Pousada Barão de Forrester
Rua Comendador José Rufino, 5070-031, Alijó - Porto and Douro
Pousada Barão de Forrester is located in the village of Alijó, near the River Douro. It is the only Pousada de Portugal in the Demarcated Douro Region. Its name is a tribute to Joseph James Forrester, English businessman, living in Portugal during the nineteenth century, who, in 1855, received from King Fernando II the title of Baron, for his dedication to the study and appreciation of the Douro and Port Wine.
Its connection to the Douro and the history of the oldest regulated and demarcated wine region in the world, provides an experience that brings the visitor and guest to the time and space of the Baron of Forrester.
After upgrading works, the Inn now breathe a more contemporary feel while maintaining visible every detail from its roots Douro.
The Inn comprises a total of 21 ROOMS, 8 of which are double and the rest are twins. Of the total ROOMS, 8 have large balconies. The Inn also has 1 Room for the Disabled.
Pousada Barão de Forrester also features a restaurant where guests can sample the local cuisine and try some international flavors. Alternatively, a series of Restaurants, serving traditional Portuguese dishes, are available at 150 meters from the accommodation.
Both in the Restaurant as in the ROOMS , each space tells a different story on the Douro.
Guests can visit the local vineyards that produce the famous Port Wines, one green garden and a outdoor pool that the Inn offers.
Restaurants & Bars
The Baron's Restaurant is located inside the Inn and is a meeting place with the flavors from Douro. The Restaurant's menu is based on traditional recovered recipes , with meats, smoked meats and seasonal vegetables. The menu also values the wines by the proximity to the Douro region, birthplace of Port Wine.
The inn is 90 minutes' drive from Porto International Airport.
GPS: 41°16'31.1" N 7°28'28.6"W
|Check-in||02:00 pm-08:00 pm|
|Check-out||Until 12:00 pm|
|Cancellation | Prepayment||Vary depending on the type of room. Check the conditions of every room prior to booking|
|Additional Fees||Children up to 2 years: free cradle; Children up to 3 years stay free of charge in existing bed; Children under 12 years: pay 15 € per night, per person and for bed; Adult: will be charged 30 € per night, per person and for extra beds|
|Extra Bed||Maximum 1 cot in the room; Maximum of 1 bed in the room|
|Means of payment||Mastercard; Visa|
|General||Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; The rates indicated are per room and night; Supplements are paid separately during the stay; No smoking|
|Type of cuisine||Portuguesa|
|Wine Tourism Activities||Wine Tasting; Season activities; Tasting of regional products; Wine routes; Vintage|
|Other Activities||Cultural and Landscape Tours; 4x4 Trails; Hicking trails; Boat trip|
|Outdoor Areas||Tennis Court; Garden; Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)|
|Restaurants | Bars | Store||Bar; Restaurant (a la carte)|
|Recreational areas||Living room with fireplace; Stores; Newspapers; Playground|
|Services||Facilities for meetings / parties; 24 hour front desk; Room service; Laundry|
|Media and technology||Satellite Channels; Plasma TV; Phone|
|Internet||Wi-Fi available in public areas (free)|
|Parking||Free and Private|
|Facilities||Free Complimentary toiletries; Amenities; Bathtub; Wardrobe/closet; Non-smoking rooms; Soundproofed rooms; Connecting rooms available; Facilities for the disabled; Mini-Bar; Safe; Heating; Air conditioning|
|Spoken Languages||Spanish; French; English; Português|