we liked this palace classy and charming it was my first stay at what they called "pousada". it was a mix between old and new, and knowing what i know now, after two other pousadas in the south. this one by far was my favorite. the wifi worked in the room which was great. the other two didn't have wifi in the rooms. which is for another review. needless to say lesser one. smiling
our room was huge, great tub overlooking a balcony heavenly bedding for sure!! the bath robes thick and comfy.classy touches throughout the room.
the lobby is full of drama of old times. the ceiling art work of 13th century were amazing!!!
the dinner was top style! the breakfast i must admit was pure class. with great options and lovely display of fresh food option, fruit, baked goods, tiny yogurt cups and fresh juices.
the pool and the view from the pool ... oh the view was breath taking!!
i will recommend this place and the city of Porto as a must stop if you are in Lisbon 200 miles away !
and i forgot to say the staff spoken english~ in portugal is not a given~ smiling
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the most unique and vibrant city of Portugal, discover the palace of the eighteenth century that, for a few days, will be your haven. Pestana Palácio do Freixo belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience, wrapped in classic luxury and filled with contemporary comfort. Located on the river that gives life to the best wine in the world, Pestana Palácio do Freixo rises serene, between French-style gardens and granite stonework, in a contrasting and balanced dialogue that welcomes you with care and attention. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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