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Torel Avantgarde

Award-winning Avantgarde.

Torel Avantgarde is an Award-winning five-star art boutique hotel in the centre of Porto. Inspired by the Avantgarde years, the design of the hotel is reminiscent of the elegance of the 1930s/40s, while at the same time celebrating contemporary portuguese art, design and craftsmanship. Each of our 47 rooms and suites is dedicated to an avantgarde artist and designed individually.

Enjoy the stunning view over the river Douro, sip a cocktail in our quirky “Avant-Garden”, or relax with one of our signature treatments in our "Balsamea"-Spa. Finish your day with contemporary portuguese cuisine and a large selection of wines in our elegant restaurant and bar “Digby”. Located just a few steps from the city center, our cutting-edge hotel with its innovative spirit is the perfect playground for the trendy and curious traveler who looks for cool elegance.

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The Torel Avantgarde is a new five star boutique hotel in Porto. The concept of Avantgarde is based on the building, which dates back to the New-State period, ie the 1940s. Like avant-garde artists, we set out to create something completely new, with the goal of establishing a place where art is not only a complement, but the focus of attention in every way.

The result is the Torel Avantgarde, where you can get carried away by the art and experience all its aspects. It is a space to live art, touch art, and feel the heart and passion of the artist.

Be part of the art.


The Torel Avantgarde is a place where Art is lived in full, stimulating all the senses. We want you to look, feel and breathe art in the various spaces of the hotel: at the reception, in the flower room, at the Digby restaurant, at the Balsamea spa and, of course, in all our rooms.

We have sought inspiration from avantgarde artists of exception, from the world of plastic arts, literature, science, music, architecture and design, such as Francis Bacon, Charles & Ray, Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, Nina Simone and Alberto Giacometti. The 47 rooms have a tailor-made décor, based on the imagination of each artist and imparting their unique spirit and vision.

To fulfill this ambition, we turned to renowned Portuguese artists, artisans and interior designers. We celebrate Portugal, highlighting national knowledge and talent. Together, we have created something bigger than ourselves: a vibrant place that highlights the creativity and ingenuity of the great names of Art and Design.

We worked with four Portuguese artists - all from Porto - to create this exciting space: Jorge Curval, Frederico Draw, Daniel Eime and Paulo Neves. Their art is an integral part of the hotel - from the outside space to the reception, the restaurant and the rooms. In addition, the Torel Avantgarde presents the works of Portuguese artists through exhibitions.

Interior designer Isabel Sá Nogueira was responsible for the decoration project of this boutique hotel. She was in charge of the common areas, where the designer brought together the best of Portugal, combining art and modern design with some provocative notes. The collective Nano Design - from Porto - was responsible for the decoration of the 47 individual rooms.

The result is Torel Avantgarde, where you can fully immerse yourself into art, absorbing it in all its expressions. It is a space to live art, to touch art, and to feel the heart and passion of the artist.

Welcome to Torel Avantgarde and embark on a journey of art!

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