The Pestana Palacio do Freixo is set within the beautiful Baroque architecture of an 18th Century palace , surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens. Providing the ideal escape for couples or families seeking a luxury getaway, you’ll find facilities fit for royalty on the grounds – from the hotel’s indulgent spa and first class fitness centre to its heated indoor pool and stylish outdoor infinity pool. Dine in the terroir concept restaurant or order from extensive wine and cocktail menus at two chic bars.

Located in the city of Porto, this luxury resort is perfectly situated in one of Portugal’s most vibrant regions. Take the complimentary shuttle into the centre and stroll the streets of the old town – a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Or cross Dom Luis Bridge from Porto to Vila Nova de Gaia for stunning vineyards and wine tasting. The Serralves Museum, with its stunning gardens, is just seven miles away, as is the Clerigos Church – another stunning example of Baroque architecture. Porto Airport is located just over 11 miles from the hotel.

Rooms are arranged within the impressive mill building of this national monument. Bathed in gold and chestnut tones, suites feature prominent dark wood accents and classical designs. Upgraded suites boast sweeping views of the Douro River and luxury amenities.

Accommodation details


Estrada Nacional 108

Check-in Details:

Normal Check-in: 15:00
Normal Check-out: 12:00


1.9 mi / 3.1 km from city centre

General facilities

  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Exercise gym
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • Bicycle rentals
  • 2 Restaurant
  • 2 Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • 1 Lounges/bars
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Massage services
  • Indoor pool
  • Safe deposit box
  • Elevators
  • Steam bath

Other facilities

Slip into relaxation at the Magic Spa, with a menu of signature facials and massages inspired by ancient holistic techniques. After your treatment, take a dip in the spa’s heated indoor pool, retreat to the sauna or let off steam in the Turkish bath. Take a dip in the hotel’s infinity style outdoor pool, overlooking the Atlantic, or spend your days relaxing on the shaded sun loungers. You’ll find romantic hideouts and serene alcoves peppered throughout the hotel’s extensive gardens.

Once you’ve had your fill of relaxation, head to the hotel’s fitness centre. Here, you’ll find a range of state-of-the-art equipment, from free weights to cardio machines, for a personalised workout.

A complimentary shuttle runs daily (every two hours from 10:00 until 22:00) and takes you directly from the hotel into the centre of Porto (Palacio da Bolsa).

Dining information

Discover a truly unique terroir culinary concept at the hotel’s Palatium Restaurant. A blend of locally sourced produce and fresh ingredients form a stunning menu of Portuguese and Mediterranean fare. Try the buttery carpaccios or ceviches to start and the seared veal maronesas for your main.

With wonderful views of the Douro River, the Bar Nasoni is the perfect post-dinner drinks spot. This stylish, plush venue delivers an all-day dining menu, alongside a dedicated port and regional wine selection and a choice of signature cocktails. Order mixed drinks, mocktails and a variety of premium spirits at The Promenade Bar. Flanking the hotel’s sparkling main pool, this venue also serves a menu of light bites including salads, sandwiches and burgers.

You can also choose to dine in the comfort of your own room with the hotel’s 24-hour room service.

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