Casa da Calçada Relais & Châteaux
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes continental breakfast
- Riverside retreat set on lush grounds in the historic town of Amarente
- The hotel produces vinho verde wine at its own vineyard, a 15-minute drive away
What To Know
- Set in a 16th-century manor house
- The property can arrange a tour and tasting at its own vineyard
- The outdoor pool is open from June 1 to September 15
- The property is about a 40-minute drive from Porto
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In a 16th-century manor on the banks of the Tamega River, Casa da Calcada is a country retreat between Porto and the Douro Valley. Set on lush grounds, the 30-room property has a grand mustard-yellow façade and interiors that combine antiques, classic furnishings and gold-framed oil paintings. The family-owned hotel produces its own wine, including Portugal’s signature vinho verde, which is served at the restaurant alongside Mediterranean dishes. (Private dining is also available.) The elegant guestrooms have a country house feel, but they all feature contemporary bathrooms and most overlook the gardens. Hit the outdoor pool in the summer months or join a tasting tour of the hotel’s vineyard, a 15-minute drive away.
In the Area
Head to Amarente‘s stunning Igreja de Sao Goncalo, a monastery with Renaissance features and panoramas of the Tamega River, which flows through the town. Stroll along to Ponte de Sao Gonçalo, an 18th-century bridge with stunning views toward the distant rapids. After a day of exploring, enjoy a feast at Largo do Paco, a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves contemporary Portuguese cuisine. Farther afield, the vibrant city of Porto is less than an hour’s drive away.
How to Get There
We spent an Amazing night in this heavenly palace. The room was amazing and was overlooking the cathedral and the historic bridge. The restaurant is a one star awarded Michelin Guide restaurant. Dinner was exquisite. We will definitely come again.
Stayed in Casa da Calcada for 3 nights (minimum booking requirement). Had simply an amazing stay. The hotel and room were extremely charming with a traditional lodge feel. Our room was large, had all necessary amenities and offered a nice view on the river. Loved the overall setting, with the swimming pool in the beautiful garden and wineries that offered a view on the town. Service was also remarkable and personal. Staff was helpful throughout our stay assisting us when we checked-in in the middle of the night or helping us with sightseeing arrangements. Breakfast was also of very high quality. Loved our stay there!
When you look at the hotel (former palace), you assume the whole building’s part of the hotel but the front, with the interesting views, belongs to a residential condominium.
No rooms with nice views...
The general decoration’s very “loud” and pretentious.
The room was tiny and dark with a very dated bathroom. Old dingy tub with a precarious glass divider.
The toiletries were the same we had in a lower class hotel...
The internet signal was good. The pool area’s very pleasant.
One of the restaurants we dinned, menu by a 1 star Michelin chef, the food was unimaginative and bland.
Very pricey wine list. Breakfast buffet’s good.
A 5 star hotel with a 4 star service...