Porto, Portugal

InterContinental Porto - Palacio das Cardosas

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Why We Love It

  • Set right in the heart of the Old Town, overlooking a Belle Époque square
  • Opulence and elegance -- it’s a former monastery and 18th-century palace
  • Contemporary amenities include a spa, fitness room, gourmet restaurant and stylish bar
  • Rooms and suites are spacious and luxurious, offering city views and marble bathrooms


Map & Directions

The nearest airport is Francisco Sá Carneiro, a 20-minute drive away, or you can take the E line to Trinidade metro station, 750m from the hotel, which will take about 40 minutes in total. Trains run into Sao Bento station, a few minutes’ walk away. If you’re driving, there is plenty of parking at the hotel -- It costs €25 a day.

Rooms & Rates

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Set in what used to be a 15th-century monastery (which then became an 18th-century palace), this Intercontinental Hotel Palacio des Cardosas, in Porto’s Old Town, is an ode to opulence and style, featuring marble floors, pillars, and crystal chandeliers. It’s no wonder Fodor’s named it one of its 100 best hotels in the World..

Overlooking Porto’s central Avenida dos Aliados, this is a great location if you’re looking to get a feel for Porto’s history. It’s right next to Clérigos Church and Sao Bento station, where the story of this UNESCO World Heritage city is depicted in dramatic blue-and-white tiles. Colourful Ribeira Square, on the banks of the Rio Douro is a 13-minute walk away.

Astoria, the on-site fine-dining restaurant, specialises in Portuguese cuisine with a contemporary twist and Douro valley wines, and has great views over Liberdade Square. Its terrace is a picturesque spot for an aperitif, while the bar serves cocktails, a wide range of Port wines (of course) and afternoon tea. A spa with a dry sauna offers luxurious face and body treatments (charges apply), and there’s a 24 hour fitness centre.

The 105 elegant rooms and suites are spacious, and feature classic décor with marble en-suite bathrooms and views over the city. All have free WiFi, cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities and a minibar. Upgraded rooms add sofabeds, while duplex suites (including two Presidential Suites), offer a separate seating area, two bathrooms and a small private balcony.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 22 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 29 per day
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 29 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 30 per accommodation, per night
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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