Virginia Woolf


{United Kingdom, January 25, 1882 – United Kingdom, March 28, 1941}


Discover our Suite Royal Virginia Woolf...


In our 5-star Torel Avantgarde, an award-winning hotel in the centre of Porto, we pay tribute to Virginia Woolf with the best category of our luxury hotel: the Suite Royal.

The Suite Royal Virginia Woolf has a bathtub overlooking the Douro River and a twin bed. This surprising setting is completed with a fireplace and a balcony with a view.


The Suite's decor is based on the various houses where the writer lived, with wood and green as the most representative elements.


*An extraordinary room category in the most artistic hotel in Porto.

  • 49m2;
  • Twin bed;
  • Bathtub overlooking the Douro river;
  • Fireplace;
  • Occupancy: up to three people;
  • Offer of Nespresso coffee and water throughout the stay.


See our other rooms in the Suite Royal category: Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo Galilei and Hedy Lamarr.

Meet the artist Virginia Woolf...


Adeline Virginia Stephen was an English writer and editor of the 19th and 20th centuries.

She became known with the publication of "Mrs. Dalloway" (1925), a novel, in which the writer criticizes the patriarchal relationship of English society at the time and the difficulty of women to conquer their space in the face of almost no access to education and oppression suffered by men.


Main artworks:

  • Mrs. Dalloway;
  • A room of one´s own;
  • To the lighthouse;
  • Orlando: a biography;
  • The waves;
  • Kew Gardens;
  • The picture of Jacob.


Style: Interior and Poetic Monologue.


'The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.' - Virginia Woolf