Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel

Beira
Hotel


In the Serra da Estrela's mountain playground of trails, lakes and rivers, a stunningly modern small hotel with fire, meals, spa and pool.

Bedroom

18 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

Snake 1,500m up a winding pass to the ‘first mountain resort in Portugal.’ The surrounding hamlet is 120 years old but the hotel is new: all clean lines, blonde wood and touches of colour in locally made felt rugs and stool covers. Everywhere there are vintage wooden skis set off by funky 50s style lamps. Chalet-style bedrooms, some with balconies, all with stunning views to river valleys, are cool and calming with spotless, state-of-the-art bathrooms. Dinner is a gourmet affair in the gleaming dining room (open for non-residents too) followed by a gentle stroll to a quartz outcrop: you’re in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and its wooded, boulder-strewn hills; note the Penhas Douradas gleaming golden in the setting sun. João, your ever-helpful host, can point you in the direction of gentle walking trails and challenging hikes, or kayaking round the nearby lake. Return to a library stuffed with books and DVDs, a sitting room with a fireplace to curl up in front of, a delicious spa and a pool with floor-to-ceiling windows. Gulp in the restorative air, wonder at the huge skies – it’s stunning.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Meals
Lunch €20. Dinner €30. Wine included. Packed lunch €10. Restaurant 13km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €90
Surcharges
Singles €75-€120.
8 Doubles
From €90
9 Twins
From €90
1 Suite for 2
From €180

Reviews

We have just spend a luxurious 5 nights at this wonderful fresh hotel high in the mountains. Sparkling clean, modern and refreshing. Innovative cuisine for dinner, lovely wines, and excellent service throroughout. Suggest they put a few more photos on the Sawdays site!

Judi

Fabulous stay in an amazing location. Stayed there with our 2 boys (13 and 9) and were all delighted with hotel, staff, amenities, afternoon tea, dinner and breakfast. Decoration is cosy and comfortable. Rooms are very nice and have all you need. The pool has impressive view over the surrounding landscape. Massage is incredible. Staff is helpful, nice, discrete and professional. Food and drinks are excellent. We did not have time for visiting the Burel factory but dropped in the shop and bought some beautiful and warm blankets. We also visited and bought more in Lisboa and Porto shop. 10/10!

Frederic&karlé, Biarritz

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Location

The neighbourhood