Our recent stay at this pousada left us with mixed feelings. The main building, which is a restored palace, is an interesting and elegant place. Although a little worn down in areas there is a definite charm. Getting to the building where the rooms are located next door in a converted flour factory felt like traveling through a maze because of the poor floor plan which could definitely be improved or better signed. Our actual room was a disappointment. It was located at street level so that if the curtains were open we could see any passerby – so naturally we kept the curtains drawn and since the room had dark ochre walls, it was like being in a cave. We were especially disappointed when we saw that the rooms facing the Douro River had a fabulous view and would have been much brighter. Service was non-descript, though it did seem as though staff was young and not very well trained.
- 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:
- Palacio Do Freixo Hotel Porto