Grande Hotel do Porto – A charming history in the heart of Invicta
On 27 March 1880, Porto would give rise with great pomp and circumstance to what was to become the place of choice of the distinguished, the illustrious, the aristocratic and the charismatic: the Grande Hotel do Porto. With an intense schedule of parties, balls and banquets, the Hotel quickly won over the cream of Portuguese and international society, according it a cosmopolitan aura that can still be felt in the communal areas.
Over the years, the Grande Hotel do Porto has managed to reinvent, remodel, adapt to the times and modernise it self, captivating new patrons and winning more hearts.
More than one century later, the first “Grand Hotel” of Porto continues to make history. A history that is written each day that passes by every guest who visits this great hotel and by every guest who returns.
Playground for the nobility and aristocracy from all around the world, a haven for spies, politicians and exiles, a privileged setting for artists, bohemians and intellectuals, the Grande Hotel do Porto is a charming hotel which maintains a dramatic, nineteenth-century, fin de siècle charm, harmoniously combined with modernity, comfort and timeless design.
Located in Rua Santa Catarina in the historic city centre within walking distance of shops, services, theatres and monuments, the Grande Hotel do Porto has 94 rooms, all recently modernised and equipped for your comfort. To make your stay more complete, this hotel has a restaurant, bar, banquet halls and meeting rooms, a garage, a fitness and wellness room and a terrace overlooking the city.
Hotel Porto rooms:
The hotel Porto has 94 guestrooms, 5 of them suites, all non-smoking.
In addition to our suites, you may choose for your stay:
- Standard rooms – with two twin beds or a queen size bed
- Family room – if you travel with children, since these rooms have a sofa bed or simply if you need a bigger room
- Budget room – if you come for a short stay or if room space is not a priority. This type of room does not allow extra bed or cot and the bathroom is shower only (no bathtub available).
- One of the hotel’s standard guestrooms has been specially adapted for guests with physical disabilities.
While staying at Grande Hotel do Porto, you may enjoy various additional services. Some may have associated costs and require previous booking.
Please contact the hotel Porto for further information:
- Ar conditioning
- In room safe (free of charge)
- Wireless internet in all the hotel (free of charge)
- Complimentary newspappers in the lounge
- Vending machine (near the terrace)
- 24 hours Reception
- Rent-a-car in Porto
- Room service between 07h00 and 22h00
- Luggage room
- Wake up call service
- Airport/Porto Transfers
HOW TO GET TO GRANDE HOTEL DO PORTO?
Grande Hotel do Porto GPS coordinates:
41.147800 (N 41º 14.7800)
-8.606530 (W 8º 60.6530 )
Nearest station – Bolhão (Lines A, B, C, E)
Nearest station: São Bento (500 m from the hotel)
Campanhã Station: 3 km – from Campanhã you may reach the hotel by táxi or
metro – any line – exit Bolhão
The airport that serves the city is Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO).
To reach the hotel from the airport:
A taxi ride to Porto takes between 15 and 30 minutes to reach the hotel, depending on traffic and might cost about 20.00 € (with variations due to traffic and hour)
Also, you may book an Airport transfer to the Grande Hotel do Porto.
Direction “Estádio do Dragão” – Line E – Exit Bolhão
Follow direction IC24 – A3 Porto/Braga
Keep on IC24/A41 until exit A3 Porto.
Keep straight, following the signs “Porto” and converge with A20.
Exit “Antas” – (see how to reach us by car from the North)
Car, from the North:
Follow the right lane (Av. Fernão Magalhães) ando n the 4º traffic light , after MacDonalds and Francisco Sá Carneiro square, turn right.
On the first opportunity, turn left (sign “centro” – R. Santos Pousada).
Follow this street for about 1 km until it end at the traffic light of Campo 24 Agosto – bus terminal to your left).
At the traffic light go straight ahead ( R.Coelho Neto).
Next traffic light straight ahead (R. Santo Ildefonso).
Next traffic light, follow the right lane. Go down the street and on the second traffic light turn right (Pedestrian street that access the hotel – you may reach the hotel door by car)
Car, from the South:
Exit Porto/Pte Arrábida/Gaia
Follow until exit Gaia (Sto Ovidio). Follow the main avenue until it’s possible to turn right. Follow indications Ponte do Infante.
After the bridge, turn right at the first possibility and in the next traffic light turn immediately left, and the second traffic light turn left (near Padrão Pharmacy).
Next traffic light (Praça dos Poveiros), follow the right lane. Go down the street and on the second traffic light turn right (Pedestrian street that access the hotel – you may reach the hotel door by car).