Indulge in the contrast between the Moroccan-inspired entrance and the outside. Such idiosyncrasy will follow you throughout your stay, as there are many spaces originally created by the great master of Italian baroque Nicolau Nasoni for the location's first owner, D. Jerónimo de Távora e Noronha; and many others refurbished to the taste of the second owner, António Afonso Veiled, whose preferences were more luxuriant and exotic.
The different environments will enrich your experience even more, since you can move from an Italian-influenced room, decorated with frescoes and stucco, to a fantasy that is more elementary than architectural. From the magnificent gilt opulence in the Hall of Mirrors to the restrained elegance of the breakfast room; where the frescoes' gray and white shades light up the day and the warm shades of wine and the vineyard heat up the nights; allow yourself the palatial indulgence of living with the opulence of yesteryear, surrounded with all the comfort and good taste of a modern luxurious stay.
In addition to the architecture and the extraordinary refurbishment work carried out here, the Freixo Palace also stands out for the service. Truly personalized and attentive, you never feel lost throughout your entire stay. Move to the imposing building of the Harmonia mills, where you'll find rooms where you can truly rest. Here you'll be offererd a more restrained space, peaceful and calm, in golden and brown tones, with a predominance of dark woods and a classic décor. As a true counterpoint to the magnificence of the Palace rooms, this environment calls for rest and privacy.
In the rooms you'll find a modern and contemporary environment, without losing an inch of the luxury or comfort. It's as if your room were an extension of the Douro river, which can be seen running trough the window.
The huge and comfortable beds, the refined and sophisticated bathrooms, and the large, inviting space will make you want to extend your stay. And when you come down to explore the spa area, your will to stay will only grow stronger. The indoor pool's blue and gold reflections invite you to make the most of the sauna, the Turkish bath and the jacuzzi. And after seeing someone in a bathrobe with uncombed hair, coming out of the massage room with a dreamy look of joy, you will have a hard time resisting the temptation to sneak there.
And don't forget to visit the bridge and the panoramic pool in the late afternoon, when the golden river tone illuminates the austere gray granite and lends a magical dimension to your stay. At Pestana Palácio do Freixo, perfection is not a dream but a permanent state. So that your days will become an unforgettable and extraordinary experience.Read more Read less