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Castelo de Santa Catarina

#15 of 95 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
R. Santa Catarina 1347, Porto 4000-457, Portugal
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Ranked #15 of 95 Hotels in Porto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The original building contains the traditional "Madueline" Portuguese style (dark wood furniture & décor plus tiles) & the breakfast room & lounge areas, but this has recently been complemented with modern rooms in the grounds. These have been finished to a modern (if slightly bland) Euro style inc larger than standard beds etc for foreigners (Portuguese beds can be v... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in a refurbished twin room on the ground floor. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and at home. Without exception, the staff were friendly and always made time to talk to you, provide useful information including about this fascinating building. The outside was covered in tiles and the building was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I feel bad for a 3 star, but i'm judging it agains others Ive stayed in and it just doesn't hold up. I also have to say that I didn't chose to stay at this hotel, the hotel i was suppose to stay in had a fire and this was the only alternative. Having said all that lets start with... More 

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melbourne australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying here was a great experience - not just a hotel stay. We loved looking around this property - the buildings, the rooms, the furniture - it was great. Because the hotel is set back from the street, the rooms are very quiet. They are also comfortable and clean, with good wifi. Breakfast, under the chandelier was wonderful - wide... More 

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Wenatchee, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

16-05-15 My wife and I started our Portugal vacation in this magical paradise hidden in the heart of Porto. The room took us back to the opulence of days gone by! The staff was amazing, friendly and on call twenty four hours a day. The breakfast was divine and served under crystal chandeliers. We couldn't have asked for a better... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

There are many good things to say about the Castelo de Santa Catarina. My wife and I enjoyed our stay and will return next time we're in Porto. First of all, the location is excellent. It's on one of the main commercial avenues of Porto, at walking distance from the tourist attractions and the subway (which we took from the... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We booked 5 rooms, including a family room, all of which were excellent, and certainly value for money.Management and staff could not be better.Nearest "Metro" station is just around the corner, and to get to main tourist area is only a couple of stops away or 5 Euros in a taxi.There is some restoration going on, but it did not... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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New York
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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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