The house of the famous African explorer Alexandre Alberto da Rocha Serpa Pinto, and who became Governor of the Cape Verde Islands in 1897 has now been converted to this fine inn.
Hotel Porto Antigo is on the banks of the River Douro, which here is a placid lake.
There are 23 bedrooms all with air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone and mini bar.
All the rooms have splendid views over the river.
In front of the hotel, there are pontoons for use by pleasure boats.
The restaurant specialises in serving a wide variety of local dishes such as roast kid and grilled trout from the nearby Bestanca river.
There are elegant lounges with very comfortable seating, and a bar.
A conference room named after Serpa Pinto, has the facilities for business meetings, conferences, weddings or other special events.
Water and jet skiing are available to residents and also jeep safaris in the Montemuro mountains can be arranged.
Visits to the famous Port Wine quintas further up the river can also arranged on request.
The journey from Oporto airport to the Inn will take approximately 1 hour by car.