The 9 Best Boutique and Wine Hotels in the Douro

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April 20, 2024
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The 9 Best Boutique and Wine Hotels in the Douro

Nestled in the verdant terraces of Northern Portugal, the Douro Valley offers a unique retreat for both wine lovers and those seeking a serene escape into nature. Below, we’v featured a selection of the Best Boutique and Wine Hotels in the Douro—those we’ve personally visited and love, plus those on our radar.

Meander through picturesque routes and gaze upon stunning landscapes. Taste world-class wines, explore centuries-old 'quintas' (wine estates), and cap off your days with tranquil boat rides along the meandering river. Our curated list includes a wine hotel nestled within the Douro's first estate, a charming boutique guesthouse with stunning valley views, and a rural farmhouse offering an authentic slice of local life.

Looking for the best boutique and wine hotels in the Douro Valley? Scroll down for our top picks.

Casa do Rio Wine Hotel
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Casa do Rio Wine Hotel

Casa do Rio, one of the best boutique hotels in Portugal and the sister hotel of Quinta do Vallado, is an impeccably designed eight-suite hotel with Scandinavian-style decor and a a stunning infinity pool with breathtaking views of the Douro River valley. Surrounded by organic vineyards and wildflowers, it's located in Vila Nova de Foz Coa, deep in the beautiful Douro wine region. We recommend a minimum two-night stay to fully appreciate the beauty of this remote location.

Casa do Rio is a boutique hotel in the Douro with beautiful vineyards, stylish Scandinavian decor and a dreamy infinity pool.

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Quinta do Vallado
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Quinta do Vallado

Quinta do Vallado, established in 1716, is a boutique wine hotel in the stunning Douro Valley. It is one of Portugal's oldest and most famous Quinta wine estates. The original 18th-century manor house houses five charming rooms, while the new wing offers an additional eight rooms, some with balconies that overlook the stunning vineyards. The living room and restaurant boast impeccable Scandinavian-style decor. The picturesque garden features a lovely sun terrace with an outdoor pool.

Quinta do Vallado is a beautiful boutique hotel in one of the oldest and most famous wine estates in Douro Valley.

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Six Senses Douro Valley
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Six Senses Douro Valley

Five-star Six Senses Douro Valley hotel is set in eight hectares of woodland in Portugal's Douro Valley. Its beautifully renovated 19th-century manor house offers guests 41 guest bedrooms, nine suites, seven villas, a spectacular breakfast, an excellent spa with an indoor pool, an outdoor infinity pool, top-notch wine tastings and workshops. The region's Unesco-heritage-listed Douro Valley was perfect for Six Senses' first European venture.

Six Senses Douro Valley is a five-star spa hotel nestled in a 19th-century manor house overlooking the vine-covered hills of the Douro Valley.

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Quinta da Côrte
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Quinta da Côrte

Quinta da Côrte is a boutique hotel in the Douro offering eight carefully designed rooms, including four in the Casa and four in the surrounding buildings, all offering views of the pretty valley. The rooms are adorned with embroidered metis bed linen, designer rugs, and walls hung with paintings, lithographs and pastels, while the bathrooms are entirely lined with delicately-toned Portuguese artisanal earthenware tiles. There's a seasonal outdoor pool and an onsite restaurant.

Quinta da Côrte is an eight-bedroom boutique hotel set in a gorgeous wine estate that combines tradition, modernity and luxury with simplicity.

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Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta
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Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta

Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta is a restored 18th-century Douro farm turned into a gorgeous boutique wine hotel with 29 rooms. The houses have been restored to maintain their original structure, with a mix of traditional and modern architecture. The seasonal infinity pool boasts stunning views. The hotel's restaurant offers sustainable, local ingredients, and guests can enjoy walking circuits, wine tastings, and nature observation.

Ventozelo Hotel & Quinta is an authentic Douro farm given a new lease on life as a 29-bedroom boutique wine hotel, surrounded by incredible scenery.

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Quinta Nova Winery House
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Quinta Nova Winery House

Quinta Nova Winery House, the first wine estate in the Douro to open wine tourism facilities, is set in a gorgeous traditional manor house. The estate offers 11 elegantly appointed rooms with picturesque vineyards and Douro River views. There's a swimming pool, a restaurant and a wine bar where you can savour the estate's exquisite wines. 

Situated on 120 beautiful hectares of vineyards, Quinta Nova Winery House was the first hotel in the Douro to offer wine tourism facilities.

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Quinta de S.Bernardo
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Quinta de S.Bernardo

Quinta de São Bernardo is a boutique farmhouse hotel in the Douro with a rich history dating back to 1912 when it served as a family farmhouse. There are seven rooms, two villas with a small private pool, a farm-to-table restaurant with an organic garden, an infinity pool overlooking the Douro River, and a winery. All the rooms feature luxury amenities; some have private terraces, river views, and vintage clawfoot bathtubs.

Quinta de S.Bernardo is a gorgeous winery and farmhouse in the Douro, offering luxury suites and villas with private pools.

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Monverde
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Monverde

Set in an idyllic green landscape among the fertile agricultural lands of Portugal's Minho region, Monverde - Wine Experience Hotel offers an eco-friendly retreat surrounded by vineyards. It has a spa, vinotherapy treatments, indoor/outdoor pools, modern rooms, and suites with private pools and fireplaces.

Monverde is a boutique wine hotel set in an idyllic green landscape among the fertile agricultural lands of Portugal’s Minho region.

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The Pinta Guest House
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The Pinta Guest House

The Pinta Guest House in Douro Valley features beautifully decorated en-suite rooms with touches of vibrant colours, joyful patterns, balconies, and mountain views. Explore the region with this stylish yet budget-friendly guest house in Armamar.

The Pinta Guest House is a seven-bedroom guesthouse in Armamar in the Douro Valley, with cosy rooms, joyful decor, a terrace and picturesque views.

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So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Boutique Hotels in the Douro right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

If you are exploring other areas you might also want to check out The Best Hotels in Portugal.

Here's hoping you create new memories here in Portugal. Tag us on Instagram (we would love it if you do!) and let us know how it goes. 🤗

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Obrigada,
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Joana and Sofia

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