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Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel

5.0 of 5 Estrada Nacional 108 | 4300 Campanha - Porto, Porto 4300-316, Portugal
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, British Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

We spent Christmas Eve (our anniversary) and Christmas Day at this hotel. What an experience! Check-in was quick and we were given a quick tour of the palace before taken to our room. This is definitely a 5 star hotel. Breakfast was excellent with lots of choices. However, I could not say the same for the Christmas Eve dinner (set... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights on our honeymoon and felt like royalty. What a grand setting and a small taste of what it must of been like in its hay day. Beautiful dining rooms with big windows overlooking the river Douro. The bedrooms where modern, well appointed and spacious with amazing views of the river and... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011

The Palacio do Freixo is a big bucket of Wows by a number of factors. Let’s start with entering. You’ll be greeted by the friendliest and most professional employees (our greeter was named Joao) as they hand you a glass of port. Next you’ll be shown through the “castle” part of the hotel: where the reception, meeting rooms and restaurant... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We spent a lovely five days at this splendid hotel. The main hotel building is outstanding - elegant, beautiful and a blast of the past. The service was very good/excellent with all the staff friendly and helpful. The bedrooms in a separate building are well appointed. We loved our third floor river room.The pools are very clean and welcoming. We... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

Romance, history, elegance at an amazing price! The end of a three day Pousada tour ended in the newly opened Palacio do Frexio in Porto. This beautiful hotel will transport you to another time, allow you to relax in luxury and is a great base for exploring the port houses in Gaia. Highly recommended as are all the Pousadas in... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Before our trip to Lisboa we passed by 2 nights in Porto. Porto is a great city for a weekend trip. Comparing to Lisbon, we prefered the Lisbon area, since you are quite fast through all sightseeing points in Porto, but we liked the river area and all the very nice portwine cellars. I would recommend to rent a car... More 

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Australia
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2011

The Palacio is a fantastic experience in a great city. Its location out of town means you need a car, or use taxis which turn up in about 5 minutes and quickly take you the 4 km to town. The hotel has the best of both worlds in terms of classic Portuguese style and modern sophistication. The restaurant, bars and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Just returned from a lovely short break in Porto. There is lots to see and do in the city. The hotel is beautiful, with wonderful renovations in the main building. Pool and outside areas also very nice & indoor pool is a good size. Staff attentive, friendly & helpful. Our room, a superior one, was on the corner and had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011 via mobile

This hotel is about 3K outside the main Porto area with no visual appeal from the rear of the hotel so make sure you book a superior room with river view. The lounges, bar and restaurant are in a former palace, with the guest bedrooms, indoor pool, spa and gym in the adjoining former mill. Shame the accommodation wasn't in... More 

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MartaCruz, E-commerce Management at Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to post such a descriptive and helpful review to anyone considering to visit Porto. We have carefully read your opinions on the Pousada and appreciate the nice comments on the Pousada and on the staff performance. Your feedback on the pool towel rationing has been taken into consideration and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

We chose the Palacio because of excellent reviews on Tripadvisor, and certainly our first impression was that we had made the right choice. However we soon realised that it is more of a conference hotel than a holiday hotel. The superior room with a great view of the Douro was quite small and had no special character to associate it... More 

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Dear Guest, We are very sorry that your stay at Pousada do Porto hasn’t met your expectation and we truly apologize for that. All the feedback of our guests is taken into consideration and we thank you for informing us of your opinion on the lack of ambiance. We believe the Pousada is indeed a modern hotel but with historical... More 

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Address: Estrada Nacional 108 | 4300 Campanha - Porto, Porto 4300-316, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Palacio Do Freixo Hotel Porto
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Porto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#2 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#5 Business Hotel in Porto

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