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Pestana Vintage Porto
Ranked #8 of 106 Hotels in Porto
Atlanta, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Location, Location, Location”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

Spent the weekend in Porto at this great hotel. Right on the water next to cafes, street vendors and river tour operators (a bit noisy in the late evening). A weekend here is not enough. The staff was outstanding, accommodating every request. Breakfast was included, and very good food and selection. You could have it delivered to your room for a 5 euro fee. About a 7 euro taxi (for two including two bags) from the metro station. Walk everywhere in town but if you decide a longer journey to the coast, grab the bus (very clean) for less than 2 euro.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
It was a pleasure welcoming you at the Pestana Porto Hotel and we are very pleased to learn that you found the Hotel and services to be good. We are also very satisfied with the fact that all the standards and processes during your stay were well conducted. Your positive feedback is most valuable for the continuation and improvement of our services.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future
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126 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

Nestled in the heart of the tourist and historical district this hotel provides beautiful views over the Douro river and the Cellar Houses on the opposite bank.
Walking distance to great cafes and nightlife.
Souvenirs and Port tasting outside the front door!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
It was a pleasure welcoming you at the Pestana Porto Hotel and we are very pleased to learn that you found the Hotel and services to be good. We are also very satisfied with the fact that all the standards and processes during your stay were well conducted. Your positive feedback is most valuable for the continuation and improvement of our services.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed June 27, 2014

We had a corner room on the 4th floor overlooking the Douro River on one side and the plaza on the other. The room was clean and the view was spectacular. However, the noise from the plaza lasted late into the night until the restaurants on the plaza were closed for business.

Our room had a raised floor, there were 4 steps to walk up from the entrance to the main part of the room. The double bed was made up of two single beds pushed together. What I found most disturbing was the creaking of the floor boards, probably due to its design and lack of maintenance. Its most disturbing during the night when one had to get up to go the bathroom.

There was no kettle in the room and nowhere to get a cup of hot water before bed as the hotel had no restaurant. Its run more like a bed and breakfast establishment. When we were there for 2 nights, the hotel was filled with tour groups. At peak time for breakfast, it was quite busy and noisy. Breakfast was adequate, there were fresh fruit juice, fruits, cereals, yoghurt, choices of bread, cheese, eggs and cold cuts.

Room Tip: A room with river view on high floor.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your feedback about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to learn that you had a positive experience at the Hotel and that you have taken the opportunity to enjoy all the attractions of the area on which the Hotel is situated.

We do hope to have the privilege of welcoming you in a near future.

Kind Regards
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

The location is ideal, but get a room with a river view , preferably on the 4th or 5th floor. The view across the river is really nice in the evening when everything is lit up. Breakfast is simple but good. The staff is very friendly and the rooms comfortable.
There are a lot of nice little restaurants on the side streets.

The area around , especially going uphill could use some sprucing up. A lot of abandoned dilapidated buildings.

We would definitely stay there again, mainly for the location.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a river view on the 4th or 5th floor.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
We thank you for your feedback about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to learn that you had a positive experience at the Hotel and that you have taken the opportunity to enjoy all the attractions of the area on which the Hotel is situated.

We do hope to have the privilege of welcoming you in a near future.

Kind Regards
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Portugal is a destination I choosed after knowing most of Europe. I found it to be a wonderful country with very friendly, educated people, thta still enjoy the hospitality they offer. The Pestana is a chain of hotels that enhances the experience of beeing hosted. In this case, the Oporto Pestana, the location is ideal to enjoy the Douro riversides, at a walking distance from the bridge that crosses you to Gaia city, where the famous porto wine is blended. The buliding unites two different ancient houses, so each room has a different shape and view. I highly reccomend that you ask for a river view room. Good breakfast, staff happy to give you tips about where to dine or hang on.
Same chain runs the Lojos Pousada in Evora. another must.

Room Tip: Riverview. It is worth the visit
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank tanobaires
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear Guest,
It was a pleasure welcoming you at the Pestana Porto Hotel and we are very pleased to learn that you found the Hotel fulfills with the hospitaily our guests look for. We are also very satisfied with the fact that all the standards and processes during your stay were well conducted. Your positive feedback is most valuable for the continuation and improvement of our services.

We do hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you in a near future
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Lake Oswego, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Our junior suite with balcony was spacious and had a great view across the river. A nice touch was a complimentary glass of chilled, dry white port on arrival. The breakfast was more than adequate. There was a fair amount of very loud construction noise from the adjacent building on weekdays and their recommendation for dinner turned out rather bad. Otherwise I would have given an excellent rating.

Stayed June 2014
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Thank mstickler
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear guests,
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to receive your positive feedback about your experience at the Hotel and that you found our services to be good.
We regret that our dinner recommendation did not meet the expectations.
We hope that we will soon have the privilege to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2014

The location is great, the ribeira is one of the best places to stay in porto. the breakfast is great, the staff is nice and efficient. We stayed in a city view room. It was a bad choice. The room was small and a bit dark but very clean and comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Manager_PestanaPorto, Gerente at Pestana Vintage Porto, responded to this review, July 25, 2014
Dear guests,
Thank you very much for your comments about your stay at the Pestana Porto Hotel. We are very pleased to receive your positive feedback about your experience at the Hotel and that you found our services to be good.
We hope that we will soon have the privilege to welcome you again.
Kind Regards
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Property: Pestana Vintage Porto
Address: Praca da Ribeira, 1, Porto 4050-513, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Family Hotel in Porto
#5 Spa Hotel in Porto
#7 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#8 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pestana Vintage Porto 5*
Number of rooms: 109
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In one of the most prestigious areas of Porto, the Ribeira historic district you will find the Pestana Vintage Porto, constructed as a group of 18 buildings that have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Postcards always feature the hotel right in front of the Douro River, which blends in nicely with the other historic buildings in the area. We welcome you with an atmosphere that is at once vintage and contemporary, luxurious and romantic. The RIB BEEF & WINE restaurant is the place for true connoisseurs of great beef and wine. All rooms have Wi-Fi and some feature views of the Douro River, the Wine Cellars of Gaia and the D. Luís Bridge. ... more   less 
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