A tranquil 19th-Century wine estate with a beautiful riverside setting in the heart of the Douro Valley.
Vintage House Hotel began life as a wine lodge and was sensitively turned into a boutique hotel by renowned port wine makers, Taylor’s. It combines the best of vintage – think cherished antiques and wine memorabilia – with modern service and facilities. Plus, the views are breathtaking.
This elegant hotel is in the traditional town of Pinhão, which has some picturesque cafés and restaurants. Pinhão station (whose platform has direct access to the property) is one of the prettiest in Portugal, with blue mosaics that depict local life and a waiting room that belongs to another era, and the journey from here to Porto is one of Europe’s most scenic railway routes.
The hotel has been designed to showcase its riverside location at every opportunity. The outdoor pool is right on the river and there are plenty of terraces where you can soak up the views. Each one of the classical rooms has its own balcony or terrace with views of the Douro River or surrounding vineyards. A stand-out feature is The Rabelo Restaurant, which serves up regional dishes with Douro wines and plenty of fresh fish. We also love the old-world feel of the comforting Library Bar, where you can curl up by the fire with a glass of port.
On the banks of the Douro River, a short walk from Pinhão station
Good to know
50 rooms and suites
• Explore the ‘Port Wine Route’, which has different microclimates* • Take the steam train from Pinhão to Porto* • Hire a bike and cycle into town*.
Restaurant, breakfast room, bar, pool bar
Breakfast at the River Room.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast at the River Room • Dinner at The Rabelo Restaurant.
*Denotes local charge