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Located in Pinhão in the heart of the Douro Valley, Vintage House Hotel overlooks the Douro River and is surrounded by hillsides etched with rows of terraced vines. Centrally located within the town and close to restaurants, cafes and bars, it’s easy to explore the area on foot. Several local wineries are also a short walk away.

Most of the 50 spacious rooms have balconies with views of the river and surrounding valley. Classic decor in soothing shades of yellow, blue and white reflects the hotel’s elegant pale-yellow façade and the calming blues of the river.

Outside are palm-dotted grounds, a pool, and terraces laid out with inviting places to sit and take in the view. You can enjoy breakfast in the River Room or out on the terrace. The main restaurant, Rabelo, also opens onto the terrace from its gold and blue interior with vaulted ceilings. You can also relax in the snug Library Bar, where snacks and drinks (including the region’s famous port) are served next to a roaring fire on cooler days.

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Rooms

Most of the 50 rooms overlook the Douro River with balconies gazing toward vine-combed hills. Each has a TV, Wi-Fi, minibar, air conditioning, and modern en suite bathroom with bathtub and shower. They’re decorated in a classic style with floral patterns and soothing shades of yellow, white and blue. Junior and deluxe suites have separate seating areas, while two of the four master suites feature original granite fireplaces.

Location

Vintage House Hotel is centrally located in Pinhão, a traditional town in the heart of the Douro Valley. It’s a short walk to several restaurants, cafes and bars. The hotel overlooks the Douro River and is ringed by wineries, a number of which it’s possible to reach on foot. Porto — with its galleries, shopping and nightlife — in about two hours away by car.

Food and Drink

The hotel’s Rabelo restaurant serves à la carte lunches and evening meals cooked using ingredients from across the Douro region. You can dine under vaulted ceilings or on the alfresco terrace. A breakfast buffet is served in the River Room, which you can also take on the terrace overlooking the water. The Library Bar serves snacks and drinks all day, with a crackling fire on cooler evenings.

Facilities and Activities

The outdoor pool has a bar in summer (June to September). There’s also a tennis court within the grounds.

Our opinion

With its graceful yellow façade overlooking the river, Vintage House Hotel is in a prime location for exploring the Douro Valley. We love the elegant gardens and terraces with views of the vine-combed hills.

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