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“My mark is because of the location, the hotel is good”
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Hotel Porta do Sol
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Caminha
Certificate of Excellence
Portugal
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16 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“My mark is because of the location, the hotel is good”
Reviewed September 19, 2007

Porta do Sol is a good hotel, nothing extraordinary but good. Rooms are good, not very big neither small, regular size, clean, all rooms with balcony, and try to ask for a room with river/sea view (yes, the hotel is in the right spot of the estuary between the Minho river and the Atlantic ocean... wonderful), on the other side of the river it’s Spanish territory. I can tell you nothing about the restaurant because we went (me and my girlfriend) out to eat every single night, one night in Caminha, other in Valença do Minho, and another in Vigo (Spain), there are fantastic restaurants in that area of Portugal, but you will need to rent a car if you want to go out Caminha (like me).
There is a noisy disco beneath the hotel, good for those who look for fun, but terrible for those who try to sleep, if you stay in the hotel at Saturday ask for a room far from the disco.

Caminha is a beautiful city, with a lot of history, and it’s nice to take a look at its old ruins, and also to go to the "Fort of Valença do Minho" (30 km in a good road). 5 km from the hotel there is one of the most beautiful beaches of Portugal, "Moledo", is beautiful but be aware that the water is cold (usually 13 - 15 ºc). That beach is a well known romantic spot in that area, and a lot of Portuguese politicians had their holidays there. You can also go to the city of Vigo in Spain, it’s about 50 km from the hotel, but it worth every single km.

I loved Caminha, Valença, Vigo, Moledo and the hotel is good!!

  • Stayed May 2006, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 26, 2006

I decided to visit that part of Portugal last year. The only 4 star hotel available in the surroundings was this one, right beside the main road, at the entrance of this small town, Caminha.
I expected thus, to be well acommodated and ready to visit this lovely portion of continental Portugal.
The receptionists were cold, distant and indiferent. The room, altough with a fantastic view, was too noisy (at any time of day or night), there is a disco and the main road in front. Tthe room tv never worked properly for all the 7 days i stayed there, being almost impossible to see hardly anything and no satellite channels were available, except for the tv at the bar. The minibar was a joke (some cokes, water, a few sheap alcoholic beverages and thats about it.), the bar was in most cases without any one attending at it. The inner swimming pool as well as the gimn, had a third party exploiting it so we never did felt really welcomed there. Also, the indoor swimming pool was always full of people having swimming lessons.
The restaurant offers good regional dishes, huge portions, very tasty food. Good wines.

In a most beautifull small town (Caminha), it is too bad that the only place available to stay there and really enjoy ouselves is this miserable 4 (?) star hotel.
I have stayed in 2 and 3 stars hotels all over Portugal that do offer much much better services.

  • Liked — The rive view, the sunset and Spain right in front of us.
  • Disliked — Noisy rooms, room tv withouth images, lousy minibar, poor staff assistance, etc etc etc
  • Stayed June 2005, traveled solo
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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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