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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First impressions count, and when arriving at The Golden Tulip the frontage is quite disappointing! There is a lot of algae on the mosaic in front of the entrance & the planters and decorative walls are in desperate need of some attention!! The reception area whilst old is welcoming, and staff are extremely pleasant & helpful. The bedroom was really... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is not the best hotel in town but the rooms are more or less ok. We had luck to get a room with sea view. Air Condition didn't work. Breakfast is average (every day the same). The pool area is not 100% clean and the steam bath isn't working in the men area. The sauna worked at least in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

the staff in the hotel is great and the location is good, close to the sea. we head a double room with a third bed in the third floor. i'm sure that this hotel has been looking great in the past. the breakfast is ok, the rooms not dirty and more or less ok. the spa area is ok but... More 

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Massama, Portugal
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16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

My room 407, only has a window no balcony, but its at 5ft from floor, (1.5m) so cant really stand to watch nothing at all. Breakfast, really disappointed for a 4*, its a really basic breakfast ( same as 2* hotels) and the A/C works.. but no cold at all. Even when complained said its "working"... but them majority of... More 

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Thank Luis c
GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comment. Please note that the rooms are subject to permanent preventive maintenance therefore, the situation mentioned will be transitory. We regret that your stay has not been full satisfactory, what we hope will succeed in a future visit. Best regards, General Manager More 

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We enjoyed the location of this hotel, out from the city after our travels around Spain & Portugal this was a welcome respite with lovely ocean views from the enclosed balcony from our room. Our room was spacious, clean with a small fridge which you do not often get in European hotel rooms. The bed was comfortable and the furniture... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for the preference and comment, which we will share with our team. We look forward to your return soon. Best regards, General Manager More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel has lovely staff and it's in a great location if you want something on the beach and within decent proximity to Porto however, if you are planning on staying for a few days, ask for a room that isn't close to the elevator. We are staying here for two weeks and I suppose because it's an older hotel,... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Manager More 

Dove Canyon
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

At one time this hotel probably was a five-star venue. Today the improvements needed to the facilities are long overdue. The staff and the service is excellent and reflective of a high-end hotel. The location is across the street from the beaches. The beaches have a lot of heavy surf, hard pebbly sand and very windy conditions. The restaurant in... More 

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Thank Fred H
GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management More 

Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stayed at the golden tulip 13-17 June and the rooms and staff where nice. However we wanted a drink in the bar and although we where given a menu and asked for a gin and tonic but the "non English-speaking" person said they didn't have any! Breakfast was adequate tasty and extremely fresh! The clientele was older couples of varying... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management More 

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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We were part of a tour and the hotel was supposed to be a 4 star hotel but unfortunately was not even 1 star, they were expecting our arriving, did our checked in and the don't even have towels, I requested them a few times and they brought them to me wet, the tv was very old and need to... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Manager More 

Sofia, Bulgaria
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107 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Although we arrived after 6 o'clock p.m. the rooms were not ready for our group. Many of our friends complained of uncleaned rooms and lack of towels. Thanks to the front desk girl, she fixed the messes for about an hour. Do not be fooled, the hotel is far from 4 stars. Rooms are large enough, but the beds and... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at Praia de Lavadores, next to Douro's and only 10 minutes from Oporto's Historical City Centre, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA offers an absolutely amazing view, starting with its 57 rooms, all decorated with quality and comfort so you can daily enjoy the splendor and magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean. Equipped with a large variety of facilities and services, such as 57 rooms, the "Casa Branca Restaurant", the Baccus Bar, the Alvarez Bar, Health Club with indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, Golden Sense SPA with relaxing and beauty rituals, 6 meeting and banqueting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, Room Service, Laundry Service, parking facilities, insuring all the quality and accuracy in details that qualifies our taste for welcoming and providing you an unforgettable stay. Let yourself be enthralled by the delicious local gastronomy at "Casa Branca Restaurant", where the traditional flavours mix with the most famous regional wines. In perfect harmony with nature, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA it's strategically located 6km from Oporto City Centre, 50 km from Aveiro, 50 km from Braga and just 20 km away from the International Oporto Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa

Address: Rua de Belgica 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal (Formerly Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: £45 - £81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Casa Branca Beach And Golf Hotel
Casa Branca Beach Hotel
Hotel Casa Branca Beach
Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel And Spa Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 Spa Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
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“Ensure you get an ocean-view........spectacular! Avoid the Restaurant!”
  • Fabulous sunset
  • lookingou from the balcony over the lawn
 of 5 bubbles bobhN105MJ, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with balcony and south view, its better. ( Rooms in x07 to x13)”
 of 5 bubbles 213luisc, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles 336JohnH336, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Find somewhere else lol”
 of 5 bubbles davidbI7690WY, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“maybe front room don't have the noise of the engines”
 of 5 bubbles Pugatova, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
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