The train from Porto to Pinhao is a wonderful ride along the Douro River arriving in Pinhao's train station where the Hotel Douro is directly across the street, no need for a taxi. The owner and his mother are very friendly hosts, informative and comforting. Mom is a wonderful cook, making us one of the best meals on our entire trip in the hotel's restaurant. The rooms are small but again, some of the best views of the Douro River. The bathroom was very adequate and a really good shower head. Our room was warm enough in a season where it was relatively cold. For the price, which includes a continental-style breakfast of cheeses, fresh bread, coffee, jams, and ham, this place is very worth it. If you are the kind of people who don't depend on ultimate luxury in their hotel and use it more for location, view and decent comfort as well as pleasant guests, then the Hotel Douro is a perfect match!
- 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