The award-winning Torel 1884 palace in the heart of Porto is dedicated to explorers who seek more than just a room key. Torel 1884 offers 12 rooms and suites at the main building. Not far at the Rua das Flores, the property offers 11 more apartments for an authentic stay in the city of Porto.
To make it the best stay in Porto possible guests can enjoy self-service cocktails at the honesty bar on the top floor, as well as experience the Portuguese culinary in the Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine. A very intimate and elegant space, where it’s served typical Portuguese specialties.
The boutique hotel has an interesting history, as the stunning building was built in 1884. The palace’s grandeur – with its magnificent windows, spacious rooms, high ceilings, elegant staircase and fabulous crowning skylight – demanded a superlative theme. The one chosen was that of the cultural diversity of the faraway lands.
The concept is inspired by the exotic discoveries which Portugal’s mariners made along the sea and trading routes they followed. Many of the materials and products found in these distant lands, including pepper, porcelain, coffee and silk, continue to be a part of the Portuguese lives and culture today.
The architectural project was the work of Miguel Nogueira, a Portuguese architect. The interiors were conceived by Nano Design and features the work of the artists Jorge Curval and João Pedro Rodrigues. The remit was to enhance the architectural beauty of the building, with the theme of the cultural diversity of the voyages of discovery evident throughout. Close attention has been given to every detail, with bespoke wooden fittings, the showcasing of the traditional art of handmade tassels, and a decorative finishing which gives each room a personalized touch, while using Portuguese suppliers and artisans whenever possible.
For a luxury summer escape the Junior Deluxe Suite "Solomon" guarantees a special experience. With its private patio and a Jacuzzi nothing stands in the way of relaxation. Enjoy your stay at the Torel 1884 at the highest way of luxury.
LOCATED IN THE HEART OF PORTO
Porto offers a different variety of activities. To get to know Porto’s culture, guests can take a look at the Art galleries of Miguel Bombarda Street, explore the wine cellars of „Cais de Gaia“ or experience porto’s literature at the “Lello Library”. Not far from the hotel, the “Flores Street” and the “Santa Catarina Street” offers the best shopping opportunities. Not to be forgotten are the historical sights such as Ribeira, Jardim das Virtudes, Sé do Porto and Palácio de Cristal. The best place to take a break from the sightseeing trip is the “Serralves Garden”, the “Palácio de Cristal Gardens” or the City Park “Parque da Cidade”.