Centrally located on Rua Santa Catarina, the pedestrianized shopping street, the GHP is a Porto institution. Opened in 1880, the hotel has played host to royalty, aristocracy and artists over the decades. You may recognize it when you walk in: its Victorian interiors were used as a backdrop in movies by the acclaimed Porto-born director Manoel de Oliveira. Throughout the GHP is warm and welcoming, with dark chintz wall coverings, hardwood paneling, velvet furnishing, gilt-framed landscape paintings. Rooms are a pleasing mix of period and modern, including works by contemporary Portuguese artists and photographers. The onsite restaurant, named after one-time guest Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, is renowned for its Sunday brunch. There is also a small gym and wellness room, offering a selection of massages. The only disappointment? Some of the standard rooms are on the small side.
Grande Hotel do Porto
Rua Santa Catarina 197
Our Rating Neighborhood Around Town Phone 222 076 690 Prices 64€–108€ double, including breakfast. Parking 11€ per day Units 94 Units Amenities Restaurant; bar; wellness room; gym; rooftop terrace; babysitting. Wi-Fi (free) Web site Grand Hotel PortoBook a Room Now
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