I love this place. This was the second time I've stayed here (first time in 2004) and it's still great. The hotel is a Victorian era building in central Porto, right off the main square and is located about 5 minutes from the Termine metro and about 10 min walk to the river. Be under no illusions - this is a basic hotel. The rooms are clean but very stripped back, double / twin beds, a little table, a tv and a bathroom but that's pretty much it but if you don't mind that then you'll love it.
The hotel is CHEAP, especially if you share rooms but it's decent and has great staff who are really helpful. Above all that, it's really charming, lots of bizarre antiques strewn about all over the place (sewing machines, gramophones etc). There is an OK breakfast buffet in a very old fashioned dining room.
Due to its price for triple rooms the hotel does attract some hen and stag dos but they don;t tend to be too raucous.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grande Hotel Porto