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Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa

Rua da Belgica, 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal (Formerly Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Delray Beach, FL
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No pictures on the booking websites for a reason . The place is awful. Smells musty. Furniture and the place look like some communist resort from the 70s. Room 201 is next to the elevator and sounds like a whale is under the room with the moaning noise. The staff was nice and that is the only nice thing I... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok girl on desk at arrival was the only good part of hotel. Pool and spa closed in morning. Worst breakfast possible. Eggs stone cold. Then after I complain they light fire under it. So hot cold hot. Eggs are dangerous to eat. Coffee not good. Pastries not cooked and disgusting choice of cereal limited with no muesli. No wifi... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After staying a few days in the centre of Gaia, visiting sites and shopping, we stayed a few days at this hotel near the ocean in order to relax and go for long walks along uncrowded beaches, where most of the people were Portuguese. We walked and walked everyday along the many beaches from Lavadores to Salgueiros, Canide, Madalena and... More 

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kent
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119 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We booked this hotel in April/May after much research and also I emailed the hotel asking for a quiet room as I would be convalescing for 4 days. After much research I was told we would get a quiet room and we could also book a cab through the hotel (don't do this). After much communication with the hotel reception... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If you are after a quiet and peaceful place to stay, I highly recommend this hotel. It looks like an old hotel but still it had everything I needed, the staff were lovely and breakfast was filling. The "health club" is not the most modern I've seen but it still works fine, the hotel's restaurant serves really tasty meals. Bus... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which deserved our best attention. Your contribution is essential so that we can continually improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future, so your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We were there at the end of May and had amazing time. Breakfast was good and could eat different vegetarian option every day (we stayed for three days). Room was massive and we even got one with sea view without extra booking (stayed on sec floor). Staff is amazing, let us borrowed towels to go to the beach, we could... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente de relações públicas at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for your preference and comments that we will share with our team. Hope to receive you back in future. Kind Regards, General Management More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is in a great location on the beach front with miles in both directions of the hotel. We hired a car to go to nice restaurants in the evening and shops during the day. The hotel/area is not very touristy with very few people speaking English which made it a little difficult. The room in the hotel was... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management More 

Belo Horizonte, MG
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68 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a beach hotel. Easy access to the old historical center of both Gaia and Port areas by car. Confortable but one of the queens bed was shabby. Nice breakfast with three kinds of fruit, yogurt and many breads and cakes.

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which deserved our best attention. Your contribution is essential so that we can continually improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future, so your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I stayed at The Golden Tulip Hotel in Gaia, Porto, Portugal for Easter 2015. OK, it was a busy time, but even more reason to make sure staffing levels were good. I must have waited about 40 minutes before I could check in at Reception with one man manning it. When I finally got the key to my room it... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for a romantic weekend with my girlfriend. At the time I booked the hotel it was still being sold as "Casa Branca Beach and Golf", then I understand it has been rebranded as a Golden Tulip Hotel. When I booked I paid extra to get an ocean view, and one week before the arrival emailed... More 

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management More 

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