A sense of heritage and authenticity in the heart of the city. Located in a newly renovated palace dating from the latter 18th century and overlooking the imposing Avenida dos Aliados, the hotel is walking distance from all major cultural highlights such as the Bolhao Market, Ribeira District or the Clerigos Tower. The Palacio das Cardosas is the ideal place to experience Porto's true essence.
Located in the upscale residential and business area of Porto, Crowne Plaza Porto is ideally positioned between the sea and city centre. The 232 rooms are decorated elegantly and harmonious and induce the feeling of tranquility and well-being. Experience a great sea view from our top floors.
Equipped with 11 meeting rooms with natural day light and a total of 1000sqm of meeting space.
Waking up on a top floor room with a breathtaking view over the Douro river and the city of Porto, sounds good? All this is possible at the Holiday Inn Porto Gaia. The hotel is only a short distance from the worldwide famous Port Wine Cellars and the historical city center of Porto.
Since opening, the Holiday Inn Express Porto Exponor has been the solution for people traveling on business and leisure due to its location-practically opposite the Exponor Congress and Fair Exhibition Centre and very close to Porto Airport, Marshopping (IKEA) and Norteshopping, the sea Port, the Equestrian Center Matosinhos, Leca da Palmeira beaches and the historical centre of Porto!
When making this reservation, we were apprehensive about the location as we'd always stayed in Porto proper in the past. Though this location is somewhat inconvenient to metro stops (and by that, I[More]
mean a 15-minute walk, so by European standards it's fine), we had an excellent experience here!
We were greeted at check in by name, and promptly given our room keys an an overview of the property.
The rooms are spacious and clean, and we were able to get a great view out over Gaia, Porto, and the Douro River. We purchased some port wine, but realized we had no corkscrew, and the front desk sent one up right away.
Almost two days later, when sitting down for a meal, one of the front desk managers remembered us by name and asked how our stay was going. That level of guest engagement is extremely rare these days, in my experience.
The bar has a nice modern look and a great selection; great way to kill time.
Lastly, I cannot say enough good words about the restaurant. I enjoyed one of the best steaks of my life there. It was cooked right in front of me in a flaming pan skillet, and smothered in Serra cheese. Paired with some of their excellent ports, it really made for a memorable dining experience and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a great steak.
Overall, we had an excellent experience, and I wouldn't hesitate to return here in the future! [Less]
Our Porto stay
It's funny that the survey asks if we were able to relax, because our three days in Porto were so hectic that the only time we could relax was in the hotel!
The hotel was great, gave us all the[More]
information we needed, Diogo even helped us get a car and driver to take us through the Duoro valley for an 8 hour tour that took us to a winery that was so high on a mountain I thought we were in heaven!
The staff was excellent although we had one minor complaint the management was very willing to compensate us for something we weren't fully explained at check in.
Overall we very much enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Porto Gaia. [Less]
good experience overall had a great stay but need better internet[Less]
Good hotel, great service, dirty carpets
As stated, the service was great and the hotel comfortable. However, the carpets in the room were very dirty leaving black on my 10 month old sons hands and legs.[Less]
By Bond girl
Comfortable bed and great service
A great experience in terms of relaxation in a very high quality hotel. The room was very quiet, the bed very comfortable, the design and decoration of the room were very inspiring. The excellent[More]
food and variety during brunch overcome my expectations.
Very nice staff and high quality service. [Less]
Weekend get away.
Lovely hotel, front desk staff were charming and attentive, great location, we would definitely stay again.[Less]
By JAMES DEMELLO
GREAT SERVICE AND LOCATION. WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE. TERRIFIC.[Less]
Luxurious and impeccable service
We had a wonderful stay at this hotel; the guest room was spacious and luxurious; the staff was professional and courteous and fully accomodated our needs including early check-in and early[More]
check-out. The location of this hotel is so central that allowed us to visit so many tourist sites [Less]