My final stay in Porto, Portugal was at The Yeatman Hotel located in the old part of the city. The property is relatively new and is a wine hotel (the first I’ve ever visited.) They keep roughly 2,000 bottles of wine in their cellars and keep a very knowledgeable staff who can guide guests through the intricacies of wine. If you like to drink wine, this is the place to go! That being said, The Yeatman is a five star luxury hotel with a very complete offering. The Yeatman Hotel is perched on a hill and structured similar to a vineyard on a hillside. This means that the lobby is on the top, and the guestrooms work there way down. All of the guestrooms have amazing views of Porto as you will see in the below photos!
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After a quick look around the lobby, and some of the other public areas, I was shown to my room on the sixth floor of The Yeatman Hotel Porto by the front-desk staff. The room was quite spacious and featured a large balcony that would be great for tanning in the summer. The color scheme was very bright. The room had a king-size bed with very comfortable bedding which ensured a lovely night sleep, working desk, lounge chair, and plentiful storage space in the massive closet. I was a little surprised by the lack of teakettle or coffee machine inside of the room, but a quick call to the reception fixed that!
The bathroom continued the same bright color scheme. Inside there was a large bathtub, toilet stall, single sink vanity, and shower stall. Incorporated into the design was beautiful tile-work in the shower. The shower could really kick out some hot water with high pressure!
Chocolate on the bed during turn-down service was appreciated!
The Yeatman Hotel had a lot to offer! The property has an indoor pool, outdoor pool, large gym with modern equipment, multiple wine cellars, and a beautiful full-featured spa with steam room, dry sauna, and Roman bath which was a large hot tub.
Speaking of the spa, I actually went for a 50 minute relaxation massage during my stay. The spy reception greeted me warmly and soon I was introduced to my therapist Carla. She was a complete delight showing me around the facilities and giving me one of the best massages I’ve had in a long time! The treatment rooms were stunning and some even featured views of the river and the rest of Porto. I could easily recommend a treatment there as it was just splendid.
Breakfast takes place on the eighth floor of The Yeatman Hotel. Breakfast is a buffet and has a decent selection of Western items to choose from as well as an egg station. I really enjoyed the strong espresso!
On my visit to Porto I quickly learned that no matter which side of the river you’re on, there is an incredible amount to explore. The Yeatman in Old Porto is a quality hotel with its beautiful design, great service, and large offering overall. The design is truly unique with all of the cascading guestrooms accompanied with beautiful views. One of the only improvements I would make is to include tea and coffee equipment in the rooms. In the end, my stay was smooth and The Yeatman Hotel does a great job, especially if you fancy a glass of wine, or five!
Rua do Choupelo, 4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Phone: +351 22 013 3100