If you are looking for a hotel to stay in Pinhão, right in the middle of the Douro Valley, in the Cima Corgo region, (or "Higher Corgo," where most of the top Porto wines come from,) the Hotel Douro is an excellent choice.
My group needed two rooms. Both rooms were spacious enough, if you don't plan to use them except for a good night's sleep. The rooms had good air conditioning, international TV, great internet access, (Free Internet access is available everywhere in the hotel,) and were immaculate clean.
Luis, (the hotel is family owned and his Dad sits most of the day at the entrance,) will do everything to help. From recommending a good local restaurant, to help organize your visit and boat river cruise.
The hotel is situated right in the middle of town, with a wonderful view of the river from its terrace, a short walk from the train station, the river pier, and restaurants.
You will leave feeling that your stay was worth every single penny you spent. No one can ask for better value for the money!
And for me, paying what I feel the place is worth, is the most important aspect, regardless of price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are in the Pinhao...Pinhao is a village from the Alijo County, located on the right side of the Douro River. This little town is also one of the most beautiful places of Portugal.The peaceful village has an area of about 300 acres.Pinhao is 17 kilometres far from the county seat Alijo and 38 kilometres from the capital of the district, Vila Real. The toponymy of Pinhao is justified by the fact that you can find there the junction of the Pinhao River, which is an affluent of the Douro. Pinhao is located on the very heart of the Upper Douro Region. It`s a village where the astonished landscape is dominated by the mountain, shaped in terraces all along the Douro River. The quality and the good reception of our house make the difference. ... more less