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 beginning to end, we had the most wonderful stay. Pedro was such a gracious host and a big thank you to him and Ruben for my birthday surprise. This has been a trip I will never forget and we will be back.
We had a lovely time at Palacio de Cardosas in Porto. It was a great central location for everything to do in Porto. Easy check-in process, helpful and friendly staff with particular mention to Bruno who was the Concierge. The room was beautifully presented and spotlessly cleaned daily. We had a great view out onto Av. dos Aliados seeing the city go by. We would definitely go back and enjoyed our stay. Thanks again
It's a beautiful hotel at a convenient location. Walking distance to many site. Staffs very friendly. But I won't say it a perfect choice. Room is a bit old. Coffee is worst. I don't expect there is only instant coffee in a room of a 5 star hotel.
The InterContinental is a great choice when staying in Porto as it provides the best central location and the service you'd expect from an IC. The rooms are generously appointed, the staff team knowledgeable and friendly and would highly recommend.
Fabulous hotel in a stunning location. It’s the perfect place to stay. If you want to know what to do and see just speak with Rogerio and his team. Nothing was too much trouble! Added to which they booked so many meals and tickets for sights. One of the best concierge services I have experienced. Thanks Rogerio!