After months of work and fatigue, the time has come to take a few days to relax. And nothing better than the North of Portugal to enjoy a few days of rest.
Relaxing is synonymous with spa and, therefore, Excelente has made a list of the best spa hotels in the North that will let you count the days to enjoy this getaway.
With the river or the mountain as an idyllic setting, the difficult thing will be to choose the best hotel. Get ready for this adventure and discover the most incredible spas in Braga, Porto, Viana do Castelo and the Douro.
Spa Hotels in Porto and Gaia
Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
A minute’s walk from Avenida da Boavista in Porto, Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa offers its visitors a modern space with eight treatment rooms and an indoor pool. Here you can relax and take some time for yourself.
The hotel also has a yoga studio, a relaxation area and a juice bar. The hotel's restaurant features a glass wine cellar. At the hotel's spa, children up to 12 years old are admitted free of charge. The swimming pool can be used, every day, from 13h00 until 19h00, accompanied by a guest or partner.
Porto Palácio Hotel by The Editory
Porto Palácio, a 5-star hotel located a seven-minute walk from Bessa Stadium, is an excellent hotel to enjoy a relaxed stay. At this hotel, you have a rooftop lounge with great panoramic views of Porto and the Douro River. In addition, guests can make use of the luxury spa with massage rooms, squash court, fitness centre and an indoor pool.
Pestana Palácio do Freixo
Ten minutes from the beach, the 5-star Pestana Palácio do Freixo excels for its lush natural architecture of an 18th century Baroque building. This hotel offers its guests incredible views over the Douro River and modern rooms equipped with all amenities. The hotel's spa includes a Turkish bath, heated indoor pool, a sauna and massage treatments.
Vila Foz Hotel & SPA
Located in Porto, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa offers guests access to the spa and wellness centre where the sauna is also included. Here, guests can also make use of the restaurant, fitness centre, bar and garden to restore their energies.
Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel
Axis Porto is a hotel located near the Campus of the University of Porto, three kilometres from the centre of Porto. In addition to the fantastic views of the city, you will have at your disposal a very modern spa centre. The spa is equipped with a dynamic swimming pool, a sauna, Turkish baths and showers, and there are also relaxation treatments and massages.
The Yeatman Hotel, Vila Nova de Gaia
Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at The Yeatman Hotel is a great idea for a very relaxed getaway. The luxurious 5-star hotel offers in its spa a large indoor pool and a hot tub with panoramic views of Porto city.
The hotel's rooms offer a spacious terrace furnished with sun loungers so you can maximise your relaxation experience. If you want to rest while staying close to the city centre, The Yeatman is the ideal option for you.
Vila Galé Porto, Porto
In the centre of Porto, ten minutes from the famous street of Santa Catarina, Vila Galé is a 4-star hotel. The spa at this hotel includes an indoor pool, sauna, hot tub, Turkish bath, solarium, Vichy shower, massage treatments and gym with views of Porto city. Undoubtedly, an excellent place for a getaway. Vila Galé is 300 metres from Campo 24 de Agosto Metro Station, allowing for easy and quick access within the city.
InterContinental Porto - Palácio das Cardosas
Set in a renovated 18th-century palace, the 5-star InterContinental offers lush rooms overlooking Porto's historic centre. This is one of the best locations and most emblematic hotels in Porto, whic also offers a fantastic spa.
Guests can make use of a 24-hour fitness centre with modern equipment and weights, and about three rooms dedicated to spa treatments and a sauna.
NH Collection Porto Batalha
NH Collection is a 4-star hotel located in the centre of Porto. The hotel features a sauna, a fitness centre and an indoor relaxation pool. Guests can request massage, laundry and dry cleaning services.
The hotel is just a four-minute walk from São Bento Station. This is a great accommodation for a relaxing getaway.
Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
Situated in Vila Nova de Gaia, Holiday Inn is an amazing place to enjoy an invigorating getaway in the city of Porto. At this hotel, you will have access to the Atlantis Circuit of the Spa and Tea, where you can access a hydrotherapy pool, with different jets, sauna and Turkish bath. If you are looking for a pleasant spa spot in a hotel context, Holiday Inn Porto Gaia is an excellent option.
Braga Spa Hotels
Hotel Torre de Gomariz Wine & Spa
Located in the parish of Cervães, in Vila Verde, Braga, Hotel Torre de Gomariz Wine & Spa is one of the best spa hotels you can find in Braga. In this space you can be enveloped by the landscape where vineyards and silence prevail. Its wellness area includes a sauna, Turkish bath and indoor pool. If you are looking for a quiet spot surrounded by nature and with a spa, this is the ideal hotel for you.
Meliã Hotel & Spa
Meliã Hotel & Spa is a hotel located next to the University of Minho in Braga, with excellent access to the city centre. At this 5-star hotel you will have a spa with hot tub and sauna, indoor and outdoor pools. In addition, you can also take advantage of a gym with cardio and fitness activities.
Vila Galé Collection Braga
Vila Galé Collection Braga is one of the city's most charismatic hotels and is just 400 metres from Braga Cathedral. A seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a garden are available at this hotel, as well as an indoor pool. If you need to relax and want to stay in the city of Braga, you have an excellent option here.
Hotel do Templo
This hotel, located next to the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus in Braga, is an excellent choice for those looking for a hotel with a spa in the Braga area. In addition to its beautiful landscaped gardens, this 4-star hotel also offers a sun terrace, heated indoor pool, Turkish bath and hot tub.
Golden Tulip Braga hotel & Spa
Set in Nogueira's Falperra, Golden Tulip Braga Hotel & Spa is built in a restored 18th-century convent. At the hotel you can make use of its indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a health club, hot tub and sauna. If you really need to relax completely, you still have at your disposal a body rejuvenation treatment that you can do.
Health, well-being and personal development oriented, Naturena Agro-Turismo, in Durrães, is the ideal place to spend a very relaxed few days . A padel court and a fitness centre are at your disposal here. In this space, with ten years of existence, guests can enjoy various therapies such as acupuncture, shiatsu or mesotherapy.
Quinta de Malta
Located in the northern hills of Braga, Quinta de Malta is a good option for a few spa days. The housing tourism farm has ten double rooms equipped with all amenities. In this space, overlooking the gardens and mountains, you can enjoy a swimming pool and a very relaxing fitness and wellness centre.
Águas do Gerês - Hotel, Termas & Spa
The wellness centre of Águas Do Gerês is one of the best spas you can find in the district of Braga. At this hotel you will be able to enjoy a range of wellness and beauty treatments. At the hotel, there is also the possibility to have a professional massage after a swim or relax in the hot tub.
Viana do Castelo Spa Hotels
Tempus Hotel & Spa - Singular's Hotels
Set in Ponte da Barca, Tempus Hotel & Spa is 2.5 km from the Lima River. This hotel is a great option for a calm and relaxing stay. Here you can relax with a massage at the spa and take advantage of the sauna, hot tub and Turkish bath.
Hotel Rali Viana
Hotel Rali Viana is a 3-star property situated about 12 minutes' walk from the beach. At this hotel, you can enjoy a fantastic wellness centre with a sauna, Turkish bath, hot tub and a very beautiful indoor pool.
The hotel's restaurant, specialising in Italian cuisine, delights guests who enjoy the meal to also relax relishing in the modern and vintage decor of the space.
Hotel Flor De Sal
Facing the beach, Hotel Flor de Sal has 60 rooms and several suites. A five-minute drive from the historic centre of Viana do Castelo, this space is an excellent option for those who want to relax to the sound of the sea waves.
Here you will find contemporary accommodation with Solinca's indoor pool, hot tub and steam bath. You will also have a well-equipped gym with amazing mountain views.
About 1.5 kilometres from the Shipyards of Viana do Castelo, the FeelViana Hotel is an excellent option to enjoy some moments of tranquillity. At this hotel you can make use of an outdoor swimming pool, perform various water sports, take advantage of the sun terrace and spa centre.
FeelViana also features a seasonal outdoor pool and all water sports facilities. There is also a sun terrace and a spa centre.
Axis Viana Business & SPA Hotel
Located between the Lima River and Monte de Santa Luzia, Axis Viana Business & Spa Hotel offers 87 well-equipped and comfortable rooms. At this hotel five minutes from the historic centre, you can enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, swimming pools, sauna and Turkish bath.
In addition, you can also make use of a fitness room. The hotel has an excellent location, as it is only a ten minute walk from the beach.
Hotel Porta do Sol Conference & SPA
If you are looking for a hotel with a spa in Viana do Castelo, Hotel Porta do Sol Conference & SPA is a great option for a very relaxed day.
Located in Caminha, very close to Modelo Beach, this 4-star hotel offers a hot water circuit, a hot tub, a sauna and a Turkish bath. Beauty treatments and massages are also available. There are also various beauty treatments and massages.
RinoTerra Minho is another fantastic spa hotel that you can find in the district of Viana do Castelo. Close to Caminha Train Station, this hotel offers incredible mountain views.
Here you can take advantage of a spa with a sauna and a massage service. The hotel's outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by palm trees and sun loungers, excels in elegance.
Prazer da Natureza Resort & Spa
Prazer da Natureza Resort & Spa is a 4-star hotel with a spa in Viana do Castelo. The hotel is located in the Vilar de Mouros Natural Park, just a 12-minute walk from the beach. Here you can enjoy nature and soak up the landscape, as well as relax in the spa, enjoying the tranquillity of the countryside. At the spa, you have at your disposal several relaxing treatments, sauna, Turkish bath and halotherapy.
Pousada de Viana do Castelo
Located on Monte de Santa Luzia, Pousada de Viana do Castelo offers panoramic views of the entire city. The Pousada's spa is called Spot by Magic Spa and gives you the choice of a Magic Detox & Slim, a Magic Serenity Massage or a Magic Escape where you spend the whole day being pampered. If you are looking for a place with an incredible view of Viana do Castelo and a spa to relax, this hotel is ideal.
Hotel do Parque
The Hotel do Parque, integrated in the city park, is located just 700 metres from the city centre and five minutes walk from the beach. This is the ideal hotel for those who are on the Caminho de Santiago and want to relax and rest.
Here, you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi and fitness centre. If you want to relax, but do not neglect the exercise or the possibility of interacting with the city rush, this hotel is a great option.
We told you you were going to be counting the days for your getaway. Between Braga, Porto, Viana do Castelo and Douro, choose your favourite option and take advantage of the spa to recharge batteries.