To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful centre of Portugal, I’ve made a list of the three best hotels of each category and I took into consideration the many points of interest in this area. Discover what are the best hotels in the centre of Portugal so that your trip to this region becomes memorable!
What were the selection criteria when choosing the best hotels in the centre of Portugal?
I’ve chosen hotels with more than 150 reviews and a score higher than 8/10, with free wi-fi. Then, I’ve chosen the hotel according to price, services and location.
Top 3 of the hotels in the centre of Portugal with * (Hostels)
1. Lab Hostel Nazaré 9.2/10 (Nazaré)
Located a few metres away from the beach, Lab Hostel Nazaré has rooms and dorms available for you to spend the night in a comfortable and cheap place. This hostel is often chosen by those who make Nazaré one of their favourite places to surf.
Apart from the beaches, perfect for surf, Nazaré has other points of interest such as the Soberco Viewpoint, the Fort of São Miguel Arcanjo and the Church of Nossa Senhora da Nazaré.
2. Coimbra Portagem Hostel 9/10 (Coimbra)
Coimbra Portagem Hostel is located at one of the must see places for those visiting Coimbra – the historic centre, where you’ll find points of interest like Coimbra University, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Know that, apart from the beauty of this hostel, you’ll have at your disposal amenities that will help you on your stay, such as a 24-hour open reception, a tourism point where you can get the best advice concerning the monuments and places you should visit.
3. Welcome In 9/10 (Aveiro)
Known as the “Portuguese Venice“, Aveiro is a city worth visiting and one of the favourite places to spend the night is the Hostel Welcome In, that combines comfort with low prices.
In this hostel, located in one of the main avenues of the city, you’ll have at your disposal comfortable rooms and a furnished leisure area – all this in a modern and attractive place! You can easily explore the streets in the surrounding area where you’ll find many bars and restaurants that prepare local dishes; don’t miss the opportunity to try the ovos moles (literally “soft eggs”) and discover the canals that run through the city.
Top 3 of the hotels in the centre of Portugal with **
1. Hotel Vale do Zêzere 9.4/10 (Manteigas)
This hotel stands out from many others in this list of the best hotels in the centre of Portugal because it is located in the heart of Serra da Estrela Natural Park and a few quilometres away from a ski course.
In the Hotel Vale do Zêzere you’ll find comfortable and modern rooms with a private bathroom and television; if necessary, you can use the available elevator. The location of this hotel is perfect for the guests to admire wonderful and breathtaking landscapes, both in the summer and in the winter – a sight for your eyes!
2. Hotel Lagoa dos Pastorinhos 9.3/10 (Fátima)
Located a few quilometres away from the Sanctuary of Fátima, Hotel Lagoa dos Pastorinhos has all the amenities needed for the guests to feel at home: air conditioning, cable television, balconies and more.
In the reception, opened 24 hours, you can book a transportation service to visit the nearest attractions; renting bicycles and cars is also possible. If you’re in this region and after visiting the sanctuary, you can also visit the cities and monuments of Leiria, Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaça and Serras de Aire e Candeeiros Natural Park.
3. Hotel D. Dinis (Leiria)
You’ll find this two-star hotel close to the shores of Lis river, a hotel that offers the possibility for guests to spend the night near the historic centre of Leiria and the amazing castle, one of the most beautiful in Portugal!
If you stay at Hotel D. Dinis know that the rooms have private bathroom, cable television, some also have a balcony for you to enjoy the sights over the river and the castle. Because of the privileged location of the hotel, you can take the opportunity to stroll through the streets of the historic centre of Leiria and the shores of Lis river.
Top 3 of the hotels in the centre of Portugal with ***
1. Hotel Casa do Outeiro 9.4/10 (Batalha)
Located just 300 metres away from Batalha Monastery, a monument listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Hotel Casa do Outeiro is an excellent place to stay for those who want to spend some days in this region of Portugal.
This hotel, refurbished in the beginning of 2017, has an attractive decoration and offers to guests an outside pool, a recreation room, a fitness room and a playground. The rooms have a balcony (some with views to the monastery), air conditioning, cable television and other amenities that will make your stay memorable.
2. Hotel Magic 9.3/10 (Nazaré)
Like Lab Hostel Nazaré, Hotel Magic is also located a few metres away from the beach which is great for guest that want to go for a swim or surf; do not forget to visit the other points of interest in the surrounding area!
Apart from its location at the town centre, this hotel stands out for its amazing decoration, modern and attractive, both in the common areas and in the rooms; the rooms are very comfortable and are equipped with cable television and a mini-bar.
3. Monsanto GeoHotel Escola 9.2 (Monsanto)
Located in one of the most beautiful historic villages of Portugal, Monsanto GeoHotel Escola is a hotel that combines theoretical training with practical training. Aside from that, it also tries to show to its guests the authenticity of this amazing village.
If you stay at this three-star hotel, know that you’ll be amazed with all the beauty of the surrounding landscape. Take this opportunity to go for a stroll and admire the nature and the other historic villages like Idanha-a-Velha.
Top 3 of the hotels in the centre of Portugal com ****
1. Pousada de Viseu 9.2/10 (Viseu)
Pousada de Viseu is a magnificent four-star hotel that has its origins in the refurbishment of the old São Teotónio Hospital, a building that dates back to the 19th century. In this renovated building, the minimalist contemporaneous decoration and the amazing open spaces stand out.
Among other amenities in this hotel, you can enjoy the outside pool, the interior pool, a fitness centre, a spa centre; the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, cable television and some have a balcony with views to the city. All these characteristics make of this hotel one of the best hotels in the centre of Portugal!
2. Hotel dos Templários 9.1/10 (Tomar)
Located in one of the most beautiful cities in Portugal and next to one of the shores of Nabão river, Hotel dos Templários offers to its guests all the amenities present in a four-star hotel: an outside pool, an interior pool, a fitness centre, a spa centre, a recreation room; the rooms are elegantly decorated and are equipped with a cable television and a mini-bar.
If you stay at this wonderful hotel, take the opportunity to go for a stroll through the streets of the beautiful historic centre of Tomar, the Sete Montes National Forest and don’t forget to visit the amazing Castle and Convent of Christ.
3. H2otel Congress & Medical SPA 9.1/10 (Covilhã)
The hotel H2otel Congress & Medical SPA is located right outside Serra da Estrela Natural Park, in perfect harmony with nature, and offers to its guests some of the best views in this region of the country! If you stay at this hotel, know that the highest point in mainland Portugal is just 6,5 km away.
Among other amenities in this magnificent four-star hotel, you’ll find an outside pool and a beautiful interior pool, a spa centre, a fitness centre; the rooms are spacious and some have a balcony that offer to guests amazing views over Serra da Estrela.
Top 3 of the hotels in the centre of Portugal com *****
1. Parador Casa da Ínsua 9.1/10 (Penalva do Castelo)
Located 30 km away from Viseu and 60 km away from Serra da Estrela Natural Park, this charm hotel is part of an 18th century manor house that stands out because of its magnificent gardens and, contrary to many other hotels, its old style decoration.
There are many reasons why you should stay at this five-star hotel, among which know that you can enjoy the fantastic pool with beautiful views, the rooms equipped with cable television and mini-bar; you also have the possibility to book an “apartment” with kitchenette and refrigerator.
2. Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas 8.8/10 (Coimbra)
Located in a building with an important historic value, Hotel Quinta das Lágrimas is definitely one of the best hotels in the centre of Portugal! If you stay at this hotel know that you can take the opportunity to visit the historic centre of Coimbra and the University, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, both located just 2 km away.
Among other characteristics, this hotel has an outside pool, a spa centre, a fitness centre; however, what stands out in this beautiful hotel is its botanical gardens and its two restaurants and their amazing meals – a hotel and a place to remember!
3. Evolutee Hotel 8.8/10 (Óbidos)
This wonderful five-star hotel stands out from many others because of its unique characteristics: proximity with beaches (from the hotel you can enjoy the views over the Atlantic Ocean), a golf course, thermal baths, a fitness centre, a spa centre and much more!
Apart from all these amenities, Evolutee Hotel is close to many points of interest such as the citadel and castle of Óbidos, the fort of Peniche and the amazing Bacalhôa Buddha Eden oriental garden – all of these places are less than 27 km away.
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