We Love —
- A restored 18th-century Baroque building overlooking the Douro River
- Relax by the hotel's infinity pool which overlooks the river
- Feel refreshed with a complimentary welcome drink on arrival
Your Destination —
Straddling the River Douro just a few kilometres inland from the Atlantic, Porto, in the country's northwest, is closer to Spanish Galicia than it is to Lisbon. Porto possesses an appealing pan-Iberian atmosphere to complement its many historic charms; the old city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Cross to the south side of the Douro River, over the Ponte Dom Luís I, and you leave the city of Porto for the separate town of Vila Nova de Gaia. The riverfront here - facing Porto's Ribeira - also has a long line of cafés, bars and restaurants; cruise boats dock along the esplanade, while the wooden craft with sails are known as barcos rabelos, the traditional boats once used to transport wine casks downriver from the Douro port estates.
The views are, if anything, better from Gaia than from the Porto side, looking back across to a largely eighteenth-century cityscape, with few modern buildings intruding in the panoramic sweep from Palácio de Cristal gardens to cathedral towers.
The city centre is architecturally fascinating, with many of the buildings faced with distinctive blue-patterned Portuguese tiling. Outside this area, though, Porto's undoubted traditional appeal is balanced by the trappings of a lively modern European city - making it an ideal destination if you're looking for a rich mix of culture and fun.
Your Hotel —
Pestana Palacio Do Freixo is the first Portuguese Pousada in Porto, opening its doors to guests in 2009. It consists of two connected buildings: the Palace, where you can find the restaurant, bar, lounge and meeting room, and the old Harmony Mill factory, which houses the 87 comfortable rooms.
Number of rooms: 87
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally
Your Room —
This offer is based on a stay in a Superior Room.
Room amenities include:
- Air conditioning
- Free Internet access in the Rooms
- Hair dryer
- Alarm service
- Laundry service
- LCD Cable TV
- Mini Bar
- Room Service
- External direct line telephone
- 220 Volts voltage
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Just for you: welcome drink upon arrival.
Your Time —
The Magic Spa by Pestana now offers a totally exclusive menu with signature face and body treatments, designed with ancient therapeutic techniques collected from around the world. Give in to the perfect fusion between the touch of experienced therapists, and the calming spa aromas.
The spa also boasts Turkish baths, an indoor heated pool and sauna, giving you plenty of options when it comes to relaxation.
Your Journey —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Transfers are not included, but can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee, where available. The transfer distance/time from Oporto airport is approximately 19 km/15 minutes.