Tiara Park Atlantic Porto
Travel Blogs from Porto
Nothing like leaving small details about how we are going to travel around Europe until the last minute. So here we are in Porto to sort out our Eurail pass as we are leaving Portugal next week. Since we're here maybe a romantic cruise and some port tasting if we have the time to fit it in.
Well as you can see from the pictures we did …
... driving down the tiny goat tracks from the "Mill Farm", before we stopped at a Repsol garage on the motorway, after approximately 30 kilometres of driving. In the garage, we were asked by a local toll cop (who is similar to those people who work for Eastlink, and monitor everyone's e-Tags), why we weren't paying our tolls. Dad explained that there were no toll booths to pay at, which was correct, however in Portugal there is a new system being ...
Oporto is a trial!The economy here has been largely dependent upon the UK for centuries, plus we helped them kick out the French in Napoleonic times and thus they like us!The art of navel gazing has transformed the making of port wine into an art.Today we have tried very hard to become art lovers and to a large extent have succeeded through a process characterised both by practical experience and by frequent repetition. To summarise, port wine is a sweet liquid ...
... 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 ...
... to walkers), Mark's shoes had a flat tire and we had to retreat to a roadside cafe for a rest and some delicious pastry. Patti must have been in 100 different stores and had some success so didn't mind when I suggested a siesta. Weather is perfect again (27C). Another "A" day for our European ...
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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.