Stunning. Spectacular. Breathtaking. And that’s just the view. Everything about
Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros makes you wish you could stay forever.
From the time you arrive and enter through the tall wrought iron door until the minute you leave, you are treated wonderfully by an amazingly helpful and knowledgeable staff. I hate to say “staff” because it seems more like a close-knit family.
It was a pleasure to meet and chat with the proprietor, Ursula. What a wonderful woman. My husband and I still talk about the interesting conversations we had with her while enjoying the luscious (several courses) gourmet dinners and hand picked premium wines. Not to be missed…and that’s coming from a foodie from NY. The abundant breakfast is also served on the same high veranda, which has a view to die for. At the end of a day of sightseeing, it was a relief to sit back and relax to a night of fine dining, beautiful surroundings, and great company.
The property is a never ending maze of visual delight. Well-manicured gardens, entwined with the sporadic sighting of artistic pieces, some unique to Douro Valley. A serene pool area, an outdoor lounge dining area, tennis court, table pool and more.
Our room was a well-appointed superior double. It was huge and comfortable with high vaulted ceilings and like all rooms, had it’s own hanging vine trellis porch. Wifi is available inside and outdoors.
Another highlight was watching the resident pooch, Molly, attract attention like a king holding court.
We had a car and I can honestly say, most of the other properties we were considering in Douro Valley were not situated in such an ideal location. I doubt they would have the same wonderful staff or an “Ursula” either.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Do Visconde De Chanceleiros Hotel
- Casa Do Visconde De Chanceleiros Hotel Pinhao