Boticas Hotel Art & Spa – History, Art and Luxury
Located in Trás-os-Montes, in the region of Alto Tâmega and Barroso in Portugal, Boticas Hotel Art & Spa is a personalized and historic 4-star hotel, waiting to welcome guests from all over the world. What makes this hotel unique is its total dedication to contemporary art, especially 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 20th century decorate the hotel and invite guests to breathe in his incredible works.
Combining modern and contemporary fixtures and a bold exterior, 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 opened in July 2014 and today offers luxurious and comfortable accommodations, activities and experiences to suit a wide range of guests. The hotel is located next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Center and is placed in an area marked by unparalleled natural beauty. What sets this hotel apart from its competitors is its privileged connection to the Center des Arts.
The hotel offers many experiences for its guests, including the Spa and Health Club, where guests can enjoy the Jacuzzi, Hammam, Turkish Bath, indoor pool, gym and outdoor area with panoramic view. There is a bar – ‘Bar-vinoteca’, which offers a range of drinks and cocktails and snack boards.
‘The Abstrato Restaurant’ combines refinement and Barrosan tradition and offers its guests varied regional products of excellent quality, accompanied by sophisticated service. The gourmets of this refined restaurant are Chief Justa Nobre and the chief resident David Nobrewhich offer customers “the best flavors of Barroso”.
A “Barrosinho Picnic” can be created for guests who don’t want to interrupt the pace of their nature walk and is prepared with unique regional tastings. Just choose the cool shade of a chestnut tree, 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 room and an auditorium with a capacity of 110 seats, within the Center des Arts.
The hotel offers a wide range of vouchers in the form of experiences, which guests can experience and enjoy.
Among these, a romantic dinner for 2, which includes colorful flavors you will never forget; 5 o’clock tea; a Vichy shower, which is a 40-minute treatment that combines manual massage techniques with hot water jets all over the body; ‘Experience Two’, which lasts 80 minutes and is based on a two-part ritual which includes a foot exfoliation and a relaxing massage with heated sweet almond oil and ‘The Ritual of Comfort’, which includes a massage and plantar reflexology.
It consists of the stimulation of reflex points through specific pressure points in the feet, preventing injuries and relaxing the internal organs. It also includes a full body relaxation massage. Vouchers can be personalized, with customers having the option of purchasing vouchers worth €50, €100 or €150.
Boticas Hotel Art & Spa is very close to the town of Chaves, where you can discover the historic center. 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 Hotel Boticas. Even closer, there is also the Carvalhelhos park at 7 km and the Vidago golf course at 17 km. The beauty of the landscape and the delicious cuisine of this region will allow you to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Visit the website of this premier hotel for more information athttps://www.boticashotel.com