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Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Stayed at the golden tulip 13-17 June and the rooms and staff where nice. However we wanted a drink in the bar and although we where given a menu and asked for a gin and tonic but the "non English-speaking" person said they didn't have any! Breakfast was adequate tasty and extremely fresh! The clientele was older couples of varying...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We were part of a tour and the hotel was supposed to be a 4 star hotel but unfortunately was not even 1 star, they were expecting our arriving, did our checked in and the don't even have towels, I requested them a few times and they brought them to me wet, the tv was very old and need to...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which earned our best attention. Please be advised that we are taking the measures that we believe are appropriate in order to correct the deficiencies mentioned. We hope that in a next visit your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Although we arrived after 6 o'clock p.m. the rooms were not ready for our group. Many of our friends complained of uncleaned rooms and lack of towels. Thanks to the front desk girl, she fixed the messes for about an hour. Do not be fooled, the hotel is far from 4 stars. Rooms are large enough, but the beds and...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management

Lisboa, Portugal
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

King size bed ? No, two beds together using the same sheet ! Bathroom ? Old, fixed shower. Balcony ? And at 2:30 we waited for almost 20 min, in the rain, for someone to open the door ... Even phoned to reception with no answer. 4 Stars ? Perhaps 3 Very nice restaurant, however.

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comment. Please note that the rooms are subject to permanent preventive maintenance therefore, the situation mentioned will be transitory. We regret that your stay has not been full satisfactory, what we hope will succeed in a future visit. Best regards, General Management

Rye, New York
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Rooms are spacious ours was ocean view with small terrace, clean and comfortable. Overall acceptable but not opulent. Front desk extremely helpful, courteous and welcoming. Staying here puts you on the coast, pretty, scenic, but a 20€ taxi ride to the the city center. The 902 bus (1.85€) runs reguarly one block from hotel, and the last stop gets you...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which deserved our best attention. Your contribution is essential so that we can continually improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future, so your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 April 2016

The hotel has a wonderful location right alongside the beach in Porto Gaia. The reception areas and the bar are well presented and clean, and the reception/bar staff could not be more helpful or polite. The rooms, whilst a little old fashioned are well equipped (however, no tea/coffee facilities unfortunately) and are spotlessly clean. Breakfasts are plentiful, nicely presented and...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which deserved our best attention. Your contribution is essential so that we can continually improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future, so your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management

Wisbech, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Me and my partner stayed in the hotel for nine nights on a half board holiday and let me tell you never again, we book the hotel thinking that we were in for a four star accommodation but instead we got a old worn out hotel walls thin as paper bath room outdated surprised we had hot water on it,...

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management

A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

elevator broken, very run down. the bed was absolutely awful. nice views. i had intended to stay two days but left early. it was really, really far from porto, only a good place to stay if you only want to be on the beach, nothing nearby except some cafes

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GoldenTulipPorto, Gerente geral at Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and the time spent to transmit your opinion. We regret that your satisfaction was not full, which we hope will succeed next time. Best regards, General Management

Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We stayed at this hotel for three nights in October 2015 and had and absolutely fantastic weekend away! What a great find! The staff were very welcoming, the rooms were huge and clean. Great view of the Atlantic! The hotel generally was a bit tired in places and showed signs of minor deterioration. This said, we understand it has recently...

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Dear Guest, Thank you for the preference and comment, which we will share with our team. We look forward to your return soon. Best regards, General Management

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Spent a night here recently when on business in Portugal. Quite difficult to find, close to sea but rather disappointing, though from website that it would be more up together. Carpets fairly worn and bedroom has not been refurnished for many years. Clean but old! Staff very helpful, restaurant down the hill which belongs to hotel very good, but not...

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Dear Guest, We thank you for the preference and comments, which deserved our best attention. Your contribution is essential so that we can continually improve the quality of our services. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future, so your satisfaction may be full. Best regards, General Management

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • 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
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room 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: $80 - $180 (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 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 Spa 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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