More Fine Places to Stay: Porto

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A national monument, Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument was designed by the architect Nicolau Nasoni and built in the mid 18th-century and is a remarkable example of Portuguese architecture from the baroque period. The hotel’s Versailles-style gardens are bordering directly on the Douro River. The contemporary and spacious rooms and suites are located in the former Harmonia Flour Factory, which is interconnected with the palace. Porto’s city centre can be reached by the free hotel shuttle.

✅ free Wi-Fi • 87 rooms, including 12 suites (30-70m2) • hotel opened: October 2009 • architecture: David Sinclair • interior design: James Mitchell ✅ free on-site parking • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • member The Leading Hotels of the World

Miss’Opo offers six avantgarde, hip designer apartments with kitchenette in the city centre of Porto, just a few minutes walk from the Clérigos tower. There is also a restaurant/bar and foyer/shop/gallery.

✅ free Wi-Fi • 6 rooms • hotel opened: 2012 • architecture & interior design: Gustavo Guimarães • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed

Located in the upmarket district of Foz, at the mouth of the river Douro, is the Vila Foz Hotel & Spa. Rooms are distributed between a 19th-century villa a new modern extension. Designer interiors mix original elements like Portuguese floor tiles, parquetry and ornate, gilded stucco ceilings with onyx, pistachio and jungle greens, and soft pinks. There is a spa, swimming pool, bar and restaurant. The beach is right across the road.

✅ free Wi-Fi • 68 rooms & suites (28-48m2) • hotel opened: 2019 • architecture: Miguel Cardoso (Porto) • interior design: Nini Andrade Silva (Madeira) • bathroom amenities: Maison Codage (Paris) • parking possible on-site (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • member Design Hotels™

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