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About Porto

Porto's Port begins life in the vineyards which surround this city. The grapes get ripe on the water of the River Douro, which slices the city in two before opening onto the ocean after ducking under a few spectacular bridges. Not surprisingly some of the best places to stay in Porto are right beside the river.

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This is an ancient city. The historic Ribeira district, with its winding cobbled streets, steep staircases and orange roofed buildings, is heritage listed. Porto also has a large number of museums and gorgeous Baroque churches. In addition to all the port producers there are colourful food markets to explore.

What not to miss:

  • Visit the Livraria Lello & Irmão, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world.
  • Marvel at Porto's achitectural gems including Palácio da Bolsa and the breathtaking Torre dos Clérigos.
  • Spot the quintessential Azulejo tiles, unique to Portugal and found all over the city.
  • Spend lazy days under the sun on the picturesque beaches.
  • Sample the local cuisine and, of course, the port.

The best places to stay in Porto get booked up fast in the summer months so be sure to plan your trip well in advance.

The best places to stay in Porto

The Best Places to stay in Porto for Families

Many of the best hotels in Porto are family friendly but this is our favourite:

  • The family suites in the Hotel Infante Sagres are still decorated with original antiques and modern art, so you won't feel like you're missing out. Making it one of the most parent friendly and best places to stay in Porto.

The Most Luxurious Places to Stay in Porto

  • The Palacio Freixo is a baroque masterpiece built in the 18th century. There are many restored public areas, so you can pretend you're living in a palace with all the mod. cons. including an infinity pool overlooking the Duoro. Definitely one of the best places for a stunning view.
  • Porto's port houses are also pretty luxurious. Well known port brand Taylors has a hotel here, The Yeatman rises above the port houses and looks out over the Duoro.

The Best Places to Stay for Central Porto

  • Hotel Infante Sagres is 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.
  • Palatial splendour on the banks of the Douro. The sumptuous 18th century Palacio Freixo is constructed with parquet floors, frescoes, ceiling panels and a Hall of Mirrors. Contemporary rooms in neutral tones with all the mod cons. Stunning infinity pool and riverside restaurant.

The Best Places to Stay in Porto for City Chic

  • Rosa et Al Townhouse is 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.
  • Casa do Conto is a beautifully renovated 19th-century bourgeois home in central Porto. Sleek concrete interiors marry vintage furnishings with bold design features and stark texture contrasts.
  • A cosy blue-tinted utopia with gorgeous views over the Douro river. 1872 River House is wonderfully designed and decorated following extensive renovation in 2014 Accessed via a dazzling stained-glass hallway.
  • Hotel Teatro is an ideal bolthole for design-conscious urbanites in a bustling setting near the theatres and cafes. Cinematically themed with dark mood lighting, projected faces and lots of golds and bronzes in the bedrooms.

Prefer an apartment or villa?

  • If you're travelling with family or a group of friends it may be a better option to book a villa or apartment. For a wide range of properties for all tastes and budgets we recommend you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel information

  • Fly to Porto's Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport located 15km from the centre of the city and well connected across Europe. The city is served by two major train stations and which serve destinations across the nation and Europe.
  • Overall, Porto experiences a moderate climate. The best time to visit Porto is from May to September when the weather is sunny and warm.
  • If you plan to hire a car, we recommend you visit our online partner Rentalcars.

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Best Hotels in Porto

  • Casa dos Lóios Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 20 rooms from £50

    Value chic  -  Despite the luxury offered (think grand historic rooms with modern touches) room rates start as low at 58 Euros
    Families  -  The deluxe family suites with three double beds and two bathrooms are ideal for families
    Boutique  -  Stunning interiors where traditional features sit comfortably alongside smart modern design touches
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Sao Bento Station, Clerigos Church and the Ribeira river zone
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    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

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  • InPatio Guesthouse 4050-567 Porto 6 rooms from £82

    Families  -  A family-friendly hotel in a great location - a perfect base for families looking to jampack their day with urban exploration
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Porto's old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its medieval architecture
    Foodies  -  Explore Portugal's food capital from a central location! Think local coffee, fresh fish, smoked meats and wine...
    Great walks  -  In under a ten-minute stroll, you will reach the iconic attractions of São Bento Train Station and Clérigos Tower
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    A 19th-century townhouse turned into a chic guesthouse. Rooms feature exposed stonewalls, earthy tones and azulejo tiles, yet the feel is fresh and contemporary. Although the hotel is located in the heart of Porto's old town, the ambience is quiet. Perfect for urban exploration. See More

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  • Charm Palace Porto Porto 5 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of historic Porto, this is a decadent base is ideal for exploring Porto's pretty historic streets
    Honeymoons  -  Make yours a honeymoon with a difference and stay in a superior suite in this palatial hotel
    Romantic Break  -  The luxurious beds and free-standing bathtubs make these suites a favourite with couples
    Local markets  -  A trip to Porto would not be complete without visiting Bolhão Market, a traditional farmer's market
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    An opulent heritage hotel occupying 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 of which boast balconies. Original features abound, updated with modern design details. A stylish stay. See More

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  • Casa Carolina, Porto 4050-174 Porto 8 rooms from £90

    Families  -  The top-floor suite is spacious & has a fully-equipped kitchenette - perfect for families seeking an affordable yet stylish base
    Value chic  -  Portuguese architecture, juliet balconies, wood-panelled floors, and white walls make for stylish rooms at a reasonable price
    Local exploring  -  Located on buzzing pedestrian street Rua de Cedofeita - bars, restaurants and attractions are within walking distance
    Great walks  -  Walk through Porto's iconic cobbled black and white streets to admire traditional architecture and views of the Duoro river!
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    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 whitewashed style. Terraces overlook Porto's bustling street life which is right on the doorstep. See More

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  • PortoBay Teatro Porto 74 rooms from £103

    City Style  -  With stylish modern rooms, an atmospheric Italian restaurant opening onto the street, & a central setting - this is a chic base
    Local exploring  -  Located in the theatre district, right in the historical centre of the city, this is ideal for exploring the best of the city
    Sights nearby  -  Walking distance from some of the city's most famed sights including Lello Bookshop, Clérigos Tower, and Porto Coliseum
    Restaurant  -  The Il Basilico restaurant offers Italian comfort food
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    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    A stylish modern hotel located in the heart of the historic centre. Spacious rooms and suites are decorated in neutral hues, with clean lines, and large windows. Downstairs, a vibrant Italian restaurant opens onto the street. A hip base ideal for those who want to explore the city on foot. See More

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  • Gran Cruz House Porto (Northern Portugal) 7 rooms from £108

    Romantic Break  -  Enjoy a glass of wine on your private terrace overlooking the Douro River; an ideal romantic getaway
    Foodies  -  Foodies will love the seasonal Portugese food on offer at the hotel's gourmet restaurant
    City Style  -  The bright, summery tones of the riverside rooms are perfect for a stylish city break
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through Ribeira, the historic old town, or stroll along the sunny beaches in Foz
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    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

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  • Torel 1884 Porto 12 rooms from £116

    Local exploring  -  Set in the heart of the city near pedestrianised streets filled with shops and eateries
    City Style  -  An elegant converted palace offering all the granduer of days gone by
    Restaurant  -  Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine serves typical Portuguese dishes with a French twist
    Sights nearby  -  Within walking distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ribeira
    RestaurantNo pets

    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

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  • Cocorico Luxury Guesthouse Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro,) 10 rooms from £118

    Romantic Break  -  The warm accents in the rooms and the charming terrace restaurant make this hotel a favourite with couples
    City Style  -  This is one of the most stylish of Porto's heritage hotels; enjoy the city's sights from your balcony
    Families  -  Family rooms with bunk beds are great for travelling with younger children
    Local markets  -  Visit the Mercado do Bolhão, a traditional farmer's market with cafés and restaurants
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    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. A charming Porto hotel. See More

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  • Flores Village Hotel & Spa Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) from £121

    Local exploring  -  Perfectly positioned in the heart of the city with many of its attractions within walking distance.
    Families  -  The self catering apartments work well for families or small groups
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the pretty Jardins do Palácio de Cristal.
    Sights nearby  -  Just a six minute walk from the cathedral
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    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 all the main attractions are close by. A smart base for a city stay. See More

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  • Malmerendas Boutique Lodging Porto 6 rooms from £132

    Families  -  The spacious suites and self-catering apartments are great for those travelling with children
    Boutique  -  A beautiful Portuguese house redesigned with modern features, a stylish boutique stay
    Hideaway  -  Book a suite with a private terrace to make this the perfect hideaway holiday
    Great walks  -  On a sunny day, take a walk through the beautiful Serralves gardens, a perfectly romantic Porto landmark
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    Recommended 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

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  • Casa do Conto Porto (703) 6 rooms from £138

    City Style  -  Interiors perfectly merge the building's historic features with minimalist modern style creating a chic design hotel
    Local exploring  -  Located in the up-and-coming Cedofeita area, there is lots of local exploring to do from this hotel
    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
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the historical centre to views its many monuments and antique facades
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    A unique concept hotel in Cedofeita, central Porto. The unique 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

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  • Torel Palace, Porto Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 24 rooms from £139

    Total relaxation  -  Equipped with a spa, pool, restaurant and sumptious rooms, this hotel offers it all in the heart of the city
    Local exploring  -  In the heart of Porto, the Clerigos Tower, Oporto Coliseum and Ribeira Square are nearby
    City Style  -  Stay in luxury in one of Porto's most popular districts
    Opulent  -  Breathtakingly beautiful inside and out, a stunning renovation of a building built in Portugal's architectural heyday
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    A newcomer on Porto’s streets, this 24 room hotel is housed in the beautiful 19th century Palacete Campos Navarro. Ornate interiors blend maximalist design with contemporary art, all paying homage to the greats of Portuguese literature. An emerald-green lap pool is a welcome addition. See More

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  • 1872 River House Porto 8 rooms from £152

    Hideaway  -  Tucked down a narrow sidestreet, 1872 River House is an ideal hidey hole for those looking for a blissful retreat
    Boutique  -  An intimate B&B with that perfect mix of the old and the new make this a very desirable boutique stay
    Local exploring  -  Boasting a prime riverside position, walking distance from the UNESCO historic centre
    Local markets  -  Get lost in the famed Mercado do Bolhão (market) between the barnacles and the pigs hooves
    ViewsParkingNo pets
    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. An enormous range of breakfast options includes fresh local produce. Conveniently placed and very chic. See More

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  • M Maison Particuliere 4050-545 Porto 10 rooms from £155

    City Style  -  A revamped 16th-century townhouse stylishly combines soft lighting with ancient tapestries and international artwork
    Romantic Break  -  This exclusive hotel provides an intimate setting with dim lighting, chandeliers, grand suites and private butlers
    Local exploring  -  Located in heart of Porto's Historical centre which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
    Sights nearby  -  Visit bustling Ribeira Square or Porto Cathedral - both can be seen from the hotel's suites!
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    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

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  • Hotel Infante Sagres Porto 85 rooms from £158

    City Style  -  Located in the UNESCO heritage site of Porto, the interiors mix neo-baroque, antiques and contemporary style to great effect
    5* Luxury  -  This is Porto's first five-star hotel. Expect attentive service, elegant design, and standout dining
    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
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    Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels

    A grand historic five-star hotel brimming with tasteful opulence- think stained glass stairwells, carved wooden lifts, and oil paintings. Spacious rooms and suites boast original antiques and indulgent marble bathrooms. Expect modern European dining, an atmospheric bar, & spot-on service. Very chic. See More

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  • Palacio Freixo Porto 87 rooms from £164

    City 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
    Restaurant  -  Three restaurants offer casual international fare, Portuguese dining, and Italian
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    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 are minimalist in design and most offer fab views. A luxury choice with a spa, infinity pool, and several dining options. See More

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  • Porto A S 1829 4050-097 Porto 41 rooms from £167

    Local exploring  -  Located on beautiful Rua das Flores which is full of shops, cafés and restaurants plus the river is less than ten-minutes away
    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful rooms and suites are stylish, historic, and intimate. This historic part of Porto calls for evening exploration
    Foodies  -  Galeria do Largo Restaurant, which looks out onto hotel's bustling street, serves excellent authentic Portuguese food
    City Style  -  The rooms merge historical tiles with wood-panelled floors, free-standing baths, velvet armchairs and city views
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    Recommended 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

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  • Rosa et Al Townhouse Porto 7 rooms from £174

    Local exploring  -  With a prime location in the arty quarter, there are restaurants & boutiques abound while the historic front is a 15 minute walk
    City Style  -  A beautifully converted townhouse with an innovative restaurant and rotating collection of modern art making it a hip stay
    Restaurant  -  Delicious brunches are served and multi-course dinners are offered if ordered in advance
    Sights nearby  -  Take a stroll through Ribeira (the Old Town) - a World Heritage Site
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    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape

    A beautifully converted townhouse in Porto's arty quarter. Light and airy rooms have period features, sleek mid-century furniture, and simple whitewashed walls. Wonderful three-course brunches and innovative multi-course dinners are offered. A hip base for a city break. See More

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  • Armazém Luxury Housing Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 13 rooms from £174

    Romantic Break  -  This design hotel makes for a unique romantic getaway; book a room with a four-poster bed for added luxury
    Groups  -  The self-catering apartments are perfect for groups and offer ample living space
    Sights nearby  -  Take a tour of the local churches in this historic part of Porto; enquire with the hotel to arrange your trip
    Great walks  -  Take a walk along the Douro River; ask the hotel for a delicious prepared picnic basket
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    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

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  • Le Monumental Palace Porto (União de Freguesias do Centro) 76 rooms from £191

    Honeymoons  -  Enjoy five-star luxury on your honeymoon staying at this hotel and spa; enquire about honeymoon packages
    Spa breaks  -  With a sauna, hammam and pool, the spa in this hotel covers all bases for guaranteed total relaxation
    City Style  -  This hotel is an excellent, central location, perfect for exploring Porto's sights and sounds
    Restaurant  -  The gourmet restaurant Le Monument mixes French and Portuguese flavours while Yakuza is a Japanese restaurant
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    On the Avenida dos Aliados, Porto’s magnificent main avenue, the Art Deco Monumental Palace recently opened, housing 76 rooms, a spa, a gastronomic restaurant and a Parisian style brasserie. A stylish and relaxed city hotel. See More

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  • Torel Avantgarde Porto (Porto, 4050-501) 47 rooms from £200

    Local exploring  -  An ideal hilltop location from which to explore the beautiful town, and just a short drive to beaches too
    Sights nearby  -  Visit inspiring sights such as Luís I Bridge, Church of São Francisco and Palácio da Bolsa
    Surfing  -  Discover many surf beaches just a short drive away
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
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    Recommended 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

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  • The Yeatman Porto (Vila Nova de Gaia) 82 rooms from £223

    Spa breaks  -  The superb Vinothérapie Spa boasts a tepidarium, Roman bath, sauna and hammam plus a range of Caudalie Vinothérapie treatments
    Foodies  -  The Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant is a two-star Michelin restaurant serving contemporary Porto dishes
    Romantic Break  -  Totally lavish suites with epic views of Porto and the best boasting an in-room copper tub
    Families  -  Spacious grounds, kids club and a wide range of accommodations to suit all family groups
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    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

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  • Vila Foz Porto (Nevogilde) 68 rooms from £256

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic rooms at this luxury hotel; book a suite for added indulgence on your couples' getaway
    City Style  -  Situated in a heritage building with modernist interiors, this hotel has lots of contemporary Porto style
    Local exploring  -  With a coveted seafront location in the city, this hotel is a great starting point for local exploring
    Restaurant  -  Elegant Vila Foz restaurant specialises in seafood while the Flor de Lis Restaurant serves more traditional Portuguese dishes
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    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels, Tablet

    This luxury hotel and spa is located in a heritage Porto property. 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

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