Torel Avantgarde

Porto, Douro
+351 930 537839
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Foodies, shoppers and culture-seekers will be happy exploring the city. Return to crisply modern, arty bedrooms, a spa, restaurant and pool


47 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

A great spot for this natty place, an easy walk to the centre of town or a nearby leafy park and with superb views over Porto and the river Douro. Each bedroom is uniquely themed and named after a famous avant-garde mover and shaker; some are larger than others but all have sleek lines, good lighting, top quality linen, brand new mattresses and of course a link to each eponymous celebrity from the world of art, literature or science. Bathrooms are gleaming with marble and mirrors – some have that view; towels are thick. You can lounge on the terraces, cool off in the pool, visit their own spa and eat in their own restaurant Digby (both open to members of the public too) where Portuguese food is served with aplomb. Don’t forget to make the most of Porto: towers, churches, museums and a wonderful cathedral, the cobbled streets of Ribeira with their colourful houses and lines of laundry, the buzzing bars, restaurants and shops. Hop aboard a boat to explore the Douro valley from the water, a short drive will take you to great surfing beaches and you can learn all about – and taste – delicious port.


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Breakfast included. Dinner available on request. Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from €110
20 Suites for 2
From €165
27 Doubles
From €110



We had a relaxing stay in this stylish hotel; the room was quiet and comfortable and staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. The breakfast spread was wonderful - a great start to the day!

Florence, Bristol

Delightful staff encourage you to enjoy the hotel and town. View from the terrace of the hotel’s organic garden, orange trees, poultry scratching around an old tennis court. Also a sweeping view of the River Douro and the port warehouses on the opposite bank. Comfortable as well as being very “designed”.

Susie, Wells

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Sofia Oliveira

  • Torel Avantgarde is a true Portuguese hotel, inspired by four artists from Porto, two Portuguese designers, with all furniture coming from Portugal. The themes of art and design are omnipresent, and our "Avant-Garden" quickly became our signature space.
  • "The Guardian" recommends Torel Avantgarde as the number 1 of 20 hotels to explore in 2018.
  • Torel Avantgarde is located only a five-minutes walk to the city center. Its setting between Clerigos tower and Palacio de Cristal is ideal to explore the nearby art district of Rua Miguel Bombarda with its many galleries and quirky shops.
  • Torel Avantgarde offers a stunning view over the Douro river from its terraces and rooms.
  • Our "Balsamea" Spa is designed with real moss on the walls to give a truly natural feel to your relaxation.
  • Our on-site restaurant "Digby" offers contemporary Portuguese cuisine with a twist. Inspired by the inventor of the wine bottle, Sir Kenelm Digby, it features wine bottles throughout the restaurant.