Vila Foz Hotel & Spa 

A silky seaside cocoon with lots of local experiences

This seafront mansion-house-turned-boutique hotel is a decadent throwback to Porto’s golden days.

The sheer grace of this place is seen in its pistachio drapes, stucco ceilings, parquet floors and Portuguese tiles. You’re in the smart suburb of Foz, right in front of its Atlantic Ocean promenade. The Old Manor House of Vila Foz is inimitably exquisite with a gilded restaurant led by a Michelin-starred chef and an old-world bar, whilst the modern extension boasts a spa and pool wrapped in onyx.

Why we love Vila Foz Hotel & Spa

  • Hire the hotel’s bicycles and cycle along the sublime shoreline north of Porto.

  • Be sure to catch the mesmerising sunsets from your balcony or the terrace of the bar.

  • The Kitchen Seat experience for two is a memorable night of private cooking and wine pairings.

  • Book The Manor House Ocean Front Suite for a swanky bedroom, jewel-toned living room and coastal views.

5 stars
May - Oct
2 hours
On the seafront in the charming and upmarket seaside suburb of Foz, 20 minutes from Porto city centre
Approx. 20 minutes’ transfer from Porto airport
Honeymoon, Boutique

This resort has earned internationally recognised certification that conform to standards set by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council.



  • Restaurants & bars
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  • Spas & wellness
  • Activities
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

Dining here is elegant and authentic. At the grand Vila Foz Restaurant, expect gold chandeliers, picture-perfect dishes and a focus on ‘contemporary gastronomy’. For a special dinner, book the exclusive ‘kitchen seat’ experience for two, where the chef will talk you through each dish as he conjures up his creations for you. Or, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll love the 5 o’clock tea at Vila Foz Bar – it’s taken very seriously here and is something of a ritual.

Vila Foz Restaurant
Led by Michelin-star Chef Arnaldo Azevado and his team, this is the place for a gastronomic journey of authentic Portuguese coastal cuisine.

Flor de Lis Restaurant
Enjoy seasonal menus for all day dining.

Vila Foz Bar
Enjoy the atmosphere of the classically-inspired bar or step outside onto the terrace for Atlantic views.

To celebrate a special occasion, the Kitchen Seat is a private experience for two where Chef Arnaldo Azevado cooks exclusively for you.

What's included

Breakfast at Flor de Lis Restaurant.

Ranging from coconut shell cream body scrubs to Shiatsu massages, there's a wonderful selection of treatments on offer at the hotel's spa. Facilities include a sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool and gym. Sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, meditation and personal trainers can also be arranged.

Rent a bike for cycle along the Porto's shoreline, take a picnic to enjoy in the city park or relax on a private yacht for a cruise along the Douro River.

Surfing and stand-up paddleboarding are available at the city's beach.

Solar panels are used to heat the hotel’s water and plastic is eliminated as much as possible. In the restaurant, preference is for local produce to reduce carbon footprint.

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