Our handpicked selection includes the best five-star hotels in Porto that we have visited and love, plus those on our radar. From a sea-facing 19th-century manor house to a boutique hotel nestled in Porto's old town, each of our picks offers a special way to experience Porto.
Spread over two buildings, the manor house and a newly built contemporary-looking structure, the 68 rooms and suites have been designed by renowned Portuguese interior designer Nini Andrade Silva. The interiors are welcoming and comfortable, with the undulating waves of the Atlantic lending a noticeable source of inspiration throughout.
The hotel has two Portuguese restaurants, both by Chef Arnaldo Azevedo. The Michelin star and dinner-only Vila Foz, and also Flor de Lis, which offers a more casual dining experience and where an excellent breakfast is also served.
The Vila Foz Spa offers various treatments and has an indoor pool, a steam room, a sauna and a gym. An excellent choice for those wanting to visit Porto but also seeking some luxury and a relaxing time.
Facing the Atlantic, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel set in a renovated manor house in the residential neighbourhood of Foz do Douro.
Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is a luxurious 19th-century manor house facing the Atlantic in Porto's seaside neighbourhood of Foz do Douro. The five-star hotel has 68 rooms and suites, two Portuguese restaurants by Chef Arnaldo Azevedo, and an excellent spa with an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and gym. Many rooms offer sea views, and the breakfast features Moët & Chandon and oysters.
The Rebello boasts 103 suites, studios and rooms, a restaurant, an Ancient Roman-style spa, and a rooftop bar. The hotel’s name honours Porto's legacy of port wine warehousing and the traditional wooden cargo boats, called rabelos, that once sailed its waters.
Taking a cue from its historical industrial setting, lead designer Daniela Franceschini of the Lisbon-based Quiet Studios infused the interiors with a blend of creativity referencing its storied past. The studio curated fine art from various artists and galleries while sourcing vintage items. They designed most of The Rebello's furniture, including pieces for the rooms and spa, encompassing lighting, rugs, mirrors, and other decorative elements.
A brief walk from The Rebello leads to the historic port houses. Continue for another five minutes, and you'll cross the iconic Ponte Luis I bridge, entering Porto's city centre and the UNESCO-listed Ribeira riverfront neighbourhood.
The Rebello is a five-star aparthotel perched on the south bank of Porto's Douro River, spread over four 18th-century industrial buildings.
The Rebello Hotel stems from the transformation of several stone factory buildings that provide breathtaking views of the Douro River and Porto’s historical centre. The Rebello boasts 103 suites, studios and rooms, a restaurant, an Ancient Roman-style spa, and a rooftop bar. The hotel’s name honours Porto's legacy of port wine warehousing and the traditional wooden cargo boats, called rabelos, that once sailed its waters.
With elegant rooms and suites in a former palace on Rua de Mouzinho de Silveira and exclusive apartments on Rua das Flores, the hotel offers a unique and historic accommodation experience. The 12 rooms and suites are themed after continents, while the 11 apartments are named after exotic materials brought back by explorers.
The hotel also features Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine, a chic and relaxed restaurant celebrating Portuguese wine and cuisine with a French touch. Other highlights include in-room treatments from Calla Wellness & Spa, a library under the stars, and an honesty bar.
A luxury boutique hotel set in a historic building in the heart of Porto, near trendy Rua das Flores.
Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments is a luxury boutique hotel in the historic centre of Porto that caters to those who seek more than just a room key. With elegant rooms and suites in a former palace on Rua de Mouzinho de Silveira and exclusive apartments on Rua das Flores, the hotel offers a unique and historic accommodation experience. The 12 rooms and suites are themed after continents, while the 11 apartments are named after exotic materials brought back by explorers.
So there you have it, those are what we consider to be the best five-star hotels in Porto at the moment.
If you're interested in exploring more hotel options in Porto, beyond five-stars, you might also want to check out The Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto by Neighbourhood. This article offers a selection of our favorite hotels in Porto, including a more varied range such as boutique guesthouses and beautiful serviced apartments.
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