The DNA: Originally opened in 1951, the Hotel Infante Sagres‘ new owner invested in a renovation which brings back its classic glamour, yet with a contemporary feel (including a new café restaurant/bar and courtyard swimming pool). Preserved details include the wrought iron staircase set against stained-glass windows and public rooms celebrating turn-of-the-century opulence, with crystal chandeliers, wood panelling and antique chairs. Guest rooms offer a more pared-back take on luxury with white bedspreads, artwork by contemporary Portuguese artists and features that draw on Porto’s Moorish history. The Suite Royal is designed as a 19th-century manor and has a huge four-poster bed. The luxury hotel is located in Porto’s city centre, a few steps from the central square, Aliados, and its metro station.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 85 rooms (22-35m2) (237-377 sq ft) & suites (36-93m2) (388-1,001 sq ft) • hotel opened: April 2018 • interior design: Paulo Lobo (Vogue Café) • bathroom amenities: Claus • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk