Top 5 Pet-Friendly Hotels in Portugal

When you have a pet it can be complicated to decide on a whim to go for a long holiday or even for a little weekend break. That’s why I’ve decided to make a list of some of my favourite pet-friendly hotels in Portugal. Start planning your next trip with your little furry friend with some of these suggestions.

1. Novotel Porto Gaia

Pet Friendly Hotel
Pet-Friendly Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia

Enjoy all that Porto has to offer without leaving your pet behind. Novotel Porto Gaia is also great for an escape with your children, there’s a video game area, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and also two swimming pools. Oh and in case you’re still wondering if you should make a booking, in the summer the hotel hosts barbecue parties by the pool, how awesome is that?

If you book your stay at Novotel Porto Gaia today, you can get a room for 5 nights for €344.

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2. Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments

Pet-friendly hotel in Albufeira
Pet-Friendly Hotel in Albufeira

Summer has been very shy this year but there’s bound to be some sunny spells, so pack up your bags, pick up your treasured pooch and head to the Algarve. At Topazio Mar Beach Hotel & Apartments in Albufeira, you can enjoy some sunny days by the pool with your 4 legged friends by your side. Book today and pay only €166 for 5 days.

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3. The Noble House in Évora

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Pet-Friendly Hotel in Évora

I love going to Évora, it’s close to Lisbon, only an hour and a half away by car, it’s full of history, it’s a UNESCO world heritage site, it’s a lovely university town with many bars to explore and amazing Alentejo typical restaurants to try. And did I mention the wine tours? Évora is home to some of the biggest and best wineries and vineyards in Portugal. So, what are you waiting for? Book a stay at The Noble House and enjoy this city in the company of your “better half”. The price for 5 days in November is €308.

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4. Clube Borda d’Água

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Pet-Friendly Hotel in Albufeira

Clube Borda D’Água in Albufeira is only 20 metres away from Oura Beach so you can either go to the beach or relax in one of the many swimming pools at the club. At Borda D’Água you can stay in an apartment with a big terrace or balcony, perfect for your pet. Each apartment can accommodate 4 people which means not only you can take your pet with you but also travel with some friends. Book your hotel today and pay only €200 for 5 days.

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5. Vale Paraiso Natur Park

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Our next suggestion is Nazaré, a city known for being one of Portugal’s most popular seaside resorts. Only a mere 1-hour drive from Lisbon and on the silver coast Vale Paraíso Natur Park is a camping park in the middle of nature. But fear not, if camping is not for you, you can always stay in the wooden cabins or apartments spread around the park. If you book now, a wooden cabin with a double bed, bathroom, balcony, kitchen and dining area is only €201 for 5 days.

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Summer in the Algarve | Best 5-Star Hotels by the Beach

Falésia Garden by 3HB in Albufeira

Falesia Garden Hotel

Falésia Garden by 3HB is right by Falesia Beach in Albufeira. This wonderful property is also close to two other beaches, Barranco das Belharucas and Olhos de Água. It has an on-site restaurant, a swimming pool and all the apartments have cable with English channels for when you want to stay away from the sun and king size beds. If you’re a golf lover, there are also two different golf courses in close proximity. The staff is amazing and really helpful, they can make killing mojitos, and the food delicious with the buffet changing every day.

Price for 6 nights in September: €799         Location  Albufeira       Type of Accommodation  Apartments      

Vilalara Thalassa Resort 

Vila Thalassa 5-star


Vilalara Thalassa Resort is a 5-star hotel located in Armação de Pêra. It’s right in front of the beach and on top of a cliff overlooking Praia das Gaivotas. This magnificent hotel has 6 swimming pools, a spa, a garden and 4 tennis courts. The staff is wonderful and the food outstanding.

Price for 6 nights in September: €1.989        Location  Armação de Pêra       Type of Accommodation 5-star Hotel   

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Vale de Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa

Vale d'oliveiras

The magnificent 5-star hotel Vale de Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa is located inside the town of Carvoeiro, a beautiful fishing town in the Algarve. Each room and suite has a balcony or a terrace. This hotel has an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, a children’s playground with lots of activities happening during the day and a spa. At Vale de Oliveiras you can also the Olive Tree Restaurant where you can enjoy delicious Mediterranean dishes. If you’re travelling with children you can always book the self-catering suites with fully equipped kitchens.

Price for 6 nights in September: €846         Location  Carvoeiro       Type of Accommodation  Rooms or suites   

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The Lake Resort

Lake Resort

The Lake Resort is a luxury 5-star hotel located in Vilamoura. The sandy beach pool, the floating restaurant,  the Oriental and Fusion restaurants, the children’s club or even the spa, there’s plenty to do at this magnificent resort.

Price for 6 nights in September: €1799         Location:  Vilamoura       Type of Accommodation:  Rooms

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Conrad Algarve

Conrad Hotel

The Conrad Hotel is a very elegant and modern hotel. There are 3 restaurants and 3 bars inside the grounds of the hotel serving the Mediterranean and South American specialities.  The beach is only a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Conrad is a golfers favourite since it’s inside Quinta do Lago a well-known golf and country club.

Price for 6 nights in September: €1779          Location:  Quinta do Lago, Almancil      Type of Accommodation:  Rooms

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Our Favourite 4-Star Hotels in Lisbon With Swimming Pool

Lisbon is fast becoming one of Europe’s top capitals. It’s wonderful to visit the city in the summer and you’d be wise to choose a hotel with a swimming pool where you can relax and cool off after a long day of sightseeing. We’ve decided to dive into the city’s most trendy hotels and discovered which ones have the best swimming pools available. Enjoy our special selection of the best 4-star hotels with a swimming pool in Lisbon.

1. Lisbon Marriot Hotel

The Lisbon Marriot Hotel is our first suggestion of a 4-star hotel with a swimming pool. It’s close to Lisbon’s zoo and it’s right in the middle of one of the city’s most typical neighbourhoods: Benfica. Guests have raved about the fabulous breakfast spread (which includes omelette and pancake stations), the amazing swimming pool and the beautiful gardens. The historic centre is only a short, inexpensive uber ride away.

Price: €634 for 4 nights in June Location: Avenida dos Combatentes, 45, Sao Domingos de Benfica


2. Lux Lisboa Park Hotel

Within walking distance of the trendy Avenida da Liberdade, you will find the Lux Lisboa Park Hotel, a superb 4-star hotel complete with a terrace, outdoor heated pool, poolside bar and hot tub. For a fun night out, you can walk to Bairro Alto in just 10 minutes or enjoy a variety of cuisines in one of the many restaurants close by.

Price: €629 for 4 nights in June Location: Rua Padre António Vieira 32 a 34, Avenidas Novas

3. NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade

NH Collection Lisboa Liberdade is a 4-star hotel which rests between high-end shops and some of the capital’s best restaurants. From the rooftop pool, you can appreciate the scenic views over Lisbon and the Tagus River. Guests have said: “Hidden gem in a heart of Lisboa! Excellent Hotel! Beautiful views from balconies and especially from the open lounge/bar on the roof! Great food!”, “Everything about this experience was outstanding. The rooms were great and the staff incredibly helpful. Breakfast was fantastic.” Book fast before all the rooms are snapped up.

Price: €943 for 4 nights in Lisbon  Location: Avenida da Liberdade 180 B, Santo Antonio

4. Memmo Alfama – Design Hotels 

The quaint Memmo Alfama is located in a refurbished, late 19th-century building, right in the centre of the old town. From the luscious red rooftop swimming pool, overlooking the Tagus River, you will surely enjoy your Lisbon summer getaway.

Price: €1.302 for four nights in June Location: Travessa das Merceeiras 27, Santa Maria Maior

5. Jupiter Lisboa Hotel

Guests have raved about the wonderful staff, the high-quality food, the amazing location and the fabulous swimming pool. If you are looking for a hotel in the centre of Lisbon, the Jupiter Lisboa Hotel might just be “the one”. This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Lisbon, halfway between Saldanha and Campo Pequeno and is only a 3-minute walk from the nearest metro station. The hotel offers an adult and children’s outdoor swimming pool and has plenty of sun loungers for you to relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the city.

Price: 950 Euros for 4 nights in June Location:  Avenida da Republica, 46, Avenidas Novas


Looking for something different?

Top 10: Best Boutique Hotels in Lisbon

Are you looking for a chic and stylish luxury hotel where to stay on your next Lisbon holidays? Look no further. Here is a curated list of the most charming boutique hotels in Lisbon.

1. Lx Boutique Hotel

Guests say:The rooms were spacious and clean and I loved the decor of the hotel. The location is also amazing – it’s right down the block from Time Out Market which is foodie heaven. I also enjoyed the complementary pastel de nata in the evening.” 

2.Heritage Avenida da Liberdade

Guests say“Such a relaxing stay! Staff were all friendly and helpful. Room was lovely. Great choice of breakfast food. Tea, coffee, muscatel and port available all day for free! Good location within walking distance of city centre attractions. Not cheap but definitely worth it.”

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3.Memmo Princípe Real

Guests say:“A gem of a hotel in a great district of Lisbon. Excellent design and the view over the city stunning. All the staff were excellent, friendly and very attentive also recommending and booking some lovely restaurants for us… Ate dinner at the hotel which good. Breakfast was great with a wide choice of lovely fresh fruit, pastries, cheese, meats etc as well as cooked options. The room was superb – a wonderful surprise as had been given an upgrade at no extra cost to a premier room which was really spacious overlooking the city with French windows in the bedroom and sitting area as well as the bathroom! Can’t wait to return ….”

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4.Palacete Chafariz D’El Rey

Guests say: “The staff were amazing! Helpful every minute. Breakfast was superb! Beautiful remodelled historical home. Lots of restaurants just steps away. Excellent showers and rooms. Comfortable beds.” Rhonda USA USA

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5. AlmaLusa Baixa/Chiado

Guests say: “This was by far one of the best boutique hotels I have ever stayed in. The staff especially Bernardo and Luisa was fantastic! They were so attentive, professional, accommodating and helpful that they made our experience in Lisbon amazing. They set up a bunch of activities for us which certainly made our trip. The hotel bed was the most comfortable hotel bed I have ever stayed in-overall BEST!!!!” Jennifer 🇺🇸 USA

6. As Janelas Verdes

Guests say: “Beautifully clean everywhere. Very hard working helpful staff. Reception always more than helpful. Breakfast fantastic, particularly the fresh fruit salad every day. Good size rooms with everything that we needed. Good size bathroom too and immaculately clean. Well stocked honesty bars. Great view from the library. I really couldn’t find fault. Thank you AJV.” Philip 🇫🇷 France


7. Corpo Santo Lisbon Historical Hotel

Guests say: “If I could give six stars out of five I would. The little extras such as pastries, pancakes and popcorn in the lobby various times was a nice touch. And the free walking tour was the highlight of our short stay.” Adrian  United Kingdom  United Kingdom

8. Solar do Castelo

Guests say: Solar do Castelo is located within the walls of Lisbon’s historic castle. It is mostly an old building constructed on the site of the castle’s original kitchen. Our room very comfortable, clean with a view to the inner walls of the castle. The welcome bottle of champagne was much appreciated. The breakfast area was a nice place to relax with a nice view of the courtyard where peacocks and peahens pose. The smorgasbord breakfast included juice, cereal, fresh fruits, yoghurts, cold meats, cheeses as well as bacon, eggs and sausages. A great start to each day! All of the staff were friendly and helpful. It is only a short walk to Alfama, Graca and Baixa areas. Solar do Castelo Hotel is an excellent accommodation that is both stylish and relaxing.” Colin 🇦🇺 Australia

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9. Valverde Hotel

Guests say: “The location is fantastic, the staff couldn’t do enough to help, and were very courteous, the restaurant staff were very attentive, the breakfast was very good.” Marie 🇦🇺 Australia

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10. Torel Palace

Guests say:Everything was very good. Very helpful stuff, good location and beautiful view of the city. Good quality bath products and comfortable bed. I loved their restaurant – really advise it to try. The “Cave” restaurant has a degustation menu, which is 60 Euro per person and it was really an incredible experience:)” Leyla 🇮🇹 Italy

You won’t believe how cheap these 5-star hotels are in the Algarve

With a mild and sunny climate all year round, the Algarve is one of Portuguese’s favourite beach destinations. But that’s not all you’ll find this region. As described by Lonely Planet: “The alluring coast of the Algarve receives much exposure for its breathtaking cliffs, golden beaches, scalloped bays and sandy islands. But ‘sun, surf and sand’ is far from the end of the Algarve story; there’s no shortage of other attractions – activities, beach bars (and discos), castles (both sand and real), diving, entertainment, fun…” So hurry and book your next summer holiday, I’ve selected the best and cheapest top 5-star hotels where you can stay in the Algarve in the first week of June.

1. Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa for €825

Macdonald Hotel Algarve

If you book right now you will still be able to get the patio suite which includes a separate bedroom with a king-sized bed and a big living room, two bathrooms and a terrace with splendid sea and mountain views.



The Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa has four different restaurants with options ranging from the typical petiscos (Portuguese tapas) to a pizzeria and even a fine-dining restaurant specialised in fish and wine. If you prefer you can also sit and enjoy one of the two pool bars or relax with a more exotic drink at their cocktail bar.  The hotel has a gym and a spa and there are activities which they can arrange for you, like jeep safaris, bird watching trips, boat cave trips, dolphin watching and horse riding. If you have children there’s also a kids club. The best part of it all? You can book it now for €836, a week for two in June.

Price for 1st week of June: €825 | £729 | $1025

Location: Monchique

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2 – Penina Hotel & Golf Hotel for €1,030


This 5-star resort is in Portimão, one of my favourite cities in the Algarve. It still keeps the Portuguese essence of the Algarve with its typical cafes and restaurants, with our strip filled with cotton candy and popcorn sellers, the henna stalls, the caricaturists. But then, there’s also the Irish pubs, the international cuisine, the boat tours.



If you want to enjoy this eclectic city mix of old and new, you should stay in the Penina Hotel and Golf Resort.  There are 3 golf courses on the grounds of the hotel, a swimming pool, a spa, a kids club, 5 restaurants with Portuguese, Italian and international cuisine, 4 bars serving cocktails from where you can relax and admire the amazing sea views. This hotel is 5 minutes away from Alvor beach.

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Prices for 1st week of June: €1,030 | £899| $1,265

Location: Portimão

3. Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort & Hotel  Spa for €1,109


You can stay in a room, a suite or an apartment at this 5-star hotel in Albufeira. At the Grande Real Santa Eulália Resort & Hotel Spa, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re planning to go on a family holiday or a couples holiday.



There are 4 restaurants on location with an array of different cuisines. There’s also 4 outdoor swimming pools plus 3 for children, 3 swimming pool bars, a Spa and a kids club with music, games and entertainment for children of all ages. In the summer there’s also a disco called Le Club where some of the world’s best DJs come to play.

Price for 1st week of June: € 1109 | £968 | $1,362

Location: Albufeira

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4. Ria Park Hotel & Spa for €1,272




It’s between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo, the uber fashionable area of the Algarve, that you’ll find the Ria Park Hotel & Spa. This hotel has its own private beach, Praia Garrão. The hotel has a lagoon-style swimming pool, a restaurant serving Portuguese contemporary cuisine with chef Gerhard Poz at the helm. There’s a health club, a spa, a life-sized football court and two tennis courts in the hotel. If you love gold, the famous Vale do Lobo, Quinta do Lago and Oceanico golf courses are very close to the hotel.

Prices for 1st week of June: €1,272 | £1,111| $1,562

Location: Vale do Lobo, 20 minutes from Faro’s Airport

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5. Pousada Palácio de Estói – Small Luxury Hotels of the World for €700

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And finally, this beautiful amazing hotel located in Estói, a village far from the hustle and bustle of Algarve’s main towns.



This hotel used to be a XIX century palace and you can still find the luxury of other times in the architecture, the paintings and antique furniture. If you book it now you will be able to get a balcony with a view.

Prices for 5 days in June: €700 | £611 | $860

Location: Estói

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