Honoring the most iconic Portuguese writers and poets
The work of another exceptional writer, José Saramago, is celebrated in our gastronomic space Blind. “Blind” refers to one of Saramago´s most well-known novels, City Of The Blind. Located on the ground floor of the palace, the concept of Blind is to live the experiences of all five senses created by Blind´s Master Vitor Matos.
In our SKIN LIFE Wellness Suite you can enjoy massages and treatments with the exquisite products by the “Queen of Green” Tata Harper. Torel Boutiques are the only hotels to offer her products in Portugal.
Our outdoor space with a pool offers the perfect place in the heart of the city to relax after a long day while sipping one of our signature cocktails.
Our Design Concept
The interior design was handed to Isabel Sá Nogueira, who has already worked on some of the group’s other hotels, including Torel Palace Lisbon and the common areas at Torel Avantgarde. At Torel Palace Porto, the basic challenge was how to combine the building’s characteristics and its classical style with the comfort and convenience of contemporary decoration. The common areas were designed to respect the mansion’s history and age to create a modern space. The architectural structure was maintained and most of the changes introduced were in the form of furniture, colours and lighting, with the aim of emphasising the mansion’s beauty and of restoring its former splendour - as can be seen in the lobby, the central staircase and the skylight, undoubtedly its standout feature.
In the rooms, the decor includes portraits of the writers they are named after, painted by Jorge Curval. But the most surprising element, and one that breaks with everything else, are the giant cubes, covered entirely with mirrors, planted in the middle of some of the rooms. They look like an art installation, creating a game of reﬂected images that can confuse the more distracted, but have a special purpose: the bathrooms, decorated with all kinds of colours of marble.
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