n this list you’ll find some of the best locations all over the country for your next team retreat, whether you want to be close to the hustle and bustle of the city, the quiet of the countryside, the beach or the mountains. These carefully selected options include meeting and event rooms, as well as top quality amenities, several food and drink opportunities and the best of any hotel stay — oversized pillows and buffet breakfasts.
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel
Inspira Santa Marta Hotel is an eco-friendly, four-star hotel in the heart of Lisbon. In 2018, it was considered the best Luxury Eco/Green Hotel by the World Luxury Awards, for its bet on an environmentally conscious hotel experience that features, among other things, a reduced use of plastic and paper and a vegan-friendly restaurant. The hotel is ideal for a team retreat in the Portuguese capital, with its five meeting rooms with a capacity for 110 people, three smaller rooms with up to 25 seats and a movie theatre-like auditorium. Meeting packages can be arranged that include all materials needed for work, plus lunch and coffee breaks. In their spare time, your team can relax in the spa or cozy up by the fireplace at the bar.
Grande Hotel do Porto
With its prime location in one of Porto’s main streets, this hotel promises to deliver a great stay in Portugal’s second biggest city. Its three meeting rooms offer different possibilities for your team events. The first one can fit up to 8 people, which can be used for smaller team brainstorming sessions. The second meeting room can host up to 30 people and the third has a capacity for up to 100 people. All corporate events can be complemented with banqueting service at the hotel’s restaurant. Other hotel facilities include a fitness room, a massage room, a bar and a rooftop terrace.
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova
If you’re looking for an escape from the city, the Alentejo region in Portugal might just be the perfect place, more specifically this rural hotel. Set in a typical Alentejo estate, Herdade da Malhadinha Nova offers top quality indoor space, as well as beautiful outdoor areas that include a vineyard. Activities include, obviously, wine tastings, but also cooking classes, horseback riding and more. The hotel offers a conference room, with a capacity for 30 people. Packages include audiovisual material and a coffee break.
Vila Baleira Thalassa
Portuguese island living includes great beaches, a passion fruit bubbly drink and the country’s most fashionable bread: bolo do caco. You and your team can enjoy all this at Vila Baleira Thalassa, in Porto Santo. With direct access to the beach, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a spa specialized in thalassotherapy, this hotel is perfect to treat your team to a relaxing getaway. Although the hotel itself doesn’t have meeting rooms, it has a partnership with the Porto Santo Congress Centre that can host up to 400 people. Special event packages are available that include accommodation, meals, multimedia equipment and transport to and from the congress centre.
Cascais Miragem Hotel
This luxury beachfront hotel is ideal if you want to be just a step away from the beach, but close enough to Lisbon. Cascais Miragem offers five-star amenities such as spacious rooms with views of Cascais, the hotel gardens or the ocean; a water lounge complete with a main swimming pool, a family pool, a whirlpool circuit with air and water jets, a salt lake and an ice fountain; and a gym run by premium fitness chain Holmes Place Health Club. Even the corporate experience here is luxurious. The hotel has a conference centre and 19 meeting rooms, as well as a meeting planner onsite and planning assistance for group outings, activities and team building.
Located in Portugal’s Western Region, the Evolutee Hotel is the perfect setting for your next team retreat. Just a few minutes from the beach and the quaint Óbidos village, the boutique hotel’s rooms offer beautiful views all around. Bonus points for the interior design with the signature of superstar designer Philip Starck’s brand yoo. The hotel’s conference centre offers a multifunctional space with 6 different rooms with a capacity of up to 420 people. Meeting packages include special activities such as bike rides, surf lessons, paddle boarding, among many others. Your team will also have access to all amenities like the spa and various restaurants and bars.
M´AR de AR Muralhas
If your team members are History fans, they will love this hotel as it is set in the heart of Évora’s historic centre, classified as a World Heritage by UNESCO. As if that wasn’t enough, this four-star hotel boasts impressive interiors as well as a relaxing outdoor swimming pool. Its meeting spaces are spread around a patio, which means all rooms have natural lighting. The moveable screens make the spaces adaptable to your team’s needs, with a total capacity of up to 250 people. Outside team meetings and company business, the hotel offers a range of activities such as visits to wineries in the region, cooking classes, peddy-papers, flight baptisms, and more.
The Albatroz Hotel
This boutique hotel with a privileged location in the centre of Cascais will most likely have your team not wanting to leave. It comprises of different historical buildings, whose architectural trace was preserved in the hotel and its rooms that are each uniquely styled and decorated. Everywhere you look you’ll be able to see the ocean. There is a swimming pool with a sea view and a sunbathing terrace and a panoramic bar overlooking the Bay of Cascais. For meeting and team retreats the hotel offers 8 rooms with a capacity of up to 100 people. The five-star amenities will make it difficult for anyone to want to work, but don’t worry — even the meeting rooms offer beautiful views.
We would recommend the MH Peniche for any team retreat, but even more if your team members are surfing fans. This modern hotel is located in the heart of Peniche, with great surfing spots all around it. Those who don’t surf need not worry — the hotel offers a spa, a gym, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, sauna and jacuzzi. For events and meetings, you’ll find eight venues that can be adjusted to accommodate your team’s needs. All rooms are equipped with audiovisual technology and high speed internet, and there is a full catering service available. The hotel also has an extensive outdoor area that is ideal for team building activities.
Hotel da Montanha
If you’re more the mountain type, look no further. This hotel’s name translates literally into Mountain Hotel and is set in a perfect natural scenario, right in the centre of Portugal. A stay at Hotel da Montanha is intended to be a relaxing experience, making the most of its surroundings. Guests can enjoy the spa or the heated indoor pool, try the local cuisine in the restaurant, or engage in one of the many outdoor activities available, all the while basking in the amazing mountain views all around the hotel. For meetings and events, there is a smaller room with a capacity of up to 70 people and a bigger one for 300 people. The hotel offers all materials needed for meetings, as well as table service or special menus, according to your team’s preferences.