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
Muxima  
Montes Ferreiros
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Located in the idiosyncratic region of Aljezur this hotel was built out of a passion and love for Africa. Cork trees surround the property, and the name means “heart” in the Angolan dialect. There are a number of separate houses built in the traditional way but decorated inside with the …
Accommodation types: Eco-Friendly   Nature
The Yeatman  
Hotel
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This hotel overlooks the Douro River in the World Heritage city of Porto. Enjoy the extensive grounds and sweeping views of the historic city center from your room’s private terrace… perhaps while enjoying a glass of wine or famous Port. Indeed, the restaurant is famed for food and wine pairing …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Spa   Wine
Quinta Dos Moinhos  
De Sao Filipe
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This unusual hotel is a converted windmill on a Portuguese cliff top. It is set on a large private property just next to a large nature reserve. There are two whitewashed windmills that overlook the swishing sea. Each has modern facilities and you can use the sun terrace and swimming …
Accommodation types: Windmill
Casa  
da Cisterna
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This fortified village on the Spanish/Portugal border has seen its fair share of action over the last millennium. Conquered and occupied by everyone from the Romans to the Moors the castle lies in ruins. The old village remains in good condition and is an amazing place to visit. When you …
Accommodation types: Castle   Nature
Hotel Palacio  
Estoril
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It’s 1930 in Portugal’s Estoril Coast, popular with the rich and famous. A new grand hotel has just been opened. It will become home to Europe’s jet-setters for the next hundred years. Yes, even today it has a dedicated ‘Royal Wing’ for when their most aristocratic guests turn up for …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Movie
Nespereira  
Estate
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The Algarve is one of the most crowded tourist destinations in Europe but this isn’t the Algarve, this is the Nespeira Estate; a secluded hideaway without commercial tourism in sight. It is still close enough to the gorgeous Alentejo coast so you can enjoy the beautiful beaches that made this …
Accommodation types: Nature
Paco  
de Pombeiro
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Not long ago, it was just another ruined castle. Now beautifully restored, it sits in 10 hectares of land and a historic vineyard. The old outbuildings have been incorporated into the new design to create a modern complex making the most of the historic architecture. In 1163 a crusading knight, …
Accommodation types: Castle   Design
Location: Vizela  Portugal  West Europe
Sintra  
Castle Hotel
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‘I must just observe that the village of Cintra in Estremadura is the most beautiful in the world’. Not my words but the words of Lord Byron, one of the world’s dashing romantic poets. The romantic style of Sintra Castle Hotel is typical of 18th Century Royal residences. You enter …
Accommodation types: Castle   Luxury
Location: Sintra  Portugal  West Europe
Albatroz  
Seafront Hotel
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Set on a cliff with beaches on either side, the Albatroz commands a place of honor in Portugal’s foremost playground, Cascais. The former fishing village has been around since the 12th Century. A succession of Kings, Lords, and Marquises took possession of the village over centuries until today, where it …
Accommodation types: Beach   Luxury
Farol  
Design Hotel
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The tourist industry in Cascais has had a great time recently. This gorgeous medieval village boasts a fine location that has long been used as a getaway for the rich and famous. The top real estate here is the old aristocratic mansions that lie on rocky outcrops, high above the …
Accommodation types: Beach   Design   Luxury