DESIGN & WINE HOTEL
Praca Conselheiro Silva Torres, n° 8
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Far from the prototypical buzzy Mediterranean beach holiday, the tranquil landscape of Caminha, a small, ancient fortress city two kilometers from the Atlantic coast, oozes mindful relaxation. Surrounded by verdant rolling hills and abutting a tidal estuary dotted with long, white sandbars, Design & Wine Hotel appeals to travelers with an appreciation for the subtle, sensual, and sustainable. Perched on the banks of the Minho River and located mere steps away from the Caminha’s many historic landmarks dating from the 15th and 16th centuries, Design & Wine Hotel blends old world charm with techno-sustainability.
Housed in a newly refurbished, 18th century manor and an adjoining futuristic, partially solar-powered steel construction, Design & Wine Hotel lives up to its name through its support of local culture and cuisine. Each of the hotel’s 18 bespoke rooms and five suites feature a design concept influenced by painting, graphic design, street art, or fashion. In the Whitebox gallery, guests can also take in rotating exhibitions by artists.
Regional cuisine and wine hold an important place in the Design & Wine experience — the hotel’s bright, airy restaurant serves traditional Portuguese cuisine with a modern twist, while the warm, earth-toned enoteca serves up some of the finest local vintages with an emphasis on vinho verde, a young wine created from Alvarinho and Loureiro grapes.
Design & Wine Hotel reflects the natural beauty and culture of the Caminha region through a sustainable spin on hotel architecture that offers serene views and a program of artistic and culinary events which stimulate the senses.
LOCATION OF DESIGN & WINE HOTEL
Design & Wine Hotel is located directly in the center of the historic port city Caminha, in the northwest region of Portugal, on the left bank of Minho River, overlooking the Galizian Province of Spain. The Minho region of Portugal is a very popular destination among both Portuguese and Spanish nationals. Low tide sandbars, a pastoral and green rural landscape, and pine forests on the slopes of the granitic mountains mark the highly scenic area, with the wide river creek.
The hotel is surrounded by Caminha’s most historic attractions, which are the large Parish Church (from 1488), the main square (Renaissance fountain of 1551), several Gothic and Renaissance houses in the old core and main square, and remains of medieval and 17th century fortifications.