Design & Wine Hotel

Design in a historic village

Rated 8.5 in 552 reviews. 23 rooms.


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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.

What makes this hotel special?

The Design & Wine Hotel presents itself as a leading hotel in relation to design, linking the simplicity of contemporary design with historical and traditional Portuguese wine. It is built on an old historic building in the center of the Caminha Village. Recovered and preserved the classical features, the old architecture coexist simultaneously with the comfort and design of a modern building.
Five rooms of the Design & Wine Hotel are situated in a high-tech body that moves, allowing the unique opportunity to enjoy different perspectives of the river Minho throughout the day.
The 23 rooms are themed as a palette in which the traditional arts such as painting, sculpture or music, live with a more contemporary expression as street art or video art. All are equipped with Multimedia System Playstation 3, tv, dvd and cd, Skins, minibar and a safe, yet have wireless coverage that will make each night a unique experience. For the most demanding customers, our suites also have a sofa bed and a balcony or terrace in order to take advantage of this fabulous sight on Caminha and the sea.

What makes the destination worth visiting?

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.

Who is the typical guest at this hotel?

The typical guest of the Design & Wine Hotel is a family guest or a couple guest that wants to know the Caminha village and surrondings and also wants to relaxe and enjoy the Design Hotel.

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places nearby Design & Wine Hotel

  1. Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres (Terreiro de Caminha)

    Sempre super animado

    62 m from hotel
    Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres

  2. Pastelaria Riviera

    All the cakes are incredible, but my recommendation is for the "Bolo Trançado"!

    63 m from hotel
    Pç. Conselheiro Silva Torres, 65

  3. Confeitaria Colmeia

    Vale a pena experimentar a Ínsua

    86 m from hotel
    Pç. Conselheiro Silva Torres, 29-35

  4. Mercado Municipal de Caminha

    87 m from hotel
    Praça Pontault Combault

  5. Caminha

    Municipio do alto minho. Belas bistas, gente boa, belas praias, zona calma e vom bons acessos. Vale a pena visitar.

    155 m from hotel

  6. Alfândega Club

    291 m from hotel
    R. Ricardo Joaquim de Sousa

  7. O Portão

    Muy muy recomendable. La ensalada fría de bacalhau y garbanzos y una espetada de pollo y bacon, excelentes. Nos quedaron ganas de probar el gin tonic de la casa pero el enano pedía cama. Volveremos

    318 m from hotel
    Rua Ricardo Joaquim De Sousa

  8. Tabacaria Gomes

    Tem uma boa colecção de B.D.

    404 m from hotel
    Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres, 9

  9. Remo

    Free wiffi :-)

    405 m from hotel
    Av. dr dantas carneiro

  10. Praia Foz Do Minho

    2 km from hotel

  11. Playa Del Molino

    Espectacular entorno, vistas preciosas, tranquilidad

    2.5 km from hotel

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