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The Pousada

The Pousada's entrance

PLease note that we are closed until end of the year 2012


This Pousada from the 1st of November 2011 will cease to be operated by the Pousada's Group.

n the midst of the Douro demarcated wine region, on the road from Mesão Frio to Régua, is the Solar da Rede, with its breathtaking view over the River Douro. Ideally located within a 27-hectare vineyard, this 18th century manor house offers visitors the chance to sample the reality of local vineyard life, whilst reliving the ways of Port savouring.

Pousada History:

The Solar was built in the 18th century on the terraced vineyards leading down to the river Douro.
At that time the view would have been to the fast flowing river but now it is a long lake with hotel boats making a tranquil cruise across the breadth of Portugal to the Spanish border.
The perfect way to arrive at this hotel must be to take one of the boats going upriver from Porto and see the magnificent scenery with the terraced vineyards and the white farms and solares standing proudly in the middle of their estates. For those with less time there is a helicopter pad at the hotel.
The first owner was Jose Maria de Alpoim who was a controversial political activist at the time when the monarchy gave way to a republic. After his death in 1916 the house was abandoned and fell into disrepair until it was bought by Pinto Marques in 1962 and it underwent a complete restoration.
When it was bought by the present owner in 1997 the house was in a perfect state and only the kitchen required remodeling.
As you enter the doors into this magnificent building the feeling is one of stepping back into the past. The hall has a granite floor and half way up the walls are the famous painted tiles for which Portugal is famous. On a rug in the centre is a beautiful carved table with rustic bench seats at the walls. In the centre a fine granite staircase leads up to a balcony at first floor level.
Other fine rooms are throughout the house including a dining room containing 17th century furniture which is now only used for special occasions.
The old kitchens with their tiled floors and walls have been converted to the hotel dining room which is kept intimate by it being three former rooms opened out by the use of granite arches.
In the cellars is retained the wine tasting room - the reason for the house and estate. This room retains the old inlaid table in the middle of the 'cave' whose walls are lined with the barrels containing the wines of the house.
Outside a swimming pool gives views over the vineyards and there is also a tennis court. The 25 hectares of vineyards provide interesting walks through the magnificent scenery.


One of the rooms of the Pousada

The Pousada has 8 Suites, 2 Luxurious Rooms and 19 Standard Rooms.

The rooms have the following equipment:

Mini-bar - Suite, luxurious rooms and some of the double rooms.

Landscape surroundings - only the external rooms, the luxurious rooms, the suites and 3 double rooms.


Restaurant of the Pousada
Specialty Restaurant Menu
Weddings and Other Events

The Pousada has a space with the capacity for banquets till 180 people. Its a space with a wide view over the River Douro.


The Pousada's pool
at the Pousada
outside the Pousada
Fairs and Markets:


Pousada Road sign Mesão Frio is on the northern slopes of the Douro river, near Peso da Régua and Lamego.
Interesting Places:
Nearest Pousadas:
The Pousada's interior
The Pousada's restaurant


Your reservation is guaranteed to have the best rate available on the Internet. If you find within 24 hours of booking a lower rate for our pousadas on another website for the same room type, dates, and payment requirements we will match this rate.
Prices in Euros per Double room, per night including breakfast and taxes
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*Rates vary according to the pousada availability, please double check rates when booking.

Single occupancy 10.00€ discount

Cancellations: First night will be charged if reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival date. No-Shows: Entire stay will be charged.


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The view from the Pousada
The Pousada
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