What type of hotel interior do you prefer?

03 de December, 2019

For you a hotel with a classic design and decoration means good taste, comfort and luxury? Is style an important factor when choosing or recommending hotels to friends or professionally?
Whether you always choose this style or just feel curious to try it out, we have compiled a list of 9 classic style hotels which interiors are the preferences of our team.

What is a classic interior?

As the name implies this is a type of interior inspired by bygone eras and characterized by refinement, beauty and richness of detail.
Adaptable to city environments but also of luxurious contrast with nature, it is best suited for large and upright spaces, with ceilings, baseboards and worked walls and where wood and marble are the main materials used.
The imposing furniture, dark in color and elaborate details, remains true to tradition through materials such as cherry, mahogany, palissandro or walnut.
The lighting, on the other hand, should be warm and well highlighted through flashing chandeliers, for example.
There are many objects that highlight the classic decoration: crystals, porcelain, silver, brass, chandeliers, busts, books, mirrors, ornate frames, chandeliers, floral arrangements, silk lampshades and elegant armchairs in fabrics such as silk, brocade or velvet. Curtains and rugs, sometimes even decorating the walls, must also be taken into account.
Understanding the line between refinement and excess can be the hardest when building such interiors. The functionality required for any setting in the hotel cannot be overlooked either.  

Where to find this perfect balance?
Hotel Ritz, Lisbon ->

Situated in the heart of Lisbon, this is a historic hotel that reflects the Portuguese soul and culture.
Inside we find Art Deco notes that blend in with the updated Louis XVI style or inspirations that automatically bring us back to the 1950s.
Outside, the bright tiled facades and the atriums decorated with important works of modern art by Portuguese artists make it an unforgettable place.


Hotel Avenida Palace, Lisbon
A belle epoque style hotel that over the many years of its existence has been considered as one of the best hotels in Europe for its glamor, location and service. Having been refurbished and the subject of successive transformations, including technology, its glamorous sui generis decoration and architecture continue to amaze.

Olissippo Lapa Palace, Lisbon
The highlight of this Lisbon and world reference hotel is the rooms and suites of different styles such as art deco, colonial, Algarve and neoclassical, always decorated with porcelain elements of the well-known Vista Alegre brand. With three separate wings, the latest rooms and suites have been decorated with Portuguese fabrics and furniture, all individually and distinctly decorated.

Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon

A hotel that harmoniously combines classic with contemporary style, resulting in an elegant and intimate space inspired by criteria of comfort and bohemian tradition.

Inside there are the noble materials from the Mediterranean and from the former Portuguese colonies, such as natural stones, wood, handcrafted tiles and the typical textures and colors of the city of Lisbon. An element of surprise in every space.

Tivoli Palácio de Setais, Sintra

A luxurious and romantic palace that, through its architecture, transports us to the refinement and atmosphere of the eighteenth century. Rooms furnished with rich furnishings and stunning halls with beautiful tapestries and frescoes are some of the elements that make this hotel a unique space to make any stay a memorable experience.


Hotel Quinta do Lago, Algarve 

Spacious rooms with classic, elegant and comfortable décor are the promise of this hotel that perfectly combines the classic interiors with the bucolic and relaxing exterior.


Intercontinental Porto Palácio das Cardosas, Oporto

Located in an 18th-century palace with a privileged view of Porto, this hotel is a symbol of authenticity in both its common spaces and the elegant décor of its high-ceilinged rooms.


Maison Albar Hotels Le Monumental Palace, Oporto

In this mythical 1923 building, the interior of the rooms and suites is elegantly decorated with 1930s-inspired elements.

Noble materials, graphic motifs, pastel fabrics and intimate details guarantee a warm and refined stay.


The Yetman, Vila Nova de Gaia

 Inspired by the traditions of the Douro region, rooms at this hotel are personalized with paintings and objects alluding to wine production, opening a discreet and intriguing window into the fascinating universe of Portuguese wines.

Inspired by these suggestions? Today we leave you a challenge! For you, which is the 10th classic style hotel that could also be on this list?