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Pestana Palacio do Freixo
Ranked #5 of 103 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

The Freixo Palace Hotel surpassed all expectations. We were delighted to have such a large suite for our family (4 people - two adults, two children). The views were wonderful of the Douro river from our very large terrace overlooking the river and beautiful palace grounds. The staff were highly professional. They were wonderful with the kids, and made us feel very special (individual attention) from arrival to departure. Our welcome began as soon as we opened our car door. The breakfast was plentiful and delicious. Highly recommended for a stay in Porto.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Superb hotel, stunning old palace, has to be seen to be believed. Rooms are in an adjacent building and are quite modern and very comfortable. Service was impeccable,good breakfast, beautiful views from the pool and outside bar, Courtesy car to the old town. Highly recommended all round.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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chester
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44 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

I usually find something to moan about in a hotel but this place is the exception. Great service, wonderful stately reception rooms, spacious & cool bedrooms, excellent garden and pool areas overlooking the river (with a fine outdoor bar). Food was great; we had dinner there one evening and although a bit pricey compared to most Portugese places, it was worth every penny. One caveat- the Pousada is a couple of miles from the centre of Porto,so you will have to taxi or walk or get the free hotel shuttle (which ought to run more frequently - see.....I have found something to moan about.)

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sintra, Lisboa, Portugal
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117 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

Great views of the Douro river, beautiful palace, top services and equipments, high professionalism of the staff, excellent breakfast, excellent pool, undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Porto!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wantage, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Couldn't fault the welcome at the hotel; a glass of chilled white port, bags collected, concièrge attentive & accommodating, even phoning and organising a trip for us with Blue Dragon Tours! (Highly recommended)
We particularly enjoyed using the infinity pool first thing in the morning, having it all to ourselves!
Restaurants were very busy and we did have to wait for both meals. However food & service was excellent.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

The Pousada is a wonderful location to spend your time in Porto. It allows you to fully relax and also have a perfect place from where you can visit Porto and surroundings. We did our wedding here and everything was organized perfectly with fantastic customer service!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

This is for sure the best hotel in Porto!
The palace is incredibely beautiful and the staff are all super friendly and efficient.
We felt like king and queen from the moment we arrived until we had already left!
The rooms are big with extraordinary views of the castle, Porto and the Douro river.
The spa and the the outdoor pool are gorgeous.
The poolbar serves piña coladas with freshly squeezed pineaples.
The breakfast is good.
Special thanks to Paula and Oscar that made our stay even more perfect by organising every detail of our stay just SO perfect!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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