- Style Drama queen
- Setting Arty theatre district
Drama defines a theatre-rich patch of Porto, where Hotel Teatro shows its affiliation for the stage with bright spotlights and costume cabinets. A lavish use of black and gold along with a see-and-be-seen restaurant make it a beloved local diva.
Need to know
- Rooms 74, including seven suites.
- Rates Double rooms from $147.89 (€108), excluding tax at 6 per cent.
- More details Rates include tax and buffet breakfast.
- Facilities Gym, and free WiFi throughout. In rooms, flatscreen TV, minibar and Damana bath products. In-room spa and beauty treatments can be arranged.
- Check–out Midday, but flexible at half a day’s cost. Earliest check-in, 2pm.
Children Cots are free, but it’s not possible for extra beds to be added to rooms. Babysitting can be arranged with a day’s notice, and the restaurant has a dedicated kids’ menu.
- Also One of the Tribune rooms is accessible by lift and has an adapted bathroom for disabled guests.
In the know
- Our favourite rooms Stage a dress rehearsal on the enormous terrace of Suite 601, in the shadows of the Teatro Rivoli over the road; as well as a roll-top bath in the bedroom and his and hers sinks, there’s a costume in a cabinet, ready to inspire your performance. Or plump for an Audience Room, which have the luxury of a bedroom-based bath tub, separate shower, stately chaise longue and views of the courtyard.
- Packing tips Elegant eveningwear for theatre nights, and a Portuguese phrasebook to try and make sense of them.
- Also Guests dining at the hotel’s restaurant are treated to a sparkling aperitif, 10 per cent off the bill, and a glass of port in the bar.
Food and drink at Hotel Teatro
- Hotel restaurant Palco is named after the stage, and it looks like one, too. Dark and dramatic, with bright spotlights shining on the stars of the show: curved wooden ceilings, sleek old-school chairs and a load of theatregoers on the wall watching your dining performance (they're the wallpaper). Classic Portuguese cuisine is served, so be sure to try the codfish with cornbread or John Dory slow-cooked in champagne.
- Dress code Costume drama: opulent golds, reds and blacks.
- Top table For prime views, sit overlooking the courtyard; for somewhere shady and romantic, head for the back of the room.
- Last orders During the week, breakfast is served from 7am until 10am; at weekends, it’s 7.30am until 10.30am. Lunch is on offer from 12.30pm until 3pm, and dinner is between 7.30pm and 10.30pm.
- Room service Snacks and drinks can be brought to your room from 7am until midnight.
- Hotel bar Settle in to the stalls at Plateia, monikered in honour of theatre seats (in Portuguese), with a glass of well-picked port and some authentic Fado rhythms.