Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA

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Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA

5-star property
Luxury hotel in Ribadouro with spa and indoor pool

8.6/10 Fabulous

184 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
Portela do Rio, Pala - Ribadouro, Baiao, 4640-400
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Free children's club
  • Free babysitting
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
For families
  • Babysitting (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Children's club (free)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Ribadouro

Getting around

  • Vila Real (VRL) - 55 min drive
  • Porto Airport (OPO) - 56 min drive
  • Viseu (VSE) - 101 min drive
  • Marco de Canaveses Station - 19 min drive
  • Caíde Station - 32 min drive
  • Penafiel Station - 34 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Ribadouro
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA. Treat yourself to aromatherapy, a massage, or a body wrap at The Royal Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Palato D'Ouro, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and an indoor pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, an electric car charging station, and a front desk safe
  • Massage treatment rooms, an elevator, and newspapers in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, pool, and quiet location
Room features
All guestrooms at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA boast thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and bidets
  • Flat-screen TVs with cable channels
  • Balconies, daily housekeeping, and desks


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 70 rooms
  • Arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Free babysitting
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free children's club


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8 AM–10:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Free children's club
  • Children's pool
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space (7535 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fitness center
  • An indoor pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The Royal Spa has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa.


Palato D'Ouro - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Ruby Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of EUR 100 per vehicle (one way)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed seasonally each year. They will be closed from April 6 to May 3:
  • Spa
  • Spa tub

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

A swimming cap is mandatory in all indoor swimming pools

Also known as

Douro Royal Valley Hotel Baiao
Douro Royal Valley Hotel SPA
Douro Royal Valley Baiao
Douro Royal Valley & Spa Baiao
Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA Hotel
Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA Baiao
Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA Hotel Baiao

Frequently asked questions

Does Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
As of October 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA on November 1, 2022 start from P 8,298, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
Yes, there's an indoor pool, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is EUR 100 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA and nearby?
Practice your swing on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA also has an indoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Palato D'Ouro. Nearby restaurants include A Ver O Douro (2.6 mi), O Famoso (4.6 mi), and Jet Set (4.8 mi).
Does Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA like?
Douro Royal Valley Hotel & SPA is located by the river in Ribadouro, a short 1-minute walk from Duoro River. Travelers recommend the hotel for its quiet location.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very Good

richard, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

The architect was probably in a bad mood when the building was designed .. such a lovely site and the lobby and restaurant looks onto a cement roof . Views from the rooms are lovely though …
Elaine, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Fantastic location, with spectacular views of the river. The restaurant is great, and the food lovely. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. Became very good friends with one of the employees in the hotel, a gentleman by the name of Francisco who we met in the restaurant on various nights, a great asset and ambassador to the hotel.
Francis, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Cassiano, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The manager was fantastic, he helped resolve an issue I had, he did this without hesitation
Joseph, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The pool is amazing and the service was excellent. Would definitely stay here again!
Megan, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Là l’ocalisation
José, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Not a 5 star hotel
The view from the room is impressive! However there are many services and details that doesn’t love up to a 5 star hotel. This is a 4 star hotel with a 2-3 star service. There were a few people making it a 4 star, the rest seemed to have a summer job before returning to school. 70 % of service staff didn’t speak English. We spent 6 days there, which were too many days. A long weekend would have been enough. + View from room Tennis & Pool Cleaning staff Pool view % Bed comfort Hotel service, non English speakers, waiting … …. Still waiting Menu was overall a snack menu Restaurant was a disaster ( same as breakfast menu, which for this purpose works well, but not dinner) Umbrellas couldn’t be used in afternoon which left the pool area horrible due to warm temperatures. Overall, this was way to pricy for the overall experience. This hotel has so much potential, if they would invest in a proper restaurant in the 800 m2 they don’t use, and would have had proper service staff.
Sanne, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s located on amazing location with breathtaking view, the staff was extremely friendly and prompt to assist you with any matters, I’ll be counting my days to return <3
1-night trip
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6/10 Good

1-night trip
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