself.
No hesitation in recommending this hotel.
One practical hint: you may find that your sat nav doesn't recognise 'Largo do Paco'. Try Av. General Silveira (don't use the English spelling for Avenue). This get you direct to the hotel avoiding very narrow streets. At the end of Av General Silveira the hotel is on your right but you will have to look behind you to see it.
fulfils the promise of the outWe stayed at the Casa da Calcada in mid-May and were blessed with such fine weather that the hotel filled the swimming pool ahead of time so we could enjoy a bracing
- 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