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Pestana Palacio do Freixo

Estrada Nacional 108 Campanhã, Porto 4300-316 Portugal
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#12 of 152 hotels in Porto
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Located in the city of Porto, 3 km from the centre of one of Portugal’s most vibrant regions, the Palácio do Freixo, classified in 1910 as a National Monument, is a unique example of Baroque architecture, with about 10 thousand m2 of gardens and green spaces offering breathtaking views of the River Douro. The setting of an excellent Urban Resort, it is a member of the exclusive consortium The Leading Hotels of the World and provides you with an unparalleled experience that marries traditional values with contemporary comfort. The Pestana Palácio do Freixo is characterised by its sumptuous eighteenth century architecture. It was built by Nicolau Nasoni, one of the most important architects that helped Porto become a World Heritage Site.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Facial treatments
Head massage
Steam room
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
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Helen wrote a review Today
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Check in poor told to wait in room with 6 staff milling around talking to each other, eventually checked in and found we couldn’t upgrade to a river room. The room was dark all walls , carpet and ceiling painted dark mustard colour and faced a grain factory extremely unsightly and noisy . They charged 150 Euros in extras which we queried they said this was normal . Stayed in 4 5 star hotels this week none of them pre charged.Asked to move again we will willing to pay told room not available for 3 nights. Porto was fantastic but this hotel spoiled our trip. Breakfast was erratic , one day we had to wait for a table even arriving at 10.30 am when we were told it was quiet. Tepid water for tea, ran out of English breakfast tea, no hash browns , no butter etc , etc. This is not a 5 star hotel, they cater for conferences and functions , very, very disappointing will never stay in a Pestana again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Ask for a river view essential or you will back onto a staff car park and factory
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rendeirocarolina wrote a review Yesterday
Miami, Florida2 contributions
My first of many visits, from the beauty and majestic setting that is the Pestana Palacio do Freixo, along the Douro to the hospitality shown from the moment one steps through the doors. The rooms are luxurious, the pool amazing and the staff especially the pool bar/restaurant staff were super attentive. Will definitely be back and highly recommend anyone, traveling alone or with family this is a magical place to spend a few days, it is an experience
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Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Yolanda P wrote a review Sep. 15
1 contribution
On September 11, 2021 we celebrated my son's wedding at the Palacio Do Freixo in Porto and I can only thank the hotel and especially the wedding organizer Raquel Olivera who managed to make it one of the happiest and most beautiful days of our lives. Every detail and every space of the hotel was conditioned to make that day unforgettable.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: request rooms with river views
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Liz N wrote a review Sep. 12
Redhill, United Kingdom43 contributions52 helpful votes
This was my second visit to Palacio do Freixo and I was not disappointed. This is an exceptional hotel with beautiful surroundings, excellent, helpful staff, and very good facilities. Swimming in the pool feels like an extension of the river itself - and the views of the river from the rooms are lovely too. The bedrooms are very comfortable indeed and the housekeeping is excellent. This hotel has the most extensive breakfast buffet I have experienced with delicious food and an incredible range of choices. I can't recommend this hotel highly enough!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Nuno Almeida Dias wrote a review Sep. 10
37 contributions1 helpful vote
Beautiful old palace converted in a Luxurious and Magnificent Hotel. It was a perfect short-break trip to Porto. Everybody in the hotel were nice and the breakfast was marvelous. All you can ask from a perfect 5 star hotel. We'll be back as soon as possible. This is our new home in Porto!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Response from Rita F, Guest Services / Front Office at Pestana Palácio do Freixo
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mr. nunoa396, On behalf of our entire team at Pestana Palácio do Freixo, we would like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with your positive feedback. Your opinion is crucial for us to continue improving our service and anticipate our Guests' needs. It was a real pleasure for us to have you as our Guest. We were very happy to know that your short-break trip in Porto was perfect and since know we will your home in this beautiful city. We look forward to welcoming you again at Pestana Palácio do Freixo! Warm regards, Pestana Palácio do Freixo Team
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Frequently Asked Questions about Pestana Palácio do Freixo
Which popular attractions are close to Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Nearby attractions include Ponte de São João (1.0 km), Campanha Railway Station (1.1 km), and Quinta De Villar d'Allen (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Palacio do Freixo, O Astro Cervejaria Petisqueira, and Restaurante Campo Alegre/Compadre.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Pestana Palácio do Freixo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Pestana Palácio do Freixo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Pestana Palácio do Freixo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Pestana Palácio do Freixo?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palacio da Bolsa (3.4 km), Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) (3.0 km), and Igreja de São Francisco (3.3 km).