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"Rich in history – young at heart: Award-winning exotic Palace in the heart of Porto dedicated to explorers who seek more than just a room key."

Need to know

    • 12 Rooms and Suites in the palace and 11 apartments located in a traditional building in the parallel street 200 meters away

    • The antique palace is a former bank and has been carefully transformed into an exotic and elegant space in one of the oldest and most sophisticated streets of Porto.

    •  Check-out time: Until 12 o’clock (free late check-out upon availability)

    • Open all the year – but closed at the moment due to COVID19

We love

  • The stunning skylight (“Claraboia”), a typical feature of traditional Porto townhouses.
  • The original vault which was transformed into a wine cellar.
  • The room keys that are copies of the original keys of the palace – huge and heavy.
  • The “library under the stars” on the top floor with its Honesty Bar to pour a drink whilst embarking on a literary journey.

Top Secret

The palace used to be a bank, and most of the original features were preserved – including the original vault that has been transformed into a wine cellar. You can enjoy a private and romantic dinner for two inside.


Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments is part of the Torel Boutiques group, a collection of four prestigious hotels in Portugal. The three partners – Joao Pedro Tavares, Barbara Ott and Ingrid Koeck – come from different paths of life, and met in Lisbon. They enjoy creating unique places with a character, breathing new life into impressive buildings with tailored and hand-made Portuguese art and interior design. Known for distinctive narrative-hotel creations, we dedicate our imagination to the modern and curious traveller who seeks more than a room key – an exclusive lodging with a twist. This spirit has made Torel Boutiques a brand in Portugal and beyond.

The Review


In Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments, we invite you on an exotic journey through Africa, Asia and South America in the very heart of Porto. Our concept is based on the voyages of the Portuguese explorers, the lands they reached and the exotic materials they found. The three floors are divided thematically into these three continents, and each room, Suite and Apartment is designed individually, carrying names such as pepper or porcelain, sugarcane or silk, tea or tobacco. Relax in our open bathtubs in your room or get carried away while reading one of our thousands of books in our “library under the stars” (exclusively for clients). Start your day with your favourite dishes in our personalized breakfast. Our wine bistro Bartolomeu, named after the Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias, evokes the ambience of an African jungle. Here you can taste some of the best wines Portugal has to offer and enjoy them with typical Portuguese dishes and our homemade ice creams. Embark on your own safari trip and breathe in the spirit of vintage travel through authentic materials, natural colours and exotic plants. Located in one of the most iconic streets in the very heart of Porto, you step out of Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments and find yourself in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city, only a few steps away from the UNESCO World Heritage of Ribeira, the port wine houses and much more to discover. The city is yours!


Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments

  • Address: Rua Mouzinho da Silveira 228, 4050-417 Porto
  • Travel info: If you arrive at Francisco Sá Carneiro airport in Porto (OPO), the quickest way to get to our hotel is taking a taxi. It will take around 20 min. Another amazing way to arrive is by train. The long-distance trains will arrive at Campanha station. We sugge

Key Features

  • Airport Transfer

  • 24 Hour Services

  • Bar

  • Restaurant