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InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas
Ranked #1 of 106 Hotels in Porto
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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95 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Excellent hotel”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Stayed here for 1 night in August and couldn't be happier. Just about everything was perfect - location, architecture, interiors, ambiance; valet, reception, concierge, check-out; room, bed, bathroom.... You name it, it was amazing! The guys at the bar downstairs know their job very well and the drinks selection is very decent (the prices are quire high though even for a 5* property, but of course that's not in their hands). Breakfast is a nice affair with attentive service and quite good coffee. Porto is lovely by itself and Intercon's central location allows you to discover the city on feet. I only wish we had more time to stay... One day, maybe...

Room Tip: The upgrade to the plaza facing suite is a must-have treat. it's not very noisy at night and the...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 20 August 2014

This was a gorgeous hotel in a great location on the main square in Porto. We had a wonderful view from our balcony of the entire square. Breakfast was wonderful. My main complaint would have to be the lighting in the room. The bathroom was so dark that it was actually difficult to see myself in the mirror to put on makeup. The light switches in the entrance to our room were hard to figure out and one night I had to wake my husband from a deep sleep to try to figure out how to turn the light off under my nightstand. I had to call housekeeping because they had hung our wet towels over our robes and had not replaced them when they cleaned the room. They were quick to respond.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 22 August 2014
Dear Mr loisjoy,

We would like to thank you for posting your feedback about your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.
I'm delighted to see you have enjoyed your Executive room facing the Aliados Av. and you find our Breakfast wonderful.
I will forward your comment to our Maintenaince Department to improve the lights situation reported and please do accept our appologies for the housekeeping situation, I'm happy to see it was solved quickly.

We hope to have a chance to welcome you back in a near future.

Kind Regards.
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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Obviously, you expect an InterContinental to be "tops" and this one is no exception. Conveniently located just around the corner from the Sao Bento subway station. I cannot comment on the "value" since I was using my one free night per year benefit from my IHG credit card. The concierges were extremely helpful with any questions. Rooms were unbelieveable!

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Mr/Mrs DGAT1989 ,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us on TripAdvisor during your visit to Porto.
I'm delighted to see you had a memorable stay and to consider our Hotel one of the "Top" InterContinental Hotels.
Would like to thank your loyalty to the Brand and for using your IHG Rewards Club points at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.
Our team will be happy with your kind words and are looking forward to welcome you back.

Kind Regards,
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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

This is really a nice hotel, like most of the inter continental hotels. Actually, it is one of the few chain hotels in Porto. Very good service, very classy rooms and a helpful service. is waiting for you. Strongly recommended...

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review, 21 August 2014
Dear Mr/Mrs anilimo,

Thank you for you kind words about your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, all our Team will be delighted to read them.
I would like to thank you for recommending our Hotel and we are looking forward to welcome you back in a near future.

Kind Regards,
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Maastricht
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Having spent some time in northern Portugal I decided to treat myself to a one night stay at the InterContinental Porto to catch an early flight home from Porto airport.

It is simply a wonderful hotel. The rooms are exquisitely decorated and no expense has been spared. My room was luxurious and spacious. Make sure that you have the very reasonably priced lunch menu at the hotel restaurant - fantastic and authentic Portuguese food in a very grand atmosphere. This hotel is excellent in every respect.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

This hotel is situated close to all of the historical attractions in Porto, but is somehow not noisy. The rooms are spacious, clean and somewhat luxurious. Our bathroom had both a shower and a tub, and all of the extras were there (good hair dryer, nice TV, toiletries, bath robes, etc.). The service we got from front desk and the concierge was fantastic! We asked many questions, and they always responded politely and professionally.

The only negative is that we found the restaurant to be expensive and not very tasty, but besides that, I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

We chose this property for its central location (across the street from Sao Bento train station) as we were checking in late from our train ride from Santiago de Compostela/Vigo, Spain. The hotel's staff was outstanding! Extremely courteous, helpful and most professional. In our opinion this is a 5 star hotel. The amenities are excellent and within walking distance to all major tourist sights. The Hop On Hop Off bus tours start at the Plaça da Liberdade just outside the hotel's door! In the future, when in Porto, my wife and I will not consider staying anywhere else! Enjoy beautiful Porto!!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#1 Spa Hotel in Porto
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Business 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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