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About Pinhão

Right besides a picturesque bend in the Rio Douro, in the green and fertile Douro valley, Pinhão is a rather cute town and, perhaps more importantly, a wonderful wine centre. Because the reasons to visit Pinhão aren’t actually centred around Pinhão itself, some of our Guru’s recommendations for the best places to stay in Pinhão are actually in amongst the vines in the valley or in smaller neighbouring towns.

Things not to miss:

  • Port is the main tipple produced here, but there’s plenty of variety to taste, at the cellar doors, or in the beautiful bars on the riverside promenade.
  • As with many wine regions, Pinhão is also a very good spot for those with an interest in food.
  • The lush surroundings make it perfect for walkers. And anyone looking for a peaceful corner or the world to just relax in. If you have a car there are some truly scenic drives in the region, and it’s certainly worth seeing the valley from the river as well.

Our pick of the best places to stay in Pinhão are all perfect bases from which to explore this beautiful region.

The best places to stay in Pinhão

For a riverside location

  • Vintage House Hotel is a 43 room hotel beautifully converted from an 18th century wine estate. The location is superb and the rooms are elegant and comfortable, plus there’s a characterful restaurant serving local cuisine.

For stunning views

  • The Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros is a beautiful, traditional farmhouse in an incredible location with wonderful valley views, now converted into a rustic hotel. There’s a sunny terrace and pool, gardens filled with lavender, plus a restaurant serving excellent traditional food.

For value

  • The Casa de Vilarinho de Sao Romao, in nearby Sabrosa, is a traditional, six room quinta with colonial style rooms offering magical views over the surrounding vineyards. Have breakfast on the terrace or by the pool. Rooms start from around €85 per night.
  • Also in Sabrosa, or just outside, the Casa das Pipas is an authentic, ten room guesthouse with great vineyard views and a superb restaurant. Rooms start from around €95 per night.
  • The Quinta do Vallado is a rather splendid 18th century country house with a working vineyard and 13 contemporary chic rooms. There’s also a pool and an excellent restaurant. Rooms start from around €114 per night, and they also have some great accommodation for families.

For a private apartment or villa

  • We recommend exploring the options at our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • The nearest airport to Pinhão is Porto (59 miles) and a scenic train runs directly to Pinhão.
  • If you're looking to hire a car, we recommend visiting our online partner Rentalcars.
  • The best time to visit Pinhão is from May to September, when the temperatures sit comfortably in the twenties.

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Best Hotels in Pinhão

  • Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros Pinhão from $150

    Views  -  Beautiful valley views.
    Romantic Break
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sailing  -  Can be booked nearby.
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    A beautiful Portugese farmhouse in a stunning location. Wonderful valley views over the Douro from sunny terraces and lavender filled gardens. Romantic rustic bedrooms with patios, excellent traditional food, and a large swimming pool. Romantic, relaxing, family friendly too. See More

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  • Quinta de la Rosa Pinhão 23 rooms from $161

    Foodies  -  Excellent restaurant and world class wines await travelleres seeking a fantastic dining experience in idyllic settings
    Country Escape  -  Escape to the banks of the Douro River in some of Portugal's most arresting countryside
    Sights nearby  -  The beautiful town of Pinhão boasts charming architecture to enjoy, visit the train station clad in hand-painted tiles
    Great walks  -  Hiking tours can be arranged through the hotel at an additional cost
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    One of the most charming wineries in the Douro Valley, acclaimed for its wines, port and olive oil. It encompasses 21 rooms dotted throughout a lovely garden and an excellent restaurant which hangs over the bottle-green Douro River way beneath. See More

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  • Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo Pinhão 11 rooms from $217

    Romantic Break  -  Attractive rooms in this beautiful manor house and wine hotel are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway in Nothern Portugal
    Country Escape  -  The valley of the Douro river offers a quiet and scenic escape from the hustle and bustle of city life
    Foodies  -  Guests can enjoy elegant dining, paired with fantastic wines at the Conceitus Winery Restaurant
    Sights nearby  -  Take a cruise on the hotel's boat down the Douro river and enjoy wine tasting on-board while drinking in the sights
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    This attractive 19th century Manor House, perched high up amongst the vineyards which tumble down steeply to the Douro River beneath it, offers 11 charming rooms, a tiny 18th century white-washed chapel, perfect for weddings, and a restaurant which in summer opens out onto a terrace. See More

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  • Vintage House Hotel Pinhão 43 rooms from $322

    Local exploring  -  The ideal base for exploring the stunning Port region of Douro, with tonnes of expert advise and local knowledge.
    Romantic Break  -  A tranquil riverside spot amidst rolling wine country, perfect for a romantic break.
    Sights nearby  -  History buffs must check out the stunning nearby Mateus Palace.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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    Set in a glorious former 18th century wine estate, Vintage House Hotel marries the winning combination of a great location with excellent hotel service. The elegant rooms are comfortable, and the Rabelo Restaurant is full of character with it's vaulted ceilings and regional cuisine. A riverside gem. See More

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