Location: Porto – Portugal
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: https://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/us/en/porto/prtha/hoteldetail
As most of you know, I’m a huge InterContinental fan! That’s why I was really looking forward to exploring and experiencing the InterContinental Porto, Palacio Das Cardosas! Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed by the staff. They were helpful and friendly with great hospitality. I just knew right from the beginning that this would be a great stay.
The location is great, it is located right in the center of Porto at Liberdade Square. I can’t imagine a better location. It’s only a short walk to the main attractions and many good restaurants beautiful Porto has to offer. The hotel itself is beautiful from the inside and outside. It is set in a converted historic palace. The hotel used to be the Palacio Das Cardosos. The interior designers have sought to create a hotel that functions exceptionally well whilst also providing a homely experience. Pretty impressive! The reception area is pretty large and gives a good first impression of the hotel. It has a true palace look with impressive chandeliers, grand staircases and several luxury seating areas. Check-in staff was efficient and friendly. Let’s explore the rooms…
The room I stayed in was very comfortable and had all the amenities I’d expect from a luxurious hotel. The room was suburb on every level. To start, it is worth mentioning the generous space of the room itself which was a very nice surprise, this factor really did make me feel more comfortable and added to the sense of prestige. Everything in the room is incredibly well finished from the furnishings to the art, styling and décor. I was amazed by the overall quality and feel of the room. The bed was very comfortable which enabled an excellent night’s sleep and added this, top of the line amenities are provided and immaculate cleanliness.
Marble bathroom – again, great size – featured a bath tub, separate shower and a separate toilet. Luxurious toiletries are provided.
There’s a lot to do at InterContinental Porto. For example, make sure to check out their wellness center by CC. I had the pleasure of experiencing a wonderful spa treatment. The therapist was very professional and made me feel at ease right from the moment I entered the spa. She was very knowledgeable about the product they use. I was escorted to a beautiful treatment room where I was pampered for the next 50 minutes. As I suffer from neck pain, she made me feel so much better after the treatment. The personalized service and techniques made the experience even better. I highly recommend to book your treatment here. You won’t be disappointed 😊
When it comes to food, InterContinental Porto has several options. We had dinner at their signature restaurant Astoria. Again, the interior of this restaurant is just beautiful. The many designer elements are wonderful.
Restaurant Astoria has a Portuguese and Mediterranean cuisine. The menu is varied and offers something for anyone. The dishes we ordered were all delicious and refined.
Service was wonderful. Each staff member made sure we had a great time.
Don’t forget to visit the Cardosas Bar! Since we were in Porto, we ordered porto and didn’t regret. The beautiful décor made the experience even more special.
Each morning, a great breakfast awaits you. Breakfast at InterContinental Porto is a great start of your day! The large buffet and several à la carte options are a treat.
InterContinental Porto is one of the top rated hotels in Porto and I can easily see why. From the comfortable rooms, convenient location and personalized service, I loved every second of my stay here and can’t wait to return!