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“On the Avenida dos Aliados, Porto’s magnificent main avenue, the Art Deco Monumental Palace recently opened, housing 76 rooms, a spa, a gastronomic restaurant and a Parisian style brasserie. A stylish and relaxed city hotel.”

“On the Avenida dos Aliados, Porto’s magnificent main avenue, the Art Deco Monumental Palace recently opened, housing 76 rooms, a spa, a gastronomic restaurant and a Parisian style brasserie. A stylish and relaxed city hotel.”

Hotel Review

Standing on one side of the attractive Avenida dos Aliados, which is dominated by Porto’s neo-classical town hall, the Monumental Palace, complete with Gothic façade, cuts an impressive picture. Step inside to find a careful mix of 21st century luxury and many original, Art Deco elements from its creation in 1923. The décor brims with the glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s , drawing on old black and white photographs, bespoke wallpapers and a colour palette of turquoise and muted gold.

There is a sleek Nuxe Spa, with heated indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a Turkish bath.

The bedrooms are spacious, many offering views of the city skyline, and all clad in uplifting colours. Bathrooms come in shades of pale green or grey with both rain showers and tubs and Art Deco style trimmings.

The hotel is hugely food-orientated, with several seriously impressive outlets. The Monumental Café, one of the city’s best in the 1930’s, has been revived, its tables spilling out onto the pavement. Dishes to choose from include oysters from Aveiro or seabass cooked in puff pastry. In the gastronomic Le Monument Restaurant, Chef Julien Montbabut delivers fine dining. Recommended is his delicious crab, avocado and yuzu chequerboard, but grab a cocktail first at the American Bar, such as an American Martini with cardamom, vodka, ginger and lemon juice.

Recommended for
  • Honeymoons
  • Enjoy five-star luxury on your honeymoon staying at this hotel and spa; enquire about honeymoon packages
  • Spa breaks
  • With a sauna, hammam and pool, the spa in this hotel covers all bases for guaranteed total relaxation
  • City Style
  • This hotel is an excellent, central location, perfect for exploring Porto's sights and sounds
 

Written by Mary Lussiana

Recommended For

  • Honeymoons
  • Enjoy five-star luxury on your honeymoon staying at this hotel and spa; enquire about honeymoon packages
  • Spa breaks
  • With a sauna, hammam and pool, the spa in this hotel covers all bases for guaranteed total relaxation
  • City Style
  • This hotel is an excellent, central location, perfect for exploring Porto's sights and sounds
  • Wine tasting
  • Sample local Port at one of the many riverfront cellars for a true taste of this regional favourite
  • Sights nearby
  • See the sights from a cruise along the Douro River; enquire at the hotel for tour details
  • Cycling
  • Explore Porto's historic centre on two wheels with bike hire available from the hotel
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Family Suites
  • Outstanding location
  • Lively area
  • Opulent
  • Spa
  • Grand Hotel
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Retro/Vintage
  • 5* Luxury
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is needed) and costs EUR 25 per day
  • Suites
  • Views
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Bicycle hire
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Child friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Room service
  • Air conditioning
  • Concierge

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Sample local Port at one of the many riverfront cellars for a true taste of this regional favourite
  • Sights nearby
  • See the sights from a cruise along the Douro River; enquire at the hotel for tour details
  • Cycling
  • Explore Porto's historic centre on two wheels with bike hire available from the hotel

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