A great classic hotel defines a destination, providing an authentic and memorable sense of place. The magnificent World Heritage city of Porto is defined by such an iconic property. The Yeatman Hotel.
Member of the prestigious Relais & Châteaux collection of hotels and distinguished with a Michelin Star for its restaurant under the direction of Chef Ricardo Costa, The Yeatman Hotel in Porto is a unique and distinctive landmark in the world of classic luxury hotels. Offering individuality of character and a sense of effortless comfort, The Yeatman Hotel is the address of choice for discerning travellers visiting Porto and the North of Portugal. Probably #1 on Portugal’s best wine hotels.
It seems appropriate when visiting wine country to stay in a hotel that celebrates wine. The Yeatman, in Porto, is set in Vila Nova de Gaia, the historical headquarters of the region’s famous port wine houses. The hotel has 82 rooms and suites, some of which are sponsored by partner wineries. For example, the Graham’s Port suite has light green walls and emerald green furnishings and is decorated with artifacts from the winery, while the Taylor’s master suite has a bed set within a giant oak barrel.
The hotel has a wine cellar with more than 25,000 bottles and guests can attend wine classes or wine dinners at the excellent restaurant. I found myself gravitating to Dick’s Bar most evenings. Named after Dick Yeatman, one of Taylor’s top port producers, the bar is decorated in historic memorabilia and has an inviting terrace that overlooks the hotel’s decanter-shaped infinity pool as well as the Douro River. If that view isn’t relaxing enough, you can book a wine-inspired treatment at the hotel’s Caudalie Vinotherapie spa.