Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Portugal, West Europe Hotels
The House  
Of Sandeman
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A new hospitality concept was born in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, right above a historic wine cellar. Sandeman, a brand of Port wines founded in 1790, offered their office building on the banks of Duoro River to open a new type of accommodation in collaboration with the …
Accommodation types: Hostel   Wine
Axis  
Viana
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If you’re a design freak, you will love every bit of Axis Viana Hotel. The unique and elegant shape of the building is just the beginning of an aesthetic feast. Minimalism rules here from start to finish, and you will find that all interiors are sleek, modern, and consistent. The …
Accommodation types: Design
EVOLUTION  
Lisboa
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How should the future of hotels look like? EVOLUTION Lisboa has taken matters into their own hands and came up with a new concept for providing pioneering accommodation. The evolutionary idea derives from the ever-changing way we live. The hotel wants to adapt to the needs of the new tech-savvy …
Accommodation types: Design
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
The Oitavos  
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The Grand Y-shape of the José Amaral Anahory designed ultramodern building is subtly asking the question, "why wouldn't you come for a visit?". Located in a beautiful spot of Cascais, right by the Atlantic Ocean, The Oitavos is surrounded by the pristine nature of the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The 5-star …
Accommodation types: Golf   Luxury   Spa
Zero Box  
Lodge
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ZERO Box Lodge is not just another budget hotel. Located right in the heart of beautiful Port, ZERO is a self-proclaimed “ground-breaking experience”. How so? Let’s start with the basics. There are three types of rooms or “boxes”, as they call them here. Zero is a windowless room with a …
Accommodation types: Art
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
Pousada Castelo  
de Obidos
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Óbidos is a charming little town in the west of Portugal with narrow streets, colorful houses, and perfectly preserved town walls. For centuries, it has provided a retreat for the Portuguese monarchy. The majestic Castelo de Óbidos looming over town looks intimidating from afar, but in fact, it houses one …
Accommodation types: Castle
Truck Surf  
Hotel
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If you’re into surfing, exploring, and road trips, the Truck Surf Hotel was made for you! Definitely not a traditional hotel stay, guests will hop aboard a converted Mercedes Actros as they embark on an adventure unlike any other. So, where can you find this unique “hotel”? From June to …
Accommodation types: Beach   Bus   Moving   Trailer
Location: Porto  Portugal  West Europe
Vila Monte  
Farm House
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A quiet escape in Portugal, the Vila Monte Moncarapacho is the perfect spot to find solace and simplicity surrounded by nature’s pure greenery. This farmhouse-style hotel set on an orange grove is just a ten-minute drive from the beautiful Praia do Homem Nu beach. There are two pools, a tennis …
Accommodation types: Luxury
Traços  
d’Outrora
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Located in the village of Trebilhadouro, Portugal, this countryside escape offers lovely views and a relaxing atmosphere. Travelers can choose to stay at one of four houses on this hillside, each looking out to beautiful views of the Aveiro River estuary and sights beyond the mountains. Every house is made …
Accommodation types: Music
Quinta M  
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Set in Portugal, this resort offers guests a truly unique experience. Made up of four modern yurts, each named after a Portuguese river with a unique color scheme, Quinta M is located on a country estate and is a nature-lover’s haven. Wait, back up...what’s a yurt? A yurt is a …
Accommodation types: Nature   Yurt
Quinta  
de Casaldronho
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The Quinta de Casaldronho Wine Hotel is set in the heart of the Douro Valley, offering magnificent views of the river, hills, and surrounding vineyards. Situated on 24 hectares, over half the land is allocated specifically for the production of Port wine which has made this region famous. In addition …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature   Wine
Location: Lamego  Portugal  West Europe
Herdade do  
Moinho Novo
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The Herdade do Moinho Novo, located in the municipality of Montijo, Portugal, is among the latest innovations in agritourism. Only 30 minutes from Lisbon, the bungalows are set in a cork oak forest, meaning they are surrounded by nature. The “hanging houses” are perfectly integrated into the rural landscape where …
Accommodation types: Design   Nature
Location: Canha  Portugal  West Europe
Casa  
do Juncal
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Situated inside the city walls of Guimarães, Portugal, the Casa do Juncal allows guests to experience over 900 years of the city’s illustrious history. In recognition of its historical significance, the building was officially declared a World Heritage Site back in 2001. The hotel was originally built as a manor …
Accommodation types: Design
Design  
& Wine
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If you are looking for luxury, history, beaches, and amazing wine as well as easy access to entertainment, you need to book a stay at the Design & Wine Hotel in Caminha, Portugal. The hotel is a wonderful example of modern architecture blended with the classic 18th-century architecture of the …
Accommodation types: Design   Eco-Friendly
Solar  
do Castelo
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The 18th-century mansion within the confines of St. Jorge’s Castle in Alfama, Lisbon is home to Solar do Castelo. This eco-hotel, which was built on the site of the former Alcaçova Palace, offers top-of-the-line hotel rooms with hardwood floors contemporary décor, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, and a bathroom with a …
Accommodation types: Castle
Location: Lisbon  Portugal  West Europe
Pedras  
Salgadas
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The Pedras Salgadas Spa & Nature Park is a 4-star eco-resort in the north of Portugal with some of the world’s coziest eco-friendly bungalows. The suites are naturally decorated and their patios offer scenic vistas of the surrounding nature. They also come equipped with a kitchen, dining area, Wi-Fi, and …
Accommodation types: Nature   Spa   Treehouse
Areias  
Do Seixo
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The Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel is A Portugal-based hotel that serves as a great center point for the globe, welcoming international travelers and settling them into an eco-friendly accommodation that provides luxury and amazing scenery. This a location surrounded by pine trees, seacoast, and dunes, providing a peaceful destination …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Spa
Fabrica  
do Chocolate
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Do you love chocolate? No, like really love it, like Willy Wonka-love it? That’s the idea behind Fabrica do Chocolate, a chocolate-themed hotel that pays tribute to our favorite obsession. Throughout the resort is a museum of chocolate, where you can learn about its history, all the while sampling every …
Accommodation types: Design   Museum
Hotel Fortaleza  
do Guincho
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Back in the olden days, Europe was rather like Game of Thrones except we didn’t call them “White Walkers” instead we called them “Swedish”. Anyway, Portugal was like King’s Landing and in 1640 a new king had ascended to the Portuguese throne, King Joao IV. Unfortunately the Spanish and a …
Accommodation types: Chateau   Luxury
Casa do  
Rio Vez
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The wheels of the 19th Century olive mill were spun by the glorious River Vaz that flows by its side. Today it is a private getaway set in acres of achingly beautiful private gardens full of oak trees, olive groves, and lawns. Revamped in 2004 the style is modern and …
Accommodation types: Nature