Situated in Trás-os-Montes, in the Alto Tâmega and Barroso region in Portugal, Boticas Hotel Art & Spa is a personalized, historical, 4-star hotel, waiting to welcome guests from all over the world. What makes this hotel unique is its complete dedication to contemporary art, specifically the work of painter, architect, and philosopher, Nadir Afonso.
The paintings, tapestries, photo galleries, and books of the great master of contemporary Portuguese painting of the twentieth century decorate the hotel and invite guests to breathe in his incredible works.
Combining modern, contemporary facilities and a bold exterior, which was created by architect, Artur Afonso, Boticas Hotel Art & Spa are the laudable recipients of a Luxury Lifestyle Awards for Best Luxury Architecture Design Hotel in Northern Portugal, 2022.
The hotel was opened in July 2014, and today boasts luxurious, comfortable rooms, activities, and experiences to suit a range of guests. The hotel is situated next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Center and is placed in a space marked by unparalleled natural beauty. What makes this hotel stand out from its competitors is its privileged connection to the Arts Center.
The hotel has many experiences available to guests including the Spa & Health Club, where guests can enjoy the Jacuzzi, steam room, Turkish bath, indoor pool, gym, and outdoor with panoramic views. There is a bar – ‘Bar-vinoteca’, which offers a range of drinks and cocktails and snack boards.
‘The Abstrato Restaurant’ morphs together sophistication and barrosan tradition and presents guests with varied regional products of excellent quality, accompanied by a sophisticated service. The gastonomers of this fine restaurant are Chef Justa Nobre and the resident chef David Nobre, who offer guests “the best flavors of Barroso”.
A ‘Barrosinho picnic’ can be created for guests who do not want to break the pace of their nature walk and is prepared with unique regional tastings. All you have to do is choose the cool shade of a chestnut, the edge of a stream, or a viewpoint.
Boticas Hotel Art & Spa also hosts various events and celebrations, such as weddings, conferences, and meetings. They provide a multipurpose hall and an auditorium with a capacity of 110 seats, within the Arts Center.
The hotel provides a vast array of vouchers in the form of experiences, which guests can indulge in and enjoy.
Amongst these are a romantic dinner for 2, which includes colorful flavors you’ll never forget; 5 o’clock tea; a Vichy shower, which is a 40-minute treatment that combines manual massage techniques with hot water jets over the entire body; ‘Experience Two’, which is 80-minutes long and is based on a two-part ritual that includes a foot exfoliation and a relaxing massage with heated sweet almond oil and ‘The Ritual of Comfort’, which includes a massage and foot reflexology.
It consists of the stimulation of reflex points through specific pressure points in the feet, preventing injuries and relaxing internal organs. It also includes a full-body relaxation massage. Vouchers are able to be tailored, with guests having the option of buying vouchers valued at €50, €100, or €150.
Boticas Hotel Art & Spa is very close to the city of Chaves, where guests can experience the historical center. The Peneda-Gerês National Park is 34 km away and the border with neighboring Spain is only 31 km away. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, in Porto, is a 90-minute drive from Boticas Hotel. Even closer, there is also the 7Km Carvalhelhos Park and 17Km Vidago Golf Course. The beauty of the landscape and the delicious cuisine of this region are sure to allow you to forget the rush and busyness of everyday life.
Visit this premier hotel’s website for more information at https://www.boticashotel.com/en/