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Rochester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 February 2007

Visited Porto to watch a champions league game, staying for 3 nights. Chose this hotel after reading reviews on Tripadvisor. Wasn't disappointed. The view we had from our room was spectacular, a very unspoilt coastline, pedestrianised in front of the hotel, so very quiet. Outside of hotel makes your heart sink a little, because it is a little outdated and...

8Thank geosu
East Sussex
Reviewed 9 October 2006

So pleased we went to this hotel. We pre-paid a suite but on arrival, found the views not the best and downgraded to a twin room on the other side of the corridor which had absolutely stunning views of the ocean. The hotel is pitched as a 3 or 4 star, and this is appropriate. The rooms were very comfortable...

8Thank skyecorrina
The Hague, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 August 2006

The hotel is very goog located about 1min from the beach and 6km from the city of Porto. Bus station in front of the hotel (last bus at 1am). Nice restaurants nearby (vista mar, iceberg,....) so you really don't need a car. Very nice staff, friendly and helpful rooms ok with nice veranda and sea view. breakfast buffet clean, rich...

7Thank j75fr
Bad Homburg
Reviewed 2 August 2006

Just stayed for five days at Casa Branca and had a great time. The staff is extremely helpful and very much wants to please. Coming from the states, I noticed a lot of things they could improve, but overall I enjoyed my stay. The bartender in the hotel bar was extremely nice and did everything he possibly could to make...

6Thank Bunnies2
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14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2006

Just returned from a weekend break in March. Hotel says 5kils from centre in parkland - dont believe it. 40mins on bus - 20 in taxi (good value at 10euros) Location not in parkland, it is on the sea front but in urban sprawl, not a bar cafe etc in site. Plus side hotel staff, rooms food very good ....

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at Praia de Lavadores, next to Douro's and only 10 minutes from Oporto's Historical City Centre, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA offers an absolutely amazing view, starting with its 57 rooms, all decorated with quality and comfort so you can daily enjoy the splendor and magnificence of the Atlantic Ocean. Equipped with a large variety of facilities and services, such as 57 rooms, the "Casa Branca Restaurant", the Baccus Bar, the Alvarez Bar, Health Club with indoor heated pool, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, Golden Sense SPA with relaxing and beauty rituals, 6 meeting and banqueting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet, Room Service, Laundry Service, parking facilities, insuring all the quality and accuracy in details that qualifies our taste for welcoming and providing you an unforgettable stay. Let yourself be enthralled by the delicious local gastronomy at "Casa Branca Restaurant", where the traditional flavours mix with the most famous regional wines. In perfect harmony with nature, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & SPA it's strategically located 6km from Oporto City Centre, 50 km from Aveiro, 50 km from Braga and just 20 km away from the International Oporto Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa

Address: Rua de Belgica 86 | Praia de Lavadores, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-044, Portugal (Formerly Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: $66 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Casa Branca Beach And Golf Hotel
Casa Branca Beach Hotel
Hotel Casa Branca Beach
Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel And Spa Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#7 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
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“Ensure you get an ocean-view........spectacular! Avoid the Restaurant!”
  • Fabulous sunset
  • lookingou from the balcony over the lawn
 of 5 bubbles bobhN105MJ, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with balcony and south view, its better. ( Rooms in x07 to x13)”
 of 5 bubbles 213luisc, 15 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for sea view room”
 of 5 bubbles 336JohnH336, 20 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Find somewhere else lol”
 of 5 bubbles davidbI7690WY, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“maybe front room don't have the noise of the engines”
 of 5 bubbles Pugatova, 26 Sep 2015 | Read review
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