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Casa da Calcada - Luxury holidays to the Douro Valley

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Casa da Calcada is a veritable gem hidden away behind the trees and hills of the Douro Valley. As a member of the prestigious Relais and Chateaux group, the Casa da Calcada offers a unique and satisfying level of luxury, with an atmospheric dining hall, sprawling golf course, and hundred year old gardens. Guests staying at this hotel are well-placed to explore the vineyards of the valley, as well as the nearby larger cities, such as Porto.

    The journey and how you get there

    Our sample prices are based on flights into Porto, but flights are also available to Lisbon. Though further away, Lisbon may be better suited to multi-centre holidays that begin further south. The drive from the airport in Porto to the hotel takes approximately 45 minutes.

    Complimentary

    Wifi and guest parking.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights from Gatwick to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto with British Airways, and Group B car hire.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Executive Double.
    From £660 per person with accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis for 3 nights.
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1870

    Our opinion

    An ideally placed hotel in the Douro Valley, the Casa da Calcada offers luxury accommodation in Portugal like no other.

    Hotel description

    The five star Casa da Calcada in Amarante is a Relais & Chateaux property that still retains evidence of its Baroque and Neo-Classical origins. The warmth of its design has been designed to recreate the feel and ambience of a family home, where guests can return and be greeted like friends. The distinctive yellow façade contrasts the green of the vineyards and trees and the blue of the river waters around it. Inside, a very traditional feel is achieved through the plush furnishings and feature walls. Bedrooms are decorated in a thematic colour, ranging from deep purple to warm Tuscan orange, which complements the rural views from the windows. Surrounding the hotel are the lush, green one hundred year old gardens, complete with lawns and blossoming trees and flowers. Two swimming pools, one for adults and one for children, overlook the valley, river, and vineyards below, and are lined by sun loungers with parasols. Beside the pool is a small bar, which serves drinks and light snacks throughout the day, enabling you to spend long afternoons relaxing. Guests at the Casa da Calcada can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, which meanders around the trees and river, as well as a private vineyard, the wines of which can be tasted at the hotel. Tennis courts and bicycles are on-hand for active guests, and provide a new way to experience the sunshine and the fragrant landscape. In the evenings, dine in the Michelin-starred Largo do Paco Restaurant on traditional Portuguese fare in an environment that really takes you back to this remarkable building’s 16th century beginnings. Stay for a few nights at the Casa da Calcada for a rewarding and magical experience of the historic Portuguese countryside.

    Location

    On the banks of the Tamega in Amarante.

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    40 miles

    Closest airport

    Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport

    Room types

    30 rooms with air-conditioning, satellite television, telephone, minibar, and hair dryer.
    Executive Room
    Luxury Room
    Superior Luxury Room
    Executive Suite
    Presidential Suite 

    Hotel facilities and services

    Michelin-starred Restaurant, Tamega’s Bar, lounge and games room, and 2 outdoor swimming pools (one for adults, one for children), gardens, spa, bicycle path.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Tennis, golf, and cycling.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The Museum of Amadeo Souza-Cardoso, the Teixeira de Pascoaes Manor House, nature walks in the Serra do Marao, the Port and wine cellars in the Douro Valley, the Vinho Verde wine cellars, and the Ecotrail across the neighbouring countryside.

    Sports nearby

    Rafting, canoeing, golf, hiking, and walking.

    Children

    CHildren 3 years of younger stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults. Extra beds and extra breakfasts are available at an added charge.

    Minimum stays

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