Infante Sagres

Location: Porto & The Douro | Portugal & Madeira

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

The grand dame of Porto’s historic hotels, Infante Sagres has been welcoming the great and the good through its impressive doors since the 1950s. It’s everything you could want from a classic luxury European hotel, with its high ceilings, plush carpets and ornate décor, and boasts a prime location in the historic centre of Porto.
Perfect forLovers of traditional luxury looking for a stay in central Porto.
In the knowThe hotel’s attention to detail extends to its customer service, and you’ll start off your stay with a classic Portuguese welcome as you enjoy a complimentary glass of port.

Recommended for...

  • Luxury Hotel
  • History & Heritage
  • City Hotel
  • Couples

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Infante Sagres enjoys a pretty spectacular setting, in the rarefied surrounds of Porto’s UNESCO-listed historic centre. Must-see sights within walking distance of the hotel include the blue-tiled Igreja do Carmo and the Monument to Don Pedro IV.

Rooms at Infante Sagres

The lavish guestrooms and suites at Infante Sagres have a classically luxurious design, with stucco-moulded walls and ceilings, plush textiles and rugs on parquet wooden floors, and beautiful antique furniture. Bathrooms have a slightly more modern, though no less luxurious, feel, with sliding doors, Art Deco-style mirrors and light fittings, and white brick-effect tiles. Some rooms boast private balconies, which offer views over either the historic centre of Porto or the hotel’s pleasant courtyards.

Food & drink

The hotel’s Vogue Café lives up to its name, offering exquisite food in a glamorous setting – it was actually established by that barometer of style, Vogue magazine itself, so it’s no surprise this is one of the places to see and be seen in Porto. The food is a collection of gourmet takes on modern European cuisine, with a particular emphasis on healthy Mediterranean dishes – expect grilled fish and meat alongside a range of salads, all made using fresh organic ingredients.

Facilities

A plunge pool can be found on the hotel’s second floor, perfect for refreshing and cooling off after a day of pounding the streets of Porto. If you’re after more extensive spa facilities, guests at Infante Sagres have access to those at its sister property, The Yeatman; these include immersive barrel baths, facial and body treatments.

Activities at Infante Sagres

The hotel’s location, right in the heart of Porto, makes it perfect for exploring the city’s historic and cultural attractions. Just down the road you’ll find the Lello Bookshop, one of the most beautiful of its kind in the world, where you can marvel at floor-to-ceiling bookshelves containing all manner of volumes beneath a beautiful stained-glass roof. Also not to be missed is the Igreja de Sao Francisco, an ornately gilded Baroque church covered in gold leaf to the tune of 100kg.

Of course, no visit to Porto would be complete without savouring the city’s most famous export, port wine – the cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia offer endless tasting opportunities.

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Hotel location

Infante Sagres is approximately 30 minutes by car from Porto Airport.

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