5 Luxury Hotels in Portugal that won’t break the bank

Editor’s Note: Travel is complicated at the moment, but we're here to bring you plenty of inspirational ideas to plan ahead for your future vacation.

 

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to forgo luxury amenities! Though tourism has seen quite a boom around Portugal, your dollar still goes a lot further here than in other parts of Europe which means that a luxury stay is surprisingly affordable. From Lisbon to the Azores and Madeira, we’ve scoured our travel deals to come up with 5 incredible options with accomodation at some of the top luxury hotels in Portugal. 

 

1. Savoy Palace, Funchal, Madeira Island 

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Welcome to the brand new Savoy Palace!

Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway at the brand new Savoy Palace, boasting stunning ocean views, multiple fine dining establishments and bars, stunning infinity pool and bespoke design details by renowned designer and sculptor Nini Andrade Silva.

 

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Treat yourself with a relaxing getaway to Madeira Island

Located in the heart of Funchal, this hotel is the ideal choice for the most discerning guests seeking relaxation and luxury with a perfect blend of refinement, modern comfort, and warm hospitality. 

 

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The design details are subtle and elegant
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One of the most beautiful bathrooms we have ever seen

The design philosophy is timeless and classic, blending the “Belle Époque” style with colorful, cosmopolitan flair. The interior design pays homage to Madeira’s nature, heritage and cultural resources of the island, taking guests on a journey through the island’s colorful history with subtle touches everywhere they look. 

 

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Design details paying homage to the traditional embroidery of the island

The Savoy Palace offers two buffet restaurants, a signature restaurant and the magnificent Galaxy SkyBar (adults only) and Galaxia SkyFood (adults only), providing a truly unforgettable dining experience.

 

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Galaxia Skybar feels like something out of this world
Galáxia Skypool, Savoy palace hotel madeira island portugal
Enjoy a magnificent view over Funchal

In addition to the restaurants, the Savoy Palace has a lobby bar, a rooftop lounge, a tea house, and an entertainment bar. Aside from the elegantly decorated 352 rooms and suites with cutting edge facilities and luxury features, the Savoy Palace is also home to the largest spa in the North Atlantic spanning over 3,000m² of pure bliss. 

 

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Welcome to the Laurea Spa, a space designed with tranquility and relaxation in mind
 Laurea Spa-savoy-palace-hotel-madeira-island-portugal
Your own luxury oasis

 

 

2. Saccharum, Calheta, Madeira Island

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Welcome to the  Saccharum Hotel!

The stunning Saccharum hotel is located on Madeira’s south coast in the town of Calheta, about a 10-minute walk from the town’s nearest sandy beach. Situated about 40 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from Funchal, the Saccharum is tucked away on a quiet and secluded cliffside, perfect for those looking for total rest and relaxation.  

 

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You can enjoy the ocean views from your room, or walk down the road to the beach

Boasting cutting edge design inspired by the island's sugar cane industry, this hotel is the perfect choice if you're looking for a 5-star retreat with impressive ocean views. 

 

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When you stay here, you'll be treated to one of the best views on the island

Housed in a former sugar mill the hotel features smooth lighting and stylish interiors, some guests have noted that the hotel has a “classy steampunk” feel due to the sugar machinery present in the hotel's décor. The hotel also features a museum about its origins, the sugar mill, incorporating large photos and even small videos to immerse you in its influence.

 

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Sugarcane museum

Featuring the signature design styles of the modern and innovative HR architecture studio +, along with the recognized and awarded Madeiran interior designer Nini Andrade Silva who opted for contemporary decor with industrial touches as an homage to the island’s historic sugar cane factories.

 

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Sugarcane themed rooms
Restaurant Engenho, saccharum hotel, madeira island
Even the on-site restaurants were designed with relaxation in mind

The Saccharum Spa philosophy is based on providing guests with unique sensory experiences in a refined and luxurious environment. At this award-winning spa, guests can focus on their well-being while they completely relax in a tranquil environment, and choose from a wide range of treatments that will fully reinvigorate and revitalize the body and the mind.

 

The award-winning spa
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Post-lockdown plans, anyone?

 

 

3. The Yeatman Hotel, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto

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One of the best features of the Yeatman Hotel is its privileged view over the lovely city of Porto

The prestigious Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia is a luxury wine hotel and spa that offers gorgeous views over the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto and the Douro River. This award winning hotel is the most exclusive and luxurious in Porto, located just across the river from its enchanting city center.

 

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Breakfast with a view

Nestled on a hill amidst the Port wine houses and distinguished with two Michelin Stars, the Yeatman Hotel offers guests a truly unique and exclusive vacation experience. Enjoy the best views of the city and river from your hotel room, indulge in exquisite dinners and fine wines, and forget about your worries as you relax in the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa.

 

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Such a relaxing environment within the city

For wine lovers, The Yeatman is the perfect place to explore the variety of Portuguese wines in depth, as its cellars house one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines. Your stay will surely be a unique and unforgettable experience.

 

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The Yeatman's wine theme is carried out throughout the entire hotel, including the guest rooms 

 

 

4. Sull Villas & Spa, São Miguel Island, Azores

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Welcome to São Miguel, the largest island of the Azores

The Sul Villas & Spa is a refuge within the city. Located on the stunning southern coast of São Miguel near several interest points of the city of Lagoa, Sul Villas & Spa is a brand new boutique property inspired by and focused on the ocean and views that surround it. With a stunning view over the Atlantic, Sul Villas strives to create a peaceful fusion between Azorean culture and a modern, fresh Mediterranean spa. 

 

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Enjoy gorgeous views over the southern coast as you relax in the on-site pool 

A harmonious space, where the experiences are authentic and the details were thought to provide you the best stay ever. Staff always available to assist with every need, with courtesy and professionalism, so that the time you spend with them will actually be unforgettable.

 

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The interior is just as appealing as the exterior features

With three different lodging concepts, Sul Villas & Spa provides a striking experience in every aspect, whether it is a romantic getaway or a family trip. Live an experience made of unique moments, on your home away from home!

 

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This spectacular deal includes a relaxing massage with locally sourced essential oils 

 

 

5. Memmo Príncipe Real, Lisbon

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Welcome to Memmo Príncipe Real 

Tucked away in a privilege location - through a narrow street and a small tunnel sits Memmo Príncipe Real – home to a secret sightseeing spot with breathtaking views over the city and a gateway to explore one of the most charming neighborhoods in Lisbon.

 

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The rooms are charming 

Almost levitating at the top of the hill, the 41-room property is the first five-star boutique hotel set in what is becoming the trendiest neighborhood in Lisbon and, though residential in feel, is also home to one of its best and alternative shopping areas.

 

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How gorgeous is this vintage restaurant?

Amid the charming heritage of the ancient royalty that once lived here, one finds at Memmo Príncipe Real the same limestone flooring used in historical buildings, royal palaces, and famous squares throughout the city. Here, too, is an embracing mix of contemporary and classic styles in a cosmopolitan ambience of tranquility and impeccable service that provides the visitor with a Lisbon experience that feels both timeless and authentically local.

 

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A peaceful oasis in the center of Lisbon

top luxury hotels in Portugal. 

 

1. Savoy Palace, Funchal, Madeira Island 

savoy-palace-luxury-hotel-madeira-island-portugal
Welcome to the brand new Savoy Palace!

Treat yourself to a luxurious getaway at the brand new Savoy Palace, boasting stunning ocean views, multiple fine dining establishments and bars, stunning infinity pool and bespoke design details by renowned designer and sculptor Nini Andrade Silva.

 

savoy-palace-luxury-hotel-madeira-island-portugal-1
Treat yourself with a relaxing getaway to Madeira Island

Located in the heart of Funchal, this hotel is the ideal choice for the most discerning guests seeking relaxation and luxury with a perfect blend of refinement, modern comfort, and warm hospitality. 

 

Superior Suite Ocean-savoy-palace-madeira-island
The design details are subtle and elegant
Superior Suite Ocean bathroom-savoy-palace-madeira-island
One of the most beautiful bathrooms we have ever seen

The design philosophy is timeless and classic, blending the “Belle Époque” style with colorful, cosmopolitan flair. The interior design pays homage to Madeira’s nature, heritage and cultural resources of the island, taking guests on a journey through the island’s colorful history with subtle touches everywhere they look. 

 

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Design details paying homage to the traditional embroidery of the island

The Savoy Palace offers two buffet restaurants, a signature restaurant and the magnificent Galaxy SkyBar (adults only) and Galaxia SkyFood (adults only), providing a truly unforgettable dining experience.

 

Galáxia Skybar-savoy-palace-funchal-madeira
Galaxia Skybar feels like something out of this world
Galáxia Skypool, Savoy palace hotel madeira island portugal
Enjoy a magnificent view over Funchal

In addition to the restaurants, the Savoy Palace has a lobby bar, a rooftop lounge, a tea house, and an entertainment bar. Aside from the elegantly decorated 352 rooms and suites with cutting edge facilities and luxury features, the Savoy Palace is also home to the largest spa in the North Atlantic spanning over 3,000m² of pure bliss. 

 

 Laurea Spa-savoy-palace-hotel-madeira-island
Welcome to the Laurea Spa, a space designed with tranquility and relaxation in mind
 Laurea Spa-savoy-palace-hotel-madeira-island-portugal
Your own luxury oasis

 

 

2. Saccharum, Calheta, Madeira Island

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Welcome to the  Saccharum Hotel!

The stunning Saccharum hotel is located on Madeira’s south coast in the town of Calheta, about a 10-minute walk from the town’s nearest sandy beach. Situated about 40 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from Funchal, the Saccharum is tucked away on a quiet and secluded cliffside, perfect for those looking for total rest and relaxation.  

 

savoy-saccharum-hotel-beach
You can enjoy the ocean views from your room, or walk down the road to the beach

Boasting cutting edge design inspired by the island's sugar cane industry, this hotel is the perfect choice if you're looking for a 5-star retreat with impressive ocean views. 

 

savoy-saccharum-hotel-pool
When you stay here, you'll be treated to one of the best views on the island

Housed in a former sugar mill the hotel features smooth lighting and stylish interiors, some guests have noted that the hotel has a “classy steampunk” feel due to the sugar machinery present in the hotel's décor. The hotel also features a museum about its origins, the sugar mill, incorporating large photos and even small videos to immerse you in its influence.

 

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Sugarcane museum

Featuring the signature design styles of the modern and innovative HR architecture studio +, along with the recognized and awarded Madeiran interior designer Nini Andrade Silva who opted for contemporary decor with industrial touches as an homage to the island’s historic sugar cane factories.

 

rooms-savoy-saccharum-hotel
Sugarcane themed rooms
Restaurant Engenho, saccharum hotel, madeira island
Even the on-site restaurants were designed with relaxation in mind

The Saccharum Spa philosophy is based on providing guests with unique sensory experiences in a refined and luxurious environment. At this award-winning spa, guests can focus on their well-being while they completely relax in a tranquil environment, and choose from a wide range of treatments that will fully reinvigorate and revitalize the body and the mind.

 

The award-winning spa
savoy-saccharum-hotel-spa
Post-lockdown plans, anyone?

 

 

3. The Yeatman Hotel, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto

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One of the best features of the Yeatman Hotel is its privileged view over the lovely city of Porto

The prestigious Yeatman Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia is a luxury wine hotel and spa that offers gorgeous views over the UNESCO World Heritage City of Porto and the Douro River. This award winning hotel is the most exclusive and luxurious in Porto, located just across the river from its enchanting city center.

 

breakfast_from_the_yeatman__hotel-porto
Breakfast with a view

Nestled on a hill amidst the Port wine houses and distinguished with two Michelin Stars, the Yeatman Hotel offers guests a truly unique and exclusive vacation experience. Enjoy the best views of the city and river from your hotel room, indulge in exquisite dinners and fine wines, and forget about your worries as you relax in the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa.

 

yeatman-hotel-spa-porto-portugal
Such a relaxing environment within the city

For wine lovers, The Yeatman is the perfect place to explore the variety of Portuguese wines in depth, as its cellars house one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines. Your stay will surely be a unique and unforgettable experience.

 

wine-themed-hotel-the-yeatman-porto
The Yeatman's wine theme is carried out throughout the entire hotel, including the guest rooms 

 

 

4. Sull Villas & Spa, São Miguel Island, Azores

sul-vilas-spa-sao-miguel-azores
Welcome to São Miguel, the largest island of the Azores

The Sul Villas & Spa is a refuge within the city. Located on the stunning southern coast of São Miguel near several interest points of the city of Lagoa, Sul Villas & Spa is a brand new boutique property inspired by and focused on the ocean and views that surround it. With a stunning view over the Atlantic, Sul Villas strives to create a peaceful fusion between Azorean culture and a modern, fresh Mediterranean spa. 

 

sul-vilas-spa-pool-sao-miguel-azores
Enjoy gorgeous views over the southern coast as you relax in the on-site pool 

A harmonious space, where the experiences are authentic and the details were thought to provide you the best stay ever. Staff always available to assist with every need, with courtesy and professionalism, so that the time you spend with them will actually be unforgettable.

 

sul-vilas-spa-room--sao-miguel-azores
The interior is just as appealing as the exterior features

With three different lodging concepts, Sul Villas & Spa provides a striking experience in every aspect, whether it is a romantic getaway or a family trip. Live an experience made of unique moments, on your home away from home!

 

private-pool-suite-sul-villas-spa-azores-islands
This spectacular deal includes a relaxing massage with locally sourced essential oils 

 

 

5. Memmo Príncipe Real, Lisbon

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Welcome to Memmo Príncipe Real 

Tucked away in a privilege location - through a narrow street and a small tunnel sits Memmo Príncipe Real – home to a secret sightseeing spot with breathtaking views over the city and a gateway to explore one of the most charming neighborhoods in Lisbon.

 

memmo-principe-real-hotel-lisbon-portugal
The rooms are charming 

Almost levitating at the top of the hill, the 41-room property is the first five-star boutique hotel set in what is becoming the trendiest neighborhood in Lisbon and, though residential in feel, is also home to one of its best and alternative shopping areas.

 

memmo-principe-real-hotel-lisbon-portugal-europe
How gorgeous is this vintage restaurant?

Amid the charming heritage of the ancient royalty that once lived here, one finds at Memmo Príncipe Real the same limestone flooring used in historical buildings, royal palaces, and famous squares throughout the city. Here, too, is an embracing mix of contemporary and classic styles in a cosmopolitan ambience of tranquility and impeccable service that provides the visitor with a Lisbon experience that feels both timeless and authentically local.

 

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A peaceful oasis in the center of Lisbon

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