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The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in the Azores

When traveling to the Azores, you want to make sure you're taking advantage of the many aspects of these lush islands. A stay on São Miguel or Terceira will put you in the center of the attractions, with options both in the city centers and out in the natural world, along with volcanic springs, lively city squares, and bay views.

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The Best Hotels in the Algarve

Head south to the golden beaches of the Algarve at one of these seaside retreats. Whether you choose to stay in charming Tavira, along the cliffs of Carvoeiro, or at a wellness retreat just off the Ponta da Piedade, these hotels, ranging from former convents to sprawling resorts, can provide a vacation for any tastes.

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The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in Coimbra

Get in touch with Coimbra's history and famous university by staying at a hotel within its UNESCO World Heritage city center. Whether it's a cozy residence, literature-inspired guesthouse, or 18th-century palace, these options will have you sleeping in style.

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The 4 Best Boutique Hotels in the Douro Valley

Visiting the Douro Valley is all about getting up close with its famous wines. While many visitors come to the area as a day trip, if you want to linger a little longer, stay onsite at one of the wineries, which offer manor houses, cozy bed and breakfasts, and modern touches for a memorable stay — complete, of course, with river views and plenty of time in the estate cellars.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Évora

You can feel the history that overflows in Évora at every turn, especially in its lodgings. The best hotels in the city and its surroundings have impressive histories of their own, ranging from noble houses to olive oil production facilities to famous historic convents. Choose whether you want to stay in the city center or out in the Alentejo countryside and see where the story takes you.

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The Best Boutique Hotels in Lagos

The key to a stay in the city of Lagos is easy access to the sea. If you want to stay within the city, a spot along the marina will give you water views and easy walking access to shops and restaurants, or go just a bit farther along the cliffs to immerse yourself in a wellness retreat.