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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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Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa
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Ranked #13 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

having booked on the tuesday and arriving 2 days later i was greeted by a lady at reception who was not helpful or happy... the room itself was nice, spacious with the smallest television set i have ever laid eyes on. The room was clean, view was obstructed by building works in the next block which was a shame as... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked this hotel for a 4 night break before checking the reviews, and to be honest were dreading coming as this hotel received so many bad comments. First impression when entering isn't good the signage at the front of hotel is broken and the red carpet on the front stairs has seen better days. Our room was clean and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a horrible dirty hotel. There is a permanent awful smell in the reception,the rooms and hallways. The view from the dirty balcony is a building under construction and a tennis court not used anymore. We were supposed to stay there 3 nights but cancelled the reservation immediately and moved to Porto. It takes 30 minutes to get to... More 

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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The Rooms of this 1950 design are big and airy and all come with a Balcony with a marvellous view of the Beach. The Pool can be a little bit on the fresh side in terms of Temperature which is the same as the Jacuzzi

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This Hotel stays quite near the Atlantic Ocean water line with huge stones, sandy beaches and roaring waves. In August it was not safe to swim because of giant waves, but it was nice to walk along the water line. The personnel of the Hotel is very friendly. From a large balcony we enjoyed seeing the changing Ocean. Not far... More 

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Panipat, India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were supposed to stay for two nights but end up checking out after first night as it was a nightmare of staying at this hotel. Our biggest mistake was not checking the review before we booked our hotel. The hotel is very dirty and and people at the reception were unwelcoming/ unfriendly. There were no amenities at all and... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Me and my husband wanted to stay in this hotel for 2 night in June 2014! When we arrived we already had a bad feeling about it! The hotel is very old and dirty! Actually if I wanna be honest I understand the idea to have a hotel what is go back to 1912, Titanic time, when all the furnitures,... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We are a mature couple and have been on the road for 12 months. We stayed here 6 nights. We like the situation of the hotel - close to the coast about 5 or 6 kms out of town. It is very quiet. The beach is rocky; within walking distance is a nice sandy beach. We have yet to find... More 

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MERSEYSIDE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Great place away from all the 'hussle and bussle' of Porto and Vila Nova town centre. Good views from the balcony which is enclosed, the windows could be opened wide and were good protection during windy weather. Nice place to sit to watch the sunsets. Used the restaurant a couple times but found a 15 min walk to the Mar... More 

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