Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 83
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jordan64 Great City, Great Hotel!
Holiday Inn Porto is located a little out of the centre but easily accessible by Car and just 500m from the main Tram/metro Line. Its a huge imposing hotel with stunning views from the upper floors of both the city and the Atlantic Ocean Coastal area.
The lobby is totally 5 star.. beautifully designed and very very impressive in its contemporary bar, restaurant and lift access area. There is also a smoking lobby outside the entrance complete with leather settees! Staff were polished, groomed, friendly, professional and efficient. My status as Plat Amb was recognised and I was upgraded to a beautiful 4 roomed suite with city views. I also had a number of follow up calls from guest relations during my 3 night stay to check that all was to my liking.
The suite rooms were large, clean and well designed and laid out. Perfect for business and leisure. The bathrooms was marble floor to ceiling and again spotless. The lounge on the top floor was relaxing with a welcoming coffee dock and snacks available each evening. Again the views are great. The gym is small but has everything you need for a workout, though walking the many hills of Porto is the perfect aerobic and lower body workout!
For some the location may be a little out of town but the hotel is removed from the hustle and bustle of the centre and much quieter than the InterContinental downtown.
Just 4 metro stops from the Bodegas on the riverbank and 5 from the centre and 500meters from El Corte Ingles for premier shopping, this Hotel is highly recommended.
I have now persuaded my Partner to visit Porto and we will definitely stay at Holiday Inn when we do.
December 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick2017 Good experience on the port wine side of the river
We enjoyed the location of the hotel in Gaia...a short train ride (5-8 minutes) from Porto. It's a beautiful ride over the bridge/river. The Gaia side of the river had all the port makers just a short walk away, and we actually thought the Gaia side was charming and more local than the Porto side. The hotel upgraded us to a suite with a nice view of Porto. It was a fantastic stay, though I never received the welcome bonus points despite selecting them in writing (500 each for 2 separate stays). That glitch was a bit odd, but no matter. It's a nice facility with great views of Porto. And a hot (and helpful) front desk lady or two....:-)
December 3, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jos M Improve
Improve the airco. When the winter is mild of themperature the room can be warm. It was not possible to blow cold air. We had to open the window to get it cold at night and day.
November 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tn99 Friendly staff
Just stayed overnight, and all in all great.
Friendly staff, and okay rooms.
November 21, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by gazda the service for dinner
I appreciate very much the attitude of 2 waitresses during dinner time. Unfortubately I forgot the names. But they were really on high profesional level.
November 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by billy54321 Relaxing experience
Our first visit to Holiday Inn Gaia. Lovely welcome from Anna on reception. Very warm welcome, and took time to tell us about the places to visit., the local transport options, and Porto restaurants.We were afforded full Platinum membership facilities and IHG rewards club membership is clearly recognised and valued at this hotel by all the staff. Great reception team, and the staff are a credit to the management..Given a great room on the 20th floor, with stunning views of the Douro and out to the sea. Beautiful at night with the lights on the water...
We were lucky enough to be there during the Porto restaurant week, when there was the opportunity to try top Porto restaurants on a price fixee set menu. This was shown to us and arranged for us by Anna, together with a visit to a Porto Wine Cellar with a free tasting trial. A great trip,,made all the better by the lovely staff at this great hotel.
November 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easycompany2oo2 Good Value
Well managed hotel. Efficient and effortless check in/out.
Clean and very comfort.
Room facing river is a big plus.
Easy to get cab around 5 euro or walk 10 minutes to nearest metro.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Totocairo Great hotel
Very comfortable stay in a quite area but near to all transportation bus or metro and also to the mall, staff are very helpful
November 2, 2014