Porto Tasty: Grande Hotel do Porto: where vacations meet history

Grande Hotel do Porto: where vacations meet history

Classy and elegant, Grande Hotel do Porto is hardly unrecognizable in the Santa Catarina Street. A historical place in Porto's downtown.

Dated from the 19th century - 1880 to be precise -, Grande Hotel do Porto has already been a stay for famous politicians, artists and even spies. Its classical decoration reflects such organization and quality of service.

All of their 94 rooms are equipped with free wifi, air conditioning, mini-bar and a television with satellite TV, so the guest can feel welcomed. If this is not enough, the hotel offers two comfortable suites, with the name of two historical figures: Guilhermina Suggia and Manoel de Oliveira, whose connection with the hotel is undeniable - while Suggia met her husband at this place, Manoel de Oliveira chose the hotel for the scenario of two of his movies.

Their rooms are always elegantly decorated. Picture: Grande Hotel do Porto
If you are hungry, not to worry. The restaurant D. Pedro II has a glamorous and romantic decoration, serving the best of the Portuguese traditional cuisine. Its name is in honor of the last Brazilian emperor, who stayed at the hotel after the monarchy fell at his country and the he was forced to exile.

Restaurante D. Pedro II is perfect for events, like baptisms and weddings. Picture: Grande Hotel do Porto
But what if you are not ready for a full meal? What about some drinks then? You can tip your lips onto some drinks at the Windsor Bar. It's British royalty style - besides its name - have to do with the Duke of Windsor, or in other words, king Edward the 8th, who was also a noble guest of the hotel.

A perfect scenario for a drink with your loved one. Picture: Grande Hotel do Porto
When looking for a place to organize your meetings and conferences, the hotel has three solutions for it. Art Deco, Douro and Santa Catarina are its three rooms, with a total of 148 square meters, for a memorable event.

Well, having a healthy lifestyle does not have a break, even when on vacations. The "La Torreta" fitness and wellness club offer the best conditions for either a run on the treadmill or an hour long shiatsu massage, so as to make sure you stay in shape and, above all, relaxed.

Other services include:

Parking lot
Laundry service
Reception opened 24 hours a day
Luggage room


Telephone: (+351) 222 076 690

Address: Santa Catarina Street, 197
4000-450 Porto
3-minute-walk from Bolhão metro station

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