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Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The room was clean and spacious. The safe wasn't working and I think the air con didn't work either (the light was always on, even when it was off ...). The mattress was very hard. Water pressure in the shower too weak. The location isn't in the center (but I knew this and it serve my purpose), there is a supermarket right next to the hotel and coffee shops and restaurants.

This 5* Hotel at Avenida da Boavista in Oporto is not just well placed, it has a fantastic rooftop bar with excellent views of the city! Service and staff are great and very welcoming. Rooms are spacious and modern.

I have just spent 3 nights in the hotel and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. The rooms are clean and comfortable - the beds are excellent and there is a good choice of pillows. The bathroom was spotless and has an overhead shower as well as a hand held shower. There are nice toiletries available and the housekeeping service was very good too. I used the pool (you need to take a swim cap, or they have some in the spa reception area) and it was a delicious temperature. Breakfast is stunningly good! Not only is there a good range of fruit, cheeses, salamis and hot buffet items, there are nespresso machines too, as well as regular coffee. Different nice fruit juices, detox water, you name it, they have it. But the highlight were the pastries - for those needing to pile on the pounds, head straight to that area ;-) utterly mouthwatering doughnuts, the special Portuguese pastry with a creme anglaise filing, a similar one with added nuts, and many other varieties. I needed to come home while my clothes still fitted me... The staff are absolutely lovely. There is a gorgeous restaurant/bar area on the top floor with stunning views and a lunchtime buffet. It's also very atmospheric in the evening. The only tiny negative is that the hotel is not in a very central area, so it's a 15 minute taxi ride to get to the interesting part of town with historical sights and some fun streets with good shopping. However, taxis are not very expensive, so that is only a small factor to consider. The beautiful Casa da Musica is nearby for those who enjoy culture.

Stunning hotel with great staff and excellent customer service. We stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and found the room to be spacious, spotless and comfortable. The staff were welcoming, helpful and friendly. We loved the pools and the gym is huge. Breakfast was very fresh and lots of choice, table service for hot drinks. Highly recommended and to top it off it has a stunning view from the terrace!

This hotel is only a short taxi ride from the airport which is probably one of the reasons a lot of flight crews seem to be staying there. It was chosen for us, as my husband was on a business trip and we felt very comfortable there: the rooms are spacious and quiet. The decor is opulent - lots of chrome, mirrors, dark wood and metallic shimmering wallpaper - and immaculate. The breakfast has everything one would expect in a five star hotel plus lots of Portuguese specialities, such as cod cakes and pastels de nata. The view from the bar on the 19th floor is spectacular, especially as the sun sets over the Atlantic. There is a very large gym. The only thing that is not ideal is the location: it takes about 40 minutes to walk to the city centre and equally long to walk to the sea front. There is a frequent bus service, but personally I would choose something closer to the city centre.

Very good hotel the service was impressive very clean and comfortable. The food excellent. The city has special flavor there are churches that you need to see. The azulejos are so beautiful and Italia must the water tour in the Duero river.

My husband and I stayed at the Porto Palacio on a short vacation in Porto. The location half-way between the beaches of Matoshinos and old-town Porto was perfect. The service top notch as you would expect in a 5 start hotel. We had a drink at the rooftop bar on the first night we arrived, best place to watch the sunset. Our room was very spacious and had all the facilities we needed. The separate toilet room and shower room were a nice feature. We also loved the wall we could use to close off the hallway as our room was in front of the elevator - didn't hear a peep. Fantastic breakfast buffet well worth adding to the room fee. Overall a great stay!

The hotel is a considerable way from the port and attractions. The decor is mirror and stainless steel very modern but rather cold. The foyer has a bar that apparently is viewed as a sitting room with drinks available fro around 5 till 7-30 pm. Then up to the 19th floor for the restaurant and bar. Fabulous view of Oporto but it was so hot during the day that the fog came down with a vengeance. The rooms were spacious with separate loo, very practical. Tea and coffee was on hand with a kettle but no milk available. This maybe a continental thing won't do for the Brits! We had in our package dinner included. Very disappointing as mainly luke warm as tea candles used to keep the tureens warm. Spa was good and the pool warm. The gym looked well equipped but I didn't avail myself . All in all not too impressed.

Stayed for weekend , staff were really friendly and helpful , lovely bedroom , the best Gym I’ve ever been in . Price was good but Bar and foyer lacking atmosphere . Supermarket next door which had lovely delicatessen area

We arrived at the hotel to a great reception. The staff were very welcoming. We had a room upgrade at a reasonable price. Then to the rooftop terrace to watch the sunset with a glass of wine. Beautiful! Dinner at the rooftop restaurant was very good. A few daily specials were unavailable but the recommended alternates were great.

Avenida da Boavista, 1269 Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Casa da Musica
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Casa da Musica is a short stroll from Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, and other popular attractions like Museum of Port Wine are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 251-room, 5-star hotel has 2 indoor pools along with a full-service spa and 4 restaurants. Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral are also nearby.


Enjoy dining at Nautilus Bar and Bistro, one of 4 onsite restaurants. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 251 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, laptop-compatible safes, and phones. 32-inch LCD TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. In-room massages are available, and rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa have access to a full-service spa, 2 indoor pools, and a children's pool. Self parking is available for EUR 26.40 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a health club, a spa tub, and a sauna.

Room options

Deluxe Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Single Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 1

Executive Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

86% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 861 reviews