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Pousada do Porto, Palácio do Freixo

The Pousada do Porto, Freixo Palace Hotel, opened in October 2009 and is the first Portuguese Pousada in the Oporto city.

The adaptation of the Pousada do Porto, inserted in a palace which has been classified as a National Monument since 1910, was by architect David Sinclair and decorated by architect James Mitchell. The building is located on the banks of the Douro River, named after the famous Wine Region in Portugal, which dates back to Roman times.
Situated just a few kilometres from Guimarães, the European Culture Capital 2012, the Freixo Palace is a beautiful example of Portuguese civil baroque.
Characterised by its sumptuous eighteenth century construction, the work originally was authorised by the celebrated Italian architect Nicolau Nasoni. Nicolau Nasoni was one of the most significant architects of the Oporto city with an important contribution to the Historic Heritage where attention is also given to the Tower of the Clergy, ex-libris of the city. At the time of construction the Tower of the Clergy was considered to be the highest building in Portugal standing at 75 metres high.

This typical palace was ordered built by the Dean of the Cathedral of Oporto, D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha – a wealthy lord within Douro and Minho and responsible for bringing the famous Italian architect to Oporto.
Later the building and its gardens were sold to the Harmony Company who then installed a mill which was extended in the 50s and 60s.
The Pousada do Porto consists of 2 separate buildings which are connected: that of the Palace where you can find the restaurant, the bar, the lounges and the meeting rooms, and the old Harmony mill factory which has 87 comfortable rooms some of which come with a magnificent view of the Douro River.
This hotel in Oporto has on offer in its establishment, a modern Spa where you can relax in the Turkish baths, the heated indoor pool and sauna, as well as being able to book massages.
Inside the Palace you will find the restaurants, which surpass in excellence and that salute the Portuguese cuisine with small contemporary shades which alter seasonally. The lounges and the bar are also areas of comfort and wellbeing.
Outside you can find the gardens with its main feature being the pool and the old pontoon, an irresistible lure to pass the end of the day reinvigorating. The direct access to the river and the long path along the marginal allows the guests easy exploration of the area around the riverside. Enjoy the transfer service to the city and book your transfer at the reception with departures from the Pousada do Porto to the City Centre (Avenida dos Aliados) and vice versa.
The Pousada do Porto is around 2 km from the Campanhã railway station and the Oporto airport is 20 minutes by car, also there is free parking at the Pousada.



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Estrada Nacional 108, 4300 Campanhã, Porto

Reservations: + (351) 210 401 714 // General + (351) 225 311 000

+(351) 225301151

Lat:   N41 08 34     Long:   W8 34 28


TRIPADVISOR - Certificate of Excellence 2012 | 2013
Pestana Group was named in the official European Hotel Management Magazine as the only Portuguese hotel group in the "European Top 50" Survey ranking organized by the HMI.


The Pousada do Porto has a total of 87 rooms.

30 standard rooms
46 superior rooms with a river/pool view
10 suites
1 special suite with a river view
There is a possibility of adjoining rooms and the Pousada also has a room for people with limited mobility.


  • › Amenities
  • › Heating
  • › Air conditioning
  • › Safe
  • › Free Internet access in the rooms
  • › Mini Bar
  • › Room Service
  • › Hairdryer
  • › Wake-up service
  • › Laundry service
  • › External direct line telephone
  • › Cable TV
  • › LCD
  • › Satellite TV
  • › 220 Volts voltage


In this palace and national monument, some of our gastronomic values are recovered every day.

Our aim is in serving all who desire something that makes them relive their childhood.
Renew the great gastronomical temples, revise its texture without changing its tradition and original trait.
See the Restaurant Menu.
Cabbage soup with chorizo, Sausage caviar and paprika olive oil
Cod à la Zé do Pipo with mashed potato gratin and pickle mayonnaise
Tripe Oporto style with dry rice with aroma of garlic and sausage



The activities relate to experiences that customers can enjoy the surroundings and outside the hotel (reservation at reception).

    • The hire of luxury boats for boat trips with crew, on the coast and the Rio Douro
    • Bike Tour & Segway Tour
    • Casino in Espinho and Póvoa do Varzim
    • Shopping
    • Rio Douro cruises
    • Golf
    • Electric car tours from Ribeira to Foz
    • Bike rides
    • Helicopter ride
    • Jet Boat River Safari Tours
    • Thematic routes
    • Sightseeing Tour
    • Visit to Port Wine cellars
    • Visits to museums and cultural centres


The services are mostly provided by the hotel (for a fee where indicated). External to the Hotel services are indicated.

    • Free Premium Internet access in the entire Pousada
    • Turkish bath
    • Business Center
    • Gym
    • Laundry
    • Stores
    • Outdoor Swimming pool
    • Indoor heated pool
    • Reception
    • Room-service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Multilingual staff
    • Free transfer to the city center

Meetings & Events

The Pousada do Porto has available a videoconference hall of a high quality standard

Allowing high-speed IP connections worldwide, ensuring Full HD quality within the space of the videoconference halls of the Pestana Group Hotels which have parallel systems.
Audiovisual equipment available: television, video, data-show, flip-chart. Videoconferencing service at the Pousada.
The Pousada provides paper, pens, water and sweets free of charge for every meeting.
 See the Meetings and Events Brochure.

See room maps

Room area and number of people per Hotel room display.

Porto Cavaleiro de Malta 13 N/D N/D N/D N/D N/D N/D
Porto D. Jerónimo 162 200 80 N/D 80 210 180
Porto Douro 270 320 150 N/D 150 350 300
Porto Tenda ou espaço aberto N/D 550 N/D N/D N/D N/D N/D
Porto Visconde da Azurara 46 60 26 N/D 26 70 50
Porto Visconde Velado 46 60 26 N/D 26 70 50

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Get all the information you need for your event, ask us through the contact form on this page.


The grandeur of the palace, the view of Douro and the regional cuisine make this Pousada an ideal location for a dream wedding

With the restaurant, the several available banquet halls and the exterior garden with marquees, the Pousada has the capacity for up to 500 people.
Since it is our object to give you a dream wedding, we intend to ensure that you have no preoccupations with regards to any of the details. In this way we create a complete service which includes everything, the decoration, personalised menus, table plans, entertainment, hostess service, guests accommodations and finally, your Wedding Night!
To complete this service you could also privatise all or part of the Pousada. Should you have another place in mind and would like to use the catering service with the Pousadas de Portugal quality; we will be more than happy to help.
Consult our banquet menu suggestions.

Magic Spa

Magic Spa Signature Treatments

The Magic Spas by Pestana now offer a totally exclusive menu with their signature face and body treatments, designed with ancestral, therapeutically inspirational technics collected from around the world.
With each of the treatments offered, give in to the perfect fusion between the touch of our licensed therapists and the aromas carefully chosen for the immediate and visual results.
Everyday 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM

MAGIC SPA Aroma Facials

Find in all our facial treatments the perfect fusion between the therapeutic touch and the aromas carefully selected for your skin which guarantee you a truly relaxing experience with immediate results.

MAGIC SPA Aroma Body Massage

Experience the benefits of a massage where the therapeutic touch and the selected aromas melt conducing to a truly Magic journey.

MAGIC SPA Exclusive Body Treatments

Experience the benefits of a body exfoliation to relax and hydrate. Hydrate your body offering your skin the velvet effect of your dreams. Fight against cellulite and re-define your silhouette.

MAGIC SPA Stress Escapes

Experience an escape in the Magic Spa and recover your balance and well being..

MAGIC SPA Group Escapes

The MAGIC SPA goes to meet the you want, please contact us to know the offers we have for Groups, Spa experiences the two solutions for enterprises. Imagine ... we create.


The Magic Spas have now launched their exclusive product brand of Magic Potion.
Free of parabens, artificial colouring and flavouring and not tested on animals, the Magic Potion products excel in the quality of natural materials used where the initial extract of essential oils are something to be highlighted. The use of the latest technology of Miron glass packaging, guarantee the preservation against the effects of light and temperature of the Magic Potion product.
A recipe for success, which invites you to experience unique moments of relaxation at the Magic Spas by Pestana...

In & Out

A plan for an unforgettable stay!

We have prepared a guide for you with all the information necessary to make your stay at the Pousada do Porto a unique one. Whether at the hotel or discovering the region, we can suggest the best there is to do, see and taste - IN&OUT.
Our object is for you to get to know a little bit more about the area you are staying in: IN - the Curiosities, the History, our Restaurants and what more can be found within the area.On the other hand we provide you with information on the best to see (To See): Points of interest and Places to visit; what to do (To Do): Main leisure and Cultural activities and Tasting activities (To Eat): Typical Regional Gastronomy and Restaurants.
For more information please contact: in&

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