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6 Luxury Porto Hotels With Fascinating Past Lives

The Rebello, Porto. Courtesy of the hotel.

By Ann Abel

Historic hotels seem to be a dime a dozen these days, from the grand old railway and harborside hotels that have been reinvented for the 21st century to luxury accommodations in old banks and prisons (two especially popular categories, for some reason). But the hoteliers, architects, designers and other dreamers of Portugal’s second city have gotten even more creative in their reinterpretations of some of the city’s heritage sites. (This is saying something for a small city already awash with interesting small hotels.) Here are six places to stay in Porto that have stories and souls … continue reading


Ann Abel is a travel writer and editor and was a senior editor at ForbesLife. She writes for Forbes, Departures, Conde Nast Traveller, Robb Report, Afar, National Geographic Traveler, Islands, Hemispheres, Brides, Modern Bride, Well + Good NYC, and other print and online publications.”In the name of lifestyle journalism, ” she says, ” I’ve gotten a tattoo in Bora Bora, been bitten by a massage therapist, and flown small aircraft above three continents.” She lives in Lisbon.

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