Breakfasts and dinners are included in the holiday price. You will enjoy a buffet breakfast at the hotel with a variety of cold and hot dishes to choose from.
Dinners will mostly be taken in local restaurants but sometimes dinner will be taken in the hotel’s restaurant. Wine and soft drinks are included at all evening dinners. The local restaurants we choose are usually smaller and family run, serving traditional Portuguese food and used by locals. Eating in local restaurants allow us to enjoy an authentic experience and sometimes lively atmosphere in a traditional Portuguese restaurant along with local diners and the Portuguese hospitality. Portuguese dishes are usually created using locally sourced fresh ingredients, and usually consist of soup, meat or fish, vegetables and potatoes. Portugal is famous for its seafood and fresh fish and usually it is caught, cooked and eaten the same day!
Vegetarian options are available if we are advised in advance so please contact our Sales & Reservations department. However please be aware that Portuguese food mostly consists of meat and fish. We do make suggestions on what ingredients to consider to produce a well-balanced and tasty meat and fish free meal, however vegetarian and vegan options can sometimes lack protein and carbohydrates. You can, however, guarantee that ingredients will be fresh and locally sourced.
The hotel is selected for its close location to the main town centre and local restaurants so on some evenings you will be able to walk to local restaurants, on others transport may be provided. During the quieter winter months, many local restaurants close for the season. Therefore, we may eat in the hotel more and we may eat in the same restaurant more than once as availability of open restaurants could be limited.
Lunches are not included and can be taken as picnics or in local cafes.
During the festive holiday dates, enjoy a festive buffet dinner at the hotel on Christmas Eve. Christmas Eve is usually celebrated more than Christmas Day, when families eat and gather around the Christmas tree. On Christmas Day we enjoy a delicious three course festive meal at the hotel.
If you decide to extend your stay in Porto by 2 nights at the end of the holiday, then dinners are not included during your extended stay in Porto. The hotel has a restaurant serving Portuguese and Mediterranean dishes. Porto has a number of wonderful restaurants serving international cuisine and both traditional and modern Portuguese dishes so we recommend exploring local restaurants for dinner.