The Vintage House Review: A Luxury Escape In The Heart of the Douro Valley, Portugal

This post was last updated on September 26th, 2017

The Douro Valley immediately shot to the top of our travel bucket list the moment we decided to celebrate our six-year anniversary in Portugal. Luckily, this spectacular wine region did not disappoint.

 

The Douro Valley Aerial View From The Vintage House

 

From the rolling green hills to the rushing Douro River to the lush vineyards and olive groves, the Douro Valley is easily one of the most romantic places we’ve visited. Top it all off with spectacular wines from family-run wineries and mouthwatering local cuisine, and it’s hardly any wonder why we’re already dreaming of a return visit.

For such a magical destination, it only makes sense to splurge on a memorable and luxurious hotel to match. And in the Douro Valley, there is simply no comparison to The Vintage House.

 

The Vintage House: A Luxury Hotel In The Douro Valley, Portugal

 

Inside The Vintage House Review

The Terrace at the Vintage House Douro Valley Portugal

 

The Vintage House is a five-star boutique hotel just steps from the famed Pinhao Train Station. Located in what was once an 18th-century wine estate, The Vintage House is all elegance and style. From luxury bedding to sophisticated furnishings, you’ll find all the amenities you would expect from a five-star hotel.

The true highlights of the rooms are the private terraces, each with unparalleled views of the Douro River. There’s nothing quite like sipping a cup of coffee in between wine tastings on your personal terrace while soaking in the outstanding views of the Douro Valley all around.

 

Terrace At The Vintage House Douro Valley Portugal

Reading At The Vintage House Douro Valley

 

The Vintage House also boasts a lovely pool with panoramic river views, which looks particularly scenic when lit up at night. We didn’t get to spend time at the pool, but we did enjoy the Vintage House’s Bar Library, complete with a comfy lounge and fireplace. Be sure to stop by the Library Bar for a nightcap. We recommend sampling our favorite Port, Fonseca, as well as Taylor’s (the latter actually own the hotel.) And for a real treat, don’t miss the Taylor’s 40 year!

 

The Pool At The Vintage House Douro Valley

Library Bar and Lounge at The Vintage House

Library Bar at the Vintage House Douro Valley

Taylor's 40 Year Port At The Vintage House

 

The Rabelo Restaurant

 

Rabelo Restaurant the Douro Valley Portugal

 

To top off our luxurious and romantic getaway at The Vintage House, we feasted on an unforgettable five-course meal at The Rabelo Restaurant. Each dish was seemingly more beautiful than the last, featuring regional specialties prepared in a fusion style. Be sure to make a reservation if you plan to dine here!

 

Amazing Meal at The Vintage House Appetizer

Beautiful Presentation at the Vintage House

The Main Course At The Rabelo Restaurant

Dessert At The Rabelo Restaurant

 

If you don’t dine at The Rabelo, you’ll still enjoy a sweeping champagne buffet breakfast, including meats, cheeses, fruit, pastries and eggs made to order.

 

Breakfast At The Vintage House

Champagne Breakfast At The Vintage House

 

While you’re at The Vintage House, don’t miss a full day wine and olive oil tasting tour with Barefoot Tours. This was the highlight of our entire Portugal trip and we truly can’t recommend it enough. Additionally, the town of Pinhao is a lovely place to walk around, with many Port houses within easy walking distance.

If you’re looking to shed a few of the extra pounds from wining and dining, you can hike to charming Provesende. Many wineries also have walking paths, though we didn’t get to explore these due to my insistent allergies.

 

The Douro River and view of The Vintage House Aerial

 

For a fantastic place to visit after The Vintage House, don’t miss our review on Carmo’s Boutique Hotel in nearby Ponte de Lima.

 

Check rates and availability at The Vintage House here!

 

The Vintage House - A Luxurious Boutique Hotel In The Douro Valley

Have you visited the Douro Valley? 

 

We were guests of The Vintage House. All thoughts remain our own. 

2 Comments

  1. I think your post are very good. It is very useful. Thank for sharing!

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  2. The vintage house is a great place. Luxurious style, exquisite design and a range of amenities such as luxurious restaurants, swimming pools and special dishes. If I had the chance to come here I would definitely have a great holiday.

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