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-We get on the bus and head to the Peter Eisenman City of Culture site, Galicia, for a personal tour by one of the architects in charge. This site is still under construction and we feel very privileged to be able to walk through it before it is open to the public! Construction started here in 1999, and it is soon to be opened.
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I am rushing to type all this info down, as I am buzzing with the excitement that we are about to head to South America, at last!!! I don't want to forget Porto though. Sorry for the notations. Cam and I arrived and checked into the hotel his folks booked for us. We then figured out the best way to get to the Airport to meet them that evening. The …
... helped myself to yet another huge course, before we programmed the GPS, and begun our day's driving in the direction of Porto. Dad nearly saw us become involved in a minor bingle, as he accidentally drove out of the hotel gate into the left lane, a cardinal sin in Europe, as you must drive on the right hand side of the road. Luckily, traffic in this area is virtually non existent, so there wasn't much chance of an accident occurring.
... grapes which have rotted in a controlled way. The white port is a poor thing drunk by girls and weak fellows. Red port is in the form of "ruby" young fruity and fresh. Late bottled is a bit more complex and although not quite as fruity, it is bottled after say 6 yrs and may contain older grapes. Basically it is stuff they left a bit long and in spite of the oversight it seems a bit richer and more mellow. The Tawny is a blend of much older wines. It smells ...
... Win we did with paella, braised ham and barbecued chicken breast. Finished with creme caramel and cream, included also red wine, chilled spring water, coffee and liquors for 8.50euros a head. Robbery!Santiago might have been of interest to a Catholic wanting to see the relic body parts, cuddle a saint and crawl up the cathedral steps in penitent mood. Although the place is of some historic interest and the buildings are big and impressively sculpted, it ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Grande Hotel de Paris Porto
Excellent - a bit difficult to find because of all the roadworks
A great hotel and an excellent breakfast - unfortunetly the centre of porto is being dug up and new cobbles are beling laid all over the place. But the hotel was excellent.
If you like hotels full of history and original features and oozing with olde world charm and glamour then the Grande Hotel De Paris is right up your street !
This hotel is a stones throw from the city centre and the airport shuttle stop is about 150 yards away.I found the staff very helpful and accommodating.I pre-arranged for them to allow me to leave my luggage prior to check in and all day on the day of check out and experienced no problems.I found the room to be comfortable enough and the bathroom facilities fuctional and the cold buffet breakfast was more than adequate.There was also a nice lounge area and also free internet access.The hotel is perhaps just a little dated and it might be as well to request a room that does not face the street,as I found my room that did face the street a little noisy.That said I must say that the £25.50 per night b&b rate that I got through totalstay represented blinding value and I would look no further than this hotel if I stayed in Porto again.
Great Budget Hotel in the centre of Porto
We stayed for 4 nights in this hotel, and would recommend it. It is well situated in the centre of Porto, bus stops, taxi ranks and the train station are all within 5
minutes walk, the Metro about 10 minutes walk. It is ideal to explore tourist attractions, the Port lodges in Gaia, and the restaurants and cafes in the Ribeira.
The hotel is clean and comfortable, and overs above average breakfasts (included in the price) for this type of hotel. The staff are excellent, and gave use details of how to get to places in Porto, and managed to book us transport on a river boat to the Lamego area (which was slightly different from the normal trips available).
We paid 52 Euros a night for a twin room.
I stayed there for one night. It was pleasant stay. The location is really great, you can reach the historic sites by walking. The hotel is well maintained, the room is clean and quiet considering the location at the central Porto. What I like the most about the hotel is the ambience. Breakfast was good with people serving the food were efficient and friendly. And the last thing, the price for the quality was unbeatable.
The Hotel was perfect for seeing central Porto. It is near enough to absolutely everything without being loud or hectic. It still gives the impression of a once very proud "Grande" hotel but hasnt changed much. You would be very hard pushed to find a nicer place for such little money. Try it!!
I stayed there with some master degree students on a field trip to Oporto. We found the hotel perfect for a low budget. A lot better then you normaly find for the price and with an ancient charm to it. The staff was very polite and friendly, we had a great stay. Breakfast was very good, buffet with a variety of choices. The rooms were very spacious and had a small balcony. Everything was clean and in good taste. The rooms had been recently remodeled. It's different from the average low budget hotel because of it is a hotel with personality in a great location, just in central Oporto. The website was very acurate.
We stayed for 3 nights in August 2003. We were really surprised about the comfort and the great ancient furniture (they even had a piano in the breakfast-room!)We just can recommend it to everybody travelling at low budget!Greetings from Austria
Better Luck Next Time
My boyfriend and I stayed one night at the Hotel de Paris on our way to the Algarve. The hotel was decorated very nicely and the rooms were accommodating for a one or two night stay. The only problem with the room that stood out, was the view from the windows that opened to a small terrace. The room backed onto a group of buildings that appeared to be condemned. The smell was very unpleasant and there was dog feces on the terrace. The prices were reasonable compared to many hotels in the area. However the service, as was the case throughout Portugal, was very disappointing. Staff did not make us feel welcome upon arrival. I would only recommend staying here if there is not a reasonable alternative available in the area.
My wife and I stayed at the Grand Hotel de Paris for 10 days last August. It is a thoroughly delightful hotel. It is located in the heart of the historic district of Porto -- one block off the Praca de Liberade. The rooms are modestly but very tastefully furnished. Each room has a small balcony (really nice). A simple breakfast is served each morning in the dining room. The hotel apparently had its "glory days" back in the 40s. There are traces of the old elegance, and the place has been updated very nicely.