Grande Hotel Do Porto

3 stars
Rua De Santa Catarina,197, 4000 PORTO, Porto, 4000-450
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
21 reviews
Staying at the Grande Hotel do

Staying at the Grande Hotel do Porto was a great experience. While the bedrooms are simple,... See full review

  • Johan
  • Jul 2, 2010
Very central situated, in the

Very central situated, in the main shopping street. Hotel is " old fashion" styled by has a lot of... See full review

  • Ivonne
  • Nov 12, 2009
The Grande Hotel do Porto is located downtown, right at the city centre, where it enables its guests to immediately taste Porto's culture. Monuments, churches, museums and theatres are all at walking distance. Charming and evocative of a long gone age, this is a carefully renovated relic of a hotel that is set on an all-pedestrian street with the densest collection of shops in central Porto. The hotel has been radically renovated in 2010, and now it shows an appealing combination of the 1950s with Belle Epoque accessories. It was originally built in 1880 in a five store "Grand Hotel" format, which is still visible in its late Victorian facade and the elaborate exterior details. The hotel offers Baby sitting service at cost, Banquet facilities, Bar, Conference facilities, Currency exchange, Disabled facilities, Internet access Wireless for free, Laundry service - at cost, Lift / Elevator, Lobby, Parking facilities at cost, Reception, Restaurant and Smoke-free hotel. Smoking and non smoking bar is available. Breakfast is included.

Grande Hotel Do Porto Rooms

Standard
The room offers 1 double bed or 2 single beds with individual air-conditioning, a hairdryer, TV with a remote control, cable TV channels, wireless internet access for free, IDD telephone, Alarm clock, Bathroom amenities, Cable / Satellite TV, Color TV, Private bathroom, Laundry service - at cost, safe in room - at cost and safety deposit box. They have a modern decoration in brown and white tonalities. Each room has a midsized-tilled bathroom with a tub and shower combination and basic amenities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

41.148 -8.6066
Area served
Porto.
Nearby airports
Porto International Airport.
Area description
Located downtown, right at the city centre, the hotel offers its guests a direct contact with Porto s culture. Most of Porto's main attractions are at walking distance: S. Bento station, Clerigos Tower, City Hall, Stock Exchange Palace, S. Francisco Church, Cathedral, Ribeira, and the Port wine cellars.

Nearby points of interest

  • São Bento Railway Station: 0.2 mi
  • Funicular dos Guindais: 0.6 mi
  • Ponte Dona Maria: 0.7 mi
  • Igreja do Carmo: 0.7 mi
  • Campanhã station: 0.9 mi
  • Palácio da Bolsa: 0.9 mi
  • Jardins do Palacio de Cristal: 1.2 mi
  • Casa da Música: 1.5 mi
  • Estádio do Dragão: 1.6 mi
  • Kadoorie Synagogue: 1.9 mi
  • Museu Serralves: 2.9 mi
  • Foz do Douro: 3.3 mi
  • Douro River: 3.3 mi
  • Parque da Cidade do Porto: 4.1 mi
  • Sea Life Porto: 4.6 mi

Dining

D. Pedro II Restaurant
It is located in a sort of ballroom, with a strong presence of the "Grand Hotel" heritage from late XIX century. It is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion and it offers a lovely romantic atmosphere for an intimate dinner and the necessary glamour to host big parties.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (21)

Ratings and reviews for Grande Hotel Do Porto

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
21 out of 21
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.4

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
David
Not Provided
Nov 11, 2010

A very pleasant experience, I

A very pleasant experience, I was fascinated by the history of the hotel. The nicely preserved olde worlde charm of the ground floor (lobby, bar, restaurant) are not matched by the upstairs corridors and room, which are rather bland by comparison. The location on the Rua Santa Catarina is perfect, and only a 10-15 stroll from the river. Metro station about 200 metres to the north. At €70 p/night for a twin room it's ideal for a brief city centre stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
NYC
Jul 17, 2010

Ground floor impression was deceiving!

Ground floor was interesting with old furniture, rugs, and a nice spiral staircase. It was difficult to find an English-speaking employee. Room was small, cramped, not very clean, and window view was of the wall of a factory. Bathroom sink counter not too clean (the plastic fake-marble shelf).Staff wasn't up on available tours, or able to give recommendations.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

A small supermarket, so that you don't have to pay the obscene costs of mini-bar contents.

Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Johan
Not Provided
Jul 2, 2010

Staying at the Grande Hotel do

Staying at the Grande Hotel do Porto was a great experience. While the bedrooms are simple, somewhat spartan even, they still proivde what you might need and the public areas (reception, reading room, bar, dining room) of the hotel are truly opulent, decorated with a sense of style and of fun! The hotel staff are friendly, helpful and very hard working. A very good breakfast is provided. Its position is excellent, in the heart of commercial Porto. (Driving there through the old streets is a bit hair-raising; the hotel is in a pedestrian street giving accesss only to the vehicles of hotel residents, but the staff are excellent with regard to the hotel's parking garage.) Very good value for money!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Ivonne
Not Provided
Nov 12, 2009

Very central situated, in the

Very central situated, in the main shopping street. Hotel is " old fashion" styled by has a lot of atmosphere. We had large bedroom with 3 single beds and paid 22,5 Euro p.p.p.n including breakfast. The hotel is also on walking distance from the major touristic attractions. and opposite of the hotel is cafe Majestic in a beautiful old wood/leather style.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Bassum
Nov 24, 2008

great location and value

Grande Hotel do Porto is a very comfortable and has a convenient location in the heart of the city. Room was spacious and had a comfortable big bad. A big plus was a TV with 3 English programs> Breakfast was o'k, could have had a bit more variety of food. the staff was very nice and spoke English they all were helpful. The only big problem I had was a cost of a phone call made from the hotel to Spain> They charge you whatever they want, there is no price list and no arguments. They charged me 1euro for 4 seconds which somehow came out to 5 euroes a minute and then some tax and surcharges. No point of discussing it because all over sudden they stop understanding English!THAT'S A SHAME!!!!!!!!!!,Despite this thing I would stay there again and recommended to the others.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Most of the historical sights, good shopping, buses, train all within short walking distance

Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jii13
Kirkkonummi
Nov 21, 2013

Seurapiiritunnelmaa kätevällä sijainnilla

Metrolla pääsee lentokentältä kahdella eurolla korttelin päähän tästä mukavasta hotellista, jossa liikenteen melu ei häiritse mutta kaupat ja nähtävyydet ovat lähellä. Miellyttävä aikuinen tunnelma, onneksi lapsiperheitä ei osunut kohdalle. Samalta tai risteäviltä kaduilta löytyy kaikki mitä tarvitsee ostaa. Myös Majestic on lähellä, samoin hyviä pihvejä tarjoava Abidia, jossa on monipuolinen viinilista. Huoneet ovat perustasoa ja muovifrotee lakanan alla hieman häiritsi, mutta kaikkialla oli siistiä ja henkilökunta erittäin ystävällistä. Korisevan minibaarin töpselin voi vetää irti jos ääni häiritsee. Kahdessa tilavassa oleskelusalissa pääsee vuosisadan vaihteen seurapiiritunnelmaan; chesterfieldeillä on mukava istuskella ja nauttia 20-vuotiasta portviiniä. Runsas ja monipuolinen aamiainen maistui tyylihuonekaluin sisustetussa ravintolassa pianoklassikoiden soidessa. Tuoreet skonssit olivat kotoisia. Suosittelen!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Abidia kulman takaa jyrkkä pimeä katu alas ja vasemmalle. Hyviä pihvejä ja hyvä palvelu!

Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Portviini-matkaaja
Espoo
Jul 13, 2013

Tähtiään parempi

Hotelli oli tasoltaan selvästi kolmea tähteä parempi. Sijainti loistava, aamiainen hyvää tasoa ja palvelualtista henkilökuntaa uskomaton määrä. Myös parkkipalvelu oli joustavaa. Ikkunanäkymätkin olivat hyvät, kun vain valitsi oikean katselusuunnan.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurant Abadia do Porto Sekä laatu, määrä että hinta kohtasivat. Piti käydä kaksi kertaa matkan aikana.

Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
plicploc
Île-de-France, France
Oct 20, 2011

Hôtel très central

Hôtel avec une déco très sympa très bien situé dans une rue commerçante, et dans le coeur historique. Nous avons eu une très belle suite (nous avions indiqué que nous venions pour un anniversaire). Personnel très agréable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Not Provided
Oct 21, 2010

Super deco dans le hall et les

Super deco dans le hall et les couloirs de l'hôtel mais quel contraste avec les chambres !!! C'est choquant , sinon assez bon service , le parking n'est pas a la hauteur de l'hôtel qui mérite pour ses chambres tout juste 2 étoiles et encore!..

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
2
Review of Grande Hotel Do Porto

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JUAN
Not Provided
Oct 8, 2010

Es un hotel precioso, pero la

Es un hotel precioso, pero la habitación que nos dieron estaba en un piso -1, lo que daba la sensación que te mandaban al almacen.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
No rating
Location:
4
Value:
4
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