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HF Ipanema Park
Ranked #45 of 104 Hotels in Porto
santander
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“Best value 5 star hotel in Porto”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

I've been here twice now. Its incredible value. plus its location is second to none. Its a new building, i beleive its about 5 years old, has 15 floors, with the swimming pool on the 15th floor. What a setting for a swimming pool, with its own bar, bright furniture, sunbeds, and an adequate sized pool.for a dip, inc large complementary bath towels.
When you enter this hotel, its via a huge foyer, which encumbers a huge salon with countless sofas, and comfy armchairs.not forgetting a lovely garden, which is easily accessible. For the individual who forgot to pack their laptop, theres a modern fast speed desktop available near the entrance.Meals are served in a huge dining area, with very affordable prices.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

The hotel is 5 stars but the rooms are exactly the same as the 3 stars HF hotels. The room furniture is old and dirty. The room carpet was full of stains, the pillows were also dirty. When we arrived at the reception the lady told us the room was ready. We went up to the room and found two cleaning ladies cleaning the room in a hurry and arguing with each other. We stayed at a high floor but still we couldn't sleep properly due to the sound of disco music in the nearby.The parking prices of the hotel garage are absurd. When we asked for an invoice at the end the receptionist was rude and very slow. You can easily find in Oporto 3 star hotels ,and lower, that are way better than this one. I will never use this hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

I spent 4 nights here with my teenage son. There is a lovely roof top pool with a bar on the 15th floor with great views. They have live music and DJs up there of an evening, we really enjoyed the singer on the night we went up and we weren't affected by any noise in our room. The lounge bar on the ground floor is comfortable and relaxed. There is a small but well equipped gym and a squash court. I didn't eat in the hotel but the food we saw looked good and quite reasonable. It is in a quiet area but a taxi into Porto was only around 6 euros from the rank outside the hotel - there were also bus stops outside the hotel. There is a lovely beach not far - about 30 mins walk along the sea front. The hop on/hop off bus is a great way to get around - ticket lasts two days and includes a port and boat tour - we used that for getting around and seeing where everything was as it takes you out to the beach and into Porto - just have to make sure you get on it going in the right direction as they are cicular tours! We also found two very good restaurants about 20 mins walk from the hotel. The staff we dealt with were professional and helpful. I would rate the facilities at the hotel as 5* and my room 4* - thats not a negative as it was a nice comfortable clean twin room, it just didn't have the facilites I have had in some 5* rooms - saying that, I didn't pay 5* prices either so I was more than happy with it! The free wifi worked well in the hotel too. Overall, I enjoyed my stay, it was in a good location for beach and Porto and excellent value for money - I would definately stay there again when I visit Porto.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Famagusta, Famagusta, Cyprus
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2013

We visited Porto last week and were very happy with the hotel. While some reviews may be negative, I would like all to know that there was nothing to be negative about.

We stayed in a standard Twin room and the room was spacious, clean and had all the features of a 5 star hotel right down to bathrobe and slippers. The breakfast was great, there was something for everyone and the fact that breakfast was served until 11am was a plus for us as were out till late enjoying the Porto night life... The hotel staff were very helpful, friendly and always had a smile on their faces. No matter what we needed they there ready to help.

The location of the hotel was also great not far from the city centre and main attractions. While there was no metro, there is a bus stop just along from the hotel but taxis were very cheap, around 5-6 euros so split between the two of us was nothing....

The roof top pool is very small but we didn't go there to spend time at the pool. At night it becomes one of Porto's most popular bars and was nice to go at the end of the evening.

The wifi was great, no problems and there were computers for hotel guests to use if they so wished.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and I would stay there again if ever in Porto...

Room Tip: We stayed on the 14th floor, which is right below the 15th floor where the roof top bar is located...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Porto
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

hotel HF Ipanema Park 5 stars? Is it a joke? Shampoo bottles were filled with water instead of shampoo by our room maid ...if you want to dinner you had to queue for more than 1 hour and drinks were not even offered during the dinner. A complete mess. Food was most of the time empty and took a long time to get the bowls full again. We were complaining all the time to the manager and not even hear us.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

The hotel is located on a quiet street (in a kind of run down neighborhood) but with a taxi you are in the city center within 5-10 minutes and you can walk to get to the hopon hopoff bus tours.

We really enjoyed our four night stay at this hotel for several reasons.

First, the breakfast buffet was excellent with great variety in fruits, breads, cereal an cakes. It ran until 11am which gave us plenty of time to sleep in and then head down stairs. Everything was fresh and the staff kept bringing out more and more food even near the end.

Second, the lounge was wonderful with great price wine and food! We enjoyed the lounge through it was rather old-fashioned, but it was a great place to home to after a full day of walking. There were two very nice piano's in the lobby and lounge, but they were locked and now once did we hear live music (such a shame).

We had great comfy beds and modern bathrooms. At first we had a lousy room (old chairs, poorly cleaned with an ashtray still in the room and a poor view) and when we told the front desk that we were not satisfied (being non-smokers and paying over €100 for such a room) they let us switch rooms.

Some points of improvement:
1. We initially booked this hotel because of the airport shuttle, but it turns out they use a third-party and it only runs between 7am an 7.30pm and our flight arrived around 8.30pm so we still had take a cab.
2. The front desk staff was helpful, but the bar staff very slow in their service.
3. We used the gym 2 times, the weights were good but the machines old and of date and some were out of order. Also the pool is way too small for such a large hotel and it does surprise me that it is 5 stars...
4. Parking inside of the hotel was not free (€11) and the garage was difficult to maneuver in for a big car.

All in all, we enjoyed our stay and would come back just for the breakfast!

Room Tip: We were on the 14th floor (executive floor) and on the 15th floor there is the pool area and on Thur...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Property: HF Ipanema Park
Address: Rua de Serralves 124 | 4150-702 Porto, Porto 4150-702, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#22 Business Hotel in Porto
#34 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — HF Ipanema Park 5*
Number of rooms: 281
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A five star hotel for demanding clients.A hotel that connects comfort, a great service, sympathy and quality to a smart choice!Having been for a long time a reference among the hotels of Oporto, the HF Ipanema Park has reinforced its arguments thanks to a recent remodelling process, which has turned it into an extraordinary example of environmental efficiency that is positively reflected in the comfort of its guests.Sophistication is a common aspect between the atmosphere of the rooms and social areas, with an emphasis on the panoramic Top of the Roof bar with a pool and a unique view over the mouth of the River Douro, and the free Wi-Fi Internet available throughout the entire hotel. In such a welcoming and comfortable hotel, only its proximity to the most sophisticated and charming area of the city will convince you to go out.At the Jardim d'Inverno restaurant, both the Portuguese cuisine and the exotic flavours are dressed with the refinement of Chef Agostinho Teixeira. At the Coffee-Shop near the Twin Trees bar, our light meals will surprise you.At the HF Ipanema Park you always have more than you think, for less that you can imagine. ... more   less 
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