The five-star Porto Palácio boasts elegant rooms, marble bathrooms and a splendid spa. It’s geared towards business types, but if you’re a fan of getting your zen on in a mood-lit underground pool with steam, spray and bubble jets galore, you might just fancy it too. It’s located in Porto’s corporate district of Boavista, meaning it’s a little removed from the city centre for sightseeing (around three kilometres from the main square), but the Casa da Música concert hall and metro stop are just a ten-minute walk away. You’ll also find the indoor food market Mercado Bom Sucesso nearby (if you plan a sneaky picnic in your room, you rebel).
The city’s traffic, lights and noise can leave you exhausted. Don’t let it bring you down – get a spa treatment, relax by the pool or chill in a lounge. Get your zen on.