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“Freixo Palace Hotel”

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Pestana Palacio do Freixo
Ranked #5 of 104 Hotels in Porto
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“Freixo Palace Hotel”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

One of the nicest hotels I have stayed in. We had a suite and it was very spacious and had a wonderful view. The main building is a true palace and we were treated like princesses! The staff was excellent, each one remember our names from the first meeting. The breakfast is excellent and even includes champagne. Easy to get a cab to the main area of Porto and very inexpensive and there is a free hotel shuttle a few times a day.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

First calss hotel in all respects - spacious rooms, very helpful staff and located just out of the hustle of Porto in a very quiet location on the Douro river.

The accommodation is in a separate building to the old italiante palace, linked by a covered walkway. It is 4 levels, so views are maximised on the upper levels - also check the orientation as there is a mix of park views, river views and hybrids. We were in room 409 - corner room looking up the Douro to porto and over the adjacent park. Large room for a standard.

Booked ahead for $A238 per night including breakfast! Serious bargain for this quality.

And finally, the room of mirrors. A splendid large public space (was a ballroom) in the palace for night drinks etc... and as a bonus they have a superb jazz duo - guitar and bass on a Saturday night from about 8 until 10pm. Worth having a drink here on a Saturday night even if you are not a guest. My perfect Saturday night would be an earlish dinner at Vinum, then back to the room of mirrors for a port and jazz.

Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Leicester
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

All I can say is one of the top hotels we have ever stayed at .
Staff,food ,location,service room size were all excellent.

Maybe some flags at the entrance of the Drive or lead to the hotel would help when trying to find the hotel as it was a little hard to find but well worth it you do.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

The Freixo Palace Hotel in Porto is part of the Pousadas de Portugal which is ran by Pestana . Most properties are housed in palaces, monasteries and other buildings of historic significance. This particular hotels is in a 1742 build palace on the banks of the Douro river. The rooms are very spacious and while they have all the modern comforts it still has the quirkiness of an older place. Bonus: finally a property of which the windows in the rooms fully open. I found the service to be excellent and the breakfast spread was outstanding. I would definitely stay there again on my next Porto trip.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The staff, the historical building - the palace, along with the service and the amenities of this Pousada is truly a unique experience. We recommend anyone to plan a stay here if visiting Porto. Our teenage son was travelling with us and the room was prepared and easily accommodated all of us. The pool/sauna area were well maintained and esthetically pleasing. The restaurant meals were excellent and the service unbelievable. The common rooms were palatial and special, as was the view of the river. The only suggestion I would make is to run the free shuttle into Porto more frequently.
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  • Stayed March 2014
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

I find it hard to think of any ways this place could be improved. Great value, the staff are outstanding, but probably he best thing is just that you feel as if you are in a palace. Oh you are (see name). 25 euro cab fare from airport. 20-30 euros for the nicest bottle of wine you can imagine. A gym with a great view over the river from a treadmill.
Ok i htought of something, after waking in my comfortable bed, I wished I had facilities to make a cup of tea. But then I went to breakfast for a splendid buffet and endless coffee. Congratulations to all in this company.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Port Perry, Canada
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Located right on the river, this facility is outstanding. The hotel is beautifully maintained and clean as a whistle. The rooms are large and very well appointed with views overlooking the Douro River.
The breakfasts are absolutely first rate and the service is second to none. The staff go above and beyond to make you feel like royalty. The Freixo truly is a palace and only 15 minutes from the airport.

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Additional Information about Pestana Palacio do Freixo

Property: Pestana Palacio do Freixo
Address: Estrada Nacional 108, 206 | Campanha, Porto 4300-316, Portugal (Formerly Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Porto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#4 Spa Hotel in Porto
#4 Business Hotel in Porto
#5 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Palacio do Freixo 5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This hotel is situated by Porto's Douro River in a restored 18th-century Baroque building. It offers grand public areas with original architecture. Rooms at Pestana Palacio do Freixo are spacious, air-conditioned and have a separate seating area. Bathrooms include luxury amenities and a hairdryer. Some rooms offer Douro River views. Guests can relax on a sun lounger next to the Palacio Do Freixo's outdoor infinity pool which overlooks the river. The restaurant Palatium serves a daily buffet breakfast cooked with fresh ingredients. Guests can order light snacks at the pool or evening cocktails at the hotel's bar. The hotel is situated 2.5 km from the Dolce Vita Shopping Area and 1 km from Campanha Train Station. Porto Airport is a 20-minute drive away. ... more   less 
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