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Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida Boavista 1269, Porto 4100-130, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #14 of 89 hotels in Porto
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“Good Breakfast Buffet”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Our room was No. 307. This was a large room but without a view. The view was the roof of the lower floors. I would ask for a room on the higher floors.

There were two twin beds that were very comfortable. There was a desk with internet and electrical outlets. The desk chair was upholstered with gold leather. The headboard was also upholstered with the same gold material. There was a club chair upholstered with a brown fabric. The closet was large. The bathroom was large with a double sink. However the bathtub was a bit dangerous to get in and out. There was a separate room with a toilet and bidet. There was a large TV mounted on the wall.

The breakfast buffet was quite good and had many hot entrees. There was also esfumante (bubbly wine) available.

The desk was very friendly and the service was efficient and friendly.

Adjacent to the hotel was a large supermarket.

The hotel was in a good district but a bit far from downtown. Cost of a taxi to downtown was about 6 euros.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view, higher than the third floor.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PPHOTEL, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Thank you for having taken the time to post your comments regarding your last stay at the Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & SPA.

It is very rewarding to know that you enjoyed your stay and especially our buffet breakfast service.
Comments like the ones you left us make us believe that our daily accomplishments are worthwhile.

We hope it will not be long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you once again at our Hotel, and remain at your entire disposal.


Yours Sincerely,

Eugénia Queirós
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

Luxurious hotel with bath robe trimmings far out of centre with a bleak entrance. Large comfortable room. But then... internet charges E10/day, bottle of water E5, dull breakfast. No coffee for those leaving before breakfast serving starts.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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PPHOTEL, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Dear Guest,

Greetings from Porto!

Thank you for having taken the time to post a review on Tripadvisor regarding your last stay at the Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & SPA.

It is very rewarding to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We have taken notice of your remarks regarding the breakfast time.
When guests inform us that they wil leave the hotel early and breakfast room hasn't opened yet, the management has always the pleasure to offer all those with breakfast included, a coffee served in the room with no additional charges.

Besides that our room service is also 24 hours available per day.

We hope it will not be long before we have the pleasure of welcoming you once again at our Hotel, and remain at your entire disposal.


Yours Sincerely,

Eugénia Queirós
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

There is not much to say. almost everything was perfect. big room with big bed, big bathroom. nice view, very clean, great service. Unfortunately not in the city center.
The breakfast was good, typical portuguise, a bigger choice of international food would be nice.
But as usual if the hotel is that good, the restaurants are not very cheap... if you don't want to spent to much money in the restaurants of the hotel, there is an excellent restaurant just around the corner. very good value!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 16, 2012
Dear Guest,
Greetings from sunny Porto!

Thank you for having taken the time to post your feedback on Tripadvisor.

We are very pleased to know that you have fully enjoyed our hotel and we do appreciate your kind words regarding our service and facilities.

Your comments are of a great value to us and will contribute to improve our overall services and guest’s enjoyment.

We look forward to welcome you at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & SPA.

Kind regards,

Eugénia Queirós
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

No doubt a good 5 stars hotel, friendly staff, spacious executive rooms. Breakfast is being served in a restaurant which is certainly undersized in relation to the number of rooms and guests, we had to wait for about 15 minutes outside restaurant before being seated (some conference was held at that time).
As a business hotel it is expected to get a free access to the business center and not to be charged for internet use.
The cost of the hotel parking is absolutely outrageous, simply robbery !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

The Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & Spa is very near local attractions and the city center, having a wide range of public transportations nearby.
The rooms are very clean and spacious.
The breakfast is simply fantastic. It is served in a whole floor, with a wide variety of drinks, hot & cold food, different types of bread, cheese, jams, ... and when there is something that I would like to have and is not present, I only had to ask the staff.
The service is simply wonderful. I often come here in business and I always felt treated like royalty but in a very friendly, warming and familiar way. The staff is really fantastic!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for always choosing Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & SPA on your visits to Porto city.

Your positive feed-back is the most valuable contribution to continuously improve the quality of our services.

We are delighted to read that you enjoy our breakfast service and the location of our hotel, very close to all Porto main attractions.

Looking forward to having the opportunity of welcoming you again soon at our property.

Sincerely,

Eugénia Queirós
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Stayed at the Palacio on business trip for two nights. Could not fault the hotel - it was clean, smart, excellent rooms with plenty of amenities. Loved the roof bar overlooking the town of Porto and the sea. I will definately like to go back on a pleasure trip - I thought the hotel very good value and the town a delight. I had the continental breakfasts - good choice of everything 10/10.

Room Tip: Excellent views over the town and sea (I was on the 14th floor).
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Dear Guest,

We are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay at Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & SPA, especially our rooms and the VIP Lounge.

Thank you for having taken the time to post your important comments and to enhance the services of Hotel Porto Palácio.

Looking forward to be welcoming you again in Porto for business or for leisure.

Best regards,

Eugénia Queirós
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel on a business trip. The hotel is very good with everything you would expect from a 5* hotel. The rooms were spacious and modern with all amenities you could require apart from tea / coffee making facilities. The food was a bit dissapointing although there was a good choice for breakfast the buffet lunch was very limited. Overall well worth a visit.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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PPHOTEL, Gerente geral at Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Dear Guest,

We would like to thank you for having selected Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa for your recent stay in Porto and for having taken the time to give us your positive feed-back.

This is a most valuable contribution to continuously improve the quality of our services.

We have taken notice of your comments regarding our buffet lunch and we will take the measures we believe appropriate in order to improve what this service may need.

Looking forward to welcome you again in a very near future.

Best regards,
Eugénia Queirós
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Additional Information about Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa

Address: Avenida Boavista 1269, Porto 4100-130, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Porto
#5 Business Hotel in Porto
#10 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#16 Romantic Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Porto Palacio Congress Hotel & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High-rise Hotel in city center; 5 minutes from Palacio de Cristal Exhibition Center; 10 minutes from Exponor Exhibition Center. ... more   less 
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