Bela Vista Hotel & Spa

A historic boutique hotel in a great location.

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Offering just 38 rooms, the hotel is comprised of three buildings, each with its own unique design. The original building ‘Casa Azul’ (Blue House), from the 19th century, has just seven Classic (photo) or Elegance double rooms and Junior Suites. The main part of the hotel, also known as the ‘Palace’, was built in 1918 and houses the reception, bar and restaurant as well as Classic or Elegance doubles and Junior Suites including four ‘Character rooms’. The building has been an hotel since 1934 and is in fact the first to open in the Algarve. It retains many of the original features, combined with elegant and contemporary accents. A wonderfully colourful and eclectic mix of styles that works really well. The newest part of the hotel, the ‘Bela Vista Jardim’ (Bela Vista garden), has 20 Classic, Elegance, Deluxe double rooms and a Suite all of which have a balcony. Views are either side seaview or full seaview.

Rooms in the Bela Vista Jardim are furnished in a contemporary, marine themed style and we recommend the ocean view rooms for their wonderful views. All rooms in this building have a balcony or terrace. Due to the historical character of the rooms in both the Blue House and the main hotel, room sizes vary and the majority do not have a balcony. Character rooms offer some wonderfully quirky and unique features. All double rooms sleep a maximum of two adults, but suites are more spacious and will allow a third bed. All rooms have satellite TV, mini-bar, coffee machine, hairdryer, 24 hour room service, bathrobes and slippers, safe and air-conditioning. Free Wi-fi is available throughout the hotel.


The Michelin star Vista restaurant serves buffet breakfast and guests on half board can enjoy an exquisite à la carte menu in the evening. On balmy evenings the sea facing terrace of the restaurant offers stunning sunsets and the cosy bar with its historical features is the perfect place to enjoy a drink before or after dinner.

The outdoor freshwater pool is heated and situated adjacent to the main hotel building surrounded by a lovely decked sunbathing terrace with free sunbeds and umbrellas. A drinks and snack service is of course provided around the pool and lounge area.

Situated in Bela Vista Jardim is the hotel’s Exclusive Spa by L’Occitane. The Spa has five treatment rooms, a Jacuzzi and sauna (charges apply) and is also open to the public. There is a small gym.

The hotel has direct access to the glorious wide sandy stretch of beach, ideal for a walk, or swim on warmer days. The new Marina of Portimão is 900 metres away and bikes can be rented to explore the surrounding area.

We will get you here from the airport by private transfer in about one hour.

Please ask us to quote for the best prices.