100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Portugal


One of Portugal’s oldest towns and home to early Portugese royalty, Sintra contains palaces and an 8th century Moorish castle ruins. Located in the lush mountains of northern Portugal, fifteen minutes from Lisbon.

Palacio dos Seteais

Rua Barbosa du Bocage 10, Sintra, Portugal

In English, it means the Palace of the Seven Sighs. There is an ancient love story behind the name, dating back to the 12th century Arab Princess Anasir. Some rooms in this romantic hotel have sea views while others overlook the town Lord Byron called, “maybe the most beautiful village in the world”.

T: 351 21 923 3200. US$ 226.


A hilly port city and Portugal’s capital.

Palacete Chafariz Del Rei

Tv. Chafariz del Rei, 6 Lisbon, Portugal

Refurbished Belle Epoque-style aristocrats mansion overlookng the Tagus River in the 8th-century Moorish dustrict of Alfama.

T: +351 218 886 150. 6 rooms.US$ 175-

Casa Amora

Praça das Amoreiras, Lisbon, Portugal

This romantic small hotel’s architecture is typical of an early 20th petite bourgeoisie home. The guests rooms are all named after famous Libson cultural figures of that era. Renovated in 2012, it is centrally located within walking distance of museums and chic antique shops and restaurants.

T: +351 919 300 317. 5 room b&b. US$ 75-

Areias do Seixo

Praceta do Atlantico, Mexilhoeira, Povoa de Penafirme A-Dos-Cunhados

Contemporary, magical, eco-chic seaside hotel, one hour from Lisbon.



Located in the Portugal’s southernmost region, Algarve includes 150 miles of beachfront, crowded urban areas, and quaint, charming and colorful towns filled with Moorish ruins and 18th century architecture.

Fazenda Nova

Estiramantens Santo Estevao, Tavira, Portugal

Quirky, eclectic farmhouse combines modern design with rustic charm. Created by London ex-pats, this boutique romantic hotel includes Iberian gardens featuring olive, carob and almond trees.

T: +351 281 961 013. 10 rooms. US$ 280-


Two hours south of Lisbon are beautiful cork forests, rolling hills, olive farms and vineyards.

Torre de Palma Wine Hotel

Monforte 7450-250 Monforte, Alentejo

Dating back to 1338, the remains of the ancient house were restored in 2014. Ride Lusitano horses past the ruins of a Roman villa.

T: +351 245 038 890