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
From the moment we entered to the moment we left, the staff of this hotel was amazing. Truly haven't seen service like this in a long time. The room was amazing, facing the square (room 207) with a floor to ceiling door you can open and take in all the awesomeness Porto has to offer. Thanks Hugo, Sofia, Jose, etc for making us feel at home in your amazing hotel and city. Be well !
Intercontinental hotel is exceptionally located right on the main square in a beautiful Porto. The hotel oozes classical historical grand; its decor compliments just that. Rooms are well appointed, spacious, service impeccable, hotel bar inviting and the breakfast plentiful. We had a lovely stay here.
The location is perfect, walking distance to all the major attractions in Porto and the rooms are spacious and very functional. The service is exceptional, from the initial check in to the time we left the hotel. They are certainly an upscale hotel and expensive for Portugal standards. The only downside is that, while the rooms are very well maintained, they are getting a little tired and in need of some updating.