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At a Glance

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1693 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 1693 Reviews
4.0

Recommended for

  • Central location
  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Romantic

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

Hotel Info

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Overview

The Grande Hotel Do Porto is the oldest hotel in the city, located in central Porto it offers direct access to Porto’s culture with monuments, churches and museums surrounding the hotel. Each of its 99 rooms recently-renovated rooms are fully equipped with direct dial telephone, individually-controlled air-conditioning, safe-deposit box, mini-bar, electronic wake-up alarm call and satellite TV. The Grande Hotel also offers an elegantly styled Renascenca restaurant specialising in traditional cuisine, conference facilities, café, public internet, money exchange and laundry service.

Please Note  :

The Grande Hotel Do Porto will be conducting some remodelations works.

Note

TOURISTIC CITY TAX: A tax of 2,00 € per night/person (guests aged 13 or over), up to a maximum of 14,00 € per person, will be charged directly by hotel

At a Glance

Board basis explained

Board basis explained

...means that included in the price are all main meals, most drinks, which tend to be local varieties available during bar opening hours.

...means that breakfast, lunch and evening meals, are included in the price.

...means that your breakfast and evening meal is included in the price. In some cases you can choose to receive lunch instead of breakfast - the hotel will confirm this upon arrival.

...means that breakfast is included in the price.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price, but you will be provided with catering facilities in your accommodation to cook light meals.

...means that no meals or drinks are included in the price.

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Facilities

Hotel facilities

Wifi

  • Internet access - wireless
  • Free WiFi - Public Areas

Pool and Wellness

  • Gym
  • Massage

Activities

  • Ballroom(s)

Food & Drink

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Free breakfast
  • Restaurant

Services & Shops

  • Secretarial services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Babysitting (Surcharge)
  • Wedding services
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Medical assistance available
  • Concierge desk

General Info

  • Pets not allowed
  • Conference center
  • Check-out by noon
  • Shopping on site
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Eurocard
  • No- smoking property
  • Total number of rooms 94
  • Patio
  • Multilingual staff
  • Check-in time starts 2:00 PM
  • Elevator/lift
  • Gift shop
  • Photocopy machines
  • Number of floors 4
  • Television in lobby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Check-in time ends midnight
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Room facilities

Room Amenities

  • Clock radio
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe
  • Minibar
  • Electronic/magnetic keys

Internet, TV & Phone

  • Satellite television service
  • Phone
  • Direct-dial phone

Rooms & Comfort

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Wake-up calls
  • Cribs/infant beds available on request
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds available

Bath & Shower

  • Bathtub only
  • Shower/bathtub combination
  • Handheld showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Private bathroom
  • Nearest airport
  • Time zone UK + 0 Hour
  • Currency € Euro
  • Plug

Location

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Attractions Nearby

  • Porto Coliseum 0.08 miles
  • Almas Chapel 0.17 miles
  • Bolhao Market 0.17 miles
  • Aliados Square 0.23 miles
  • Dom Pedro Monument 0.26 miles
  • Santa Clara Church 0.35 miles
  • Guerra Junqueiro House Museum 0.41 miles
  • Clerigos Church 0.43 miles
  • Porto Cathedral 0.43 miles
  • Livraria Lello 0.44 miles
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Resort Info

Porto

Porto

Porto Holidays & Hotels

Hotels in Porto

Move over Lisbon: it’s time for Porto’s time in the spotlight! Tourist numbers for this coastal city in northwest Portugal has boomed in recent years, with tourists drawn in for its laid-back Mediterranean vibes, colourful buildings and endless food and drink possibilities.

You’ll find a whole mix of accommodation in Porto: there’s everything from 5* spa hotels to boutique rooms and family-run guest houses. Whether you’re in town for just a short weekend or a longer spell, you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your Porto adventure!

Where to stay

Porto

From the colourful riverside neighbourhood of Ribeira to the downtown area of Baixa, Porto is full of colourful pockets. Ribeira, with its charming cobbled streets and pastel-coloured houses, is one of the most instantly recognisable areas in the city, and is the perfect place to base yourself if you want to be surrounded by all things traditional. For those short on time, Baixa is in the heart of the city, just a short walk from many of the popular landmarks.

Porto has accommodation that’ll please everyone, whether you’re travelling with mates, a loved one, or just by yourself. The city is teeming with luxury 4* and 5* hotels boasting chic interiors and relaxing leisure facilities such as a spa and pool; alternatively, there are affordable chain hotels in the centre of the city, as well as traditional inns in historic buildings.

What to see

Stretching out over the River Douro, the 19th-century Luís I Bridge is the most famous sight in Porto and one that’s impossible to miss. The bridge links the Vila Nova de Gaia area with the bustling Ribeira district, and is best viewed during a ride in the funicular dos Guindais. This funicular is the easiest way to navigate your way around between the city centre and the Ribeira neighbourhood.

History lovers will be in their element with the wealth of centuries-old buildings. Take a tour of the magnificent 12th century Porto Cathedral and its cloisters, and drop into Livraria Lello, one of the oldest bookshops in Portugal. It’s frequently named one of the top bookshops in the world, with the interior comprising of a spectacular forked staircase and a stained glass window skylight.

Don’t miss out on a visit to Cais de Ribeira in the Old Town, often named the most beautiful district in Porto. The riverfront promenade is characterised by colourful tile-fronted buildings, with various cafes and restaurants dotted along the way. A 12-minute drive away is Jardins do Palácio de Cristal - these outdoor landscaped gardens provide a peaceful place to wander around nature, all while enjoying views of the Douro River.

Nightlife

Porto’s nightlife has something for everyone, whether it’s laid-back bars, restaurants or clubs you’re after. The area of Vitória is where you’ll find much of the after-dark activities, especially off of Rua das Carmelitas: as well as a number of cafes and eateries, there are relaxed bars, nightclubs and cosy pubs, all just a few doors down from each other. One unmissable evening activity is a spot of fado - live melancholy music that involves guitars, mandolins and lyrics all about everything from love to death. Many bars and restaurants have fado evenings so that you can experience the typically Portuguese tradition while you sip on your drinks and tuck into local specialities.

What to eat

If there’s one thing to try in Porto it’s port wine: a Portuguese fortified wine that’s made with distilled grape spirits from the Douro Valley. It gets its name from Porto, and is a must-try when you’re in the city. The Francesinha is one of the most famous and well-loved local snacks: it’s a sandwich that’s filled with multiple meats and then covered in cheese and a beer-based sauce. There’s also the tripas à moda do Porto, the city’s namesake dish. It contains various types of meat, white beans, vegetables and herbs for a hearty meal to remember. If you’re short on time, the Mercado do Bolhão is one of the best places in the city to get to grips with the cuisine. This historic, bi-level market boasts a selection of stalls selling both local produce as well as prepared foods.

Shopping

Looking to splash some cash in Porto? The city has a wide range of places for you to do so - from NorteShopping shopping centre on the outskirts - to Via Catarina Shopping shopping, where the storefronts are replicas of old Northern Portugal village shops. Seven days a week the indoor Mercado Bom Sucesso offers up an array of food, clothing and cosmetics stalls, while workshops and live music ensure there’s plenty for all to soak up.

Fast Facts about Porto

  • Direct flight time: 2 hours 20 minutes from London
  • Time Zone: GMT
  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Average price of a domestic beer: €1.80
  • Average price of a bottle of wine: €4
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Grande Hotel Do Porto Reviews

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  • Good for shopping
  • Great service
  • Quiet
  • Romantic
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9/10 Fantastic

02 May 2017

Icon hotel with beautiful classical decor & contemporary bedrooms.

Excellent hotel; fantastic friendly & helpful staff; great food & drink; superb location.

The best thing about my stay was...

Beautiful classical decor in public areas; great drinks selection & fantastic A La Carte Menu.
8/10 Great

04 December 2016

City break to Porto

Excellent location, close to Metro on direct line to airport. Staff speak English and are very polite and helpful. Hotel has a nice quiet aura. Good value for money.

The best thing about my stay was...

Hotel staff.
6/10 Good

08 November 2010

Classic Porto experince

I wanted to stay at this hotel because of the history of the building and perfect location. I was a bit disappointed with the size of the room. It was indeed very small. Part of the 2nd floor was being refurbished meaning that we couldn't use the lift. Bed and bathroom nice and clean. Air conditioning was making noise over night, i asked to have it checked and this was carried out promptly. Breakfast was generous and varied, but i had better in other 3/4 star hotels in Portugal. I can recommend this hotel if you are looking for a convenient location. It could improve once the building is finished. Staff was friendly and very helpful.

The best thing about my stay was...

The comunal areas are stunning.
4/10 Average

07 April 2008

Not so GRAND

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights last week. On arrival we were very impressed with the location and the lobby, which was "olde worlde", Portuguese style. The staff were reserved but very efficient, and as we were led to our room by a very nice young concierge, we thought what a wonderful find, and right in the cultural centre of the city and on a pedestrian street. However on arriving into our room our excitement soon turned to disappointment. The room ( No. 010 at sub basement level) was tiny, so tiny that we had difficulty negotiating around the bed. Given that we were only there for 2 nights and intended to spend our time sightseeing we decided not to make an issue of the size and went out to enjoy the sunshine and the sights. Later that evening as we were preparing to go out to dinner we used the bathroom for the first time. It was then that we realised that the bathroom was scaled to the size of the room and the central focus was a 600mm quadrant shower. Being of rather portly proportions I had difficulty closing the doors, but even worse, I kept bumping off the mixer tap and changing the temperature from freezing cold to boiling hot. Not a nice experience. On going out to dinner we approached the receptionist and explained our predicament. She arranged for a room change the next morning and the alternative room, with a view of the back yard and several derelict houises, was at least large enough to negotiate around the bed, and better still had a bath/shower. The breakfast buffet was reasonable, and the staff were professional, if not friendly. I really believe they should look at the room sizes when renovating.

8/10 Great

18 June 2007

TODO PERFECTO

Muy bien situado. Antiguo, señorial, habitación muy pequeña pero completamente renovada. Personal amable, tanto de recepción como de comedor. Almuerzo buffet muy bien, buen precio (13 €). Vinos de calidad y baratos.

10/10 Amazing

14 June 2005

Review of 'GRANDE DO PORTO'

Lovely hotel, not faded at all, modern rooms, good breakfast, also adaptable (I stayed an extra night)......polite friendly.

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