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Pestana Porto Hotel

#10 of 95 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Praca da Ribeira 1, Porto 4050-513, Portugal
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Ranked #10 of 95 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009
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London, England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2009

My wife and I just spent 4 nights at the Pestana in Porto. The hotel has the best location in Porto literally a few feet from the river in Ribeira. We decided to get a river view room which I would strongly recommend if budget allows as the view is fantastic. The hotel overlooks the bridge and the port cellars... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

We only stayed in Porto one night (not enough) and enjoyed this hotel. We had a car and note that the hotel has no parking--there is a public lot a few blocks away. It's right on the river---so a bit lively and touristy. It's also right by Igreja So Roa. We got a river view room and enjoyed watching the... More 

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fuzzy10
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2009

Having stayed at the fantastic Pestana Palace in Lisbon a few nights before, we decided to stay in the Pestana Porto as we were making our way up through the country. We were expecting the same level of service and standard....what a mistake! The receptionist looked tired and not at all bothered on our arrival. I dont expect the red... More 

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2009

My husband and I stayed for just 1 night at the hotel 27th May to celebrate his birthday the hotel is in a fantastic location our room had 3 windows overlooking the river directly and 2 with a side view. Staff could not have been nicer they realised it was my husbands birthday and wished him happy birthday. After our... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2009

We had an incredible waterfront corner room at this hotel and because of this, the Pestana Porto was magical. We were there when they were re-enacting something having to do with France & Portugal & there were cannons outside our windows with people dressed in antique French uniforms. The cannons would boom throughout the evening. However, even with that noise,... More 

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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

At Pestana Porto I encountered probably the most helpful reception staff I have ever seen. They helped us return the car rental, arranged transportation at 4am etc etc. Great! The location is a gem: from our suite we had the full river view and although they have rooms without the river view, I think it would be stupid to go... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2009

After a day and night of flying, we arrived at the Pestana Porto Hotel and were greeted with a glass of Port wine each. We went to our room which had a view of the river and across the river to the Port Caves in Vila Nova de Gaia. It was a large room with tall ceilings and the location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2009

This hotel has the perfect location for a trip to Porto. It is located right across the river from all of the wineries and in close proximity to the bus that runs to the caves. We had a river view, which was gorgeous at night. There are also a lot of restaurants and cafes right next door. The only down... More 

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Milan, Italy
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2009

The location of the hotel is superb, you'll be just in front of the bridge and in the middle of Unesco protected area of Ribeira. The hotel received a lot o f maintenance and everything is ok, but - how to say? - the general feeling is of a dark, old ambience; a place that could be great, but isn't.... More 

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Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2008

The hotel is in the best position in Porto - right on the river front by a quiet square. Lots of local restaurants and bars also boat trips from right outside the hotel. We had room with balcony on 4th floor which was quiet and had the most comfortable bed ever!! Looking out across the river at night to the... More 

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