Luxury Hotels in Portugal

Over the years, we have had our all time popular family hotels in the Algarve and city favourites in Porto and Lisbon. However now they have some friendly competition, Portugal is expanding its impressive luxury hotel portfolio with more and more boutique hotels and luxury resorts cropping throughout the country. So really there is no shortage of great places to stay.

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Water & Wind: Azores Liveaboard


Portugal is an eternally popular destination within the Original Travel team, and the off-shore-off-shoot of the Azores is no exception. This cluster of islands in the heart of the Atlantic is a scuba divers dream, and we can think of no better way to explore than on the Water & Wind Liveaboard,... Read more

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel

Portugal > Europe

The Torre de Palma Wine Hotel is a boutique hotel within a beautifully restored ancient house, set in the charming village of Monforte in the upper Alentejo. Read more

Martinhal Lisbon Chiado Family Suites

Portugal > Europe

The Martinhal Lisbon Chiado is a family orientated hotel located in Lisbon’s Bairro Alto district. The building opened its doors in 1855 and has been tastefully refurbished, without compromising the original 19th century architecture, to offer modern family living spaces. Read more

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel

Portugal > Europe

Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel has set itself a modest goal - to be the finest luxury family resort in Europe. We like what we see so far. Read more

Pine Cliffs Resort

Portugal > Europe

Pine Cliffs is an immaculate, five-star resort set above the ochre cliffs of Portugal’s Algarve coast between Faro and Albufeira. Read more

Memmo Baleeira

Portugal > Europe

This white washed cliff side hotel was first constructed in the 1960s, and has since been spruced up to quite the chic beachside oasis, and is ideal for anything from a relaxing weekend away to a family holiday. Read more

Aldeia da Pedralva

Portugal > Europe

Just a few short years ago Pedralva was a ramshackle village full of derelict houses and one small pizzeria catering to the local surfing community. Then in 2008 along came Antonio Ferreira, an Algarvean advertising exec looking to develop a property in this beautiful unspoilt corner of the... Read more

The Yeatman

Portugal > Europe

We at OT have known about Porto as a perfect Big Short Break destination for years, but always baulked at recommending it due to one crucial factor – the lack of a decent hotel. No more. Read more

Six Senses Douro Valley

Portugal > Europe

Six Senses Douro Valley is the quintessential modern boutique hotel – a tasteful and contemporary renovation of a classic 19th-century manor house offering all the mod-est cons in elegant surroundings. Read more

Martinhal Lisbon Cascais

Portugal > Europe

Situated on the Lisbon coast, Martinhal Lisbon Cascais is a stylish, child-friendly hotel. Designed by award-winning Lisbon architect João Paciencia and landscaped by the legendary Francisco Cabra, the hotel exudes a neat, modern feel throughout. Read more

Quinta da Bela Vista

Portugal > Europe

This stunning Madeiran Quinta near the town of Funchal dates back from 1844 and, as the name suggests, has lovely views over the surrounding mountains and Funchal Bay. Read more

Casa Velha do Palheiro

Portugal > Europe

Originally a hunting lodge built for an infamous Madeiran count who blew his fortune, Casa Velha was subsequently bought and turned into a boutique hotel that’s now part of the Relais & Chateaux portfolio. Read more

Quinta Casa Branca

Portugal > Europe

Just around the corner from Reid’s Palace sits Quinta Casa Branca, built around a beautiful private botanical garden. Read more

Quinta Jardins do Lago

Portugal > Europe

This beautiful quinta is situated on a hilltop just outside the historic city of Funchal. Built in the 18th century, during the Napoleonic wars, General Beresford, the commander of the British forces on the island, chose it as his residence. Read more

Belmond Reid's Palace

Portugal > Europe

The hotel is also renowned for its ten acres of lush semi-tropical gardens, which are beautifully maintained and contain plants from around the world. Read more


Portugal > Europe

This truly original retreat is situated in 66 acres of fabulous Alentejo countryside, and combines old school Portuguese vineyards with a 21st century design hotel. Read more


Portugal > Europe

Cork might not be the most obvious building material for a hotel but this is Alentejo after all, and it turns out that cork is not only a wonderfully effective insulator but its production is also about as sustainable as you can get, so the Ecorkhotel has the eco-friendly box very firmly ticked. Read more

Herdade do Touril

Portugal > Europe

Herdade de Touril is a charming 365-hectare estate on the Alentejo rugged coastline. The farmhouse property is modest in style and design, with a touch of rural Portuguese flavour, and prefect for those looking to escape the crowds. Read more

Malhadinha Nova

Portugal > Europe

Malhadinha Nova is a quintessentially Portuguese homestead, which appears like something that has jumped out of a House and Garden magazine, with its light decors and rural countryside feel to it. Read more

Sublime Comporta

Portugal > Europe

Sublime Comporta is a trendy country house retreat; it’s sleek, it's chic, plus the stunning beaches of Comporta are relatively unexplored and luxury hotels have yet to monopolise the area. Read more

Bairro Alto

Portugal > Europe

The first contemporary-chic boutique hotel to open in this rapidly changing city, the Bairro Alto cannot be beaten for location. Straddling the vibrant district from which it takes its name and the more elegant shopping district of Chiado, its 18th-century façade forms part of the historical Luis... Read more

Valverde Hotel

Portugal > Europe

Hotel Valverde, located on Lisbon’s most bling boulevard - Avenida da Liberdade - opened in 2014 as a new project by Bastir, the same designers as the Bairro Alto, another of our favourite hotels in the city. Read more

Farol Design Hotel

Portugal > Europe

This stylish hotel is an old Portuguese villa fused with a contemporary modern design, planted on the edge of an outcrop of rocks, overlooking the Atlantic. Read more

Lapa Palace Hotel

Portugal > Europe

The 19th century Lapa Palace is situated on the hilltop overlooking the Tagus River in the diplomatic quarter of Lisbon. The sub-tropical gardens surrounding the hotel make it a peaceful oasis from the busy city. Read more

Solar Do Castelo

Portugal > Europe

The Solar do Castelo is a very attractive small hotel, housed in a converted 18th century mansion, with an excellent location in the grounds of the Castelo de São Jorge. Read more

Memmo Alfama

Portugal > Europe

Memmo Alfama is the latest boutique hotel in the city’s historic area, Alfama, concealed away down cobbled streets and close to the Cathedral and the Sao George Castle. Read more

Areias do Seixo

Portugal > Europe

Areias do Seixo is a great new addition to Portugal’s portfolio of boutique hotels. It's properly quirky, and less than an hour from Lisbon so works well in combo with the capital. Read more

Janelas Verdes

Portugal > Europe

Janelas Verdes (meaning ‘Green Windows’) is a small and intimate hotel housed in a recently restored late 18th century mansion house. Read more

Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel

Portugal > Europe

This new concept boutique hotel is as quirky and individual as its name! Cooking and Nature Emotional Hotel is located in Alvados in Portugal’s central region, which is a perfect destination to draw on its rural amenities to create a place where guests can be at one with nature, get in touch with... Read more

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