Hotel Mercure Porto Batalha, Porto
Tel: 351 222 043 300
Concierge.com's insider take:
This four-star, six-floor tower across from the National Theater and near the shopping district of Rua da Santa Catarina has two winning features. First, although thoroughly modern, the interior is charmingly comfortable, with French windows, rounded wood furnishings, mirrored vanities, and coffee- and burnt orange–colored fabrics that soften and lighten the 149 smallish rooms. Second, prices (under $165 in high season) are phenomenal for four-star service and in-room amenities such as Wi-Fi and dual-voltage outlets.