Tiara Park Atlantic Porto
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... br> The conference really got rolling on Wednesday with keynotes from some of the main speakers, including my supervisor. In between sessions we would gather in a lobby area and have shots of espresso and small Portuguese pastries, which quickly became a highlight of the event. After the first day we made our way as a group to a nice vegetarian restaurant in a sleepier part of the already sleepy town to have a lovely meal that cost around ...
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 ...
... and leisurely exploring the beautiful if regularly derelict city. It's exhilarating and exciting we have three favourite haunts and have met a lovely girl from San Marino named Suzanna who tries to persuade us to stay longer. Big street party in a couple of days. Question is, do we need this? we should be moving on back into the camping world, enough of these restaurants and these litres of sangria and port... what to do.. meanwhile off to visit the cathedral and one of the ...
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).
... from boats along the river can still be seen, and many are now the hole-in-the-wall restaurants and shops. The Douro River is spanned by six bridges, and towering over the Ribeira is the Ponte Dom Luis I bridge, rising 150 feet over the river and 500 feet across. Along the river are rabelo boats, the old boats that used to navigate the treachorous Douro carrying barrels of port from the hillside vineyards to Porto. And across the river ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Tiara Park Atlantic Porto
We stayed at the Meridien twice this holidayin September. The double room with kingsize bed was very good and comfortable, though a bit hard, but better than most beds in Portugal. A large well-equiped bathroom. All recently refurbished.The only thing that could have been better was the airconditioning.
The staff is extremely friendly and willing to help.
In short the hotel offers what you expect for a 5-star hotel, but for 70 euros a night it's better than most!
Linda Bonn, Holland
This is a fantastic hotel, situated in the Boavista area of Porto. This is obviously one of the 'poshest' areas of Porto. There are numerous tourist attractions within comfortable travelling distance. Public transport is good with bus stops and taxis ranks outside, and the Metro station about a 10 minute walk away.
The Hotel does not have a swimming pool or gym, which did not concern me at all, but it may obviously be facilities that other travellers require. Porto is very reasonable for food and drink prices compared to the UK, but the Hotel prices are comparable to similar establishments in the UK.
I got a great deal with Expedia at £48 (approx 72 Euros) per night for a twin room.
Meriden atlantic - great hotel
Just spent a few days here and have to say it was an excellent hotel. Very comfortable, modern, spotless and welcoming. I hated to leave it. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. food was excellent including breakfast. Drinks were a little on the expensive side so be sure to keep away from the mini bar......I will certianly be staying in meridien hotels again if this is an example. Only one thing missing - a pool.
Class and value
I have been fortunate enough to have travelled the world, albeit mainly on business. I still can't work out how this hotel chain combines class and service with such outstanding value. I have stayed at this hotel twice in the past 2 months - and yes you need a taxi to get to the old part of Porto but what is 6 Euros when you are saving such a great deal on your hotel bill.
I will be back in Porto in a few weeks and there is only one place I will staying.
We stayed as the Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto for 2 days in July 2005. We stayed at this hotel the day before and after our Douro River Cruise (which was wonderful). It is a nice hotel. Our room was large, clean, and very classy. It was definitely a very upscale room. The staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is not located in the historical or tourist area but on a main road with buses (the number 3 bus took us to and from the tourist area of Porto). I felt very safe walking around the area where the hotel was located. We needed to be more careful in the historical tourist area where a couple of time we were eyed and followed by what I thought were pickpocketers so there is definitely something to be said about staying in a more secure area. There were many very nice looking houses on the streets behind the hotel so it was fun to walk around. A supermarket was within a 5-minute walk and served delicious Portugal coffee. The only downside of the hotel was that there was not a pool or exercise room. We did not get a chance to go but the hotel is located a short bus ride from the Atlantic Ocean (you could just see it from our room). The hotel is within walking distance to the new modern music hall and within walking distance of the Modern Art museum which is located in a beautiful house, has beautiful gardens, and very weird "modern" art). We got good summer rates on the internet.
Just returned from a weekend at the Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto, and I can say this is a very good hotel. The location is good, bus stop and Taxi outside the Hotel and 10 minutes walk to the Metro station Francos that takes you to all different parts of Porto. The room was very spacious and the staff very helpful and friendly. The hotel has a good nightclub and very good restaurant. The breakfast was plentiful and had something for everyone as well as champagne!!!! Porto is a nice town to visit and this hotel will make you stay very enjoyable.
Just returned from 4 nights. I agree with the positive reviews - service was excellent, location suited my purpose, and the airfare/hotel deal I got through Expedia was decent. My only complaint is that the beds were very hard. I slept well but my husband had some problems with that. A note about the airbus from the airport: It is free if you have your boarding pass and gets to most of the hotels. Remember to arrange your return trip through the concierge 24 hours in advance - can't do same day reservations.
Loved the Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto
I stayed at the hotel on Friday September 3, 2004 and found it lovely. It is located on a busy street across from a beautiful park which is walkable during the day. The rooms are spacious, amenities very nice and only negative would be that the air conditioning could have been cooler in the rooms.
There is a delicious restaurant off the lobby with very good service and a very nice "clubby looking" bar off the lobby which also serves good food.
Very nice gift shop and nice staff.
From the moment we stepped into the hotel, we were looked after by very helpful staff. The hotel is of 5 Star Standards, is very clean, and well maintained. We ate in the restaurant on 2 nights, and the food was fantastic. I would recommend visiting the beautiful city of Oporto and staying in Le Meridien Park Atlantic Porto - I am hopefully going back in the future.