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Pestana Vintage

Pestana Vintage Porto

Porto, Portugal

Sitting overlooking the Douro River, the Pestana Vintage Porto offers a very comfortable stay in Porto’s vibrant Ribeira district. Throughout the hotel there’s an emphasis on photography and art. Black-and-white photographs line the halls, and contemporary wallpaper and paintings hang in public areas.

The hotel’s 109 rooms are spread across 12 small buildings, linked by glass-walled bridges that give views of the river. Inside the rooms, you’ll find soft, white linens on the beds and photo collage wallpaper or plaid-patterned maps of the Douro on the walls. All the rooms come with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, as well as tea- and coffee-making facilities.

The ground floor houses the hotel’s excellent dining options. The restaurant RIB BEEF & WINE, led by chef Rui Martins, who was named Best National Chef in 2016, and is a haven for meat lovers. It also features a sunken cocktail bar with a patio opening onto the waterfront, where you can enjoy a drink with a view.


We love this hotel for its exceptional location in Porto, as well as the high standard of service from its personable staff.

OUR RATING: First Class

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Many of the rooms look out across the Douro River to the city of Vila Nova de Gaia beyond, some with a balcony where you can sit. The rooms are wallpapered with bright photo collages or patchwork maps of the river and beds are covered with soft, white linens with light pink accents. Each room has tea and coffee facilities as well as air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The granite-clad bathrooms come with a choice of a shower or a shower and bathtub.


The hotel sits right on the waterfront by the Douro River, surrounded by bustling plazas and plenty of cafés and restaurants. Porto’s many historic sights are close by, and you can walk to the Stock Exchange Palace, the Palácio da Bolsa, in just five minutes and to the Clérigos Tower in just ten.

Food and drink

The RIB BEEF & WINE restaurant, with its mix of cool-blue and patterned walls, has a reputation as a fashionable spot in Porto. Serving up the best of Portuguese and international beef, it’s a meat-lover’s paradise, expertly managed by award-winning chef Rui Martins. There’s also a chic cocktail bar with a patio that opens onto the waterfront, where you can enjoy an alfresco drink or light snack.

Tour ideas in Porto

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Pestana Vintage Porto as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

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      Historic houses, Guimarães

      Historical tour of Braga & Guimarães

      Historical tour of Braga & Guimarães

      Visit churches, castles and palaces, winding lanes and medieval plazas as you explore historic Braga and Guimarães. A guide and driver will help you explore two of the most significant cities in Portuguese history on this private full-day tour from Porto.

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    • Porto panoramic tour with lunch cruise
      Skyline, Porto

      Porto panoramic tour with lunch cruise

      Porto panoramic tour with lunch cruise

      Explore Porto’s history and culture on this half-day guided tour that includes a walking tour of its historic districts, a visit to the beach and a hilltop lookout, as well as a river cruise where you can enjoy lunch on board.

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    • Portuguese country cooking class
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      Portuguese country cooking class

      Portuguese country cooking class

      On this hands-on half-day activity, you’ll visit a family farm in the countryside and learn to cook authentic Portuguese dishes. You’ll get an insight into Portugal’s food traditions and typical ingredients, as well as learning the practical skills you’ll need to prepare the dishes back home.

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