The 10 Best Hotels in Northern Portugal
Northern Portugal is quite different from the rest of the country. The highlights of this region are obviously Porto and Douro Valley, but there’s more to offer: the Minho area, natural parks, and lovely villages are some of the best.
In this article, you will find a selection with the best hotels for your trip to northern Portugal, including luxury, boutique, and glamping. Keep reading to discover them.
Vila Foz Hotel and Spa
Foz do Douro, Oporto | Category: 5* | From 160€
Foz do Douro is often overlooked by most tourists in Porto, however, it’s one of the best neighborhoods in town.
Located by the Atlantic Ocean, with green areas, interesting sites, and some of the best restaurants from Porto, Foz do Douro attracts a different type of traveler: the one interested in exclusivity and privacy.
The best hotel in Foz do Douro is without any doubts Vila Foz Hotel and Spa. Guests can choose between staying in the manor house or the adjacent modern building: both buildings have stunning views to the sunset over the sea.
Oporto | Category: 5* | From 140€
Torel Avantgarde is an award-winning boutique hotel that combines Portuguese art and design.
It’s inspired in the 30s and it has the best views in Porto.
Vila Nova de Gaia | Category: 5* | From 245€
Even though The Yeatman is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, The Yeatman is considered the best hotel in Porto.
This 5* hotel is part of Relais & Chateaux and there are not enough words to describe it.
Six Senses Douro Valley, Lamego
Lamego | Category: 5* | From 325€
Six Senses stands out from all the luxury hotels for its sustainability and uniqueness. They’re in perfect harmony with the surrounding culture and landscapes, and the same goes for its property in Portugal.
The property is located in a huge green area by the Douro, in a manor house that looks like a palace. It’s the perfect place to meditate and enjoy nature and tranquility at its best.
Plus, it has a gorgeous pool and spa indoors with a view of the forest.
The Wine House Hotel – Quinta da Pacheca
Lamego | Category: 4* | From 175 €
Quinta da Pacheca is one of the most unusual stays in Douro Valley: there, you can stay inside a wine barrel.
If you visit in September, you can be part of the harvest. Plus, it’s located in one of the most beautiful areas in Douro Valley.
The Vintage House
Pinhao | Category: 5* | From 150€
The road N-222, between Pinhao and Peso da Regua is considered to be the most beautiful road in the world: and we have to agree with that.
It’s a windy road with some of the most beautiful landscapes in Portugal along its 27kms. If you can, add it to your itinerary in northern Portugal. And if you want to stay right there, The Vintage House is the best option.
Vidago Palace Hotel
Vidago | Category: 5* | From 153€
Vidago Palace one of the best hotels in Portugal with a majestic style.
The entire property is reminiscent of the Belle Epoque, especially its grandiose central staircase. Guests can relax in its swimming pools, the thermal water spa, its golf course and enjoy Portuguese gastronomy in any of its 4 haute cuisine restaurants.
Douro41 Hotel & Spa
Castelo de Paiva | Category: 5* | From 150€
The views of the Douro Valley from Douro41 are unbeatable.
All rooms have panoramic views of the river and its guests can enjoy 3 swimming pools (2 outdoor and 1 indoor, in the spa) and 2 restaurants as well as a movie theater, games room, library… everything you need to enjoy a hedonistic getaway.
In addition, it is an accessible hotel for all types of travelers and has several specific sustainable measures (recycling, plastic-free, local suppliers …) that make it much more desirable if possible.
Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park
Pedras Salgadas Ecopark | Category: 4* | From 180€
Staying in a treehouse is a childhood dream for almost everybody.
The treehouses in Pedras Salgadas is located in an eco-park. They also have a thermal spa.
Torre de Gomariz Wine & Spa
Cervaes, Braga | Category: 5* | From 170€
Torre de Gomariz Wine & Spa stands out in the Minho area. It’s a hotel that combines history, nature, and design.
Torre de Gomariz’s location is ideal for visiting the main points of the north of Portugal Braga, Barcelos, Guimarães, Peneda Geres, Ponte de Lima, and Esposende. All this without losing a touch of luxury, exclusivity, and above all, peace.