On the waterfront of the legendary Douro, with fabulous views over the river and the historic Port wine houses on the other bank, the four star Pestana Porto Hotel – World Heritage Site has the most enchanting location in Porto. It is situated right on the charming historic Ribeira square, the discerning traveller’s first port of call.
With this privileged location, merely staying at this hotel already means that one has experienced the inimitable essence of Porto, and it is also an excellent base from which to explore the Unesco World Heritage proclaimed historic city centre, with all the most important landmarks within walking distance. Or take the historic tram to the mouth of the Douro, or even a cruise on the river, departing from the waterfront right in front of the hotel.
The hotel itself forms part of the more than 2000 year history of Porto, incorporating a group of buildings dating back to the sixteenth century; it has been completely rebuilt as a luxurious modern hotel, offering all the comfort and facilities modern travellers could wish for.
This combination of location, history and comfort means that all visitors leave with special memories.
All the rooms are decorated in a fresh, modern style. The Deluxe rooms and suites enjoy the spectacular view over the Douro River and the Port wine houses. There are
30 deluxe rooms with river views
15 superior rooms with city views
3 river view suites
Non smoking rooms, and a room for guests with special needs, are also available.
All the rooms and suites are equipped with double glazed windows, LCD satellite TV, radio/Hi-Fi, a safe deposit box, direct dial telephones, air conditioning and heating, a mini-bar and wireless internet. The spacious bathrooms all have bathtubs and hairdryers .The suites are also equipped with coffee making facilities and trouser presses.
The hotel has a special rate arrangement with a nearby (200 metres) parking garage.
Enquire at reception about the hotel’s bicycle rental to make the most of its superb location. The hotel can also provide information on the tours and tastings offered by the Port wine houses, cruises on the River Douro and the historic tram to the mouth of the river.
Breakfast is served in the welcoming Restaurant Água d’Ouro where you can enjoy lovely views of the river and the port wine lodges situated on the opposite bank.
The congenial atmosphere of the Bar Heritage allows one to relax with a drink and engage in pleasant conversation