Sheraton Porto Hotel SPA
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Great Hotelfrom foodshooter
We didn't want to eat in the hotel apart from breakfast, so had the front desk reccommend places. The best one was a great 'local' grill, just off Albaqurque? square, next to Barclay's bank. We ended up there twice in 4 days! Very cheap locally for food, drinks and importantly taxi's as the hotel is a little far out of the main center of Oporto. The hotel also arranged a private (mercedes) day trip to see the rock carvings that are close to the Spanish border, on the way back we stopped at a couple of vineyards in Douro Valley. We met some local farmers who were out celebrating the harvesting of the grapes and were invited to join them for some Vinho Verde-fantastic, you can't buy moments like that.
The hotel has fantastic ameneties, including a great spa, pool, health club, outside space, 3 Restaurants 1 of which is where my buffet breakfast was served. I would like to point out this was no ordinary Buffet. There was a vast choice of everything from local delicacies (Pastries, Custard Tars etc) to a truly huge range of fruits, meats, cheeses, bacon, eggs, cereals etc. The one and only thing to prevent this review from being 5 stars was because I had to send some bar snacks back to the Kitchen twice as the food was not heated or prepared as I would have expected from such a well known chain. Hopefully it was just a one off incident.
Overall I would definately stay in the Sheraton Porto again. The people were wonderful, welcoming and very keen to please.
My wife and I stayed at the Sheraton for one night on Thursday 27 October, in a Club Floor room at EUR 183. On arrival, just after noon, I was advised that our room was not ready but would be after 10-15 minutes. After taking my passport details and confirming my credit card, we were invited to wait in the bar. I asked why we could not use the Club lounge, and we were given directions, with the promise to send somebody to advise us when the room was ready. The Club lounge was a disappointment; a meeting room furnished with modern armchairs, buffet table with the liquid remnants of breakfast, and a television. A sign at the door advised opening times for breakfast, and from 18.00-19.00 in the evening.
After waiting for about 40 minutes, we returned to reception. The Receptionist to whom I had spoken earlier was not present and another person answered my enquiry by advising the room would be ready in 10-15 minutes, and asked again for my passport and credit card. When I protested, she informed me that check-in was not until 14.00 and we would have to wait. I commented that nowhere on my reservation email was a check-in time stated, and that her colleague had already shown willingness to check us in. With rather poor grace another room suddenly became available.
Our room, on the 11th floor, was reasonably large. A hinged mirror and vanity table is set into the work-desk, but why do so many supposedly quality hotels find it impossible to accommodate a couple travelling on business? Is a separate dressing table out of the question? Furnishings were not to our taste - minimalist is the term, I believe. The glass bathroom was large but not a success. I suppose some may like to have a full sized window between the bath and bedroom, but at least the blind can be closed. The workmanship is not good - the shower floor discharges a steady trickle of water into the main bathroom area, and the sliding glass toilet door insists on opening by itself.
The Club lounge evening opening (until 20.00 according to reception, despite the sign saying 19.00) was poor. A few snacks, wine, port, soft drinks. Uncomfortably loud "modern" music, and no person in attendance. We stayed only for 15 minutes before going to the ground floor bar, almost empty and to our eyes very unwelcoming.
We didn't eat dinner in the restaurant, and retired early after a very long day. At about 21.30 we were awoken by persistent knocking at the door, despite having placed the "Do Not Disturb" sign. Housekeeping, delivering our overnight laundry, handed to them at 18.30 for delivery "between 06.00 and 07.00 the next morning"!
Breakfast room service was adequate and on time.
Would we stay again? Absolutely not!
5 star hotel!!from Maryland
The only hotel worth staying in, in Portofrom A TripAdvisor Member
The hotel itself is very new, and it seems that no expense is spared. The rooms are beautiful, the bathrooms are a work of art, the pool and jacuzzi (oh....the jacuzzi - it's worth staying here just for that) are exceptional and the general ambiance is fantastic.
The food in the restaurant, whilst slightly expensive is nevertheless worth the money. And ther service throughout the whole hotel is second to none that I've ever stayed at.
If you need a hotel in Porto, for business or pleasure (I would be just as happy to bring my family here on holiday), don't look any further. THIS IS THE ONLY HOTEL YOU NEED CONSIDER IN PORTO!
Superb.from A TripAdvisor Member
There are state of the art glass lifts, fantastic bathrooms with electronic in built blinds so that the bathroom and bedroom were visable and a fantasic sound system throughout the rooms. We got an excellent deal for this hotel for just £70 per night. Ask about the referred guest scheme as they will give you special deals, rates and privelages.
The New Yorker bar was a cool place to hang out with a lot of professional workers and football players passing through. However it wasn't pretentious in any way. I enjoyed a beer in a champagne flute which was an added touch to compliment the especially good draft Super Bock beer! The nibbles were excellent and the staff were full of good information especially Oscar.
The spa without a doubt is that of a five star hotel. I have never seen a jacuzzi like this one and the gym was well equiped.
Just a couple of minutes up the road you have the metro which was put in as a result of the Euro 2004. The end of the line takes you to Porto stadium and a large shopping centre. Perfect for the women who love to shop (shops open until 12 midnight) and ideal for the men to catch a glimpse of a game at this fantastic stadium! (There is also a stop at the casa de musica where you can see a show).
A fantastic place to switch off for a long weekend or mid week break...see for yourself, go check it out.
Fantastic! One of the best hotels ever!from Love2TravelDWorld
The location is not very central, but you can still walk to all the sites in the center of town. Taxis are cheap anyway in Porto so this wasn't a big concern. The only downside is that there is a charge for the indoor swimming pool and spa which could be an issue if you're there for a while. We were only in Porto for a weekend so had no time to use these facilities anyway. The buffet breakfast is awesome, and great value for money. The hotel felt more like a W than a Sheraton. Very trendy.
The Sheraton is Gorgeous!from tsaunders
We were welcomed by friendly and attentive staff and offered a glass of port on the house. When I cheekily asked for a free room upgrade this was done without hesitation, and it really was a stunning room. The bathroom had glass walls with adjustable blinds - you could watch TV whilst in the bath!
The breakfast buffet was the best I have ever seen - champagne, caviar, smoked salmon, pastries, fruit, etc etc. We ate until we burst!
We did not have chance to eat lunch or dinner in the restaurant, but the menus did look very inviting.
One minor quibble for us was not being able to get served in the piano bar. On 2 separate occasions we waited for over 15 mins for table service, tried to get served at the bar but were told someone would be over for our order, waited further and eventually gave up. Shame, because the had a good range of ports and madieras!
We never got round to using the spa, but it looked fantastic and I would need to spend at least half a day in there - maybe next time.
There are several buses which go into town from outside the hotel, or you can change buses at Boavista, 10 mins up the road, for better choice. The new metro has a station 10 mins walk up Rua Tenente Valadim (called Francos), which runs to the town centre and main Campanha railway station every 5-10 mins.
A 6x star hotel masquerading as a 5xfrom sBornToRun
The hotel is out of the centre, but a taxi to the centre should cost about 5 euros, or there is a metro stop very close by.
Having stayed in a number of 5x hotels this is one of the best, and great value for money. We'll be back in the near future!
Excellent hotelfrom welltravelled
Breakfasts were impressive. Continental, traditional english, smoked salmon and good quality.
We only ate in the restaurant on one evening and unfortunately it was the only sour note of our stay. Food arrived that we did not order, we did not get what we ordered and the overall quality was not up to standard.
Do use the buses to get around, either into town or the beach.
Overall, an excellent location for our stay.
Top Local Tips for Porto
take the tram The tram is a great way to get round the city - from the airport and then down into the old town. It's fast, frequent, clean and modern.
Port Cellars Absolutely visit the port cellars and join a tour, Any one would probably do, we visited Ramos Pinto and Taylor's
Porto Metro A very inexpensive way to get to all the attractions - buy a day pass and enjoy
Other names for Sheraton Porto Hotel SPA
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- Address: Rua Tenente Valadim 146 - - Porto - 4100-476 - Portugal
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