The Best Hotels for City Breaks in Europe according to Esquire Magazine
Source: Esquire Magazine
Casa da Companhia, in Porto, was distinguished in Esquire Magazine, a renowned traveling and lifestyle publisher that features the best hotels and destinations worldwide: Paris? Milan? Zurich? Wherever your continental travels are taking you, here’s where to stay
With its sprawling (admittedly hilly) streets, bars (check out Aduela, where you grab a drink and pretend to be a local), and culture (the Serralves Foundation, overflowing with Calder and Miró, is a must-visit), Porto is irresistible. The beaches and bluer-than-blue swimming pools don’t hurt.
The most soothing place to enjoy Porto’s offerings is Casa da Companhia, Vignette Collection, a luxe, 40-room hotel, from IHG Hotels & Resorts. (If you are also visiting Portugal’s bustling capital, the brand just opened Convent Square Lisbon, too.) Located on one of Porto’s prettiest, and most pleasingly pedestrianized, streets, Rua das Flores, the hotel was once the headquarters of a port company. Beyond the well-appointed rooms – try to snag one with a balcony – the treasure is a perfectly sized (and heated!) pool, which overlooks the city’s Sé Cathedral.
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