Torel 1884: A New Oasis Paradise in Oporto

In the heart of the city of Oporto, Portugal, just a few blocks from Avenida dos Aliados and the riverfront area of Ribeira, sits the new Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments. The preservation of the structure was essential in keeping the space’s original beauty. This boutique hotel and residential building is characterized by its large round-top windows, glorious high ceilings, and a stunning central staircase.


Inside Torel 1884


Entryway at Torel 1884
Entryway
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Common area at Torel 1884
Common Area
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

Torel 1884 is the latest from the Portuguese hospitality brand Torel Boutiques. Currently the brand has the Torel Palace Lisbon, Torel Cliff Surf & Golf Óbidos and Torel Avantgarde (in Oporto as well).

Honesty Bar at Torel 1884
Honesty Bar at the 2nd Floor
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

The architect was Miguel Nogueira and the interior design was by the Portuguese firm, Nano Design. The theme of this hotel is Portugal’s maritime explorations and exotic discoveries. Such as materials and animals that Portuguese people have brought to their country.

Themed Spaces

This oasis palace is composed of 12 rooms and suites. Each floor honors a different country. The ground floor is Africa, the first-floor honors the Americas and an elegant Asian theme takes over the second floor.

Exotic Birds Suite at Torel 1884
Americas-themed “Exotic birds” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

Each room has an individual name to reflect the country that inspires its experience and flavors. Green, brown, ocean blue, terracotta, and beige are the colors that you will see the most. The spaces are adorned with textures, linen, cotton, bamboo, raffia, cane, ceramics, porcelain, and contemporary artworks.

Exotic Birds Suite at Torel 1884
Americas-themed “Exotic birds” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Porcelain Suite at Torel 1884
Asia-themed “Porcelain” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Porcelain Suite at Torel 1884
Asia-themed “Porcelain” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Suleiman Suite at Torel 1884
Africa-themed “Solomon” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Suleiman Suite at Torel 1884
Africa-themed “Solomon” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

Art & Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship and traditional art are all over the hotel. Portuguese talent is on full display in the artwork of Jorge Curval and João Pedro Rodrigues. Rodrigue’s installation resides in the entrance and is based on Luís Camões poem “Os Lusíadas”.

torel 1884 entryway with artwork by joao pedro rodrigues
Entryway featuring artwork by Joao Pedro Rodrigues
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Coffee Suite at Torel 1884
Americas-themed “Coffee” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Tea Suite at Torel 1884
Asia-themed “Tea” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Tea Suite at Torel 1884
Asia-themed “Tea” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

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Tobacco Suite at Torel 1884
Americas-themed “Tobacco” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Tobacco Suite at Torel 1884
Americas-themed “Tobacco” Suite
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine

In addition to these amazing spaces, you can enjoy some delicious Portuguese wine and a delectable menu of snacks at the Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine. And of course, you can also enjoy the architecture and design reminiscent of the African Jungle.

Bartolomeu wine bistro at Torel 1884.
Bartolomeu Bistro & Wine
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz
Bartolomeu wine bistro at Torel 1884.
Bartolomeu Bistro & Bistro
Photo by ©Luís Ferraz

This trip around the world at Torel 1884 will certainly take you on a memorable and amazing experience! For more information, please click here.

Words by Rita Archer

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