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Most expensive month to stay with an average 164% rise in price.
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When to book a hotel in Portugal
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Top tips for finding the perfect Portugal hotel
Like most popular tourist destinations, Portugal has a huge range of hotels to choose from. Aside from selecting the location, hotels come in star ratings implemented by the National Tourist Board, that range from 1 to 5 stars. While more stars means a more luxurious hotel, the differences between 4 and 5 star hotels aren’t always noticeable. Usually it comes down to a wider range of services, a concierge service, and a 24-hour front office.
If you are intending to include some wine tasting in your itinerary, you might like to find yourself a hotel in Porto like Hotel da Bolsa, or in the Douro Valley, such as Refugio d'Anita Douro Valley House. You’ll have access to the famous Port wine either way, but Porto offers a beautiful historic city with baroque churches, while Douro Valley and the north is perfect for nature lovers with its golden hills.
To go back in time and experience traditional rural Portuguese life, head to the rolling plains of Alentejo, where you'll find sleepy villages, wild beaches, and regional cuisine. At São Lourenço do Barrocal, you’ll be able to enjoy an organic farm breakfast, with local artisanal bread and other delicacies.
If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Portugal, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper accommodations in Portugal in January and March.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Portugal if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 42 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Portugal accommodation.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Portugal found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was €13, while the most expensive was €736.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Portugal for 1 day.
FAQs when booking a hotel in Portugal
Vale do Gaio, set over a magnificent dam in Alentejo, is the perfect place to relax in nature, with activities like canoeing, fishing, bird watching, astronomy, biking, and great hikes available. Otherwise, the Casa do Rio Wine Hotel in Douro is surrounded by wildflowers and boasts a breath-taking infinity pool facing views of vineyard-covered hills.
Apart from attracting surfers and seaside family holidays to renowned beaches, the Algarve’s ever-mild climate and world-class golf courses make it an ideal golfing destination. Tivoli Carvoeiro is just 0.7 miles from Vale de Milho Golf and even has its own mini golf course.
For views of the city skyline, pick a rooftop suite or one with a roof access. The Lx Boutique is in a particularly fortunate location since it is one of the few hotels offering views over both the city and the river of Lisbon, while the Jupiter Lisboa has a stunning rooftop pool and bar where you can enjoy the views while having a relaxing dip with a cocktail in hand.
Not only does Areias Do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences boast a striking glass wall looking out to the beach right outside the hotel, it even has a surf school if you need some tips. It doesn’t hurt that it’s only a 10-min drive from the famous Santa Cruz beach, or 30min from Ericeira and Peniche - two of Europe’s best surf spots.
If you ever wanted to feel like royalty, the Pestana Palácio do Freixo in Port for you. An 18th-century Baroque building overlooking the Duoro River, the hotel boasts gigantic public spaces with tall ceilings that are majestically decorated. The Vilalara Thalassa Resort, meanwhile, has 11 hectares of stunning grounds in the Algarve, with a private beach, limo service, a tennis court, six swimming pools, a spa and fitness centre, and much more.
Hotels are safe environments for travellers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Portugal.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular destination is Albufeira (48% of total searches to Portugal). The next most popular destinations are Lisbon (24%) and Funchal (18%). Searches for hotels in Vilamoura (9%) are also popular.
Based on KAYAK hotel searches, the most popular region to stay in Portugal is Faro. Lisbon District and Madeira are also very popular.
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Portugal for as cheap as €9 (Lagos) in the last 3 days. The average price is €140.
In the last 72 hours, users have found Portugal hotels for tonight for as low as €20 (Peniche). Users have also found 3-star hotels from €20 (Peniche) and 4-star+ hotels from €31 (Albufeira).
In the last 72 hours, users have found Portugal hotels for this weekend for as low as €17 (Lisbon) per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from €17 (Lisbon) and 4-star+ hotels from €34 (Albufeira).
Where to stay in Portugal?
Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Portugal by showing you the exact location of each hotel.