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About Northern Portugal
Famed for its food, wine and beautiful landscapes, Northern Portugal is a charming destination for a romantic couples’ escape or an active family holiday. The area’s popularity has ensured that there is a considerable range of accommodation available — from pretty B&Bs to imposing luxury hotels. Our pick of the best places to stay in Northern Portugal features fabulous pink-painted manor houses, boutique boltholes in the heart of Porto or Braga, and rambling wineries with stacks of activities for the whole family.
Picturesque Porto is Northern Portugal’s most renowned city for good reason, with heaps of heritage buildings, museums and wonderful eateries. Set on the banks of the Douro River, Porto has been shaped both by its seafaring past as a key trading port, and by the vineyards which surround it. Amble along winding streets to striking cobbled plazas, step into some of the world’s most impressive bookshops — including Livraria Lello — and marvel at Baroque churches, before retreating to a lively street-side bar or eatery. The food in Porto is fantastic — and so, too, is the wine. Don’t miss the buzzing street markets or the colourfully tiled houses, best discovered on a walking tour of the city.
For a quieter city break, head north to historic Braga, where there are Roman ruins, Gothic churches and Baroque edifices to admire. Guimarães, too, is a cultural hub, with a well-preserved medieval centre and some beautiful hotels. Beyond the towns themselves is the glorious Minho region — the birthplace of the Portuguese kingdom. The area’s lush valley and craggy granite peaks will appeal to lovers of the great outdoors who can walk, hike and cycle across the landscape, or kayak along the Minho River, which flows from Spain in the north to Caminha. The verdant landscapes and rich agricultural soil are well-suited to the growing of grapes, and this is where Portugal’s ‘Vinho Verde’ originates.
Northern Portugal’s other natural wonder is the enchanting Douro Valley, its hillsides clad in vineyards. Visit the International Douro Natural Park, learn about the ageing of Port in Vila Nova de Gaia, and discover beautiful Lamego, at the foot of the 686 steps to the Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur eager to experience the oldest demarcated wine region in the world or a laid-back foodie in search of a romantic spot to relax, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Nab a room at a hip townhouse hotel in Porto for a stylish city break, hit the tennis court or the cycling trails with the whole family, or unwind in blissful surroundings at an elegant, family-owned quinta. Many of the best places to stay in Northern Portugal are tucked amidst lush vineyards, in historic houses or state-of-the-art extensions, promising gastronomic delights and spectacular views — a perfect escape.
The Best places to stay in Northern Portugal
- Six Senses Douro Valley promises gorgeous contemporary luxury with magnificent Douro Valley views. The nineteenth-century manor house has been thoughtfully restored to offer ultra-modern touches whilst retaining its timeless charm. Savour gourmet cuisine, unwind at the world-class spa, and taste the best of the region’s wines. Cool, chic and very grown-up.
- Vila Foz promises a superb stay in a heritage property on the edge of Porto. Think opulent interiors including marble bathrooms, superb seafood and an indulgent spa. Book a suite for the glorious sea views. A sumptuous city base.
- Pousada de Viana do Castelo is a stunning nineteenth-century property with panoramic views over the Atlantic Ocean. Pick this place for heritage charm and a grand, luxurious feel, as well as excellent facilities, including tennis courts and a spa. The sweeping vistas are seriously impressive!
For a boutique city bolthole
- Gran Cruz House is a hip riverside hotel in Porto’s Old Town. Tucked into a restored 16th century building, characterful rooms are individually designed, wonderfully romantic and all feature river views. The inviting restaurant serves delicious food, and you’re well-placed to explore.
- Casa Carolina offers eight spacious boutique rooms in a historic Porto townhouse. Vintage pieces meet a slick, white-washed aesthetic, and balconies boast beautiful city views. The top-floor suite has a well-equipped kitchenette: great for families.
- Malmerandas Boutique Lodging is an intimate city centre hotel in Porto. The elegant townhouse has a pretty terrace garden, and the six bright, airy rooms have high ceilings and smart bathrooms. A stylish small hotel, perfect for discovering Porto.
- Casa dos Lóios is a lovely hideaway for couples or families — who can book a big deluxe room — looking for a heritage base in Porto. The most spacious rooms feature intricately painted ceilings, there are cracking city views and lots of period elements. Don't miss hiding away in the quiet courtyard.
- Porta Nova Collection House promises nine slick, stylish rooms in Braga’s historic centre, as well as a wonderfully laid-back restaurant for drinks and dining. Interiors fuse the building’s original exposed stone with crisp modern lines and pops of colour. A cool, contemporary choice.
- Emaj Boutique Hotel is a chic Guimarães base, with bright, unicolour rooms housed in the town’s old national bank building. Characterful and well-located for historic city explorations.
For a family escape
- Quinta de Freixiero is a beautiful, pink-painted manor house in a striking setting south-west of Guimarães. Stay in quirky, colourful rooms (including a fun family suite) unwind by the pool, hit the cycling and walking trails or take a yoga class at the hotel. A stylish B&B bolthole with lots of charm for couples or families.
- Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park features futuristic, self-catering eco-houses with plenty of space for families, and swish, couples-focused treehouses within the National Park. The architecture is slick and understated, in harmony with the natural landscape. Adults will adore the thermal spa, whilst kids can hang out in the outdoor pool, climb trees, cycle, or get their adrenaline pumping at Pena Aventura Park. An active eco escape.
- Quinta de Bouça d’Arques is a gorgeous, 300 year-old manor in the Minho region, with a bold offering of iron-and-glass structures housing further rooms in the picturesque gardens. The accommodation is perfect for families, and kids will love the outdoor pool, bikes and exploring the nearby Neiva River.
For Food & Wine
- The Yeatman is a grand Porto landmark, with beautiful rooms, an impressive infinity pool and a fantastic spa. Family Suites are great for travellers with kids, whilst this is also a lovely base for a romantic city break. Food and wine are at the heart of the hotel — from the corridors named for wine regions to the 25,000 bottle cellar and the two Michelin-starred restaurant, headed by Chef Riccardo Costa. A gastronomic delight!
- Design and Wine Hotel promises ultra-modern, minimalist rooms overlooking the Minho Estuary in Caminha. Pick this place for its eco credentials, in-house art gallery and distinctive selection of regional wines. Don’t miss the regular tastings! One for art & wine lovers.
- Hotel Moon & Sun is a cool, contemporary bolthole overlooking São Francisco Church in Braga. Rooms are chic and modern, the restaurant serves Portuguese classics and the wine bar is a top spot to unwind after a day of exploring. A romantic foodie choice.
- Casa Do Rio is a modernist Douro Valley gem, with floor-to-ceiling windows framing the landscape, and chic, contemporary rooms. Feast on Portuguese codfish paired with local wines and unwind in the gorgeous infinity pool. A rural hideaway for foodie couples.
- Torre de Gomariz is a superb spa hotel with beautiful rooms and suites in soothing, earthy tones, housed both in the main heritage building and a swish, contemporary extension. The rural Cervães setting is beautifully restful, and the swimming pool overlooks the hotel’s vineyards. Tastings of the hotel’s own wine with an expert sommelier are a real highlight! Chic, secluded and romantic.
- Casa das Pipas offers charming rooms with exposed stone walls and stunning views of the surrounding Sabrosa wineries. The big hit is the hotel restaurant, headed by Chef Milton Ferreira. Pair delectable dishes with fine wines and you’re golden!
- Lamego Hotel is set on a working farm and vineyard, offering guests a special insight into Portuguese winemaking. Minimalist rooms and suites are done in soft creams and earthy browns, the alfresco restaurant serves fab farm-to-table food and there’s wine aplenty. The tennis and squash courts, outdoor pool and children’s crafts area make this a great family foodie pick.
- Quinta do Vallado was built in 1716, and remains one of the Douro Valley’s most famous wine-growing estates. Come for the top-notch vineyard experience, and stay for the 13 gorgeous rooms and suites, set between the old estate house and a swish new building. Chill out by the pool before heading out cycling, kayaking, fishing or hiking. Fantastic for couples or active families.
For a B&B
- Casa das Laranjas is a bright and charming 4-room B&B in Porto’s historic old town. Choose this spot for great value and a laid-back, intimate feel. Well-located for exploring Porto, the hotel is also just two minutes from the beach. Book the whole house if travelling as a big group!
- Mercador Guest House fuses retro design with cosy comfort on one of the trendiest streets in Porto. Pick this little guesthouse for a romantic city break, complete with antique curios reflecting Portugal’s rich global history. An intimate B&B base near lots of bars and eateries.
- Casa do Rio Vez is a lovely B&B with four contemporary bedrooms in a converted mill near Arcos de Valdevez. An excellent-value base for fishing, hiking and strolling along the river. One for nature lovers in search of seclusion.
- Casa da Levada is a friendly, family-run B&B, ideal for exploring the Vila Real area. Expect cosy bedrooms, lots of space for families, and generous organic fare at breakfast. The outdoor pool and garden will be a sure-fire hit with the kids! A relaxed family stay with knowledgeable owners full of local tips.
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- Fly to Porto International Airport, and hop aboard the metro, or take a bus into the city if staying in Porto. Most hotels will also be happy to arrange an airport pick up.
- Alternatively, you can take the ferry from Plymouth to Santander and drive through Spain to Portugal — it’s a gorgeous road trip!
- If you are venturing beyond Porto, Northern Portugal is fantastic to explore by car. Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
- Northern Portugal is a great year-round destination. Travel in July and August for the hottest weather (averaging around 30°C), but do expect crowds! Time your visit for the spring or autumn for cooler weather and fewer visitors. This is a hugely popular region so book well in advance to avoid missing out.
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Six Senses Douro Valley Peso da Regua (Lamego) 60 rooms from £321Spa breaks - Enjoy locally inspired treatments at the incredible spacious Spa complete with sauna, lavish wet area and top notch therapists.Country Escape - An impressive organically minded hillside manor overlooking incredibly unspoilt stretches of vineyards and the Douro Valley.Sailing - Take a 'wine and dine' Douro river cruise, perfect for a romantic break.Great walks - Explore the Douro Valley with its pretty villages and vineyards.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
A world-class luxury hotel set in a quintessentially Portuguese landscape. Terracotta-coloured manor house on the banks of the Douro. Sleek contemporary rooms with all the equally sleek technology. Excellent spa and gourmet restaurant. A magnificent setting for complete relaxation. See More
Casa da Levada Vila Real (R. da Capela) 8 rooms from £50Families - Two bedroom apartments are great for familiesValue chic - Providing excellent value for moneySights nearby - Must visit Casa de Mateus for its baroque architecture and the International Music Festival from June - Sep annuallyGreat walks - Lovely hikes can be enjoyed in nature parks surrounding the hotel
This family run country home is a short walk away from the picturesque town centre. Surrounded by gardens and an outdoor pool, the main house and cottages have red-tiled roofs, stone walls, hand painted tiles and antique furniture. A home made breakfast is served at the terrace everyday. See More
Old City Guest House Braga 5 rooms from £52Local exploring - With most of the city's main attractions, from museums to monuments, close by, this hotel is a great base for local sightseeingFamilies - With family suites available that are designed to accommodate parents with children, book this hotel for a family city breakCity Style - Set in a stately family mansion in the heart of the historic old town, this hotel has lots of local Braga charmGreat walks - Explore the picturesque cobbled streets of the historic city centre, starting from the city square a stone's throw from this B&B
This charming B&B is set in a lovingly restored family residence in Braga's old town. Guests can enjoy use of the spacious, well-appointed living room and kitchen, where family heirlooms and antiques complete the home-away-from-home feeling. This B&B makes a great base for local exploring. See More
Mercador Guest House 4050-379 Porto 7 rooms from £52Romantic Break - This hotel, which combines retro design with modern comfort, offers an intimate base from which to explore this bustling cityFoodies - Porto is famous for its rich, traditional cuisine - dish Francesinha consists of meat, cheese and bread!Local exploring - Historical São Bento Train Station is nearby, as is the centennial Lello BookstoreSights nearby - Being located on Miguel Bombarda Street, cafés, shops, restaurants and the iconic Clérigos Tower is just steps away
This intimate hotel stands out for its unique interior design. Each bedroom is stylishly decorated with art and pottery from Portugal's colonial days giving it a renewed contemporary feel. Located on one of Porto's trendiest streets while maintaining an air of quietness. A charming stay. See More
Hotel Moon & Sun Braga 25 rooms from £55Foodies - With an onsite restaurant that serves contemporary Portugese classics, this hotel is a great option for foodiesRomantic Break - The cosy, well-appointed suites and romantic wine bar make this hotel a great choice for a couples's getawayCity Style - Boasting a central location and bespoke interiors, this hotel has plenty of modern city styleSights nearby - Visit the Braga Sé Cathedral, the city's landmark Baroque cathedral located a stone's throw from this hotel
This boutique bolt-hole is nestled in the heart of Braga, overlooking the landmark São Francisco Church. Contemporary guestrooms are dressed in a perfectly balanced pastel palette with luxury linens and city views. Unwind at the hotel's wine bar after a day out sightseeing. See More
Solar Egas Moniz Penafiel 10 rooms from £63Sights nearby - The are more than 50 Romanesque monuments built from the tenth century.Kayaking - Paiva River.Restrictions on childrenSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Braga Heritage Lofts Braga 10 rooms from £56Romantic Break - These spacious and modern apartments are perfect for couples for prefer a more discreet stay on a romantic breakCity Style - Set in a newly renovated heritage property in the heart of Braga, this hotel has plenty of local city charmLocal exploring - This hotel has an excellent location for local exploring, with museums, galleries and landmarks close bySights nearby - Visit Bom Jesus do Monte, a sanctuary and in Tenões - a town just outside of Braga - which has a monumental Baroque stairway
This hotel offers stylish and contemporary lofts in the heart of Braga. Each floor is inspired by an era in the property's history, from industrial site to architectural atelier. Enjoy great city views from your private balcony in this charming pied-à-terre, great for local sightseeing. See More
Casa Melo Alvim Viana do Castelo 20 rooms from £69Sights nearby - Praca da Republica, Castelo de Santiago da Barra, and Monte de Santa Luzia Basilica.Local markets - Good for local colour.Great walks - Good for walkers.Traditional
A magnificent manor house close to the beach in the town centre. Simple but elegant rooms with white washed walls and antique furniture, some with private balconies and four poster beds. Lovely gardens and just a short walk to all the attractions. Great for families, beach goers and couples. See More
Emaj Boutique Hotel Guimaraes 18 rooms from £61Local exploring - Set in the historic centre of Guimarães, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with many of the main attractions within walking distanceGreat walks - The historical centre is best explored getting lost on long walks through the pretty streetsSights nearby - Visit the magnificent Palace of the Dukes of BragancaFull of character
A chic boutique hotel set in the original national bank building in the heart of historic Guimaraes. Vibrant rooms each come in different bold unicolors which are set off by simple furniture and large sash windows. Breakfasts are an indulgent affair and the main attractions are just steps away. See More
Casa Carolina 4050-174 Porto 8 rooms from £62Families - Top-floor suite is spacious and has a fully-equipped kitchenette - perfect for families seeking an affordable yet stylish baseValue chic - Portuguese architecture, juliet balconies, wood-panelled floors, and white walls make for stylish rooms at a reasonable priceLocal exploring - Located on buzzing pedestrian street Rua de Cedofeita - bars, restaurants and attractions are within walking distanceGreat walks - Walk through Porto's iconic cobbled black and white streets to admire traditional architecture and views of the Duoro river!
This Portuguese townhouse is now an owner-managed eight-roomed boutique hotel. Rooms are spacious; some with juliet balconies, some with kitchenettes. Vintage furniture stylishly merges with the white-wash style. Terraces overlook Porto's bustling street life which is right on your doorstep. See More
Rosa et Al Townhouse Porto 6 rooms from £78City Style< 10 roomsSights nearby - Ribeira (the Old Town) is a World Heritage Site.Cooking classes - Check for timings.
A sleek chic townhouse in Porto's Old Town. Light and airy rooms and suites with clean lines and large living areas. Wonderful three course brunches and inventive modern cuisine. Gardens and a cosy library/living room area for relaxing. Ideal for a romantic city break for two. See More
Casa do Rio Vez Ponte de Lima 4 rooms from £68Views - Lovely river views.Value chicRomantic BreakRestrictions on children - Over 7s welcome.Recommended by - I Escape
Villa C Boutique Hotel Vila do Conde (Estrada Nacional 13) 43 rooms from £79Great walks - Go for lovely walks through the Quinta da Conceicao GardenViews - Great views from hotelSeaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Spa
Set on the banks of the River Ave, Villa C Boutique Hotel is located just a short distance from the coast in Azurara. This 4* spot boasts chic, crisp, contemporary interiors with plenty of wooden furnishings. Wonderful cuisine served up at the restaurant. Great for outdoor adventurers. See More
Quinta de Freixieiro Northern Portugal 5 rooms from £69Local exploring - An ideal country bolthole for exploring the surrounding countryside, vineyards and picturesque nearby villagesSights nearby - Visit the ancient town of Guimaraes, the baroque town of Braga, and Ponte de Lima, Portugal's most ancient villageSwimming Pool - Year-round outdoor poolBack to NatureRecommended by - Sawdays
A converted convent with a charming old courtyard and garden. Fine interiors feature antiques and modern pieces in original arrangements, while elegantly furnished rooms have fine rugs and clusters of paintings. The pool with great views of the hills is a real highlight. A serene and quirky base. See More
Design and Wine Hotel Carminha (Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres) 23 rooms from £69Sailing - The river estuary is a great place for boating enthusiastsGreat walks - Surrounding the hotel are beautiful mountains for hikingDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Situated on the banks of the Minho Estuary in Camhina this sustainably ecological hotel blends local heritage and modern design. The in-house gallery displays contemporary artworks from the surrounding areas and the restaurant serves up portuguese fare paired with distinctive regional wines. See More
Pousada de Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo 51 rooms from £82Views - Famous for its incredible panoramic delights - National Geographic calls it one of the world's finestSpa - There's a wellness area for massages and treatmentsSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool with a viewKayaking - Available locally.Recommended by - Tablet
This 19th century, hilltop hotel boasts some of the world's finest panoramic views, over the Atlantic coast of Portugal. Be blown away by the port and sweeping beaches below. The rooms are beautifully decorated in neutral tones with comfortable furniture - and all have a balcony to enjoy the views. See More
Convento dos Capuchos Moncao 24 rooms from £73Total relaxation - A quiet secluded hotel complete with an indulgent spa and lovely pool to unwind beside - there's hardly a reason to leave!Sights nearby - Visit the impressive Brejoeira Palace and its picturesque gardensSpa - Bambu Spa offers hydromassage, Turkish bath and saunaSwimming Pool - Outdoor pool
A beautifully converted convent offering a perfectly tranquil stay. Spacious rooms have polished hardwood floors, exposed stone and minimalist fixtures and fittings. The spa is an utterly indulgent affair and the acclaimed restaurant serves modern regional fare. A perfect spot to roll up and unwind. See More
Casa das Laranjas Porto 4 rooms from £74Local exploring - Perfectly situated for exploring the city, with all the main tourist attractions, restaurants and bars within walking distance.Families - The whole house with four bedrooms can be rented for self catering holidays, a good family option.Beach Life - The beach is a two minute walk from the hotel.Sights nearby - The Church of St Francis is close by and well worth checking out.
A charming 19th century townhouse, turned B&B in Porto's historic area. Unique and comfortable rooms marry old world charm with contemporary touches. The cosy sitting room, dining area and shared kitchen are available for guests use. A welcoming and homely option in a great location. See More
Na-Bé, Lavender Lodge and Spa Northern Portugal 8 rooms from £75Country Escape - With thatched roofs, and stunning views, this eco lodge is ideal for something a litttle off the beaten track in Portugal.Local exploring - A great base for exploring the beautiful Minho region, ask the knowledgeable staff for tips!Local markets - Browse the local market in nearby Crasto and pick up some regional treats!Great walks - Excellent walking in the surrounding mountains and countryside.
A charming, eco-friendly B&B in the beautiful mountains of the Minho region. Awash with character, it offers a variety of rooms and lodges set around a lovely lavender garden. The spa focuses on aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and body wraps. A great value option for a relaxing, intimate escape. See More
Porto A S 1829 4050-097 Porto 41 rooms from £76Local exploring - Located on beautiful Rua das Flores which is full of shops, cafés and restaurants plus the river is less than ten-minutes awayRomantic Break - The beautiful rooms and suites are stylish, historic, and intimate. This historic part of Porto calls for evening explorationFoodies - Galeria do Largo Restaurant, which looks out onto hotel's bustling street, serves excellent authentic Portuguese foodValue chic - The rooms merge historical tiles with wood-panelled floors, free-standing baths, velvet armchairs and city viewsRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
Housed in one of Europe's oldest stationary shops, Porto A.S. 1829 is now a stylish boutique hotel in the middle of Porto's old town. The hotel's history is emulated through vintage typewriters, whilst white-washed bedrooms offer a modern, comfortable stay. Bustling urban life is on your doorstep. See More
Casa de Vilarinho de Sao Romao Sabrosa 6 rooms from £78Writing a novel - Enjoy the peaceful location of the hotel, plus rooms come with writing desks.Country Escape - Located in a wine region with lovely views and an outdoor pool on site.Great walks - There are some great hikes in the surrounding region, maps and walking notes are provided by the hotel.Sights nearby - The 15th century chapel nearby is a fascinating sight for any history buffs.
Cocorico Luxury Guesthouse Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro,) 10 rooms from £82Romantic Break - The warm accents in the rooms and the charming terrace restaurant make this hotel a favourite with couplesCity Style - This is one of the most stylish of Porto's heritage hotels; enjoy the city's sights from your balconyFamilies - Family rooms with bunk beds are great for travelling with younger childrenLocal markets - Visit the Mercado do Bolhão, a traditional farmer's market with cafés and restaurants
If France and Portugal had a lovechild it would be this hotel. Rooms are named after famous unions made between the nations and offer cosy, romantic beds and period accents; the best have balconies overlooking the historic city. The restaurant is also a fusion affair at this charming Porto hotel. See More
Charm Palace Porto Porto 5 rooms from £82Honeymoons - Make yours a honeymoon with a difference and stay in a superior suite in this palatial hotelRomantic Break - The luxurious beds and free-standing bathtubs make these suites a favourite with couplesCity Style - Located in the heart of historic Porto, this is a decadent base for a city breakLocal markets - A trip to Porto would not be complete without visiting Bolhão Market, a traditional farmer's market
This opulent heritage hotel occupies a restored 1900s bourgeois residence in the heart of Porto's historic centre. Intricate tiles line the hallway leading to the bright, expansive suites; the best offer a charming balcony. Original features abound, updated with modern design details; regal luxury. See More
Porto Persona Guesthouse Porto 3 rooms from £85Romantic Break - The vintage style of the rooms and the spacious private suites make this a perfect romantic hideoutLocal exploring - Located a stone's throw from Porto's main attractions, this is a great base to explore the cityCity Style - Set in a heritage building, stay at this hotel for a taste of classic Porto style and glamourGreat walks - Take a walk through Cémiterio de Agramonte, the verdant cemetery on the hotel's doorstep
This pretty boutique hotel is housed in a 1920s Art Nouveau building. Inside, the indivudally styled rooms have hand-selected period furnishings. The best suites have private living and dining areas, plus a charming terrace. Hosting just three rooms, this is an intimate and romantic city guesthouse. See More
Hotel da Oliveira Guimaraes (Rua de Santa Maria) 20 rooms from £86Local exploring - The main attractions of Guimarães are within easy walking distance of this hotel, making it a great base for local exploringRomantic Break - Offering well-appointed, cosy suites and a stylish bar and restaurant, book this hotel for a romantic European city breakCity Style - Set in a heritage property in the historic centre of the city, this hotel has lots of chic Portugese charmSights nearby - Visit the nearby Guimarães Castle, which has a famed statue of D. Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, in its grounds
This charming hotel is set in a heritage pousada in the historic centre of Guimarães. Interiors by designer Paulo Lobo are cosy and sophisticated, with a dusky palette of nudes set off by royal blue accents. Sample classic Portuguese cuisine at the romantic restaurant after a day's sightseeing. See More
Lamego Hotel Lamego, Northern Portugal 93 rooms from £89Local exploring - Set between the vineyards of the valley and the attractions of the city, there is plenty to explore local to this hotelRomantic Break - With well-appointed guestrooms, tennis courts and a huge pool, this hotel is great for a couples' hideaway holidayCountry Escape - Set in the rolling countryside of the Douro Valley, book this hotel for a relaxing escape from the cityKayaking - Discover the Douro River from a fresh perspective on a kayaking excursion, available via the hotelRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
This stylish lifestyle hotel is nestled between the Douro Valley and the city centre in Alto Douro Vinhateiro. Set within a working farm and vineyard, the hotel offers contemporary guestrooms dressed in a palette of earthy hues. Dine al fresco at the restaurant for beautiful countryside views. See More
Paco de Calheiros Ponte de Lima 15 rooms from £103Families - The private villa has sleeps 10 and his its own tennis court and pool.Views - Beautiful valley views.Sights nearby - Dos Terceiros Museum, Arnado Theme Park, the Museum of Rural Ponte de Lima.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoor
Casa da Calcada Amarante 30 rooms from £105Views - Great views from hotel5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Sights nearby - Ponte de Sao Goncalo, Igreja de Sao Goncalo, Garden of Saint Bartholomew.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux
Quinta da Bouça d'Arques Viana do Castelo (Vila de Punhe) 8 rooms from £91Country Escape - A stunning 300 year old Manor set in lovely gardens.Great walks - Set out on walks to hidden river pools where a quick cool off dip is essential.Surfing - Excellent nearby surf at Afife and Moledo beaches.Swimming Pool - Lovely outdoor pool.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
A gorgeous, classically Portuguese manor house, converted into chic apartments. In house apartments are traditional in style set on a clean white background. The exterior pods are uber modern in design. Wonderfully friendly owners. Indulgent breakfasts and small kitchenettes. Totally charming. See More
Casa do Conto Porto (703) 6 rooms from £94Hideaway - Located outside of the main hustle and bustle of downtown Porto, this hotel is the perfect bolt-holeLocal exploring - Located in the up-and-coming Cedofeita area, there is lots of local exploring to do from this hotelCity Style - Chic and modern accommodation, in a hisotric building, right in the heart of the city.Local markets - Take a trip to Mercado Do Bom Sucesso, a food market rich in history with lots of great restaurants to sample local delicacies
A unique concept hotel in Cedofeita, central Porto. The unusual architecture of the six, individually designed rooms has won the hotel a number of awards; bold, exposed stone engravings adorn the ceilings of the suites, exploring the concept of a 'house'. A stand-out city hotel for design lovers. See More
Casa das Pipas Sabrosa 10 rooms from £95Great walks - Good for walkers.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRomantic - Good for couples.Views - Great views from hotel
Casa das Pipas is a fabulous guest house in the heart of the Douro (a UNESCO World Heritage site) with magnificent views of the surrounding wineries and a relaxing swimming pool. Fine wines and a superb restaurant headed by Chef Milton Ferreira. Authentically decorated rooms with charming features. See More
Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande Britiande (Lamego) 6 rooms from £95Country Escape - Set in stunning gardens, outdoor activities in abundance and local wines to sample after a day outdoors.Great walks - Lovely relaxing walks through the gardens and surrounding forest.Sailing - Take a boat ride or cruise on the River Douro.Romantic - Good for couples.
A charming country house set within mature gardens. Simple rooms, think exposed stone walls, traditional furniture, soft linen curtains draped on french windows and parquet flooring. A lovely pool set within the gardens. Quiet terrace spots to sip on regional wines. Totally relaxing. See More
Malmerendas Boutique Lodging Porto 6 rooms from £102Romantic Break - Couples love this quiet and stylish boutique hotel; there are lots of romantic restaurants close byFamilies - The spacious suites and self-catering apartments are great for those travelling with childrenHideaway - Book a suite with a private terrace to make this the perfect hideaway holidayGreat walks - On a sunny day, take a walk through the beautiful Serralves gardens, a perfectly romantic Porto landmarkRecommended by - Great Small Hotels
This modern boutique hotel is housed in a restored, late 19th-century building in Porto's city centre. The best of the bright suites overlook the charming terrace garden. The garden studio is perfect for families, with self-catering facilities and a lounge area; stylish accommodation downtown. See More
Casa dos Lóios Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 20 rooms from £102Romantic Break - This heritage hotel offers bags of character that couples love; enjoy the view from the terrace restaurantCity Style - With its central location, this hotel makes a great base for a city break in PortoFamilies - The deluxe family rooms are great for people travelling with childrenRomantic - Good for couples.
This boutique hotel is housed in a beautiful renovated 16th-century residence nestled in Porto's historic centre. The interior design pairs period touches and modern furnishings; the best rooms boast original features like magnificent painted ceilings. A charming heritage hotel in a great location. See More
Quinta da Cancela Braga (S. Lourenço de Sande) 7 rooms from £103Country Escape - The ideal country house to totally unwind in; swim in the pool, soak up the characterful interiors and sample local wines.Sights nearby - Visit the prehistoric site of Citania Briteiros.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolSecluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Sawdays
A family run 300-year old property and vineyard now owned by the 6th generation. Atmospheric interiors feature beamed ceilings, exposed stonework, wonky walls and lovely antiques. Regional cuisine is cooked with very local produce, there's a granite pool and plenty of wine on offer. See More
Porta Nova Collection House Braga 9 rooms from £104Local exploring - Located steps from the best museums and most famous landmarks, book this hotel as a base for your local sightseeingRomantic Break - With well-appointed guestrooms and a cosy restaurant, book this hotel for a romantic European city breakCity Style - Set in a heritage mansion in the heart of Braga, this hotel has reams of chic city charmSights nearby - Take a tour of Bom Jesus do Monte through the hotel and discover this Baroque pilgrimage site with an expert guide
This stylish hotel offers boutique suites in Braga's historic centre. Inside, part-exposed stone windows with wooden shutters recall the property's heritage, juxtaposed with contemporary design pieces and unique city photographs. Dine at the laid-back hotel restaurant after a day tour. See More
Quinta do Vallado Peso da Regua 13 rooms from £104Kayaking - Corgo river.Cooking classes - Check for timings.Birdwatching - Good birding near the hotel.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorRecommended by - I Escape
Torel 1884 Porto 12 rooms from £104Local exploring - Set in the heart of the city near pedestrianised streets filled with shops and eateriesCity Style - An elegant converted palace offering all the granduer of days gone bySights nearby - Within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of RibeiraRomantic - Good for couples.
An elegant palace situated in the heart of Porto. Interiors have been painstakingly renovated keeping all the building's original grandeur yet with a chic contemporary feel. Rooms of epic proportions boast large works of art, antiques, and seriously indulgent bathrooms. A very fine stay. See More
Torre de Gomariz Cervães, Northern Portugal 22 rooms from £106Romantic Break - With spacious suites, a spectacuar natural setting and a romantic restaurant, book this hotel for your next couples' getawayTotal relaxation - Between wine tastings, poolside lounging and long lie-ins, this hotel promises five-star relaxationCountry Escape - Set amidst beautiful vineyards in verdant Cervães, book this hotel for a luxury country retreatSights nearby - Head into Braga for a day trip and visit the medieval Braga Cathedral, now home to a sacred art museum
This five-star wine and spa hotel is located in Cervães, in the heart of Minho. The hotel comprises landmark buildings of Vila Verde including the Tower and Casa de Gomariz, while the spacious guest suites are situated in a contemporary extension overlooking the hotel vineyards and pool. See More
Gran Cruz House Porto (Northern Portugal) 7 rooms from £108Romantic Break - Enjoy a glass of wine on your private terrace overlooking the Douro River; an ideal romantic getawayFoodies - Foodies will love the seasonal Portugese food on offer at the hotel's gourmet restaurantCity Style - The bright, summery tones of the riverside rooms are perfect for a stylish city breakGreat walks - Take a walk through Ribeira, the historic old town, or stroll along the sunny beaches in Foz
This beautifully restored heritage hotel is in Porto's old town. Sitting on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the warm, individually styled rooms feature unique artworks; choose from views over the Douro River or Ribeira Square. Be sure to sample the rich wine cellar at this intimate Porto guesthouse. See More
Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros Pinhão from £117Views - Beautiful valley views.Romantic BreakRemote - Off the beaten track.Sailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Fodors
A beautiful Portugese farmhouse in a stunning location. Wonderful valley views over the Douro from sunny terraces and lavender filled gardens. Romantic rustic bedrooms with patios, excellent traditional food, and a large swimming pool. Romantic, relaxing, family friendly too. See More
Flores Village Hotel & Spa Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) from £121Local exploring - Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city with many of its attractions within walking distance.Great walks - Take a stroll through the pretty Jardins do Palácio de Cristal.Swimming Pool - Indoor poolSpa
An elegant hotel offering contemporary style in an historic building in the heart of Porto. Rooms and apartments are spacious and well appointed with all the latest mod-cons. The staff are enthusiastic and friendly and the spa adds some real luxury. A smart base for a city stay. See More
Pousada Mosteiro de Amares Northern Portugal 32 rooms from £121Romantic Break - With charming suites and a romantic restaurant in the original monastery building, book this hotel for a cosy couples' getawayLocal exploring - This hotel's location makes it a great base for local sightseeing, with many of the main attractions within walking distanceCity Style - Set in a historic property in central Braga, this hotel offers plenty of local city styleFishing - There are great fishing opportunities in the nearby Cávado River; enquire at the hotel for local equipment hire or excursions
This unique hotel occupies a former 12th-century Cistercian monastery in Braga. Having undergone a full renovation, the hotel now offers contemporary guestrooms with part-exposed stone details, recalling the property's heritage. Dine in the original cloisters at the hotel restaurant. See More
Hotel Teatro, Porto Porto 74 rooms from £122Sights nearby - Walking distance from some of the city's most famed sights including Lello Bookshop, Clérigos Tower and Porto Coliseum.Sailing - Take a cruise down the Douro River.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Great walks - Good for walkers.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection, Tablet
Casa Do Rio Vila Nova de Foz Côa, Northern Portugal 8 rooms from £130Wine tasting - The property's pièce de résistance is the exemplary wine produced in the Quinta do Vallado vineyards, tasting every day at 17:00Romantic Break - This small, intimate hotel provides couples with the perfect opportunity for a romantic escape in breathtaking countrysideFoodies - Hosted by Quinta do Vallado, Casa Do Rio Foz Côa offers the very best of wines and exclusive dining with local produceCountry Escape - A rural escape 13 Kms from Vila Nova de Foz Côa, the closest city, set in quiet orange groves in the Doro Valley
Pousada Mosteiro de Guimaraes Guimaraes 51 rooms from £133Local exploring - A tranquil retreat from the city, yet within easy access of many of its major attractions.Great walks - Make the most of the endless picturesque trails in the surrounding hills.Sights nearby - Visit the 11th century Guimarães Castle, not far from the hotel.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
A lovingly restored monastery with an epic hilltop location, overlooking Guimarães. Characterful throughout with vaulted ceilings, exposed stone work and antique furniture. The best rooms feature dark wood set against chinoiserie fabrics. Dine on spectacular regional cuisine. Magical. See More
Douro41 Castelo de Paiva, Northern Portugal 61 rooms from £133Country Escape - Set in an idyllic location on the banks of River Douro in Vista Alegre, this unique hotel offers a tranquil escape from the cityRomantic Break - Offering stylish, contemporary suites and two swimming pools with panoramic views, book this hotel for a luxury romantic breakLocal exploring - There is plenty to explore along the river and in the vineyards close to the hotel; book activities with your room reservationGreat walks - Explore the Paiva walkways, stopping at the Garganta do Paiva and, a little further on, the Aguieiras fallsRecommended by - Design Hotels, Tablet
This contemporary hotel is located on the banks of the Douro River in Vista Alegre, Portugal. The minimalist guestrooms are bright and spacious, with an earthy palette drawn from the spectacular natural landscape the rooms overlook. Book into the sleek hotel spa for a revitalising treatment. See More
Torel Avantgarde Porto (Porto, 4050-501) 47 rooms from £134Local exploring - An ideal hilltop location from which to explore the beautiful town, and just a short drive to beaches tooSights nearby - Visit inspiring sights such as Luís I Bridge, Church of São Francisco and Palácio da BolsaSurfing - Discover many surf beaches just a short drive awaySwimming Pool - Outdoor poolRecommended by - Sawdays
A chic hillside hotel with great views over Porto, featuring stylish yet homely interiors. The riot of colour in the floral themed bar is offset nicely by the more elegant restaurant, while light rooms are bold and colorful or muted and sophisticated. The indulgent spa and pool are a real highlight. See More
Pedras Salgadas Northern Portugal from £122Great walks - Set in the beautiful Pedras Salgadas Park makes the hotel a perfect base for walkingBirdwatching - The Aguiar Nature programme offers a birds of prey tour in the Vila Pouca de AguiarBack to Nature - Set in the heart of Pedras Salgadas ParkDesigner - Uniquely designed interiors.
Scattered throughout the Pedras Salgadas Park find eco-houses and tree-houses flawlessly blending into the surrounding forest. Trás dos Montes regional cuisine is served in the "Casa de Chá” restaurant whilst the thermal spa, pool and nearby golf course lends itself to a relaxing rural retreat. See More
Rio Douro Hotel & Spa Aveiro, Northern Portugal 42 rooms from £158Great walks - Head off on long walks along the Douro River and marvel at the beauty of the areaSights nearby - Go visit Santa Maria da Feira Castle, 12 miles from Rio Douro Hotel & SpaBack to Nature - Rio Douro Hotel & Spa enjoys a wonderfully picturesque rural settingViews - Great views from hotel
The 4* Rio Douro Hotel & Spa is set on the banks of the River Douro. Behind the traditional stone façade it offers contemporary whitewashed accommodation with stunning views of the area. Enjoy a dip in the pool before unwinding in the spa for ultimate relaxation! A gorgeously low-key romantic break. See More
Armazém Luxury Housing Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 13 rooms from £156Romantic Break - This design hotel makes for a unique romantic getaway; book a room with a four-poster bed for added luxuryCity Style - Located in the heart of downtown Porto, this accommodation is an excellent base for a city breakGroups - The self-catering apartments are perfect for groups and offer ample living spaceSights nearby - Take a tour of the local churches in this historic part of Porto; enquire with the hotel to arrange your trip
This luxury accommodation occupies a converted 19th-century warehouse in downtown Porto. The bold interior design nods to the building's history with exposed stone walls and iron and wood accents. Self-contained apartments offer a stylish living space, great for groups. A unique, avant-garde hotel. See More
Hotel Infante Sagres Porto 70 rooms from £156City Style - Located in the UNESCO heritage site of Porto, the interiors mix neo-baroque, antiques and contemporary style to great effect.Sights nearby - Walk through the UNESCO heritage city centre and see the Sé Church, the Clérigos tower and the D. Luís bridge.Local markets - Check out the charming Mercado do Bolhão market, where you can pick up local produce straight from the farmers.Sailing - Take an exhilerating ride on an Xtreme Jet Boat River Safari.Recommended by - Fodors, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
A little jewel of a hotel brimming with tasteful opulence- think stained glass stairwells, carved wooden lifts and oil paintings. Cosy bedrooms with original antiques and modern art, Cambodian inspired spa, and a lovely restaurant with summer time terrace. Ideally placed to explore the city. See More
Palacio Freixo Porto 87 rooms from £156City Style - A stunning 18th-century Baroque palace boasting frescoed ceilings, gold-trimmed mirrors and infinty pool right on the river.Total relaxation - Spend some time rejuvinating in the Turkish bath, followed by a pampering spa session and a cocktail on the waterfront.Sights nearby - Daily shuttles to the area of Ribeira where you can see Fundação Serralves and Casa da Música.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor Pools
Palatial splendour on the banks of the Douro. A sumptuous 18th century construction with parquet floors, frescoes and ceiling panels, and a Hall of Mirrors. Contemporary rooms in neutral tones with all the mod cons. Stunning infinity pool and riverside restaurant. Ideal base for exploring. See More
1872 River House Porto 8 rooms from £156Local exploring - Boasting a prime riverside position, walking distance from the UNESCO historic centre.Hideaway - Tucked down a narrow sidestreet, 1872 River House is an ideal hidey hole for those looking for a blissful retreat.Local markets - Get lost in the famed Mercado do Bolhão (market) between the barnacles and the pigs hooves.Sights nearby - Explore the World Heritage sight of Ribeira with its baroque churches and pretty townhouses.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet
A cosy blue-tinted utopia with gorgeous views over the Douro river. Wonderfully designed and decorated following extensive renovation in 2014, and accessed via a dazzling stained-glass hallway. Enormous range of breakfast options including fresh local produce. A perfect location for a tranquil stay. See More
Hotel Vidago Palace Vidago 70 rooms from £187Country Escape - An opulent palace in a remote nothern Portugal thermal spa town, perfect for a stylish county retreat.Great walks - Set within a magnificent centenary park means walks start straight from the front door.Birdwatching - Don't forget to pack your binoculars, this is wonderful birdwatching country.Secluded setting - For escaping.Recommended by - Kiwi Collection, Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
Carmo's Boutique Hotel Ponte de Lima 18 rooms from £190Local exploring - Situated in Portugal's oldest town, Ponte de Lima, there's plenty of historical sights to explore nearbySpa breaks - The spa is not to be missed with its extensive treatment list including a bath in goat's milk!Spa - The Divine Spa offers a range of Aromatherapy, bath and massage rituals plus ayurvedic treatmentsSights nearby - Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Porto and GuimarãesRecommended by - Small Luxury Hotels
A chic boutique property located in a secluded spot in Portugal's oldest town, Ponte de Lima. Indulgent suites feature in-room freestanding bathtubs and muslin-draped four posters. Sample regional dishes, while admiring valley views, at the restaurant before booking in for a spa treatment. See More
M Maison Particuliere 4050-545 Porto 10 rooms from £191City Style - A revamped 16th-century townhouse stylishly combines soft lighting with ancient tapestries and international artworkRomantic Break - This exclusive hotel provides an intimate setting with dim lighting, chandeliers, grand suites and private butlersLocal exploring - Located in heart of Porto's Historical centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage SiteSights nearby - Visit bustling Ribeira Square or Porto Cathedral - both can be seen from the hotel's suites!
A 16th-century Portuguese townhouse turned 5-star boutique hotel. The hotel's ten suites are luxuriously designed, some with Picasso hangings, some with private patios. All come with a private butler. An intimate, romantically lit haven, in the midst of Porto's bustling Old Town. See More
Vila Foz Porto (Nevogilde) 68 rooms from £204Romantic Break - Couples love the romantic rooms at this luxury hotel; book a suite for added indulgence on your couples' getawayCity Style - Situated in a heritage building with modernist interiors, this hotel has lots of contemporary Porto styleLocal exploring - With a coveted seafront location in the city, this hotel is a great starting point for local exploringGreat walks - Explore Porto's historic centre on foot with a long walk from the hotel through the parishes of Vitória and São NicolauRecommended by - Design Hotels, Tablet
This luxury hotel and spa is located in a heritage property in Porto, Portugal. Rooms and suites feature contemporary design with a modernist twist; book a suite for sea views and separate living space. Dine at the seafood restaurant before visiting the sleek onsite spa; an indulgent city getaway. See More
The Yeatman Porto (Vila Nova de Gaia) 82 rooms from £204Spa breaks - The superb Vinothérapie Spa boasts a tepidarium, Roman bath, sauna and hammam plus a range of Caudalie Vinothérapie treatments.Romantic Break - Totally lavish suites with epic views of PortoSights nearby - Wander around Take Old Porto and be sure not to miss the cathedral or the Gothic São Francisco church.Sailing - Take a '6-bridges cruise' along the River Douro to the mouth of the Atlantic.Recommended by - I Escape, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
Porto’s grand dame of a hotel offers Michelin star dining, a spa and 82 luxurious bedrooms, many overlooking the Douro. It sits high up above the port houses, overlooking its decanter-shaped infinity pool and the River Douro beyond. Designer in style whilst keeping comfort and character in tact. See More
Le Monumental Palace Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 76 rooms from £217Honeymoons - Enjoy five-star luxury on your honeymoon staying at this hotel and spa; enquire about honeymoon packagesSpa breaks - With a sauna, hammam and pool, the spa in this hotel covers all bases for guaranteed total relaxationCity Style - This hotel is an excellent, central location, perfect for exploring Porto's sights and soundsSights nearby - See the sights from a cruise along the Douro River; enquire at the hotel for tour details
Vintage House Hotel Pinhão 43 rooms from £252Local exploring - The ideal base for exploring the stunning Port region of Douro, with tonnes of expert advise and local knowledge.Romantic Break - A tranquil riverside spot amidst rolling wine country, perfect for a romantic break.Sights nearby - History buffs must check out the stunning nearby Mateus Palace.Views - Great views from hotel
Set in a glorious former 18th century wine estate, Vintage House Hotel marries the winning combination of a great location with excellent hotel service. The elegant rooms are comfortable, and the Rabelo Restaurant is full of character with it's vaulted ceilings and regional cuisine. A riverside gem. See More