The Yeatman, Oporto, Portugal
The Yeatman is located in the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia next to the ancient ‘lodges’ where Port houses have aged their wines for over three centuries.
Many of the oldest Port firms were founded by British merchant families and are owned by their successors to this day. The Yeatmans, who entered the Port trade in 1838, were among the most distinguished and enterprising of the Port families. Their descendants maintain this tradition as owners of three of the most famous Port companies.
In the mid-1990’s the family opened the first world class hotel in the Douro Valley, a Relais & Châteaux property which helped establish this beautiful region as a destination for luxury wine tourism.
In 2006 the opportunity arose for another high profile project, a landmark luxury hotel in a stunning location overlooking the historic centre of Oporto. Named The Yeatman, in celebration of the family’s historic link with the city, it draws on its owners’ expertise in both fine wine production and luxury hotel management to become one of the world’s leading wine hotels. Opened since August 2010, it became Oporto’s address of choice, the hotel which defines the city.
Location and Transfers
The Yeatman is located in the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia in Oporto, approximately 20 minutes from Francisco Sá Carneiro (Oporto) Airport by car.
The eighty-two magnificent guest rooms and suites are among The Yeatman’s most impressive features. Each room opens onto a large private balcony enjoying a dramatic and unobstructed view across the River Douro to the historic centre of Oporto, Portugal.
Executive Rooms – luxuriously and elegantly appointed and decorated in an understated, classic style. All are fully equipped and offer a private balcony and panoramic view of Oporto and the Douro river
Superior Rooms – luxuriously and elegantly appointed and decorated in an understated, classic style. All are fully equipped and offer a private terrace and panoramic view of Oporto and the Douro river. They all offer lavish comfort and a wide range of facilities with stunning city views from a large, private terrace
Suites – it’s the luxury hotel suite you won’t want to leave. All interiors are decorated in an understated classic style providing an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication and individuality. All of the hotel suites feature large terraces with panoramic views of Porto and the River Douro
006 Taylor’s – spacious and airy, with carpeted floors, a separate living room area, dressing area, private terrace, King size double bed and connects with Superior Room 005. Master Suite 006 has approximately 60m² of room area, a furnished terrace area of approximately 20m² and a bathroom area of approximately 12m²
007 ADF Suite – incredibly spacious and airy, with carpeted floors, a separate living room area, private dressing room area, covered terrace and undoubtedly, its most spectacular feature, a stunning barrel bed
008 Taylors – The Wine Partner associated with Master Suite 008 is Taylor’s, the renowned 300 year old Port producer and the room has been decorated to include many features and artifacts from the Taylor’s brand and vineyards. Decoration includes both red and white painted walls and matching furnishings
The Bacchus Suite – named after the Roman god of wine, The Bacchus suite is the jewel in The Yeatman’s crown, with its spacious, open plan design providing the most exclusive and private accommodation in the hotel
The Yeatman aims to be the destination of choice, not only for the wine lover but, also for the gourmand and epicure. In the classic comfort of The Yeatman restaurant, guests experience inspired cuisine with the accent on fresh local produce and the imaginative pairing of food and wine. The Restaurant at The Yeatman is the only restaurant in Oporto to carry a Michelin Star which was awarded in November 2011.
The pool lounge provides a relaxed contemporary ambience in which to enjoy a healthy light meal or gourmet snack while taking in the spectacular panorama of the city. Light dishes and sandwiches are also served in Dick’s Bar with its wide choice of cocktails, wines and Ports.
A number of private dining options are available. A romantic al fresco meal can be served on a guest’s own private terrace. An exclusive private dining room evoking the atmosphere of a wine cellar provides a memorable setting for an intimate dinner or reception.
Smoking is not allowed in the public areas of the hotel with the exception of The Study, a comfortable and relaxing environment fitted with state-of-the-art ventilation where guests may smoke while browsing through a collection of books on subjects such as wine and local history
Facilities and Activities
Indoor panoramic infinity pool
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Golf – the Porto and the North of Portugal has numerous well known golf courses, presenting different levels of difficulty