Now that you have plenty of reasons to visit Portugal, it's time to choose a hotel. It can be a bit of an overwhelming task due to the high number of offers, so we trimmed it down and present you a selection of the best hotels in Portugal by wine region.
There are many hotels available in Portugal and when the time to book accommodation comes, the task can consume many hours of our time just going through all the offers, reviews, and location to make sure we make the right choice.
We want you to save time and enjoy your visit to Portugal without having to worry about it so we made a selection of some of the best hotels in Portugal and listed it by wine region.
In this first part of the article, we focus on the regions of Vinho Verde, Trás-os-Montes, and Porto and Douro.
A true luxury with great simplicity and organic.
After the great national and international success of the Ameal wines, a new project was born in Quinta do Ameal, the brand new Ameal Wine & Tourism Terroir. The renovation of several old houses of the property was completed in May 2014. These houses and suites are fully equipped and decorated so guests can enjoy all comfort without leaving the Quinta.
A unique place of eccentricity and tradition in the heart of Minho.
Carmo’s Boutique Hotel is located in Ponte de Lima, the oldest town of Portugal, in the heart of Minho, in the Vinho Verde Region - A rich land of Mankind and Tradition. This is a place where the past, modernity, and the cultural roots coexist perfectly. This hotel stands out for the recovery of tradition, history, sophistication and respect for the Environment.
A romantic and surreal scenario, a true boutique hotel in the style of Salvador Dalí, as Arjan Mulder said.
Immersed in the idyllic setting of the majestic gardens and a luxurious 16th-century mansion, Casa da Calçada stands out for its passion for the exquisite Portuguese cuisine and Vinho Verde.
Located in Amarante, between the city of Porto and the Douro Valley, Casa da Calçada has a majestic and idyllic scenery that inspires discovery. Declared by the Portuguese Government as a building of great architectural, historical and cultural interest, it preserves its original baroque style keeping the neoclassical elements in a romantic environment that invite you to travel through the past in a remarkably familiar and cozy atmosphere.
Monte Prado Hotel & SPA is located in the Vinho Verde wine region, between the Minho river, Gerês and the mountain ranges of Galicia.
The great attraction of this unit is the exclusive treatments with the Alvarinho wine provided by the hotel SPA.
Guests can relax on a sofa by the fireplace in the public areas or enjoy a swim in the heated indoor pool.
It has an ideal location for those that wish to visit the many producers of verde wine on the surroundings.
A Palace hidden in the Forest, the Vidago Palace Hotel is the rebirth of a legend.
Located one hour away from Porto, this iconic Palace opened, for the first time, in 1910. Fulfilled its centenary, hast still the same splendor, services, and friendliness that once gave it great distinction. Completely rebuilt and remodeled, the architectural heritage of the building was preserved, standing out again as a reference among the finest historic hotels in Europe.
Porto and Douro
Located in the heart of Porto, you can find the Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira just around the corner of a number of relevant places of this city.
This is a recent hotel that is the result of a comprehensive rehabilitation of 5 listed buildings converted into a four-star superior hotel with a restoration that respects the original architecture.
The rehabilitation project has left visible the medieval and Romanesque remains, and the stone of the original structure of the buildings, as well as the wooden floors.
Infante Sagres has its historical grandiosity charm now reinvented with modernity and comfort.
Itl is one of the most important boutique hotels in Porto, a true icon of modern design and intimate atmosphere. Everywhere in the Hotel, the classic sensibility is allied with the best of the contemporary design, a happy combination that offers a comfortable, luxurious and unforgettable stay.
Also located in the heart of Oporto, this is one of the best-situated hotels for those who want to go to the discovery of the city.
In a renovated 18th-century palace, the 5-star InterContinental Porto - Palácio das Cardosas has spacious rooms with views of Porto’s historic center, just 197m close to the iconic Clérigos Tower.
Located in Largo de São Domingos square, just a few steps away from Ribeira, with the Port wine cellars on one side, and the Aliados Avenue on the other, the Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel offers its visitors a meeting with the history of the city.
The hotel is housed in a building full of charm where the décor added a bit of history to the comfort and requirements of modern times.
Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa offers you a cozy atmosphere. Located in the city center and surrounded by the bustle of the business district, the Sheraton Porto gives you the chance to explore the best-kept secret in Europe, Porto.
Situated on top of a mountain with panoramic views, Delfim Douro offers luxury accommodations with private balconies and views of the Douro River. Located on the left bank of the River Douro, this hotel is framed in its own vineyard, in the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region and a few minutes from some of the most important Quintas in the Douro region. There are many facilities to help you enjoy a unique stay including a rooftop terrace, an outdoor pool, and a restaurant with traditional cuisine, a spa bath, and even a restored chapel.
This hotel presents itself as the ideal place to feel the Douro, where tranquility, modernity, and comfort are just some of the adjectives to describe this unit. Located on Quinta S.João, it associates its name to the river that runs at his feet. This 4-star hotel unit is surrounded by new vines, planted in honor of the Douro vineyard. This space combines traditional nature with the architectural modernism.
Pousada Barão de Forrester is located in the village of Alijó, near the River Douro. It is the only Pousada de Portugal in the Demarcated Douro Region. Its name is a tribute to Joseph James Forrester, English businessman, living in Portugal during the nineteenth century, who, in 1855, received from King Fernando II the title of Baron, for his dedication to the study and appreciation of the Douro and Port Wine.
Its connection to the Douro and the history of the oldest regulated and demarcated wine region in the world provides an experience that brings the visitor and guest to the time and space of the Baron of Forrester.
The Wine House Hotel of Quinta da Pacheca is the ideal retreat in the Douro, where peace, tranquility, elegance and comfort are just some of the adjectives to describe the unique facilities.
Inserted in a 51 ha. (126 ac.) farm full of vineyards stretching down to the Douro, the Wine House Hotel Quinta da Pacheca is an intense and soulful hotel that surprises for its history, combined with an innovative and sophisticated style. The main building is a typical 18th-century house that was completely restored respecting its traditional architecture and original values.
Quinta de La Rosa was built in an unusual location, on a hill with steep stairs that connect the different levels besides the Douro River. The Quinta produces the wine that is provided to some of the most important Restaurants and Retailers all over the world.
It offers an eclectic range of accommodation to suit your needs during your visit to the Douro and all its 14 rooms provide a spectacular view of the Douro.
Quinta do Portal, a Boutique Winery where quality is the motto.
Located in the Douro Region, the house «Casa das Pipas» is the enoturism proposal that Quinta do Portal presents to all that appreciate relaxation while enjoying the surroundings that lead to the production of the best wines of the company.
It also offers its guests a wine library, board games, breakfast room, swimming pool, outdoor terrace and an indoor gym, besides the panoramic living room, located on the 1st floor, with a nice view of the vineyards landscape that stretches far out of sight, with grape bunches as décor and small green gardens where roses and other species of rare beauty grow.
This Quinta t is located on the banks of the River Corgo, a tributary of the Douro River, right next to the river mouth near the town of Peso da Régua. For nearly 200 years the Quinta do Vallado was primarily engaged in the production of Port wine, subsequently marketed by Casas Ferreira.
Quinta do Vallado consists of two buildings with different settings that combine tradition and modernity, a compound that was built and designed inspired by the Douro wine environment.
Quinta Nova was the first wine hotel in Portugal. It was born from the reconstruction of the old 19th-century manor house, in full harmony with nature inside this 120 hectares property.
The historic sites that are still preserved today and opened for visitors reveal all this: the creek, the gazebo, the stone mark of the Marquis of Pombal dated of 1758, the cellar's crest, two chapels and three secular orchards.
Inside the Winery House and as the result of the recovery of the property's manor house, 11 different rooms ensure all the possible comfort and you can look over the river the vineyards from all them.
The Six Senses Douro Valley is touched by the romance of the 19th-century architecture and is happily married with the contemporary interiors that reflect the inimitable style of the Six Senses.
This Resort is next to the lazy and winding path of the Douro River that runs through the oldest wine-producing region of the world.
Positioned as the ultimate wine and SPA experience of the Douro, the Resort assumes its own regional identity. The impressive historic mansion is contemporary and sophisticated at the same time. It was originally transformed into a hotel in 2007 and was then renovated to adopt technical and material innovations. Now it has been fully recreated to become Six Senses Douro Valley. This space offers an impeccable service based on planned details and small surprises.
This hotel touches the Douro River, in a quiet and charming landscape, dominated by the old farmhouses and large terraced vineyards.
The Vintage House Douro is located in Pinhão, in the middle of the Douro Region.
Adapted from an old winery, The Vintage House Douro is a five star, with a sophisticated but comfortable decoration, typical of the traditional farms of the Douro.
Offering individuality of character and a sense of effortless comfort, The Yeatman Hotel is the address of choice for discerning travelers visiting Porto and the North of Portugal.
Occupying a commanding hillside position on the south bank of the River Douro, every room at The Yeatman Hotel enjoys breathtaking, panoramic views over the historic center of Porto. It is a haven for wine lovers and the prime destination for those wishing to explore the pleasures of Port, the great classic wine for which the city of Oporto is famous.
Next week, we'll be publishing the second part of the article to present you the best hotels in Portugal in the remaining wine regions.
See you then!