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Portugal - Oporto
YOUR 5-STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL IN THE HEART OF PORTO
True luxury has a name: Torel Palace Porto. This elegant palace in the heart of Porto is housed in a stunning mansion that they have transformed into a stunning five-star hotel with 24 rooms and suites, a restaurant, a spa, and a swimming pool.
Dating back to 1861, Torel Palace Porto has been carefully renovated to maintain as much of its original features as possible from the original historic house, Palacete Campos Navarro. The Palace – typical of the bourgeoisie at the time – is one of the most impressive and illustrious examples of the period of romantic architecture in Porto. The incredible architectural highlight is the exceptionally impressive skylight.
The Restaurant and Bar Blind serves in its Gastrobar menu the delights of renowned Chef Vitor Matos. Outside you will find a swimming pool which, together with one of their exclusive cocktails, offers the relaxing end of the day you deserve after traveling through the mountains of this wonderful city. In the Calla Wellness Suite, you can enjoy massages and treatments with exclusive Phytomer products.
Each of the 24 rooms and suites is named after a Portuguese writer or poet. They have 8 categories available on the four floors of the palace in different sizes.
Located in the heart of the city, Torel Palace Porto is just around the corner from Praça da Batalha, with the imposing São João National Theater and Santo Ildefonso Church within a short 2-minute walk. Also, just a few minute’s walk away, you can find the famous Santa Catarina street, a paradise for shopping lovers. Furthermore, on this street, you will also find the iconic “ Majestic ”, which will take you on a beautiful journey to the crazy 20s, with its opulent and charming decoration. On the other side of the coin, we have Bolhão market, where you can immerse yourself in the real Porto and find simplicity, genuineness, and the “picture” that characterizes each of the sales stalls, ranging from fresh fish from our seas to the freshest products from our gardens, also passing through the traditional sweets and delicious cheeses and liqueurs.
Portugal - Oporto
AN HISTORIC HOTEL IN DOWNTOWN PORTO
Malvia G.; “I can recommend this hotel, great prior to your cruise!”Pestana Porto – A Brasileira is the newest 5-star hotel located in downtown Porto, 4 minutes walking distance from the iconic Avenida dos Aliados and 12 minutes away from the Ribeira district.
This luxury hotel, nearby the Sá da Bandeira Theatre and the famous São Bento Train Station, offers a gymnasium, 2 meeting rooms, a restaurant inspired by Portuguese Cuisine, a French Patio with a natural vertical garden, and the A Brasileira café which boasts over 115 years history.
The 89 rooms and suites are distributed across several floors, each being thematically tied to one of the spices or products imported during the Portuguese maritime expansion on the 15th and 16th centuries. They are ANISE, COFFEE, CINNAMON, TEA, CHOCOLATE and PINK PEPPER.
All room types have Wi-Fi, LCD TV, and USB charger for smartphones and tablets. Some rooms also offer breathtaking views over the picturesque rooftops of Porto Historical Centre.
The Restaurant, managed by the illustrious Chef Rui Martins is inspired by traditional Portuguese cuisine. The Textures and shapes always feature a contemporary and constantly renewed identity, a trait that personifies Chef Rui Martins. The flavors and aromas will find general recognition and are sure to stir up memories of people and places.
Pestana Porto – A Brasileira is located in the heart of the city of Porto, which has been voted 3 times as Europe’s best destination, by European Consumers Choice. This hotel is just a few minutes walk from the main tourist attractions (Avenida dos Aliados, Bairro dos Clérigos, São Bento Station, Mercado do Bolhão and Rua de Santa Catarina). The historic Ribeira district, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is just 2 km from this hotel.
As you make your stay in one of Europe’s oldest cities, take a cruise on the Douro River. You can also take the historic train to the Douro Valley and visit the famous Porto Wine Vineyards. Make sure to visit the main monuments such as : the Palácio da Bolsa, Sé Cathedral, Torre dos Clérigos, the Serralves Foundation, the Lello bookshop, Casa da Música, Café Majestic and the art galleries on Rua Miguel Bombarda.
Pestana Porto – A Brasileira is 20 minutes from the Porto International Airport, 4 minutes from the São Bento Station, and 10 minutes from the Campanhã station.
Portugal - Oporto
PLACES ARE UNIQUE WHEN EXPERIENCES ARE UNIQUE. AT VILA FOZ HOTEL, ALL ARE UNREPEATABLE, MEMORABLE
In the city of Porto, facing the infinite blue of the Atlantic, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is a privilege in the city.
The walls of Casa Palaciana tell centuries-old stories, beautiful and happy memories of other times. Today, together with the new building built to welcome you, these walls tell other stories of comfort and welcome, always with the sea on the horizon. And here begins their story.
They are a space for gathering and evasion in a vibrant city. In Vila Foz and Flor de Lis restaurants, they propose authentic, unique, and delicate dishes prepared by the Chef. At the SPA, time slows down and brings us back to balance. They are a place of experiences and well-being with the excellence of always attentive and personalized service.
The bedrooms are spacious, modern, sophisticated. They combine unique details, seeking inspiration in the elegance of the materials used in the hotel’s other spaces and in the waves of the sea. There are 68 rooms and suites that strive for comfort, welcoming spaces to fully enjoy a perfect stay with quiet and peaceful nights.
With the sea always present, the freshness and authentic taste of fish and seafood from the Portuguese coast shine in the tasting proposals. With elegance, technique, and daring, the Chef and his team create exceptional works of art in contemporary cuisine.
Portugal - Oporto
exclusive design – space – comfort
This exclusive themed hotel is located on Rua Sá da Bandeira, in the historical center of the city. The hotel was built on the site of the former Baquet Theatre, which opened in 1859. Today, the theatrical theme is very much in evidence with the hotel’s unique, refined and bohemian atmosphere.
The 74 rooms offer a contemporary, individual and comfortable feel. The hotel has 74 spacious rooms, divided into 5 categories, offering a contemporary, individual and comfortable feel. The gold and bronze tones also used in the bathrooms give them a sophisticated touch.
The suites and junior suites can accommodate up to three people.
They have adjoining rooms and rooms adapted for people with reduced mobility.
Situated next to the hotel entrance, the Palco Restaurant is a romantic and cosy space with a charming covered patio. The kitchen is run by young and enthusiastic Chef Nuno Miguel and his team. The dishes offer the harmony and comfort of flavors typical of Portuguese home cooking, and the atmosphere reflects the warmth of Portuguese hospitality.
Excellent location in the historical center, next to the city’s main attractions and monuments. Find out here about what to see in the city and around the PortoBay Hotel Teatro.
Portugal - Oporto
a unique blend of timeless elegance and contemporary sophistication
Porto’s most prestigious city centre luxury hotel, Infante Sagres has been a meeting place for the city’s élite and the residence of choice for discerning travellers and international celebrities for more than six decades, renowned for its stylish ambience, personalised service and unique blend of timeless elegance and contemporary sophistication.
The Infante Sagres offers 85 fully appointed bedrooms and suites, equipped to provide an exceedingly high level of comfort and style, aptly reflecting the hotel’s design heritage and iconic status in Porto.
Portugal - Oporto
YOUR LUXURY RESIDENCE IN PORTO
The setting of an excellent Urban Resort is a member of the exclusive consortium The Leading Hotels of the World and provides you with an unparalleled experience that marries traditional values with contemporary comfort.
The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is characterized by its sumptuous eighteenth-century architecture. It was built by Nicolau Nasoni, one of the most important architects that helped Porto become a World Heritage Site.
Campanhã train station is located 2 km from the Palácio do Freixo, and Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 21 km away.