If you want swank and style on your trip to Porto, you can’t go wrong with the InterContinental. The former monastery and palace is conveniently positioned at the end of Porto’s main square, Praça da Liberdade. Step out the door and you’ll see Porto’s iconic Clérigos Tower on your left, then nip around the corner to your right and run straight into the equally iconic São Bento Train Station. As well as having a top location, the hotel has five-star class with an opulent foyer adorned with marble and Swarovski chandeliers. There’s also a swish shopping arcade inside, should you care to casually pick up a new Rolex. The elegance continues in the rooms upstairs, where you’ll find heavy curtains, studded ottomans and silky bedspreads. Take a relaxing bath in the marble bathroom before choosing from eight types of pillows at bedtime, and be sure to book a massage or facial in the hotel spa.
Anyone who says Porto isn't a romantic city simply hasn't looked closely enough. This city is up there with the romantic greats (Paris, Lisbon and the rest), you just need to know where to look for the best spots.
But before you fill up your itinerary with Porto’s most romantic restaurants, you need somewhere to stay. And for that, you’ll need this list of the most romantic hotels in Porto. Here for an anniversary or to get down on one knee, these hotels have everything you need for this city of lurrve.
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