It has a very central location with a tram stop just outside, the tourist buses just across the way and the river just round the corner and a short walk downhill. However its on the main square where several nightclubs are very active over the weekend until the early hours. Our room was very plush and comfortable with very heavy curtains but they did not block out the noise. Great housekeeping, the room was ultra clean.
The air conditioning system was most unusual as you could not switch the fan off. It had 3 speeds but no off switch. Also having booked an executive room for 5 nights I had expected complimentary bottled water each day. In Asia you also get complimentary breakfast included if you book an executive room for 5 nights.
The staff were all very friendly and helpful but if I was to stay in Porto again I would not choose to stay here over the weekend and would request a 4th floor room at the back of the hotel and sacrifice outlook for a nights sleep.
- 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