5 Ultra-Luxurious Hotels in Portugal
Portugal is one of Europe’s most exciting travel destinations. The country’s history and culture, gastronomy, and wines are among the main attractions, not to mention the breathtaking golden beaches, and, above all, the Portuguese, who are very welcoming people.
Lately, there has been an upsurge of glamorous and chic hotel openings, so whether you are on a hunt for a big city hotel in the heart of Portugal’s capital city, or you are searching for a quiet, converted convent in the Alentejo region, you should definitely try to treat yourself to a luxury experience. To help you with your trip to this magnificent country, I have prepared this article with my top five choices.
Le Monumental Palace (Porto)
This lavish hotel that features a majestic design, offers a sense of heritage and authenticity in the heart of Porto. Each corner of the hotel is a declaration of love to the 20s, besides this, the rooms are quite unique. You also can enjoy the spa, the cocktail bar, a concierge service, the restaurant which mixes the best of fine French cuisine, and the traditions of Portuguese cuisine creating a unique concept. For travelers that are looking to experience the city's true essence, this is the perfect luxurious stay
Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa (Algarve)
Vila Vita Parc invites its guests to an ultra-luxurious experience full of the lush seaside with every imaginable service. The property is set at a cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the architecture is harmoniously inserted in the local landscape along the Algarve coastline, creating a stunning view to look at. The 170 rooms and villas provide guests with the ultimate privacy, they also can pamper themselves in unique body treatments at the spa, a cruise on the yacht, the innumerous bars, and restaurants, in particular, an outstanding experience of a six-course tasting at the two Michelin-star Ocean.
Four Season Hotel Ritz (Lisbon)
Located in the city center, this opulent hotel is decorated with the best 18th-century replica furnishings and museum-caliber collection of Portuguese art, reflecting historic Portugal’s nobility and charm. The 282 oversized guest rooms and suites are simply splendid and 272 of them have private balconies with stunning views of the Eduardo VII Park, the Moorish Castle of St. George, and the Tagus river. It has restaurants, a bar, a spa, an indoor pool, a lounge, and if you want a different workout, why not try it on the rooftop of the hotel? Excellence at the highest level, right?
Convento do Espinheiro Hotel & Spa (Evora)
Convento do Espinheiro, as the name itself tells, was once a convent dating back to the XV century. This luxurious hotel is near the city of Evora and is surrounded by the verdant countryside. Also, is considered a national monument. The elegant rooms are decorated with fine linens and furnishings. The hotel offers a full-service spa, a swimming pool, a fitness facility, the amazing Divinus restaurant, as well, the Cisterna, Wine Cellar Bar, and Pulpitus Bar for cocktails and snacks. It is also perfect for families since it includes a Children's Program, and for entrepreneurs or executives, which is offers a heliport, a 24-hour Business Center, and a modern meeting room.
Six Senses Douro Valley (Douro Valley)
The last of the list, but not the last, and without a question my favorite hotel in Portugal. The Six Senses Douro Valley is a 19th-century manor house with only 60 bedrooms. This hotel is all about well-being and sustainability. The spa treatments are all citrus-based, you can try yogic detox programs and an alchemy bar for blending body products. You will also have the chance to experience the best wines in their extensive cellar, and their restaurant The Vale de Abraão uses produce from their organic garden. You can also add to the list canoeing, river cruises, tree climbing, cooking lessons, picnics, you name it. You will find all kinds of unique and lavish experiences in this breathtaking Portuguese wine region.
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