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A testament to opulence and sophistication, a sanctuary for oenophiles and luxury enthusiasts alike—the esteemed Yeatman Hotel. Perched majestically atop the heights, this luxurious establishment offers a panoramic view that encapsulates the very essence of Porto and its cherished river, the Douro. With deliberate precision, this haven was meticulously positioned to afford each of its 109 rooms an exquisite panorama of the city. The breathtaking scenery encompasses the bustling city of Porto, the flowing river, and the quaint Ribeira district, creating a serene and captivating backdrop for an indulgent stay.
From the moment one steps into the Yeatman, grandeur greets you at the entrance. The majestic reception area, adorned with classic and artistic décor, provides a glimpse of the mesmerizing view from the ninth floor. Here, one can witness the vibrant Ribeira do Porto, the iconic rabelos ferrying travelers along the river, and even catch sight of locals seeking alms by plunging into the river from the bridge. The exterior pool winks invitingly from a distance, amidst immaculately landscaped gardens that transport visitors to a bygone era.
What sets this hotel apart is its unique vino-centric identity. An homage to the English Yeatman family, pioneers in the world of Porto wine in 1838, this establishment collaborates with vineyards across the country, offering an individualized experience in each room. From the Tapada de Coelheiros to the Monte da Ravasqueira, each room is curated in collaboration with these esteemed wine estates, respecting their aesthetics while showcasing their vinous heritage.
The accommodation options cater to diverse preferences, ranging from the lavish Bacchus, Presidential, and The Artist suites to the executive, superior, and superior deluxe rooms. The culinary experience is an absolute delight, overseen by the two-Michelin-starred chef, Ricardo Costa, with additional offerings at The Orangerie and The Dick’s Bar & Bistro. For those seeking exclusivity, private gastronomic experiences are arranged, including the option to send wine cases to other continents after a visit to the hotel’s wine shop.
However, the epitome of indulgence lies on the seventh floor—the vino-centric spa. Redefining luxury, this haven boasts a rejuvenating experience in its newly revamped iteration. From traditional Turkish baths and saunas to sensory showers with various mood-enhancing options, the spa’s allure extends to infrared rooms, ideal for recovery and allergies, culminating in a large indoor pool akin to a jacuzzi. Here, hours melt into pure bliss, disconnecting guests from the world, enveloping them in a vacation state of mind. The spa’s holistic and sustainable approach offers tailored well-being packages and signature massages using new partnerships with brands like Ilá, Natura Bissé, and Vinoble Cosmetics. The Wine Experience treatment, utilizing Vinoble Cosmetics, epitomizes a fusion of personalized massage techniques amidst a serene ambiance, respecting nature and the wine essence embedded within.
Beyond relaxation, the Yeatman ensures an enriching cultural experience with informative displays highlighting wine varietals and an array of exhibits, including the Tate Modern’s “The Dynamic Eye, Beyond Optical and Kinetic Art” at the Atkinson Museum. Visitors can also relish the delicacies at Mira Mira, a fine dining restaurant, offering a panoramic view of the illustrious WOW (World of Wine). The Yeatman epitomizes a convergence of luxurious hospitality, cultural finesse, and vinous enchantment, encapsulating a world of indulgence and sensory delight in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia. As the Yeatman stands tall, it beckons lovers and adventurers, inviting them to savor the finest luxuries intertwined with the rich tapestry of Porto’s heritage and the revered Portuguese wine culture.
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