We Love —
- Enjoy an upgraded river view room at Holiday Inn Porto Gaia 4* - a charming property with design touches.
- Porto is fast becoming a popular destination: quieter than Lisbon but big on culture and just as pretty.
- Our members will be staying in an elegant river view room with complimentary spa access.
Customer reviews —
“Superb hotel with excellent staff.Fantastic views of Porto from the rooms.”
Posted on 25 August 2016
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Your Destination —
Straddling the River Douro just a few kilometres inland from the Atlantic, Porto, in the country's northwest, is closer to Spanish Galicia than it is to Lisbon. Porto possesses an appealing pan-Iberian atmosphere to complement its many historic charms; the old city centre is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The hotel is located in the heart of the city of Nova de Gaia on the south side of the river, just a short 5 minute drive to the historic centre of Porto and the famous caves.
Cross to the south side of the Douro River, over the Ponte Dom Luís I, and you leave the city of Porto for the separate town of Vila Nova de Gaia. The riverfront here - facing Porto's Ribeira - also has a long line of cafés, bars and restaurants; cruise boats dock along the esplanade, while the wooden craft with sails are known as barcos rabelos, the traditional boats once used to transport wine casks downriver from the Douro port estates.
The views are, if anything, better from Gaia than from the Porto side, looking back across to a largely eighteenth-century cityscape, with few modern buildings intruding in the panoramic sweep from Palácio de Cristal gardens to cathedral towers.
The city centre is architecturally fascinating, with many of the buildings faced with distinctive blue-patterned Portuguese tiling. Outside this area, though, Porto's undoubted traditional appeal is balanced by the trappings of a lively modern European city - making it an ideal destination if you're looking for a rich mix of culture and fun.
Holiday Inn Porto Gaia 4* —
This hotel offers spacious rooms, a restaurant, bar, sauna and wellness centre with various beauty treatments.
- Number of rooms: 179
- Wellness centre
Some services may incur additional charges, payable locally.
Your Room —
This offer is based on a River View Room.
Sleeps up to
Rooms are equipped with everything you will need to enjoy a comfortable and pleasant stay. All rooms are air-conditioned and feature modern bedding, TV, a well-lit work desk and an en suite bathroom.
Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a Bed and Breakfast stay.
The bar has a variety of beers and cocktails and also organises regular live music shows.
Eating out is a way of life in Portugal, and the wide choice of restaurants in Porto thoroughly reflects this, offering a great choice of dining options at all levels. Fresh and salted fish (bacalhau) is strong point, and, for the less squeamish, so is the local tripe speciality.
Your Time —
Just for you: Complimentary access to spa facilities.
Located on the 22nd floor, the fitness centre is equipped with cardio training machines and other equipment to help you reach your fitness goals.
Please note: To access the spa it is mandatory to use a cap and slippers. Guests are welcome to bring their own, or can purchase them from the hotel.
Your Journey to Holiday Inn Porto Gaia 4* —
Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).
Car Hire: Car hire can be added at the next stage of the booking process for an additional fee (flight inclusive offers only).
Distance from Porto airport to Holiday Inn Porto Gaia: 23 km / 20 minutes.