We are right in the middle of the summer holidays, and I know a good number of us have already booked a place to stay before the summers are over. For those who might still be stranded and don’t have any idea of where to stay or go, I have a plan for you.
Porto is the second largest city in Portugal and is regarded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich history and culture. With this in mind, you are guaranteed an exquisite stay while at the same time getting the opportunity to learn more about its history and culture while staying at some of the best hotels in the city.
During the summer holidays, some of the best hotels located in this city have special offers mainly due to the high demand experienced during this period. As a way of saving money, it is of the essence to conduct an extensive research and determine the best hotel to stay. As an international visitor, you can catch flights to Porto from your local airport and get picked by your host hotel once you arrive.
In this article, I’m going to list down a total of five 5-star hotels in Porto that you should make an effort and book a slot as early as possible.
Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas
Intercontinental Porto Palacio das Cardosas ranks as being one of the best hotels in Porto. If you are looking for a spacious hotel that offers you some of the best amenities, look no further than this hotel. Located in Praca da Liberdade, Oporto’s main city square, this hotel gives you a glimpse of the rich culture of the Porto people. For instance, while staying at this hotel, you will get the chance to visit the Bolhao Market, Clerigos Church, and the Ribeira District. In general, the hotel has over 105 spacious rooms, a square restaurant, a bar, and a wellness center.
Pestana Palacio do Freixo
Pestana Palacio do Freixo is housed in a palace and located on the banks of Duoro River. While staying at this hotel, you will get the opportunity to view the magnificent Duoro river and its breathtaking sparkling lights illuminated from the hotel lights. This hotel has a total of 87 rooms which include 30 standards, 46 superiors, and ten suites. Basic amenities and activities provided include golfing, biking, sailing, a fitness center and a high-speed internet connection.
Crowne Plaza Porto
Crownwe Plaza Porto is a member of the Five Star Alliance and one of the famous landmarks located on the famous Avenida da Boavista. The good thing about this hotel is the fact that it’s located in the vicinity of the main urban center in Porto Portugal hence providing you with ease of access to some of Porto’s cultural locations and activities. This hotel has over 232 rooms and 42 suites evenly spread across the 13 floors that house the hotel. Amenities and activities provided at this hotel include horseback riding, jogging, tennis courts, high-speed internet, a fitness center, and a golf course.
Porto Palacio Congress Hotel and Spa
Porto Palacio Congress Hotel and Spa is a 5-star hotel located on Avenida da Boavista, about 7-minute walk from Estadio do Bessa. Transfers from Porto airport to the hotel are available thanks to the fact that the hotel is only located a mere 13.4 km from the airport. This 5-star hotel has a relaxing spa, a squash court, massage rooms, an indoor pool, and a fitness center. A total of 221 rooms and suites are available for selection depending on your preferences.
Pestana Vintage Porto
Pestana Vintage Porto is a 5-star hotel located along the historic and iconic Ribeira square in Porto. The hotel is located near the city center hence making it ideal for anyone interested in shopping. The hotel in itself encompasses a rich history of Porto which dates back to the 16th century thanks to some of its iconic buildings. The rooms are fully fitted with Free Wi-Fi, air conditioners, and room service upon request. Smoking is not allowed hence making it the ideal hotel for anyone with a young family.
From the information gathered from this article, it is my hope that if you are planning to visit Porto Portugal, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing some of the best hotels in Porto. Apart from this, depending on where you stay, flights to Porto and back are readily available. On the other hand, once you reach your destination, transfers from Porto airport can be organized by the hosting hotel.