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Douro Wine Region. Wine Estate/ Designer Hotel
Country Hotel, Pinhão, Douro & Tras-os-Montes, Portugal
Boutique designer hotel in a 33 ha. wine estate. Panoramic views, pool, gardens
Heart of Douro wine region, by river, vineyards, hills, villages
10 Bedrooms. Sleeps 10+. From € 130 per night.
Ref. 1049
The Quinta's Vineyards
The Quinta's vineyards
Modern Designer Gardens
Modern designer gardens
Schist Rock Architecture
Schist rock architecture
Panoramic river views, terraced vineyards, geometric schist walls and elegant modern interiors define this ten room designer hotel and 33 hectare wine estate in the heart of the Douro wine region. Located on a steep hillside on the south bank, between Régua (20km) and Pinhão (5km), the Quinta has a magnificent setting. From the river road, one drives up through the vineyard and past olive trees to reach the renovated farmhouse, chapel and winery. All around are manicured gardens, lawns, quiet seating areas and the impressive pool area. One can’t help to keep looking at the views. Inside, the style is sleek, elegant, luxurious, very much that of a modern designer hotel. Quiet ambience, lounge with fireplace and private corners in which to relax.e. In the day, you’ll want to relax by the pool or go off exploring and walking in vineyards. In the evening, you’ll want to return to luxury, fine dinners and a star-studded sky.
In the gardens
Pool with a view
View from the hotel
The main lounge
Dining room
A study and work area
One of ten modern bedrooms, overlooking vineyards
Luxurious bathrooms
Ports to buy in the shop and cellars
On the Quinta
Vineyard and schist rock landscapes
The chapel
Notes
Start Date
End Date
Per Night
Per Week
Per Month
Minimum Stay
Twin/Double: Single occupancy
€ 130
Twin/Double: Double occupancy
€ 150
Notes about prices and payments
The above rates are guideline prices. They should be confirmed when enquiring and booking. Breakfast, service charge and taxes are included in the rates. €30 for an extra bed in the room. Children under the age of 3 stay for free. Payments by credit card upon booking.
Notes about changeover day
Check-in 14:00 - 23:00 hours. Check-out 08:00 - 12:00 hours.
ACCOMMODATION SUMMARY
Property Type
Country Hotel
Catering Basis
Breakfast included, Meals can be booked
Floor area (m²)
More than 300
Sleeps
10+
Number of Bedrooms
10
Theme
Charming, Great Outdoors, Hideaway, Ideal For Retired, Luxury, Nature, Romantic Break, Traditional Region, Unwind
Suitability
Children Welcome
Accessibility and Safety
Wheelchair Accessible
INDOORS
The interior design is sleek, elegant, luxurious, very much that of a modern designer hotel. With only ten rooms, a lounge with fireplace and books and quiet corners in which to relax, the feel is almost like being in a private home.
Bedrooms
-
Bedroom notes
There are ten bedrooms in total, some twin, some double and all with en-suite marble bathrooms. Large glass French windows open out directly from the bedrooms into the gardens. All rooms have superb views over the hills and vineyards. Style and decoration is elegant and modern. All rooms have AC, satellite TVs, wifi, underground heating in the bathrooms. They are accessible for wheelchairs, as are all social areas of the hotel.
Bathrooms
-
Bathroom notes
All bedrooms are ensuite, with luxurious marble bathrooms.
Kitchen
No Kitchen
Dining Areas
Seats: 10. Breakfast Room, Dining Room
Living room notes
There is a homely lounge with large comfortable sofas, coffee table books and a fireplace. Around the hotel are several quiet corners in which to sit, read and study.
Washing and Storage
Daily cleaning included
Extras
Baby Cot, Baby High Chair
Internet and Communications
Computer Available, Internet/ Wifi, Telephone, Fax Machine, Printer, Local Area Guide, Maps
Entertainment
TV- satellite/cable
Heating and Cooling
Air-conditioning, Fireplace, Heating (central)
Included in Price
-
Available upon Request
-
Extra notes
The hotel kitchen is for sole use of hotel chefs and cooks, for preparing guest meals.
OUTDOORS AND GARDEN
The hotel, renovated from an old Quinta farmhouse, is perched on the side of a hill, with panoramic views of the Douro river below and hills all around, covered by terraced vineyards. Modern design gardens around the hotel include lawns, low schist rock walls, secluded seating areas overlooking the river, as well as outdoor dining areas and the large deck around the pool. Beyond these designer gardens, one is surrounded by the vineyard. Great for short walks or more adventurous ones up into the hills.
Garden Summary
Estate (> 5 acres)
Pool and Spa
Private Pool
Outdoor Amenities
Shaded Area, Outdoor Dining, Seating Area, Garden Furniture, Deck Chairs, Loungers, Parasols, Patio, Lawn, Deck
Sports Equipment
Bicycles
Parking
Parking Space
Extra Notes
LOCATION
Natural setting
Countryside, Cultural/Historic, Hills, Rivers, Vineyards, Villages

The Quinta is right in the heart of the Douro wine region. The Douro river, vineyards, hills are literally an arm's length away. The setting is panoramic, truly scenic. The hotel and gardens are quiet, secluded and relaxing.
OUTDOOR PURSUITS
Pursuits in the area
Boating, Birding, Cycling, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Sailing
Pursuits at the property
Birding, Hiking, Mountain Biking

For those wanting to explore, bring a car. There is much to see and do in the area- and an ideal sort of place for those who enjoy scenic views, vineyards, going through small hillside villages. The river road is just below the hotel, and it leads on to Pinhão, where you can cross the river and hop on to one of the small boats which take tours further up-river (generally leaving mid-morning and in the early afternoon, with a choice of vintage boats, a yacht and traditional wine barrel-transporting barcos rabelos). The area is ideal for gentle walks as well as more rigorous hikes and mountain biking (bikes are available at hotel).
COURSES
Courses in the area
Art, pottery, photography etc, Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc, Local Culture
Courses at the property
Cookery/ gourmet/ wine-tasting etc

Being in a wine-region, vineyard visits and wine-tasting are a highlight. At the Quinta, you're free to walk around the vineyards at will and they also do wine tastings. In the old winery downstairs is a well-stocked wine shop. Harvest-time, with trucks carrying baskets of grapes and the treading of the grapes in some of the old cellars, is a great time to visit. In the small villages, you'll see local rural life, still very authentic and down-to-earth.
DISTANCES
Distance to nearest place
Place Place Name Distance
Airport
Porto
130 Kilometers
Train Station
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Motorway
Régua
20 Kilometers
Restaurant
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Café
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Bar
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Bank/ATM
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Petrol station
Pinhão
5 Kilometers
Recommended transport
Car
Car necessary
 
Local transport
Local transport not recommended
 
Extra Notes
GPS: Latitude 41.161722, Longitude -7.570288. Exact location shown on map. South side of the Douro river, on the road between Régua (20km) and Pinhão (5km). Approximately 90 minutes from Porto airport. Also accessible by taking the train from Porto to Régua (and then a separate train to Pinhão), where taxis can take you to the hotel. A car is recommended for those wanting to explore the area, but taxis are fine if just spending a couple of days at the hotel and going into Pinhão (5km).
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REVIEWS



GUEST BOOK COMMENTS
"We spent two nights at this lovely Quinta and used it as a base for exploring the Douro Valley wine region. The hotel itself is impeccable, and, as we were traveling in the off-season, we had it almost entirely to ourselves. The staff was extremely helpful, and arranged our visits to the best of the nearby quintas for tours and tastings. Be aware that the driveway from the hotel to the main road is very narrow and includes many hairpin curves. For this reason, we opted to have dinner at the hotel each night instead of trying to navigate the road in the dark. But our meals were delicious and we were happy to just retire to our room at the end of the evening." Guests from the US, 2013
"We had a very good stay at the Quinta. The property is located on the south side of the Douro valley in the heart of the port wine vineyards. The hotel includes the original Quinta buildings with a modern addition which makes use of the local stone to blend in with the vineyard terraces, and it also includes a fabulous pool with views down the Douro valley. From arrival to our leaving the staff were friendly and helpful. Evening dining was simple and traditional, and breakfast was excellent. The Quinta shop is well worth a visit to try some wines and port, and in addition the hotel is well positioned for excursions to other Quintas in and around Pinhão" Guest from Switzerland, 2013.
"We really enjoyed our stay. It's a remarkable hotel with the most friendly and service-minded staff we have ever met! Delicious breakfast buffet, dinner menus providing traditional portuguese meals, tasty wines and above all the generous offerings of the Quinta Port wines made our stay unforgettable. The wonderful pool with the breathtaking view of the river and the vineyards made sunbathing and swimming a most relaxing experience for both body and mind. We also enjoyed very much the spacious room, the well equipped bathroom and the terrace outside our room, which (especially in the evenings) provided privacy and a beautiful view of the Douro river and valley." Guest from Denmark, 2013


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