Opulence and grandeur are bywords for Porto’s rich, historical past and the Grande Hotel do Porto embodies these words to perfection.
The Grande Hotel do Porto was inaugurated in 1880 with much pomp and circumstance, and quickly became a playground for the nobility and aristocracy that travelled to Portugal from all over the world.
The hotel is known to have played host to noblemen, royals, spies, politicians, exiles, artists, bohemians and intellectuals, each of whom has left their mark on the Grande Hotel do Porto’s rich history.
The Grande Hotel do Porto has enjoyed many updates and renovations over the years, most recently in 2009, to ensure that it continues to offer a high quality of accommodation without compromising its traditional roots.
The Grande Hotel do Porto is centrally located on Rua Santa Catarina, within easy walking distance of the shops, business areas, riverside quarter and historic monuments, making it the perfect choice for visitors to get the most out of their time in Porto, Portugal.
A total of 94 guest rooms are on offer, of which eight are suites and one has been fully adapted for wheelchair users. In comparison to the grandeur of the public areas the rooms are decorated in a simpler style but none the less comfortable for it.
Indeed, many boast traditional pieces by some of Portugal’s leading architects such as Souto Moura and Siza Vieira, as well as photography by Graca Sarsfield and Rita Burmester, both of whom hail from Porto.
To make the most of your stay at the Grande Hotel do Porto, do take the time to enjoy the public areas, most particularly the charming restaurants and bars with their opulent 19th-century décor.
For a relaxed bite to eat or drink, the Windsor Bar, named after King Edward VIII who stayed here when he was the Prince of Wales. Classic décor with an English twist is designed to provide guests with a place to enjoy convivial company and good conversation.
If the food and drink prove too much to resist, why not work it off again at the hotel’s spa and wellness centre. Fully equipped with exercise equipment, spa and massage facilities, this is the ideal place to unwind and rejuvenate before heading back out to discover the delights of Porto.
Grande Hotel do Porto
Rua de Santa Catarina, 197
Tel: +351 222 076 696
Mobile: +351 934 255 372 / +351 934 256 224