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 . Location This historical hotel is located near the centre of Oporto . A number of attractions can be found in the vicinity, including Bolhao Market (3 . 8 km), Oporto Wine Cellar (4 . 1 km), Clerigos Tower (4 . 8 km), the Music House (8 . 4 km) and Serralves Museum (11 km) . Oporto's airport is approximately 18 km from the accommodation . Rooms 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 . Sport Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a heated indoor swimming pool and a spa with a sauna, a Turkish bath and massage rooms . Guests can work out in the on-site gym or can relax poolside at the snack bar with sun loungers and parasols . For a fee, guests can try their hand at motor boating, golf and biking . Pool/snooker is also available . The nearby beach is sandy . Meals Breakfast, lunch and dinner may be selected from a .