I have mixed feelings about Quinta do Silval.
The area in Douro Valley is breathtaking, it worth a drive. But did it worth a stay?
About the drive, DO NOT FOLLOW your GPS or Google Maps as you might end up like us on a very steep horse trail in-between the vines. It was our scariest drive EVER.
About the stay: This is a winery, right? But there was no welcome drink, none, not a bottle, not a glass. You need to pay for every little thing.
The room was rustic and comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and clean.
The wine tasting is a 25 euros joke. The person presenting the wines had zero knowledge about wines (a white, a red, a late harvest). We had the sweetest wine first, and the wines were mediocre. We looked online, and yes, Quinta do Silval makes fine, expensive ports.
The restaurant offered dinner for 35 euros per person, and it was, again, mediocre and expensive. No beverage included! I bought half a bottle of late harvest, and the bill was made for a full bottle. I needed 3 dialogues in 2 languages to get the right price on the bill. The breakfast was OK. But the coffee machine did not have beans until late.
There is a pool, very clean, in a gorgeous surrounding.
Overall, we paid almost 250 euros for both for one night here.
We do not recommend this site, sorry. It is badly managed, it is bluntly an expensive tourist trap, as there is nowhere else to go.