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Six Senses Douro Valley – Riverside Retreat

Six Senses Douro Valley – Riverside Retreat

By | March 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm | No comments

Portugal’s Douro Valley is resplendent with rolling hills covered by vineyards, large rushing river, and an abundance of old world villages teaming with character. No wonder the region is classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site.  Seems like an ideal setting for a...

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Hotel da Música – Melodic & Modern Design Hotel in Porto

Hotel da Música – Melodic & Modern Design Hotel in Porto

By | January 5, 2015 at 10:27 am | No comments

Throughout the mid 20th century, the Mercado do Bom Succeso, in Porto, was a bustling center for commerce. In 2013, the landmark was renovated and redeveloped into a contemporary marketplace, entertainment center, and….design hotel.  The Hotel da Música, just a stone’s...

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Hotel Teatro – Dramatic Boutique Hotel in Porto

Hotel Teatro – Dramatic Boutique Hotel in Porto

By | July 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm | No comments

Hotel Teatro has all of the drama and bohemian ambiance of a historic cultural arts theatre.  And, as well it should.  This hotel sits on the spot formerly held by the Baquet Theatre, which was inaugurated in 1859.  But now, a century and a half later, the former palace of...

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Casa dos Guindais – Modern Guesthouse, Traditional Comfort, near Porto Center

Casa dos Guindais – Modern Guesthouse, Traditional Comfort, near Porto Center

By | January 15, 2012 at 1:50 pm | No comments

As we mention over and over, Porto is a city continually looking to the future with innovative products and contemporary design, while not forgetting their rich heritage and traditional architecture. One example of this is the Funicular dos Guidais, a cable railway system...

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Casa do Conto – Award-Winning Design Hotel in Porto

Casa do Conto – Award-Winning Design Hotel in Porto

By | November 8, 2011 at 10:03 am | No comments

Porto is a city steeped in history and culture, but exploding with modernity and creativity. It is a city in transformation, without forgetting its past. This concept is certainly evident in a new boutique hotel on one of Porto’s main arteries, Rua da Boavista. At street...

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The Yeatman – Wine Hotel with Awesome Views of Porto

The Yeatman – Wine Hotel with Awesome Views of Porto

By | May 25, 2011 at 6:02 pm | No comments

Perfectly positioned on a hillside on the south bank of the Douro River, and surrounded by old Port wine lodges, is the Yeatman. It is an elegant new hotel filled with modern conveniences. Yet, it is also steeped in the heritage of this region’s historic link to the world of...

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