This establishment is set in a former palace, which was built in the mid-eighteenth century and stands as one of the most remarkable monuments of the Portuguese Civil Baroque, built by the architect Nasoni. The hotel preserves the facade of its buildings, and has been classified as a National Monument since 1910. Fully air-conditioned, the historical hotel comprises a total of 87 guest rooms and suites spread across 2 storeys. Guests are welcomed into a lobby with 24-hour reception service, and on-site facilities include a bar, a restaurant and conference facilities. WLAN Internet access is provided for a fee, while both room and laundry services are also available. Guests arriving by car can leave their vehicles in the nearby car park.The hotel offers 30 guest rooms with views of the palace/garden; 47 superior rooms with views of the river/pool; 9 suites with views of the river/pool; and 1 special suite with views of the river/pool. The en suite rooms come with air conditioning, cable TV, plugs with 220-volt power supplies, a minibar, a hairdryer, a safe, Internet access, a telephone, a radio alarm clock and an MP3 connection in all suites. The bathrooms come with a bath or shower.
Departure from Oporto Airport: Head north, turn right, turn left and then turn right onto Travessa do Barreiro. Continue onto Travessa do Barreiro, merge with the VRI to Matosinhos/Porto/A4. Take the ramp onto the A4, take exit 6 to merge with the A3 towards Porto/A1/Lisboa. Take the exit for the A20, take the exit for Freixo, merge with N12 at the Freixo roundabout, take exit 2 for the N108 towards Gondomar/Entre-os-Rios, pass 2 roundabouts and arrive at the hotel.