travel spotlight: portugal

Put A Visit To This Elegant Eco-Friendly Hotel In Northern Portugal On Your Bucket List

Highly recommended. To put it mildly.


After camping in the countryside of Portugal for three weeks, we were craving a hotel refuge that didn’t include bleached white sheets, packaged food products and stale air. A bit of research lead us 1,500 meters high to the top of the Serra da Estrela mountains to an eco-friendly hotel called Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel.

The building is inspired by local architecture, and constructed using natural materials such as cork and wood. One of the driving forces of the hotel is a respect for the environment, as well as for the values of the Natural Park that surrounds it.

In short: The Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel and SPA is a place of rest, comfort, contemplation, silence, and of stunning views. From the moment we entered until the moment we (unfortunately) had to leave to carry on with our travels, the hotel was exquisite. We will be back!

Casa das Penhas Douradas Design Hotel, Penhas Douradas, Apartado 9, 6260-200 Manteigas, Portugal; (+351) 275 981 045.


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