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Castelo de Santa Catarina

#15 of 93 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
R. Santa Catarina 1347, Porto 4000-457, Portugal
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Castelo de Santa Catarina
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Ranked #15 of 93 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us stayed here in 2014. Host and his family were welcoming and helpful. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Great atmosphere of a bygone age, with lovely stained glass and furnishings. Car parking on site. Highly recommend as a useful base for discovering Porto on foot, as within easy walking distance of the centre and all main tourist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I could do with a 3.5 rating here to be fair but 3 would be too low. This hotel is undergoing some significant renovation currently. This did not blight our two day stay but is does detract a little from what is a very attractive hotel on top of the hill running down into Porto city (about 20-25 minutes walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We were very impressed by our experience at the Castelo de Santa Catarina. The service was excellent - especially from Mario at the front desk. We were given excellent suggestions on where to go, what attractions to see and where we should eat. The breakfasts were wonderful with plenty of delicious choices. The breakfast room is beautifully decorated and made... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

While it may not have the "real" castle credibility, it definitely has real castle feel. We stayed in the Royal Suite, and it was terrific. Sometimes we didn't want to leave the room. It was just a pleasant place to be. You can get more authentic (actually built for kings) castle-hotel experiences other places, but those places are often state... More 

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Great location allowing fast convenient public transport to the city centre and access to the airport. Nice and quiet accommodation with good breakfast! All in a castle. I would stay there again but don't pack too heavy as there are a lot of stairs.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Nicely located this accommodation place is suitable for all those that wish to have a nice experience in Porto. Well located on Rua Santa Catarina, the hotel is a combination of old times and a touch of nowadays. After you park your car in the lower part of the entrance you go up the stairs that lead you through a... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you don't want a cookie cutter hotel then this is for you. Like staying in an old palace, or castle as the case may be. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. It is conveniently located to the metro and a walk down Santa Catarina to the center of town.

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Toronto
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45 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is a unique hotel, not a standard large luxury hotel. I would say it's better suited for those who are just on a short visit trip and not traveling around Europe with a giant suitcase and lots of luggage. There is no elevator and some of the stairs are narrow. I suppose if you had a room in the... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Although we had a hard time finding this hotel (mostly the fault of our GPS). But once we got there, we charmed by this lovely catelo. An oasis in the middle of a bustling Porto. There was some construction, but because we got up early (8am) it did not bother us.

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omer, israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We arrive to this hotel, and were surprised by the beauty of it! the magnificent garden, the spacious room and the common building and dining room - directly taken from a museum. We enjoyed out two night there, the service attentive, exxelent breakfast and convenient location - a pleasant walk to the downtown area. we highly recommend it !

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