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“Great hotel -amazing views.” 5 of 5 stars
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Dom Henrique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Guedes De Azevedo 179, Porto 4049-009, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #42 of 89 Hotels in Porto
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15 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great hotel -amazing views.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

First impressions of the hotel are not great, it's a slightly tired looking tower that dominates the otherwise historical architecture of Central Porto. The awning on the front of the hotel was very dirty too (thick with bird droppings).
Inside, however, the hotel is bright and clean. My room was on the 14th floor, the view was stunning. The rooms are very clean and nicely furnished and the water pressure in the bathroom was great.
The breakfast was ample, a self-service buffet offering a mixture of breads, pastries, eggs and bacon.
The bar on the top floor is perfect for evening drinks, it has the ambiance of a 1970s cruise ship (which I loved). There is an outside terrace which surely has the best view of the entire city.
A great base for a holiday in Porto, highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

We paid the most for this hotel during our trip to Portugal, and the other hotels were just much more superior in cleanliness and service. One elevator (of two) was broken, and the other had been broken the day before. I kept finding black hairs on my sheets, and the hotel was a bit dated, though that didn't bother me as much.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2010

This is a good enough hotel for a short business trip, but fell short of what I would expect in a 4-star establishment. The room was spacious and had all the basic facilities, but the carpet was very grubby and the furniture worn and scratched. Public areas have obviously been refurbished more recently and were smart enough, but the rooms definitely need a makeover. There were also a number of minor niggles - noisy air-conditioning, water that never got colder than lukewarm and very mean sachets of shower-gel (I needed 2 to get soaped all over and I'm not that big...).

It is reasonably close to the centre, but in a slightly tatty commercial area - the view from my room was of a multi-story carpark and a drab apartment block.

Breakfast was awful! The "fruit juice" was watery and over-sweetened, bacon tasteless and scrambled eggs cold. It's better to stick to the croissants and jam, which were OK. The area is also quite cramped so at busy times the breakfast buffet felt like a rugby scrum. Service in the restaurant was also poor - they kept running out of things and not refilling unless asked. In contrast the reception staff were very helpful and friendly.

On the plus side there is a great view from the top-floor bar.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2010

Although a rather old business hotel, we stayed here for a long weekend to visit Porto and found it quite pleasant. I had a few room issues, shower only worked if you used cold water, and AC in room not cooling properly, however the staff addressed both issues promptly and both were fixed before I returned back to my room.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2010

It's a good hotel to stay, the rooms are big and breakfast is good.
Have a park near to hotel.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2009

18 floor hotel with a music bar on the top floor with the spectacular view of porto,in the city center,walking distance to all activities and 5 minutes walk to the famus river of porto DURO.

Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

Hotel is dated,rooms are small espaecially our room ( 901) bad mattress, dated carpets,bad toilet / bath.
Breakfast is ok,bar on the 17th floor has great view.
Location is ok just 2 blocks from the shops and caffes.
The reception staff needs training on how to handle their clients.

Just opposite there is a good caffe that offers the best cappuccino.

  • Stayed October 2009
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Guedes De Azevedo 179, Porto 4049-009, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#22 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Dom Henrique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Dom Henrique-Downtown, located in the traditional centre of Porto, 300 metters from the Metro station TRINDADE with direct connection to the Airport and Campanhã train station, is the point of departure for the discovery of the city, its inhabitants and architecture. Steps away from Rua Santa Catarina, the main shopping zone of the city, the Hotel is at the proximity of the Theatres, several monuments including the ancient City area recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage, the Douro River Cruises boarding quay and 5 minutes away from the lively bars area of Rua da Galeria de Paris. The city view from the “17º RESTAURANT & BAR”, on the top floors, is unique and a must to all visitors of the Hotel. You can also appreciate the tilled wall, created by Júlio Resende, a renowned artist, in Restaurant “ALÉM-MAR”, on the ground floor. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
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Dom Henrique Porto

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