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Portugal: 11 Awarded Hotels in 2018

In 2018, Portugal won several awards for international tourism, especially the best destination for the World Travel Awards.

Among several hotels in Europe, 11 Portuguese hotels were awarded in different categories, they are:

Pestana Porto Santo is a 5-star beach resort on the all-inclusive island of Porto Santo, Madeira. It is situated in front of the best beach in Portugal, the beach of Porto Santo, with 9km of fine sand and warm water. It is a 1-minute walk from the beach and offers 2 large swimming pools surrounded by 30,000 m2 of gardens. It has 6 restaurants and 5 bars, as well as a SPA area with heated pool, water jets, sauna, Turkish bath, Hammam, gym, games rooms and Kids Club. Read more.

Best Beach Resort 2018: Hotel Quinta do Lago

Hotel Quinta do Lago is located in the Quinta do Lago Resort in the Algarve, next to the Formosa Estuary (Ria Formosa) and the sea, right in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. A member of the Leading Hotels of the World since 1988, the Quinta do Lago Hotel is considered one of the most prestigious five star luxury hotels. Read more

Best Boutique Resort 2018: Vila Joya

The luxurious rooms feature Moorish-inspired design and feature balconies overlooking the coast. The prestigious Vila Joya restaurant was mentioned at San Pellegrino World's 50 Best Restaurants. It offers a set menu of Mediterranean seafood with high quality French cuisine using fresh local ingredients from the Algarve markets. Hotel Vila Joya is located next to Galé Beach and less than 40 km from Faro Airport. Read more

Best Design Hotel 2018: 1908 Lisboa Hotel

The 4-star 1908 Lisboa Hotel is centrally located in Lisbon and occupies a building of 1908 awarded and completely renovated by the architect Adães Bermudes. The hotel is located on the corner of Avenida Almirante Reis and Praça do Intendente, and has a permanent art gallery, a restaurant and a bar. The 1908 Lisboa Hotel features new art décor and unique contemporary pieces of Portuguese artists invited to reinterpret the building to this day. Read more.

Best Family Resort 2018: Ria Park Hotel

The Lusitano Restaurant has a terrace with unique views over the lush gardens and serves exclusive dishes from the executive chef Gerhard Poz. After a swim in the pool, guests can enjoy snacks and cocktails at the Ria Pool Bar. Ria Park Hotel features a free #healthclub with an indoor pool, a gym and a hammam. A spa is available for an additional charge, which includes a sauna and other facilities. Staff at the reception can arrange various activities, such as horse riding, bird watching and cycling. Read more.

Best Island Resort 2018: Belmond Reid's Palace

Set on a cliff in 4 acres of subtropical gardens overlooking the Atlantic, this 5-star resort features an oceanfront spa, 3 pools and direct ocean water access. Reid's is 3 km from Formosa Beach and a 15-minute walk from Funchal's city center. Saint Martin is an excellent choice among travelers who are interested in relaxation, nature and nature walks. Read more.

Best Lifestyle Resort 2018 Conrad Algarve

The luxurious 5-star Conrad Algarve is located on Quinta do Lago, a golfers paradise and features an infinity pool that blends in with the Atlantic Ocean. The Conrad Algarve's spa includes a relaxing sauna and an indoor pool. You can also practice at the gym, or enjoy outdoor activities at one of the nearby golf courses. Read more.

Best Luxury Hotel & Villas 2018: Vila Vita Parc

Best Meetings & Conference Hotel 2018: Ria Park Hotel

Featuring a terrace with unique views of the lush gardens, the Lusitano Restaurant serves signature dishes from the Executive Chef Gerhard Poz. After a dip in the pool, guests can enjoys snacks and cocktails from the Ria Pool Bar. Ria Park Hotel has a free health club with an indoor pool, a gym and a Turkish bath. A Spa is available at an extra fee and includes a sauna, in addition to other facilities. Staff at the reception can organise activities such as horse-riding, bird-watching and cycling tours.

Best Resort Villas 2018: Dunas Douradas Beach Club

situated in front of the beach in Vale do Lobo, Algarve, 18 km from Albufeira, Dunas Douradas Beach Club offers 3 outdoor swimming pools, one of which for children, as well as an indoor pool, a sauna and a hot tub. The resort also has a terrace and offers sea views. Faro is 11 km from Dunas Douradas Beach Club, while Vilamoura is 7 km away. The nearest airport is Faro Airport, 8 km away. Read more.

Best Romantic Resort 2018: Monte Santo Resort

A 12 minute walk to the beach. This 5-star resort offers 6 outdoor pools and spa facilities. The property is 1 km from Carvoeiro Beach and offers luxurious suites and terraced villas with private balconies and panoramic views. Guests can take advantage of the large main pool and children's pool next to the Clubhouse. There are 4 additional pools in the most secluded area of the resort, next to the twin villas. Read more.


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