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.
There are two Portuguese restaurants at the hotel, 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.
A 19th-century palatial manor house facing the sea.
Kick-start your day with Moët & Chandon and oysters for breakfast.
There are many rooms with a sea view.
The spa’s indoor pool’s floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the garden.
Our full-body massages were divine.
Bear in Mind
It’s outside the historic centre, although the hotel offers guests a daily free return transfer to downtown Porto.
Children under 16 are not able to use the spa.
You can park your car at the hotel for a daily fee.
The promenade right opposite the hotel is perfect for those who enjoy walking or cycling. Turn left and head towards Foz’s lighthouse (Farol de Felgueiras), or turn right and head to Matosinhos beach or Parque da Cidade, Porto’s city park.
Enjoy a beer at Ibar Praia do Aquário, which is only a two-minute walk from the hotel. The bar is tucked away right on the rocks of Aquário beach, with an outdoor terrace with tables and a wooden deck area with lounge chairs.
The hotel offers guests a complimentary transfer to Porto’s downtown every day at 11 am, returning at 5 pm. Otherwise, it is an easy and picturesque 20-minute ride to Porto’s centre on the 500 bus (Uber, Bolt etc. widely available).
Read on to discover more local tips. For more recommendations, check out our Porto TipMap.
Watch the video above which we did with Condé Nast Traveller. In it we talk about Foz do Douro - the seaside neighbourhood in Porto where we grew up. check out the Full article on their website.
You are in Porto so you shouldn't leave without trying a francesinha. Porto's craziest food invention is like a sandwich similar to an elaborate Croque Monsieur. It’s filled with various meats, topped with melted cheese and the chef’s secret spicy sauce. Cufra, Café Santiago, Bufete Fase and Cervejaria Brasão are some of the best places in town to try it, with the latter offering one of the best vegetarian francesinhas in Porto.
Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is located in Avenida de Montevideu in the seaside neighbourhood of Foz do Douro, a 20-minute drive from the city centre.
The closest airport is Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. From there you can take a taxi (Uber, Bolt etc. widely available), metro, bus or hire a car.
Porto (OPO) – 13km
Lisbon (LIS) – 311km
Faro (FAO) – 554km
The historical São Bento Train Station is 8km from the hotel.
© Photos by JO&SO and courtesy of Vila Foz Hotel & Spa.
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