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Hotel Teatro Porto
Ranked #19 of 106 Hotels in Porto
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13 reviews
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“Good location”
Reviewed 12 June 2014

It is a lovely hotel in a great position for everything in Porto. The only downside is it's very dark! Bring a head torch. I understand it is part of the theatre and in keeping with the design of the hotel but it does make it a little tricky. I was also not a massive fan of the glass door toilets! However I would fully recommend this hotel for value and great service, all the staff couldn't have been more accommodating.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We have recently returned from this hotel after a 5 night stay. We were made to feel very welcome by all the staff. Rooms were individual and very comfortable. First impressions were that the room was dark but this was part of the character. This is not your faceless chain hotel. Service was very good and the staff in the bar were very knowledgeable about port. My only criticism would be that breakfast although very good was the same each day. The hotel is perfectly located in the centre of Porto.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 June 2014 via mobile

We enjoy our stay because of the good location, the room comfort and specially for the crew behavior-they are so nice,helpful and profession.we'l recomand this hotel to all our friends.
They found out my husband has a birthday the day of our arrive and abotlle of champagne was waiting in our room.

  • Stayed June 2014
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Recife, Brasil
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Very well located, friendly and helpfull staff but this is not enough to make us forget that we want privacy when we need to use the bathroom. The bathroom has no door, some have a courtin, but I didn`t was so lucky. My room has only clear glasses doors separeting the shower and the toillete. You have to shower and use toillette exposed to anyone inside your room. We ordered a room service but coudn`t open the room door until get dressed after finishing shower.
The designer Nini Andrade Silva tryed to make us feel like inside a Theatre, behind the courtins, but she forgot that all theatre needs to have "camarins" to the actors get ready to perform, so, she transported the misterious darkness from behind the courtins to the rooms. If this backstage misterious sensation works well for the Reception desk, bars and corridors of the hotel, it is not confortable or usefull to the guest rooms. It is so dark that is impossible to any women make up herself there, unless she can open the courtins to use the daylight by the window. At night, forget about it.
I stayed there in May,31,2014 together with a group of 80 braziliens friends and everybody made the same complains about the exposure of the bath rooms and the darkness of the rooms.
When we complained to the hotel staff, they said that they are not allowed to do any change to make our stay more comfortable, due to a contract they have with the Designer that made the decoration of the hotel.
The signature designer Nini Andrade Silva probably have never sleeped there, in a standard guest room, or she would know exactly what we complained about.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

My fiance and I stayed here for a long weekend away in April. Initially we were impressed by the beautiful decor and the service when we arrived (along with a complimentary glass of port).

The room was a really good size and we were suitably happy with our choice of hotel. We went out for the evening and then decided to get an early night. We were awoken by people shouting in the hotel, followed by a phone call to our room. There was some sort of altercation with other hotel guests and security in the hotel arrived. We were then disturbed a little later by the same people, who were finally removed from the hotel. The hotel did compensate us for the disturbance, but we do think it should have been handled a little better.

The breakfast wasn't a great experience either; the staff were quite rude and tried to ignore you as long as they could when you were waiting for a coffee. This was a theme throughout the hotel- you had to wait a long time to get anything. We sat at the bar in the afternoon and were ignored for a good 15 minutes before service.

I think this hotel is a really good price and has the potential to be wonderful- it just needs someone to polish the old diamond. The staff need to learn more customer service etiquette too!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

Having read several reviews prior to booking we were very excited about staying in the Teatro hotel. Lot of times you stay in a hotel and come away not really feeling the personality of the property. Teatro is not one of these places, the staff were so funny, friendly and accomadating. People give a place personality and the staff at the Teatro are just lovely and make you feel like you are their friend. We loved the decor, the attention to detail in the rooms to the corridors to the lift. You feel like you are backstage in this grand theatre and you are the VIP. The Teatro is in a great location in Porto and everything is within walking distance we would recommend and stay here again. Thank you Teatro you gave us a warm feeling and Porto did not disappoint.

Room Tip: We had a room facing the street and did not hear any noise and we were beside a lift but it didn'...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

This hotel has great friendly and professional staff.They have excellent English and love a joke.
The 44 euro tasting menu (with different wines for each course for an extra 19 euros) was one of the best meals we have ever had.....full of ambition imagination and taste.
The hotel's location is smashing,but the theatrical theme fails in function and execution.Since when are we comfortable in the dark? Do you like glass-walled loos and can anyone read the teas menu or find the key swipe?
Great visit to Porto,good stay,but too crepuscular

Room Tip: Standard room is fine,if toiletting can be a little explicit
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Teatro Porto
Address: Rua Sa da Bandeira, Porto 4000-427, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 106 Hotels in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Teatro Porto 4*
Number of rooms: 74
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Teatro arose from the spot where the Baquet Theatre was inaugurated in 1859. A hundred and fifty-one years later, the unique, refined and bohemian environment of the Theatre has been revived here in a hotel. The Reception represents a box office, where each guest receives a ticket to access their room. The Restaurant and Bar have become the new Palco and Plateia, offering creations for a discerning palate. The inner courtyard is a versatile garden or a quiet and secluded haven from the tumult of the city. The 74 comfortable rooms and suites are colored in gold and bronze, and the gym on the top floor transforms the Hotel into a true arena for action and relaxation. ... more   less 
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