This place was amazing. Old style charm and elegance without the run down look of most older hotels. The staff was quick and attentive. Check in was more like an interview (sitting at a desk rather than standing at a counter). The rooms may be one of the nicest I've stayed in and I travel a lot. It was a good size, clean and elegant. The Bar was also quite elegant and nice. We did not try the restaurant. The hotel is centrally located but about a 10 minute walk to the water which was fine. It's a nice walk but there are hills (it is Portugal). It is also right next to the train station and subway. We asked the concierge for a dinner reservation and he steered us away from the recommended place in the quide book. Said it was great but very touristy (of course). Sent us to another place that had a line out the door and was full of locals. It was very good (sorry, don't remember the name) and we had reservations so were seated immediately.
- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Porto Palacio Das Cardosas Hotel Porto
- Intercontinental Porto Palacio Das Cardosas Hotel
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, IHG, Orbitz, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda, HotelTravel.com, Otel, Hotels.com and Venere so you can book your InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.