Name: Hotel Minho
Situated in Alto Minho in Northern Portugal, on the border with the Spanish region of Galicia, this architecturally striking hotel offers comfort, relaxation and an outstanding luxury spa. The hotel is just over 1 hour from Porto and 3 hours from Lisbon. In the surrounding area, the village of Vila Nova de Cerveira is a fascinating travel destination with plenty of cultural activities and historic buildings to enjoy, while those who prefer to get a little more active will be spoilt for choice, with trekking, ecotrails and kayaking all available in the area. Set against the beautiful backdrop of lush green mountains and the Minho river, this is the perfect spot to recharge your batteries!
The beautifully clean, minimalist and contemporary design of this hotel really defines its character. Set a little off the beaten track, it’s a quiet, peaceful retreat where elegance and simplicity are the order of the day, both in the look of the place and in the way guests are received and made welcome by the friendly and attentive staff.
Hotel Minho has 60 rooms – 42 with twin beds, 15 with double beds and 3 family rooms which contain an extra bed. There are also 5 suites which are perfect for families with 2 to 3 children. The clean, contemporary style of the hotel is carried through to the décor of the rooms, all of which are air-conditioned and have free Wi-Fi, LCD TV with cable and satellite channels, minibar, hairdryer and 100% cotton towels. The suites are separate from the main hotel and built over two floors, with living area and kitchenette on the ground floor and bedrooms upstairs. The décor of each suite has its own unique character, with each one being inspired by a different artist. Room Tip – Depending on what’s more important to you, third floor rooms are more spacious and boast large balconies, but ground floor rooms offer direct access to the pool.
Restaurant and Bar
Situated next to the main hotel, restaurant Braseirão do Minho offers an authentic taste of local dishes, serving traditional regional food at lunch (12.00 till 15.00) and dinner (19.30 till 22.00). Breakfast is served in the hotel’s stunning glass breakfast room every morning from 7.30 till 10.30 and also offers an array of local produce, including freshly baked bread, preserves and cakes. Impeccably designed, the wine bar is not to be missed, so make sure you drop in to sample some vinho verde – young wine local to this region of Portugal.
Pool and Activities
As well as an indoor and outdoor pool, Hotel Minho boasts a stunning, first-rate spa including Turkish baths, sauna, Vichy shower and treatment rooms with beautiful countryside views. A wealth of treatments are on offer, featuring Vinoble Cosmetics, an all natural brand based on the healing properties of wine and honey. The signature honey massage combines eastern and western techniques and is the perfect way to unwind.
It cannot be stressed enough that the spa at Hotel Minho is out of this world! Even if it’s not the main reason for your visit, it would be a shame to come to this hotel and not experience it.
Ideally located for exploring some of Portugal’s most beautiful countryside, this aesthetically pleasing hotel is guaranteed to leave you feeling perfectly relaxed.
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