The easiest decision we had to make…

Civilisation begins with soap, apparently.  We would say that civilisation begins with Claus Porto.

Arguably one of the most beautiful soap collections in the world, the Claus Porto stable has long held a special place in our heart.  A friend discovered them years ago when she brought back a couple of cakes of Banho from the Algarve.  Frankly, it was lust at first sight.  Deliciously hand wrapped in that distinctive art deco paper, just the hint of citrus scent mixed with woody undertones – we were hooked.  Over the years we must have spent an absolute fortune; not just on every size, shape and scent of soap but hand wash and hand cream, gift boxes for friends (and for us – let’s be honest!) and more recently the gorgeous collection of candles and diffusers.

So choosing Claus Porto for the bathroom amenities at The Lumiares was probably the easiest decision we had to make.  Seriously.  A no brainer.  The added bonus being of course that they are 100% Portuguese; hand-crafted in Porto using traditional methods and natural and local ingredients.  We hope you love them as much as we do.  The gift sets, hand creams and candles are available at The Lumiares at the entrance to the spa (near reception) or you can take a closer look on their website



    1. Thank you! And we can’t wait to have you to stay – let us know what you think afterwards x

  1. Why don’t I know about these soaps, they look gorgeous, I’m desperate to smell them!
    Can’t wait to come and see you.. but it will be August. Xxxx

    1. They ARE gorgeous! And they have a brand new shop down the road from us – I’ll show you when you’re over! x

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