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InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas
Ranked #1 of 104 Hotels in Porto
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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“Excellent choice”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Spent ages searching for the best place to stay in Porto and were very pleased that we had decided on the Intercontinental. Excellent location for exploring the city. Good sized rooms with comfortable bed and excellent bathroom. Ultimate luxury of being able to have clean sheets every day. Breakfasts were fine but could have been even better.

Room Tip: We stayed at the back which was nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

The rooms where lovely and clean, the bed was comfortable, and the people were extremely helpful and friendly. It is in a great location as well.

The one issue we had was with the air-conditioning. It didn't work that well so at night we got a bit hot. Other than that, it was a great place to stay!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Mrs Holly K,

Thank you for sharing you experience on TripAdvisor.
I’m delighted to acknowledge you had such comfortable and pleasant stay at the InterContinental Porto.
Your comment related to the AC will be pass to our Manager to improve the comfort in this room, thank you for let us know.
All our team will be glad to read your kind words about them.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in a near future.

Kind Regards,
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Shanghai, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

You can walk to a lot of must-see spots from the hotel. Hotel staffs are very helpful. The rooms are big, quiet and comfortable. Breakfast was included with our room charge, it's top quality! Jorge in the bar is very nice!

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Keren C
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 8 April 2014
Dear Mr MaumauShanghai,

Thank you for choosing the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas during your visit to Porto city and for your kind words.
The InterContinetal Porto as a suburb location allowing to visit all touristic highlights in a short walking distance.
Will pass your kind comment to Jorge that will be delighted to read it.

Kind Regards,
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Holmes, New York, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Warm, friendly and most welcoming - - We arrived at the hotel and check in went smoothly. Just beautiful marble all around, glass chandeliers, winding stairway etc. Mostly, we arrived there about 7:30am and they were so gracious they let us into our room early since we had been up for 24 hours. What a room! It was a large room with a balcony with a view of the center of town to the far right. The concierge's name was Gonceco - he was most helpful and right on about directions and places to eat and visit. There were four of us (2 rooms) and we had such a wonderful experience. The bar area was lovely with a piano player. We sat there the first night after our wandering and tiring day to enjoy some port wine and music. Service was gracious and very helpful in choosing our Port.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This is by far the best five star hotel I've stayed in. First of all, I would like to thank everyone at the concierge for making our stay at the hotel be so memorable. Everyone is so genuinely friendly and helpful. They gave us some great tips on places to visit in Porto, great restaurants and bars/nightlife. The hotel bar is quite cozy and the bartender is very very friendly as well.
The rooms were beautifully furnished and the beds very comfortable. The bathroom was very spatious as well.
We enjoyed the large variety at the breakfast buffet.
Kudos again, for the fantastic service!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Geraldine B
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Mrs Geraldine B,

There are no words to describe how our Team feels reading your kind words and seeing their work recognized by making our guest’s stay a memorable experience in Porto city.

Thank you for electing our Hotel as the best five star you had stay and a big thank you for the kind words.

We are looking forward to your next stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.

Best Regards,
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MIAMI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2014

This hotel was in a great part of town!!! Easy to get from the train the station. Great staff made be feel like royalty! Rooms were great where we had a great view facing the main street. Staying in a former palace was great!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank JAI S
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Dear Mr JAI S,

Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.

I’m delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay and that our staff made you feel like royalty.

Looking forward to receive you once again in our “Palace”.

Kind Regards,
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East Chatham, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

I wouldn't normally write a review, but my husband and I enjoyed this hotel more than any other we've been to. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The rooms were gorgeous and clean. The location was perfect - and our view was stunning. Breakfast was superb! I would stay here again and recommend this hotel to anyone traveling in Porto.

Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Shari K
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Dear Mrs Shari K,

There is no enough words to thank you for the kind words and for electing us the best Hotel you have been to, we hope that you had a memorable stay at the Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas. We are very proud to acknowledge you will recommend our Hotel to anyone travel to Porto.
We are looking forward to welcome you back as soon as possible and once again thank you for the kindest review.

Best Regards,
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Property: InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas
Address: Praca Liberdade 25, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#1 Business Hotel in Porto
#1 Spa Hotel in Porto
#2 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas 5*
Number of rooms: 105
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HISTORICAL PALACE AT THE HEART OF THE CITY CENTRE. Located in the heart of the Historical Centre, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas is the result of a careful renovation of a palace dated from the end of the 18th century. The Hotel is located in Oporto’s main city square, the Praça da Liberdade,within walking distance from all the major cultural highlights,trendy shops, bars and restaurants. The Hotel comprises 105 spacious rooms and suites, the Astoria Restaurant, Cardosas Bar, meeting and banqueting rooms, as well as a Wellness Centre. ... more   less 
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