Located on the Praca da Ribeira, right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pestana Porto Hotel enjoys one of the most privileged positions in Porto.
The hotel stands right on the city’s medieval walls, offering magnificent views to the river Douro which in turn leads out through the greenery to rural Portugal beyond. UNESCO has designated much of the old centre of Porto as a World Heritage Site for its architectural importance, ecclesiastical monuments and rich cultural heritage.
The Pestana Porto Hotel occupies several UNESCO-protected buildings from the 16th, 17th and 18th century, ensuring that its guests don’t just come to Porto to admire its jewels from afar, but also to experience them from within.
Guests are perfectly positioned to explore the delights of Portugal’s northern capital right on their doorstep, taking in its museums, monuments, cathedrals, landscaped gardens, shops, bars and restaurants. Don’t miss the Palacio da Bolsa, the Igreja de Sao Francisco, the Se Cathedral, the Torre dos Clerigos, the Lello Bookshop, and the Casa da Musica.
And to enjoy the city from another perspective, it is possible to join a river cruise along the calm waters of the Douro right from the bank, or “ribeira”, outside the hotel.
Thanks to its central location, the Pestana Porto Hotel is popular not just with tourists visiting Portugal but also with business travellers attending meetings and conferences in the commercial centre of Porto.
There are various room options depending on budget and requirements, including 30 deluxe rooms with river views, 15 superior rooms with city views, three suites with river views, and one particular room that has been specially adapted for wheelchair users.
The Heritage Bar is a popular meeting place for hotel guests and other visitors, where they can enjoy a pleasant drink and some good conversation in the convivial atmosphere or a historic city centre hotel.
If you haven’t yet sampled the delights of port wine during your stay, this will surely be the place to start.
Pestana Porto Hotel
Praça da Ribeira, 1
Tel: +351 223 402 300
Fax: +351 223 402 400