Grande Hotel do Porto3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
What a charming little gem , old charm at it's best. Loved the look and feel of the lobby, public areas are simply beautiful comfy Chester lounges to sit in and contemplate a bygone era. Loved this place, rooms are very small hardly any room for luggage etc.. small bathroom but clean . Best of all a few steps away from Porto's famous Majestic Cafe what more could you want! Staff were brilliant as well.
Hotel was in a very good location for all areas shopping, market and plenty of places to eat. The hotel was very clean and newly decorated, breakfast was above average and served in a really lovely dining room. Staff were first class and very helpful. If we go back to Porto we would stop here again without doubt. Thank you
You can't get more centrally located than at this hotel, right in the midst of Rua Catarina, a minutes walk from the Porto Market, restaurants, and shopping. The hotel's entrance is discreet-a black iron sign leading down a short alley and revolving doors leading to the lobby. The hotel lobby is dark, the staff friendly and helpful, the rooms efficient but quiet and comfortable. The hotel could use another coffee machine at the breakfast buffet (only one machine and lines were VERY long) and the internet was very iffy.
This hotel was slightly magical! The hotel is old school and delicately classic inside. The furniture and decor is simply gorgeous! The location is amazingly set in the centre of high street shopping, restaurants, cafe and wine bars. The rooms are small however they are quiet, comfortable and very clean! The staff also were incredibly nice and accommodating. I'd happily stay here again without hesitation!
Nice clasic interior for the entrance and hotel restaurant area. Room was contemporary renovated but very looks budget hotel room and little bit disappointed how it was renovated. Near by sightseeing spot in walking distance. Ok for one night. Easy to access from train station few block away.
GHDP is really well located right in the heart of the downtown shopping area, and very close to the Majestic Cafe. Room was surprisingly spacious and breakfast (not cheap) was excellent; lots of choice. There is also an excellent chocolate/gelato shop on the ground floor!! Wifi was the only "flaky" thing...weak signal (may have been our room) and rather slow...otherwise excellent place to stay if you want to be in the middle of Porto
The legendary city of Porto is much older than Portugal itself. Established somewhere around 5th or 6th century CE, the city has its own groove. A very enticing and endearing one to say the least. Yesterday I walked into the city from my last perch at Malaposta. The 31k trek was more difficult than I had imagined. It was mostly on either asphalt surface or cobblestones roughly placed, really brutal on feet. Was extremely tired when I entered Grande Hotel Porto which is conveniently located not too far from the St. James Way on a trendy, hugely touristy pedestrian street, Rua Santa Catarina. Although the check-in clerk was a little less cordial than the ones I had hitherto encountered in Portugal, I was so pleased with the surroundings that I immediately began to relax. Well, call me a sucker for old places with character that are meticulously preserved. Grande Hotel doesn't have that hugely disarming, almost intimidating look of places such as Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada or Ritz in London but it has elements that would approximate some found inside properties of similar ilk like Imperial Hotel in New Delhi or Raffles Hotel in Singapore. Nice old furnishings, neatly upholstered and properly polished wood. Beautiful wood flooring and carpeting, period chandeliers, dishes and other assorted items on display. I was disappointed that in the library, instead of having few bookcases with real books, the owners have chosen to have a giant lithograph of books...so tragic. People don't realize that nothing is more comforting than being in a room full of books. This was the only knock on the property. Otherwise its public areas are excellent. My room seemed too small and crowded yet sufficiently comfy. The bathroom was small as well but nicely designed. Lots of mirrors installed in my tiny room to probably give it an aura of bigness. A small flat screen TV which was finicky, a study desk with one chair, a safe, and a mini-bar with the usual astronomic prices. The breakfast, included in my rate, was excellent and served in their beautiful dining room.
A nice old hotel in the center of Porto almost opposite the famous Majestic café and about 15 to 20 minutes walk to the famous bridge and the Ribeira area. Also close (5 min) to the Bolhão market. The hotel has grandeur and is largely redecorated, some work was still ongoing. Comfortable rooms and beds, a very nice breakfast and very helpful and courteous staff.
As many others have said, this is a very good hotel in an excellent location. The thing that stood out for me were the staff who were very helpful and friendly; thank you very much. Some of the decor was a little shabby (around the lift on the -1 level) but the overall experience was very good, indeed impressive.
Booked this hotel as was in the middle of Porto, 15 minute walk to the river and in the middle of the main shopping area. Hotel was old fashioned inside but very clean and comfortable. Breakfast in the hotel was good with plenty of choice from the buffet. Staff very good and helpful. take advantage of the parking offer as very good value. We left the car there all the time 3 nights and only charged 18 euro's. Rooms were clean and basic with air con. Never ate in restaurant so can not comment on the food.
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79% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 1388 reviews