A selection of the best luxury hotels in Porto, Portugal. A selection by Laura Becker
Located just a 3-minute walk from Paris Galleries Street, Maison Albar Hotels Le Monumental Palace offers luxurious 5-star accommodation in Porto in a renovated historic building from 1923. This boutique hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar, an indoor swimming pool, a Spa & Wellness Centre, free WiFi and rooms and suites all equipped with a coffee machine and private bathroom with a shower. Guests can start their day with a delicious buffet breakfast served at the breakfast room, and enjoy fish and seafood options at Le Monumental Café, or gourmet meals at Le Monument. The Bar Americain also serves snacks. Maison Albar Hotels Le Monumental Palace offers a range of wellness facilities, including a sauna, an indoor pool, hammam and a fitness centre, as well as a library lounge and a comfortable TV room. Visitors can explore the nearby attractions, such as City Market Bolhao and Clerigos Tower, both around 400 metres away, Oporto Coliseum, Ferreira Borges Market and Soares dos Reis National Museum. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 11 km away.
Rooms: 76 Stars: 5
Torel Palace Porto is a charming and highly elegant 5-star hotel located in Porto, 500 metres from Sao Bento Train Station and within 600 metres of the Sao Bento Metro Station. Guests can enjoy air-conditioned rooms with a desk, coffee machine, minibar, safety deposit box, flat-screen TV and private bathroom with shower. Room service and a 24-hour front desk are available. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a bar. A variety of breakfast options, including buffet, continental and full English/Irish, are offered daily. The restaurant serves Portuguese, local and international cuisine with vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free options. Popular attractions nearby include Ribeira Square, Palacio da Bolsa and Ferreira Borges Market. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 16 km away and the hotel offers a paid airport shuttle service.
Rooms: 24 Stars: 5
Escape to the luxurious Vignette Collection – Casa da Companhia, an IHG Hotel, located in the heart of Porto, only 400 metres from Clerigos Tower. Boasting 5-star accommodation, this elegant hotel opened in May 2021 and offers cosy rooms with concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a terrace, free WiFi throughout the property and a bar. Relax and unwind in the wellness area featuring an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna, while an outdoor swimming pool is also available. Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast every morning and savour Mediterranean and Portuguese cuisine at the hotel restaurant, with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options also available. Popular landmarks nearby include Palacio da Bolsa, Ferreira Borges Market and Sao Bento Metro Station. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 17 km away.
Rooms: 40 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate in luxury living at S.Bento Residences, located in the heart of Porto. Opened in February 2020, this stylish aparthotel offers air-conditioned guest accommodation with modern amenities, including a balcony, city views, seating area, flat-screen TV, fully equipped kitchen and private bathroom. Enjoy complimentary WiFi and a continental breakfast, as well as a range of additional services such as bicycle and car rental. With Sao Bento Metro Station and Sao Bento Train Station just a few steps away, and Ribeira Square just 700 metres away, you can explore the city with ease. Plus, Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is easily accessible with a paid airport shuttle service. Make S.Bento Residences your chic home away from home.
Rooms: 16 Stars: 4
Experience the best of Porto with a stay at BessaHotel Baixa. This luxury boutique hotel, opened in January 2020, is centrally located in the heart of the city, just minutes from the iconic City Market Bolhão. Enjoy modernly decorated air-conditioned rooms with a work desk, satellite/cable TV, Chromecast connectivity and video on demand. Plus, some rooms have terrace-style balconies with amazing views. The hotel offers a 24-hour reception, business centre, wellness area with an indoor pool, sauna and fitness centre, plus luggage storage and laundry facilities. Nearby attractions include the Oporto Coliseum and the Douro River, while the nearest airport is a 12 km drive away. Enjoy great value and the best of Porto at BessaHotel Baixa.
Rooms: 83 Stars: 4
Experience the beautiful PortoBay Flores, a 5-star boutique hotel located in the heart of Porto. Enjoy air-conditioned rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi and a restaurant. Take advantage of the 24-hour front desk service, hammam, indoor pool, sauna and room service. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box, private bathroom, minibar, shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer. Start your day with a delicious buffet breakfast. The hotel is near popular attractions like Clerigos Tower, Palacio da Bolsa and Ferreira Borges Market. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 17 km away.
Rooms: 66 Stars: 5
Torel Avantgarde is an award-winning 5-star luxury hotel located in the heart of Porto. This stylish hotel boasts an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and garden, as well as breathtaking views of the city. Rooms come with air conditioning, flat-screen TV, coffee machine, private bathroom and terrace. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast and Portuguese dishes at the onsite restaurant. The hotel is a 10-minute walk from Douro riverside and the iconic Clérigos Church, and close to attractions such as Cristal Palace Gardens and the Lello Bookshop. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 18 km away.
Rooms: 47 Stars: 5
Vila Foz Hotel & SPA – member of Design Hotels is an elegant 5-star boutique hotel located directly on the beachfront of Porto. It features a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, sauna, hammam and spa centre, as well as free bikes, fitness centre and garden. All air-conditioned rooms come with a desk, a coffee machine, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Some rooms also boast a balcony and city views. A buffet, continental or American breakfast can be enjoyed at the property. Guests can enjoy activities such as cycling in and around Porto. The hotel also has a business centre and offers airport transfers and room service. Popular nearby attractions include Molhe Beach, Castelo do Queijo Beach and Ingleses Beach. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 12 km away.
Rooms: 66 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate luxury at the 5-star Pestana Palácio do Freixo, set in a restored 18th-century Baroque building overlooking the Douro River in Porto. Admire the aristocratic public areas with stately architecture and modern rooms boasting flat-screen TVs and luxury amenities. Take in the stunning views with a dip in the infinity pool, or relax with a massage treatment at the spa. The restaurant serves a daily buffet breakfast, and pool and bar service is available for light snacks and evening cocktails. Enjoy the convenience of free parking and a free transfer to the city centre. With Campanhã Train Station only 1 km away and Porto Airport just 20 minutes away, this delightful, historic property is the perfect destination for your stay.
Rooms: 87 Stars: 5
Experience the ultimate luxury at the 5-star Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site. Boasting a breathtaking location on the Douro River, right next to the historic Ribeira Square, this 16th-century building offers spacious guest rooms with a flat-screen TV, hairdryer and double-glazed windows. Some rooms even have a bathtub for extra comfort. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the RIB restaurant with stunning river views or unwind with a cocktail at the Heritage bar. Cruises on the River Douro depart right in front of the hotel, while the Torre dos Clérigos Bell Tower and the Porto Cathedral are just a 10-minute walk away. The hotel is 17 km from Porto International Airport.
Rooms: 103 Stars: 5
Best areas to find hotels in Porto, Portugal
Porto is a vibrant city in Portugal that offers a variety of attractions for visitors. From historical monuments and museums to lively nightlife and delicious cuisine, there is something for everyone. When planning your trip, it can be overwhelming to decide where to stay in such a captivating place. Fortunately, there are many excellent areas to stay in Porto, each with its own unique charm.
For travelers who want to be close to the action, the area around Porto’s historic center is ideal. This area is home to some of the city’s most iconic attractions, including the Clérigos Tower, the São Bento Railway Station, and the stunning Lello Bookstore. Hotels in this area offer easy access to many of the city’s best restaurants and bars, as well as shopping and entertainment. The streets here are full of life day and night, making it the perfect place for those who want to be in the thick of it all.
If you’re looking for a more laid-back atmosphere, the area around the Douro River is ideal. Here, visitors can find luxurious hotels with stunning views of the river and Porto’s old city center. The area also has some of the city’s best seafood restaurants, as well as plenty of open-air markets and boutiques. Plus, the riverbanks are a great place for a leisurely stroll or a romantic sunset cruise.
For visitors who want a beach getaway, the Foz do Douro area is the perfect spot. Located on the Atlantic coast, this area offers stunning views of the sea and plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and other beach activities. Plus, the area is home to some of Porto’s best seafood restaurants and cafés, making it a great spot for a romantic evening out.
No matter which area you choose, you’ll be sure to find a fantastic hotel in Porto. From luxury resorts to family-friendly options, there is something for every budget and preference. Some of the most popular hotels in the city include the Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, the Pestana Porto Hotel, and the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa.