Pestana Palacio Do Freixo - Porto

ex. Pousada Do Porto, Palacio Do Freixo

Estrada Nacional 108, Porto, Portugal, 4300-316show map
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SuperbBased on  412 reviews
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Overview

The superior Pestana Palacio Do Freixo Hotel is a great place in a shopping area of Porto. The hotel was opened in 1742 in a 6-story contemporary building and renovated in 2009.

Guests can find monuments, a monastery and a church as well as a river and gardens near the hotel, while Music House is 6 km away from the property. The venue is set within 4 km from Porto city center.

Shoppers will enjoy close proximity to a mall, a market and shops.

The hotel is conveniently located a 20-minute walk to Campanhã underground station and 20 minutes' walking distance to Campanha train station. Francisco Sa Carneiro airport is 20 minutes' drive away.

Rooms

Pestana Palacio Do Freixo Hotel features 87 guestrooms with complimentary wireless internet, a mini bar, heating, a writing desk and a trouser press. Pestana Palacio Do Freixo Hotel offers rooms with city view. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and dressing gowns are provided.

Eat & Drink

The onsite restaurant specializes in international cuisine. Guests can unwind in the Snack bar with a favourite drink. A variety of dishes are served in Palacio do Freixo, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

The on-site bicycle rentals are also provided.

Relax

Treatment facilities feature Turkish steam bath and massage. Active guests will enjoy a gym, aerobics classes and a fitness centre as well as mountain biking, sailing and lawn tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   87.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Shuttle

Free shuttle service

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Sailing
  • Mountain biking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Archery
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Free shuttle service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Fine dining
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's buffet

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Umbrellas
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view
  • City view
  • River view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathroom telephone

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid films
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)8.4 mi
Braga (BGZ)31.4 mi
Train
Campanha train station4000 ft
Campanhã train station4000 ft
Underground
Campanhã Metro Station4300 ft
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  412  reviews

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6.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
10.0
Dining
  • 10.0
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    The hotel itself is most comfortable & impressive. There are great amenities. Staff was absolutely accommodating, professional and efficient. The stay at the hotel is a vacation in itself. It deserves beyond 5-star. Being on the Douro River, it is not far from the lower section of the city adjacent to the river, where there are lots of restaurants, shopping, activities (boat cruises etc) and fishing districts. If/when I return here, I will most likely stay at Pousada Do Porto again. Note: Re. author information below: While booked & used a twin room for myself, I also booked 2 other double rooms for (6 other) family members in this vacation. Total 7 members.

  • 10.0
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    The hotel was fantastic.The staff couldn't do enough for you. the rooms were beautiful and spotless. The outside space was great to sit out in.The breakfast was fab I even had Bucks, Fizz.

    The restaurant food lacked imagination and was really a bit boring.I think because it was mainly a business hotel and most guests would have been on expenses that the food wasn't so much of an issue. But it was for us!

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the Palace. Staff are a way too inexperienced though. Be careful with the housekeeper as she can storm in to your room with no previous notice. She did so everyday and it wasn't a pleasant experience. Food is appaling. If they need to do something to step up, please change the chef. Breakfast was good. In general the hotel is an amazing experience if you go eating out every evening. Lunch time you can survive with one of the pool bar sandwiches.

    Food at the hotel restaurant is appaling. My partner ordered a mushroom soup on our first day, it was tasteless and clearly thickened with flour. Day after we had dinner in there, disgraceful experience. Cold starters that were suppose to be really hot, etc. Staff people are a way too inexperienced but helpful.

  • 10.0
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    The staff were great and welcoming, the view were really good and so was the pool area. The food was very good.

    Signage could be bigger, without my reading glasses on I got lost as hotel and rooms are in two seperate buildings.i couldnt read the smnall signs in the dark areas.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Elegant surroundings, luxurious rooms, excellent cuisine, old world atmosphere, fabulous pool area, great staff.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    perfect hotel with friendly staff.

    a bit far away from the center. And there are nothing around the hotel. You need to use taxi each time you need to go to the citycenter.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Not much, really. It was super luxurious but without soul or personality. Our room was a brownish ochre with a very bad bit of modern 'art' hanging on one wall. It has a very elegant palace section but a dull residential section. a place one might like to brood in. Ah, wish we had opted for something else. we left a day sooner that we had planned.

  • 9.6
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    Excellent service, extremely friendly and efficient staff. Excellent food at restaurant with very good selection of local wines. Very good relax facilities: outdoor and indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath. Comfortable and spacious rooms.

  • 10.0
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    Everything was perfect. The staff was very helpful, the food exceeded our expectations. The room was spacious, with astonishing view.

  • 10.0
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    the exciting decor, the good service and the fairly close location to Porto, as well the view over river Dourro

  • 9.6
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    The hotel was only a year old - the hotel buildings having undergone a very successful renovation withthe reception/dining/bar area in a restored palace. It was richly decorated and appointed. The residential area in the adjacent building is quiet and well kept, the rooms are spacious with excellent views over the Doura River, the staff were very helpful. Overall we had an excellent experience at the hotel.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    verry nice hotel on nice location excellent food and wine , excellent hotel staff reasonable prices for food and drinks .

    if you have no water vieuw you might be looking at a factory

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Great charecter, very goog welcome, the staff were all very helpfull and attentive to us all th time. George trainee very helpfull.

    Lighting in the bedroom and the public areas, at night is dreadful, if you stay with this policy I sussest you issue torches to guests wishing to read.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Would recommend booking a room with a river view. Food was very good although service on 2nd night was a little erratic. Too far out to walk into centre of Porto - takes about 45 minutes. Easy to get to by car.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Refined decoration with spectacular views of Oporto. All the staff smiling and helpful: Thinking that my suitcase my exceed the 'plane weight allowance I asked the front desk if they had scales. The bag was whisked away and five minutes later delivered with the news that it was one kilo over. The proffered tip was l smilingly refused, but i insisted. Altogether a spirit lifting experience.

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  412 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Portugal

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)8.4 mi
Braga (BGZ)31.4 mi
Train
Campanha train station4000 ft
Campanhã train station4000 ft
Underground
Campanhã Metro Station4300 ft
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