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InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas
Ranked #1 of 110 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 27, 2013

This hotel is convenient for those who like to walk. Much better located than The Yeatman with way more reasonable rates. Yeatman rooms are bigger but not any nicer. Located right in the main square Praça da Liberdade, the lobby is rather small but elegant with a beautiful dining room that serves an included buffet breakfast. A really lovely breakfast spread. The rooms are grand and luxurious with rich colors and textures. Big marble bathroom with a nice shower. Our room was on the third floor and looked right out to the square – beautiful, albeit maybe lacking a bit of privacy with the drapes open. We stayed here only one night but were very, very comfortable, particularly for European standards.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Mrs Niki B,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.
We are glad the Hotel location was convenient and the facilities were up to our competition as to your expectations.
We are looking forward to welcome you back for a longer stay in a near future.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Rooms are stately, clean, luxurious and a good size. Great cozy bedding. Could close the curtains and be removed from the rest of the world. Modern amenities. Separate jacuzzi in the bathroom. Great breakfast spread. Nice bar area. Right in the heart of Porto, walking distance to everything. Highly recommended! Concierge is amazing!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kmnash1219
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Dear Mr Kmnash1219,

Thank you for posting your review into TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas and for your kind words.
We are pleased to understand you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed our Hotel.
The Concierge will be glad to hear your comment.
We are looking forward to welcome you back to Porto.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We spent two nights at this hotel last wekend. The location is probably the best in Porto, right in the city center, you can walk easily to the different places you want to visit, the river is at 10-15 minutes walk and same happens with shopping areas and other attractions. It is also perfect for arriving by train as the station is just a few steps away, although you do not have any noise or the atmosphere that surronds typically train stations. The hotel itself is what you expect from a 5 start hotel and the reception staff and the concergerie are professional and provide all the help and assistance you may require. The room we stayed was large, with confortable beds and a large bathroom. All was clean and with a smart decoration. Our room was facing the cathedral at the back part of the hotel. Very quiet, no outside noise and there was a beautiful light coming in the room durign the day hours. Breakfast was fine, not too many options, but correct. If there is somethign that was not so great was the service from some of the restaurant waiters, really young and not paying any attention to used dishes form the buffet, getting you clean cutlery or getting right the hot drinks order. We had a bad experience with a couple of them, but on the next day, the one taking care of us was excellent and very professional. I hightly recommend this hotel for visiting the city and we will be back whenever again in Porto

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Madrid_Traveller
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

I loved everything about this hotel. It definitely lives up to your expectation as a 5 stars hotel. Very clean, great service, room is huge, kings size bed, super comfortable. Perfect location. The river boat tour closed at 4 PM....I missed it. I loved Porto.

Room Tip: A room on the back side would be better than the road side
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank DanielleLin
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Dear Mr/Mrs DanielleLin,

Thank you for choosing the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas during your visit to Porto city.
I am delighted to read that we were up to your expectations and that you loved Porto.
In the summer time the Boat Cruise until Regua is available, along the journey you may see the landscape of the Douro, the first wine region demarcated in the world where the Port Wine is produce.
The 6 Bridges Boat Cruise of 50 min, is available all year and it is a great idea to take pictures.

We are looking forward to receive you once again in our Hotel.
Kind Regards,

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Reviewed November 15, 2013

It was everything we had hoped from reading the reviews here - very well situated and a comfortable and elegant stay. We had a room to the side which had no traffic noise issues; it was tucked away right in the corner, with an open door leading to an internal lobby with two bedrooms off, which would be very useful for a family. The room itself had an odd layout - turning right into an internal corridor, with a bathroom area off, and then into the room itself. Not huge but spacious enough. This layout may have explained the wifi issues as I could only get a satisfactory signal on my ipad by staying near the entrance door.

Very comfortable and clean bedrooms and the public areas are very attractive. The bar is nice, designed to look like an old fashioned 'gentleman's library' I think.

Excellent buffet breakfast, with a wide selection of fresh foods.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank valise
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Dear Mr/Mrs Valise

Thank you for choosing the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas during your visit to Porto city.
It was with great pleasure that I received your kind comments, for which I would like to thank you.
We hope on your next visit you may try our Astoria Restaurant newest Winter Menu or the Friday’s Jazz & Gin selection in our Cardosas Bar.
We all look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you in the not too distant future.

Kind regards

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We spent four days at Intercontinental in Porto. The location is great, in old part of the city, 10-15 minutes from river Douro, close to railway station( but there was no any noise) and main attractions. Free wi fi service in rooms, friendly staff. Inside of the hotel located jewelry and watches boutique which provides a wide range of traditional portuguese gold/silver jewelry , recommended to visit for ladies.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elllenou
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FrancelinaAmaral, Director of Operations at InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2013

Dear Mr/Mrs Elllenou,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review into the TripAdvisor about your recent stay at the InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas.
Am very happy to acknowledge the location was convenient during your visit to the city and that our team was friendly.

We are looking forward to receive you once again in our Hotel.
Kind Regards,

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Reviewed November 12, 2013

We only had 2 nights to spend in Porto with a very early departure after the 2nd night. Upon arrival at the hotel checking in was a bit confusing since the first desk you get to is the concierge desk and has nothing to do with check in. So when entering take the few steps on the right to get to the check in desks. Reception was very friendly and helpful. We made a planning for 2 days and the concierge made all our reservations , Fado restaurant ,port cellars and nice restaurant for the last evening, but we started of with a tuktuk tour through the city. The concierge was really helpful and he gave us very good advise on what to do and where to eat. In our room we received a bottle of water and some fruit as a welcome . Rooms are very spacious and comfortable , with a very nice bathroom and free internet. The breakfast room is really nice but on Sunday morning it was a bit chaotic,it did'n spoil our appetite though. Since we had to leave very early on the Monday morning to the airport we were not able to have breakfast as planned but the reception suggested us to serve breakfast in the lobby just for the 2 of us and we could inform them on our wishes what we would like to eat. Breakfast was served at 05h30 sharp by a super friendly concierge . And all our wishes were granted. If I would recommend this hotel, definitely YES

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Judithv6
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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 Business Hotel in Porto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Spa Hotel in Porto
#2 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range: $191 - $541 (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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