Porto + the North
Hotels in Porto + the North
Donatella and Pier Luigi Cavicchi opened Locanda Solomeo, the town’s only hotel and real restaurant. The Locanda is humble—everything, you might say, a Cucinelli pullover is not.
This 12th-century monastery turned inn, attached to a tiny church in a village of northern Portugal’s Gerês Mountains, retains its formidable Romanesque demeanor—right down to the stylishly austere bedrooms (former monk’s cells) and their extremely firm mattresses.
If you want to stay in the old part of town this boutique property has balconies overlooking the Douro River.
The intimate hotel features eight light-filled rooms with large French windows and marble baths.