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InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Balsam Lake
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just spent 4 nights at the hotel and it was perfect. All of the staff are wonderful and extremely helpful. They truly could not do enough for you. The property is stunning and the rooms have those luxurious touches .. marble, perfect shower, top grade bed linens and a view from french doors that open up to the sites....

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HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Excellent Hotel bang in the center of Porto. Reception,Conciege, and overall service was outstanding . Rooms were lovely and huge bathroom ! View from room on the Praca da Liberdade facing the Monumento a Garrett was just amazing especially at night ! Breakfast buffet was first class and excellent service by the staff ! I loved the Bar after a...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear Guy P, Thank you for choosing the hospitality of Hotel InterContinental Porto and for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience. It is wonderful to know that you found the hotel’s location highly accessible. Your kind compliments of the legendary hospitality provided by our team are truly appreciated and I am glad to learn that...

Encinitas, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

5 star Hotel with excellent service. Delicious breakfast buffet. Rooms are large. Had a balcony overlooking the main square. View from our room. Beds very comfy. Front desk helpful with directions & getting around

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear NancyK2, It is wonderful to know that you had a great experience here at Hotel InterContinental Porto. Your commendation of the legendary hospitality provided by our colleagues is a ringing endorsement of our day to day efforts and we are very grateful for this recognition, and thank you for praising our breakfast service and the quality of the rooms....

Frederick, Maryland USA
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you need a good nights sleep on a real bed, this is the place. After traveling for six weeks, and sleeping in some of the worst beds in five star hotels, this is the place to stay. We stayed here last year around the same time frame, celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary. This year we are celebrating our 49th...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear CambodiaWeCare, Thank you very much for giving us the opportunity to serve you again here at Hotel Intercontinental Porto, as well as for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are thrilled to know that you were delighted with each and every aspect of your stay, and that you would recommend us so emphatically. Thank you...

Seattle
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had only one night stay at this luxury hotel in central Porto (a wonderful city). Hotel, room, buffet breakfast all excellent. Just don't have lunch there. Three of us each had to send back our meals twice, and finally gave up. Gazpacho tasted like pure vinegar. Avocados had consistency of under-ripe apple, lettuce was droopiest I've seen & yellow. Waiter...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty & Quality Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear DM1traveler, First of all we would like to thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel InterContinental Porto and for taking the time to share your experience with us. It is unfortunate to note the negative impressions reflected on this occasion, please accept our sincerest apologies for your unpleasant experience during lunch. We value your constructive feedback and are...

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While on vacation in Portugal with my son, we stayed at the Intercontinental. As a retired Prof. at Les Roches Marbella Hotel Management School, it met all my expectations. Fortuitously, I ran into a LesRoches alumni at the front desk. The room was comfortable, spacious and clean. The staff friendly and multi-lingual. The service excellent. The hotel is very well...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear Prof. Leonard_vd_Heyden, Thank you for choosing the hospitality of Hotel InterContinental Porto and for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience. It gives us a special pleasure to learn that a former Professor at Les Roches Marbella Hotel Management School, one of the most dignified international schools , enjoyed staying with us. It is wonderful...

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived the day of the Queima das Fitas parade. The hotel called me the week before to alert me to the fact that the street in front of the hotel would be closed to cars and suggested our taxi drop us off at the nearby Sau Bento train station. They offered for us to call and they would have...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear 300beachgirl, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel InterContinental Porto and for your review of our hotel. We are very happy to learn that your stay was a pleasant one, and thank you very much for sharing such gracious comments; it gives us energy to continue the legendary service for your satisfaction once we meet again...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were upgraded to a small suite facing the Plaza, which gave us the perfect vantage to watch the 2017 Queima das Fitas parade. Students graduating from universities in Porto and nearby, dressed in capes reminiscent of Harry Potter, parade through town, singing and celebrating, ending in the Plaza. The Porto medical school, which started the tradition in 1920, leads...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear LADenizen, Thank you very much for choosing to stay at Hotel Intercontinental Porto recently, and for taking the time to write about your experience. It is wonderful to know that you found the hotel’s location highly accessible to other tourist attractions and that you enjoyed the central view to 2017 Queima das Fitas Parade. We look forward to welcoming...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We checked into the hotel and immediately got greeted by the friendly hotel staff! The interior of the hotel is well designed and very classy, we absolutely fell in love with it. The room was spacious and comfortable, and it comes with an amazing view of the plaza. Staff was extremely friendly and helpful, they gave us great recommendations on...

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Joel Kanazawa S, Duty Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer Hiu Lam Lai, Thank you for choosing the hospitality of Hotel InterContinental Porto, and for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience. We are very happy to learn that your stay was a pleasant one, and thank you very much for sharing such gracious comments, it gives us energy to continue the legendary service...

RH
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Porto on a Sunday at noon. First time in Portugal.Took the train from the airport to the hotel. Our room was ready even though we got there much earlier than the check in time. The check in took almost no time and soon we were in our room unpacking. We asked the concierge to give us the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HISTORICAL PALACE AT THE HEART OF THE CITY CENTRE. Located in the heart of the Historical Centre, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas is the result of a careful renovation of a palace dated from the end of the 18th century. The Hotel is located in Oporto’s main city square, the Praça da Liberdade,within walking distance from all the major cultural highlights,trendy shops, bars and restaurants. The Hotel comprises 105 spacious rooms and suites, the Astoria Restaurant, Cardosas Bar, meeting and banqueting rooms, as well as a Wellness Centre. ... more   less 

Additional Information about InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas

Address: Praca Liberdade 25, Porto 4000-322, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $329 - $707 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas 5*
Number of rooms: 105
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Intercontinental Porto Palacio Das Cardosas Hotel Porto
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Business Hotel in Porto
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#2 Family Hotel in Porto
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“Room 105 has a view of the square, is very large and comfortable. The bed is the most comfortable we had in Portugal, London, or Paris.”
CambodiaWeCare, 24 May 2017 | Read review
“Second floor facing the plaza. Having balcony access made for such a treat to watch the people walking up and down the streets.”
hitaks, 16 May 2017 | Read review
“Top floor duplex suites are lovely, but don't have a view over the square.”
Naomi-eveH, 5 May 2017 | Read review
“If noise is a concern and you are willing to sacrifice great view of the square, ask for a room facing the back.”
281ellab, 2 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms with a view over the square might be lovely, but heard from another guest that it was a bit noisy ... you are in a city ...”
Shelley476, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
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