December 9, 2009

Aquapura Douro Valley

By In Photographs

Much has been written concerning the ‘too-cool-for-school’ Aquapura hotel in the Douro Valley. Our, sadly brief stay, was part of the Douro trip after the European Wine Bloggers Conference. I loved it – from the ‘going down’ to your room from the reception, to the multi-control unit that was supposed to switch off the room lights but most only managed to get the window blinds to move. No photos of the excellent interior (apart from the breakfast table below) but two early morning views of the Douro itself plus a couple more of the hotel’s gardens and a bar terrace on Flickr. Early morning light, don’t you just love it!

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  1. Douglas December 11, 2009

    Too cool for school indeed!

  2. TheWinesleuth December 13, 2009

    I absolutely adored Acquapura, too cool for school – who cares! The memory of those light- as-air croissants and perfect, freshly squeezed orange juice for breakfast still makes me swoon! Only wish we hadn’t arrived so late in the evening. Need to get back there.

  3. wine_scribbler December 13, 2009

    I have to admit to going back for seconds on those delectable pastries! Loved the design of the place myself and actually managed the room controls with no problems. As you say shame we didn’t have longer there to try out the bar, have a full meal and nose about a bit more.

  4. Jeanne @ Cooksister! January 20, 2010

    early morning light – I might love it if I ever saw it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love the shot of the table.

  5. Sofia Brandao February 17, 2010

    Thank you for the nice comments on aquapura!
    We love to have you!
    Best Regards

  6. Miguel Simoes de Almeida February 22, 2010

    Just wanted to thank all who have been putting so many good comments on our Aquapura Douro Valley hotel.
    We’ll continue to strive for better service and experiences.
    Kindest regards