Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
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... in entertainment consoles (a real crime of modern air travel if you ask me) it made up with free beer. After sleeping instead I walked off the plane with a bunch of drunk Germans and made my way by transit to the center of Porto. Expecting to be welcomed by tourists and revelers in a beautiful seaside town, I instead found myself wondering dark streets with closed up shops. It was all very pleasant but oddly quiet for a town I assumed ...
Diogo picked us up at 10am and took us to Belem, a suburb of Lisbon on the coast. Had a very interesting morning and because I am a bit behind with my blog will rely mainly on photos. Weather still hot. Had lunch at a little restaurant on the water then went looking for the bakery which has the best Portuguese tarts (in Portugal I guess) After much searching we couldn't find it so guess we ...
... we had to get out of there quickly when I came out of the
bathroom with my dressed tucked into my swim suit and everyone got a show…
oops. We caught a cab and initially we were going to go to a bus station to
catch a bus to a beach called el Algarve- which we had heard was really nice
except the driver said it was 3 hours away and that he would take us to another
beach for 30 euro which was about 30 mins away. We were sold because we were
Been so many times, but just continues to get better and better every time….no surprise it keeps winning tourism awards.
Take a step back in time and walk the cobblestone streets of this beautiful city. Let’s not forget the food!! Francesinhas, Bifana’s, Sardines, Frango and of course Natas (Portuguese tarts).
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
TravelPod Member ReviewsSheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
Nice gym and breakfast
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Historical Traveler Reviews Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
I stayed in this hotel for 2 nights in April 2005 and loved it. Fully recommend the hotel to those who want a luxury weekend away in a hotel that is modern, comfortable, has very attentive staff and an excellent spa facility at very reasonable prices. The room was really nice and the bathroom was a great suprise- separate toilet, huge shower and a sunken bath which is separated from the bedroom by a glass wall with a blind that can be used if you wish. We ate in the hotel for all meals and were impressed. The staff are so attentive and eager to please. We were given a complementary 7 item starter with dinner which was fantastic and our room service was delivered in an oven and taken out infront of us which was cool!
Stayed at the Sheraton Porto during the last weekend of April 2005. It is a great hotel - very modern and trendy and not unlike the W brand of the Starwood group in style. The club level rooms were excellent with muted brown and beige colours, plasma TV screens and glass walls between bedroom and bathroom, although fairly small in size. The in-house restaurant was pleasant with an ecclectic menu covering everything from pizzas to full tasting menus. A 10 Euro extra charge to use the in-door swimming pool and vitality pool in the spa is well worth it.
this is a striking modern hotel and well worth it at a good rate - 100 euros easter special in our case. the room was also the quietest Ive ever slept in. if you like the feeling of lots of staff hanging around to meet your every whim this is also the hotel for you - personally I found it a bit oppressive. however there are 2 downsides - a) the pool is extra (10 euros per person from memory) which isnt indicated on the web site and b) it is some way from the centre of town and in a fairly uninteresting area. you can get a bus outside tho - the no 19 goes in one direction to the centre and in the other to the seaside area, where there is a nice walk down the promenade. a really nice day trip is to go into the centre, walk down to the douro, then get a no 1 bus to foz at the seaside, walk up the prom for a mile or so and then get the no 19 back to the hotel. a 10 trip card (good for any no of people) is about half the price of buying tickets on the bus. the hotel is also within walking distance of the serralves contemporary art museum and park which is well worth visiting. if you want to save money there is a supermarket opposite the hotel.
A very modern hotel - superb to stay
Having been in the Sheraton from the 11th-13th of march 2005 I would truely recommend this hotel.
It is very stylish built in glas and steel.
Well located something like 10 min by car from the old city center of Porto.
(nearby the Buavista Stadium - 15km far the airport)
Very modern and functional rooms. (the bathroom itself is worth the stay) The only downer is the fee of € 10.- you have to pay for using the spa, even you are a guest of the hotel.
Anyhow: stay there!
We stayed in this modern and comfortable hotel for 5 days in November 2004 and found it excellent value for money. The staff are kind and helpful and the ambiance is pleasant and quiet. One minor gripe as non-smokers was the absence of smoke free areas.
The night-time piano bar is entertaining.
Its a bit of a trip into the old town but nothing insurmountable. You can walk it in 45mins.
A modern oasis in a city of old and new
We were happy to visit the old, but stay in the new. The Sheraton Porto is a step above most hotels in Porto and frankly a step above most other Sheratons we have stayed at in the past. The staff was friendly and informative at check-in and the glass of Port on arrival was also a nice touch. We loved the plasma screen TV in our room and the cutting-edge modern design of the bathroom and bedroom. The restaurant serves good food - and they get extra points for highlighting vegetarian options - but we didn't understand the cover charge until we found out that this practice is commonplace. The Spa is beautiful and tasteful, but could have been better organized. An excellent option in Porto: we recommend this hotel.
Loved the contemporary look and comfort
After warm greeting by the staff at check in we were offered a glass of Port. We knew we had arrived in the perfect spot!
Our room was terrific. Very modern, wenge wood details, frosted glass between bathroom compartments.
A window with a motorised blind on the window between the bedroom and bathroom. All mod cons and the best beds we had in all our Portugal/Spain travels.
The Front Desk staff were always pleasant and extremely helpful.
The Spa and Pool are sensational.
Only minor gripe, if you are a "tourist". The hotel is in the business district and a bit of a taxi ride into the old very pretty part of Porto on the waterfront.
A courtesy minivan making scheduled trips to that area would make a sensational property, perfect!
Just returned from 5 days at this hotel...and enjoyed every one of them!
I just spent a long weekend at the Sheraton Porto Hotel and Spa and am really impressed by the experience. The value for money is fantastic - we paid just 105 Euros a night for a double room. The design is very modern with glass walled bathrooms and top quality fittings. The beds are supremely comfortable and all the linen and much of the furniture is is locally sourced and of very high quality. The price of the room included a full breakfast buffet with cooked breakfast, eggs cooked to order, full continental selection, breads, cakes, lovely variety of fresh fruit and even caviar!
Luxurious bed and bathroom
What a happy surprise to check into the most luxurious room! Great bed and pillows. Flat screen TV. A bathroom fit for a king! The front desk staff was nice as could be. Easy internet access for free in the business nook. Excellent martinis in the lobby bar; a really cool bartender. If you wear out on the mostly bland Portugese food, there's even a super Indian restaurant (Mendi) out the back door. This is the place to stay in Porto, for sure.