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Looking for boutique hotels, luxury hotels, hotels with spas? You'll find them all on this unique website - and all are hotels that stand out from the crowd. What makes them special is what makes them different: each has a past that's unique, a present that's packed with character, and an appeal that's every bit as individual as you are. That's why it's our pleasure to present these distinctive hotels.

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PAST & PRESENT: A Remarkable Portuguese Property

Part palace, part flour mill, this is now somewhere really special where you can stay!



Known locally as the Freixo Palace, and featured on our website as the Pousada do Porto, this most unexpected pairing encapsulates what Hotels That Were Not is all about: individual properties with unique histories and authentic character.

Who would have imagined staying in a palace? Or finding a hotel bedroom in a former flour factory? And who would dream of them sitting side-by-side? Or joining forces, and opening as a pousada?

Portugal’s Historic Pousadas are truly treasures - restored castles, fortresses, monasteries, in some of the most beautiful regions of the country that now offer luxury accommodation. They are architecturally awe-inspiring, rich in character and heaving with atmosphere. Furnishings, fabrics, features and artefacts from the past abound in these heritage buildings, and you will feel that you’ve stepped through the pages of time when you enter them.

However, don’t anticipate discomfort! They offer full hotel facilities; all rooms have en-suite bathrooms; breakfast is included when you book a stay, and there is always a restaurant, serving local dishes as well as international cuisine.

For all this, and a taste of the real Portugal, you couldn't make a better choice.

Wouldn’t you rather stay somewhere really special?

Featured Hotels...

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One part of this hotel was originally a palace, built in the 18th Century; the other part was originally a flour mill.
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City/Country
This hotel was originally the Graça Convent, founded by a king, for Augustinian nuns, and built in the 16th Century.
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