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“Gastronomic Delight”
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The Yeatman
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
Certificate of Excellence
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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“Gastronomic Delight”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

We stayed here in January for two nights, we were upgraded on arrival, and the staff and service were outstanding in this new hotel that opened September 2010. It has a specatuclar position over looking the Douro . We sampled one night in the restaurant where there were 3 tasting menus which could be matched by selected wines to compliment the many varied courses. To my complete surprise, although not a vegetarian one of these menus was suitable . We had the Late Bottled Vintage menu (8 courses with 5 different Portuguse wines and Port ) which although not cheap we thoroughly enjoyed . We heard that the restaurant had been awarded a Michelin award just 3 weeks previously so try it quick you will not be dissapointed

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

Really excellent hotel. Fabulous location overlooking the Douro from Gaia with the room having a great view over the valley. The staff are well drilled, and genuinely friendly as well. Nothing was too much trouble - which one would expect from such a 5 star hotel, but in my experience doesn't always happen. Linked to the Taylors cellars which is useful.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

You can't beat the amenities at this hotel. The largest, most comfortable bed I've ever slept in, replete with luxuriously soft portuguese linens. A very large room with a terrace and view of the the river and across to the city. A well-appointed bathroom where you can sit in the tub, open the shutters into the room and look at at the view. But I found the hotel completely soulless and the decor quite kitsch, it reminded be of the Bellagio in Las Vegas. The staff do their best in these surroundings but their training must overly emphasize servility and this comes across as obsequiousness. I just wish they could relax a little, but maybe management tracks their every gesture? I ate one night at the restaurant, but I expected far more from a 1-star Michelin establishment. The wait staff, as expected, were all very knowledgeable, the food was very good, but the experience is all very uptight and reverential.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Spent a day in the Spa. The views of Porto from the pool room are simply stunning.
Staff were extremely attentive and welcoming.

My wife enjoyed a massage whilst I used the spa facilities. The only disappointment was the Hamman which was no where near hot enough. The sauna and roman bath however were excellent.

We continued to enjoy the city view from the bar afterwards. Service was good and again the setting is amazing.

I would imagine it would be a lovely place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Vitoria, ES
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

The Yeatman is really a excellent hotel to know Gaia and Porto. The room is big and confortable!! The restaurant is very good and the wine list is special!! The Hotel view is unforgettable!! The bar menu could be better (the foods options are very restricted) and need a upgrade...

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

This recently opened hotel (2010) might become soon the best hotel you can find in Portugal. So far, it has been my greatest experience.

Each room has a portuguese vineyard's name. Once you enter your room, the dream comes true: an individual terrace with an amazing view on the Douro, the biggest and most comfortable bed ever. The bathroom has a "window" on the room which you can open while having your bath. or you can choose to take a shower, both options are available.
Also in the bathroom, you will find Caudalie products you can take with you at your check out.

But the dream continues after the bedroom: 2 swimming pool with an outside one, a Caudalie spa, a bar where you can have a bite and enjoy a cocktail and the restaurant...The restaurant is as best as the bedroom, as the hotel site itself. I am not surprised it has won a MIchelin star in the 2012 guide!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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lisbon
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Reviewed 21 November 2011

This is the best hotel to stay in Porto City . It dosen't stay in Porto , 10 mn driving on the other side of the river in Gaia , but the view of this Hotel is amazing . You can see the Douro river , the DLuis Bridge and the city of Oporto is in front of you .
The service is great , all the staff is nice . Fantastic breakfast . and the lobby and all the areas of this hotel are great .
Interior and exterior swiming poll with the a magificient view and a nice spa (caudalie) .
If you have kids - they have a Kids club .
Nice restaurant and bar , but the restaurant is a litle expensive .
Next time in Porto i Will stay in this Hotel

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Yeatman
Address: Rua de Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Spa Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — The Yeatman 5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yeatman is a luxury wine Hotel and Spa in Porto, Portugal, set amidst the Port wine lodges in the beautiful historic district of Vila Nova de Gaia. The Yeatman nestles on a hill, with panoramic views overlooking Porto and the River Douro. The Yeatman's 82 spacious bedrooms (4 Master Suites, 8 Suites and 70 bedrooms) all face the view of Porto and the river offering a high level of comfort and a private, spacious terrace. The Michelin star restaurant provides a creative fine dining experience where local ingredients are privileged and presented with contemporary flair. ... more   less 
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The Yeatman Hotel Vila Nova De Gaia
The Yeatman Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia

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