5 Unique Hotels in Portugal

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5. WC Beautique Hotel

If you walk into Lisbon’s WC Beautique Hotel and get the sense that you just stepped into a giant shower, it’s because the property’s decor scheme is working. Designed to look like the inside of a bathroom—or WC as you’d see on signs around Europe—the WC Beautique Hotel features mirrors and tiles covering the walls and bathtubs all around the property, including at the front desk, where you’ll also see showers over the counter and may even be greeted by someone in a robe. The unique look extends beyond the lobby where the hallway wallpaper simulates water falling, and perfume bottles are scattered around as part of the decor. In addition to its out-of-the-norm theme, the WC Beautique Hotel offers guests a prime location within a short walking distance from downtown Lisbon and several other attractions.

Rates start at 98 euros (approximately $120) per night. For more information, visit wcbeautiquehotel.com.

4. WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas

On the coast of Sao Miguel Island sits the newly opened WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas operating from an old manor house that once served as a holiday home on a wine production estate. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and offering guests stunning views from its accommodations, as well as from the onsite restaurant, WHITE Exclusive Suites & Villas also features a contemporary design with predominantly white decor accented by shades of blue and earth tone beiges. Guests at this property can indulge in a massage from the comfort of their suite, go fishing, explore the natural beauty of Sao Miguel Island, and more.

For more information, visit whiteazores.com.

3. Quinta da Comporta Hotel and Spa

Eco-friendly meets luxury at Quinta da Comporta Hotel & Spa, a five-star property set to open in the Comporta area of Portugal in 2018. Built to be an eco-friendly and sustainable hotel, the property includes lighting- and energy-efficient equipment, an intelligent heating and AC system with reduced energy consumption, and wooden structure made from recycled materials. Facing extensive rice fields, Quinta da Comporta Hotel & Spa will also feature a spa, bar, restaurant, swimming pool and a kids club.

2. The Magnolia Hotel

The Magnolia Hotel may be located in Algarve, but its retro design and brightly colored decor is reminiscent of a 1950s motor lodge in the U.S. Mixing this vintage look with modern touches, The Magnolia Hotel welcomes guests to its 74 rooms, three suites and seven cottages each with WiFi and access to international TV channels. The boutique hotel also features a heated outdoor pool, a tennis court, and gym facilities. It is also conveniently located just steps from the Quinta do Lago resort, where guests can enjoy access to golf courses, luxury shopping, beaches, nightlife and more.

For more information, visit themagnoliahotelqdl.com.

1. Carmo’s Boutique Hotel

Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, may not be a new hotel in Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal, but it’s making use of its location in the Portuguese countryside in a new way with the debut of its glamping tents. The hotel currently features two of these Deluxe Suite Tents, offering clients a more luxurious and romantic way to go camping. As guests of the Carmo’s Boutique Hotel, travelers staying in the Deluxe Suite Tents can enjoy all the amenities and facilities offered by the property, including private transfer between Porto and Vigo’s airports, spa treatments at the Divine Spa, wine tastings, carriage ride tours by the river, and more.

For more information, visit carmosboutiquehotel.com.