The Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel, opened in October 2009 and is the first Portuguese Pousada in the Oporto city.
Later the building and its gardens were sold to the Harmony Company who then installed a mill which was extended in the 50s and 60s.The Pousada do Porto consists of 2 separate buildings which are connected: that of the Palace where you can find the restaurant, the bar, the lounges and the meeting rooms, and the old Harmony mill factory which has 87 comfortable rooms some of which come with a magnificent view of the Douro River.This hotel in Oporto has on offer in its establishment, a modern Spa where you can relax in the Turkish baths, the heated indoor pool and sauna, as well as being able to book massages. Inside the Palace you will find the restaurants, which surpass in excellence and that salute the Portuguese cuisine with small contemporary shades which alter seasonally.The lounges and the bar are also areas of comfort and wellbeing.Outside you can find the gardens with its main feature being the pool and the old pontoon, an irresistible lure to pass the end of the day reinvigorating.The direct access to the river and the long path along the marginal allows the guests easy exploration of the area around the riverside.
The Pousada do Porto has a total of 87 rooms.
30 Classic Rooms, 36 Superior Rooms, 9 Superior Deluxe Rooms, 5 Junior Suites, 6 Suites with River View, 1 Special Suite with River View.
There is a possibility of adjoining rooms and the Pousada also has a room for people with limited mobility. Amenities, Heating, Air conditioning, Safe Free Internet access in the Rooms, Hair dryer, Alarm service, Laundry service, TV LCD, Cable TV, Mini Bar, Room Service, External direct line telephone, Satellite TV and 220 Volts voltage.
The services are mostly provided by the hotel for free. External or paid services are identified.
Experiences that customers can use inside and outside the hotel (check reservations with reception):
A Palace in the Story of your Holiday
To reach the city center, the Pestana Palácio do Freixo offers shuttles to the area of Ribeira. These shuttles are available three times a day, so you can plan your tours in the best way. If you're spending only a weekend here, make sure to visit Fundação Serralves and Casa da Música (Music House), the most prominent icons of the city's contemporary cultural diversity.
Back at the palace, you also find equally stimulating activities, although much more comfortable: the indoorpool, the Jacuzzi, the sauna and the Turkish bath are ideal to recover your energy after a long day of sightseeing. If the weather is good, be sure to take a dip in the amazing rooftop pool with a panoramic view of the river and watch the sunset on the deck chairs of the pontoon. If you look at the Palace, you can hear that the soft and golden tones of the Hall of Mirrors, where the family organized their parties, calling for you. Here you can find jazz concerts on Saturdays and a gin bar, giving a melodic note to your stay.
If you want to stay fit, our excellent gym is a way to take some time out and make room for the fantastic meals that you will enjoy here. Again, you will find towels, water and even fresh fruit so that you don't lose your energy during your workout. If you are a fan of running and prefer to do your excersise outdoors, you can take this chance to combine training and tourism and run to the Ribeira area, an unforgettable and unique way to see the city.
After so much activity, the ideal is to go up to your room and enjoy the excellent room dining menu and call room service. The game rooms are also another way to pass the time and enjoy the space in a much more social atmosphere.
And since you're already thinking about all the positive and pleasant sensations you can enjoy here, seriously think about going to the MagicSpa for a massage. Although the relaxation treatments are always the most desirable, try leaving your comfort zone and opt for an extraordinary Rebalance massage, or a facial treatment that will leave your skin like new and your soul like a feather.
Your Mansion for Parties
At the Pestana Palácio do Freixo, history changed the course of events and, where once it was the private area of the family, with its dining rooms decorated with frescoes and stucco; are now meeting or eventrooms, perfect for small celebration dinners or for medium-sizedmeetings.
The Visconde de Azurara and Visconde Velado rooms deserve a visit, even for the architectural and decorative details that adorn them. With the large stonework windows facing the river, they are the perfect place to organize a small or medium event.
If you want to have a bigger party, the Douro hall, an enormous room in the building of the old mills, full of windows and light, is the ideal place to do it. Perfect for banquets, parties and weddings, it can also welcome presentations, conferences and meetings. And of course, the beautiful gardens are perfect for serving cocktails or arranging a reception before your event.
A highly sought after place for weddings, the Pestana Palácio do Freixo helps you organize ceremonies in the gardens or in the small chapel, according to the number of guests and the type of atmosphere that is desired. And since everything changes overnight, shift from the bright stylish days to golden, sophisticated nights, full of glamor and charm.
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Enjoy the transfer service to the city and book your transfer at the reception with departures from the Pousada do Porto to the City Centre (Avenida dos Aliados) and vice versa.The Pousada do Porto is around 2 km from the Campanhã railway station and the Oporto airport is 20 minutes by car, also there is free parking at the Pousada.The adaptation of the Pousada do Porto, inserted in a palace which has been classified as a National Monument since 1910, was by architect David Sinclair and decorated by architect James Mitchell.The building is located on the banks of the Douro River, named after the famous Wine Region in Portugal, which dates back to Roman times.Situated just a few kilometres from Guimarães, the European Culture Capital 2012, the Freixo Palace is a beautiful example of Portuguese civil baroque.
Lat: N 41 08.571 Long: W 8 34.475
Lat: 41.142850 Long: -8.574583
Degrees, Minutes, Seconds
Lat: N41 08 34 Long: W8 34 28
Quadrant: 29N X: 535701 Y: 4554702
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