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.
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.
Great Value A 17th-century estate near Pinhão with six antiques-filled guest rooms. Doubles from $148, breakfast included.
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.
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.
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.
This hilltop hotel surrounded by gardens in the embassy district was built in 1870 as a private villa and feels straigh out of Old Hollywood. Enjoy the palm-shaded outdoor pool and the bird's-eye view of the city's red-tile roofs.
If you want to stay in the old part of town this boutique property has balconies overlooking the Douro River.