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.
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.
A former convent—now a 92-room hotel—with candlelit arches and 3 pools on 23 acres in the Portuguese countryside.
This hotel overlooks the Corgo River from steep terraces, many of which were shaped by hand 300 years ago.
Quietly tucked within the walls of the Castelo de Sao Jorge, the Solar do Castelo is housed in a lemon-yellow, 18th-century mansion done in the Pombaline style.
Conveniently set just below Parque Eduardo VII, the hotel has a classic-cinema theme and retro-fabulous rooms with Eames chairs, funky graphic prints, and padded white-leather headboards.
Great Value A 17th-century estate near Pinhão with six antiques-filled guest rooms. Doubles from $148, breakfast included.