Fodor's Expert Review The Yeatman

Rua do Choupelo, Santa Marinha, Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, 4400-088, Portugal Fodor's Choice

If you count wine among your passions, a stay at the British-inspired Yeatman Hotel should be on your itinerary. The brainchild of Adrian Bridge, head of the leading port producer Taylor Fladgate, the hotel has fine wine as a recurrent theme, from the decanter-shaped outdoor infinity pool to the spa offering a red-wine bath said to improve circulation. Wine producers across Portugal have partnered with The Yeatman, each adopting a room to decorate with items representing their winery. In the cellar, wine director Beatriz Machado presides over a 20,000-bottle collection. The hotel's impressive restaurant excels at contemporary spins on typical Portuguese dishes.

PROS

  • location is excellent for visiting wine cellars
  • sweeping views of picturesque Porto
  • great amenities for families

CONS

  • location on a rather steep hill means a lot of walking
  • neoclassical decor can seem over the top
  • prices are not cheap

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
RomanticViews
Sophisticated
Central
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -220 133 100

HOTEL DETAILS

82 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast
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