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Grande Hotel Do Porto
Ranked #27 of 104 Hotels in Porto
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“Great location, so-so rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed here as part of a group tour. The location is excellent for visiting Porto . The public areas are very beautifully decorated and the dining room where we had breakfast very luxurious and breakfast was excellent. The rooms unfortunately do not live up to the expectations. Small, sparsely furnished and horrible views. Ours was a was of rusty currogated wall. It was quiet however so we did get a good night's sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Great location in the middle of the shopping centre and restaurants and within walking distance of most of the old part of town.
Public rooms are sumptuous and quaint, reflecting its past glory. We ate dinner in the dining room and the service was fine and the meal reasonable without being noteworthy. One night we had a picnic on the roof terrace overlooking more roofs but very pleasant.
Our room was spacious, and had three single beds as requested. Bathroom was also spacious.
There was no free wifi but available if a fee was paid. There was no safe in the room.
Staff were helpful.
All in all a pleasant experience over the four days.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

This grande dame of Porto hotels serms to have been entertaining the rich and famous since at least the twenties. The interiors of the reception lounge bar and restaurant are all sublime. The rooms don't quite match up but are perfectly clean and pleasant. Our 2 night "romantic package" included a simple picnic, bottle of fizz and free upgrade to a suite when it became available. The staff were all courteous kind and helpful. Overall good value in a great location.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2013

The location of the Grande Hotel Do Porto is great. Right on the Rua Santa Catarina and walking distance to most of the older party of the city. The lobby, bar and dining area are very nicely restored and welcoming. The staff was very attentive and helpful and made great recommendations on restaurants. The rooms are a little dated and sad. The chocolate brown carpet is quite unattractive in my opinion and we looked over an alley. apparently when the hotel was first built it was in the middle of the country and had lovely views. not any more. I would say this is fine for the price, but it is not luxurious (even though the lobby feels very luxurious) The staff all spoke English and were super accommodating. overall it was nice but not amazing.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

Our bedroom was very too small; we had asked for a big bed, it was not one and the bedroom was full with it ! Our bedroom was located in a part of the hotel whitch is not the most beautiful, et we had a view on a wall



  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

The hotel common areas are amazing! From the reception area with it's banquette to the sitting area with the large meeting table with current newspapers and magazines and comfortable couches and coffee tables to the bar which is split on either side of the hall. Wonderful and lovely! Warm and cosy with the feeling of time travelled to Victorian times. The hotel has two elevators one at each end of the hall, which is good as the hotel does extend a long way and it is convenient to have one close. The rooms are utilitarian not uncomfortable but not luxurious. I for one tend to use my hotel for sleeping so this is not a bad thing. The hotel's location is superb. It is on a main shopping street and is just across the street from the Majestic Cafe a Porto landmark and tourist destination. The hotel staff are very accommodating and very helpful. We stayed for three days while exploring and enjoying Porto and would stay again as we fell in love with the city. Do be warned the city is built on a hillside so walking is definitely exercise!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2013

One of the nicest place to stay in Porto....excellent breakfast and clean room. Wonderful staff.
If you want to wonder around turn right once you come out of the hotel....nice places to hangout. Very close to the center of the city...walking distance.

Room Tip: Avoid the front...to close to main street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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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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