Pestana Vintage Hotel: the most charming hotel in Oporto
Pestana Vintage. It is in the Ribeira square, right in the heart of Porto, that stands one of the most charming hotels in the city: Hotel Pestana Vintage.
As soon as we enter, it is impossible not to stop looking at the decoration: modern features are combined with a proud historical heritage in which walls are stamped, there are velvet couches, and white orchids punctuate a space already cozy. Wine appears as background in notes such as bottles, boxes, and books. After all, Oporto is also made of wine. And so is its history.
although the autumn air tears our skin, we stand there, languid, enjoying Port wine and the privileged view over Douro river and D. Luís Bridge. On the other margin the houses of wine stand out, with the weight of its history and its characteristic beauty.
We went upstairs to the room, and as soon as we opened the door, we guessed the room had a beautiful view. Truth is the high windows – with access to the balcony – let one foresee one of the best views of the city. We opened them wide, and although the autumn air tears our skin, we stand there, languid, enjoying Port wine and the privileged view over Douro river and D. Luís Bridge. On the other margin, the houses of wine stand out, with the weight of its history and its characteristic beauty. This is probably the most beautiful place from where I’ve seen the city.
After a long shower and a wonderful chocolate mousse – kindly left in the room – we went down to dinner at RIB Beef & Wine, the hotel restaurant. The experience deserves an article of its own that you can find here next week.
The Pestana Vintage Hotel is not just another luxury hotel. It is rather one of those places where friendly people and delicious nooks fill our soul and heart. And where the sight that we ’re never tired of tattoos our memory with a fragment of happiness.
Whether it’s a big start of the new year, to surprise your other half or to stay in a visit to Oporto, this is the hotel where you will want to stay. You can believe me.
P.S. Many thanks to Marta, Pedro and all the staff – absolutely wonderful – for making our stay as fabulous as unforgettable.
|Velvet top:||Massimo Dutti|
|Velvet maxi skirt:||Massimo Dutti|
Pestana Vintage Hotel
Praça da Ribeira, nº1,