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The Yeatman
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua do Choupelo (Sta. Marinha), Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Saturday ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Great views and great service.
Exceptional breakfast.
I managed to over eat but the choice was very wide. High quality.
Dinner very good , my wife thought the chocolate desert was fantastic.
The room large and comfortable, very nice indoor swimming pool.

Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Barneyq101,

Thank you for posting your succinct report of your stay at The Yeatman.

Customer feedback is very helpful to us and we greatly appreciate our guests writing in with their reviews.

We are honoured to know that you enjoyed in particular our views, service, breakfast and dining facilities. Since The Yeatman was designed and built from scratch on a large plot, the owners wanted to privilege space hence the hotel was designed with plenty of room in both common areas and bedrooms to promote comfort and relaxation, as well as building other details such as our Spa.

Thank you for your time and we hope we may have the pleasure of your company again in the future.

Best wishes,
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The view is amazing. You overlook all of Porto. The staff is very competent and all at least bilingual and very accommodating.
With a Michelin star you can imagine how good the food is. I had pigeon.
A must visit if you are in Porto, even if it is just for a glass of wine.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 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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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear 1910Traveler,

Thank you for your review of The Yeatman on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to know that you found our hotel to be ‘simply gorgeous’. It fills us with pride and helps us, above all, to measure our facilities so that we can keep track and adjust service, wherever necessary.

We warmly welcome our in-house guests, as well as guests who just wish to visit our gastronomic restaurant, or to come to The Yeatman to enjoy a meal or a drink in Dick’s Bar, where you can choose from one of our 82 seasonal wines by the glass.

We hope that we may be able to welcome you back again soon and thank you again for your support.

Best wishes,
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

This very well appointed hotel has great facilities for travellers looking to explore inner Porto. Set amongst the Port warehouses nestled up to the Douro River you are only minutes away from all the action of the old part of town. This very elegant hotel has excellent Dining facilities, fantastic buffet breakfast which was hard to beat. Rooms very well appointed and roomy, fantastic view! Very generous common areas and lobbies, this place is certainly something special and well worth a visit I think it would be hard to be disappointed.

Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear Paul H,

We would like to thank you for your highly positive review of The Yeatman.

It is truly an honour to know that you enjoyed your stay, from our prime location in the historic Port wine district close to the cellars; to our proximity with the old town of Porto, Unesco World Heritage; to our comfortable and spacious facilities.

Our aim is to provide an all-round experience for our guests, with excellent wine and dining facilities, so we were delighted that you were able to appreciate this in your time with us.

We hope that you may have the opportunity to return to visit us again sometime in the future.

Best wishes,
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is the best hotel Porto has to offer! The view is spectacular on any day (sunny and rainy had their own individual beauty), the service is unbeatable and the wine selection is amazing! To top it all off, the majority of port houses are a 10-minute walk away.

One thing that we did not enjoy as much was the food. It was more of an "us" thing as we are not big fans of Portuguese cuisine or fish in general. They will, however, make you a nice and simple off-menu meal if you ask politely.

Overall it was a wonderful experience and we will be back to visit should we have a week to spare.

Room Tip: All rooms have a view of Porto and are away from the elevators.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 3, 2014
Dear MarkM,

Thank you for your review of The Yeatman. Our guests’ feedback helps us to keep track of our level of service and our customers’ experience.

In this respect we were delighted to hear that you loved your time at The Yeatman, from the views on ‘all-weather’ days to our service and wine selection.

Our location is often complimented and we feel that being in the Port wine district is a great plus for visiting the various different cellars.

Our Michelin star restaurant is frequently complimented and it is usually possible to speak to the staff and request something that may be off menu.

Besides our gastronomic restaurant, Chef Ricardo Costa also has two informal menus, one in Dick’s Bar and one in the Pool Restaurant (Dick’s being open all year round; the Pool restaurant from May until September). Both offer delicious and more casual style food.

Thank you again for your positive feedback. We hope we may have the pleasure of your company again soon!

Best wishes,
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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3 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best Hotel in Portugal. The breakfast is perfect, nice view and the rooms are simply the best! The Spa and swimming pool are great and the view is realy unbelievable. Probably is the best hotel I ever stayed in my life. Strong recomendation.

Room Tip: All rooms are very good.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear Rodrigo T,

Thank you for your excellent review of The Yeatman.

We are extremely pleased that you considered your stay at The Yeatman to be ‘unbelievable’ and to give us such a strong recommendation.

We strive on a daily basis through professionalism and dedication, to provide the best service possible for our guests and our greatest compensation is in knowing that we succeeded in creating a wonderful experience.

Thank you again and we hope that you will be able to return to visit us in the near future.

Best wishes,
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San Francisco, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our stop in Porto was short, and we wished it was longer. The Yeatman was a perfect hotel. They treat you so well -- very nice, very helpful, personal touch. The rooms were lovely. Views were spectacular. It's the perfect location. Of all the places we stayed on our trip (we had 6 different hotels -- all 5 start hotels), this was the best, by far. I highly recommend this hotel and spot. It's perfect.

Room Tip: I don't know what to say here. I thought the hotel was really quiet, and learned later that it...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear TheStriders,

Thank you for your very positive comments about The Yeatman and for taking the time to write.

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed many aspects of your stay at our hotel, from our perfect location and views to our helpful and friendly staff.

Our primary concern is our guest’s satisfaction and their overall experience and so we are extremely happy to know that you felt you had found the ‘perfect spot’!

We really hope that you can come back and visit us again soon and thank you again.

Best wishes,
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Santa Fe, NM
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Wow! This hotel sets benchmarks for quality, service, amenities and overall experience. We stayed three nights and I cannot find a single flaw with our experience. I would rate this as one of, if not the best hotels we have ever stayed at.

Every member of the staff we had contact with had a "can do" attitude and no request was too small to be handled to perfection. Even at check out (we had a very early morning flight) they had fresh orange juice and coffee for us though it was hours before breakfast service. The concierge (Catarina) should be teaching a course in the profession instead of laboring at it. She is a supremely pleasant individual with an answer or suggestion for evey request we had.

Our room was immaculate, spacious, quiet and, as others have indicated, looked out on a marvelous view of the City of Porto.

We attended one of the hotel's wine dinners and it was fantastic. The food was excellent as were the wines. We shared our table with others including the hotel's sommelier who is knowledgeable, patient with those still learning and seemed eager to raise the awareness level of Portuguese wine. She exemplifies the hotels attention to detail in all areas of its operation.

And Dick's Bar! We were pleasantly surprised to find an amazing selection of wines by the glass which is almost unheard of anywhere in Europe. More than 80 selections by the glass allows you to sample wines from all over Portugal. To wine lovers this is both an educational benefit and an opportunity to try many superb wines. The staff at Dick's were great as well.

This is a hotel (and Porto is a destination) you should not miss. And if you are a wine lover, move Porto and the Yeatman higher up your list of must see places to visit.

Room Tip: Every room at the Yeatman is a good one.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, July 1, 2014
Dear SantaFeFF,

Thank you for taking the time to write an in-depth report about your stay with us at The Yeatman.

It is an honour for us that your experience was highly appreciated. There is no greater compliment than to hear this and to know that our service surpassed your every wish.

Much thought and creativity went into designing The Yeatman and your comments have highlighted many of our main characteristics, such as the wine concept, the attention to detail and educational aspect.

Thank you again for your appreciation and feedback.

Best wishes,
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Address: Rua do Choupelo (Sta. Marinha), Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Yeatman 5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yeatman is a 5* luxury wine hotel on the clifftop to the Historic Port Wine Cellars District, opening in June 2010. Featuring 14 suites and 68 rooms, all including a terrace and a private garden with panoramic views over the Douro River and the Unesco World Heritage Site of Ribeira in Porto. It boasts a Enogastronomic restaurant, a Port wine bar, 11 meeting and event rooms, a Wine Spa, outdoor and indoor panoramic swimming pools, gymnasium, kid’s club and gardens. ... more   less 
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