Portugal’s Best Hotels
The Best Hotels in Portugal: A Preview
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Lisbon: Olissipo Lapa Palace
Sitting regally on a hilltop overlooking dreamy Lisbon and the River Tagus, Olissippo Lapa Palace offers just 109 guest rooms in an intimate, elegant atmosphere. Aristocrats, politicians, and celebrities have long been drawn here for the views as well as the plush accommodations. Whether you choose the original palace or the garden wing, each room has a terrace that overlooks the garden or the river. Chef Antonío Pimenta waits to impress you at the Lapa Restaurant with his rich Mediterranean cuisine, incorporating the best local products.
Evora: Convento do Espinheiro Hotel
As one would expect from the name, many of the heritage room accommodations at Convento do Espinheiro Hotel were originally monks’ cells. Today, those rooms and the other refined guest rooms are adorned with fine linens and furnishings, and have windows facing the surrounding hillsides. The convent/hermitage dates back to the 15th century and is now a national monument in a World Heritage city. Of course, the amenities are thoroughly 21st century, from the full-service spa and the swimming pools to the heli-pad and elegant Divinus restaurant with its vaulted ceiling.
Porto: InterContinental Palacio das Cardosas
InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas offers a privileged location right in the heart of the city of Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Only steps away from the city’s main attractions, the hotel inherits the elegance and history of an iconic 18th-century palace. Its specialized team offers seamless service, allowing InterContinental Porto to remain IHG’s number-one hotel in Europe in terms of guest satisfaction. Inside the hotel, guests can relax in the wellness center and the intimate library bar. For the perfect gastronomic experience, try Astória Restaurant’s modern Portuguese cuisine with Mediterranean flavors.
The Alentejo: Sao Lourenco do Barrocal
More than just the food comes farm-fresh at São Lourenço do Barrocal. There is a natural elegance to the entire lifestyle at this rustic retreat, a family-run, working estate located in southeastern Portugal. Here, guests are invited to hit pause and reset amid the rural Alentejo landscape, wandering among the ancient holm oaks, olive groves, and private vineyard, or perhaps picnicking in a wildflower-filled meadow. The 40 rooms and cottages reveal artisan touches, with handmade-brick floors and an eclectic mix of homey pieces. Spa therapies utilize exclusive cosmetics from the organic Austrian brand Susanne Kaufmann.
The Algarve: Anantara Vilamoura
Five pools, easy access to Vilamoura’s beaches, imaginative kids’ clubs, and a championship golf course just beyond your doorstep: The 280-room Anantara Vilamoura Algarve Resort ticks all the boxes. Tour the famous Loulé food market with a master chef before a hands-on cooking class, enjoy Portuguese tapas each afternoon in the breezy lounge, and indulge in Algarve wine-pairing dinners in the signature Emo restaurant. Anantara Spa offers exotic Thai therapies with couples’ massages next to the adults-only pool; Purobeach Vilamoura, with its live DJ, is the new hot spot along Algarve’s sunny coast.
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