TravelPod Member ReviewsGaia Porto
Disappointingly tacky. The setting is very photogenic, but it's over-run with tourists. Tourists gawping at other tourists isn't my idea of a fun holiday.
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Porto (or Oporto to some) is a must-see for visitors to Portugal, and our main reason for staying in Viseu was that it was fairly close to Porto. Up till now we'd been pleasantly distracted by the attractions at our doorstep, but we decided this would be the day that we'd drive the 130km to Porto. As already mentioned, the Portugese motorways are …
... for Lisbon in the morning, so we decided to eat an early dinner and head back to our hotel to pack and relax! Porto has been a great introduction to Portugal: welcoming, charming, and calmer than busy London. For a future trip, we would head inland to the Douro Valley as we have heard it is breathtaking. We have also learned that we need to know the Portuguese name and address of tourist sights before entering a taxi, as there is a slight language ...
... charming collection of shops and restaurants awaited. Here we saw some young, Portugese teens who were jumping off of the bridge that crossed the Douro River, a drop of about 30-40 feet! We ventured across the bridge and found the main part of Porto with even more shops and restaurants and other sights we hope to visit tomorrow! Portugal is know for their seafood, so we decided to indulge in some of the local foods and wine for our dinner before calling it a ...
... bank of the Douro River. In Porto, there are over 50 cellars where one can take a tour, learn about the port-making process, and sample and purchase a wide variety of ports. During our first afternoon, Zach and I toured Taylor's and Churchill port houses, having a few samples in each cellar. On each tour, the guides shared roughly the same information, so i started to get a feel ...
... down to the River Douro. It's interesting that this river flows through Spain and Portugal, but Spain calls it the Duero and Portugal calls it the Douro. We visited a Port Wine museum and took a funicular up to the top of Ponte Luis Bridge. This bridge is significant because it was built by Gustave Eiffel, who also built the Eiffel tower in Paris. It had amazing views of both the river and the city. Our walk across the bridge lead us to a Teleférico (cable ...
Other places to stay in Porto
Rua de Serralves, 124, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $75
Rua Tenente Valadim 146, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $97
- Fantastic hotel
- Great hotel but far from city centre
- Nice ... but
Avenida Boavista 1269, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $108
Av. da Boavista, 1466, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $104
- Simply good
- Superb Hotel
- Meriden atlantic - great hotel
Rua Senhora do Porto 930, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $36
Rua GonÃ§alo Sampaio, 282, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $72
PraÃ§a da Batalha,127 - 130, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Rua Arq. Marques da Silva, 200, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $51
PraÃ§a da Batalha, 116, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
- Good Value close to the centre
- Location says it all!
- Great value and location
Rua do Campo Allegre, 156/172, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Rua Do Amial 601-607, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Santa Catarina 197, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $84
- Very Small Rooms
- Perfect for a short break
- Pay a little more and get a real 3-star hotel
Rua Jaime Brasil, 40, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Rua Dr. Marques de Carvalho, 111, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $80
Rua do Rosario, 160 - 164, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
- Fantastic value, extremely comfortable, great location
- Beautiful Value!
- No concpet of customer service
Rua Guedes De Azevedo 179, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Maria Feliciana, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Av. FernÃ£o de MagalhÃ£es, 7, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- Excellent Hotel
- Perfect Location
- Professionalism and a Fantastic View of Porto
Praca D Filippa de Lancastre 62, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Avda Da Boavista 1060, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Rua da Alegria 685-689, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Dr Placido Costa, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $47
Praca Coronel Pacheco 52, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Av Fernao Magalhaes 247, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $59
Praca da Ribeira 1, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Location, Location, Location
- What a find!
- Fabulous spot to relax and view porto
Esplanada do Castelo, 58, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $110