Not many accommodations can boast a river running through its estate, but then not many places can offer what the Casa Rural Torre do Rio can offer - a 10,000 m² area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (that’s an official title granted to the area, by the way) where the Umia river flows through the gardens of the house at a magically soothing speed and sound.
It’s name comes from the fact that it is located 1km away from the thermal village of Caldas de Reis, Torre do Río a place where time seems to have stopped. If what you are looking for is peace then that is most definitely a good thing - a secluded escape from daily routines, the noises and the rush of the city.
The estate itself has been restored from the ruins of an ancient textile manufacturing building dating back to the 18th century and reopened (thank you Rodrigo) as a Country House Hotel.
The truth is that even with so much natural beauty around, the attention to detail and what’s on offer at the Torre do Rio means that many guests will probably be reluctant to discover what else is on offer.
The 10 rooms of the house have been impeccably decorated with details and furnishings in the Galician traditional style of the houses and pazos (stately homes) of the early 20th century, with a healthy dose of modern facilities. Plus every room looks onto the garden and the Umia river.
With so much space the Torre do Rio has literally dozens of little hideaways and sheltered areas to enjoy a drink or read a book. There is also a place with simply amazing views, but we’ll let you discover that for yourself.
Surrounded by Nature
Animals not accepted
Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
Non smoking rooms
Transport / Distances
City Centre: 2
Train Station: 15
by Carole Blackman
Date of stay 09/07/2017
I stayed at Casa Rural Torre de Rio for 5 nights and was totally impressed with the whole setup.
Firstly the gardens were amazing the bedroom superb and the staff excellent. It was an amazing 5 days and I highly recommend this accommodation to anyone who appreciates quality and excellence.. Hope to go back again. The pool is underneath a waterfall.cascading from the river. The grounds are beautifully manicured with gorgeous pots of flowers in the same color throughout.
The only thing I felt was that if you don't have a car which I didn't it would have been nice to have a courtesy car to run you down to the town at certain times of the day. Otherwise couldn't fault the service. The staff were always smiling and friendly.
Stopping Point on the Camino Portugues
Date of stay 06/04/2016
An outside agency booked our accommodation for our walk on the Portuguese Camino. We had no idea what to expect! How we wish we could have stayed longer. The delightful views, the quality of the furnishings and linens, the lovely dinner and the breakfast amidst such amazing surroundings. We were thrilled and so sorry that we had to depart and continue our journey!
Date of stay 05/06/2016
Wir waren 10 Tage in diesem wunderschönen Hotel und haben uns an jedem einzelnen sehr wohl gefühlt. Die unglaubliche Lage an einem Fluss, der wunderschöne, gepflegte Garten und die detailverliebte Einrichtung/Dekoration vermitteln ein sofortiges Wohlfühlgefühl. Sehr nettes Personal. Besonders erwähnenswert ist die super leckere Tapasküche für Hausgäste. Dieses Hotel ist für Urlauber genauso empfehlenswert wie für Businessreisende! Sollten wir nochmal nach Galicien kommen, dann immer wieder in dieses Hotel. Für die weiteren Pläne wünschen wir viel Erfolg!
Date of stay 10/10/2015
Genial en todos los aspectos, las instalaciones, el entorno, el trato personal, cerca de todo lo que queríamos visitar,...
En fin, una pasada, uno de los mejores hoteles en los que hemos estado. Volveremos.
Casa Rural Torre do Rio
Date of stay 24/04/2015
Couldn't fault the location, food and staff. Lovely place and great service.
A really special place
Date of stay 04/08/2014
A really special place and everyone was so helpful despite the fact that we again struggled to communicate (again this did not worry us). The food was DELICIOUS really really good and we were very reluctant to leave.
Nicest place we have ever stayed
by B. N.
This has to be the nicest place we have ever stayed in. Everything was just perfect. Can not wait to return.