We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights in high-season August and brought our dog.
The hotel is very easy to find (with navigation or just turning in the city from the Autoroute)- it is literally opposite to the Guggenheim as the most closeby hotel.
* Room: We didn't ask for anything special other then the dog; and received a room facing the inside patio, which was a bit disappointing, after high expectations reading through those reviews.
Asking for a change we did receive another room- yet on the backside.
* Great room, very good service, an aircon almost without sound and a huge bed for the dog
* We did learn that a couple that had listed their wish on their booking, received an upgrade to the guggenheim-view.
* Our small dog costed 5 times the usual and there was an extensive list of reliability-items that we needed to sign for- never happened before. She was then treated very nicely.
* Expensive valet-parking garage, there's a public garage right next door, yet that is just a little bit cheaper.
* Nice view from the balcony terrace, however often used for weddings and other (closed) parties, so we didn't sit there much. Downstairs restaurant has good food as well- and in fact the nearby smaller restaurants are even more fun
* we learned that lunchtime in Portugal is between 1.30 and 3, or sometimes even longer, and this is where you take the main meal. Not doing so resulted in us circling restaurants during the evening and wondering why they were all closed (or only open after 8.30pm)
* fitness room was disappointing- small, only two cardio options and no weights.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Gran Hotel Domine is the only 5-star hotel in front of the Guggenheim. Having been completely newly renovated in 2017, luxury can now be found in its spacious ambience, its extraordinary service, the passion for art and design, as well as an elegant and cosmopolite style. ... more less
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