The Portuguese love pets, with more than 50% of households owning one. If you’re worried you’ll miss your dog too much on your next trip to Portugal, bring them along! From public parks and beaches, your pet will be free to roam around and explore the Portuguese landscapes. After booking your flight to Portugal and making sure your pet is ready to fly, where will you stay? Luckily, Portugal has a variety of pet-friendly hotels. We have selected our favorite hotels in Lisbon, Porto, the Algarve, the Alentejo, as well Madeira and the Azores.
Pet-friendly Hotels in Lisbon
Near the Lisbon Zoo Metro Station, Corinthia Lisbon is a 5-star hotel that offers stylish rooms with private bathrooms and free luxurious toiletries. The hotel features the Soul Garden Restaurant, where many go to enjoy meals and drinks outdoors. Corinthia Lisbon also features a large spa with swimming pools, a gym, and hot tubs. On the 24th floor, you can find the Sky Lounge a bar that features a panoramic view of the city.
Altis Avenida Hotel
A 5-minute walk from Chiado and Liberdade Avenue, this 5-star hotel is located in a historical building with retro-style rooms, some with views of Lisbon. The hotel offers luxurious services such as laundry, dry cleaning, and a car rental service. The Rossio Gastrobar has dishes curated by Chef Joao Rodrigues and a buffet breakfast is served on the 7th floor of the building, offering a 360 view of the city.
Home Lisbon Hostel
For a more affordable option, Home Lisbon Hostel features 4 dorm rooms with air conditioning and a shared bathroom. The communal kitchen has a large dining area and equipped kitchen where guests can cook meals, as well as a library and a living area to relax. Home Lisbon Hostel is only 400 meters from the iconic Rossio and 7 km from the airport.
Pet-friendly Hotels in Porto
Mercure Porto is a 4-star hotel near Aliados Avenue that has a large outdoor swimming pool, a gym, and a bar. Each room has air-conditioner, a safety deposit box, a private bathroom, and a flat-screen TV. The hotel also offers a lovely continental breakfast.
A 5-star hotel, Pestana Porto is less than a 5-minute walk from Aliados Avenue. Each room is decorated elegantly with modern furnishing, featuring a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV. The hotel has a restaurant that serves a buffet breakfast every morning and Portuguese meals.
Rosa Et Al Townhouse
Close to Clerigos Tower, Rosa Et Al Townhouse offers large suites with views of the garden and city with a vintage feel. The townhouse has a library, an outdoor dining area, and even dry cleaning services. A gourmet restaurant is located on-site, serving meals made from organic products from the property. You can also rent a car or bicycle at the concierge.
Pet-friendly Accommodation in the Algarve
Vila Monte Farm House
Located near Olhao, Vila Monte Farm House is a member of the Design Hotels Group that features a garden and 2 heated outdoor swimming pools. This place is divided into 4 buildings among an organ grove. Each room has a colorful decor and a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, a coffee machine, and a private bathroom. Farm House’s restaurant offers meals made from fresh produce from local markets, featuring a sharing concept.
Pet-friendly Accommodation in the Alentejo
Casa da Horta
Casa da Horta, a gorgeous holiday home, is located in Alcacer do Sal and features an outdoor swimming pool and a terrace area with views of the lake. Each home has 2 bedrooms, a private bathroom, as well as a fully equipped kitchen, a fireplace, and a living room area.
Pet-friendly Accommodation in Madeira
Pestana Churchill Bay
Pestana Churchill Bay is a 4-star hotel with a terrace that provides a panoramic view of the Camara de Lobos. Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, air conditioning, and some even have a balcony with views of the city. Pestana has an on-site restaurant that serves regional dishes, as well as vegan options.
Pet-friendly Accommodation in the Azores
Quinta do Falcao
Located on the island of Santa Maria, Quinta do Falcao is an 8-hectare farm with townhouses in Almagreira that has everything you need for a luxurious stay. The farm has sea views from the garden which guests can enjoy. Every unit comes with a kitchen equipped with a dishwasher and a private bathroom, as well as a patio.
If you’re worried about flying with your pet, take a look at our detailed guide on traveling with pets. From required documents to whether your dog can travel in the cabin with you, we don’t leave any questions unanswered.