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Boozy B&B's: Portugal Edition

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  Site Where: R. do Choupelo, Vila Nova di Gaia, Porto, Portugal, 4400-088
October 19, 2011 at 12:19 PM | by | Comment (1)

For the latest update in our Boozy B&B’s we traveled to the sunny climes of Portugal to visit the UNESCO World Heritage city of Oporto, and the ridiculously picturesque hills of the Douro River Valley where we tasted the famous fortified Port wines as well as Douro DOC wines (we’re talking Touriga here) as well as to sample the local hotel scene.

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A Wine Spa and a Decanter-Shaped Pool: The Yeatman in Porto Sounds Fun

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  Site Where: Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Oporto, Portugal, 4400-088
July 9, 2010 at 12:56 PM | by | Comment (1)

Will your eye be drawn to the apple-colored walls or the UNESCO-rated view outside? The choice is yours

We love hotels and we love wine here at HotelChatter, so a wine hotel is a pretty much guaranteed win for us. So we’re hoping that The Yeatman – which opens July 15 in the port-making district of Oporto, Portugal – will live up to our hopes.

It's sounding solid: for a start, there’s a 25,000 bottle-strong wine cellar (including, of course, a mammoth selection of port) with a restaurant run by a Michelin-starred chef to sop up the alcohol.

But perhaps most exciting is the vinotherapy (or vinotherapie, seeing as it’s French) spa, which is going to be run by Caudalie. We’ve heard fantastic things about their spas before (there are only a few dotted round the wine-beats of Europe, and we’ve never got to try one) but we’ve tried and liked the products, and there’s nothing we’re liking more than the idea of being wrapped up in vine leaves and having red wine drizzled over our dry bits.

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