This intimate, stylish hotel is the ideal place to explore the traditions, cultural heritage and architecture of Portugal's beautiful Minho region. You are surrounded by nature here overlooking vineyards and the Lima Valley. The hotel feels like a private home and has a surprising décor. You can expect a mix of genres and styles. Spend the night in one of the 15 romantically decorated suites or glamping tents. On top of that, you can sample the best wines from the region here.
Caractère clients receive a welcome drink.
This hotel is open all year round.
Check-in is possible from 3 pm to 10 pm. Please notify before 6 pm if you arrive after 10 pm. Check-out is no later than 12 noon.
Price from 269 euros.
The hotel has become an ambassador for the wines of the Minho region. In the wine atelier, you can take part in wine tastings, wine dinners or tasting dinners. You can also take a guided tour of the surrounding vineyards.
The 15 rooms and suites are tastefully decorated with a mix of modern and classic elements and details that add a luxurious feel. For instance, all four-poster beds come with bedding made of the finest Portuguese cotton and English embroidery. All rooms and suites are unique and each one of them tells its own story.
The Tent Suite Deluxe is our favourite room type.
Relax by the pool while enjoying panoramic views of the valley and Rio Lima River. Sun loungers and parasols are available around the pool.
At the spa, you will completely unwind. Carmo's Boutique features no fewer than two. You can go to The divine Spa and The Natura Spa where you will discover the benefits of aromatherapy, traditional massage therapies and baths in goat's milk. There are also many other activities available such as cycling, horse riding, carriage rides, golf, canoeing, rafting, hiking ...
Children of any age are welcome here.
Take a seat at a table on the restaurant's terrace for a view of the lush gardens.
The Portuguese restaurant offers traditional, hearty and fair dishes for the whole family. The Carmo's Boutique hotel strongly sticks to decades-old recipes. The hotel likes to honour Portugal's (grand)mothers, the 'mães' and 'avós', and makes sure to preserve these recipes and pass them on to the next generation. Here you will enjoy organic and regional cuisine. All dishes are accompanied by a very large selection of Portuguese wines, some from the hotel's own estate. Wine lovers can take part in daily tastings and workshops in the special 'Wine Atelier'. You can have breakfast, lunch or dinner in the cosy dining room, by the pool or in the wine atelier.
The hotel is in a quiet and beautiful green area in the lovely Mino region of northern Portugal, 2 km from the banks of the Lima River. Ponte de Lima is at 5 km, Viana do Castelo at 34 km, Braga at 41 km, Vila Nova de Cerveira at 43 km, Porto at 84 km and Santiago de Compostela (Spain) at 154 km. You can easily reach the hotel via the highway. Ponte de Lima is one of the most alluring towns in the Alto Minho and lies in the demarcated region of the 'vinho verde'. It is an important centre for viticulture and still holds many traces of its distant past. During the weekend, the town of Ponte de Lima comes alive, thanks to its many cosy cafés and market stalls along the river, which, with its verdant banks, is perfect for a picnic or an evening stroll. The particularly beautiful and famous Romanesque bridge, after which this ancient and picturesque town was named, is never far away. The cosy historic centre of Ponte de Lima is definitely worth a visit. Let yourself be carried away by the rich architecture in Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline, Baroque and Neoclassical styles, such as the 15th-century Paço dos Marqueses. The area is peppered with 16th- to 18th-century country houses (solares) and estates (quintas), where the doors of the granite buildings with covered galleries are adorned with coats of arms.
Porto airport is 81.4 kilometres away.
You can park your car in the car park free of charge. There are also charging points available.
Small-scale and particularly charming hotel with a beautiful location, paying attention to detail, and where the personal and friendly service, comfortable rooms and delicious cuisine will definitely charm you. It is ideal for discovering a very authentic and unspoilt corner of Portugal! Booking in advance is essential.