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InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas
Ranked #1 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We loved the location of this hotel, we can walk everywhere and because it's so central we can stop by to drop off shopping or take a nap. The bed was superb and the staff was great. The only thing is that it did not have a pool but other than that it's truly a five star luxury

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

My husband and I were there just for one night, but we noticed that this hotel is a very special one.
All the staff is very kind and attentive and they helped us in everything we asked they for. It is in the heart of the historic city, and so we could do everything by foot around it.
It was very pleasant to be there.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

The hotel and staff were excellent. The breakfasts were first class. I thought that the pricing in the restaurant was unusual as there didn't seem to be much of a benefit from having the set 3 course meal, although the food was delicious. The situation was very good for getting around the city. Would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

We loved everything about this hotel. It is located right in the centre of town and the white and black decor is very classy. Checking in was easy and fast and there were plenty of smiles accompanying offers to help or doors held open. The restaurant overlooks the busy square outside and commuters walking to catch their public transport. Breakfast buffet was divine and typically Portuguese which makes a nice change from those that always serve eggs, bacon, potatoes etc. The coffee was good but not excellent. Restaurant staff were friendly and efficient. We loved the bread at this hotel! Our room was very comfortable and furnished in a classical Portuguese manner, as befits a room in a former palace. The bathroom was a good size and amenities were excellent (We have already used them, but remember they were quality, possibly L'Occitane.) Clean and classy, this hotel met our very high expectations in every way. we would definitely return and have already recommended it to our friends.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

Just finished a four day stay at the Intercontinental and it deserves every good review you read. The staff are amazing, the rooms spacious and well-appointed, and the setting is right in the middle of Porto. We found the concierge staff to go above and beyond the call (thanks Rogerio, who walked our luggage over to the train station on the morning we left). The recommendations they gave were great. This is a lovely hotel and if I am ever back in Porto I will book my stay here. The most convenient hotel to the train station in the city. You walk out of Sao Bento and the hotel is right across the street. They know what they are doing.

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

I recently stayed two nights (wish I had stayed longer) at the InterContinental in Porto and it was definitely a great choice. The hotel is located very centrally, within easy walking distance to the entire city. I had a room on the third floor (out of four) right in the middle overlooking the square. Phenomenal view. The rooms are very well appointed, great beds with a huge bath and great amenities. All for a Portugal price which is way less than most cities in western Europe. Most of all the service at the concierge was excellent. Fantastic recommendations for sightseeing, restaurants, etc. I highly recommend this hotel for your trip to Porto.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

To be honest, an Intercon is normally out of our budget, but there was a deal that was a mere 50% more than our normal budget (!) so we decided to make this our 'push the boat out' hotel. And what a brilliant choice. We had a ball. Despite the rate we were on, we got an upgrade to an executive room on the 4th floor overlooking the almost completed newly renovated plaza (at the back of the hotel) and then on to the cathedral and the city roofs. Loved it. And like everyone else huge accolades to the concierge desk. They are BRILLIANT. Everywhere they recommended to us was absolutely perfect from a local family run Portuguese restuarant to where to get the best tarts. They clearly know their town well. And yes we pulled the car off the road onto the little pull in outside the hotel (which is the same colour as the pavement, but edged with different stone, so look carefully for it) and they just took over and we had nothing to worry about at all. They even organised stamps for my postcards. Oh and the hotel has brilliant, free wifi as you'd expect. I could get used to living like this given half the chance!

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Additional Information about InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas

Address: Praca la Liberdade 25, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Business Hotel in Porto
#1 Spa Hotel in Porto
#2 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range: $209 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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