5 beautiful hotels to escape the city in Porto
1) Quinta do Vallado
Be mesmerised by the views of the Douro Valley at this wine estate, which once belonged to the legendary Dona Antónia Adelaide Ferreira (a leading figure in the development of port). The hotel’s 13 impeccably designed rooms are spread between the original 18th-century manor house and a newer extension by architect Francisco Vieira de Campos.
2) Quinta de São Bernardo
Quinta de São Bernardo is a gorgeous boutique hotel in the Douro Valley, with an infinity pool overlooking the picturesque vineyards and the river. The produce used at the restaurant is seasonal and comes from their own organic garden, or sourced from small local producers. They make their own wine and you can visit the winery.
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3) Vidago Palace
Designed during the reign of King Carlos I, this luxurious hotel in the hot springs town of Vidago opened in 1910. Here, the mineral and naturally carbonated water is used for drinking, bathing and in the spa treatments. At the hotel, you will experience the romanticism of the belle époque era, surrounded by natural beauty.
4) Casa de São Lourenço
Fill your lungs with pure air at this retreat, owned by the Burel-Mountain Originals group and located amongst Portugal’s highest mountains, Serra
da Estrela. All rooms offer exceptional panoramic views, with plenty of design pieces by Portuguese artists and makers.
Overlooking the Cabedelo Beach, this resort is perfect for those seeking active holidays, offering a wealth of fitness activities. The sleek bungalows are ideal for families, and watersports lovers will be in for a treat, as the beach is right on your doorstep. Only an hour’s drive from Porto.
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