This hotel forms part of the historic facade of buildings that face onto the large main square/ avenue of the city. It's in a central location with 2 metro stations within easy walking distance as well as the main train station, several restaurants, etc.
The room was spacious and and bathroom too, with a walk-in shower and a separate bath. We didn't really use the restaurant, although we did have a light breakfast on the terrace, which given the hotel and location, was very reasonably priced. Bar staff were accommodating.
We took advantage of the concierge for advice at the hotel more than any other place we have stayed, but they were happy to help.
If this hotel had a swimming pool it would be right up there. In its absence the small gym had to do. We did use those facilities to extend our stay beyond the extended checkout because it was a late evening flight.
In summary, I would say the friendliest staff of all the major hotels we have visited.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Porto Palacio Das Cardosas Hotel Porto