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Grande Hotel do Porto

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Charming hotel with a lot of flair in the heart of the city. A very nice small garden outside of the dining hall is a cozy and quiet green oasis in the city centre. Rooms are basic but have everything you need. Staff is friendly and breakfast offers a good selection. Good choice in Porto.

Very well situated right in the middle of a shopping/eating area, although with the superior dinning room who needed to eat out? Room was a little dated but as they were in the process of updating them I hope this on was one on the list 'to do's'( the mattress really needed throwing out). The staff were some of the best we have encountered, cheerful, helpful, and always ready to go 'the extra mile' for the customers comfort. Breakfast was a real treat with fresh fruit, eggs, and pastries in abundance. The evening meals were also really good quality and value. Thank you all for a great stay.

Single rooms are very very small, but in the back and quiet location. Hotel is located on a pedestrian street right in the center of Porto. My room was up high and overlooked a side street so it was very quiet. Clean hotel, nice staff.

On a recent tour my husband and I stayed in this lovely hotel. It is in an ideal location to walk to everything and it is situated on a pedestrian street. Our room overlooked the street with two large windows that could open or be closed tight with shutters to keep out the noise. The room was very large for European standards. We had a room for the bed and an adjoining room with couch, chairs, coffee table and desk. On arrival we were greeted with a very friendly staff that insisted on bringing our bags to the room and proceeded to take very good care of us. The common areas in this hotel are beautiful. The bar is cozy and inviting along with a couple of other rooms to relax in. The dining room is elegant with many wonderful choices for breakfast. I would highly recommend this hotel for a very pleasant stay in Porto.

Very nice hotel in the pedestrian area. It is kept in old style and is constantly being renovated so everything looks nice and clean. The room was not that big but it was cozy. The breakfast was delicious and generous. The staff were very helpful and carried our luggage up in the room.

My husband and I recently visited with friends for a couple of days. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful, the downstairs decor was amazing, reminiscent of great times gone by. The rooms we stayed in were in the recently renovated section of the hotel, they were very small but clean bright and had all we needed for a couple of days, we were only sleeping there after all, so much exploring to do. The breakfast was adequate, there are innumerable pavement cafes to choose if you so desired. This hotel is situated in an ideal location for exploring, close to the metro for airport transfers, short walk to the train station, hop on off bus, bars, clubs, all you could possibly want. If ever fortunate enough to return to Porto would definitely stay here.

We went to this town Porto on my Birthday and it tirned out to be an average hotel. But the breaffast was excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The rooms were a bit dinghy and not enough light coming in.

We stayed for 5 nights in this wonderful hotel . It is perfectly located in the heart of old Porto , all tourist attractions and transport within walking distance ie train station and sightseeing buses 15 minutes , bars. shops and restaurants within 1 or 2 minutes , the river within 25 minutes . We had the most amazing room , overlooking the main street ( which is pedestrianised ) , the windows when closed kept all the noise out . It was stunning . Gorgeous high ceilings , very comfy , and luxurious. All of the staff were friendly and helpful . The hotel was super clean and elegant. The breakfasts were lovely , freshly made , wonderful pastries , etc Everything you would want and set out in a beautiful room . We will definitely return to this superb hotel and will and can definitely recommend it to anyone who is visiting Porto .

While planning our city break in Porto, we opted for this hotel mainly due to its "strategic" location in the heart of the city. Hotel is on a pedestrian only street, Rua Catarina, acces from the airport being by direct lilac line E to station Bolhao located just 200 m away,The building encloses a historic part, that is very beautiful looking like an exclusive English club. I presume here is where those "picture perfect" rooms must be for which attention for detail and interior design can be noticed from the first glance. In the presu,ably newer part, there is a large number of rooms, that are quite austere and offer no florish or unuseful decor. We stayed in one from the latter type, but this was no reason to upset us, as the room was kept pristinely clean, same as the bathroom, linen and towels. We spent minimum time in door, prefering to wander through Porto. The only service that was totally disappointing to us, was breakfast. The offer was unchanged everyday and lacked any vegetable/salad to go with the 2 types of cheeses or the unsavory ham looking synthetic, In contrast to this, the pastry choice was between 4 or 5 sweets (including the national pasteis de nata) plus 3 types of fruit and other 3 of natural juice.There was also yogurt and breakfast cereals (all with sugar and glutene content). Nothing for special needs (diabetes, celiac disease, lactose intolerance). This was rather annoying, all the more since the dining room is really beautiful and well taken care of. What we also appreciated very much was that the street noise was kept at bay by the sound proof windows, so the room allowed us to rest properly after hours of walking and visiting museums or other sights. My recommendation is, to walk about if you can, This is the better way to get the vibe of the city and see as much as possible.

This hotel has a very grand feel to it with beautiful decor and palatial lounges. Rooms are being renovated so that new rooms have a mezzanine floor creating more space for a sitting area with the sleeping area upstairs. The only problem we had on the ground floor was that the rooms immediately above were in the process of being renovated and we were woken at 8am by loud building noise above. The staff were very helpful and offered us other rooms which were not affected by this noise.

Rua de Santa Catarina, 197 Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Porto Cathedral
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Centro / Baixa 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 free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a fitness center. Located in central Porto, the hotel is also near Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. 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.


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 assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free newspapers, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 1

Suite

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Economy Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Family Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

79.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1502 reviews