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Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal - A Hotel Reservation Guide

Discover the hidden gem of Portugal's Douro Valley, the enchanting Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal. This comprehensive guide will provide you with everything you need to know about this unique hotel, from its rich history to its modern amenities. With this guide, you'll be well-prepared to make a reservation for a one-of-a-kind experience at this remarkable destination.

Introduction to Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal

Nestled in the heart of Portugal's renowned Douro Valley, Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal offers a luxurious and authentic experience for discerning travelers. The hotel is part of the Quinta do Portal winery, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the region's rich winemaking traditions. Here, you'll find a harmonious blend of history, culture, and modern comforts.

A Brief History of Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal

Nestled in the picturesque Douro Valley in Portugal, Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal boasts a rich history that adds to its charm and allure. From its humble beginnings as a traditional farmhouse to its present-day status as a luxurious boutique hotel and winery, Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal has undergone a fascinating transformation.

The Original Farmhouse

The original farmhouse, known as Casa das Pipas, was constructed in the 19th century. Surrounded by rolling hills, terraced vineyards, and lush landscapes, the property was the epitome of rural Portuguese life.

Acquisition by the Branco Family

With the passage of time, the estate eventually caught the attention of the Branco family, a well-known and respected name in the Portuguese wine industry. They acquired the property and recognized its potential to become something truly special. Inspired by their passion for winemaking and a desire to share the beauty of the Douro Valley with visitors, the family embarked on a journey to transform the farmhouse into a unique and luxurious destination.

Transformation into a Winery and Boutique Hotel

Under the careful guidance of the Branco family, Casa das Pipas was meticulously restored and modernized, while still preserving its traditional charm and character. The family also expanded the estate's vineyards and established Quinta do Portal, a state-of-the-art winery that produces exceptional wines, true to the region's terroir and traditions.

Preserving the Essence of the Original Farmhouse

The Branco family took great care to maintain the integrity and essence of the original farmhouse during its restoration. While modern amenities were added to enhance guest comfort, the architecture and design elements that characterized the 19th-century structure were preserved. This fusion of old and new ensures that guests enjoy the perfect balance of contemporary luxury and historical charm.

Establishing the Quinta do Portal Winery

Complementing the transformation of Casa das Pipas into a boutique hotel, the Branco family established the Quinta do Portal winery. With a focus on producing high-quality wines that celebrate the rich winemaking heritage of the Douro Valley, Quinta do Portal has quickly become a respected name in the industry. The state-of-the-art winery offers guests the opportunity to taste and learn about the region's exceptional wines while enjoying the stunning scenery of the surrounding vineyards.


  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock


  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private pool
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden

Room Amenities

  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net


  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking

Living Area

  • Desk

Media & Technology

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food & Drink

  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruits Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant



  • Street parking

Reception services

Entertainment and family services

  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/puzzles

Cleaning services

Business facilities

Safety & security

  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm


  • Shuttle service Additional charge
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Executive lounge access
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Outdoor swimming pool


  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal
Casa das Pipas / Quinta do Portal

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