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Formerly a 19th century Palace, the Pousada Porto is located upriver from Oporto, on the banks of the Douro River

Built in the mid 19th century, the Hotel Porto is one of the most remarkable examples of Portuguese Baroque architecture. The facade of this Hotel Palacio Do Freixo was declared a National Monument in 1910. Its interior has been beautifully restored, maintaining many original features of the Palace including frescos on the ceilings of some of the public rooms. It also has a chapel.

With magnificent views over the Douro River and due to its close proximity to the centre of Porto, this Pousada is perfectly located to explore Portugal’s second largest city. After a busy day sightseeing guests can relax in the hotel’s luxurious spa, health club or in the outdoor swimming pool which overlooks the Douro River.

This luxurious Hotel Porto has 87 rooms, including 11 suites. Many of the rooms have stunning views over the Douro River. All rooms have en-suite bathroom, heating/air conditioning, cable television, mini bar, hairdryer, safe, telephone and free internet access.

The Pousada’s location, facilities, views and excellent restaurant make it an ideal venue for weddings, conferences and other major events.

Hotel facilities
Restaurant and BarTerrace
Outdoor poolHeated indoor pool
Turkish bathGym
SaunaMassage lounge
LiftFree internet access
Business centre24h reception
Room serviceLaundry service

Activities nearby
Cruises up the Douro RiverGolf
CasinoMuseums and cultural centres
Port Wine lodgesBike & segway tours
Helicopter rideJet boat river tours
Thematic and sightseeing tours

Other information
Porto (Oporto) airport is 18 kmsAdjoining rooms available
Rooms for disabled persons availableStunning wedding location
Excellent conference/meeting facilities
Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport

Pousadas Passport
525€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age Passport

Golden Age Passport
490€ - 5 night stay including breakfast and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

Pousadas Promotions - Pousadas Passport + Car

Pousadas Passport + Car
655€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals

Pousadas Promotions - Golden Age Passport + Car

Golden Age Passport + Car
620€ - 5 night stay including breakfast, car rental and 20% off 3 meals for guests over 55

Pousadas Promotions - Long Stays

Long Stays
Up to 15% discount applies for 2 or more consecutive nights at the same Pousada

1 Nov 2013 to 31 Oct 2014
Rates in EUR
1 Nov to 27 Dec 2013
1 Jan to 31 Mar 2014
1 to 16 Apr 2014
20 Apr to 31 Jul 2014
15 Sep to 31 Oct 2014
28 to 31 Dec 2013
17 to 19 Apr 2014
1 Aug to 14 Sep 2014
Standard room 150 150 200 200 215 215
Golden Age Standard room 135 135 180 180 193.5 193.5
Superior room 180 180 240 240 258 258
Golden Age Superior room 162 162 216 216 232.2 232.2
Suite 202 202 270 270 290 290
Golden Age Suite 181.8 181.8 243 243 261 261
Special suite 225 225 300 300 322 322
Golden Age Special suite 202.5 202.5 270 270 289.8 289.8

Please note

- Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing a double room and include breakfast and taxes
- Prices are valid until 31 October 2014 - they are subject to change without prior notice
- Special rates apply at New Year (30 and 31 Dec)
- Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more
- Cancellations - 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies)
- No show - the whole stay will be charged
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Estrada Nacional 108
4300 Campanhã - Porto

Surrounding area:
  • Espinho (24 kms): One of the largest and most lively beach resorts in Northern Portugal. Also the home of a large casino.
  • Guimaraes (55 kms): One of the most historic towns in Portugal, its centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Braga: (57 kms): The religious capital of Portugal – sights include a 900 year old cathedral in the town centre and Bom Jesus do Monte.
  • Amarante (60 kms): A beautiful town on the banks of the Tamega River.
  • Aveiro (72 kms): Known as the ‘Portuguese Venice’ due to its canals and bridges, this charming coastal town also has fantastic sandy beaches.
  • Viana do Castelo (82 kms): Often described as the most beautiful Portuguese city, it offers historic architecture surrounded by areas of stunning natural beauty.
  • Ponte de Lima (85 kms): Another of the oldest towns in Portugal.

Article about a Weekend in Porto and Porto to Santiago de Compostela and return

Guests' Comments

Comment posted by Scarlett Rehrig
The location and activities at the pousada and in Porto were perfect. We had a wonderful time bringing the in the New Year with your wonderful arrangements and fabulous dinner that last all evening. This memory will live in our hearts for a long time to come. Porto was easy to explore with suggestions from our hosts. Thank you so much. Scarlett Rehrig USA

Comment posted by Richard and Lois Pace
This Pousada was a perfect place to stay for a visit to Porto. While the hotel is located out of town, it is a short and inexpensive taxi ride to most Porto locations and taxis are plentiful. The Pousada is divided into to parts, a main building, a historic castle which houses the common rooms and dining rooms, and a renovated factory building which houses the bedrooms. All of the renovations are very tastefully done. The rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable and the river views are lovely. There is a pool and bar at riverside where you can relax.

Comment posted by Yvan FRANCHET
We stayed 3 nights in P do Freixo in august 2013 with all the family (2+2). Very nice stay, comfort, equipment, services all above the expected level. We had a nice view on the river, bridge and swimming pool. Excellent breakfast in the morning, easy to park the car. Understanding people to help you if needed. Very close to Porto, 5 minutes driving, it is not a problem because it is very very easy to park the card in Porto in public parking for a reasonable price. We are ready to make the experience again !

Comment posted by Barbara
We stayed at P. de Freixo for two nights last June. The room, service and ambiance were all outstanding! we had a great view of the river, and the concierge staff was amazingly helpful with all our needs. The only downside was the weather (something over which the Pousada had no control, of course) - it made it hard to use the grounds, and due to the unseasonably cold and rainy days, exploring the region was less fun. But the staff and the meals were superb! we had a great time!

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Porto airport:18kms
Vigo (Spain) airport:142kms
Campanha Railway station:2kms