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Best places to stay in Portugal

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Are you looking for a place to stay in Portugal? Look no further – we’ve got the answers! During our journey through Portugal, we searched out the best hotels and accommodations in each destination we visited. With our two tips per destination, your vacation preparation will be so much easier.

Tip: book early! These popular places fill up fast so make sure to reserve your spot as soon as you can.

Tip: use the interactive map provided on our Portugal itinerary page to find exactly what you’re looking for. You can zoom into the map for more detail and save it to your Google Maps by clicking on the star symbol.

Where to stay in Portugal

Evora

Price & swimming pool
Selina Evora

Selina Evora

Selina Evora is located just outside the city walls and within a 10-minute walk from the center is still very well located. The big advantage of Selina Evora is, in addition to the luxurious rooms, that you can swim and that for a reasonable price. In the historic center, you can easily pay 2 to 3 times as much for comparable accommodations.

Location & good breakfast
Lavradores Boutique Guesthouse

Lavradores Boutique Guesthouse

Lavradores Boutique Guesthouse is located in the historic center and is a small-scale Guesthouse with 5 rooms. You get what you expect from a local entrepreneur, the rooms are neat, the staff is very friendly and the breakfast is excellent. In addition, it is a 10-minute walk from the highlights, making it quiet.

Would you like to read more about Evora? Read here what you can do in Evora.

Elvas

Old Monastery & Swimming Pool
Hotel Sao Joao De Deus by RIDAN Hotels

Hotel Sao Joao De Deus by RIDAN Hotels edited

We stayed at Hotel Sao Joao De Deus by RIDAN Hotels, this is an old monastery that has been converted into a beautiful hotel. The rooms are stylish and have a lot of character. The pool is also a nice place to relax and in the morning you can enjoy a good buffet. A great stay for a good price

Luxury, luxury, and more luxury
Vila Gale Collection Elvas

Vila Gale Collection Elvas edited

The other accommodations in Elvas are honestly all less in terms of value for money, there is only one accommodation that stands head and shoulders above it and that is Vila Gale Collection Elvas. In this villa, you will find all the luxury, such as a spa, restaurant, fitness center, garden, and swimming pool.

Would you like to read more about Elvas? Read here what you can do in Elvas.

Monsanto

Great bed, breakfast, and private terrace
CASA DO CASTELLO MONSANTO

CASA DO CASTELLO MONSANTO

We stayed at Casa Do Castello Monsanto and recommend it 100%. The rooms are neat, the bed is fantastic, the bathroom is nice, and you have a private terrace where you are served a delicious breakfast in the morning with an impressive view. A super place to stay!

Good value for money
Casa de David

casa de david

Casa de David is located in the center of Monsanto, so you can enjoy breakfast on the terrace between all the historic buildings. The rooms are spacious and fully equipped. If Casa Do Castello Monsanto is fully booked, Casa de David is an excellent alternative.

Would you like to read more about Monsanto? Read here what you can do in Monsanto.

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Douro Valley

Authentic and unique
Quinta do Valdalágea

Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel

We stayed at Quinta do Valdalagea and loved it. The location is excellent, you have a beautiful view over the valley. The rooms are neat, from your arrival to the moment you go the people always help you with a smile and the breakfast is extensive and delicious. If you want to stay at an authentic Quinta, you don’t have to look any further because this stay is excellent!

Location & luxury
Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel

Quinta do Valdalágea

Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel is recommended for travelers who want to combine the authenticity of the winegrower with luxury. The entire Quinta has been renovated, there is a swimming pool outside and you have an impressive view over the vineyards. This Quinta is recommended for travelers who want a little more luxury compared to other Quintas.

Would you like to read more about Douro Valley? Read here what you can do in Douro Valley.

Peneda Geres National Park

Excellent price/quality ratio
Hotel Carvalho Araujo

Hotel Carvalho Araujo

The best accommodation in our opinion is Hotel Carvalho Araujo, the rooms are neat, the service is good, excellent location with a beautiful view over the village and essential if you compare it with the other accommodations it has a super value for money.

Good location
Baltazar Hotel

Baltazar Hotel

If Carvalho Araujo is full, Baltazar Hotel is a good 2nd option. It is a good hotel as a base to discover the area because of its location. The hotel is also neat but simple, so you can stay here for not too much money.

Would you like to read more about Peneda Geres National Park? Read here what you can do in Peneda Geres National Park.

Braga

Luxe & huge space
The Arch

the arch

The Arch is an apartment complex that is nice to stay because in the evening you can enjoy the luxury that the apartments offer. In the morning you can start the day on the terrace. If you don’t want to spend too much money this is the place for you.

Unique accommodation
Vila Gale Collection Braga

Vila Gale Collection Braga

Vila Gale Collection Braga is a 4-star hotel is located in an old palace from 1508. It is a unique accommodation because you feel like you are staying in a museum, but with all the luxuries of today. The breakfast is excellent and the rooms are attractive. It is highly recommended if you want something different than a standard hotel.

Would you like to read more about Braga? Read here what you can do in Braga.

Porto

Our personal favorite
Dukes Corner Guest House

Dukes Corner Guest House

Dukes Corner Guest House is located 10 minutes from the historic center and is perfect for a city trip because you can enjoy a good and extensive breakfast in the morning, the rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. Also, the staff is super friendly and always happy to have a chat. We stayed here and we would definitely come back here.

Spacious neat rooms
MyStay Porto Bolhão

MyStay Porto Bolhão

MyStay Porto Bolhão is ideal if you don’t want to pay too much for a lot of space and comfort. It is quietly located and you are in the historic center within a few minutes. The advantage is that the rooms are not located on a busy street, so there is no noise in the evening. Plus you can enjoy a delicious breakfast in the morning.

Would you like to read more about Porto? Read here what you can do in Porto.

Aveiro

Budget accommodation
Hotel Afonso V

Hotel Afonso V

Hotel Afonso V is a great place to stay in Aveiro. It’s located right in the center and is perfect for budget travelers looking for clean and comfortable accommodation. The hotel has a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the town. It’s also within walking distance of many sights in Aveiro.

Modern and great location
Hotel Aveiro Palace

Hotel Aveiro Palace

The Hotel Aveiro Palace is another great option for travelers looking to stay in the heart of Aveiro. It’s a 4-star hotel with spacious rooms and modern amenities. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a sauna, and offers bike rentals for those who want to explore the area.

Would you like to read more about Aveiro? Read here what you can do in Aveiro.

Coimbra

Location and luxury
Solar Antigo Luxury Coimbra

Solar Antigo Luxury Coimbra

Solar Antigo Luxury Coimbra is a top place to stay because you are 300 meters from the university and have a magnificent city view. Rooms are lovely because it combines old and new trends. You can also enjoy a good breakfast in the morning.

Unique experience
Zero Box Lodge Coimbra

Zero Box Lodge Coimbra

Zero Box Lodge Coimbra is recommended if you want to stay at something other than standard accommodation. The check-in, the breakfast, the decor, and the service have been put into another dimension which is cool to see. It is essential to know that the rooms are fully equipped.

Would you like to read more about Coimbra? Read here what you can do in Coimbra.

Nazaré

Location, location, location
Hotel Praia

Hotel Praia in Nazaré

Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from your room at Hotel Praia in Nazaré! With spacious rooms, a swimming pool, and world-class amenities. From delicious breakfasts to local attractions just steps away, you’ll be in for a treat with this luxurious accommodation.

Great rooms & breakfast
Hotel Mar Bravo

Hotel Mar Bravoin

Hotel Mar Bravo offers modern rooms with stunning ocean views, plus a variety of amenities for those looking for the ultimate seaside holiday. Enjoy delicious dining options, outdoor terraces, and an on-site spa – all just steps away from the beach. With cozy rooms, panoramic views, and activities like surfing, fishing or simply exploring the beach – this is sure to be an unforgettable holiday!

Would you like to read more about Nazaré? Read here what you can do in Nazaré.

Obidos

Cozy bed & breakfast
Casa de S. Thiago do Castelo

Casa de S. Thiago do Castelo

Located within the walls of Obidos, Casa de S. Thiago do Castelo is a charming bed and breakfast that offers excellent amenities. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for exploring Obidos, and the breakfast each morning is delicious.

Good value for money
Casa Picva

Casa Picva

Casa Picva is another excellent option. This bed and breakfast is located just outside of the walls of the town, making it easy to get around. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The location is perfect for exploring Obidos, and the breakfast is good.

Would you like to read more about Obidos? Read here what you can do in Obidos.

Lagos

Beach
Baia da Luz Resort & Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

Belmar Spa & Beach Resort

Budget: The Belmar Spa & Beach Resort is a 4-star hotel located in the town of Luz, which is about a 15-minute drive from Lagos. This resort offers guests a range of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa, and several restaurants and bars. The resort also has a private beach, which makes it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.

Baia da Luz Resort

Luxury: We stayed in the Baia da Luz Resort which is a 4-star hotel located in the town of Burgau, which is about a 20-minute drive from Lagos. This luxurious resort offers guests all the amenities they could want, including an outdoor pool, a spa, and several restaurants and bars. The hotel also has a private beach, which makes it the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun.

Centrum
Tivoli Lagos & Apartamentos Pinhão

Apartamentos Pinhão

Budget: For those looking for a more budget-friendly option, Apartamentos Pinhão is a great choice. These apartments are located close to the city center and offer guests air conditioning, a kitchenette, and Wi-Fi. They’re also within walking distance of all the best restaurants and bars in town.

Tivoli Lagos

Luxury: Tivoli Lagos is a 4-star hotel located in the city center of Lagos, making it the perfect accommodation for those who want to be close to all the action. The hotel has a contemporary design and offers guests a range of amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center. The hotel is also home to several restaurants and bars, ensuring that guests have plenty of options when it comes to food and drinks.

Would you like to read more about Lagos? Read here what you can do in Lagos.

Lisbon

Comfort & budget
Browns Downtown Hotel

Browns Downtown Hotel

Browns Downtown Hotel is a newly renovated hotel located right in the heart of Lisbon’s historical center. The hotel offers modern rooms and amenities, as well as a delicious breakfast is included. We loved it for its friendly staff, great value and excellent location. It’s the perfect option for those who want to experience Lisbon in style while still sticking to a budget!

Budget friendly
Hotel Convento do Salvador

Hotel Convento do Salvador

Hotel Convento do Salvador is a great choice if you are looking for an authentic and peaceful experience. Located in the historical centre, it offers comfortable rooms with old-world charm. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the rates are very reasonable. Plus, you get to enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet each morning!

Would you like to read more about Lisbon? Read here what you can do in Lisbon.

Sintra

Superb view and swimming pool
Casa do Valle

Casa do Valle

Casa do Valle is a beautiful guesthouse located in the historic center of Sintra. The rooms are spacious and well appointed with all the amenities you could ask for. It has one of the best views of the Moorish Castle from its terrace, perfect for watching sunsets or having your morning coffee.

Good breakfast & facilities
Chalet Saudade

Chalet Saudade

Chalet Saudade is a cozy and modern guest house. It’s surrounded by lush gardens and includes four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen with all amenities, a living room and an outdoor patio. Guests also have access to a swimming pool.

Would you like to read more about Sintra? Read here what you can do in Sintra.

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