This traditional inn is in Penedono, an old fortified village with ancient houses and one of the best preserved villages of Portugal.
Located between mediavel Douro and the wine growing fields of Cister, the Hotel is set in a peaceful location in the border of the Beira Alta and Alto Douro region.
On rocks in the middle of this village stands Penedono castle that was built during the ninth century.
From the walls there are splendid views of the surrounding countryside.
It is mentioned in the medieval tale of a knight known as o Magrico ("Lean One"), who went to England with eleven other knights to woo twelve noble English ladies, who found themselves without knights. To show off their manhood, these knights fought a joust to show their suitability for marriage.
This small hotel is near the castle and was formerly the offices of the village council who are the landlords.
The Hotel de Penedono has twelve bedrooms and one suite. All the rooms have a private bathroom.
The building is air conditioned and the bedrooms have a direct dial telephone and satellite TV. Some rooms have been fitted out for the disabled. Wi-fi is available in the public areas.
Other services available in the Hotel include restaurant, 24 hours reception, central heating, room service, laundry service and car park.
The rooms have either views to the Castle or over the village.
The fine restaurant specialises in serving a wide variety of local dishes.
The Hotel's swimming pool is approximately 50 meters away.
Activities in the area include wine tasting tours in the local area or the nearby Port Wine growing region, excursions, Douro river cruises, 4 wheel driving or a visit to the Archaelogical Park of Foz Coa, classified as World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Hotel Rural de Penedono is approximately a 2 hours drive from Porto (Oporto) International airport.