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Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Arrived mid-morning so room was not ready but the staff offered coffee and an internet connection. They then unexpectedly expedited the cleaning of the room and were very friendly and professional in checking us in. The breakfast buffet was superb and the location is perfect.

Very good buffet and helpful staff. They will assist with finding things to do, and with taxis and travel. When it rained there were plenty of places to sit and read with a coffee away from the desk and on two levels.

Great location right on the riberia and plaza. Very helpful friendly staff. Lovely breakfast. Very convenient to walking to the sights or enjoying a drink/food on the plaza.

Modern hotel was in the perfect location in Porto. Very clean and comfortable room. Wifi is not the greatest. The breakfast included was very good (great value for the price of the room). Most of the staff were really friendly but some of the staff were a little snooty. Sorry, I am not old and don't look like the typical tourist. They were handing out free port for guest checking in and walked past me three times. Guess they don't think skateboarders like port or can afford to stay here. Great hotel though, they just don't like skaters. Ha!

I was actually wary of staying here because of some of the online reviews that I read, but was pleasantly surprised. The staff was so friendly & welcoming. They accommodated an early check-in, offered us a glass of port on arrival, and were extremely friendly & nice throughout our stay. Our room was also beautiful and large with modern amenities. Breakfasts were also outstanding with a huge selection of cold & hot items. And the location can't be beat for exploring Porto. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

The Pestana Porto is in a superb location on the river just across from the Port Lodges, which are easily reached by foot via a bridge one block away. The Ribeira where the hotel is located is a bustling UNESCO world heritage site and the hotel is very comfortable, with a good breakfast. Lots of small restaurants in walking distance.

Impressively situated hotel in front of the Douro. Efficient and very warm welcome. Unhappily, the wi-fi net was weak. This hotel is a very advisable stay in Porto

An excellent experience in a great location mared only by a terrible internet access. They used an internet system that only work if you constantly re-logged on with a long and complicated access/password system. And then it would drop out.

Hotel Pestana is the perfect place to stay in Porto if you want to be close to the waterfront and the wonderful port houses across the river in Gaia. The staff couldn't have been any better and the breakfasts were well above average. The only complaint we had was the poor quality of the mattress. The padding was so thin, I could feel the springs with my fingers.

We had a river view in this wonderful hotel, right over a lively square (although the room was remarkably soundproof). The front desk staff were helpful and kind. The bar had a somewhat limited supply of drinks for American tastes, and the attendant was a bit limited in English (unlike the front desk), but she did her best, and we didn't go away thirsty. The location is steps away from good restaurants, tourist attractions and shops.

Praca da Ribeira, 1 Porto

Hotel highlights

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

Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site places you in Centro / Baixa, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral. This 109-room, 5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Porto and also close to Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site's 109 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, espresso makers, and safes. LED TVs come with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Ironing boards and desks are also standard.


Property features

Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a TV in a common area.

Room options

Room, River View (Vintage River View)

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, Balcony, Vineyard View (Vintage Grand View Balcony)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Room, Balcony, River View (Vintage River View Balcony)

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Pestana Vintage Porto - Hotel & World Heritage Site

Everyone (3) Couples (6) Friends (1)
5
Couples

Arrived mid-morning so room was not ready but the staff offered coffee and an internet connection. They then unexpectedly expedited the cleaning of the room and were very friendly and professional in checking us in. The breakfast buffet was superb and the location is perfect.

By , from Tucson, AZ on May 21, 2018

5

excellent hotel on ribiera

Everyone

Very good buffet and helpful staff. They will assist with finding things to do, and with taxis and travel. When it rained there were plenty of places to sit and read with a coffee away from the desk and on two levels.

By , from Colorado on Apr 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 19, 2018

Dear Mr. Michael, Thank you for your kind appreciation regarding our staff and prompt assistance. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the rainy days with comfort in our lounge. Looking forward to host you again in a near future. Warmest Regards, Maria Madaleno Guest Relations

5

fabulous location

Everyone

Great location right on the riberia and plaza. Very helpful friendly staff. Lovely breakfast. Very convenient to walking to the sights or enjoying a drink/food on the plaza.

By on Mar 22, 2017

Review comment responded on May 1, 2017

Dear Ms. Mary, Thank you so much for sharing this excellent review of your recent stay. We appreciate you mentioning our privileged central location and our lovely breakfast, but particularly our dedicated staff . We look forward to welcoming you back for yet another memorable stay. Warmest regards, Pedro Brás Guest Relations

4

awesome location and price

Everyone
view from my room

Modern hotel was in the perfect location in Porto. Very clean and comfortable room. Wifi is not the greatest. The breakfast included was very good (great value for the price of the room). Most of the staff were really friendly but some of the staff were a little snooty. Sorry, I am not old and don't look like the typical tourist. They were handing out free port for guest checking in and walked past me three times. Guess they don't think skateboarders like port or can afford to stay here. Great hotel though, they just don't like skaters. Ha!

By , from D on Mar 18, 2017

Review comment responded on May 1, 2017

Dear Justin, Thank you sincerely for taking the time to review your memorable stay at Pestana Vintage Porto Hotel. We are delighted to read that we have met your expectations throughout, and we are particularly thankful for the kind comments on our perfect location and breakfast. The experience you mention with the reception staff is, indeed, regrettable and it has been duly passed on to the Management Team to prevent it from happening in the future. We hope this less positive aspects of your trip will not keep you from returning to Pestana Vintage Porto, as we look forward to welcoming you back in a near future and ensuring to provide you with a memorable stay and port wine at check in. With warmest wishes, Pedro Brás Guest Relations

5

excellent location 7 staff

GetawayWithFriends

I was actually wary of staying here because of some of the online reviews that I read, but was pleasantly surprised. The staff was so friendly & welcoming. They accommodated an early check-in, offered us a glass of port on arrival, and were extremely friendly & nice throughout our stay. Our room was also beautiful and large with modern amenities. Breakfasts were also outstanding with a huge selection of cold & hot items. And the location can't be beat for exploring Porto. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

By on Dec 5, 2015

4

excellent choice-- in a great location!

Couples

The Pestana Porto is in a superb location on the river just across from the Port Lodges, which are easily reached by foot via a bridge one block away. The Ribeira where the hotel is located is a bustling UNESCO world heritage site and the hotel is very comfortable, with a good breakfast. Lots of small restaurants in walking distance.

By on Jul 23, 2014

5

best stay in porto

Couples

Impressively situated hotel in front of the Douro. Efficient and very warm welcome. Unhappily, the wi-fi net was weak. This hotel is a very advisable stay in Porto

By on Jan 2, 2014

4

excellent except for internet access

Couples

An excellent experience in a great location mared only by a terrible internet access. They used an internet system that only work if you constantly re-logged on with a long and complicated access/password system. And then it would drop out.

By on Dec 26, 2013

4

location, location, location

Couples

Hotel Pestana is the perfect place to stay in Porto if you want to be close to the waterfront and the wonderful port houses across the river in Gaia. The staff couldn't have been any better and the breakfasts were well above average. The only complaint we had was the poor quality of the mattress. The padding was so thin, I could feel the springs with my fingers.

By on May 10, 2013

5

gorgeous historic riverside hotel in porto

Couples

We had a river view in this wonderful hotel, right over a lively square (although the room was remarkably soundproof). The front desk staff were helpful and kind. The bar had a somewhat limited supply of drinks for American tastes, and the attendant was a bit limited in English (unlike the front desk), but she did her best, and we didn't go away thirsty. The location is steps away from good restaurants, tourist attractions and shops.

By on Sep 21, 2011