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The Douro41 Hotel & Spa is a modern retreat on the banks of the Douro River in Vista Alegre, Portugal. The architecture mimics and enhances the surrounding environment - with its slopes, valleys, and terraces. There are 55 rooms and 5 suites, with modern and minimalist design in neutral tones. The use of glass invites the outside nature in and fills the rooms with light. Stay in a Mountain View or a River View room, or splurge on the Panoramic Suite complete with 360 views of the Douro River, the anchorage site, the pool and the mountains, as well as a private garden. Enjoy the property. Wander through the gardens. Cool off in the panoramic outdoor pool. Visit the spa complete with a sauna, a turkish bath, and a Tepidarium.
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Angala Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the Cape winelands, in the upper reaches of Vrede en Lust wine estate. Between mountains, near a lake, and surrounded by lush trees, you will find a personal oasis of peace and indulgence. Choose between a suite or a cottage, with views to the mountains or the valley. Look out onto a secluded garden or the pond from your balcony or a private veranda. Cool off during the day in the Eco Pool - where the ecosystem mimics the streams, rivers and ponds. Warm up by the fireplace in your private lounge once the sun goes down.
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The Conti di San Bonifacio Winery and Resort is a boutique country retreat in the Tuscan Hills of Italy, hidden between Maremma hills and the coast, with the views to their vineyards, olive groves, and the surrounding villages. The seven-room hotel is designed in a traditional Tuscan style, with chestnut beams, terracotta floors, and cowskin rugs. Stay in the Olive Grove suite with a rustic 4-poster and large private terrace with marble dining table and sun beds. Explore the hotel's award-winning winery and enjoy one of the most romantic destinations in the world. (Books written about the Counts of San Bonifacio inspired Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.)
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You are here for the beautiful vast surroundings, the unique architecture and the wine. Enjoy 20 Luxury cabins sitting in the valley with wineries and green hills in the background, seamlessly blending into the environment. Relax on the pool terrace or watch the stars in jacuzzi at night. Light the Mexican kiva to stay warm on a private wooden terrace.
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Les Sources de Caudalie is a charming wellness retreat in Southwest France, surrounded by vineyards and forests, only 20 minutes from Bordeaux. The retreat has been created in mind with the French Paradox that French diet and lifestyle lead to good health, and built with recycled local materials, complimenting the surroundings. Choose one of 40 rooms, one of 7 suites, or one of 6 private cottages, named after regional heritage, and complete with unique antique designs and terraces facing the Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte’s vineyard. For a unique experience, stay in “Le Village des Pêcheurs” (Fishermen’s village) - where each of 12 suites are on stilts around a small lake. One of the main attractions of the hotel is the Vinothérapie® Spa. Treatments combine natural hot spring water from 540 meters beneath the earth, as well as grape and grapevine extractions. Take advantage of the steam room, relaxation rooms and the jet-stream. Try Crushed Cabernet scrub, Honey and Wine Wrap, Barrel Bath, or Winemaker's Massage for an unforgettable experience.