2 Suites, 4 Junior Suites, 37 Premier Rooms
You will enjoy the rooms and suites, individually decorated, with private
balconies, overlooking the river, as well as their comfort and tranquillity.
Individual air conditioning, Direct dial telephones, TV with incorporated video
and satellite Radio,
Private safe, Hair dryer, No smoking rooms are available
We will be delighted to see our guests and visitors at the Rabelo Restaurant where
you can enjoy a mixture of very fine local and international gastronomy.
You can enjoy yourself relaxing in the Bar-Library, where not only can you have
your favourite cocktail/drink, but will also find a well stocked library and where you
can also play cards if you so wish.
OUTSIDE THE HOTEL:
Just outside the bar you will find a shaded terrace which overlooks the river and
in the evening is an ideal place to resolve the problems of the world with a good
Beyond the terrace you will find an attractive garden with a swimming pool and
SUGGESTIONS AND INCENTIVES:
The Hotel is thematic – its theme is Port Wine.
To start with, you are in the heart of the demarcated region, reputedly the oldest
in the world. It is easy to cover this region from you base at the Vintage House. You
can choose various ways of seeing the region.
First the Port Wine Route – this can provide you with a visit to some of the
estates where you can taste and buy Port Wines.
Pinhão station is just behind the Hotel and from this you can branch out along the
middle of the region, east or west. You also have very beautiful trips on the small
gauge lines, up the Corgo and Tua valleys.
Between April and October there are cruises from Oporto to Pinhão as well as
shorter trips by local ‘Rabelo’ boats. In many cases it is necessary to make previous
reservations for which our reception will be happy to help. You can also participate in
organised trips by Jeep, with a guide and driver into less accessible parts of the
One thing we feel you should try to see if you can, are the Palaeolithic relief
drawings near the mouth of the river Côa near to the Spanish border. These are unique in
The Hotel is ideally situated in the very heart of the demarcated wine region and
indeed is surrounded by famous Port vineyards. This is just the place to get to know
more about its famous product.
We are able to provide you with the opportunity of getting to know the main styles
of Port and wine from grape to the glass.
We have renowned winemakers from the region who can highlight the various aspects
that make this wine so unique.
The river Douro and its tributaries are ideal for fishing and water sports. It is
also the centre of a region, rich in natural and architectural beauty and history.
The wine estates surrounded by their terraces rise up from the river in a majestic
landscape of great beauty.
During a visit to the region you will have an opportunity to enjoy the local
craftmanship, such as traditional baskets, tapestry, black ceramic bowls, and local
Like many other wine areas the Douro Region has its own ‘Port Wine Route’ which is
well signed along the roads. The region is divided into three subregions, each with its
own microclimate. Throughout the region there is always a huge climatic difference
between the hot dry summers and the cold wet winters. The Douro wine region has a total
area of roughly 250.000ha, between the west and eastern boundaries with 40.000ha under
This region is almost certainly the oldest officially demarcated region for wines
in the world. It is easy to appreciate in this unforgettable landscape of vineyards and
estates, man’s influence over nature through the centuries.