Hotel Minho

Viana do Castelo, Portugal


The Essentials

  • pool, spa area, parking lot, free wifi, sauna
  • Hotel Type: Spa, 4 star, Vineyard, Quiet, Family
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 65
  • Check-in: 14:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock


  • Courteous staff
  • Excellent spa (free)
  • Family-friendly; free cots for children
  • Free parking in front of the hotel
  • Quiet surroundings
  • Direct access from the terrace to the pool
  • A wheelchair accessible room
  • Suitable for allergy sufferers
  • 24-hour service
  • Concierge and night porter
  • Free use of tennis court l Information and excursion bookings desk

Good to know

  • Dogs and cats are not permitted
  • Strictly non-smoking hotel
  • Airport transfer is with costs
  • Child care can be organized privately
  • Bike rental for a fee
  • Appointments required for massages, therapies and beauty treatments
  • The decor is elegant but simple, in line with the architecture


EN - 13 – Vila Meã
4920–140 Viana do Castelo
Distrito de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Hotel description

This award-winning hotel was renovated in 2014 and radiates a fresh and welcoming glow. The rooms are furnished in modern style with bright colors and decorative details, and enjoy views over the mountains and forests. The large spa area offers massages, beauty treatments and aromatherapy. The hotel is also a traditional winery and is designed to integrate with the beautiful nature and countryside of Alto Minho. A sun terrace and landscaped garden are perfect for lounging outdoors.
Spa Hotel: Special treatments and relaxed intimacy
The hotel’s spa covers two floors and includes a 17 square-meter whirlpool, 32 square-meter indoor swimming pool, hamam, sauna and 6 treatment rooms. The 650 square-meter spa area features mineral springs, a solarium, as well as hydrotherapy and aromatherapy. One unique feature is the use of wine and honey from the region during treatments for an unforgettable experience. The tea room, with a fireplace, is perfect for relaxing between treatments. Beauty treatments and spa massages are also available. All this is offered within a stylish modern setting. Spa treatments can be administered in the outside area, where there is also a swimming pool with children’s pool.
4 Star Hotel: Natural, sustainable and luxurious
Hotel Minho’s concept is based around integration with the unique natural landscape of Alto Minho. As such, only natural materials were employed in the hotel’s construction and subsequent renovation, and a key aim of the building is to bring guests closer to the surrounding nature. The wildly romantic landscape, with mountains, forests, valleys, countless rivers and idyllic vineyards, invites guests to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. The hotel offers luxurious comforts in its 60 double and twin rooms, as well as with 5 themed suites that each stretch over two floors. The spacious suites are named after famous artists, including Dali, Warhol and Velázquez, and decorated accordingly. All rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace, comfortable memory foam mattresses, large LCD televisions, minibar, individually controlled air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a desk and branded toiletries in the bathroom.
Winery Hotel: Private vineyard, exclusive wine bar and fascinating wine tours
Hotel Minho is located on the famous Alvarinho wine route and has its own 6-hectare vineyard. The hotel also organizes excursions to a vineyard 4km away. The region is famous for its full-bodied, ruby-red wines. The hotel offers wine tastings and the in-house wine bar offers the chance to savour old and new wines in a modern and stylish setting. Hotel Minho was designed by the architect Joao Pedro Pereira, who is known for his contemporary style far beyond Portugal’s borders. Above all, he is an expert in energy- and resource-efficient construction. Designers Artur Rebelo and Liza Ramalho are responsible for the slick interiors.
Eating & Drinking: Delicious breakfast buffet and creative cuisine
The room rate includes a rich breakfast buffet, with both hot and cold dishes. Both continental and regional breakfast dishes are available. The Braseirão do Minho restaurant attached to the hotel offers lunch and dinner. The restaurant spoils guests’ palates with creative cuisine using natural products from the region. The hotel also includes a wine bar.
Sport & Leisure: Extensive hiking, thrilling water sports and great attractions
The beautiful landscape along the Minho river is ideal for hiking, horseback riding and biking. The hotel rents all types of bicycles, and it is possible to rent boats and canoes nearby. There is a free tennis court at the hotel, while a nearby mini golf course offers fun for the whole family. The historic small town of Vila Nova de Cerveira, with its picturesque 17th and 18th century center, is perfect for a stroll and evening entertainment. The lively Valenca do Minho Tui area, with its disco, bars and restaurants, is 7km from the hotel. It is approximately 27km to the nearest beach at Praia de Vila Praia de Ancora. There is also a river beach in nearby Vila Nova de Cerveira with water sports facilities.
Location: Quiet area close to the forest
Hotel Minho is located on a main road, the Estrada Nacional 13 in Via Mèa, but in quiet surroundings. A forest directly borders the hotel and the views from the building stretch over the mountains and Minho river. The small town of Vila Nova de Cerveira is 6km away, where there is also a train station. It is 100km to Porto Airport.
What else?: Modern business center and cozy lobby
Following the redesign, the hotel includes a modern business center covering an entire floor of the building, with conference and meeting rooms for up to 80 people. The lobby features an open-plan reception with fireplace and large windows.


      wireless LAN
      • free of charge
      • WLAN in rooms
      • WLAN in lobby
      air conditioning
        non-smoking building
        • entire hotel incl. lobby
        • parking spaces, Free of charge
          laundry service
            garden/outside area
                  • 24 hour reception
                  room service
                    airport shuttle
                      shuttle to tourist attractions
                      • for a fee
                      • breakfast served in room
                          outdoor pool
                          • open year-round
                          indoor pool
                          • open year-round
                          water sports
                          • fishing
                          • canoeing
                                Massage services
                                  wellbeing massage
                                    spa area
                                    • For a fee

                                    Frequently asked questions

                                    Yes, the hotel provides free parking facilities for its guests: Parking space

                                    There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                                    The following pools are available onsite: whirlpool, outdoor pool and indoor pool

                                    The hotel has 65 rooms in total.

                                    Check-in: 14:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

                                    The hotel is suitable for the whole family and also offers activities for children. These include, for example child care

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