Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa  5 stars

Av Boavista, 1269, Porto, Portugal, 4100-130  show mapSave
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Overview

The Porto Palacio Hotel is situated close to the modern business centre of Porto on the Avenida da Boavista, within walking distance from the Casa da Musica and the Modern Art Museum.

The premium five-star property boasts opened in 1986 and totally refurbished venue that comprises the lounge on the 19th floor with glorious 360 degree views, a health club, spa and two swimming pools, meeting rooms, restaurants and a bar.

There are 233 rooms and 18 suites equipped with plasma TV, working desk, complimentary wireless internet connection, in-room safe, mini-bar, and private bathroom with television, complete set of Molton Brown amenities, hair dryer, bathrobe and slippers.

The Porto Palacio offers cuisine for every possible taste in six different restaurants, ranging from gourmet grill and Italian cuisine to informal beer house and Japanese light food.

The hotel is placed only 800m from the Casa da Musica’s Metro Station and 10km from the Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   18.  Number of rooms   251.

City Center Porto - 1.7 mi
Airports Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO) - 5.7 mi, Ourilandia (OIA) - 36.9 mi
Train Stations São Bento train station - 1.8 mi, Campanhã train station - 2.9 mi
Underground stations Casa da Musica's Metro Station - 3000 ft, Trindade Metro Station - 1.6 mi
Restaurants Gosho (Cuisine: Asian, Japanese) - 0 ft, Restaurante Cervejaria PortoBeer (Cuisine: Portuguese) - 100 ft

Rooms

All spacious rooms ensure the greatest possible comfort and enjoy a city or river view, flat screen TV with access to internet and play station, free wireless internet access, heated towel rack, heated bathroom floor, bathrobe and slippers, professional hair dryer, mirror doors between the room and the entrance, working desk, lighted closet and individual safe with PC socket inside, mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning.

Dining options

The VIP Lounge on the top floor of the Porto Palacio Hotel offers delicious breakfast, afternoon tea and relaxing drink in the evening. The Salsa and Loureiro restaurant with a modern and warm decoration serves Portuguese cuisine. The Porto Beer is the traditional Portuguese beer house and the Grappa is the venue with Italian cuisine and traditional Italian desserts. Moreover, you are offered Japanese and fusion cuisine, light and healthy food at several other dining venues.

A buffet breakfast is served at the price of EUR 15 per person per night. 

Work

The Porto Palacio Congress Centre has everything you need to guarantee the success of your congress and meeting. All ten meeting rooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and audio-visual equipment for up to 600 persons.

Leisure

The comfortable and elegant Malo Clinic Spa has an interactive swimming pool, aquatic hydro massage beds, Jacuzzi, Swiss shower, solarium, sensations shower, heated beds and sauna. Moreover, guests are offered a welcome kit with a robe, towels and slippers at each visit.

Additional features

The property offers a fitness club, a parking garage, two swimming pools, a squash court, a sauna and a Jacuzzi, as well as airport shuttle, room service, car rental, business center, laundry, ironing service, dry cleaning and tour desk.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour security
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
  • Garage
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Squash
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Game room
  • Children's pool
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Grab bars in bathroom
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Turkish bath
  • Steam bath
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Hammam
Room view
  • City view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Terrace
  • Mirror
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Walk-in closet
  • Ergonomic chair
  • Sitting area
  • Fireplace
  • Living room
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Bidet
  • Bathroom telephone
  • Slippers
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • LCD TV
  • Analog data port
  • Speaker phone
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Direct dial telephone
Room decor
  • Soundproofed windows

Policies

Check-In

from  12 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 11 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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All spacious rooms ensure the greatest possible comfort and enjoy a city or river view, flat screen TV with access to internet and play station, free wireless internet access, heated towel rack, heated bathroom floor, bathrobe and slippers, professional hair dryer, mirror doors between the room and the entrance, working desk, lighted closet and individual safe with PC socket inside, mini-bar and individually controlled air conditioning.

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Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Executive Room
Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Two Single Beds or Double Bed
Size: 315 sq. feet

Comfortable room decorated in modern style and calm colors offers a cozy seating area, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities.

Room facilities
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    Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe Room Executive Room
    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds or Two Single Beds or Double Bed

    Comfortable room decorated in modern style and calm colors offers a cozy seating area, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, mini-bar and private bathroom with all amenities. This room features an access to the VIP lounge.

    Room facilities
      Executive Two Bedroom Suite
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      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Executive Two Bedroom Suite Deluxe Room

      Spacious suite decorated in modern style and calm colors offers two bedrooms, a comfortable living area, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, mini-bar and two private bathrooms with all amenities. This suite features an access to the VIP lounge.

      Deluxe One Bedroom Suite
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      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Executive Suite
      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Executive Suite
      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe One Bedroom Suite Executive Suite

      Spacious suite decorated in modern style and calm colors offers a bedroom, a spacious living area with comfortable furniture, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, mini-bar and a private bathroom with all amenities. This suite features an access to the VIP lounge.

      Deluxe Superior One Bedroom Suite
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      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe Superior One Bedroom Suite Executive Suite
      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Deluxe Superior One Bedroom Suite Executive Suite

      Spacious suite decorated in modern style and calm colors offers a bedroom, a spacious living area with comfortable furniture, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, mini-bar and a private bathroom with all amenities. This suite has an ocean view. This suite features an access to the VIP lounge.

      Grand Palacio Suite
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      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Grand Palacio Suite Deluxe Superior One Bedroom Suite
      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Grand Palacio Suite Executive Suite

      Luxurious Grand suite decorated in modern style and calm colors offers a bedroom, a spacious living area with comfortable furniture, large and well-equipped work area, flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchenette, dining area and a private bathroom with all amenities. This suite has an ocean view. This suite features an access to the VIP lounge.

      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa LocationWhat's nearby

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      The property is set 600m from the Casa da Musica and the Estadio do Bessa, and within 2km from the Arrabida Bridge, the City Market Bolhao, the Cloister Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar, the Clerigos Tower, the Palacio de Cristal gardens and the Oporto Coliseum.

      Popular areas
      • City Center
        1.6 mi
      Places of interest
      • Casa da Musica
        2000 ft
      • Boavista Roundabout
        2700 ft
      • Arrabida Bridge
        4300 ft
      • City Market Bolhao
        1.7 mi
      Train stations
      • São Bento train station
        1.7 mi
      Shopping areas
      • North Shopping
        1.7 mi
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Cloister Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar
        1.6 mi
      • Clerigos Tower
        1.6 mi
      Stadiums
      Parks
      • Palacio de Cristal gardens
        1.1 mi
      Business areas
      • Porto Editora
        1.2 mi
      Underground stations
      • Casa da Musica's Metro Station
        2700 ft
      • Trindade Metro Station
        1.6 mi

      Local Attractions

      • Museu Romantico
        5300 ft
        Rua de Entre-Quintas, 220, Porto
      • Palacio de Cristal
        1.0 mi
        Rua D. Manuel II, Porto
      • Edificio Vodafone
        1.0 mi
        Avenida da Boavista, 2949, Porto
      • Serralves
        1.1 mi
        Rua D Joao de Castro 210, Porto
      • Estacao Litoral da Aguda
        1.1 mi
        Rua Dr. Alfredo Dias, S/N, Praia da Aguda, Vila Nova de Gaia

      Near the hotel

      • Casa da Musica
        2100 ft
        Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto
      • Museu do Carro Electrico
        4800 ft
        Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Gosho

        61% likes this, based on 85 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

        0 ft
        Avenida da Boavista, 1277
      • Restaurante Cervejaria PortoBeer

        62% likes this, based on 45 reviews
        Cuisine: Portuguese
        Price Range: USD 23 - USD 45

        100 ft
        Av. da Boavista, 1269

        Phone: +351 226 086 793

      • Salsa & Loureiro

        65% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Cuisine: Portuguese
        Price Range: USD 22 - USD 56

        0 ft
        Avenida da Boavista, 1277, Piso -1

        Phone: +351 22 608 67 04

      • Mendi

        73% likes this, based on 50 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian
        Price Range: USD 33 - USD 41

        500 ft
        Avenida da Boavista - 1430 - Loja 1

        Phone: 226 091 200

      • Poivron Rouge Restaurant (Tiara Park Atlantic Porto)

        86% likes this, based on 55 reviews
        Cuisine: Mediterranean, International, Portuguese

        600 ft
        Av. da Boavista, 1466
      Getting there.

      Arriving at the Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport you can easily reach the hotel by underground towards the Casa da Musica’s Metro Station, by bus or by taxi.

      Getting around.

      The Porto Palacio Hotel is conveniently set 800m from the Casa da Musica’s Metro Station, 2.5km from the Trindade Metro Station, 2.8km from the Sao Bento train station and 500m from the bus stop.

      Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel And Spa

      Average guest rating

      8.6
      out of 10
      Exceptional
      Based on 136 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      8.3
      Rooms
      9.1
      Service
      8.1
      Value
      8.2
      Dining
      9.3

      Individual guest reviews

      • Couple

        Staff where amazing. It is expected for a 5star to have helpful staff but everyone went above and beyond. A great hotel.

        Some things a bit ridiculously priced. 5Euro for an espresso is over the top.

        • Average rating
          9.2
      • Couple

        Superb hotel, excellent staff with a wonderful all glass roof bar and terrace on the 19th floor. A short walk to the metro gets you into town in 15 minutes. Ignore exterior pictures, the interior is high end and the spa is excellent - worth spending some time relaxing. We aware upgraded to a Deluxe Room which are on floors 16-19 and have direct access to the roof bar. Worth the extra money. We ate at the Portuguese restaurant and the food was delicious supported by very attentive staff. I would certainly return on my next visit to Porto.

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Single

        The room, the bed the bathroom, the towels....

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Older travelers

        thefood and service

        the staff at the gym was terrible and hours of gym were less than publizede

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Couple

        Great hotel, everything was perfect. Nice touch the welcome porto at arrival. Wireless internet free. Didnt try breakfast as there were so many cheaper options in the area. Supermarket beside hotel, for fresh fruits or whatever else you want to buy.

        Only minor complaint was the rudeness of one of the staff at the swimming pool (the 'trainer' in the kids swimming pool). we complained about him, and the manager apologised personally with us. It was nice, but some goodwill gesture would have been appreciated to enhance our forgiveness of the matter.

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Older travelers

        We arrived at the Palacio after a long, long day of travelling. We could not have asked for better service from the reception staff. The young man at the desk called housekeeping immediately to prepare our room, as we were early for check in, and showed us to the bar/lounge where we were able to order refreshments. Within a very short time, he delivered our room keys to us and we were shown to our room! Through out our stay, all staff was very pleasant and helpful....The Spa was wonderful....my husband and I found the time for a couples massage.....Sandra and Elena (?sp) were wonderful! The room service was also very good....excellent food and quick service. We have no complaints about our stay at the Porto Palacio!

        No complaints about our stay at the Porto Palacio!

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • Family with children

        Staff extremely friendly and willing to assist. Extra touches like getting welcome drinks from the bar for our young children whilst we enjoyed some port. Also gave children colouring sets upon arrival. Such little touches cost little but make your stay more memorable.

        Having to pay for car parking even though we knew before booking.

        • Average rating
          10.0
      • Couple

        Very good hotel, luxury and affordable, staff was very nice to us

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Couple

        professional helpful and kind staff, nice view from the rooms

        breakfast could be better, no fresh juices, only industrial bread, all a bit boring for a 5 star hotel. sauna area is very basic.

        • Average rating
          7.4
      • Couple

        The room service (including the telephone assistant) was excellent.

        The hotel can improve with isolation, in order to keep a cooler temperature in bedrooms.

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Older travelers

        Nearness to the city center, comfort of the room, good mood of employees. Breakfast fair and good quality.

        • Average rating
          7.8
      • Older travelers

        Great hotel for those who wish to be pampered at a budget price !

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Older travelers

        The best part was the unbeatable service

        The spa was closed and the fitness facility did not compare to the classiness of the hotel

        • Average rating
          8.8
      • Single

        Friendly welcoming staff, clean and relaxing hotel with spa and gym facilities. The Staff speak fluent english and are very helpful. Rooms are spacious and very quiet..perfect for short getaway. There is a supermarket next door. The city of porto itself was surprisingly interesting and fun place to visit..one of my favourity places so far and I have travelled a lot in europe. Sav.

        The roof top bar is only open to general public after 1030pm. It should be open to everyone at all time, and of course the break feast should be served there rather than in the restaurant in the basement which was dark and clastrophobic.

        • Average rating
          9.6
      • Single

        The staff were superb, kind caring and very attentive. The hotel facilites were excellent and the view from the rooftop restaurant was a really special treat.

        The hotel is not near the metro and is quite far from the city centre

        • Average rating
          9.2
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