North / December 29, 2019. By Paulo Tavares
Travelling to the Douro Valley? It’s a beautiful part of the world and a great place to learn about the best Douro wine.
Now that you know you are going it’s time to find your top pick of Douro Valley hotels.
In this where to stay in Douro Valley article we will help you find the best Douro Valley accommodation for your needs and budget. So whether you are looking for Douro Valley luxury hotels, wine hotels in Douro or budget accommodation we’ve got you covered.
Douro is a great place to visit not only for the amazing scenery, but also lovely towns, museums and ancient ruins.The in-town accommodation is very handy if you are using public transport. If travelling by car you can stay in the countryside and take full advantage of the beautiful landscape.
Peso da Régua or simply Régua as it is called by locals, is the region’s largest riverside town. Set in the surrounding countryside are some of the best quintas in Douro, country estates producing port. Régua makes for a convenient base for your Douro Valley wine tour, a Douro river cruise, or a scenic Douro Valley train ride.
Located in town close to the railway station on the banks of the river making it ideal for a Douro Valley boat tour. There are 67 bedrooms and 10 suites with A/c, free wifi and satillite TV. There is an outdoor pool and restaurant serving traditional Portuguese food. Look for a room facing the river for wonderful views from the balcony.
Quinta do Vallado, built in 1716, is one of the oldest and best quintas in the Douro Valley. It is located about 10 minutes away by car from the town of Régua. This wine hotel offers 5 rooms in an original 18th century manor house and a further 8 in the contemporary schist-clad hotel next door. The rooms in the manor house are furnished according to their 18th century surroundings with lots of antiques. The 8 rooms in the new hotel are more minimalistic. Beautiful gardens, an outdoor pool and sun terrace surround the hotel.
Opposite Régua with stunning views over the river and Douro Valley vineyards. Within walking distance of Régua (about a 30 minute walk). The 38 rooms are spread over five floors. There are large indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a luxurious spa.
Housed in a beautifully renovated building in a central location in Peso de Régua just 400m from the Douro Museum and a few meters from the river bank. This boutique hotel in the Douro Valley is a perfect base for your Douro tours. The 18 bedrooms have A/c, free wifi and bathroom ensuite.
At the Império Hotel you won’t have to sacrifice location and comfort if travelling on a budget. The hotel is just across the road from the train station in a very central location. The 33 rooms offer A/c, private bathrooms and free wifi.
Perfect location in the centre of town the decor is modern and bright. Accommodation is provived in double and triple rooms, all offer A/c, a private bathroom, and free wifi. There is a restaurant, lounge and wine bar and also a shared kitchen if you’d like to prepare your own food.
Located in Régua 400m from the Douro museum and a few metres from the riverbank. This apartment has one bedroom with a double bed and a sofa bed in the living area. There is a fully equipped kitchenettte and separate bathroom with shower. This apartment offers A/c, satillite TV, and river views.
Located 2.2 km from Régua and run by the friendly Senhor Carlos Tomás and his wife. The bedrooms offer TV and private bathroom.
Pinhão is located in the heart of the Douro about 27 km from Régua, in the upper Douro Valley. This small town is attractively set by a broad stretch of the river and is a perfect place to stay if you are visiting the Douro Valley wine region. The wonderful Porto to Douro Valley train – one of the country’s most spectacular routes passes through Pinhão Douro.
This 18th century wine lodge was part of the port makers, Taylor’s estate. They converted it into one of the best Douro luxury hotels. All rooms have balconies providing breathtaking views over the Douro River and surrounding vineyards. There is a beautiful swimming pool beside the river and a wine shop specialising in the best of the region. It is one of our favourite places to stay in Douro for views, and one of the best breakfasts we’ve ever had!
This family run budget hotel is conveniently located just opposite the train station. The 14 rooms are basic and bright with A/c, private bathroom, and free wifi. Front rooms have a balcony with views of the river and vineyards.
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Provesende is an unspoilt village high in the Alto Douro wine region approminately 11 km north of Pinhão. The surrounding countryside has some of the best views of the region.
Provesende’s most notable attraction is the 17th century manor house – Morgadio da Calçada. The rich history inside includes the original coloured ceilings and lots of antiques. Accommodation is provided in 8 rooms renovated in outhouses and stables. Bedrooms are furnished simply using local materials of slate and schist, but offer all the modern comforts. Enjoy a walk in the shaded gardens or relax by the outdoor pool. You can visit their old wine cellars and taste their highly acclaimed wine and port which come the hotel’s own vines produced in partnership with Dick Van Niepoort one of Douro’s best winemakers.
A charming old house converted into a guesthouse and located in the village of Provesende. All rooms are spacious with private bathroom and TV. There is a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool and garden.
We have hand picked these accommodation suggestions for you and hope you have found them useful, if you have any questions get in touch in the comment section below.