Take advantage of the end of the summer to spoil body and soul in some of the best hotels in the country. Everything seems a lot easier once you’re batteries are recharged!
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, Lisboa
This modern and elegant 5-star hotel oozes the spirit of the Discoveries. With the Águas Livres aqueduct and Monsanto park as inspiration, the surrounding ambiences sharpen the senses, be it in the 518 sophisticated rooms or in the relaxing garden, while the Longevity Spa helps establish physical, mental and emotional balance. Open to the public, as well as guests, the treatments combine 100% natural plant and fruit oils and a wide range of anti-ageing therapies.
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 105
+351 21 723 6363
€120 – €350
Vidago Palace, Vidago
Originally opened in 1910, the Vidago was totally renovated two years ago and now boasts the glamour and shine that gave it such prestige in the past. The impressive building’s history, heritage and beauty have been well preserved while now offering the services of a modern 5-star hotel. As befitting an aristocratic house from the Belle Époque, the inside is bright, elegant and inspiring, with gardens, fountains, a lake and golf course to match. This elegance and glamour, with a healthy dose of the contemporary, is reflected in the excellent Vidago Palace Spa, whose spa treatments date back to the 17th century, when the therapeutic and healing properties of it waters became famous. The spa also offers a full range of treatments and massages, as well as a magnificent sauna and Jacuzzi.
Parque de Vidago
+351 276 990 920
€130 – €930
Vila Vita Parc, Porches
The Vila Vita Parc, which is located in the Algarve, is a 22-hectare resort with subtropical gardens, where Moorish-influenced architectures predominates. The hotel opened 20 years ago and is part of the “The Leading Hotels of The World” chain, boasting attractions such as the fabulous nearby beaches of the south, and fabulous regional food (with a nod to “haute cuisine”). Made up of a main building, a residence and five private villas, it has 180 rooms and deluxe suites. The Vila Vita Vital Spa offers a number of medicinal therapies and beauty treatments, the latest being the Hypoxi, which consists of a sophisticated training method that sculpts the body.
Rua Anneliese Pohl, Alporchinhos
+351 282 310 100
€420 – €2500
The Yeatman Hotel, Porto
At The Yeatman, guests can soak up the energy of Porto while enjoying genuine comfort and the stunning panoramic views of the city. In this wine hotel, which has the best cellar of Portuguese wines anywhere, the body and mind can enjoy Vinothérapie® Spa by Caudalie – a veritable temple that boasts treatment rooms with natural light, private changing rooms and relaxation areas, amongst other services. For September, the sophisticated spa recommends a special treatment: set your gaze on the invincible city, kick back and enjoy a barrel bath, finishing off with a massage that explores all the senses.
Rua do Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia
+351 22 013 3100
€305 – €890
Palácio Estoril, Estoril
The reputation, history and tales told about this iconic seaside hotel go way back. Since 1930, the Hotel Palácio has hosted the creme de la creme from all over the globe, offering its guests 161 classic while contemporary rooms and suites over five floors. The hotel also boasts the Estoril golf course and the Banyan Tree Spa Estoril for physical and mental well-being, using thousand-year old treatments and traditions from Asia, combining modern, comfortable and refined design and the know-how of therapists specialised in oriental techniques.
+ 351 21 464 8000
€200 – €400
by Manuel Simões