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Luxury and romanticism at a rural environment.
Carmo’s Boutique Hotel was nominated by the prestigious CONDÉ NAST Traveler at their HOT LIST 2013 as one of “THE 154 BEST NEW HOTELS IN THE WORLD”.
Situated at Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal, at the Heart of Porto and Minho Region, close to amazing cities like Porto (40 minutes), Braga, Guimarães, Viana do Castelo and Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
To it’s special guests it offers an exclusive Aromatherapy Spa with 100% Milk Goat’s Baths, it features a stunning view from the outdoor swimming pool, experiences at a paddock (inside the hotel or at the Equestrian Centre), carriage tour rides by the river, Traditional Portuguese gastronomy that can be enjoyed at the Saloon, at the garden as well as under a Minhota vineyard accompanied by delicious Portuguese wines, exclusive private visits that lead the guest to know genuinely the Northern Region Traditions and it’s Humanity among so many other pampers and surprises!...
Modern design from the Portuguese awarded Architect Carvalho Araújo. Very informal. The concrete chosen by the architect becomes affectionately involved in a dialogue between parts of Portuguese joinery in Pau-Santo, Ivory, Rosewood (Art-Déco and Indo-Portuguese Art) and ancient church pieces.
Everywhere heaps of nostalgic bags from the '60s, tv sets, picture frames without paintings and modern paintings (Portuguese and International painters) casually on the floor beside the canopy bed.
Sculptures may appear where you may less expect and most of them are from the Portuguese Dulce Muniz. Portuguese Silver pieces and Lalique crystals are also part of this interior design history. In a scenario of organized disorganization a restaurant, library and reception, in which every detail has been carefully designed! A book and a bottle of wine appeals to our senses.
The Rooms are all different from each other. Linen Canopy beds with the finest cotton bed sheets with English embroidery. The beds it self are in Wild Silk, Satin, Velvet, Leather or Noble woods, all made by Portuguese artisans. Romantic, bright and delicately decorated creating an exclusive and refined luxurious atmosphere.
The night falls… the fire and a blanket wind up this romantic and surreal scenery at Ponte de Lima. A true Boutique Hotel Dali style as called by Arjan Mulder.
Carmo’s… a place where the past, the modern and the cultural roots blend and coexist harmoniously. The Hotel distinguishes itself on tradition, history, exquisitely and respect for the environment.
Carmo’s has a space entirely dedicated to Wine, the “Wine Atelier” - a space open to experience, to the direct participation of the guests, equipped with traditional instruments, where it is possible to learn how to make wine, as well as having wine tasting and degustation of Portuguese gastronomic flavours – a unique and genuine experience.