The Solar Egas Hotel

northern portugal, portugal
(2 reviews)
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€480 per night (EUR)
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Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
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    This property is professionally managed by a trusted partner

Perks for the Parents

This aristocratic manor house turned boutique hotel with a pool near Porto has plenty of beautiful corners and play spaces to delight parents and children alike, and has 10 rooms, each sleeping 2-4. Surrounded by gardens with a swimming pool, it is in a rural area just west of Porto and offers select activities including wine tasting, embroidery and activities for kids, on arrangement. A shop sells regional delicacies as souvenirs. Breakfast is included in the rate and involves local products: homemade jam, fruit and cakes every morning, and runs until 11am. Soup and tapas for lunch or dinner is available for guests booking over 5 days in advance by arrangement. There are a lot of restaurants 5-10 minutes’ drive from the hotel. Late checkout may be available on demand.

Why Kids Love it

This charming manor house hotel offers plenty of opportunities for children to enjoy nature, and the owners are keen to help kids enjoy it. There are cribs, baby baths, high chairs and toys. Along with a swimming pool with a small corner just for kids, there is a children’s play area with swings, slides and a playhouse, an organic garden where they can learn about vegetables, and an area where children can paint freely. Horse riding can be arranged, and nearby attractions include a water park, Magikland, a local theme park, mountain bike routes and river rafting. Babysitting and activities for children can be arranged on request for a fee. Along with breakfast, healthy homemade soup made from local products is available every day.

Things to Know

Rates listed are indicative and subject to change; please contact the host for accurate pricing at time of booking. Cribs are free and subject to availability. Pets accepted on request, €10 per day. Extra beds: €20 per night. The pool is not gated but is set away from the main house; it is not heated and is open April-October only. Children may need supervision in some areas. There is free WiFi throughout, including in the gardens. Room service and a bar and restaurant service are available by arrangement. Tapas can be arranged along with wine tasting sessions, parties and events and, embroidery workshops. Transfers and babysitting available on request. Laundry service available. Car rental is recommended for this rural area.

About the Location

The hotel is in Penafiel in the north of Portugal, approximately 30 minutes west of Porto in the Oporto district. It is a green and rural area, characterized by rivers and vineyards, and characterful ancient villages. The closest village to the property is Paço de Sousa. While in a countryside location, it is easily reached, being 1.5 hours from Galicia, Coimbra and Chaves, 1 hour from Vila Real and 3 hours from Lisbon. Porto’s airport is a 30-minute drive away. Nearby attractions include the Romanesque Route, a mountain bike trail, and the Monastery Mosteiro do Salvador do Paço de Sousa.

Accommodation Details

There are 10 bedrooms in total: 3 family rooms, 6 double rooms, and 1 junior suite.
Family rooms have a double/full bed and a sofa bed to sleep up to 4 in total. Rates: €129-169 per night
Double rooms sleep up to 2 in a full/double bed. Rates: €99-139 per night.
The junior suite is the largest room in the hotel and sleeps 2 adults and 1 child up to age 12 in an extra bed. It has a chaise longue and a stained glass window and is the former library on the house. Rates: €139-159 per night.
Shared areas include a reception with a library and lounge area, a breakfast room, and a bar area with sitting room. The grounds include gardens, a children’s playground and a swimming pool. There is self-service area with microwave, mini bar, coffee, tea and biscuits.

Style Notes

Bright, warm and welcoming. Each bedroom is designed individually and includes beds with upholstered headboards, walls decorated with motifs and phrases, and pretty embroidered pillows. The common areas in the 120-year-old hotel include a library with sofas, bookshelves and exposed brickwork. A small shop sells item including locally-embroidered linens. The junior suite has a stunning stained glass window and there are aristocratic architectural details throughout. All bedrooms are individually designed.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
6 queen
2 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
sleeps 2
2 baby crib
Iva V.
Member since November 12, 2015
We have as a mission to provide a true contact with nature and life in the fields to the little ones.

Northern Portugal, Portugal

2 reviews

Jen K.
Visited in August 2019
We had a lovely stay at Solar Egas. We stayed at the house on our way out of Porto towards the countryside, and Iva and her team were wonderful and accommodating in welcoming us to the area. They provided us with excellent local tips and experiences. Our kids particularly loved the pool and swing set. There was even a small wading pool that was the perfect size for our two year old to splash around. Thanks again Iva!
Lauren N.
Visited in July 2019
We stayed in a family room at this beautiful hotel. Our family of 3 were extremely comfortable in the spacious room and enjoyed the welcome port and treat. The staff was welcoming, helpful, eager to please and extremely friendly to our 6 year old daughter. She had so much fun getting to know them! The daily breakfast was fresh, delicious and always graciously served. We enjoyed the comforts of the common areas in the hotel, including the outdoor tables and pool. The staff was also helpful in recommending restaurants and transportation. I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a comfortable place to stay between Porto and Douro Valley. Both areas were easily accessible from the hotel for day trips.