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“No bad place, very bad room” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

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Grande Hotel Do Porto
Ranked #26 of 103 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“No bad place, very bad room”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2013

The place of hotel no bad, but far from the river and ocean. It's mean that you cannot reach best places to view, no good restaurants, no places to test vines. The room extremely small. If you put one big bag it will catch half of room. Next half is a bed, and no place for sit. TV only local programs. But restroom is fantastic, to compare with room. Service is good, clean. Breakfast is bad, poor. Hotel has parking for 9 euro per day. Internet is good, recommend to purchase 24 hours packet, will be good for few days. Cost is 10 euro. Or you can pay 2 euro per hour.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Victor B
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Guelph, Canada
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2013

Downtown Old Porto - lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. Twenty minute or so walk to the river. Our room was small but very clean, staff are very helpful. Breakfast we found was very good with lots of selection and served in a lovely dining room that reflects the character of a Grande Hotel!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire J
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Centrally placed hotel. Public rooms are beautiful. Our bedroom was a bit dated but had a marvellous marble bathroom. Bit disappointed in the breakfast - the quality and quantity was fine but choice rather limited - but we did eat in sumptuous surroundings!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hazel137
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Houston, TX
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52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed here for two nights and the common areas of the hotel are amazing! Nice breakfast room and a nice little bar for a nightcap. The hotel is in a busy shopping area which is bustling during the day, but very very quiet at night.
The rooms are a little dated. We had a suite in the front of the hotel. The beds are very hard, but they slept well after walking the hills all day in Porto.
We were there during a very hot spell and the room didn't really seem to cool down very much, but I think most places in Porto aren't well equipped for that kind of heat.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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1 Thank Sassums
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Huddersfield
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531 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

On reflection this was an excellent choice for a night in Porto although after an extended journey within Portugal (what's happening with TAP?)the receptionist was less than welcoming. We were taken down in the lift to a small, plain room with small TV....but it was the best sleep we had had for a month. The room was cool and quiet and there was a bath; not like the Grande Hotel do Paris. If you are travelling light it might be worth using the Metro to Bolhao for a 300m downhill stroll to the hotel (watch the cobbles). It is also very close to the Café Majestic, which is well worth a visit. The breakfast is functional, I would recommend a morning stroll back up to the Boloa Market area where there are some splendid cafes and pastellerias.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike L
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

The public areas were beautiful and well maintained. The rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful and friendly. However, the rooms were rather plain and the TV was tiny. We had to pay extra for the internet and the safe, which was irritating. We also wished the roof top deck was a little more comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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 Tamara J
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2013

Having stayed at this hotel before and been very happy with it we decided to spend two nights here again this time with another couple and people who we travel with a lot. Since our last visit the public rooms have been properly renovated with the main bar and lounge area restored to its historical splendour. They have also added a small gym and roof terrace on the 3rd floor. Although we got taxis to the hotel (circa 20euros each way) we could have got the metro as the station is just 2 minutes walk away. Oh, and the Café Majestic, which is a must see and do, is only 1 minute walk away. If you can walk well it is a 10-15 minute walk down the the Ribera area although a bit of a walk back up the hill for the less able like me!

We had rooms on the ground floor which we clean and quite spacious with a mini bar. Very comfortable beds. On our second night we ate in the restaurant having been out all day and I have to say the food and service were excellent and all for a set price which was not expensive. The hotel reception staff were charming and extremely helpful, organising the tour bus tickets for us and our taxi for early the last morning,

Would we go again if in Porto? Definitely as would our friends!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Grande Hotel Do Porto
Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 197, Porto 4000-450, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Family Hotel in Porto
#18 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#24 Business Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Grande Hotel Do Porto 3*
Number of rooms: 99
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