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Hotel Porta do Sol
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Caminha
Certificate of Excellence
Highlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“would recommend”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Loved staying here. Staff very nice and rooms clean and fairly large. Wish we'd asked for a sea view though. Nice, not too long, walk into town which had lots good restaurants and lovely square. Restaurant across road also very good.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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strasbourg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014

Everything was perfect Staff at reception,cleanliness of rooms, location and pools both external as well as internal so we decided to stay an extra night
Dinner and Breakfast were also very good
I would like to recommend this hotel to all my friends when traveling in Portugal

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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County Durham
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Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

I am in dispute with the hotel as the master suite we got had bad electrics. To preempt the hotel's reply here is their reply with my subsequent response. Stay anywhere else but here despite the proximity to the river estuary. I have in my life never spent so much on a hotel. My wife thinks the management are incompetent. I think they lack integrity. Weeds and rubbish in the car park about says it all as regards their pride in the hotel.


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Dear Ms Mendes,

As you are aware I am in dispute with your hotel. I am aware that you have repeated your position to booking.com. So for the record I will answer your points.

"after the 1st night's stay, he complained at the reception: CORRECT
- the minibar, which was immediately replaced; CORRECT
- hair dryer, which had no problem, it was working, simply press the "on" NOT CORRECT AS BOTH MY WIFE AND I COULD NOT TURN IT ON WITH THE ON /OFF BUTTON. IT WAS WORKING WHEN WE RETURNED TO THE ROOM LATER IN THE DAY...WE PUSHED THE SAME ON/OFF BUTTON AND NOW THE RED LED WAS WORKING WHEN PREVIOUSLY IT WAS NOT.

and then said he wanted a discount of 100 € / night.NOT CORRECT. I DID NOT ASK ANYONE AT THIS TIME FOR A 100 EURO REBATE. WHILST A BROKEN FRIDGE INDICATES POOR ROOM SERVICE I WOULD NOT ASK FOR SUCH A THING FOR ONE 'MISTAKE'.

Immediately was communicated to the customer that we would not do. NOT CORRECT AS I DID NOT ASK FOR A REBATE AT THIS TIME. WHERE DID YOU GET THIS INFORMATION FROM AS ALL I DID WAS LEAVE MAINTENANCE CARD AT RECEPTION?

At checkout we inform the client again there would be no discount. NOT CORRECT AS THERE WERE NO MANAGERS AVAILABLE AT CHECKOUT AND THE RECEPTIONISTS WERE NOT IN A POSITION TO MAKE ANY DECISION AS THEY ADVISED THEY DID NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY. ALSO THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I REQUESTED A REBATE DUE TO YOUR POOR SERVICE (SEE BELOW).


We do not realize what the electrical problems that Mr. Matt Dudley refers, since the reception has left no other information. NOT CORRECT. I TOLD THEM THAT A PREVIOUSLY WORKING LAMP AMD TELEVISION IN THE BEDROOM WERE NO LONGER WORKING AS THAT THE MAINS POINT WAS NOT WORKING AND THATS ITS FACIA FELL OFF. I SUGGEST YOU GO AND SPEAK THE THE RECEPTIONIST. AN EASY CHECK IS TO SEE WHAT MAINTENANCE HAS NOW BEEN CARRIED OUT ON THE ROOM AS THE PROBLEM IS UNLIKELY TO FIX ITSELF.


We regret that they have not enjoyed the stay in the Master Suite, but we did everything in our power. THAT'S THE ISSUE ... POWER TO THE ROOM.

I would appreciate your reply to my corrections of your stated position.

Regards

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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174 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed August 22, 2013

This is a 4 star hotel located in the shore of river Minho with a brilliant view. the external swimming pool is located in a perfect spot as it is protected of the wind by the hotel and we really enjoyed sunny warm mornings (in this region of Portugal that can be a true achievement). The rooms are clean and ok in size. free wireless and car parking
There are 2 weird things in this hotel... 1st the garbage smell in the lifts at least once a day ... not really acceptable !!! 2nd the waiters in the bar and in the restaurant seem to be there for something else .... not to sell you a good wine or food or a drink really strange because they really have nice things to buy ... regarding the sleeping quality ... the curtains should actually be improved to prevent sun to get into the room in the morning at 9 hr in the morning is like no curtains in the room...

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2013

The beds are so hard that you could as well sleep on the floor.... Try Boega Hotel or any other rural tourism option... Apart from the mattresses the hotel is reasonably okay and the swimming pools are good.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lisbon District, Portugal
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13 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Went for a 1 night stay participating at a sport event in Caminha, the Hotel is nice, confortable and the staff at reception really friendly, the room is at a convinient size, only need to improve the ameneties selection, not up to the rest of the service and the available ameneties at the public areas, Azarro at the lobby toilets and a unknow product in the rooms do not sound as a good management option.the breakfast was good lots of options, liked the orange juice machine, no doughts it is fresh.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Excellent pool (view, water temperature, desing) and SPA. Breakfast is good and offers a gorgeous view of the mouth of the river, although sometimes product replacement could be faster and it lacks regional food. Staff is friendly and helpfull. Hotel is very clean and quiet. Excellent choice to relax and vist the nearby areas and/or beaches.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Porta do Sol
Address: Avenida Dr. Dantas Carneiro, Lote 1, Caminha 4910-104, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Viana do Castelo District > Caminha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Caminha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Porta do Sol 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the entrance to walks along the estuary, facing the River Minho, between mountains and fields by salty Atlantic breeze, the Hotel Puerta del Sol welcomes you with the hospitality of the people Minho. This 4 star superior hotel, already considered one of the best hotels in the Minho coast, is located in the Minho River, between the mountain and river mouth with stunning views over the river and the sea. It has 92 double rooms, 3 family, a junior suite with large balcony and four master suites with jacuzzi. All rooms have a balcony, double baths and are equipped with wireless Internet and 32-inch LCDs. It also has a restaurant with capacity for 200 people with panoramic views over the River Minho and adapted to any type of banquet. Also specializing in the MICE market (business) Hotel Puerta del Sol has 4 conference rooms one of which has capacity for 300 people. All rooms have daylight and are equipped with all audiovisual media. This modern hotel also features two outdoor pools (one with jacuzzi for adults and children with a water effects), a tennis court, a garden area and a fabulous sun exposure. At the Hotel Puerta del Sol will have access to Piano bar, bar by the swimming pools, private parking and exclusive to hotel guests, wireless internet service and babysit on request. All our knowledgeable staff awaits you, so he could provide, some unforgettable days in our company. ... more   less 
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