Luxury hotels in Portugal: 10 luxury hotels

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Luxury hotels in Portugal: 10 luxury hotels

It’s always nice to get away from it all and this escape will be even more enjoyable in a luxury hotel: impeccable service, a team prepared to meet all your needs, fine dining, incredible pools, magnificent spas and exclusive activities that would leave anyone speechless! Because your holidays in Lisbon should be unforgettable, you will find below a selection of 10 luxury hotels in Portugal from north to south or more in the centre. Exceptional places that you will be able to visit one after the other to discover every corner of the country but also the best services and infrastructures that it can offer you for a memorable escape.

Six Senses Douro Valley luxury hotel

Six Senses Douro Valley luxury hotelThe luxurious Six Sens Douro Valley Hotel is situated on a hill overlooking the Douro River and the surrounding vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is housed in a 19th century mansion house that has been beautifully renovated and furnished to provide guests with all modern comforts.The rooms have Portuguese oak floors and textured walls. The decoration in earthy tones is complemented by large floor-to-ceiling windows that help create a feeling of space and light.The rooms have a single control to control lighting, blinds and television. The suites include bathtubs overlooking the Douro and the beds are made of soft cotton sheets and covered with comfortable woollen blankets.The Six Senses Douro Valley luxury hotel’s restaurant showcases the region, with much of the produce from the green valley and surrounding landscape. An organic vegetable and herb garden is located on the property. Fresh ingredients are picked only when necessary, ensuring maximum freshness and flavour in everything from Gardener’s Choice cocktails to gazpacho, peaches and basil ice cream.The Spa consists of 10 treatment rooms overlooking the gardens and features a heated indoor pool with water jets, a heated outdoor pool and bar, as well as a gym with state-of-the-art exercise and career guidance equipment. There are a variety of locally inspired therapies, which also include grape and wine specialities. For the more active, there is a tennis court, a large heated outdoor swimming pool overlooking the river and yoga or pilates classes.

Palace Vidago Resort in Chaves

Palace Vidago Resort in ChavesDesigned in the last century during the reign of D. Carlos I, the luxury hotel Vidago Palace located in Chaves was first opened in 1910 and restored in 2010. Today, it has the distinction of “Leading Hotels of the World” and offers luxury service and high quality comfort.Surrounded by the natural beauty of green parks with magnolias, camellias and centuries-old sequoias, Vidago Palace Hotel perfectly combines Belle Époque style with modern luxury. Four beautiful fountains, two of which are still active, are scattered throughout the park of this luxury hotel in Portugal.Each room of the hotel is personalized and has a decoration strongly marked by details such as beautiful tapestries, deckchairs, crockery and other details evocative of the Belle Epoque.The Vidago Palace Hotel SPA is a place of sophisticated elegance and glamour where well-being and the power of thermal waters meet. In the SPA, guests can enjoy two swimming pools, a Turkish bath, a hammam, a sauna, a gym and treatments that take advantage of the local mineral-rich thermal waters.The hotel also offers a golf course and excellent restaurants.

Olissippo Lapa Palace in Lisbon

Olissippo Lapa Palace in LisbonThis elegant 19th century palace, member of “The Leading Hotels of The World”, is located in the quiet residential area of Lapa in Lisbon. The Italian-inspired interiors have hand-painted ceilings and Murano glass chandeliers. There are three different wings of the hotel, which have been skillfully combined to merge the 18th century with the 21st century.Most of the rooms in this luxurious palace overlook the lush garden, the swimming pool or the Tagus River and are decorated with elegant traditional furniture. The jewel in the crown is the tower room with original hand-painted tiles, a wooden floor and a balcony which is the original tower of the palace.The elegant Lapa restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes, including a delicious cod and avocado carpaccio.The hotel has a spa, indoor swimming pool, gym, Turkish bath, sauna and treatment rooms. Masseurs are available to offer personalised massages to each resident.

Albar House: the monumental Palace in Lisbon

Albar House: the monumental Palace in LisbonIn the heart of the Avenida dos Aliados, 3 minutes walk from the Rua da Galeria in Paris, the recently inaugurated luxury hotel Maison Albar le Monumental Palace has restored a beautiful historic building from 1923 with a neo-gothic façade and a style between Art Nouveau and Art Deco.The hotel unit has sought to preserve all the original monumentality and luxury of the building, emphasizing the quality and nobility of the materials: Portuguese marble, wrought iron details, rich textures and meticulously crafted woods under high ceilings that reveal the history and art of Portugal.The Monumental Palace houses two restaurants :
  • A gourmet restaurant: The Monument, which only opens for dinner…
  • A brasserie offering breakfast and dinner
The two restaurants of this luxury hotel in portugal are run by chef Julien Montbabut, who holds a Michelin star earned at “Le Restaurant” in Paris.The Maison Albar, open to the public, has an indoor swimming pool with a waterfall effect, a sauna, a Turkish bath and an ice fountain.

Ritz Four Seasons luxury hotel in Lisbon

Ritz Four Seasons luxury hotel in LisbonBuilt in 1959 to prove that there could be a luxury hotel in Lisbon on a par with any other European capital, the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz remains, after more than half a century, a benchmark in the quality hotel industry in Portugal.The discreet exterior opens onto grandiose interiors with opulent decor. The luxurious hotel’s collection of modern Portuguese art is noteworthy and includes tapestries, sculptures and paintings. Guests can download an application to get more information about the pieces on display at the hotel.Rooms overlook Lisbon and the Parque Eduardo VII and are elegantly decorated. The Varanda Restaurant serves Portuguese specialities and the Ritz Bar prepares sushi on site from Wednesday to Friday evenings.The fitness centre includes a 400-metre running track on the hotel terrace, Pilates studios and cardio equipment.The wonderful spa offers guests who wish to take care of themselves treatments such as acupuncture and lymphatic drainage or Ayurvedic rituals and an indoor pool overlooking the hotel gardens and the Parque Eduardo VII in the Portuguese capital.

Penha Longa Resort luxury hotel in Sintra

Penha Longa Resort luxury hotel in SintraThe luxurious Penha Longa Hotel is located between the rolling hills of the Sintra-Cascais Nature Reserve. It is a refuge that stands out for its golf course, considered one of the 30 best in Europe. The wonderful Lab restaurant of this luxury hotel in Portugal is Michelin starred.All rooms have private balconies overlooking landscaped gardens, swimming pools and golf courses. The beds are made of Egyptian cotton sheets. The hotel also offers indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and squash courts, a fitness centre and a children’s activity centre.The Penha Longa Hotel has preserved on its property a monastery dating back to the 14th century when hermit monks resided in the mountains of Sintra. This hotel enjoys a privileged location for hiking and cycling.

Verride Palace Santa Catarina in Lisbon

Verride Palace Santa Catarina in LisbonThis elegant 18th century palace, carefully restored, is a luxurious property offering a view of the Tagus River and a privileged location in the historic centre of Lisbon.The luxury rooms are contemporary in style, combining vintage details and modern comfort. They overlook the Bica district while the spacious superior suites are mostly facing the Tagus River. Despite the palatial appearance of the building, its character is warm with soft colours dominating the décor.Aiming to have a differentiated offer in the capital, this luxury hotel has a butler service available for those staying in the royal suites.The hotel has two restaurants and a small swimming pool with terrace. The common areas of the property offer an exquisite and exclusive atmosphere with some details such as chandeliers imported from European palaces, silk-covered walls and various works of art on display.

Malhadinha Nova Country House & SPA in Albernoa

Malhadinha Nova Country House & SPA in AlbernoaLocated in Albernoa (Beja) 1 km from the IP2 motorway, the luxury hotel Malhadinha is a farmhouse situated in a natural environment that allows a most pleasant immersion in rural life. The rooms have simple whitewashed walls, combining designer furniture with rustic finishes and tiled floors.An ultra-modern wine cellar houses a gourmet restaurant and the most popular activities offered by this luxurious hotel are horse riding, hiking and canoeing. Guests can also take advantage of free bicycles for their rides.A spacious communal lounge with fireplace, a swimming pool and a small spa complete the attractions of this fabulous establishment.

Anantara luxury hotel in Vilamoura

Anantara luxury hotel in VilamouraAnantara Vilamoura is a luxurious establishment located 5 minutes by car from the Vilamoura marina and 3 km from the beautiful beach of Falésia.This grand hotel is grand on the outside, decorated with sculptures and columns. Inside, the focus is on Portuguese art with sculptures, works of art, paintings and installations that create a contemporary art gallery atmosphere. The rooms and suites with a modern design offer all the comforts for guests and a view of the golf course and swimming pools.Anantara Vilamoura offers a varied dining experience with its 6 seasonal restaurants. From traditional Portuguese dishes at the Emo restaurant to seafood at the Ria restaurant, guests can be sure of a fascinating gastronomic experience.Guests also have access to five swimming pools and the Anantara Spa, which offers Thai-inspired treatments as well as yoga and tai chi sessions. The Vitality Pool is an indoor heated pool for the exclusive use of adults staying in the suites.More active guests can also take advantage of the tennis court or fitness centre.Activities offered by this luxury hotel in Portugal include: cooking classes with a visit to the market, a golf instructor to give advice on the surrounding courses in Vilamoura and a partnership with the Worldwide Kids Company for childcare.

Belmond Reid’s Palace in Funchal

Belmond Reid's Palace in FunchalFor over a century Belmond Reid’s Palace in Funchal has been welcoming lovers of this luxurious retreat situated on the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the hotel’s sub-tropical gardens.The traditional interiors of this luxury Portuguese hotel are still reminiscent of the British heritage, with several artefacts bearing witness to the history of the families who lived here and the wine of Madeira. All rooms are elegantly furnished and feature a balcony and marble bathroom.As a member of the Belmond Group, the service is as you would expect impeccable. This luxury hotel in Portugal organizes wine tastings for its guests, as well as dance classes ranging from tango to waltzing. There are two tennis courts with a trainer available for lessons and 3 swimming pools. There is also direct access to the sea by stairs built on the rocks. The impressive gardens around the hotel are open to the public several days a week with guided tours.Afternoon tea at Reid’s is a must and a real must in Madeira. The hotel’s spa has indoor and outdoor therapy rooms with private hydromassage and a treatment menu. Guests can also enjoy the sauna and the more active guests can play on the tennis courts.

Luxury villa rentals in Portugal

If you have decided to visit Lisbon or Portugal, then you may have simply found a little piece of paradise where you want to stay for your entire holiday. And it’s also a good option that will allow you to properly discover a large part of the region. If this is the case then you can browse through the different pages of this website and choose a luxury villa rental in Portugal from the ones I have selected.If you are not sure if you want to organize your holidays in the north of Portugal, in the south or in the centre towards the capital, then you will find below different destinations and selections of many luxury villa rentals or hotels for your dream holiday:
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