Nothing makes or breaks a day like feeling uncomfortable after a bad night of sleep and wether or not you’re willing to empty your pockets or are traveling on a budget Porto has options for every plan.
This is a straightforward guide to the 7 best and most luxurious hotels in Porto if you want to enjoy the city in all its glamour and pampering.
The Yeatman Hotel
Located in Gaia’s river bank, facing the dramatic landscape of Porto’s colorful hills and houses, this luxury hotel if often considered the cities’ best hotel, with 82 individually decorated rooms, a 2 michelin star restaurant, a spa and an impressive selection of Portugal’s best wines, making it the perfect sanctuary for wine lovers.
Why: Luxurious, great spa, panoramic views, wine collection
Intercontinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas
Located at the very heart of the city, next to São Bento train station, and occupying an 18th century palace, this luxury hotel offers their guests history and character, with neoclassical decoration, marble floors and Swarovski chandeliers illuminating old pictures of the city. The hotel is known for its staff exceptional hospitality and there’s no doubt you’ll feel pampered while receiving a massage at the hotel’s spa or sipping a drink at the bar, which has live music nearly every single day.
Why: Location, character, hospitality
Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument
Magnanimously built by the banks of the Douro river this 18th century palace is one of the most luxurious and extravagant accommodations in Porto. Located outside the city center this might be the perfect place for those seeking peace and relaxation. The hotel offers indoors and outdoor pools and well as a spa, huge common rooms and a shuttle to the city center.
The interior of this luxurious palace is a perfect balance between restored baroque style, featuring intricate wood work, gold leaf and frescos, and contemporary arquitecture.
Why: Peaceful, luxurious, monumental
Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
Located in the city’s longest avenue, between the city center and the beach line, Sheraton features a top of the line spa and health club as well as astounding accommodations and a 24-hour business center, making it the best hotel in town to seal the deal.
Why: Location, spa service, business center
Located right in the middle of the city, with all the main monuments at a walking distance, as well as the city’s movida Infante Sagres is a monumental and historical baroque hotel, with extravagant decors that will take your breath away.
The property offers a business center, a spa and a panoramic terrace where you can rejoice at the wonderful Porto’s sunset.
Why: History, character, location
NH Collection Porto Batalha
Offering modern and central accommodation while never forgetting its history, NH Collection Porto Batalha balances the appeal of luxury and comfort whilst still being in the center of it all. Located in Batalha square, a particularly traditional area of the city, it neighbors two of the most emblematic buildings in town – Cine Teatro Batalha and São João’s Theatre – as well as Rua Santa Catarina, the shopping epicenter of the town.
Why: Location, charm
Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel
First opening in 1829 as a print and stationary shop in one of the most beautiful pedestrian streets in Porto, and very close to Ribeira, Porto A.S. gets its name from the previous business Araújo & Sobrinho and the artifacts and history still stand out in the buildings old charming decoration.
While it doesn’t offer as many facilities as the previous hotels Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel wins when it comes to having the city at its door.
Why: Location, charm, history