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Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa

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Dove Canyon
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

At one time this hotel probably was a five-star venue. Today the improvements needed to the facilities are long overdue. The staff and the service is excellent and reflective of a high-end hotel. The location is across the street from the beaches. The beaches have a lot of heavy surf, hard pebbly sand and very windy conditions. The restaurant in... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the golden tulip 13-17 June and the rooms and staff where nice. However we wanted a drink in the bar and although we where given a menu and asked for a gin and tonic but the "non English-speaking" person said they didn't have any! Breakfast was adequate tasty and extremely fresh! The clientele was older couples of varying... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We were part of a tour and the hotel was supposed to be a 4 star hotel but unfortunately was not even 1 star, they were expecting our arriving, did our checked in and the don't even have towels, I requested them a few times and they brought them to me wet, the tv was very old and need to... 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 Manager More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Although we arrived after 6 o'clock p.m. the rooms were not ready for our group. Many of our friends complained of uncleaned rooms and lack of towels. Thanks to the front desk girl, she fixed the messes for about an hour. Do not be fooled, the hotel is far from 4 stars. Rooms are large enough, but the beds and... 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 

Lisboa, Portugal
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

King size bed ? No, two beds together using the same sheet ! Bathroom ? Old, fixed shower. Balcony ? And at 2:30 we waited for almost 20 min, in the rain, for someone to open the door ... Even phoned to reception with no answer. 4 Stars ? Perhaps 3 Very nice restaurant, however.

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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 comment. Please note that the rooms are subject to permanent preventive maintenance therefore, the situation mentioned will be transitory. We regret that your stay has not been full satisfactory, what we hope will succeed in a future visit. Best regards, General Management More 

Rye, New York
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Rooms are spacious ours was ocean view with small terrace, clean and comfortable. Overall acceptable but not opulent. Front desk extremely helpful, courteous and welcoming. Staying here puts you on the coast, pretty, scenic, but a 20€ taxi ride to the the city center. The 902 bus (1.85€) runs reguarly one block from hotel, and the last stop gets you... 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 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The hotel has a wonderful location right alongside the beach in Porto Gaia. The reception areas and the bar are well presented and clean, and the reception/bar staff could not be more helpful or polite. The rooms, whilst a little old fashioned are well equipped (however, no tea/coffee facilities unfortunately) and are spotlessly clean. Breakfasts are plentiful, nicely presented and... More 

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Thank John H
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 

Wisbech, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Me and my partner stayed in the hotel for nine nights on a half board holiday and let me tell you never again, we book the hotel thinking that we were in for a four star accommodation but instead we got a old worn out hotel walls thin as paper bath room outdated surprised we had hot water on 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 

A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

elevator broken, very run down. the bed was absolutely awful. nice views. i had intended to stay two days but left early. it was really, really far from porto, only a good place to stay if you only want to be on the beach, nothing nearby except some cafes

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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 

Preston, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in October 2015 and had and absolutely fantastic weekend away! What a great find! The staff were very welcoming, the rooms were huge and clean. Great view of the Atlantic! The hotel generally was a bit tired in places and showed signs of minor deterioration. This said, we understand it has recently... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for the preference and comment, which we will share with our team. We look forward to your return soon. Best regards, General Management More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at Praia de Lavadores, next to Douro's and only 10 minutes from Oporto's Historical City Centre, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA offers an absolutely amazing view, starting with its 57 rooms, all decorated with quality and comfort so you can daily enjoy the splendor and magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean. Equipped with a large variety of facilities and services, such as 57 rooms, the "Casa Branca Restaurant", the Baccus Bar, the Alvarez Bar, Health Club with indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, Golden Sense SPA with relaxing and beauty rituals, 6 meeting and banqueting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, Room Service, Laundry Service, parking facilities, insuring all the quality and accuracy in details that qualifies our taste for welcoming and providing you an unforgettable stay. Let yourself be enthralled by the delicious local gastronomy at "Casa Branca Restaurant", where the traditional flavours mix with the most famous regional wines. In perfect harmony with nature, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA it's strategically located 6km from Oporto City Centre, 50 km from Aveiro, 50 km from Braga and just 20 km away from the International Oporto Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa

Address: Rua de Belgica 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal (Formerly Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel)
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: $81 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Casa Branca Beach And Golf Hotel
Casa Branca Beach Hotel
Hotel Casa Branca Beach
Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel And Spa Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 Spa Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
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