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“Perfect riverside location with fantastic views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pestana Vintage Porto

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Pestana Vintage Porto
Ranked #7 of 103 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Perfect riverside location with fantastic views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Totally recommend and would stay again, great riverside location with amazing views of the most impressive bridge. Many bars and restaurants just outside. River tours also just a stones throw. Large rooms and superb breakfast included.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RosebankT
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your feedback about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to learn that you had a positive experience at the Hotel and that you have taken the opportunity to enjoy all the attractions of the area on which the Hotel is situated.

We do hope to have the privilege to welcome you in a near future.

Kind Regards
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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Terceira, Portugal
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110 reviews
81 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013

The location of this hotel is the very best and the most beautiful you can get in Porto!
This hotel is located directly on the water's edge of the Douro river, and around the Ribeiras area there are numerous bars, restaurants and little shops (street market...).
Reception staff is very friendly and helpful, the hotel is well kept, our room was lovely and up to 4* standard. Very comfy bed and excellent quality of windows. The Ribeiras area is lively and quite noisy, but when the windows are closed you get a divine sleep.
It is a MUST to book a RIVER VIEW ROOM. We had a direct view from our bed onto the river as well as to the impressive bridge - that was superb!
Breakfast buffet was ok, nothing extraordinary, but the possibility of sitting on a river terrace under the blue sky and warm autumn sun made us feel very happy.
There are more luxurious hotels in Porto, but none has such a superb location as this one. You get a lot for what you pay here, and therefore I can strongly recommend this hotel to guests not expecting 5* deluxe standards. It is a good 4* hotel, nothing very ritzy or incredible except the view. For sure I would stay again at this wonderful place...

Room Tip: It is a must to book a room with river views!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Travelmaniaccc
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, 14 December 2013
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to receive your positive feedback about your experience at the Hotel and that you found our services to be good.
We hope that we will soon have the privilege to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
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Huntington Beach, California
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

I cannot speak enough to how much we enjoyed our time at the Pestana Porto. The staff are so welcoming and helpful, the room with the river view was a dream and also very large in size for Europe. The area around the hotel is fun and no shortage of cafe's to choose from, although some can be very touristy. The breakfast was very good with many options and no shortage of hot coffee being offered. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Porto due to staying at this Hotel and would do so again in a heatbeat.

Room Tip: Request a River view room if one is available. The Oro Viva restaurant in the street behind the hote...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Alberta
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48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Lovely boutique hotel with great location and views. Right in the heart of everything, restaurants, shops ect. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Upon checking in you get a very nice welcome drink. The rooms are a very nice size and very soundproof from the outdoors. Was worried would hear all the noise as its a busy area but heard nothing. They were also very clean. We found the beds too hard. Internet was not always the greatest in your room somewhat better in the lobby. Breakfast was included and it was very good as well. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

There is no pool or fitness centre just could not get it to edit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

We went for a girls weekend to Porto last weekend and stayed in this fantastic hotel. On arrival we received a welcome drink which consisted of port with Tonic and Lime a really refreshing and delicious drink. The rooms are all very spacious including the bathrooms and very very clean. I would definitely stay there again. Fantastic spot as well right on the river with amazing views. All the staff are very friendly and very helpful. Nothing is too much trouble.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great even the ones not overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ivac123
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Manager at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear guests,
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to welcome your group and to have acknowledge that you had a nice experience in the Hotel.
We hope that we will soon have the privilege to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
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Weymouth
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95 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We recently spent 5 nights at this hotel and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location, on the riverside in the Ribeira district with its bars and restaurants is excellent. We had a comfortable, well appointed room with a small balcony looking out onto the river which was great for watching river activity. The room was well insulated because, although there was a lot of activity on the street below us, we were not disturbed. Staff, on reception, in the bar and breakfast room were all friendly and helpful. Breakfast was an excellent ' international buffet' served in a nice room overlooking the river. As well as being close to all the riverside tourist attractions the hotel is only about 10 - 15 minutes walk (uphill) to Sao Bento station with trains to Braga, Guimaraes and the Douro valley all of which we would recommend. This would be an excellent hotel for a city break to Porto.

Room Tip: Pay extra for river view
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Manager at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, 28 September 2013
Dear guests,

Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to receive your positive feedback about your experience at the Hotel and that you found our services to be good.
We hope that we will soon have the privilege to welcome you again.

Kind Regards
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

This hotel located on a UNESCO listed site in the Rebeira district is perfect if location is important to you. Overlooking the Douro river and the historic port houses, you can wander along the waterfront enjoying the atmosphere or take a river cruise. A 10minute walk away is the funicular and from the top of the funicular you can explore some of the streets where the locals shop for deli items and fancy tarts. Close to the hotel are narrow cobblestoned streets with a variety of restaurants offering everything from seafood to rabbit. Room was fine but nothing special. Buffet breakfast with plenty of variety and opportunity to eat on the terrace overlooking river. There may be more luxurious hotels further into the centre of Porto but none that could offer this location and authenticity.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with overlooking the river and a small balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NormaG50
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your feedback about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to learn that you had a positive experience at the Hotel and that you have taken the opportunity to enjoy all the attractions of the area on which the Hotel is situated.

We do hope to have the privilege to welcome you in a near future.

Kind Regards
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Additional Information about Pestana Vintage Porto

Property: Pestana Vintage Porto
Address: Praca da Ribeira, 1, Porto 4050-513, 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 Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Porto
#5 Family Hotel in Porto
#7 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#7 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Vintage Porto 5*
Number of rooms: 109
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