The 8 Best Luxury Hotels
At Butterfield & Robinson, our hotels aren’t prosaic—they’re pure poetry.
From castles and riads to ryokans and monasteries, we source lodgings that aren’t just places to crash, but one-of-a-kind spots as intimate, authentic and sublime as the rest of your journey—and packed with personal touches from our hotelier friends.
Below we’ve rounded up a few of the best luxury hotels in Portugal, where you can do so much more than simply rest your head.
But be warned: there may be tears when it’s time to say goodbye!
Six Senses Douro presents a superbly renovated 19th-century manor house set high on a hill overlooking the rolling hills of the valley and the river below.
A spa, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools and organic garden are just a few of the many amenities available.
In the same family for over 200 years, the estate has its heart at the monte, an ancient small farming village, which has been brought carefully back to life as a remarkable hotel of understated luxury, surrounded by ancient oaks, olive groves and vineyards.
Here, the feeling of being at home is intimately connected with the sense of belonging to the vastness of the land. In Alentejo, farm and landscape soon become your home.
Housed in a stunning ex-monastery named for a hawthorn bush, Espinheiro leaves guests wanting for nothing. Its hallowed walls harbour two swimming pools, a spa, spacious and comfortable common areas, and rooms with views of olive groves and gardens.
The fully consecrated church just off reception may not be of practical use to us, but it is a wonder to behold.
A cluster of avant-garde buildings nestled among the vines, L’AND delivers comfort and service of the highest calibre.
If there’s a chill in the evening air – or even if there is not! – ask the concierge to prepare a fire in your personal fireplace on the terrace of your suite.
This former nobleman’s palace was expertly converted to a chic 30-room hotel in 2001. The views over Amarante and the Tamega River from the pool and terrace are highlights.
Its restaurant, Larga do Paço, has been recognized with a Michelin star for its excellence.
Perched over the right bank of the Douro in picturesque Pinhão, every one of Vintage House’s tasteful rooms boasts a private river-view balcony.
Amenities include an outdoor pool, tennis court, and inviting fireplace lounge, the latter a perfect setting for a snifter or two of the best ports that derive from the hills above.
Soak up the breathtaking views over the colourful rooftops of Porto and onto the Douro Valley from your private terrace at The Yeatman Hotel. Each room is uniquely decorated in a sophisticated style, subtly themed with artifacts and pictures by a well-known Portuguese wine producer.
The elegance extends to its indoor and outdoor infinity pools and luxurious Caudalie Spa.
Bairro Alto Hotel Lisbon, is a 5-star boutique hotel in central Lisbon. The hotel is located in the heart of historic downtown, between two of the most emblematic city districts, the bohemian Bairro Alto and the chic, cultural and trendy Chiado.