Opened in June 2007, the hotel has become a reference in the world of luxury hotels. It features 50 rooms in an entirely renovated 19th century manor house, 21 villas of pure contemporary design, a 2,200 m² spa for pure indulgence and a 5-hectare woodland by the river bank in the magnificent setting of the Douro Valley. The air-conditioned establishment features a lobby with 24-hour reception and check-out services, a hotel safe, currency exchange facilities and lift access. Guests may dine in the cafe or sip their favourite drink in the bar. Internet access is available at the premises. For additional fees guests may make use of the room and laundry services. Those arriving by car may leave their vehicle in the car park. Guests may hire bicycles on-site.