The 8 Best Luxury Hotels
in Portugal

Oscar Biedma

Portugal Travel Expert

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

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Six Senses Douro

A spa, restaurants, wine library, swimming pools and organic garden are just a few of the many amenities available.


São Lourenço do Barrocal

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, São Lourenço do Barrocal

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.


Convento do Espinheiro, Evora

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Convento do Espinheiro Evora

The fully consecrated church just off reception may not be of practical use to us, but it is a wonder to behold.

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L’AND Resort, Montemor-o-Novo

A cluster of avant-garde buildings nestled among the vines, L’AND delivers comfort and service of the highest calibre.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, L'AND Resort Montemor-o-Novo

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.


Casa da Calçada, Amarante

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Casa da Calçada Amarante

Its restaurant, Larga do Paço, has been recognized with a Michelin star for its excellence.


Vintage House, Pinhão

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Vintage House Pinhão

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.


The Yeatman Hotel, Porto

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, The Yeatman Hotel Porto

The elegance extends to its indoor and outdoor infinity pools and luxurious Caudalie Spa.


Bairro Alto, Lisbon

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.

Best Luxury Hotels in Portugal, Bairro Alto Lisbon

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