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.
The NH Liberdade portends a hip new Lisbon, with its rooftop swimming pool, black-and-cream motif, and provocative details (like the faux- fur lamp in the lobby). The centrally located hotel gives guests the personal treatment, down to a choice of pillows (firm, soft, feather).
The palazzo-style buildings of the Penha Longa Hotel and Golf resort overlook the lakes, forests, and mountains of Sintra. The monastery, built in 1355, now houses conference rooms and the 19th century palace with full-service spa treatment rooms and adorned with gazebos, waterfalls, and pools.
The hotel has a bull’s-eye central location in the historic hub and compact but sweet rooms papered in metallic Fortuny designs.
From the Portuguese for "butterfly lavender", Quinta Romaneira offers a teak-and-fiberglass launch for a cruise between the grassy banks. The 1,000-acre domain is now owned by a French consortium and has two handsome manors halfway down adjacent slopes on a bend in the river.
Located in a late 18th-century palace in bohemian Santos, the As Janelas Verdes hotel was home and inspiration to the Portuguese novelist Eca de Quieros.
About one hour's drive from Lisbon is Obidos, a well-preserved, walled medieval town built in 1282 and known for its cobblestone streets and white-washed, blue-trimmed houses. The town's 11th-century castle was converted into Pousada do Castelo in the 1950's, the first of its kind.
The glamour of the 1950’s is beautifully enshrined in this yellow-and-gray palace chock-full of Midcentury pieces. Bonus: the hotel has some of the largest standard rooms in the city (452 square feet).
The intimate hotel features eight light-filled rooms with large French windows and marble baths.
Originally the 18th-century residence of the Dutch consul, the property opened as a hotel in the 1950’s. A Neoclassical building with frescoed rooms, gilded antiques, and famous guests (Catherine Deneuve; John Malkovich), the place had nevertheless seen better days.