Douro Valley, Portugal
At a Glance
A perfect location for a luxury city break in Porto, within walking distance of the river Douro
Surrounded by the wine cellars of the major port wine houses of Porto, The Yeatman is the ideal stop for a wine buff
Michelin starred dining at the award winning Yeatman restaurant is not to be missed
The hotel boasts fantastic leisure facilities including the acclaimed spa and indoor and outdoor pools with spectacular views of the city
Family friendly hotel with connecting rooms available as well as a kids' club and babysitting
The Yeatman is named after the Yeatman family, once owners of the Taylor's port company. RJ Yeatman was the co-author of the celebrated tongue-in-cheek guide to 'all the history you can remember', '1066 and All That', and you'll find a complimentary copy in your room on arrival!James Ferguson
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Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation to The Yeatman or take a look at our itineraries to Douro Valley and Northern Portugal
Located in the heart of Porto, one of Europe's most important wine capitals and European Capital of Culture in 2001, The Yeatman is a haven for wine lovers and those wishing to spend a few days exploring this fascinating and vibrant city.
The Yeatman is situated on the south side of the river Douro, surrounded by the cellars of the most famous port wine producers of the city. Its hillside location means that all its rooms, the gardens, and the restaurant share a charming view of the historic center of the city.
The outdoor infinity pool is truly unique - in the shape of a wine bottle, it offers views of the city not only from the surface, but also from underwater portholes. Large and well tended gardens surround the property, and the hotel is also home to central Porto's only perfectly manicured croquet lawn!
The cellars of The Yeatman house one of the most comprehensive collections of Portuguese wines in the country. The hotel has established partnerships with many of Portugal's finest producers who actively participate in a program of tasting's, seminars and wine dinners. These partner wineries also sponsor individual rooms and suites, providing pictures and objects from their vineyards in different parts of the country in each guest room.
The wine theme also extends to the 'Vinothérapie' Spa with its exclusive skincare products and therapies using extracts from the vine.
All rooms at The Yeatman are exceptionally spacious and have large enclosed private terraces with stunning views of the city. The style of décor is understated and elegant. Each individually decorated room is discretely themed with intriguing artifacts and pictures contributed by a different Portuguese wine producer. The large and airy bathrooms are fitted to the highest standard and offer amenities including skincare products from the exclusive Caudalie skincare range used in the hotel's spa.
For a really special stay why not try one of the hotel's prestigious 'Master Suites'. The Taylor's Suite features a double bed housed in a huge oak barrel, and the show-stopping 'Bacchus Suite' a copper Jacuzzi, rotating bed, conservatory and huge outdoor terrace.
Be enchanted by the understated elegance offered in the Executive king or twin rooms at the luxurious Yeatman Resort. Enjoy a glass of local wine on your private terace and take in the stunning views of the surrounding Porto and Douro River.
Each room is thoughtfully decorated with artifacts from local wine producers and vineyards as well as traditional whitewashed shutters, giving you a real feel of the local culture.
When you enter this particularly spacious, classically appointed Superior room you will be greeted by the most spectacular view of Porto and the Douro river though wide doors leading out to your large, private terrace.
After a day of exploring the historical center of Porto, unwind with a glass or two of local wine in the deep soaking tub provided in the marble bathroom.
Experience true elegance in one of the stunningly appointed suites in the Yeatman. Each provide a spacious, individually decorated living area as well as a luxurious bedroom and can be extended through into an adjoining room.
As well as relaxing in the living area, you will be able to take in the full views offered from your private terrace overlooking the historical city of Porto and the river.
The Master Suites in the Yeatman offer the ultimate in luxury and space. Each comes with a separate sleeping area complete with a unique king size bed, a separate living room and an extended terrace enjoying views of the city and river.
As well as the luxurious standard to be expected in the Yeatman, suites feature large, double bathrooms and artifacts from local wine and port producers
|The Bacchus Suite||
As you walk into the most exclusive suite offered in the Yeatman, you will be greeted by double vaulted ceilings, giving an even greater sense of space in this already generously appointed abode.
Relax with a glass of Port in the private conservatory in front of the roaring fire or take in the fresh air on the spacious terrace, enjoying spectacular views of the historic city and the gentle trickling of the fountain.
After a long day of exploring the delights Porto has to offer, what could be better than unwinding in your own Jacuzzi with views out to city.
Families are welcome at The Yeatman. Private walled gardens surround the property, providing a quiet and secure environment seldom found in a city hotel. Kids can hunt in the gardens for the olive tree that’s over 1350 years old, discover where corks come from and how they are made, and sign their names on the biggest cork in the world. Children are welcome to use both pools and ride in the hot air balloon lift. The usual services and amenities designed for families and younger guests are available, such as interconnecting rooms, extra beds, cots and children's menus. Round-the-clock babysitting can be arranged with advance notice.
There is a Kids Club which is open between 10:00 and 18:00. Children aged from 3 to 16 are welcome. For the younger guests there is a child minding service. The Yeatman will provide meals for children while they are playing in the Kids Club on request.
A member of the Relais and Chateaux collection, the hotel is home to one of the finest restaurants in the city, which was awarded a Michelin star in 2011. Aiming to deliver the city's most inspiring dining experience, The Yeatman's restaurant in Oporto offers imaginative cuisine in which the traditional flavors of Portugal are interpreted and presented with contemporary flair. It showcases Portugal's huge range of fish and other fresh produce as well as its diversity of regional specialties.
Complementing The Yeatman's own wine activities, visits can be arranged to leading vineyards and estates in the Douro Valley, Minho, Dão and Bairrada wine regions, all easily accessible by road.
From the Yeatman it is a short walk down to the banks of the Douro and across into the city center. You may prefer to take a (quick and inexpensive) taxi back to avoid the uphill walk however. Activities in the city include visits to the historic center of the city and to the port cellars which surround the hotel, as well as boat trips on the Douro River. Excursions into the wine producing areas of the Douro Valley can also be organized.
Location & Directions
Douro Valley, Portugal
The Yeatman is located on the south side of the river Douro, in the area where the majot port houses have their wine cellars. The city center is within walking distance.
When to go
All year round. Spring and autumn are the most popular times to go - April-June and September-October.