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Best luxury hotels in Central Portugal

Central Portugal a hidden paradise

Central Portugal is a relatively unknown area of Portugal even though its located between the 2 main airports of Portugal, has great infra structures, fantastic landscapes and a diverse history marked by many UNESCO and national heritage sites.
It has also become the area of interesting innovation when it comes to accommodation. Hotels in old manor houses and modern buildings that emphasize the natural diversity of the area, its culture, nature and past make it a luxurious and pleasant location to get to know this amazing district of Portugal.

This article attempts to provide an overview of some of the most interesting accommodation concepts easily reachable from Lisbon Airport.

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Within 50KM of Lisbon Airport

Penha Longa 5 star luxury resort

just 30KM from Lisbon Airport, the Penha Longa is a stunning 5 star luxury resort. Located in the protected nature park of Cascais-Sintra the resort is a countryside retreat minutes from the town of Sintra and the city of Lisbon. Listed a the top 100 worldwide golf resorts and top 30 European, its golf course also hosts the Portuguese open.
The resort has a state of the art conferencing and events center of which most of the 25 event rooms are located in the 14th century palace and monastery making it perfect for private and corporate events. Its 8 restaurants provide culinary experiences and recently its LAB restaurant run by chef Sergi Arola , received its first Michelin star.
All in all the Penha Longa resort amazes in detail and luxury.

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Penha Longa >> 195 rooms 25 event rooms
8 restaurants, Wellness center, 27 hole golf course  highway access: yes

Dolce Campo Real

43KM from Lisbon airport the Dolce Campo real resort is a golf resort set in rural Torres Vedras between the Lisbon vineyards. The resort centers around golf, spa & wellness and outdoor activities. With its large capacity for events its most popular for corporate and private events of all types. The small town of Torres Vedras is 6KM and various beaches at 10Km.

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Dolce Campo Real >> 151 rooms, self catering villas and town houses
Event rooms for corporate & private events 2150 m2 (23142 ft2)
Wellness center, spa, par 72 with 18 hole golf course, golf academy,  highway access: yes A8

Quinta dos Machados, A manor house with history in the beautiful, forested landscapes of Mafra

33km from Lisbon airport, The quinta Machado is a rural farm hotel set in the forested former royal hunting grounds of Mafra. This small hotel has 29 unique rooms, a spa, swimmingpool and restaurant is a much loved location for weddings and private events in which the staff take care of every aspect. The house is a recovered manor house extended with modern features perfect for those who like to get away to nature within a stone throw from the UNESCO town of Sintra, the impressive palace of Mafra and some of the popular west coast beaches.

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Quinta dos Machados >> 29 rooms
various meeting rooms and a large outdoor garden
Highway: 6km A21

Within 150KM of Lisbon Airport

Hotel dos Templarios 4 star town hotel with a view of the 12th century!

The Hotel Templarios is located in the small historical town of Tomar 129km from Lisbon. The hotel a modern 4 star with walking access to the city is strategically located in the center of the country between its 2 main cities. Tomar is home to the UNESCO world heritage monument Convento do Christo an amazing building with lush gardens stemming from the 12th century and a Templar knights heritage. The town itself has many amazing sites to see. Home to the oldest synagogue in Portugal and many historical streets and monuments. It is also located close to Portugal’s cleanest lake, the Castelo do Bode, a relatively unknown paradise for water activities, sun bathing and boating.
The hotel has a swimming pool, 167 rooms and 14 meeting rooms.

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Templarios hotel >> 167 rooms
14 event rooms
highway access: Yes at 6KM

The Evolutee Spa & Golf resort 5 star Obidos

80KM for Lisbon airport you’ll find yourself emerged in world heritage monuments, beaches and mountains. The Evolutee spa & golf resort is set in one the most beautiful locations close to the popular town of Obidos and overlooking the sea and lagoon. The Evolutee is a small 5 star hotel with 38 rooms, an 18 hole golf course along the coast, a wellness spa and a conference center that holds up to 420 people. Amazing views combine with the beaches and UNESCO towns of Óbidos, Batalha and Alcobaça all at a stones throw away.

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Evolutee >> 38 rooms of which 2 suites
6 rooms for up to 420 pax
 Highways A8 – A1

Apartamentos do Lago, 4 star self catering apart hotel over looking the Castelo do Bode, 150KM from Lisbon

For a real luxury hideaway between the central Portugal mountains and overlooking the wonderful Castelo do Bode lake, Apartamentos do Lago provides all you need for a quite nature getaway or a perfect offsite event.

The apartments, all fitted with modern amenities and a balcony facing one of the most awe inspiring views in Central Portugal, are the best way to discover the wild and natural surrounding of the lake. The hotel pays much attention to detail and service and the staff are more than happy to help with any request that could possible be answered. The hotel has a swimming pool, sauna, yoga area, restaurant at walking distance. Equipment include tennis courts, bicycles, sport equipment. At a minutes walk you’ll find the marina which has the possibility for boating and water activities. The silence of the mountains is only broken by the many birds that reside in the area.

Apartamentos do Lago >> 33 apartments
20 meter swimmingpool, tenniscourts, restaurant, sauna, event space
 highway access: 10 km

 

Cooking & Nature emotion hotel in the mountains

the cooking and Nature hotel set in the Serra d’Aire  mountains 120km North of Lisbon is a small boutique hotel in the small village of Alvados. Its unique concept based on food and nature make it a much loved destination for small groups interested in hiking, nature and cooking. The location is a unique natural park in Portugal home to many unique species of fauna and flora among which the elusive eagle owl, various types of eagles, foxes and wild boars. A large range of flowers and a rugged, stony landscape make it a unique place to visit at any time of the year.

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Cooking & Nature hotel >> 12 unique rooms with mountain view
cooking classes, hiking, food and nature experiences
highway: E1 Minde 10KM

Monte Real Termos

At 148KM from Lisbon Airport in the interesting Leiria area The Monte Real Termos provide a healthy, luxury get away. This palace hotel which got almost 100% excellent feedback on Tripadvisor, is a pleasant suprise in a beautiful area close to the city of Leiria. The Spa is 1600m2 exclusively dedicated to tranquility and silence. Palace Hotel Monte Real features meeting and banquet rooms with capacity for up to 250 people. The Monte Real spa hotel is more than just a spa hotel, specialized in medical spa solutions it provides all types of services to enhance health and well being for its visitors.

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Palace Monte Real hotel >> 101 rooms
Event spaces for up 250 pax
highway: Leiria

The hotels mentioned are a small selection of excellent hotels in the area.

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Best hotels in Porto for corporate events

Why choose Porto for your next corporate event?

Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and its unique history, monuments, location and infra structure have all contributed to its enormous success as a favorite location for travel to Portugal.

Located minutes from the sea and the famous mountainous area centered around the Douro river, the city gives access to a large offer of tourism opportunities.

Some of the themes are city discoveries, surf and boating opportunities, wine travel, adventure travel and nature discoveries in the Douro valley, the mountains of Freita or the natural park of Geres.

For corporate events the city and its surrounding provide many medium to high level hotels, meeting spaces, team building activities and congress opportunities.

This article gives an overview of the best hotels available for groups and events in the city of Porto.

 

The best 4 star business hotels for large groups traveling to Porto

Lets start with a hotel that provides a unique service and is the only of its sort in Portugal

The Hotel da Musica

At first site the Hotel da Musica is a modern, 4 star hotel a 5 minute metro ride from the center of Porto. Its a clean, up to date new hotel mostly known for its friendly service, good breakfast and fun music theme. With its meeting room, which has a capacity for up to 80 and its 85 bedrooms, it has a capacity for small to small medium sized groups. However what makes it Unique is its emphasis on healthy food and specifically Kosher food this makes it the only hotel in Portugal that provides fully certified Kosher meals for whoever wants or needs to eat Kosher!

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Hotel da Musica >> 85 rooms 1 event room 107m2 max 80 pax
Kosher and vegetarian food on request

Vincci Porto, Design in a former fish market!

This amazing hotel set in a fully refurbished former fish market is an amazing location for all types of events. This hotel has a contemporary design in which natural light emphasizes minimalist detail. This 4 star in the historical center of Porto has 95 guest rooms of which 5 are suites. It has two meeting rooms with capacity 120pax / 90 pax. size 1,291.7 sq. ft. or  120m2 and 968.8 sq. ft. or 90m2.

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Vincci Porto >> 95 rooms
2 rooms of 120m2 7 1291 sq ft and 90m2 / 968 sq ft

The NH Porto Batalha, service, service and more service!

The NH Porto Batalha is another lovely 4 star in the center of Porto with its 90 rooms and meeting capacity for 90 its a nice hotel in the center of Porto for small meetings of all types. The hotel is very centrally located and within walking distance of some of Porto’s most famous spots.

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Porto Batalha hotel >> 90 rooms
1 event room for maximum 90 pax

 

The highest building in Porto, Vila Gale Porto hotel the best 4 star for large meetings and conventions in the center of Porto

The Vila Gale Porto hotel is best suited for large group and conventions in the old center of Porto. This hotel has 293 rooms and 17 event spaces of which the largest is 245 m2 / 2637.15 ft2. Even though the Vila Gale is a high rise hotel it is perfectly suitable to large group traveling to Porto. Its plusses are modern equipments, conveniently located, great breakfast and friendly personal service.

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Vila Gale Porto >> 292 bedrooms. Among them 40 superior rooms, eleven junior suites and eight superior suite 17 events rooms

5 Star Porto

Porto’s 5 star offer has been growing at a fast rate some of the best chains have opened amazing congressing hotels and some of Porto’s older hotels have been refurbished to fit our modern needs. See below some of the better 5 star hotels for events!

The Pestana group

The Pestana Vintage Hotel

The Pestana Vintage Hotel was recently awarded its 5th star. Located on the water front in the famous Ribeira district, it is a hotel with charm and culture that lends itself perfectly for small intimate meetings and events. The hotels consist of 18 cultural buildings that have been awarded world UNESCO heritage site and the emphasis is on the unique historical character of the buildings extended with vintage design and 5 star luxury. The hotel is blessed with amazing views and within walking distance of all the down town monuments.

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Pestana Porto Vintage Hotel >> 49 rooms of which 7 suites
1 meeting room 43 sq M / 484 ft2

 

Pestana Palácio do Freixo

The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is another 5 star great by Pestana. This hotel on the shore of the Douro is a palace hotel that was classified as a national monument in 1910. Its Baroque architecture and 10,000 m2 of gardens gives a breath taking view of historical Porto and its royalty. With its 6 meeting rooms of which the largest has a capacity off up to 500 guests this hotel lends itself perfectly for small to large meetings and private events. The event rooms are located in the former living area of the family and give a unique inside into their Baroque lifestyle.

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Palacio do Freixo >> 87 rooms: 30 standard rooms, 46 superior rooms with a river/pool view, 10 suites 6 meeting rooms for small to medium sized events

 Pestana Porto Brasileira

The Brasileira is another great from Pestana, located in a heritage building in the center of Porto, this hotel is perfect for small to medium sized meetings and events

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Hotel Brasileira >> 89 rooms
1 meeting room up to 90 pax

HF Ipanema Park 5 star & congress center

The HF Ipanema Park is a large, modern 5 star hotel suitable for medium to large meetings. Its one of the largest hotels in Porto with a room capacity of 281 rooms and a meeting center consisting of Congress space 11 meeting rooms and breakout rooms the hotel caters well to medium and large groups visiting Porto. Its rooftop terrace overlooking the city is a popular spot for all and its palm garden gives a unique resting point in the city of Porto.

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HF Ipanema >> 281rooms 11 meeting rooms

 

Sheraton, 5 star, leading conferencing hotel

The Sheraton authentic style from a famous American brand

The Sheraton in Porto is one of the leading conferencing hotels. A 5 star  close to the airport, it has 266 modern rooms and 1750 M2 / 18836.84ft² conferencing space making it the best for medium to large events. The Sheraton Porto is located in the business center of Porto.

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Sheraton Porto >> 266 modern rooms
1750 M2 / 18836.84ft² conferencing space

The hotels mentioned are a small selection of many other excellent hotels in Porto.

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Cafetaria Navy Museum, Belem, Lisbon

In the busy tourist area of Belem where the famous monastery and the Pastel de Belem factory are located, it is hard to find places to lunch that have standard Lisbon prices and maintain quality.

The Cafetaria Navy Museum, Belem, Lisbon located right next to the Monastery and part of the Navy museum breaks this trend. For groups they provided light meals, drinks, desserts and snacks to full lunches. The atmosphere is modern and clean and out side there is a large terrace for sunny days.

The Cafetaria is located to the side of the Navy museum and joins the museum shop, to eat in the cafetaria it is not necessary to enter the museum. The location just minutes from the crowds gives a lovely airy and quiet place to relax, eat or enjoy a drink away from the bustle.

Best explained by fresh, healthy food, light lunches or meals based on traditional Portuguese & international dishes.

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The Altis Grande, 5 star, Lisbon

 

A 5 star Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal

It is an iconic symbol of the polite and genuine Portuguese hospitality.

The Altis Grand Hotel is a landmark 5 star hotel in Lisbon with a prime location in central Lisbon, within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and Lisbon’s picturesque districts. This hotel’s timeline is linked to the contemporary history of the country, which regularly hosts media events. It is acknowledged by many for the quality of its services. Given its location in Lisbon, the Altis Grand Hotel will forever be associated with the contemporary political history of the country, which is normally a platform for major media events.

From Hotel Altis to Altis Grand Hotel

The Altis Hotel has since 1973, been an icon of Lisbon and the stage of important events in many areas. More than 40 years later, the hotel is ready to remain a symbol of the hospitality in Lisbon and has rebranded itself from the original denomination to ALTIS GRAND HOTEL, thus completing its largest remodelling ever.

A complete refurbishment, from rooms to meeting rooms and public spaces

In the second trimester of 2014, the Altis Grand Hotel completed the last stage of its widest renovation ever, that started in late 2011 and included the transformation of 300 deluxe and superior rooms, a presidential suite, lobby area, public spaces, bars and meeting rooms. On the second semester of 2014 a new spa was inaugurated – the GSpa. The swimming pool area, sauna, hammam, gym and treatment rooms all underwent renewal.

Featuring 300 Rooms (including 11 suites) and 20 Meeting Rooms that are able to accommodate from 8 to 750 people

 

Business Lounge

The Business Lounge is open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. with the support of the Guest Experience team. This space, for the exclusive use of our guests, also has at your disposal:

– Use of computers and printers
– Selection of newspapers and magazines
– Complimentary pastry and coffee station complimentary

 

Dining Experiences by Altis Hotels | The Altis Grand Hotel, offers a wide selection of 2 restaurants and 3 bars.

For more information and opening hours click on Restaurants of the Altis Grand Hotel.

The GSpa by Altis Grand Hotel is a new concept devoted to health improvement and well being that offers specialized services not only in fitness but also in wellness and aesthetic medicine.

Get to know the details in Medical Spa – GSpa in Lisbon

A business center in the city center

A business hub in the city centre, at the Altis Grand Hotel you will find 19 multifunctional meeting rooms with free WIFI Internet access.

Rooms for all Events, from small Meetings, Conferences, Banquets to Cocktails

With very spacious areas and filled with natural light, the Altis Grand Hotel has rooms with capacity from 8 to 750 people.

For celebrations or other events, the Altis Grand Hotel offers different spaces:
The Rio de Janeiro Restaurant with a capacity of up to 750 people, a lounge with a ceiling height of 3.70m2 and rooms with panoramic views over the city.

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Sport fishing at sea, Sesimbra

A sport fishing daily tour that will make a memorable and unforgettable fishing day for your group of friends!

We perform this sportfishing tours throughout the year in the coastal areas of Lisboa and Sesimbra, in view of the marvelous Arrabida mountains and its idyllic beaches.The activity is a perfect day activity for groups of all types who are interested in fishing.

The day starts between 6 to 8 AM with a return to Sesimbra around 4 PM

In this reef fishing trip the targeted species are seabreams, snapper, guilt-head bream, conger and groupers.

We promote selective capture in our saltwater journeys following legal and mandatory minimum catch and weight measures.

Prices start at 40 euro per person – private experiences and custom events on request

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Brown’s central hotel, Boutique hotel Lisbon

High Glamour and modern comfort. This hotel bring Bohemia to Lisbon. Located in the center of Lisbon, this hotel is minutes walk from the Praca do Commercio, the Tagus river and many of the famous Lisbon monuments.

For groups the Brown’s central hotel has a meeting room with a capacity for 25 pax, 84 rooms and a buzzy bar and brasserie.

Outside the street terrace provides lunches and dinners on warmer days.

A small comfortable luxury hotel that is perfectly suitable for small group events of all sorts.

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