A five-star luxury hotel opened in 2007 – The Aquapura Douro Valley is located in the town of Lamego in the Douro Valley in northern Portugal. The hotel offers exceptional service, a variety of amenities and facilities befitting a five-star establishment. Spacious and luxuriously furnished rooms, large suites and villas are ideal for couples for a secluded romantic holiday or for families to explore regions rich culture, traditions, and wonderful cuisine. Classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Douro holds the title as the world’s first officially established wine region, an honor bestowed by the Marquis of Pombal in 1756.
The Aquapura’s expansive rooms are categorized as Valley, Spa, and River. Each category gives panoramic views of different parts of the scenery or hotel – Valley rooms have views of the vineyards, Spa rooms – most relaxed rooms of the hotel have direct access to the spa and River rooms gets beautiful views of the river. All rooms feature spacious bathrooms, panoramic windows, sofas and terrace views from some rooms.
Three categories of suites available – Aquapura, Panorama, and Presidential. Different layouts offer different views of the river and vineyards. All suites feature spacious bedrooms and sitting rooms and are furnished with King beds and a choice between Queen and Twin beds. The Presidential Suite is the most luxurious of the hotel and a fitting rate of $1,500 per night is charged. The Presidential suite cover 1776 sq ft on the 4th floor in an exclusive wing of the hotel. It features two bedrooms, two living rooms, a dining room, a balcony and 3 bathrooms.
The villas also come in three categories – one, two and three bedrooms. There is also the option to select from one, two or three floors. All villas are located amongst vineyards with beautiful panoramic views. They provide total privacy and comfortable atmosphere. All villas feature fully equipped AEG kitchens and, bathtub and shower.
All units are furnished with King and Queen beds and equipped with LCD TV’s, mini bar, safe, IP Cisco phones and air conditioning. Pillow menus are also available for all. Other amenities include a spa, 2 restaurants, a bar and a pool bar, wine room, library, heated swimming pool outside, gym, tennis court and a meeting lounge. The hotel set in 8 hectares of land is surrounded by 5 hectares of forest.
Outside of hotel’s luxurious comforts, there are boat trips to enjoy along the Douro river, train trips to take in breathtaking views, wine tasting tours and many a museums and palaces to visit. So dive in and visit Portugal’s beautiful Douro hotel and region.
Source: The Aquapura Douro Valley