Boticas Hotel Art & Spa: A Fusion of Modern Architecture, Contemporary Art, and Wellness & Beauty Facility

Boticas Hotel Art & Spa welcomes guests worldwide with its dedication to contemporary art. The luxury, four-star hotel stands out by proudly featuring the works of painter, architect, and philosopher Nadir Afonso, the great master of contemporary Portuguese art of the 20th century. 

An impressive selection of Afonso’s paintings, tapestries, photo galleries, and books decorate the hotel’s interiors. The bold exterior, created by architect Artur Afonso, also makes a solid statement to arriving visitors. 

This charming hotel is set next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Center and has a unique and privileged connection to the center, offering art lovers the chance to indulge their passion. Guests can choose from 42 tastefully decorated rooms and two suites with views over the surrounding gardens and the attractive town of Boticas. 

The Spa & Health Club offers a jacuzzi, steam room, Turkish bath, indoor pool, and a gym with fabulous panoramic views. The hotel can provide a wide selection of vouchers in the form of indulgent experiences. The Vichy shower treatment is 40 minutes that combines manual massage techniques with hot water jets over the entire body. ‘Experience Two’ is 80 minutes based on a two-part ritual that includes foot exfoliation and a relaxing massage with heated sweet almond oil. ‘The Ritual of Comfort’ experience consists of a full-body massage with a massage and foot reflexology that stimulates the reflex points through specific pressure points in the feet. 

Boticas Hotel Art & Spa also hosts various events and celebrations like weddings, conferences, and meetings. These can be organized in their multipurpose hall and auditorium that can host a capacity of 110 seats within the Arts Centre.

Food lovers can sample the delectable flavors of the Barroso region at ‘The Abstrato Restaurant.’ The restaurant offers a traditional barrosan experience with dishes using a wide range of local, seasonal products created under the expert eye of renowned Chef Justa Nobre and resident chef David Nobre. 

A ‘Barrosinho picnic’ can be organized for guests who want to eat al fresco while enjoying the natural surroundings. They can choose from ideal picnic spots, like under the shade of a chestnut tree, on the edge of a stream, or on top of a panoramic viewpoint. There is also the ‘Bar-vinoteca’ which is a bar that offers a range of refreshments, including cocktails and snacks. Guests can also treat themselves to a special romantic dinner for two or a five o’clock tea.

Boticas Hotel Art & Spa provides the perfect base to explore the area’s many attractions. It is near the city of Chaves with its historical center and thermal baths. A 34km drive away is the Peneda-Gerês National Park, and the Spanish border is only 31km away. Even closer, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the landscape at Carvalhelhos Park, just 7km away, and for golfers, the Vidago Golf Course is 17km from the hotel.

The expert reviewers at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards were highly impressed with the facilities and services offered by Boticas Hotel Art & Spa and the beautiful natural surroundings. They also highly rated the hotel’s close connection with contemporary art and the local gallery, offering unique opportunities for art lovers. That is why Boticas Hotel Art & Spa received recognition as a winner in the category of Best Luxury Architecture Design Hotel in Northern Portugal for 2022.

Find out more about Boticas Hotel Art & Spa by visiting its website here