The Best Luxury Hotels In Portugal ♦ With heavenly beaches and lush fields, Portugal is a paradise from North to South. Known for the warm weather and welcoming people, the Portuguese hotels practice the art of hospitality like no other and are proud to offer a personalised and, most importantly, quality service. Secrets From Portugal presents a selection of the best luxury hotels in Portugal. Don’t hesitate and get carried away by the best that the country has to offer.
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Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach & Spa
Located on the first line of the seafront in Furadouro beach (Ovar), the Furadouro Boutique Hotel Beach & Spa is characterised by its relaxed environment and contemporary design which features bright and wide spaces. Its prime location makes this hotel the perfect one for a weekend getaway trip or even a business related stay.
Address: Avenida Infante D. Henrique, 734, 3880-355 Ovar, Portugal
Pergola House is a guest house located in the centre of Cascais which provides its guests with a unique journey through time. It’s enchanting, colourful, and uniquely scented gardens can really transport you to another era. The building’s construction dates back to the end of the 19th century making it a real-time travel “portal” on its own. Its architectural style features Mediterranean characteristics; a ground terrace, as well as a pergola balcony, where you can enjoy relaxing moments or even perfect your photography skills (the views are that good!).
Address: Avenida Valbom 13, 2750-508 Cascais
Quinta das Lágrimas Hotel
What once was a private family sanctuary is now a world-famous Hotel. Truth is, ‘Quinta das Lágrimas’ is way more than just a hotel, it’s a place where you can experience a real-life fairytale. Located in Coimbra, this 18th-century palace is surrounded by historic gardens where Pedro and Inês (Portuguese historical figures) lived their legendary love story. The Arcadas Restaurant is managed by the Chef Vítor Dias and offers guests unique recipes, prepared with freshly sourced ingredients from the hotel’s own farm. Finally, Quinta das Lágrimas Hotel is also a member of the prestigious hotel group ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’.
Address: Rua António Augusto Gonçalves., 3041-901 Coimbra
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a luxury hotel located in Lisbon, by the Tejo river, that has been awarded as Portugal’s Leading Design Hotel both in 2015 and 2016 by the World Travel Awards; as well the best Luxury Romantic Hotel in 2015, by the World Luxury Hotel Awards. This wonderful five-star hotel represents a contemporary vision the past ‘Portuguese Discoveries’ by way of inviting you on a visual trip through Mauritania (in the west African coast), Arabia, India, Siam and Osaka, and ending in the other side of the world; Brazil.
Address: Doca do Bom Sucesso, 1400-038 Lisboa
Four Season Hotel Ritz
The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz, in Lisbon, is located next to Parque Eduardo VII, which is one of the largest green spaces in Lisbon. It’s less than a 10-minute walk from the trendy Avenida da Liberdade and within walking distance of the São Jorge Castle. It is considered to be one of the Top Hotels in the Portuguese Capital and also recognised as one of the most important city landmarks not only by locals but also by those who are passing through the city.
Address: Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 88, 1099-039 Lisboa
M’Ar de Ar Aqueduto
Located in Évora’s historic centre, the M’AR de Ar Aqueduto Historic Design Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel that was born from the idea of refurbishing the old Sepúlveda’s Palace, which now combines the magnificent chapel and historic Manueline-style windows with a more contemporary design and architecture. The hotel is also located in an area that has been recognised as World Heritage by UNESCO, and where it is possible to savour the Mediterranean cuisine at the Degust’AR Restaurant managed by the Head Chef António Nobre.
Address: Rua Cândido dos Reis 72, Évora
Alentejo Marmòris Hotel
The Alentejo Marmòris Hotel was built as a celebration of Portuguese marble, which gives it a museum-like atmosphere entirely dedicated to this incredible stone. Placed in the centre of Vila Viçosa, the luxurious and exclusive hotel offers an unforgettable experience of both peacefulness and comfort. Surrounded by the cultural heritage that goes from medieval castles to a great lake, or even the Royal Palace – where you can enjoy the finest wines and savour the exquisite traditional cuisine at the best place in town; the Narcissus Fernandes Restaurant.
Address: Largo Gago Coutinho nº11, 7160-214 Vila Viçosa
Praia Verde Boutique Hotel
In 2014, CNN considered Praia Verde Boutique Hotel as one of Europe’s best boutique hotels. After being refurbished by DHM (Discovery Hotel Management), Praia Verde is today a place that brings a brand new concept to the hospitality sector in Portugal. Suites are extremely comfortable and decorated with lots of natural shade and light. The entire place was redesigned to make you feel like you are home, where you get to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, as well as all the hotel’s perks.
Address: Rua de Real Village – Praia Verde, 8950-434 Castro Marim
Vila Vita Parc
Spreading across 54 acres of sub-tropical gardens, the astonishing Vila Vita Parc is situated in the region of Porches in the Algarve. The Five-star hotel offers a series of accommodations that will take you on the ultimate luxurious adventure. Vila Vita Parc features sea-inspired rooms and suites with fabulous ocean-view terraces, as well as villas with private pool. This Resort is also equipped with a stunning Spa and a total of six elegant bars and ten exquisite restaurants.
Address: Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos, 8400-450 Porches
The ‘House of Joy‘, or ‘House of Jewels‘ is a small oriental palazzo directly situated in the Atlantic coast, and where the Moorish architecture blends perfectly with the ocean’s aroma. At the entrance hall, the fabulous ceiling ornaments are the first contact with the elegant atmosphere you can experience here. Not only that, the 12 unique rooms and 8 suites transport you to what might be the most beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean. The sunny garden features palm trees, cypresses, and beautiful flowers and it’s the perfect place to go for a walk or simply relax in the midst of nature.
Address: Estrada da Galé, 8201-917 Albufeira, Portugal
Belmond Reid’s Palace
Belmond Reid’s Palace is surrounded by nature and history. From the famous and award-winning Madeira wine to the steep cliffs that rise from the sea – Belmond Reid’s Palace – stands out for its luxurious quality, having even been internationally recognised. The suites feature stunning balconies and terraces with views over the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Funchal Bay. The restaurant boasts a glamorous Edwardian decoration, where guests dress up and are transported to the past.
Address: Estrada Monumental 139, 9000-098 Funchal, Madeira
Thanks to its strong connection to the sea and nature, the Azor Hotel, is the best starting point to discover the Azores from. With an outdoor panoramic pool and suites that feature amazing ocean views, the Azor Hotel, also offers a great variety of experiences that allow guests to fully enjoy Azores’ natural beauty. The incredible ‘À Terra’ restaurant is also the best one to try the delicious Azorian gastronomy. The À Terra restaurant showcases the best there is in Azorian gastronomy.
Address: Avenida Dr. João Bosco Mota Amaral, 4, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada
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