THE BEST HOTELS IN PORTO
There are obvious features to look for in a hotel before making a reservation, such as prices, comfort and location, but that alone is not enough. And in a city like Porto, where the hotel offer is vast, the choice is even more difficult. So, in order to help you choose your accommodation, check out the best hotels in Porto.
THE 5 MOST DISTINGUISHED HOTELS IN PORTO
1. Intercontinental Porto (Cardosas’ Palace)
The Intercontinental Hotel is probably one of the most distinguished hotels in Porto. Here you will feel the refinement of living in the ancient Cardosas’ Palace, a 17th-century building with high ceilings and marble bathrooms. In addition, the hotel also has a very reputed restaurant, the Riviera, where you can taste the best of the national gastronomy. Last but not least, the Intercontinental is located right in the heart of the city, about 200 meters from the iconic Clérigos Tower, which allows you to go to most places on foot.
2. Eurostars Porto Centro
Eurostars Porto Centro distinguishes itself by its comfort and modernity, with a luxury service that will surely please any visitor. Located very close to Aliados Avenue, the Eurostars Porto Centro provides easy access to most of Porto's points of interest.
3. Pestana Freixo Palace
If you want to stay in a hotel with a phenomenal view to the river, nothing is better than staying at Pestana Freixo Palace, a hotel unit that is installed in a baroque building from the 16th century. This hotel, which is considered a national monument, is one of the best, combining modernity and comfort with history. Situated just 10 minutes away from the fluvial beach, Pestana Freixo Palace also offers a swimming pool, sauna, restaurant and a magnificent garden overlooking the river.
4. The Yeatman
The Yeatman is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, on the other bank of the Douro River. It is one of the hotels of reference of Porto. It is noteworthy the 2 Michelin Stars of the restaurant, the excellent view of the Douro River and its swimming pool that was considered the most beautiful swimming pool in Europe in 2017 by the European Best Destinations.
5. Pestana Vintage
The Pestana Vintage Hotel is located next to the Douro River, in the most traditional area of Porto (Praça da Ribeira). The 16th-century building, with a breathtaking view over the river and to the iconic D. Luís Bridge, brings this hotel to our TOP 5.
THE 5 BEST CITYBREAKS HOTELS
The concept of tourism has changed very rapidly in recent years, having appeared in the meantime the so-called city-breaks. Tourists seeking urban destinations, which remain in the city for a short period of time, and do not need or look for extended services in the hotel units. Is that your case? Then check out the next list.
1. Moov Hotel Porto Centro
The name blends in perfectly with the hotel. The Moov Hotel Porto Centro is ideal for city breaks, but also for the young and modern tourist who likes to keep abreast of the trends. Its elegant yet attentive decor gives it a cozy but also sophisticated atmosphere. As its name implies, it is situated in the center, very close to several mandatory places to visit in Porto.
2. Stay Porto Centro Trindade
If you want to stay in the heart of Porto, then your best option for a short stay in the city is the Stay Porto Centro Trindade. Just a few meters away from the Trindade metro station, just above the main artery of Porto, the Aliados Avenue, the Stay Porto Centro Trindade stands out for its modern decoration, but also for its personalized service.
3. Ribeira of Porto Hotel
Ribeira of Porto Hotel allows you to stay in the heart of what is the most traditional neighborhood of the city, making the most of this experience. The Ribeira combines like few places in the world, tradition and modernity, and Ribeira of Porto Hotel knew how to carry that spirit to its service. The rooms may not be the largest, but they make it up in comfort, taste and service.
4. Hotel Internacional Porto
The Hotel Internacional Porto, located in the center of the city, in one of the most sought areas of Porto, is a hotel that perfectly combines comfort with discretion, at the best prices.
5. Grande Hotel do Porto
In the heart of Santa Catarina Street, you will find the Grande Hotel do Porto. Its pompous name is not just fancy, but it lives up to its qualities. It is an elegant hotel with a very efficient service and, most importantly, right in the center of Porto. However, its best quality is its terrace, with a great view over the city, which in summer delights the guests.
THE 5 BEST HOSTELS IN PORTO
Hostels have been increasingly sought by tourists who want a cheaper solution for their travels. However, it does not mean that you should not demand quality in the accommodation. Porto, a European destination of excellence for backpackers and city-breakers, has a wide range of hostels, so we have prepared the list of the best ones for you.
1. Yes! Porto Hostel
Located just 50 meters away from the Clérigos Tower, this hostel gives its guests the centrality that many are looking for. In addition to all accommodation facilities, Yes! Porto Hostel provides organized tours so travelers can get to know the city.
2. Urban Garden Porto Hostel
Urban Garden Porto Hostel owes its name to its own garden, a place that invites to rest and relax, ideal after a long day discovering the city of Porto. In addition, it is a hostel of great comfort, since all rooms have private bathrooms. To all this, it is allied to its excellent location.
3. Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse
With bright dormitories and installed in a building from the XVII century, Porto Lounge Hostel & Guesthouse is an excellent option for those looking for accommodation in Porto. In addition, it provides a continental breakfast every day and organizes tours to the city, bars, and wine cellars.
4. Bluesock Hostels Porto
Located in the riverside area, this hostel blends details from a historic building with the modernity and elegance of its décor, which rivals closely with many of the most prestigious hotels. Here, you can choose between private or shared accommodations and you will be very close to the Douro River at a very competitive price.
5. Gallery Hostel
Located in Miguel Bombarda, a street well known for its art galleries and meeting place for art fans, artists and many curious people, Gallery Hostel is like a large Portuguese house, with its typical tiles and its sober but traditional decoration. This hostel provides daily breakfast and you can enjoy themed dinners. If you want, the staff can help you organize visits to the city.