Pestana Palacio do Freixo

Pestana Palacio do Freixo 5

A grand hotel perched next to the Douro River, Pestana Palácio do Freixo sits outside of Porto itself to offer a bucolic retreat for visiting guests.

Nestled in the Freixo neighbourhood of Porto, about two miles from downtown, this opulent resort is ideal for those who want to escape the bustle of town and enjoy lashings of luxury in the process. Pestana Palácio do Freixo has it down to a tee, thanks to both indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, and lavish living areas, all placed amidst the verdant scenery of Freixo.

Room Types

All rooms

Rooms at Pestana Palácio do Freixo are understated but comfortable, complete with a living area and bedecked in neutral shades. In contrast to the rest of the hotel, guestrooms are decidedly contemporary in style, unfussy and spectacularly clean, putting all emphasis on the view outside (Superior Rooms and above afford river vistas).


  • King or twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rain shower and/or bathtub
  • Satellite TV
  • Separate lounge area (certain room categories only)
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Mini bar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Nespresso coffee machine (certain room categories only)

    Amenities in room categories may differ.
  • Classic


    Superior Deluxe

    Superior Deluxe

    Junior Suite

    Junior Suite

    Hotel Location

    Description, Services & Facilities

    Pestana Palácio do Freixo exudes history from its very core, housed in both a baroque palace and former flour mill that are filled with gilded mirrors, velvet chairs, frescoes and antique furniture. Outside, manicured gardens face the glittering river and forested hills beyond, as does the infinity pool and jetty where sun loungers invite you to lie back and drink it all in. Be sure to put aside enough time for the spa, as its indoor pool, sauna and hammam will do their best to lull you into a state of utter relaxation; you can even request to have your massage out on the lawns, should you so wish. When you want to explore Porto, hop on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to town, returning to your tranquil base at the end of each day to enjoy the treats of Paladium Restaurant and Nasoni Bar.
    Services and Facilities

  • Outdoor rooftop swimming pool and surrounding patio
  • Gym
  • Massage spa, hammam, Jacuzzi and sauna
  • Shuttle transfers to the surrounding region
  • Exclusive excursions available such as jet boat river safaris, helicopter tours, sightseeing, luxury boat hire, exclusive wine cellar access and more
  • Golf course nearby
  • ATM
  • Laundry and dry-cleaning service
  • Wi-Fi
  • Onsite parking
  • Babysitting and childcare services


  • Palatium Restaurant

  • Stunning dining space, the like of which you may not have seen before, with fresco-covered walls and the same level of elegance you will have come to expect throughout the rest of this beautiful property
  • Local flavours are the order of the day, with a self-declared journey through Portuguese cuisine being the ultimate aim across the menu

    Nasoni Bar

  • Chic, poolside dining serving all day delights with accompanying river views
  • Nasoni’s menu takes on a much lighter note of soups, steak and sandwiches, though the quality is as good as the main restaurant
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