Beautiful property and friendly, helpful staff. While the location is beautiful, distance from the city is a real drawback if you are looking to discover Porto. We would have liked to gone into the city for dinner, for instance, but were deterred by the fact that it took us 45 mins (not the advertised 20) to get back one evening due to some accidents on the main highway. This is probably not necessarily typical but happens often enough. Also, the higher end hotel restaurant, Vila Foz, was VERY disappointing in how they handled my veggie food request (just gave me an appetizer that just did not have the depth of a main as my main course .. forgiveable in a lesser place but really not when you are expecting a fine dining experience and have forewarned them .. on the plus side, the head waiter was extremely gracious). Overall, a solid experience.