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Castelo de Santa Catarina
Ranked #13 of 103 Hotels in Porto
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mexico city
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“Excellent expirience!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

we booked overnight for one night. The price was very good and the hotel really great!
the staff was super helpful and nice. we had a double room on the 3rd floor of the castle... what a view!!! the room was amazing! like a trip back in time. the bathroom was super charming.
everything was super clean and in excellent state.
the neighborhood is ok. not super nice, but we came back from dinner around 1am and no problem at all, the only thing is that is a bit of a walk coming from the port as it is all they way uphill hahaha but it is all worth it to be welcomed by the beautiful garden and then super cool room
I hope we go back to Porto soon and stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Southport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2013

Wonderful hotel with delightful atmosphere. It was like stepping back in time, quiet and peaceful but within walking distance on the port. Free parking too, which was why we originally chose it but it surpassed our expectations with its gentle elegance and friendly, helpful staff.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rosemary J
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yorkshire
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40 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

This will rate as One of the best hotels that we have stayed in. The hotel has restored its original features including an amazing breakfast room. It is set in its own gardens with plenty of shaded areas with stunning views of the city of Porto. Even in early July we always found plenty of private space to relax outside in the deckchairs. All the staff were very helpful. The breakfast was really good and there was always a good choice of fresh fruit available. We stayed in the top floor suite which had original furniture but with a very modern bathroom. As stated in other reviews there are a lot of steps, in a confined space, to walk up and down to this room but we had no problem. Marques metro is about a 3 mins uphill walk from the hotel and the centre of the City is about a 15 mins walk downhill. Also from outside Marques Metro you can catch bus 203 to Castelo de Queijo and the start of the boardwalk alongside the Atlantic Ocean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank sideburnsdave
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Timisoara, Timis, Romania
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Everything was great at this location; starting with the staff (young, very helpful and friendly) and continuing with the free parking, amazing breakfast room, location of the hotel (really close to the center and situated not exactly close to the traffic) and the breathtaking design of the hotel. The building is in fact a small castle, 130 years old. The owners preserved it as it was in the past. My only comment: our room was really small but we observed that the others were ok.Maybe this is why we payed less..

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Oana S
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Surrey
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124 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

An interesting hotel with plenty of history and character, the young men on reception when we arrived were very helpful.. A little bit of a walk down to the river but taxis are cheap.The rooms in the actual old part are nicer with amazing views.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AshteadCandS
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Christchurch, NZ
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93 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We liked this place. Had the top floor room with chandeliers, and 84 stairs to reach it.
The gardens and furniture and decorations are a constant enjoyment, and the views excellent.

Staff are great, and the walk to town enjoyable.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

We stayed four nights of May 2013 in Castelo Santa Catarina, Porto. To my mind this is the excellent hotel with the parking and nice garden with palms and other trees and flowers. There are two types of the rooms. We stayed three nights in the room situated at the castle or tower and one night in the room situated in the garden. Room in the tower definitely was reconstructed and renovated recently. Everything there is the brand new. In the best American traditions there was electric tea kettle with instant coffee, tea bags and sugar sets. Room in the castle was equipped with the central heating system. There was no air conditioner and since I stayed there in May I cannot tell you how it will be during the hot months of July and August. In May I felt quite comfortable. The shower cabin is pretty big and has enough space for the tall and big (fat) people.
Room in the garden was equipped with air conditioner and portable electric heater. That portable heater can be very useful because it would be cold during the night. Bath room was equipped with the big bathtub.
Interiors of the castle are really luxurious, breakfasts are delicious and plentiful and served and the splendid hall. The buildings walls are decorated buy the traditional Portuguese azilejos or decorative tiles.
It takes from fifteen up to twenty minutes to get historical center of Porto by walk from the hotel. Hotel itself situated between two stations of metro “Bolhao” and “Marques”.
Personal is very friendly and speak English fluently. I can recommend that hotel to stay in Porto.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Castelo de Santa Catarina

Property: Castelo de Santa Catarina
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1347, Porto 4000-457, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#17 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Castelo de Santa Catarina 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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