Casa das Torres de Oliveira

One of the most magical moments in Portugal was staying at Casa das Torres de Oliveira. A manor home, dating back to the 15th Century, this gorgeous hotel is located in Mesão frio, in the heart of the Douro Valley. We only spent one night at Casa das Torres de Oliveira, and it was much too short. If I have one regret on my trip to Portugal, I wished we stayed longer here, to soak in the Douro Valley sun, while drinking more wine. You can book this Douro Valley hotel here.

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I wore this Ann Taylor pink linen dress to capture the old-world charm of the location of the hotel. I paired the pink linen dress with a straw hat from H&M (also worn here), mules from Vince Camuto and a round straw bag I bought at a shop in Porto (found an exact copy from Nordstrom here).

The grounds were a gorgeous location, lined with roses, hydrangea bushes and rows of vines. This romantic dress, featuring bow details on the shoulder complimented the atmosphere.

Casa das Torres de Oliveira hotel review

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Casa das Torres de Oliveira is about a 1 hour, 20 minute drive from Porto. The drive starts along the highway, and then it goes up, and up and up. Make sure you are a confident driver and not a novice! You will be exploring some jaw-dropping cliffs and vistas as you snake your way up and around the Douro Valley. Casa das Torres de Oliveira is located in Mesão frio, which is a small village. There aren’t many large stores or amenities around, but I personally adored the country atmosphere. Regua is a much larger city with many restaurants, grocery stores and amenities, a mere 15 minute drive from the hotel.

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The views at Casa das Torres de Oliveira were stunning. While you can’t see the Douro River below, the hotel was situated very high up with majestic vistas of the vineyards below. We awoke to sounds of church bells on Sunday morning, and could hear roosters crowing as we took pictures around the hotel.

In the evening, the sunset was absolutely gorgeous, and we had the most memorable night, drinking a bottle of Casa das Torres de Oliveira’s wine, Consensual Reserva 2015. We ended up taking two more bottles home! If you stay at Casa das Torres de Oliveira, it’s definitely worth sampling their own wine! While the region is most known for sweet Ports, I prefer more fruity, full-bodied reds.

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The rooms at the hotel were spacious, and I really enjoyed the rustic, traditional decor. The beds were extremely comfortable (a relief after being in an Air BnB), and I adored the gold mirrors adorning the walls… a decor idea I’m stealing for my own cottage! It was a very relaxing room.

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The grounds of the hotel are very beautiful. Inside the manor, there are living rooms set up of the old family. It was incredibly charming, and I liked seeing maps and photographs of the area. A small continental breakfast was also included. It was really nice to have tea and Nespresso coffee! While I don’t typically eat breakfast, it was a nice feature for this bed and breakfast in the Douro Valley.

One of my favourite parts about Casa das Torres de Oliveira was the stunning, newly-renovated pool. With a view of the gorgeous manor behind, and spectacular scenery of the Douro Valley, it was easy to stay too long by the pool… I still have the sunburn to prove it!

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Our stay at Casa das Torres de Oliveira was one of my most memorable visits. I would die to go back in a heartbeat. The hotel was an incredible value, that offered luxury accommodation, in a gorgeous location for a complete steal. Don’t hesitate to book this hotel!



  1. Nailah
    July 14, 2018 / 4:33 pm

    I’m heading to Lisbon towards the end of the year. I may have to look at extending my stay and checking out this gorgeous hotel. It looks so beautiful!

  2. The Beauty Flicks
    July 17, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Nice article. You elaborate everything very nicely. Pictures are also amazing.

  3. July 17, 2018 / 10:20 am

    What a stunning location! I think this is just so beautiful and somewhere I would love to check out! Also, your outfit is too cute!

  4. Mary Crowther
    July 17, 2018 / 2:05 pm

    I love this beautiful location! The views are magnificent and the hotel is gorgeous.

  5. Kaylyn Crane
    July 17, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I love to travel, and I LOVE that dress. I wish I could pull off wearing it, haha. I haven’t made it as far overseas as Portugal yet, but it is definitely on my dream list.

  6. Emma Riley
    July 18, 2018 / 1:04 am

    I haven’t been to Portugal but with this post you’ve given us a very good glimpse of what can be done there. Especially this hotel, it looks awesome and the architecture is very detail.

  7. DelhiFunDos
    July 18, 2018 / 5:05 am

    That’s a great combination of text and photos. All ingredients of a great blog post.

  8. July 18, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Such a beautiful place to visit! I can’t wait to visit Portugal, and Casa Das Torres De Oliveira has been added to my list!

  9. July 18, 2018 / 1:37 pm

    Your outfit is so pretty! loving the straw bag and the shoes! also that view… OMG! Gorgeous!

  10. Elisabeth
    July 18, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Oh, I can’t wait to visit Portugal. That’s a great post, and thanks to your pictures and the colors of this place…I’ve just added a new place to my bucket list! 😉

  11. Virgilio Gozum
    July 19, 2018 / 11:41 am

    The outfit is really pretty and the pictures do this place justice! I really wanna visit

  12. Deb
    July 20, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    Babe!! Love love love your dess,the bag, the dresses everything! Such an amazinng location too 🙂

  13. Sammi Wyett
    July 21, 2018 / 7:42 am

    What gorgeous dresses! And a gorgeous background!

  14. Casey
    July 21, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    Wow, this place is absolutely amazing. You looking stunning too, are you a model? This set of photos look so much like a high fashion magazine…

  15. July 22, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    Wow!!! This place looks simply amazing!! I could go for some serious detox here!

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