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Grande Hotel do Porto

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Right in the centre of Porto the location couldn't be better but the building needs some love and attention to justify its name. Small poorly appointed rooms, faded grandeur in public areas, awful breakfast choice, mostly quite detached staff, we wouldn't stay here again. Expensive for what you get.

I stayed here for one night. My room was , recently renovated and was excellent. The location of the hotel is as about as central as you can get in Porto. The hotel has a lovely charm about it reminded me of a Wes Anderson film.....The Grand Budapest Hotel

This hotel is over 100 years old.The reception,coffee,Bar and dining room are well presented and reflect the history of the hotel. A very good breakfast. The bedrooms are not same standard as the reception/dining rooms but are clean with all the basics.Bedroom is small,but you don't go to a city centre to spend all the day in your room

From the moment we arrived to Grande Hotel do Porto, we were pleased. It's located in a pedestrian area, close to so many places to visit, shops, restaurants and transportation. We took the metro from the airport to Bolhao Station and walked 5+ minutes to the hotel; we did the same when we had to go back to the airport. Being that it is a historic hotel, it has an Old World feel to it. Each area is tastefully decorated. Our bedroom was very comfortable, including the bed and pillows, good lighting in the bathroom, a/c worked well, had a mini bar to keep some bottled water and wine chilled, and it was quiet. Wi-fi was not always consistent, but they were more than willing to help. Actually, the staff is very friendly and always willing to give advise on any questions asked. The breakfast buffet was in a beautiful and spacious dining room. There was an assortment of foods and delicious coffee (café con leche, cappucino...). It has a great location to do a Porto Walk: awesome market, Sao Bento Train Staion, Clerigos Church, Palacio da Bolsa, ... and of course, stroll The Ribeira. Make sure to hop on a river cruise, the views are stunning! We were there 3 full days (4 nights), and took our last day to go to the beach. We took the bus to Matosinhos Beach and then in the late afternoon strolled to their fish market area, which is loaded with excellent seafood eateries to choose from- all fresh catch of the day! We returned by bus, although metro would have been better in order to avoid the return beach traffic. The food, wine, sights and the people were wonderful! All in all, we would return to this hotel.

Located on the pedestrian friendly Rua de Santa Caterina this oldest of Porto’s hotels was undergoing modernizing construction during our stay. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean, and larger than most European hotel rooms. The breakfast that came with the room was very good with an abundance of choices, and the only drawback was the rare unavailability of espresso, unless you paid additional money for it. Our son’s room was very comfortable as it had a newer or at least different very efficient cooling system. Ours was not efficient and the room was extremely warm. However, as soon as my wife called the front desk to ask for assistance, the staff immediately responded and procured an oscillating fan that helped tremendously. Since it was a Sunday night, the staff said maintenance staff would take a look at on Monday. We were never informed if they did, but we continued to need the fan. At checkout, we let the staff know about the situation, and they immediately provided a discount. As they are undergoing maintenance, hopefully all cooling systems will be upgraded. With that in mind please do consider staying here as it was overall an enjoyable experience.

16 family members went for a long weekend to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniverary staying at Grande Hotel do Porto. The hotel is lovely and once inside it opens up into a beautiful setting. The hotel was located in a really good location with shops and restaurants outside and a 20 minute walk down to the river. We had organised a celebratory meal on the Saturday evening for all of us in the stunning restaurant at the hotel and it was superb. The food and the service were excellent and they even provided us with a cake. We all had a great evening. The only downside to the hotel was the size of the rooms which were on the small side even though they were very clean but you do not come to Porto to stay in your rooms! I would definitely recommend this hotel for the location and the service that you receive.

Went with my family for a 2 week holiday. Lovely view of the beach from our balcony and the rooms were decent. The only problem I would say for this 'all inclusive' hotel is they charge for bottled water, and the cocktails are out of a soft drinks dispenser and taste vile. Can't really say anything good about the food either. Had to complain several times about the variety and temperature of the food. Not many great options for vegetarians either

We stayed 5 nights in this hotel. The decor is lovely, staff friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was good with plenty of choice, but the coffe machine did not come up to the same standard as breakfast. Our room was clean and comfortable, plenty of space. There was a safe in the room too. A couple more hangers in the wardrobe would be helpful.

I was disappointed with our stay at Grande Hotel do Porto. I found the hotel to be very dark and gloomy. The room was VERY small and the bathtub was dirty (see attached picture). The worst part was that the wifi didn't work for almost our entire stay! We were meeting up with friends and could not get in touch with them as we were relying on the wifi to connect with them. When I informed the front desk they said the wifi was down, but did not offer any alternative. We ended up having to search for our friends, along with a place to connect to wifi. It was really inconvenient. Had we known that the wifi was unreliable, we definitely would not have stayed at this hotel! The only highlights of our stay here was the breakfast (in a nice, brightly lit room, decent food options) and the fact that they offered to hold our luggage after check out until our flight later that evening.

Nice good value hotel on the edge of the old quarter. Very small frontage but big inside although the economy rooms are quite small. Outside is a shopping semi-predestrian Street. Talk metro direct from airport for a couple of euros and walk two blocks downhill from the Bolhāo stop. The walk to the river Douro is all downhill but there are 289 steps uphill to get back in the evening if the elevator is closed. The Secretary cathedral the big steel bridge are an easy walk and a must visit!

Rua de Santa Catarina, 197 Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Porto Cathedral
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

Located in Rua de Santa Catarina within a short walk of Porto Cathedral, Grande Hotel do Porto is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Sandeman Cellars. This 94-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica are also nearby.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of Grande Hotel do Porto's 94 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, safes, and desks. Guests can enjoy cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Rooms also include hair dryers.


Property features

At Grande Hotel do Porto, guests have access to a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is offered for EUR 11 per day. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with dry cleaning or laundry, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Twin Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Romantic Room (Sparkling Wine,Chocolate,5O'Clock Tea)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1332 reviews