Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 124
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by man2 Good location & elegant place, The concierge was especially nice
Stay 7 nights at Executive floor, the concierge was very knowledgeable & helpful. I like them most. Intercontinental hotels always provide wonderful concierge & this one is no exception.
Spa: wanted to try but it was closed by 7pm, seems to be too early, and the reception desk doesn't have much knowledge on it so I just did not bother.
Housekeeping: I particularly do not like the bed cushions laid on the floor beside the chair. It also happened on the cover of the bed as well. It was laid on the same place after room cleanup. So I had to put it back to the wardrobe by myself. It did not seem they will check any items, sometimes no hand-towels, sometimes run out of body-cream (as the room was set very dry)
I forgot to mention that when we checked out that our room#421: the shower room's drainage was not fast enough to drain the water. So the guest must have a quick shower (water-savings though).
The 10% coupon encouraged us to try out the Astoria restaurant, we found that the food quality & atmosphere and the service are very good. But you have to check the bill to avoid mistake (anyhow, this is the guest job).
In a whole, still will keep staying here if I come back again.
19 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by seaotter1 Great location, lovely room
We had a lovely experience at the Cardosas hotel. Its location at the Praça da Liberdade was very central, and close enough to the river to make that area and its superb restaurants very accessible. On arriving (early), we were very well-received and checked in immediately. The room was superb with a view over the See cathedral (lit up at night).
We had lunch once in the restaurant. It was really good, and value for money. The wine selection was good, if a little pricey.
Overall, our stay was excellent. Just a few minor points (not to carp!). The pillows are squishy, and insubstantial. They should be changed. Also, the housekeeping staff is a little careless about replacing products (e.g. shampoos and lotions), and about cleaning behind the bathroom doors. Finally, the concierge service is often overused, and one has to endure long waits. Perhaps the number of staff there could be increased. On the other hand, the restaurant advice the concierge gave was largely on the dot (including one highly rated restaurant that he did NOT advise us to frequent -- and he was right).
These are just some minor points, in relation to a stay that was definitely five stars.
Note that I have been visiting Portugal now for 30 years, know many parts of the country very well, and speak the language.
16 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fun with Dad Great experience
My evaluation says it all! This is a must stay hotel.
15 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by welshboy Excellent stay
Lovely hotel conveniently situated for all the sights of Porto.
Attentive, caring staff with a wealth of knowledge of the city.
14 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KJSTEAMBOAT Fantastic Hotel in Porto - Great Location!
We arrived very late on our first night in Porto 12 midnight - Porto Time, 5:00 a.m. Toronto Time,- and the staff at the front desk could not have been more helpful~ We were exhausted, and happy our room was so beautiful, and comfortable! WE stayed for 3 nights, and enjoyed every minute of it. The location was fabulous, easy walking to great places, restaurants, and shopping! Love that the hotel had coffee in the room! One of my favourite details! Room service was amazing! One night after dinner, we ended up in the bar at the hotel, and we mentioned how it was too bad we had to order wine, as we had a bottle in our room! The waiter overheard us, and told us we were welcome to bring our bottle down, and he would open it for us! It was a very nice touch! WE would stay there again in a minute!
14 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pjoter Very happy with my stay
The few times I have stayed I have been very satisfied.
10 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ian2740 Great Location, good team, fine team
Hotel, just the right size between boutique and large effecient IC's in a convenient location. Without exception all of the team are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Porto is a great place for a long weekend or part of a tour of Portugal. We will be back
10 July 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wineking Outstanding Hotel
Excellent elegant hotel centrally located in Porto.
Very attractive dining room with pleasant, professional and enthusiastic staff. Welcoming front desk staff and concierge services. Comfortable quiet guest rooms.
09 July 2014