First of all, this hotel is situated just by the river Douro with incredible views.
The way this old palace was transformed in a top-class hotel deserves an architecture prize.
The interior of a former industrial plant sitting just next to the palace was completely redesigned and rebuilt to host the guests' rooms, spa, warm swimming pool and meeting rooms.
The palace itself hosts the classic salons, restaurant and event rooms.
The outside swimming pool is of the type in which the water level is the same as the surrounding terrace. Therefore, if you swim in this pool, you will not have any visual obstacle between yourself and Nature (the river and the trees). Magic !
The snack close to the swimlming pool is a good choice for lunch.
We had dinner in the hotel. Very good.
Breakfast is one of the very best I ever had in terms of variety, quality of the products and service as well.
Prices are more than reasonable for such a magnificent place.
If you intend to visit Porto (Oporto), leave ypour car at the palace and take the free shuttle to and back from town. Reception will inform you about the timetable of available shuttles.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Palacio Do Freixo Hotel Porto