The Yeatman is located in the historic heart of Vila Nova de Gaia next to the ancient ‘lodges’ where Port houses have aged their wines for over three centuries. Many of the oldest Port firms were founded by British merchant families and are owned by their successors to this day. The Yeatmans, who entered the Port trade in 1838, were among the most distinguished and enterprising of the Port families. Their descendants maintain this tradition as owners of three of the most famous Port companies. In 2006 the opportunity arose for another high profile project, a landmark luxury hotel in a stunning location overlooking the historic centre of Oporto. Named The Yeatman, in celebration of the family’s historic link with the city, it draws on its owners’ expertise in both fine wine production and luxury hotel management to become one of the world’s leading wine hotels. Opened since August 2010, it became Porto’s address of choice.
Built amidst the Port wine lodges, The Yeatman nestles on a hill, overlooking Porto and is set within 7 acres of land, with a 5* Relais & Chateaux hotel, with a two Michelin starred restaurant, a Spa and large indoor pool, 109 rooms & Suites and one of the most spectacular views over the Unesco World Heritage city and the Douro River. For 2 years, the group has opened the WOW Porto (World of Wine Porto) imagined by a visionary entrepreneur and collector, Mr Adrian Bridge: six museums, 9 restaurants, bars and cafés, … over thirty five thousand square meters, thus launching the new cultural district and Porto tourist. “The aim is to strengthen the cultural offer of the city of Porto, giving even more reasons to visit the city. The 6 museums ( The Wine Experience, Planet Cork, The Chocolate Story, Porto Region Across The Ages, The Bridge Collection and Porto Fashion & Fabric Museum ) promote the region’s potential in the areas in which it specializes: wine and cork and the textile industry.
… »There is a tremendous amount of know-how that needs to be shown and showcased, »… says Adrian Bridge, ceo of WOW Porto.
Superior Deluxe Room 719 Joao Portugal Ramos Wines, the name of this room corresponds to one of the 109 partner winegrowers, spacious, enjoying a spectacular panoramic views over the River Douro to the historic city of Porto from a spacious, furnished private terrace. Traditional, whitewashed louvered shutters can be opened to give each bathroom a stunning view of the city. Rooms are individually decorated, discreetly themed with artifacts and pictures by a well-known Portuguese wine producer, giving an overview of some elements from their vineyard or about their wines.
The indoor heated pool with a large outdoor terrace
Global Winner at the 2020 World Luxury Spa Awards in the category ‘Luxury City Hotel Spa’, the Caudalie Vinothérapie Spa at The Yeatman is an oasis of pure serenity and wellbeing. Its tranquil setting, refers to of wine, includes ten therapy rooms where to relax and enjoy Caudalie’s unique Vinothérapie care and treatment programmes, including barrel bath immersions and other signature body and facial treatments. Based on natural ingredients drawn from the vineyard environment and valued for their anti-oxidant properties and contribution to beauty, wellness and vitality. Caudalie’s latest Vinothérapie Spa is in harmony with The Yeatman’s vocation as a leading wine hotel where the culture and pleasures of the vine can be enjoyed in all their aspects. Within the spa area The Yeatman offers a choice of wellbeing and relaxation facilities including a Roman bath, hammam, shower experience and sauna as well as a relaxation area enjoying stunning panoramic views. These have direct access to The Yeatman’s indoor panoramic infinity pool. A restful haven set in The Yeatman’s extensive grounds and enjoying spectacular views.
entrance by the lower level; relaxing room in the well-being area where to have a tea, as you savour the inspirational views over Porto; Barrel bath, this relaxing experience takes place in a signature barrel bath treatment room enjoying spectacular views over the Douro River. Immerse yourself in bubbling water enriched with a unique conditioning grape extract.
Named in tribute to Dick Yeatman, a famous and much loved personality of the Port wine trade, the bar evokes the distinguished and welcoming ambience of a private club. Dick’s Bar & Bistro offers a wide choice of the finest wood aged and Vintage Ports. Dick’s Bar & Bistro serves snacks and light dishes, as well as a varied selection of chosen wines by the glass.
Dinner at The Yeatman Gastronomic Restaurant**
Marisquiera 2021 & craft beer: delicious homemade beer; cuttlefish 2021 curry, spicy, Hollandaise sauce: to take with your finger, it’s a wow in the mouth, the texture, the sweetness delights the taste buds and the palate, the Hollandaise sauce is divine ! Barbecue chicken, sandwich & spicy chili & tomato salad: flavors and tastes, scented ice sheet, … great work; white Açores wine: Ilha d.o. Pico Terroir Vulcanicanico Verdelho d.o. Pico 2018 (Pico has a summit of 2,351m above sea level: Mount Pico, and vineyards sheltered by boulders).
Tuna, yoghurt, foie gras with a fennel cocktail: magnificent play of textures counterbalanced by the touch of acidity of the fennel juice; Turbot, variety of Onions & spring leaves: nice dressage, perfect cooking. white wine Villa Oliveira Casa da Passarella 2016
Crayfish, rice, corn, bivalve: perfect cooking, product freshness, tasty dish with these delicious bivalve ; Suckling pig, potato, lettuce, suckling pig sauce: tasty pig meat, just cooking, soothing and comforting dish; the homemade bread arrived on table with the extra virgin olive oil Quinta de Vargellas from Taylor’s famous Port Estate; white wine Quinta do Monte d’Oiro reserva 2014
Aged beef, spring roll, sour cream, spices: magnificent product, tasty aged beef, the ‘fast food style’ box is daring and modern, red wine Ravasqueira Premium 2014; »Ovos Moles » Gaia style & Chocolate Tripe & honey: Amazing dessert, chocolate tripe with its divine texture, softness, generosity and smoothness, it’s a treat, well done ! wine Barao de Vilar Colheita white Port / Porto 2019
The extraordinary panorama over the Douro River and the historic center of Porto are landscapes that soothe and relax, which make The Yeatman Gastronomic restaurant, 2 stars in the 2017 Michelin Guide, one of the most beautiful restaurants in Portugal. The culinary experience is inspiring and meets the expected standards. Chef Ricardo Costa, offers imaginative cuisine in which the traditional flavors of Portugal are interpreted and presented with a contemporary twist. It highlights the wide range of fish and other products of Portugal as well as its diversity of regional specialties. Listing a complete choice of Portuguese wines, as well as a wide selection of other great vineyards from around the world, the gourmet restaurant emphasizes food and wine pairings, allowing the discovery of a multitude of assorted and contrasting flavors to the during a journey through the diverse and varied wine regions of Portugal.
The award-winning, luxury wine hotel, The Yeatman, in Porto, celebrated its first ten years, in December 2020 ! There are many ingredients that have contributed to the unique qualities of The Yeatman. The passion for Portuguese wine, starred gastronomy and its intimate relationship with the city of Porto, the second largest city in Portugal, make it a unique place and destination ! « We are celebrating our 10th anniversary, but we carry with us our history and experience gained since 1838 when the Yeatman family established themselves in port wine » explains Adrian Bridge, CEO of The Yeatman. « Wine give us timeless qualities and experience that help us unite the past with the present day. »
The Yeatman Hotel Restaurant & Spa
5* Relais & Chateaux
Rua do Choupelo
4400-088 Vila Nova de Gaia
Tel.: +351 22 013 3100