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“Charm in Central Porto”

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Grande Hotel de Paris
Ranked #38 of 104 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Geneva
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Charm in Central Porto”
Reviewed 31 December 2012

By entering Grande Hotel you jump into the history of this Old house and you are treated as if you would be a permanent guest.
Professional reception attendance, renovated rooms, every angle of the hotel deserves your attention before a pantagruelic breakfast buffet in a 19th dining room.Nice garden with good views of Porto.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Callington, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2012

Very obviously not a chain hotel. A great feel of the old fashioned splendid townhouse hotel it once was. Very touching and quirky displays of past peoples and equipment used (including toilet seats !). Great breakfast in fabulous dining room. Bedrooms adequate. Can be very noisy in the frontrooms over the street with late night revellers. Well worth the experience.

Room Tip: Rooms at rear can have balconies and have town views.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Yerevan, Armenia
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77 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2012

The hotel is the oldest in town and it feels so, and mostly in the good sense. The breakfast room is beautiful (and so is the breakfast itself), the character makes feel everywhere, especially in the small details, in the grande staircase, the high ceilings, the wooden floors (or were they wooden, well, doesn't matter even if there was carpet, the feeling is like they are all wood). Very nice feeling, indeed.
However, don't wait for perfection, after all it's a 3 star hotel, and you see that here and there some repair is needed, bathroom amenities are not perfect (and neither is the size of the bathroom, even if this might have been the case with my room only, the other ones I have seen were larger), and wi-fi is only available on the ground floor (this is supposed to be change, according to the manager).
Overall, a very nice place, and at such a low price in such prime location, it well meets and exceeds the expectations.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Surrey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2012

Centrally located in the hilly old town near all the main city attractions and good restaurants. A lovely old hotel, good service, gorgeous public areas. The bedrooms are a little dated but functional with a balcony, great shower and lovely city views. A delicious breakfast spread is offered with plenty of choice. Very good value.

Room Tip: Floor 3 was very quiet at night with good views.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

The Hotel is something of a Tardis. A small entrance which opens out as you explore further.

We stayed for three nights. The first two nights we had a room at the front (street) side and found the noise from revellers excessive - the second night the noise did not subside until 5:00 in the morning. However, we asked for a transfer to the back of the hotel for our last night. This was done without any fuss.

The breakfast menu was extensive and we could easily have enough to get us through to mid-afternoon. we also discovered that they have a "happy hour" which lasts three hours.

Pros. Location - only a few minutes walk to the city centre and about 15 minutes walk to the Ribeira area. It is also close to the nearest Metro station. the breakfast is good. The staff are helpful. The cost is also very reasonable - only 140 euro for three nights.

Cons, The rooms are quite small and those on the street side noisy.

Room Tip: Avoid street site rooms
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

£50 for three people including breakfast.... FANTASTIC!!!!!
Quaint and friendly, roomms basic but functional, staff polite and helpful. One minor issue was at 3am, drunken ar**es outside making hell of a din. Location quite high, so pack walking boots. Local restaurants good - recommended

Room Tip: Ask for room away from street if they have one!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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Scotland
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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2012

This is a quirky hotel, full of interesting items, ideally placed for walking around Porto, rooms small but very clean, would highly recommend it. Staff very friendly and they remembered you, didn't need to ask for the room it was waiting for you. This hotel is unique and the oldest in Porto.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Grande Hotel de Paris

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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#24 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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