InterContinental Porto – Palacio das Cardosas
What We Love
- Stunning update to an 18th century palace
- The large selection of port wines at Bar das Cardosas
- Fitness center open 24/7
- Stellar room service
What To Know
- There is an onsite business center
- Pets are allowed for a fee pending the hotel’s approval
- Located a short stroll from many of the city’s top sights
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set along Praça da Liberdade in the heart of historic Oporto, the InterContinental impresses thanks to its home in a recently renovated 18th century palace. Guest rooms and suites combine mod cons like minibars, plush bathrobes and 24/7 room service with Old World elegance, created by classic design elements like heavy tasseled curtains and Deco-style mirrored headboards. Astoria restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner menus in a pretty, upscale setting that includes a terrace in summer months, while the library-style Bar das Cardosas serves an extensive selection of the Port wines the city is famous for. The wellness center includes a gym open 24/7, as well as spa facilities with facial and body treatments.
In the Area
Start the day with a visit to Livraria Lello. Steps from the hotel, it’s easily one of the most beautiful bookstores in the world with stunning Art Nouveau interiors and a stained glass ceiling. For lunch, head to Café Majestic, a circa 1921 gathering place on Rua Santa Caterina favored by artists and writers. Afterwards, browse the Mercado Bolhão with two stories of stalls bursting with every type of fruit, fresh bread and fish imaginable. On the way back to the hotel, stop at Sé do Porto a stunning cathedral that features beautiful views of the city.
How to Get There
I was visiting Porto on business and was booked into this hotel. From the minute I arrived until the minute I left everything was perfect. Beautifully decorated and exceptional customer service. Highly recommend
What a beautiful hotel in a wonderful location. We stayed here for 5 nights and were SO impressed. Our room and bathroom was huge and beautifully decorated with an unforgettable city view. The location was excellent and walking distance to all the must see sights. The staff was very nice and the concierge desk staff was one of the best I have ever seen in all my travels. The took care of our every need, from reserving restaurants, buying us exceptional seats for a soccer game, organizing transportation to take us to and back from the game, recommending sights and tours, etc. etc., etc...
This is our go to hotel in Porto. It is more expensive than most but it is worth it. You are located in the central part of Porto. There is no Club room but as a Spire Platinum we received a great room overlooking Plaza Liberdade. I foot injury that became infected and Rui at the front desk made sure I got to a hospital to get it taken care of asap. The entire staff is welcoming. The room and bath were enormous by European standards and spotless. My favorite is a kettle for boiling water to make my nescafe and Lipton tea for my wife. I can't wait to get back to this hotel and the wonderful people in Porto
This is a lovely hotel and even though it is an Intercontinental, it does not seem or feel like an American chain. Its' location is right in the middle of town so it is both close to the river and Gaia as well as restaurant. We stayed in the 2 storey suite which was large, bright and beautiful.
Warm welcome, beautiful rooms, lovely breakfast, great shops, good food, nice bar - we went in late December and spent New Year's Eve (a few days in Porto). The location is wonderful - center of everything. Nearby is great dining, shopping, touring - everything you want! The staff are warm and professional. The breakfast is plentiful and offers everything and more - they will cook to order if you desire. I was happy with everything about this hotel - it is an historical palace, it is lovely. The location cannot be beat!