Crowne Plaza Porto5.0 out of 5.0
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We stayed here for 1 night because we could not land in Funchal. Lovely light lunch, basic evening meal 1 course, a very small bar, pricey wine, brilliant breakfast. We had a fantastic room 10/10. But a long way to the coast/tourist take a taxi. So if you decide to stay here as a holiday/weekend stay check the distance.
OK - the hotel is good. The rooms are a little dark for my liking, but otherwise everything is fine. Only issue is, while it is close to public transport, the local area is pretty uninspiring. So why the 5 stars? The people! Staff at hotel, taxi drivers, bus drivers, people at the airport, people in the street. I have never been to a country with so much joie-de-vie. My only regret was not staying an extra night and not coming earlier. I don't know if the rest of Portugal is like this, but go to Porto, stay in this hotel, and you will have an experience to remember for the rest of your life.
Well appointed room, cordial and helpful staff and quality sleep helped me enjoy the stay at Crowne Plaza Porto. I seem to be the only one who missed the complementary glass of port - everyone else who stayed there seem to have had that luxury. The breakfast was well stocked and tasty. In all, it was a perfect stay!
Stayed for 3 nights on a business trip with 8 others - all of us were similarly very impressed..... The staff were absolutely superb in every aspect - they all went out of their way to make your stay the very best possible - really huge credit to them all.... Room was huge and very comfortable - huge bed and chaise lounge plus 2 chairs in the room and still loads of room to move around and enjoy the space/amenities... Bathroom was perfect, nice toiletries too and really quiet room - sleep quality was 10/10 for sure.... Bar area was under renovations however the superb staff did their best to accommodate all of us and kept us fed and watered very well.... Breakfast was plentiful and varied - everything you could want was available... WIFI was fast and nice touch to receive a glass of Port upon check in.... Valet parking was fast and efficient plus taxis are cheap to get to wherever you needed. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when in Porto next - really impressed....
We stayed in Crowne Plaza for 6 nights at the end of December on the 8th floor. The hotel is quite a walk from Casa di Musica metro station. Taxis are cheap - 10 euros to the centre and 20 minutes to the airport so as a family you do not massively save on using public transport instead. Check in was one of the nicest we have ever experienced. The gentleman called Francois had explained everything, found us junior suite at a reasonable extra fee and even took me upstairs so I can choose the upgrade I prefer out of 2 choices available. I went for a brighter room and really appreciated the selection. We had problems with the heating but the maintenance has been sent in no time. There was fresh bottle of complimentary water supplied daily. The room was large with ample sitting area and tea facilities. Windows do open, which is a big plus. Bed is quite comfortable. There is pingo dolce supermarket right opposite the hotel. We did not use the restaurant as prices were three times higher than out in town. We only used room service once and it came on the table, nicely presented but food was average. It has arrived very quickly however. The stay was lovely except of inconsistent housekeeping. One day was spot on and another day there were dirty glasses left and supplies were not restocked or not enough towels available. Overall I would very much recommend this hotel as staff is very polite and they will do anything for you. When there is a problem, they will put it right. It feels very safe inside. The management is definitely doing a good job and the staff looks like they are happy to work there, which translates into good customer experience.
Stayed there for two nights while touring the country. As a family we were given two adjacent, very large rooms with nice bathrooms and lots of amenities. It is situated in the large Avenida de Boavista, close to the centre (40' on foot), so it is a good starting point for descovering this vibrant city. Only minus for the average breakfast buffet, perhpas due to the refurbishment of the main restaurant area.
This is a very nice and comfortable hotel in Porto. You won’t be in the middle of the crowd and for most people that’s a benefit. The staff is more than dedicated to make the best out of your stay and honestly they are great. The room is comfortable and the overall experience is very nice. An Uber to the city center or Douro river won’t cost more than 5-6 Euros.
A very nice, easy and comfortable hotel- Perfect for business travel, though perhaps less so for leisure. The hotel is sightly out of the way, and a short taxi or metro ride to the hub of the city's main activities.
I had a short 2 night stay in Porto. This hotel is a few kilometres away from the old city but quite convenient to the main long distance train station - maybe 10 minutes by taxi. It's also not far from the airport - maybe 20 minutes. The metro station at Casa Opera is about a kilometre distance. Trains to the city are frequent, cheap, fast with connections throughout the metropolitan area. Check in was probably the best I remember anywhere - I was welcomed by Joao who offered me a glass of port while we completed the arrival formalities. He recommended several attractions in Porto and showed me on the map. Interestingly they where not necessarily all the same ones recommended by the guide books. However I visited them all and found them to very interesting and well worthwhile visiting. The hotel restaurant meals were excellent and good value. I was upgraded to a junior suite which was very spacious and very well appointed. There was a bottle of port and some snacks waiting for me. I had views of the Atlantic from my window. Breakfast was quite good and in keeping with southern European fare. I decided to pay extra for Club Lounge access which was very spacious and comfortable with a reasonable selection of canapes and drinks in the evening. The first floor bar was very nice and relaxing despite a large conference contingent in neighbouring areas. However nice the hotel itself was, the best asset by far was the staff - especially Joao at the front desk.
This hotel is not located anyway near the old city but Uber brings you to the historical core in minutes. But thrn the hotel is large and spacious and doubt there is any large hotel in historical core. We stayed in 2 interconnected junior suites. Rooms are fair for jnr suites. Good soft beds and good water pressure. Everything works except room seems to hv a lack of overhead lighting so appears a bit dark to do much serious work. Buffet bfast was lavish. Gym was adequate for a hotel of this category. Staff were hekpful and responsive. There is a lavandaria at Green Ctr across the road that charges euro5 for each kg of wash and fold laundry. Very useful and convenient.
- Walking distance to Casa da Musica
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- 24-hour fitness center
Casa da Musica is a short stroll from Crowne Plaza Porto, and other popular attractions like Museum of Port Wine are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 232-room, 5-star hotel has a restaurant, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral are also near this Porto hotel.
Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
The 232 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, free bottled water, and laptop-compatible safes. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and bidets. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.
At Crowne Plaza Porto, guests have access to a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and 11 meeting rooms. If you drive, self parking is EUR 19 per night, and there's also an area shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include conference space, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in.
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92.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1411 reviews