The Best Hotels and Extended Stays to Visit in 2023 according to Esquire Magazine
From luxury resorts to humble hideaways, Esquire Magazine has rated 21 global hotels as a must-go visit! and Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection (Porto) is one of the preferences.
With its sprawling (admittedly hilly) streets, bars (check out Aduela, where you grab a drink and pretend to be a local), and culture (the Serralves Foundation, overflowing with Calder and Miró, is a must-visit), Porto is irresistible. The beaches and bluer-than-blue swimming pools don’t hurt.
The most soothing place to enjoy Porto’s offerings is Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection, a lux, 40-room hotel, from IHG Hotels & Resorts. Located on one of Porto’s prettiest (and pleasingly pedestrianized) streets, Rua das Flores, the hotel was once the headquarters of a port company.
Its restaurant and bar, complete with twice-weekly port tasting and thoughtful menu, continue that tradition. Beyond the well-appointed rooms – try to snag one with a balcony – the treasure is a perfectly-sized (and heated!) pool, which overlooks the city’s Sé Cathedral: quite frankly, the only way to enjoy your siesta or afternoon glass of wine (or both).
And if your legs are feeling achy, you can dip into the hotel’s well-equipped spa and ridiculously swish indoor pool. One of the best things about Porto is its proximity to the wine-making Douro Valley (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Lisbon (a three-hour train journey away).
Good news: the hotel group just launched a new destination – built within in a converted convent, no less – in Portugal’s capital.
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