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“Oporto charm with European excellence”
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The Yeatman
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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Lisbon, Portugal
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12 hotel reviews
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“Oporto charm with European excellence”
Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

After a short business stay in July, I decided to return to The Yeatman for a week long break. I could not have made a better choice. The only thing I could complain about during my stay was the weather on one of the days which the hotel could do nothing about...
Perfect check in and out, friendly and efficient service, charming decor, extremely comfortable rooms and of course the wonderful views across the river Douro from every single place you may wish to be.
I could not not recommend it more and really look forward to the next opportunity to go back.

Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Pguimmo,
Thank you very much for your kind comments about The Yeatman which will be passed on to all staff. Our customer service is extremely important to us and our objective is to provide a memorable stay to all our guests, hence your positive feedback is rewarding to hear. Much thought went into the hotel’s design by the owners of the hotel, in particular the comfort and relaxation aspect, as well as the central experiential and educational theme of wine. Both aspects are included in many details throughout the hotel including the décor, service, rooms and views you mention. We hope you will come back to visit us again soon. Best wishes.
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

From arrival to departure all was perfect. And the diner in the restaurant was really exceptional with a very nice and efficient service, details oriented but totally non invasive. Add the fabulous location and you have the perfect setting for a lovely week end.
The hotel is not in Porto but on the other side of the river, hence the fabulous view. But everything is within walking distance and you can easily cross the river or reach the bridge, top or bottom.
Great massage treatment in the Spa.
Very good breakfast, with nice buffet. Very helpful staff at reception and concierge as well as bellman.
If o e hasto find something.... the side wall on the terasse in our room did not look to good as its surfacing was peeling away....not unbearable at all, but not up to standard in a Relais & Chateaux.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear likitornot,
Thank you for your positive feedback in relation to your stay at The Yeatman. We take our customer feedback very seriously and use it to help us evaluate our service and your stay, as well as correct any area that may need it, as it is our objective to provide a wonderful experience for all our guests. In this respect, we are pleased you liked your dining experience in the restaurant, the efficient service and our wonderful location, including the views and your spa treatments, among other facilities you mention. All our staff receive frequent customer training and many people congratulate us on the quality of our vinotherapists in our Spa. In fact, we were fortunate to receive the recognition of Best Hotel Spa Europe for 2013 from the World Spa and Wellness awards out of London this year. We hope to have the pleasure of your stay with us again in the future. All best wishes.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

The welcoming was great, our room was fabulous with wonderful view.
The cellar visit was great, the spa was amazing, the breakfast was good.
Only little problem: i think there were not enough sits at the outdoor pool.
But otherways, everything perfect!

I look forward to going back.

  • Stayed August 2013
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Dear Marie S,
Thank you for giving us your comments about your stay. It is very important for us to receive guests’ feedback to help us evaluate how we are doing as every effort is made to help make each of our guest’s stay a wonderful experience. In this respect, we are pleased you enjoyed in particular check in, your room, the Spa, our breakfast and the view. Chef Ricardo Costa and his team are responsible for breakfast and we provide only the finest and freshest ingredients and dishes. In the summer there is the advantage of being able to breakfast outside on the beautiful Yeatman terraces and take in the views of Porto. This same view of the old city is also very close to hand by our decanter shaped pool, outside, on floor 1. The Yeatman is a bit like a resort in the city, due to our gardens, the space and the emphasis on relaxation throughout the hotel. We don’t want to create a packed and stressed environment by the pool hence we purposely leave enough space between beds for this reason. One can also sunbathe on one’s own private terrace from the room and also on the terrace of the relaxation room in the Spa and continue to enjoy the wonderful view. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope we will have the pleasure of your visit again soon.
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Luxembourg
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Fantastic hotel and location. 15 minutes from the Airport.

ALL rooms are top. Very clean and large. Astonishing view.

Very good breakfast and nice staff ! 1* restaurant inside the hotel.

Just don't miss it...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear megagatto,
Thank you for your first rate comments about The Yeatman and very clear review of what you liked. The hotel has many original ideas to help make each visitor’s stay a memorable one. We are also, always coming up with new ideas, hence there are some very nice accommodation packages and some fun events to join in when you are next here, like our Christmas Wine Experience event on the very first weekend of December (30th November and 1st December). It’s a very exclusive wine fair, open for guests and the public in general. Each of our wine partners (the winemakers themselves) will be personally presenting two wines and it’s going to be an amazing event both for tasting and getting to know some great Portuguese wines. Participants will also be able to try some of Chef Ricardo’s delicious food, prepared to match the wines. We do hope that we will have the pleasure of your company with us again in the future. Best wishes.
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The hotel doesn't really need another 5* review, but we loved the hotel and would recommend and revisit. Porto has lots of charm and is an interesting place for a city break combined with a day at the beach. The views, rooms, service and facilities were all faultless in our experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear eaf_16
Thank you for honouring us with such positive comments! It is gratifying and encouraging for all of the staff to know that our guests enjoyed their stay. We take all guests’ feedback very seriously, using the information to help evaluate our offer and service.
We agree with you that charming Porto has a great deal to offer and is an interesting place for a city break. The beaches are beautiful and unspoilt, all very close to the hotel, 5 to 10 minutes away by car. We have a lot of information about visiting Porto, and Porto’s beaches, on our website, and there are also many other interesting towns and sights to see outside of Porto, and in northern Portugal. For all these reasons and many more, I do hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.
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Paris, France
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Everything is perfect. Of course the view which is litterally breathtaking. The staff is absolutely 100% available for any sort of requests. Nothing to add. it's just a real 5 stars hotel with all the assets of such a place. The only thing I could regret is the relatively small size of the indoor swimming pool, which doesn't enable u to have a proper intensive swim session. that's all.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear leonard75017
Thank you for your very positive comments about The Yeatman. We try to make each and every guests’ visit a memorable one and this is why many details have gone into the design and decoration of the hotel as well as with staff training. We are thrilled that you really enjoyed your stay. There are so many places to visit in and around Porto, and so many wonderful Portuguese wines to taste, which you can do at The Yeatman and in the neighbouring Port wine lodges, that there are many reasons to return! I hope we may have the pleasure of your company again soon at The Yeatman.
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Spent two nights in July at the Yeatman. Hotel design and layout uses the hillside so each room gets a fabulous view of the rvier and city lights. Large and spacious for this modern hotel with all the amenities.
Large patio was private and well screened from the neighbours. Again, due to the design you can't see people above or below you.
Amazing Five Star dining. Recommend going with the chef's tasting and wine pairing. Followed of course by Port and cheese!
They have a wonderful lounge and spacious romantic terrace with unobstructed views of river and old Porto. You can cuddle on the sofa's while enjoying port and cigars.
If your up for it try the 150 + yr tawny while it lasts. It was discovered and purchased by Taylor Fladgate Partnership (owners of the hotel) and supplies likely won't last. Its steep at 200 euro a glass but definitely a once in a lifetime.

Room Tip: Don't worry, all rooms have outstanding unobstructed views. Can't go wrong here.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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GR_The_Yeatman, Public Relations Manager at The Yeatman, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Dear SteveKCalgary,
Thank you for your positive feedback about The Yeatman which for us is extremely gratifying to hear. We pay close attention to all of our clients’ comments and this feedback is passed back to senior management. The Yeatman’s owners had the wonderful idea to use the hillside to build the hotel, rather like the terraces where the Port wine grapes grow in the Douro valley, giving each and every bedroom a privileged view of the city and the river, and as you say, each one with their own very private, spacious terrace. The uninterrupted views everywhere are quite astounding, and the authentic architecture of the city of Porto is not only a beautiful site to behold but is also a charming and fascinating city to visit. Our Bar terraces are romantic and great for watching the sun go down. In fact, many people comment with us that The Yeatman – and Porto – are both very romantic locations. Thank you again for your kind comments and please come back and visit us again soon!
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Property: The Yeatman
Address: Rua de Choupelo, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-088, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Spa Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Yeatman 5*
Number of rooms: 82
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Yeatman is a luxury wine Hotel and Spa in Porto, Portugal, set amidst the Port wine lodges in the beautiful historic district of Vila Nova de Gaia. The Yeatman nestles on a hill, with panoramic views overlooking Porto and the River Douro. The Yeatman's 82 spacious bedrooms (4 Master Suites, 8 Suites and 70 bedrooms) all face the view of Porto and the river offering a high level of comfort and a private, spacious terrace. The Michelin star restaurant provides a creative fine dining experience where local ingredients are privileged and presented with contemporary flair. ... more   less 
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