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Grande Hotel Do Porto
Ranked #28 of 106 Hotels in Porto
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“historical and stylish”
Reviewed 7 July 2012

First time in Porto I found this hotel very inspiring and atmospherical....Part of the history of the city itself while at the same time -through the way its been rennovated and run- it gives you an authentic insight of the modern city: straightforward, energetic, with a tradition in modernistic design and architecture. Staying there was pleasant in all aspects, educating and inspiring.Prices were fair, location was perfect too...Left with a strong desire to return.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

We were upgraded to a suite when we arrived, so our room was big and had a wonderful view and balconies onto the pedestrian shopping street below. The hotel itself is really lovely and thoughtfully renovated. Our room was simple and chic, and perfectly clean. The beds and chairs were a bit uncomfortable, but we didn't spend much time there so it wasn't such a big deal.

During the daytime, we were really happy with our location. The street is filled with shops, of both the original and the chain variety, and just down the block from many cafes which are great spots for people watching. Walking down to the old town area is easy, the Ribeira is just 5-10 minutes on foot, but if you prefer you can take the Metro which is just a block from the hotel.

During the nighttime, we felt that it got a little sketchy-- and this is coming from two city folk! We had a group of young guys shouting comments at us from the curb, and I was happy when we made it inside the building. Also on the downside, there was no free wifi-- a strange thing for a city hotel nowadays!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Great location, fine breakfst.
Rooms are OK (just ok...).
Very good value for money.

Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

The people of Porto were very warm and friendly. Excellent location of the hotel being in the centre of everything and a close walk to other attractions.

Can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed 14 June 2012

The hotel facade, the lobby and the breakfast room were beautiful and respected the history of the hotel. Our room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. There was no free wifi, which was a disappointment. Hotel is nicely located in the main shopping street close to a metro station, but not that close to the river Douro.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cronulla, Australia
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Reviewed 10 June 2012

IN a good way.If you have a car,be prepared to park illegally and sprint (i don't do sprint ) up a pedestrians only Mall so that the staff can give you instructions as to how to get to the parking. It would have been helpful to have had this info ahead of time. Parking is extra.Staff were very attentive and helpful.
Our room was clean and adequate for our needs.The hotel itself is delightful.WE ate in the dining room both nights and the food was delicious. Porto itself is quirky and full of history and Character -and characters-be prepared to meet some weirdos in the streets.

Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Really enjoyed the convenient location on the pedestrian-only street. We were traveling with the Rick Steves Portugal tour (12 excellent days!) and stayed for 2 nights. All of us agreed that none of the rooms have any view whatsoever, so the small windows looking into the building next door wasn't ideal. But .... convenient to everything; very nice large buffet breakfast; helpful desk staff and pretty public space in this 1880's era property. They offer one desk top computer at 2 euros per hour on a small table next to the front desk. Obviously a sad afterthought as a result of repeated guest requests. However, right across the street on the 2nd floor is an internet and phone facility where online time is 1/2 the price and calls to the U.S. are only a few cents per minute.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grande Hotel Do Porto
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 197, Porto 4000-450, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Porto
#18 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#24 Business Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Hotel Do Porto 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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