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Grande Hotel de Paris
Ranked #39 of 106 Hotels in Porto
wales
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4 reviews
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“good central base”
Reviewed 9 May 2011

just back from this hotel and had a lovely stay.Staff were very polite ,breakfast was plentiful .Hotel is in a good location for all the sights and resturants.Bedroom wasnt very big but big enough as you dont spend a lot of time in the room if on holiday. Very confy clean bed will stay here again when we go back to Porto.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

Only a one-night stay. Our young front desk man (Pedro) was wonderful. His boss on duty in the morning when we had to check out. He was rude and dismissive. They had technical problems with their Visa machine, so we had to empty our cash to pay the bill, then run to a bank (with charges) to get cash for our train. The guy made us feel like it was all out problem, not even an apology.

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

We stayed here over Easter week for two nights. First the good. The hotel is very centrally located and you are just a few minutes walk from pretty much anything and everything, including the metro stop. The staff was polite and helpful and the common areas (reception, breakfast hall, etc) are all very atmospheric and grand. The breakfast is also very good.

Now the bad stuff. Our room was on the ground floor, overlooking the street. We had a lot of noise from the street during the day (scooters, people, cars) and noise from everyone else staying in the hotel who had to get past our door and up the creaking staircase. However, our main issue was the damp smell that seemed to be everywhere in our room. The furniture is quite dated (and not in a particularly good way) and the walls and doors could really do with some fresh paint. Unfortunately the hotel was full and there was no other room for us, so we had to endure it for our two nights there.

So, I don't know if the other rooms are any better but ours was certainly not one we'd be staying again, the damp smell was really unpleasant, particularly for anyone with asthma or other breathing conditions. Unless you have seen the other rooms and know they are better/quieter/not damp, I'd be careful about staying here. It is all very well having a nice breakfast and beautiful staircases to admire, but if the room smells of damp and is noisy, it is not fun.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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sussex
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Reviewed 23 April 2011

Kind and helpful staff appologised that a guest had overstayed due to work circumstances. They kindly paid for a taxi to Hotel Malaposta which did not have the charm or historic atmosphere for which we had specifically booked Grande Hotel de Paris.

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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Very clean, excellent breakfast, very reasonable price. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Great location for sights, metro etc.

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Leicestershire
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

Friendly and welcoming staff, a clean room and a splendid breakfast! A short walk from Trinidade Metro station means it's a straightforward trip from the airport and it's not far from anywhere on the tourist trail. The hotel is full of quirky artifacts from its long and genteel history. It seems to be near a night club, so if you're a light sleeper, ask for a room at the back but don't miss it.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

We absolutely loved our stay in this hotel!
1. HOTEL: The hotel was very very charming! We stayed there 4 days and each day I still marvelled at what stories happened in there all those years!
2. ROOMS: The first 2 nights we got a bed and bathroom that was quite small. But the last 2 nights, we got a bigger bed and bathroom so that was more pleasant. Either way, the rooms were spotless clean! Indeed it was old but very well maintained.
3. BREAKFAST: The breakfast had a wide range of choice (the widest I've ever seen for a 2 star). The dining room is just amazing - it reminded me of those ladies back in the days wearing beautiful gowns having tea in the tea room.
4. SERVICE: Better service than most hotels we stayed in. They speak many languages too!

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  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Grande Hotel de Paris
Address: Rua da Fabrica, 27-29, Porto 4050-247, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#20 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#23 Family Hotel in Porto
#25 Business Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Hotel de Paris 3*
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The oldest hotel in Porto. The charming Grande Hotel de Paris has a long and rich experience which has been preserved since 1877. In addition to being an historical witness, the Grande Hotel de Paris provides excellent comfort, ensuring a great quality-price-location value. The hotel is decorated with restored antiques and guests can relax in the garden or at the Bar, enjoy the multilingual Library or the Exhibition Hall. The front desk is open 24 hours, where Wi-Fi is free. ... more   less 
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