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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Stayed here for 1 night while in Porto. It is central to everything there is to see. Beautiful setting and walking distance to everything.
The staff was friendly and helpful, bed were comfortable. Rooms are much larger then those you normally find in Europe.
Great place for a family stay in the heart of Porto.
We stayed for two nights in an Executive King room. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the historic center. Numerous dining and shopping options within an easy walk from the hotel. Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by the hotel staff. Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable with all the necessary amenities. The concierge could not have been more friendly or helpful during our stay. Porto is a very hilly city, however, the Casa de Ribeira was a relatively easy downhill walk and a great place to stroll. Thankfully both taxis and Ubers are numerous. There is also a funicular from the river district to the top of the steep hill for a very reasonable price. Excellent choice, highly recommended.
This is an amazing hotel
The location is the best you can find in Porto, right in the center and close to lots of attractions
Food is amazing specially the restaurant
The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because most of the concierge staff except one were not informative, enthusiastic nor knowledgeable
Overall great hotel to stay and hope the hotel changes or trains the concierge team