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”. In Portugal just 6 Hotels in total were nominated for this prize.
Carmo’s is a cosy, romantic and exclusive 15 rooms luxury Boutique Hotel at the Portuguese countryside. 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 Equestian 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.
All our 15 rooms are romantic, bright and delicately decorated creating an exclusive and refined luxurious atmosphere. Each one of them tells a different a unique story. All canopy beds. Finest cotton bed sheets with English embroidery. Carmo’s luxury djellaba and slippers. Flat screen TV (satellite), movie selection, free wireless Internet access, 24 hours open pampering bar, personal safety deposit boxes, deep-soaking tub and glass shower, HVAC system (“Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning”). 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.
A luxury private Aromatherapy Spa where the essential oils and 100% organic herbs are used with love and care and an exclusive Bath in 100% Pure Goat’s Milk in honor of Queen Cleopatra, who soon discovered the secret of rejuvenation.