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Design & Wine Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Caminha
New York City
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“Loved it!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Wished we could have stayed longer in Caminha and at this year old, well designed hotel. It is a modern, minimalist design with some touches of the region. The rooms are all different with individual themes. We stayed in the Video Game room which is designed with the PAC Man theme. The room is ample with very comfortable bedding and a door to a faux veranda but wiew toward the front of the plaza. We were fortunate to be in Caminha on a weekday of the Medieval Fair which was lively but not too noise as probably on weekend. The bathroom has a glass wall and door partition which may not be acceptable to everyone. Breakfast was great with a nice variety and quality of breads, cheeses, meats, juices, yogurt and much more. If we are up in this area again we would definitely return to Caminha and stay at the Design & Wine hotel.

Room Tip: There is nearby parking which was free.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Porto, Portugal
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Nice dining room facing a minimalist garden, but no river view.
Menu with 5 options for starter, meat, fish and dessert.
For starter, I would recommend the shrimp, exquisitely prepared. Cod fish tartar with green pea cream was no more than reasonable
Seafood "cataplana" had a good sort of seafood, but lack of spices.
The best part of the meal was probably the dessert. As I was part of a big group, I could try a couple: pudding with ice cream, chocolate mousse with pannacotta, orange cake with lemon + orange ice cream. They were all very good, but forgettable.
Good choice of wines.
Price around 30-35€ /person with starter, main dish, dessert and wine.
Unfortunately the restaurant showed two awful characteristics: lots of time waiting for food (45 min for a starter is outrageous) and a incompetent waiter, mixing and forgetting orders, not being available (when we were the only group at the restaurant) and actually being rude to one of the guests. A restaurant at a 4-star hotel needs to select good staff to earn its stars!!
Not going back!!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

The brand new Design and Wine Hotel was a surprise to us: we stayed in the premium hi-tech room which moves 35 degrees for two nights. The mattress and linens were superb, attention to detail, spotless and enormous windows with a view which are equipped with electrical shades (two sets- room darkening + privacy set). The bathroom was oversized with a glass window which allows light and view to come through. Excellent closet space. we also had dinner in the restaurant one evening which was superb: try the pea soup with tartar of bacalhau and the 3 flavor shrimp which are both to die for. We also loved the location which is literally in the center of town. Walk out of the hotel into the Town's square which is a real treat. The staff is so attentive and generous, they can't do enough to please.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: the five "high-tech" suites offer river view and beautiful sunsets. They are also the only...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

We visited this amazing place just to sample the wine. It is right on the town square and from the outside looks like all the other older Portuguese properties but step through the door and you are in a very modern, polished interior. Their wines were lovely and the staff were super friendly and helpful. We ate with them that evening the food was very good. The chef even offered us a sample of her wonderful chutneys and suggested we try a bit of everything dessert, which was wonderful and amazing to look at.

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Property: Design & Wine Hotel
Address: Praca Conselheiro Silva Torres 8, Caminha 4910-122, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Caminha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Caminha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Design & Wine Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Design & Wine Hotel **** is a contemporary hotel which reconciles modernity with the original artwork of the 18th century manor house facade. Innovation and audacity live together with history, technology and tradition. The "Enoteca" (wine cellar) is a space where our guests can find and taste the finest Portuguese wines. Guests are invited to choose from a very complete chart of wines as well as a wide range of traditional snacks. The Design % Wine hotel offers a comprehensive range of services at the Galeria White Box - the perfect space for exhibitions, conferences and presentations. At the restaurant traditional Alto Minho dishes are reinterpreted in a modern cuisine perfect combination. ... more   less 
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