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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Beautiful facility, fantastic staff, wonderful food - great holiday. Very nice to be able to walk along the river all the way into Porto using a wide, flat path that the community uses for everything from walking and running to fishing and photography.

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear helenfrancesj, We genuinely appreciate your feedback. It is a delight to know that you enjoyed your stay. We wish you a pleasant day and we are looking forward to see again! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Porto
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We really enjoyed our stay. It felt special to be staying in such a lovely building and the staff were very helpful and considerate. Our room was very comfortable and had beautiful view over the river.

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear Juliet Louise M, It is a great joy to know that you had a good time at Palácio do Freixo. Our team is really grateful for your kind words. Until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Over the top ! Beautiful, indulgent and pampered. Spa, room, dining and staff all over the top. Location, while off the 'beaten-path, is beautiful and private. The public areas are beautifull restored and rooms are modern and classic.Need not say more.

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear jamesrichardw2016, It is a great joy to know that you had a good time at Palácio do Freixo. Our team is really grateful for your kind words. Until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We spent one very rainy night in Porto. This hotel was the best place to be! Our room was very large and extremely well appointed and modern, with three windows overlooking the river and the palace. The dining room- both breakfast and dinner-was one of the highlights of our trip. Excellent service and spectacular historic setting. The palace rooms are...

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear Jim W, Thank you very much for your comments; it was a great pleasure to welcome you at our beautiful Palace. We wish you a great day and until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2016

From arrival to a wonderful building to every aspect of the staff, the facilities and the location. A must see hotel. Try the pool and spa, the massage and the location. Only a five minute taxi to the city means you don't lose out. I imagine in the Summer it's a delight. Aside from no tea making facilities in the...

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear grantpeterg, It is a great joy to know that you had a good time at Palácio do Freixo. Our team is really grateful for your kind words. Until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

London
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Everybody at this hotel goes that little bit further to make this an exceptional place to stay in. Will definitely be returning at the earliest opportunity. THe most beautiful setting on the river and quick access to the centre of Porto.

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Dear Andrew F, It is a great joy to know that you had a good time at Palácio do Freixo. Our team is really grateful for your kind words. Until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Niigata, Japan
Reviewed 2 January 2016

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Cheshire
Reviewed 15 December 2015

A little remote but easily accessible to Porto by taxi and the hotel shuttle, but such good staff and a magnificent venue. We only ate breakfast in the hotel, but it was good although perhaps the offer of an omelette at this class of hotel would have been good. Our room was spacious , well appointed and very comfortable. Stay...

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Dear JohnMCheshire, We genuinely appreciate your feedback. It is a delight to know that you enjoyed your stay. We wish you a pleasant day and we are looking forward to see again! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Kingsclere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a weekend with friends and family for a big corporate event. The hotel is beautiful. Rooms are huge and immaculate, the bar is lovely and the breakfast is vast and very delicious (bacon and eggs with a glass of champagne cured me of the little headache I had!). The pool area, both inside and outside is lovely...

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Paula C, Guest Ambassador at Pestana Palacio do Freixo, responded to this review

Dear Katya H, Thank you very much for your comments; it is a pleasure to know that you enjoyed your stay at Palácio do Freixo. We are looking forward to see you again! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

Cascais, Portugal
Reviewed 9 December 2015

It was an unforgettable staying taking into account the reception of the staff, their willingness to provide answers to our endless questions, the interior of the hotel, its marvelous position on the bank of the river and the comfortable room. The breakfast was very good. We can stay again there with pleasure

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Dear Sotiris M, It is a great joy to know that you had a good time at Palácio do Freixo. Our team is really grateful for your kind words. Until next time! Warmest regards, Paula Coutinho

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  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This hotel is situated by Porto's Douro River in a restored 18th-century Baroque building. It offers grand public areas with original architecture. Rooms at Pestana Palacio do Freixo are spacious, air-conditioned and have a separate seating area. Bathrooms include luxury amenities and a hairdryer. Some rooms offer Douro River views. Guests can relax on a sun lounger next to the Palacio Do Freixo's outdoor infinity pool which overlooks the river. The restaurant Palatium serves a daily buffet breakfast cooked with fresh ingredients. Guests can order light snacks at the pool or evening cocktails at the hotel's bar. The hotel is situated 2.5 km from the Dolce Vita Shopping Area and 1 km from Campanha Train Station. Porto Airport is a 20-minute drive away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pestana Palacio do Freixo

Address: Estrada Nacional 108, 206 | Campanha, Porto 4300-316, Portugal (Formerly Pousada do Porto - Freixo Palace Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $194 - $343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Palacio do Freixo 5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Palacio Do Freixo Hotel Porto
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Porto
#2 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#4 Business Hotel in Porto
#4 Spa Hotel in Porto
#5 Luxury Hotel in Porto
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“All guest rooms are located in the annexed building, not the Palace itself. Despite its facade, this is an upscale modern hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles Dellis12, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a river view would make the stay that much more exceptional.”
 of 5 bubbles Inaway, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a high floor”
 of 5 bubbles foody573, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“River view is nice with opening windows”
 of 5 bubbles Cherillio, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms overlooking the river the best of course”
 of 5 bubbles , 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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