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Casa da Calçada Relais & Châteaux

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We upgraded to a superior room with balcony and, without seeing the original room, we were certainly glad we did. The views over the town were beautiful and the room itself spacious and elegant. The staff were particularly good and friendly at this hotel and everything was very very efficient. The pool area and gardens were a joy and we had the pool to ourselves for most of a hot early September afternoon. Sadly this was another case of hotels with terrible wifi. It is 2017 and there is no excuse for not addressing this issue any more, especially in a town with good network coverage. Food wise, we had a snack at the pool which was very good but somewhat pricey (2 ham+cheese toasties + 3 beers + 3 soft drinks = €45. Breakfast was really excellent. I will review dinner separately as the hotel's Michelin star restaurant, Largo do Paço has its own entry on TripAdvisor. O verall, if you're not concerned about wifi I would certainly recommend this charming hotel.

We found this beautiful and tasteful hotel a real treat and couldn't fault it. The welcome by the friendly staff immediately got us off to a good start. Our room was lovely and comfortable with a view across to the fine church & square on the other side of the river. Breakfast was substantial with everything you could possibly wish for. Being a short stay of 4 nights we spent much of the time reading by the pool and taking the occasional dip to cool down. It is set above the hotel and below the terraced vineyards surrounded by an exceptionally attractive garden and with minimal chlorine. Amarante itself is pleasant to wander around and not at all touristy. We'd love to come again.

This place is beautiful and the team at Casa da Calçada went out of their way to make our event truly unique. I cannot thank Mr. Adácio Ribeiro, Mrs. Eugénia and their team enough for the truly fabulous service me and my guests received. The food was top notch too and the restaurant definitely deserves all the recognition it has! I will come back again and again!

We stayed for the weekend on the Presidential Suite. The space was huge. Certainly one of the biggest suites I have stayed in. The balcony had a privileged view over the S. Gonçalo church and there were musical performances taking place. The breakfast is great and the staff is friendly. Truly a 5 star location that is worthy of that title. I didn't have the opportunity to visit the Michelin star awarded restaurant but I am sure I will come back for that.

We booked this hotel as it is a member of the esteemed Relaix & Chateaux. This was nice, but not on par with the other hotels we have stayed at in that association. The rooms were very large with a walk in closet and big updated bathroom. The beds were comfortable and the rooms were quite despite noise outside. The pool area is nice. Breakfast had a variety of options and the restaurant excellent. My favorite thing was the view of the ancient Amarante. Our room looked out on the river and churches. The town was hopping until 2 am on the weeknights we stayed there. The hotel decor is dated and could use an update. The mix of old building and decor that is a mix of modern and historic is on display at many wineries and hotels in Portugal. There is no concierge and the staff is helpful, but we found they did not have knowledge on areas they should and gave us wrong information on some basic things like boat options on the Duoro. That lack of information caused us to waste a decent amount of time doing research on our own or missing out on things given erroneous info.

Stayed here first week of august for 6 nights with friends to sight see and play golf. Hotel room was very large with twin beds a large sofa, separate dressing room and large bathroom. From the minute we arrived when we we greeted as we got of the car and luggage taken to room, car was taken and parked and a glass of bubbly as we checked in. Breakfast was excellent with a large choice, we asked to sit out on the terrace and the staff soon set us up a table. Waiting staff were very good and friendly. Rooms were very clean and very comfortable and air conditioned. The small town has some good tapas type restaurants, small and family run. I would 100% recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere upmarket to stay. The golf course, again very friendly welcome from the pro. If playing I would recommend to use a buggy as very hilly, with some good views.

We stayed here as it was closer to the duoro valley for a wine tour. In the old town with a beautiful view of the church and river. Hotel was beautiful with lovely features and lots of staff. Bar service attentive. Room was beautiful with all necessary requirements except tea and coffee making (fairly standard in hotels of this class). Used rapid laundry press service, which was good. Michelin starred restaurant was brilliant imaginative food the wine matches ok but a little disappointing. The massage service was good. Breakfast was a good selection, but really badly designed so you couldn't hold your plate and the lids of the servery items and there was no where to put your place down. Fed back to he hotel and a prompt response to look into this to improve. Lovely stay close but not quite 5 star for me

We are staying at this superb little hotel in the centre of Amarante. It is charming, quirky and friendly. It has a wonderful atmosphere and is just lovely to look at. The food is excellent, staff helpful and attentive. I would recommend it as a great place to stay.

This was a break for 5 nights, to explore an area of Portugal we had not been to. The hotel was an excellent venue to stay. The bedroom was spacious and comfortable with all the facilities most travellers would require. The staff were helpful and polite. We ate in the restaurant on two nights and had superb meals. I would definitely recommend this hotel and restaurant.

A truly memorable experience! Both my girlfriend and I opted to share the "experience" menu. We asked the chef to modify it slightly for my pregnant girlfriend; by the end of the meal she was my fiance so I think he chose well! Many thanks to everyone for making the meal special. Very highly recommended!

Room options

Deluxe Room

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Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Deluxe Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2


Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

96% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 626 reviews