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Larkspur, California
Reviewed 25 June 2016

A hotel cannot be more posh. I could blather on about top notch amenities , sheets, towels, lobby etc. let's start here. Upon arrival, the gracious staff kindly upgraded us to a luxury suite. It was like a glamorous town home. Gorgeous two story room with two bathrooms. It is in the heart of the center of Porto. Service staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend this hotel. The location was amazing, right in the Center of the city. It was spotless, The bed and pillows were very comfortable. The food was delicious, the staff very polite and willing to help with any requests or queries. I will definitely would return.

Thank ssao67
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We spent 4 nights in a duplex room (4th floor) in June. I can only agree with all the positive comments of other travellers about this hotel. Check-in was friendly and efficient. The room on 2 levels was spacious, clean and comfortable with free water and Nespresso machine. Great housekeeping service. There was no noise from other rooms or the...

1Thank CheshireCheese11
Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We spent 3 nights, arriving via 2 flight connections. Reception clerk was really helpful and checked us in promptly. Our Executive room was very comfortable - 1st floor (2nd in N American fashion). Looked over the Liberdade Place. Quiet, despite traffic.Cleaning and replenishment we first class. Bathroom a decent size, with separate walk-in shower and toilet. Good closet space. Breakfast...

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The staff are all very friendly, pro-active and helpful. Check-in was quick and efficient and due to our status we were upgraded to a lovely duplex suite with dining and lounge areas on one floor with a bedroom upstairs. Very food location as well. Breakfast is pretty standard and probably the least good part of our stay.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 20 June 2016

This is a grand, elegant, and centrally located hotel. Our room and bathroom was a good size, though not enormous, and impeccably clean and tastefully appointed with traditional decor. We faced the back of the hotel, so it was very quiet. The breakfast buffet was lavish, and the front desk and service staff were gracious and efficient.

Thank Isabel089
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip, the hotel is lovely, the rooms are really roomy and I love the little balconies you have with the large doors. It rained constantly while I was in Porto so one day while I was out there was a flood in my room, the hotel handled it well and moved...

Thank Sharmaine A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Excelent location, beautiful decoration and very helpful staff, mainly the efficient and kind concierge guys. But the lights in the room are very poor making almost impossible to pack or unpack your luggage at night.

1Thank paulobopp
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great position in the heart of Porto, very helpful staff large airy rooms and decor at a high standard. Breakfast was good but at 44 euros for 2 you are better off in the Cafes across the square, much cheaper better pastries and a great atmosphere. The Hotel is right next to the Sao Bento metro station, so easy from...

2Thank MillierBristol
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel is well located on the square and staff are excellent. We had room 315 and for a basic room it was comfortable and an excellent bathroom. Unfortunately it was described as having an excellent view of the square. This is true but on the Saturday and Monday night the noise was extreme. And the noise was loud all...

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IHGService, Guest Relations Manager at InterContinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas, responded to this review

Dear George P, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy to know that you liked our location and we certainly appreciate your nice feedback on staff, rooms and restaurant. On the other hand, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by the noise level during your visit....

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $272 - $580 (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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Also Known As:
Intercontinental Porto Palacio Das Cardosas Hotel Porto
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#1 Spa Hotel in Porto
#1 Business Hotel in Porto
#1 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#2 Family Hotel in Porto
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“It is probably quieter at the hotel rear. We had two Juliet balconies so were exposed to city noise, especially on St Patrick's eve.”
 of 5 bubbles paultry2015, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Please ask if any exterior rooms are available.... PS: the windows are soundproof, so no noise at all.”
 of 5 bubbles paul274Boston, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room at the back of the building, not facing the square.”
 of 5 bubbles Glassfingers19, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Remove the plastic undersheet before going to bed. It is below the mattress topper.”
 of 5 bubbles Bitternwatcher, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Praça da Liberdade view!”
 of 5 bubbles carlos_canada, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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