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Castelo de Santa Catarina

#16 of 98 Hotels in Porto
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R. Santa Catarina 1347, Porto 4000-457, Portugal
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the royal suite in the tower; no elevator but that was OK. The room was excellent, with an authentic 19th century feel. Antiques, original tiles and painted ceilings. 2 rooms with massive wood carved bed, dressers, armoire. Beautiful old-fashioned fixtures in large bathroom. The staff was great, the tiles on the old buildings so impressive. Breakfast excellent. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked 1 night as a stop over. This was a mistake I should have booked 2 nights or more. What a treat. We stayed in a garden room. Wonderfully modern and clean. Loved the tea and coffee making facilities in the room. Staff really helpful advised us to use the metro 4 stops into town. Breakfast good too. A... More 

Thank bashbones
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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 4 nights in a room inside the castle. This hotel has a unique charm. Yes, it is a castle, a small one, with a lovely décor and garden. As you enter the garden gate from the street it's like you are in a different place all of a sudden! Everything is clean and quiet and lovely. We had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a haven. What an exotic historic treat. Built as a hotel to house South American trade partners in the 1860s. Furniture and decor amazing. Good breakfasts and lovely grounds.you can walk into the busy city and return on the metro to this beautiful old tiled oasis.

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11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

The hotel website does not match the reality. Although it advertises that you may be accommodated either in the main building (castle) or in the garden, it never mentions that rooms in the garden are actually brand new aluminum constructions, equipped with IKEA style furniture store (the site rather says that all rooms are equipped with "fourniture d'époque"). If I... More 

2 Thank Arnaud L
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Castelo de Santa Catarina was a great experience. Charming atmosphere. The staff were so helpful with info on Porto with excellent suggestions for restaurants. Room was spotless and my room which was on the courtyard was quiet. Would book this place again without hesitation.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I think we were the youngest folks staying at this place. Let me tell you, don't let that stop you. It was one of the highlights of our trip. The palace is pristine but old from the outside but our rooms were recently remodeled with an amazing shower, soft bed, wood floors .... Everything you need for a greet stay.... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed our stay, it was a 15 minute uphill walk from the main tourist areas but well worth it in our opinion, the metro station was only a few minutes away. The reception staff were very helpful and it was extremely clean and comfortable. There was plenty of choice for their continental breakfast.

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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The grounds are stunning in this hotel. The staff are so nice and helpful. The location is easy walking distance to everywhere in Porto. But, it's so nice to return to this beautiful Portuguese castle! It feels very special there. Easily could have stayed a week. Great for couples! We stayed in the romantic suite, it's brand new rooms in... More 

Thank Mel C
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Having read all the reviews we decided on booking this place as it was away from the main centre and look interesting from the pictures. We was not disappointed by what we saw and despite the area around it this is like a little oasis. We was on the top floor of the tower with fantastic views across Porto. The... More 

Thank Paul W
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