The "Castelo de Santa Catarina" was a good suprise on our 10-days trip to Portugal. Have read the mixed reviews from site site, I was a bit worried about what we would find once we got there, but I was very happy with the hotel.
The Castelo is located a bit far from the center, but easily reachable from the airport by metro. Just remember the get off at "Marques" station and you will just have to walk down a couple of blocks. It is a 10-15 minutes walk to the river-front, but it is a nice walk it the weather is fine.
The Castle is great, very beautiful and well-kept. The interior is amazingly decorated, in a very unique style. The experience of living in a real castle is great and definitly worth it!
We had a room inside the castle and it was also great. The furniture was antique and lovely. It was very clean and the bathroom was also great, with a relaxing bath and shower. Despite beeing an old bulding decorated in a old-style, the room had satelite TV and the heating worked without problems.
The breakfast was delicious and in a buffet style. The local sweets were great and you should not miss it!
The service was personal and warm, and we had no complaints at all. The hotel also offers free wifi internet on the rooms, which was great and very helpful.
Considering the price we paid (EU$ 56) for a double room, I believe the Castelo de Santa Catarina is great value for money, and a very unique experience, that can help making a visit to Porto, a unforgetable experience. We definetly recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
- Castelo De Santa Catarina Hotel Porto
- Castelo De Santa Catarina Porto
- Castelo Santa Catarina