Hotels in Portugal
Whether you are looking for old world opulence or a quaint B&B, there are a number of hotels in Portugal to fit every travel agenda and budget. Hotels in Lisbon run the gamut from the luxurious and historic Palacio Belmonte to the spacious but quaint suites at the Casa Amora, which opened in 2012. Alternatively, stay in the Pestana Palace a national monument with stained glass windows and a manicured 20th-century garden.
North of Lisbon, the world famous Lawrence's hotel in Sintra dates back to 1764. This 17-room property is the oldest hotel on the Iberian Peninsula. Another boutique hotel in Portugal is the Pestana Porto looking over the Douro Valley. Looking for a spa option in the region? With a bounty of relaxing treatments, The Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa is known to be one of the best hotels in Portugal.
Want to sleep under the stars with all amenities and indulgences of an award-winning hotel? The L'and Hotel in Evora has ten sky suites with retractable ceilings for summer stargazing. For a budget friendly Portugal hotel further down south, try the Pension a Mare self-catering apartments in Salema for just $130 a night.
When wondering where to stay in the Algarve, the new Conrad hotel in Quinta Do Lago is a stones' throw from a number of golf courses and the coast's white sandy beaches. Another fan favorite in the area is the Hotel Quinta Do Lago with top-notch facilities including a reserved beach, spa and gym.
In Lisbon, old-world charms meet of-the-moment design, and the city’s Corinthia Hotel best captures these contrasting vibes. Built in 1983 and renovated twice (most recently in 2009), the spacious property now features jewel-toned interiors and a windowed façade.
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.
Located between the shopping of Chiado and the nightlife and eateries of Bairro Alto, the Bairro Alto Hotel is housed in an ocher, 19th-century baroque building that overlooks the Luis de Camoes square.
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.
Traditionalists can book at this restored 18th-century town house with paned French doors and a subterranean pool and fitness center. It’s a 15-minute walk north from the central districts of Baixa and Alfama.
Great Value Near Douro National Park, a small inn that offers 12 comfortable rooms.
Northern Portugal’s dramatic Douro Valley wine region now has a resort to match. Vidago Palace, an hour’s drive northeast of historic Porto, is located in a Belle Époque mansion with 70 guest rooms decorated with Portuguese embellishments (hand-loomed rugs; traditional cement tiles).
The history of Lisbon itself is present in Palacio Belmonte: it has walls built during the Roman and Muslim occupations and 59 azulejos panels from 1725, and the main building was built in 1449.
Lawrence's Hotel, the oldest on the Iberian peninsula, is in the center of the small town of Sintra, about thirty minutes northwest of Lisbon via car.