Rich in History - Young at Heart

The idea of luxury accommodation in a historic building in the heart of Porto became a reality. We open the doors of Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments to offer you 12 luxury rooms and suites in our former palace. You can also choose one of our 11 exclusive apartments, located in Rua das Flores , 200 meters away, in the most modern street in downtown Porto.

Our stunning palace dates back to 1884 and we fill it with the spirit of Portuguese explorers: travel the world, visiting Africa, America and Asia and discover a different exotic theme in every room - from spices and silk to coffee and tea, as well as china and tapestry.

Let yourself be taken into the world of Portuguese navigators as they traveled the world, discovering not only foreign lands, but also exotic spices, foods and materials. Embark on your own exotic journey and breathe the spirit of adventurers surrounded by luxurious materials, natural colors and exotic plants.

At Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine , an intimate and elegant but relaxed place, we offer the perfect environment to enjoy a good Portuguese wine, accompanied by a sample of typical Portuguese specialties.

Come and be a part of who we are - a place to dream about the past, a place to celebrate the present.


A Space Full of History

The theme of “ Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments ” is Portuguese discoveries and exotic discoveries, such as materials and animals, that explorers found and brought back from their voyages to distant lands. That's why each of our 23 rooms, suites and apartments is named after one of them, such as porcelain, tea or exotic birds. The idea was to reproduce its origin, through colors, materials and works of art. With the focus turned to expressing the roots of the discoveries, nature and the predominant colors of it, natural materials such as linen, cotton or silk and colors such as beige, green or brown play a key role in setting the scene.

In the process of revitalizing these exotic materials, we also rediscovered a traditional Portuguese handicraft technique, the so-called sirgarias. An art in danger of disappearing, we want to show this traditional technique and place it in every room, suite and apartment.

To create this world of discoveries, we worked with a wonderful team of artists and designers, all from Porto.

The design team responsible for the project was Nano Design, from Porto, with whom we already worked for our award-winning five-star art boutique hotel Torel Avantgarde. In this project, Nano Design was responsible for the design and design of the 49 rooms and suites. For Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments, Nano Design drafted the ideas and realized them using only the finest materials.

The artist Jorge Curval , who also worked with us on the Torel Avantgarde project, completed the design in the rooms and public spaces, through his interpretation of the findings.

The artist João Pedro Rodrigues was the creator of the Torel 1884 entry, depicting the material and anti-material world. Inspired by the theme of discoveries, he focused on the writings of the classic “Os Lusíadas”, by Luís de Camões, which describes the voyages of discovery of Portuguese navigators in the 15th century. He turned the idea of the muses into the Goddess of Nature, who represents the anti-material world and everything that comes with it: spirits, how we feel about the world, etc.

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