The Yeatman is a classic landmark hotel and a member of the swish Relais & Châteaux collection. Dining is a big deal here and the two-Michelin-star The Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant draws foodies from far and wide. The tasting menu showcases the finest Portuguese flavours paired with wines from across the country – imagine tucking into some of the best food you’ve ever eaten while gazing out at the beautiful Douro River and historic city of Porto between courses. For more relaxed dining, head to family-friendly The Orangerie on the eighth floor, and for a private members’ club vibe, there’s Dick’s Bar & Bistro, which specialises in wines by the glass, cocktails vintage ports.
Rooms and suites have been individually themed by a top Portuguese wine producer to give a sense of place. Each one has a terrace or balcony with views over the gardens, Douro River or Porto city skyline. The top-end suites here are unique and incredibly decadent, with features ranging from rotating or barrel-shaped beds to modern log burners, copper hot tubs and a private pool – perfect for a special occasion holiday.
As well as sampling the local vintages – the hotel offers wine tours, tastings and master classes and themed wine dinners – you can also literally immerse yourself in your surroundings at the Caudalie Vinothérapie® Spa, thanks to the barrel bath experience. The spa also has a Roman bath, sauna, Turkish bath, relaxation room and an indoor infinity pool, which all add to the overall relaxing experience.