Soul Escape: Casa do Rio, Portugal
If you want to run away from the cold this winter, here is a perfect destination for you in Portugal.
Casa do Rio is a boutique hotel based on top of a six-hectare vineyard. The bedrooms overlook the Douro valley in the north of Portugal. A breathtaking place, where the vines planted in terraces are crossed by an azure-blue river. This six-room wooden structured hotel was designed by Francisco Vieira de Campos. The two stone pillars, that support the hotel, create the sensation of being suspended in the air.
Building on the blueprint, the Porto based designer cherished retro furniture, with Seventies inspired leather sofas, Queen size beds surrounded by oak blocks and tables made with bamboo.
The design of the hotel reflects the ecological considerations of its owners. The in-house chef prepares meals using local ingredients, including vegetables from the hotel garden.
Beside enjoying the quietness of the place you can relax in the infinity pool that overlooks the river, enjoy wine tastings, help with the harvest or take a simple boat ride. If you go there we hope you’ll enjoy the place as much as we did last week end.
Casa do Rio, Quinta do Orgal, 5150-145 Castelo Melhor, Portugal
Telephone 35.1 279 764 339 – Rates From €190
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