Once we had found the hotel which was a bit difficult using our British satnav we were pleasantly surprised as to how lovely it was. As we arrived a wedding reception was taking place and the hotel and its gardens were ideal for this type of event. Our room was great, being on the top floor ideal for sunbathing and extremely comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful and we made full use of the outdoor & indoor(heated) swimming pools together with the Jacuzzi, sauna & Turkish bath. Breakfast was good. We found a wonderful restaurant nearby called Quinta da Lama in nearby Caminho da Rue (2.5km) We can't wait to visit both soon.
Brave Pete from Bath
Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is in the same area as Igreja de Sao Goncalo, Ponte de Sao Goncalo, and Amadeo …More
Previous reviewers have probably covered everything, so I'll just add some things that comes to my mind. We were upgraded to a wonderful room, the service is amazing and very friendly, the hotel with the michelin star restaurant, big pool area, great terrace, wonderful small rooms and libraries, the entire castle-like building at the river - amazing! There was a big festival when we arrived, so I called the hotel and said I am not allowed to drive to the hotel (roads closed) - so they offered to meet us wherever we park, get us and the luggage to the hotel - and drive our car to the hotel when possible! And if you went to, say, France to a hotel like this you would probably be spending 5x compares to Casa de Calcada. We actually liked it so much that after we visited the Douro area we came back to this hotel!
HeGe from Finland
LOCATED IN THE HISTORIC HEART OF THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF AMARANTE-OVERLOOKING THE RIVER TAMEGA- THE XVI CENTURY NOBLE HOUSE- …More
A beautiful oasis in the hills of Douro. Three acres of gardens, outdoor pool, even a disused chapel with all the fittings intact. A perfect place to unwind.
The hosts, Catherine and Tony, speak French and Portuguese only; my partner and I speak only English. Despite the language barrier we had a great time and they were the perfect hosts, treating us almost as family.
Generous, big-hearted people. We look forward to visiting again; next time with at least the rudiments of French.
Steve from London, United Kingdom
On a property of 3 hectares fully restored in 2000 that Catherine and Tony will be happy to welcome you. A Quinta de Ribas …More