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  • Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument

    A 19th century Palace, the Pestana Palacio do Freixo (formerly known as the Pousada of Porto) is located upriver from Oporto, on the banks of the Douro River

    Description

    Built in the mid 19th century, the Pestana Palacio do Freixo  is one of the most remarkable examples of Portuguese Baroque architecture. The facade of this Pestana 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 Hotel 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 Pestana Palacio do Freixo 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 Hotel’s location, facilities, views and excellent restaurant make it an ideal venue for weddings, conferences and other major events.

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

    Hotel Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar
    • Terrace
    • Outdoor pool
    • Heated indoor pool
    • Turkish bath
    • Gym
    • Sauna
    • Massage lounge
    • Lift
    • Free internet access
    • Business centre
    • 24h reception
    • Room service
    • Laundry service
    • Shop
    • Parking

    Activities Nearby

    • Cruises up the Douro River
    • Golf
    • Casino
    • Museums and cultural centres
    • Port Wine lodges
    • Bike & segway tours
    • Helicopter ride
    • Jet boat river tours
    • Thematic and sightseeing tours

    Other Information

    • Porto (Oporto) airport is 18 kms
    • Adjoining rooms available
    • Rooms for disabled persons available
    • Stunning wedding location
    • Excellent conference/meeting facilities
    • Vigo (Spain) airport 142 kms
    • Campanha Railway station 2 kms
    • RNET 932

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      Hotel Facilities
      • Restaurant and Bar
      • Terrace
      • Outdoor pool
      • Heated indoor pool
      • Turkish bath
      • Gym
      • Sauna
      • Massage lounge
      • Lift
      • Free internet access
      • Business centre
      • 24h reception
      • Room service
      • Laundry service
      • Shop
      • Parking
      Activities Nearby
      • Cruises up the Douro River
      • Golf
      • Casino
      • Museums and cultural centres
      • Port Wine lodges
      • Bike & segway tours
      • Helicopter ride
      • Jet boat river tours
      • Thematic and sightseeing tours

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      Testimonials

      7 testimonials for Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument

      1. Heel mooi hotel. The accommodatie was zoals vooropgesteld op de website.
        De verwelkoming was hartelijk en warm!
        De kamer was ruim, proper en zeer mooi ingericht.
        Het uitzicht in de tuin over het water was zeer romantisch.
        Het eten (ontbijt en diner) waren subliem, kei lekker!
        Echt een aanrader. De beste en mooiste Pousada die ik heb gedaan.

      2. we (2 couples) staid in Portugal for one week and we stayed only in posadas
        2 nights in Porto
        2 nights in Coimbra
        3 nights in Lisbon

        We have only compliments to all three

      3. May 2015 we had the opportunity to stay at the Pousada do Porto. Our stay was a by-product of a great deal of research. The facilities were much as they were presented on-line, tasteful and fun to experience. The river views are delightful and relaxing… either from the bar located on the river, or from your room. Dinning was very good and well presented. The most important asset was the staff!! From being greeted upon registration, to bar service to dinning they never failed to impress me with their caring for your comfort and insuring your stay was ideal. In as much as location…. the hotel sits right the bank of the river and your less than ten minutes, via car, away from the city central. The hotel runs a shuttle service and taxis are very reasonable too, so we simply left our car parked at the hotel (no charge to do this) and enjoyed their service. I have stayed at other Pestana properties and, without a doubt, this Pousada was my favorite.

      4. 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

      5. We stayed in March at the Pousada de Freixo after looking at the web site. The Freixo met all our expectations and some. The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel like we were at home. Though a bit out of town, it was still convenient and the views and ambiance well worth it. We will stay again upon our return to Porto.

      6. Nous avons séjourné à la Pousada de Porto en avril 2014. Nous sommes très satisfaits de cet hôtel luxueux aux splendides parties communes . La réception nous a offert dès l’arrivée un verre de porto et par la suite, le personnel s’est toujours montré attentif et prévenant. Notre chambre avait vue sur le Douro. Le restaurant est également remarquable. On y trouve même du pain sans gluten La navette vous conduit en ville en 10 minutes et permet de se libérer des soucis de parking. Bref, un excellent rapport qualité prix. Encore un petit effort pour parler français et tout sera parfait !

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      Article on a trip around Portugal, visiting Lisbon, Porto and Castelo Branco: http://innerwanderlust.com/colourful-porto-hilly-lisbon-pastries-of-portugal/
      Kate
      Nous avons séjourné à la Pousada de Porto en avril 2014. Nous sommes très satisfaits de cet hôtel luxueux aux splendides parties communes . La réception nous a offert dès l'arrivée un verre de porto et par la suite, le personnel s'est toujours montré attentif et prévenant. Notre chambre avait vue sur le Douro. Le restaurant est également remarquable. On y trouve même du pain sans gluten La navette vous conduit en ville en 10 minutes et permet de se libérer des soucis de parking. Bref, un excellent rapport qualité prix. Encore un petit effort pour parler français et tout sera parfait !
      LEROUX
      We stayed in March at the Pousada de Freixo after looking at the web site. The Freixo met all our expectations and some. The staff was extremely helpful and made us feel like we were at home. Though a bit out of town, it was still convenient and the views and ambiance well worth it. We will stay again upon our return to Porto.
      Paul Fortier
      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
      Scarlett Rehrig

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      1 Nov 2023 to 31 Oct 2024
      Rates in  EUR
      1 Nov to 27 Dec 2023
      2 Jan to 29 Feb 2024
      1 to 27 Mar 2024 28 Mar to 30 Apr 2024 1 May to 31 Oct 2024
      Classic room from 148 from 157 from 210 from 243
      Superior room from 218 from 240 from 325 from 330
      Executive room from 261 from 264 from 374 from 380
      Executive Superior river view room from 282 from 285 from 379 from 390
      Deluxe Grand View room from 324 from 342 from 434 from 460
      Junior Suite from 377 from 395 from 501 from 530
      Suite from 409 from 427 from 540 from 565
      Suite with balcony from 440 from 458 from 572 from 582
      Suite Nasoni from 514 from 532 from 650 from 673

      Please note

      – Prices are per night for 2 persons sharing one room and include breakfast

      – Prices are valid until 31 October 2024 – they are subject to change without prior notice 

      – Special rates apply at New Year (28 Dec to 1 Jan) 

      – Special rates are available for reservations of 10 bedrooms or more 

      – Cancellations – 1st night will be charged if the reservation is cancelled less than 72 hours prior to arrival (special promotions may have different cancellation policies) 

      – No show – the whole stay will be charged

      Location/Directions

      Address: 
      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.
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