Infante Sagres Hotel was the first luxury hotel in the city of Porto. As soon as I saw the photos, I was incredibly excited to visit this landmark property. Originally opened in 1951, the Infante Sagres has been a meeting place for the city’s elite and the accommodation of choice for discerning travelers and international celebrities. The property is a true work of art, there are small magical details to notice everywhere you turn. I was excited to explore during my stay!
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Immediately after entering the Infante Sagres Hotel, I found the reception just inside the building. My jaw dropped when I saw the interior design of the lobby. There was so much to see everywhere, like I was in a museum. Whether it was the crown molding, marble staircase, tall ceilings, I just couldn’t get enough! The ground floor felt very homey, probably because there was a living room area with complimentary snacks and drinks. Beautifully decorated for the holidays I fell in love with the Infante Sagres.
After some exploration on the ground floor of Infante Sagres it was up to the third floor to see my superior room! Actually, even taking the lift was a delight as it was original. Not too long ago everything in the hotel was restored as well as updated to modern standards. The owners decided to keep the original style which was elegant and gorgeous and included the lift. The room was fairly compact and I noticed all of the rooms and suites featured a similar style. In my room there was a large king-size bed, multiple chairs, desk, TV, small closet, small fridge, and a lovely view of the city below. There were no ways to make coffee or tea in the room but a kettle or coffee machine could be delivered upon request.
Inside of the bathroom, everything was in marble. A bit more compact than modern-day luxury bathrooms but there was beauty in the simplicity. Inside there was a single-sink vanity, luxury toiletries, and bathtub combined with shower.
Not long after I arrived, the Infante Sagres Hotel delivered a welcome treat that included port wine and pastel de nata, which are the local Portuguese pastries. Thank you so much, I felt the love!
The real focus of the Infante Sagres Hotel from an interior design aspect occurs in the public areas which are the most striking areas of the entire hotel. My favorite area of the property had to be the breakfast dining room. This was true luxury! The color scheme and overall interior design made me want to never leave. The room’s design brought a strong sense of quality which clearly stood the test of time. Be sure to check out my book if you’re interested in my lifestyle.
Infante Sagres Hotel offers a plunge pool on the roof. I visited during the winter so this area was closed to guests but I still got to take a look during my tour. The rooftop looks like a lovely place to spend time during warm weather. Can’t wait to return!
Connected to the hotel is the Vogue Café, and as you would imagine, is also absolutely beautifully designed as well! My favorite part of the space were the red booths that popped in contrast with the monochrome color scheme of the room. During my stay, I had a chance to enjoy a dinner at the Vogue Café with my father. Throughout the evening the service was a true delight. When it came to the food, there were a few dishes that I would recommend, including the Portuguese cabbage soup, salmon poke bowl, suckling pig, and creme brulee with fig and port ice cream for dessert! All in all, it was a tasty evening and an absolutely gorgeous atmosphere.
I could not get enough of the gorgeous dining room where breakfast took place! The breakfast had a decent selection and the service was quite good. It was all secondary to this glorious room!
In conclusion, the Infante Sagres Hotel is a serious work of art. Being the oldest luxury hotel in the city is quite impressive in its own right and gives the property lots of charm that you just won’t find at other properties. The hotel’s prestige lives on today and paired with the excellent service and location makes this a formidable hotel in the city. At the end of the day, I really just enjoyed sitting and taking in this masterpiece. Therefore, if you love beautiful designed luxury hotels with character, look no further than the Infante Sagres Hotel in Porto, Portugal!
Praça D. Filipa de Lencastre 62, 4050-259 Porto, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 339 8500