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.