Grande Hotel de Paris3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Our choice was based on location and it was indeed on a walking distance from Porto's landmarks. Staff at the Front desk are friendly and very kind (as all Portuguese in my opinion). Restaurant and garden are quite good. We didn't try the breakfast, which is NOT included as claimed in TripAdvisor, same goes for the shuttle. Checking is at 3 pm and NOT 2 as claimed in booking website. Hotel itself is decorated with antiques highlighting the fact that it is the oldest hotel in Porto. But once in the room, you see that it is old, very old, and probably not renovated since the opening. Beds cannot be described, uncomfortable mattresses and old smelly sheets. 3 plugs in the entire room including one in the bathroom. Paper-thin walls, we could hear neighbours snoring, talking and even opening drawers. Basic bathroom, old shower, black spots. The elevator should be replaced as a number of things. Definitely room rate doesn't match the quality. I don't recommend.
This hotel is the oldest in Porto but with modern touches, wood floor, nice modern bathroom etc. My wife and I Have some medical issues so I e.mailed ahead to ask for a high quiet room with a shower. They obliged and allocated a high room at the back of the hotel away from the potentially noisy road. Thank you to Nueza and Ricardo for sorting that out. They were very helpful and pleasant. However, not the hotels problem but we were kept awake all night by squawking seagulls, so I suggest taking ear plugs as windows are not double glazed. There are some issues with the cleaning. We had a very ‘dirty’ toilet brush with brown liquid in the bottom. Reported it to reception and two cleaners appeared shortly afterwards. As we were going out I showed them the problem and left. However, returned that day and nothing had been done. Reception came up and just emptied the bowl into the toilet and brought another brush almost as bad as the original one. That said everything else was fine, breakfast O.K. and location a nice walk down to the river Duoro. Easy to get to the hotel from the airport by Metro. You can either go to the main terminal, Trindade, and walk from there, 10 minutes, or change to the yellow line for one stop to Aliados, which is five minutes walk from the hotel.
Pros - excellent location - friendly staff - clean rooms, efficient housekeeping - some of the decorations and features in the hotel, e.g. old cash register, sewing machine. Loved the retro kitchen appliances in the dining room (esp. the toaster!) - fast wifi. Not available in dining room (which is probably a good thing!) Cons - tired decor, overall everything could do with a lot of refurbishment. May have been grand in its heyday but definitely needs lots of work. Has so much potential to be a better hotel - lift was broken for the majority of our stay but was fortunately fixed in time for check out. Old, somewhat unreliable lift that was in keeping with the style of the hotel, however, it felt a little unsafe. - I guess due to age, bathroom/toilet had an occasional offensive smell Unfortunately, I would not stay again and would only recommend if you were ok with and had the expectation of a fairly run down, old style hotel.
Really charming hotel with historical atmosphere. Also a nice garden and a fine breakfast (including fresh orange juice). In general very good value for your money Avoid rooms facing the street, as it gets really noisy at night.
I love 'olde world' hotels but I was disappointed in this one. It is very run down and shabby and more of a two star hotel, definitely NOT a four star. The lift was fixed at the end of our stay by jamming a piece of wood in the base. It was difficult to use and i got caught several times between 2 floors. We chose to use the stairs instead. I had read the reviews on the noise and requested a quiet room , which they would NOT guarantee, but our room was very very quiet, which is important to me. However my partner is a celiac ad they would not provide gluten free bread at breakfast which every other hotel in Portugal has done over the last month. The breakfast was limited and unappealing..there were no eggs which a celiac can eat. The breakfast garden was always in need of a clean in the morning with overflowing ashtrays and dropped foliage and fruit. One day our room was not serviced. We would not stay here again, but the location was great. The owners really should spend money and refurbish properly.
A lovely hotel, right in the centre of Porto in a quaint cobbled street setting. Unfortunately (beyond the control of the hotel) during our stay a hoard of extremely loud drunk people went yelling by at the top of their lungs at 4am. However, the location and the helpfulness of staff more than made up for it. The buffet breakfast offered a great selection.
We booked this hotel purely based on its location and that didn't disappoint. The lobby lived up to its grande name but the room was a big disappointment. In a double room we had 2 singles which we would normally be ok with but they were very uncomfortable. With the age of the hotel there is no aircon which can be treacherous in the July heat. My wife is pregnant so we pleaded with reception and he came up with a fan which was a relief. We had a room on the front of the hotel which was very very noisy. We have come to expect a better standard and level of service for the money we paid. Even the little things like giving us a map of the city and offering advice on the local attractions which we have become accustomed to we didn't get in this hotel. It may have been grand once upon a time but sadly no more
This is said to be the oldest hotel in Porto, I'd say it is quaint and quirky. Lovely entrance and a central location and easy walk into the centre. River front down hill all the way 10-15 min walk where there are some lovely restaurants. Quite noisy at night but only because it must be a walk through from clubs and as the buildings are tall and the streets narrow the sound travels. We had a room on the front and yes it was quite noisy and no air conditioning . Breakfast is a buffet, there was quite a choice but sadly not to our liking and I think that let the hotel down. Coffee was from a machine and not very good. All the staff were very friendly and the problems we had in the room were rectified very quickly.
Very friendly & helpful staff. Lovely old hotel with comfortable rooms. Good beds & linen/towels. Beautiful breakfast room for continental style breakfast. Coffee machine, freshly squeezed orange juice, Natas, fruit, home baked bread etc. Garden area the perfect place for that afternoon aperitif. Well located for transport, restaurants, bars, shopping & close to main square. A charming hotel....
I was disappointed in this hotel apart from its position. It felt a bit run down, no in house laundry available and none conveniently close. No air conditioning. Room was on the street side so very noisy until the early hours of the morning. I felt it has lost its "grandeur". Breakfast very ordinary. Wifi dodgy in room at times.
- Walking distance to Porto Cathedral
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
Porto Cathedral is a short stroll from Grande Hotel de Paris, and other popular attractions like Sandeman Cellars are within a mile (2 km). This 42-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Porto and also close to Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica.
Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 42 rooms feature safes, phones, and desks. 22-inch TVs are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.
Grande Hotel de Paris features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 22 per vehicle one way, as well as an area shuttle for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this historic hotel include a library, laundry facilities, and a garden.
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82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 944 reviews