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The 5 best boutique and luxury hotels in Porto

Porto’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

 

Overview: Porto’s top 5 hotels

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The Rebello Hotel

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Village by Boa​

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Torel Palace Porto

The Rebello Hotel Porto Norte Portugal hotel stay
The Rebello Hotel Porto Norte Portugal hotel stay

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The Rebello Hotel

Capturing the essence of Porto’s rich history and progressive ethos, The Rebello Hotel emerges from the reinvention of classic riverside warehouses. Merging the River Douro’s ever-present charm with the avant-garde flair of industrial chic, this establishment stands as a beacon for those who value both heritage and modernity. Boasting a prime spot on Porto’s lively banks, this in-crowd hotspot offers a tapestry of loft-style accommodations, with its design paying homage to the building’s industrious past while inviting the future with panache.

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The Rebello Hotel
Cais de Gaia 380
Vila Nova de Gaia
Portugal

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Photography courtesy of The Rebello Hotel

Torel 1884 Porto Norte Portugal hotel review

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Torel 1884

Torel 1884, a striking blend of history and modern luxury, is housed in a 19th-century palace in Porto. Conceptualized around the voyages of Portuguese mariners, its interiors, crafted by Nano Design and architect Miguel Nogueira, showcase global influences. The Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine, honoring Bartolomeu Dias, serves French-inspired, Portuguese cuisine. Emphasizing local produce, its wine list celebrates Portuguese vintages, curated in a vault-turned-wine cellar. Art by Jorge Curval and João Pedro Rodrigues enhances this immersive experience, merging the ethereal and tangible, reflecting the cultural richness of Portugal’s maritime history.

Torel 1884
R. de Mouzinho da Silveira N 228
Porto
Portugal

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Photography courtesy of Luís Ferraz and Torel 1884

Village by Boa Porto Norte Portugal hotel review

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Village by Boa

Village by Boa in Porto’s Bolhao neighborhood offers a unique fusion of historical elegance and modern luxury. Architecturally revitalized by Pablo Pita and featuring Japandi-style interiors by Bacana Design Studio, it comprises various apartments, each echoing a Mediterranean boho chic. This tranquil retreat, despite its central location near iconic landmarks like Mercado do Bolhao and Chapel of Souls, maintains a serene atmosphere. Village by Boa is an idyllic blend of Porto’s rich heritage and contemporary comforts, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking both historical immersion and modern amenities​​​​.

Village by Boa​
R. do Bonjardim 541
Porto
Portugal

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Photography courtesy of Luís Ferraz and Village by Boa

The Largo Porto Norte Portugal hotel review

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The Largo

The Largo, springing to life in Porto’s vibrant heart, is the first brainchild of Annassurra, a Copenhagen-based travel collective founded by Steen Bock and Per Enevoldsen. Launched in 2023, this boutique hotel redefines luxury travel with a strong emphasis on integrating with the local scene. Conceptualised by Space Copenhagen, The Largo is an intricate blend of history and contemporary flair. Occupying historical buildings from various eras, it intricately integrates Porto’s past into its modern essence. The design philosophy, a fusion of new and old, is palpable throughout, offering guests an immersive experience that is deeply connected to Porto’s rich cultural heritage.

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The Largo
Largo São Domingos 60
Porto
Portugal

Photography courtesy of Joachim Wichmann and The Largo

Torel Palace Porto Norte Portugal hotel review
Torel Palace Porto Norte Portugal hotel review

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Torel Palace Porto

Torel Palace Porto, a 5-star boutique hotel in the heart of Porto, is a celebration of Portuguese literature and opulent design. This 19th-century mansion, transformed into a luxurious retreat, features 24 individually themed rooms and suites, each paying homage to a renowned Portuguese writer. The Blind restaurant, inspired by José Saramago’s “Blindness”, offers a unique dining experience that tantalizes the senses. Guests can also enjoy the French-style Florbela Pâtisserie. The hotel’s artistic flair is evident in its maximalist interiors, a striking lap pool, and a serene atmosphere, making it a perfect blend of Porto’s rich history and contemporary luxury​​​​​​.

Torel Palace Porto
Rua de Entreparedes 42
Lisbon
Portugal

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Photography courtesy of Luís Ferraz and Torel Palace Porto

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