As Janelas Verdes - Lisbon, Portugal
Housed in an 18th-century palace in the historic center of Lisbon, As Janelas Verdes offers romantic art-infused interior spaces and a lovely rooftop library with terrace overlooking the Tagus River. The intimate boutique hotel boasts 29 individually designed rooms appointed with elegant period furnishings and modern amenities. Other charming features include a quaint courtyard garden draped in bougainvillea and an arched dining room that reminds of 20th century Lisbon. The atmosphere throughout the hotel is warm, refined and utterly seductive.
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa - Lisbon, Portugal
Nestled on the banks of the Tagus River, in Lisbon’s beautiful historic neighborhood of Belem, the 5-star Altis Belem Hotel & Spa greets its visitors with Michelin-starred cuisine, a luxurious designer spa and 50 luxury themed rooms with bespoke decors inspired by Portugal’s greatest explorers. Designed by RISCO Architects, the futuristic all-white property features sleek minimalist interiors that combine metal, glass and wood elements to provide a hip and refreshing boutique-style atmosphere.
Rivoli Cinema Hostel - Porto, Portugal
Situated in the UNESCO-listed historic center of Porto, the Rivoli Cinema Hostel is a creative mix of cool contemporary design, modern amenities, youthful ambience and movie memorabilia. The first of its kind in Portugal, it features ingenious, well-equipped common areas and 13 movie-themed rooms whose playful decors range from Sin City and The Godfather to films by Tim Burton, Ridley Scott, Almodovar or David Fincher. Highlights include a fully-equipped kitchen, a nice rooftop terrace and a lounge area where you can read, play and listen to music.
Rosa Et Al Townhouse - Porto, Portugal
Designed by architect Emanuel de Sousa, Rosa Et Al is a wonderfully renovated 19th century townhouse in the heart of Porto’s trendiest neighborhood. There are only 6 suites in the hotel, but all of them are extremely spacious and exquisitely decorated with precious natural materials and elegant furnishings. Moreover, each unit offers in-room spa and comes personalized with ingenious design elements, from artworks and vintage iconic pieces to travel-inspired objects and stunning original ceilings. The hotel is completed by lovely outdoor patios, a coffee shop, a restaurant and a delightful concept store selling books and local Portuguese wines. Another highlight is the Bazaar Brunch, where guests can indulge in delicious homemade meals.
An underrated country, yet one of great natural beauty and historical wealth, Portugal has a special charm and a unique identity that unfolds in each and every sun-dappled beach, scenic vineyard and beautiful historic village scattered among its rich Iberian territory.
Ecorkhotel - Evora, Portugal
Designed by native architect Jose Carlos Cruz, the Ecorkhotel claims to be the first cork-clad hotel in the world. Aiming to resemble a traditional medieval village from the Alentejo region, the complex consists of the main building and 56 bungalow-style suites scattered among olive, holm and cork trees. The resort’s symmetric accommodation spaces are characterized by avant-garde design with refined lines, minimalist shapes and gleaming white walls. The main building comes with a series of leisure facilities, including spa, health club, gym, bar and restaurant, as well as fully-equipped conference rooms.
Casa Arte - Lagos, Portugal
Nestling in its own private 2-hectare property in Algarve, Casa Arte is a luxurious boutique-style accommodation with 5 individually decorated rooms, outdoor swimming pool and a lovely restaurant serving fresh local produce. Although this charming, intimate hotel gracefully retains its traditional Portuguese flair and architectural characteristics, the interior design throughout the property is modern and stylish, with clean lines, refined pieces of furniture and an inspiring color palette. Each room has its own décor and character, but they all benefit from private terraces and luxurious amenities.