Set high atop a mountain surveying the silver ribbon of the Douro River far below, Casa de Casal de Loivos enjoys a panorama that the BBC called one of the six best hotel views in the world. This classic manor house built in 1658 has been in the Pereira de Sampayo family since 1733, and was lovingly restored in 1991. Its truly privileged location offers one of the most scenic settings in Portugal, unanimously considered the best view over the Douro Valley. The house includes six traditionally furnished rooms, all with private bathrooms and doors opening onto the terrace. Meals are served on the terrace, weather permitting, with sweeping views over the private vineyard and river far below. A large swimming pool surrounded by lawn and gardens enjoys the same vista, while the indoor lounge provides a cozy space to relax by the fireplace on cooler evenings.