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“Palatial splendour on the banks of the Douro. A sumptuous 18th century construction with parquet floors, frescoes and ceiling panels, and a Hall of Mirrors. Contemporary rooms in neutral tones with all the mod cons. Stunning infinity pool and riverside restaurant. Ideal base for exploring. ”

“Palatial splendour on the banks of the Douro. A sumptuous 18th century construction with parquet floors, frescoes and ceiling panels, and a Hall of Mirrors. Contemporary rooms in neutral tones with all the mod cons. Stunning infinity pool and riverside restaurant. Ideal base for exploring. ”

Hotel Review

This recent addition to Porto’s hotel scene has received much acclaim, returning – in hotel form – one of the city’s most treasured buildings to its inhabitants. Beautifully restored public areas include a Hall of Mirrors, striking parquetry floors and sumptuously painted wall and ceiling panels. The 87 bedrooms and suites with all modern comforts are housed in a separate building and accessed through an underground passage. Beneath them is the spa, an indoor pool and a well equipped gym. Outside, a narrow, infinity edged swimming pool runs along beside the river Douro and is separated from the palace by formal gardens. Local dishes, such as Caldo Verde soup form the core of the restaurant’s menu. Enjoy the lovely views on to the river and the city beyond.
Recommended for
  • City Style
  • A stunning 18th-century Baroque palace boasting frescoed ceilings, gold-trimmed mirrors and infinty pool right on the river.
  • Total relaxation
  • Spend some time rejuvinating in the Turkish bath, followed by a pampering spa session and a cocktail on the waterfront.
 

Written by Mary Lussiana

Recommended For

  • City Style
  • A stunning 18th-century Baroque palace boasting frescoed ceilings, gold-trimmed mirrors and infinty pool right on the river.
  • Total relaxation
  • Spend some time rejuvinating in the Turkish bath, followed by a pampering spa session and a cocktail on the waterfront.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Shopaholics won't be dissapointed, this hotel is within walking distance of the Dolce Vita Shopping Area.
  • Sights nearby
  • Daily shuttles to the area of Ribeira where you can see Fundação Serralves and Casa da Música.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend long lazy days lounging by the infinty pool or on the elevated jetty.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Jazz concerts held on Saturday nights in the Hall of Mirrors.
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Romantic
  • Free wifi
  • Views
  • Charming
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Townhouse
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • On the beach
  • Seaviews
  • Riverside
  • Gym
  • Child friendly
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor and Indoor Pools
  • Parking
  • Free parking
  • Disabled access
  • Lift
  • Safe
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Airport transfer
  • Bar
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Views
  • Free wifi
  • Internet
  • Meeting Room
  • Cots available
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Child friendly
  • Room service
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning

Activities

  • Designer Shopping
  • Shopaholics won't be dissapointed, this hotel is within walking distance of the Dolce Vita Shopping Area.
  • Sights nearby
  • Daily shuttles to the area of Ribeira where you can see Fundação Serralves and Casa da Música.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend long lazy days lounging by the infinty pool or on the elevated jetty.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Jazz concerts held on Saturday nights in the Hall of Mirrors.

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Pestana Palácio do Freixo

"The unlikely pairing of an 18th-century palace and neighbouring flour mill creates one of Porto’s most luxurious accommodation options, and offers quiet reprieve for guests seeking comfort and relaxation."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)