Located within a leisurely stroll of Lavadores Beach, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa is within a few miles (5 km) of Cockburn Smithes Cellars. This 57-room, 4-star hotel has free breakfast, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also near this Vila Nova de Gaia hotel.


Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, there's also a bar. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


All 57 air-conditioned rooms feature minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets. Desks are also available.

Property features

Guests of Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 35 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.


  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa features an indoor pool and a health club. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A complimentary breakfast is offered. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

4 meeting rooms are available. This beach hotel also offers a spa tub, a sauna, and spa services. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa is a smoke-free property.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Sauna 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Express check-out 
  • Express check-in 
  • Total number of rooms - 57 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Free parking nearby 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free parking nearby

Room Amenities

Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa offers 57 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Premium cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathtubs, designer toiletries, bidets, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.

  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bidet 
  • Bathtub only 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Desk 
  • Television 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast. An additional breakfast (subject to charges) is served daily.

Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa has a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Baccus - This bar serves light fare only. Open select days.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 

Spa Services

Aqua Vitae SPA has massage/treatment rooms. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including hydrotherapy.

  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


Check-out time is 1 PM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 35 per vehicle (one way)
  • A pet fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Casa Branca Beach
  • Casa Branca Beach Hotel
  • Casa Branca Beach Hotel Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Casa Branca Beach Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel
  • Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Golden Tulip Porto Gaia
  • Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel And Spa Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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