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Convenient for beach and town Looking a little dated compared with when we last stayed there 36 years ago
The staff was excellent and helpfull. Prime location on the city center and beach front. Many restaurants and shops nearby. The room was very dusty and the air conditioner over-dried the air. Bad insulating windows caused too much cold air in the room.
Excellent location infront of the beach, very good facilities for swimming and sauna. The personnel was very polite and friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The breakfast is perfect, several fruits and local bread. Too many rules in the swimming pool
Break fast was very varied and catered for everyones taste. We were up graded to a sea front room it was very good for the money. The mini bar did not have a very good choice if you chose to stay in your room.
The hotel has a good location and it is easy to go from this place to visit Porto. The location is excellent, directly at the beach at the Atlantic ocean. Breakfast buffet is good. The hotel really needs some renovation, everything looks a little too heavy used. Carpets look dirty.
Loved the 70s decor, beautifully maintained (or restored?). It's a real period piece. The staff on check in were very friendly though not so much so the next day. Not enough pillows on the bed to comfortably sit up!
Private parking close to entrance. Excellent service by the porter. Close to the beach and Casino. Good offer as to breakfast. Room view not very interesting!Maybe view as per price.
received upgrade without asking, very good buffet breakfast, very central situation. nothing
Position No outdoor pool and poor lighting in the rooms
Staff were excellent and very helpful
Many things right in this hotel. Excellent reception staff, courteous helpful and knowledgeable. Spacious apartment. Excellent for beach and rail travel. Reliable housekeeping each day. Additional cost for seaview was very worthwhile -would not have wanted any other aspect. Lots of storage space and large reception hall to apartment, which we used as our child's bedroom rather than using the living room in this one bedroomed apartment. Nice new smeg fridge in our apartment. Settled into a relaxed routine very easily. Rooms tired to my view and give a 70s feel from colours to carpets and tiles; other than that fine. Rooms missing a radio, which is not that costly to provide. An iron in the room would have been nice, but they were available through housekeeping. No sense of catering for those that like traditional tea! Used jug as the pot and kettle needed to be a cooking jug for the electric stove.
Staff,Accomodations,Beach. I extended my stay from 3 days to 10.When I checked in early on 26jul09, I had driven from Guarda after having a medical procedure done the day before and was very uncomfortable. The two ladies who checked me in were absolutely delightful, picked up my spirits right a way. They were also very knowledgable about the area for many miles around. The accomadations were much more than I expected It was a fully stocked, large apartment,not a studio as advertized.A Very pleasant surprise.Housekeeping noticed that the door to the balcony did not open properly and staff was up the following day fixing it, I had not mentioned it to anyone. The beach is superb. It was perfect for what I needed
My wife and I were welcomed very eefficiently by the English speaking staff and our room was comfortable and well serviced. The location was very close to the beach but we were disappointed that the sea view requested was seen only from a balcony.obliquely. The lighting was very dim and inadequate for reading.
We have stayed at this hotel before. The staff are very helpful and courteous. The location is excellent as it is right opposite the beach.
We like the kindness of all hotel staff and closeness of beach, restaurants ,shops and train station. We like that the entry in hotel was able to all 24 hour.
Great location, five minutes from the station, and one minute from the beach. Espinho is about 30 mins from Porto and 2hrs30 from Lisbon (direct). We were travelling with two small children (8 months and 2yrs) so the apartment was ideal - good size kitchen with Smeg appliances, although a microwave would have been handy for sterilising baby bottles. There's a casino next door and a night club somewhere in or near the hotel but we couldn't hear anything from the 12th floor. We were there for the last three days of the Festa de Espinho with concerts and fireworks directly outside the hotel, from our balcony we had the best views in town! Good location and facilities make this an ideal place to stay for families with young children. A small table and chairs on the balcony would have been nice but not really a negative.
The appartment was nice and big with a good view on the ocean. It was very close to the beach. Every evening there was a concert next to our hotel which was very noisy. Luckily it always stopped at midnight, The elevators were very slow.
Very helpful staff and apartment very clean with fresh towels every day. There was no hairdryer in the apartment. It had to be borrowed from reception - if available.
A friendly and helpful staff. The room were really clean. breakfast not included € 7.00 each person
The view is amazing, the apartment is really spacious. Loved staying here, it is a lot better than the reviews led me to believe. Firm beds, but this is a portugal thing I think.
Extra charges for use of facilities, Ie swimming pool.
The price was reasonable and the hotel was decently close to the center of town. The room was quite old looking and really needs a face-lift. The location was constantly filled with aggressive pan-handlers.
Fantastic staff. Good breakfast. Bar and restaurant facilities were good. Could hear everything from the next room. It felt like I was staying in a cheap motel on Interstate 75. Rooms were nice but this is no five star hotel. Very slow internet that was not password protected.
The staff are superb! we choose this hotel every time we travel up to Porto.Velean rooms, pleasent staff. There is smoking in the lounge which makes it uncomfortable, as Im alargic, so I cant use the lounge.
Service déplorable. Très loins d'un 5 étoiles.
I stayed at the pool floor, on the top level, renewed and with a superb view over the city, with a nice swimming pool that should be terrific... during summer time:) I made a mess of my suit during dinner, and I asked if they could clean it up in the hotel laundry. I found out lather on that they didn't felt comfortable clean it, as that was not their specialty, so they took it out to a professional dry cleaning. thank you! Forget facilities, great service, wonderful people, is the true spirit of 5 stars hotels, and Ipanema Park staff has it.
Room and breakfast Price of car parking. They charge full day even if staying just overnight.
Most of the staff were very attentive and helpful in their suggestions of how to get around the surrounding area, and especially when we lost a wallet - they made many attempts to get it back and despite being unsuccessful we really appreciated it.
Good price - value ratio It is a good hotel, but definitely not 5 star by any standards
Execelent breakfast Carpets in the room and below average bedding. No Tea/Coffee making facility and ironing board not available
I did not like to have a drug junkie parking cars in front of the main door at the hotel. Also I did not like to pay to use the pool.
Very comfortable athmosphere Pool closed (bad weather)
Hotel was excellent value for money and will be recommended.
Free WiFi and a wonderful bartender tending the bar on Friday the 8th around Midnight. The beds were terrible. Hard. In general the room looked 'empty' with even an echo to get one far away from felling anything like in a comfortable room to sleep and relax in.
The hotel was good, it reflected its 4 star status. Reception, restaurant and bar staff first class.
Nice room, friendly staff, delicious breakfast...
Everything, next to all emenities and close to airport.
Clean quiet and comfortable with good service and central location within walking distance of the river/seafront with amazing views. Excellent breakfast menu. Restaurant in adjacent building.
the staff was nice and was prepared at any question (ie public transportation, museum hours, etc.). room is a bit old
breakfast included all the lights didn't work in the bathroom
The room was very big!!! good breakfast. The furniture is pretty old fashioned...and there isn't any wi fi at the rooms, only in the lobby.
The breakfast was fantastic. The hotel was very nice and staff very friendly. They initially gave us a room with two twin beds and we went back to reception and they immediately changes us to a new room with a big double bed and an extra twin.
The service is excellent, quick and polite.
Beautiful hotel; great staff; standard room was spacious and well designed; nice spa, gym etc The hotel was located far from the city centre (about 7 euro cab ride - too far to walk).
Very modern and clean with a good spa and pool and great staff
Lovely room. Helpful staff. Short walk to the metro. Breakfast was extra but worthwhile. The blind between the bathroom and bedroom was not working. Room service food was very good, except for the side salad.
The actual building- it was fairly new and design was nice. The staff was on the hold quite friendly and helpful. The standard of Sheraton chain is really lacking --this hotel did not provide sufficient umbrellas for guests and did not do anything at all to help guests travel in the rain. The restaurant is quite overpriced and food was not as good. The rooms also did not have robes or slippers until you request for them!
staff attentive and helpful a little too far from centre for a lengthy stay
The friendliness and efficiency of the staff, the excellent cuisine and the modern design of the hotel and the rooms.
comfort with luxury
Staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Our towels were removed each day by housekeeping and not replaced! We had to keep calling housekeeping to bring us clean towels!
Very comfortable family two-rooms suite, well sound-isolated, good breakfast with a rich assortiment, the hotel is easy to find from the highway A29 to Porto.
The helpful staff on reception.
Nice well located hotel with helpful and friendly staff
Staff friendliness and relaxed attitude No
Very clean, confortable, wonderful breakfast Nothing
The staff were nice and maybe even too zealous (our towels were changed every day even though we followed the instructions available to signal that we didn't need that). The location was excellent and even after missing the last metro/bus we got back ok after a nice stroll through an extremely chilled-out Porto. It would have been great if some of the lovely Portuguese pastries had made their way into the breakfast menu ... :) However, all the other extremely good things about the hotel (including the good bus connections into town, handy restaurants across the street and supermarket around the back) outweigh anything else.
The friendliness and profetional manner in wich we were attended. And the effort ALL staff made to speak to us in English.
Everething was nice and fine No
It is clean, the staff is friendly. There is now gym. The food is terrible.
Room was a good size and had a comfortable bed. Hotel very well situated for sightseeing and close to Metro for easy access to and from the airport. Breakfast adequate but could be improved by better quality food.
Clean accommodations, professional & courteous staff. Renovation noise directly above us in the morning.
The view from my room on 14th floor was great. I enjoyed having music in the bathroom. My room only came with a twin bed and I didn't get a kettle with some coffee/tea options.
Was upgraded to a very nice room with two balconies for the same price without have to ask. The matresses were a little uncomfortable.
The hotel is in a good location and all my group loved the view from the bar
The breakfast buffet was exellent; the front desk staff were very helpful & knowledgeable; the room views were amazing
Good facility and modern design Breakfast
Great to chill with a beer in the rooftop bar and terrace after a long trip and late arrival.
friendly helpful staff.
It was just for one night but we had a lovely double room with suite. The breakfast was good. No comment
easy acces to the hotel Big noise during afternoon -reconstruction of rooms or what...
Personal service Poor breakfast
Next to the train station
Friendly staff, breakfast (good food and nice view over the city) The double rooms are rather tiny, when choosing the standard room. Nevertheless this was not annoying. During the weekend when it was more crowded the quality of the breakfast was less good; f.i. the fruit bowl contained less different types and less nice fruits.
Well maintained & comfortable, also a great view Up on a hill
Restaurant food was bad.
friendly staff; clean room; good location; great hotel overall room was tiny
Excellent location, could walk to everywhere. Friendly staff. Rather sterile bar and restuarant - not a major issue
Good central position
The location is excellent right in the centre and in a walking distance to most of the sights. The room was a bit small but comfortable and the bathroom had a window with a nice view of the city. Breakfast was excellent and in my opinion is worth the 9€ they charge. We made a reservation to use the hotel parking and it worked out fine. Nothing that I disliked in the hotel.
We liked the efficiency and courtesy of the staff and the central location to the fine city of porto and its tourist and business centres. we felt the lounge lacked upright seating and areas for a quiet personal conversation or reading area
The hotel was ok, nice swimming pool with beautiful landscaping, I liked the free Wi-Fi service in the rooms, with reasonable speed, very close to sea and to some shops around. The furniture and hotel style is very old, it needs to be completely renewed, there is no beach on the sea, the breakfast was poor, only some cheese and ham with very limited selections, not like any 5 stars hotel I stayed in, I think it is very expensive for what it is.
Peace and quite Air-conditiong was a bit loud
This hotel is an EXCELLENT choice for those who want to be near, but somewhat removed, from a big city. The food was the best we had in Portugal - especially the grilled sea bass! Hotel staff and all the amenities exceeded our expectations. HIGHLY recommend Hotel Solverde Spa & Wellness Center.
Lovely big rooms, clean, nice views Balcony a little small in comparison to the room size.
Breakfast.Within 15 minute walk to access train station. Out of the way. 20 minute walk to Espino. Since the hotel Spa and Wellness centre has been upgraded hotel no longer does complimentary mini bus to Espino.
The large outdoor swimming pool was fantastic,great location right on the beach and the staff were very helpful and friendly.
Most of the guests were old people... The breakfast's quality was very poor. Rooms were ok but a bit old fashion. The staff was very friendly. The hotel is separated from the city, and has a railway right between the hotel and the beach (there is a tunnel to cross). The beach was very empty and we had red flag the 4 days of our stay (very drafty water) so you were not allowed to get into the water. The swimming-pool has sea (salty) water.
The hotel was very children friendly, we had a great sea food buffet and the staff was very nice. You have to have a car if you want to go somewhere else, no restaurants or other entertainment in walking distance. The hotel offers shuttles to Espinho and Porto.
the spa was fantastic....indoor and outdoor pool the breakfast menu was a bit sneaky...get impression breakfast in room was 5 euro....charged 25 euro ....need to read menu carefully
a quiet and relaxing place. not all places welcome active and noisy 2-year olds, but we did feel welcomed. n/a
Noisy bathroom exaustion. Breakfast personel always very busy - simpathetic but not effective(for this level of hotel). Public parking more than 5 min walking distance, not sure if safe at night. No mentiont of this limitation on the hotel page - private parking nearby (100m) closed on wekends??
excellent staff great location
location of hotel was excellent. it was also.historic and luxury and personels were very helpful....webliked too much. maybe the bathroom needs a little bit renovated.
The building itself is wonderful. The location could not be better. The staff were very helping with everything from recommending a good "non-touristy' restaurant to helping us figure out which port wine to buy.
A wonderful old and formal hotel in the city centre. The courtyard cafe and roof sun terrace were fabulous places to relax.
Cool interior, friendly staff, clean rooms and nice breakfast. Also the location is very good - it is in the city centre so you can just walk to see all sights I was a bit surprised about quality of internet connection - it was very slow and constantly disconnecting. There was too dark in the room, but i think it is by design
Like design of the place and the prices. some of the staff people were not very helpful,location is not very convenient.
The entrance to the hotel was so beautiful and inviting. The hot breakfast wasn't inviting enough.
Nice classic old hotel in good downtown location. The only problem is there is a substantial amount of construction on the streets in front of the hotel which is an access problem until they are finished.
Great service, beautifully appointed, very convenient. We appreciated the woman at the front desk who understood we had no interest in bus tours and gave wonderful recommendations for sightseeing and restaurants. wifi was finicky.
central location. Nice atmosphere. good breakfast room was a bit small
all staff very friendly and helpful. we have stayed at this hotel many all staff very friendly and helpful. we have stayed at this hotel many times before n/a
All was excellent! All was pleasant!
Staff was excellent, Grappa food was exellent no
Excellent friendly staff, superb comfortable and spacious modern rooms, very clean rooms and very well equipped, very good location, excellent restaurants, especially Grappa Italian Restaurant, very well priced with great value for money.
Great design and services
The hotel's facilities are fantastic and the staff couldn't be anymore helpful. There was nothing I didn't like about the hotel
The staff was very friendly and happy to serve you. Big spacious room, clean. The breakfast venue was a bit old and the breakfast itself needs to be improved in quality.
The Concierge attendance
Very nice lounge bar at the top of the building.
The room service (including the telephone assistant) was excellent. The hotel can improve with isolation, in order to keep a cooler temperature in bedrooms.
The hotel was spotless in every way and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast good Corridors and rooms were a little dark
Excellent check in and front desk service Nothing
very friendlily and useful staff, very clean and comfortable poor service at the breakfast. only one waiter had to do all the work
Breakfast The refrigerator in my room wormed drink!!!!
View from balkony Still no free WiFi internet
Friendly and efficient staff, very clean room,
a newish hotel a long way from city centre but close to metro but certainly NOT up to the four star rating. This is shown as a four star hotel however no service at breakfast, we had to set our own table, food and coffee were cold and waiter staff of no assistance. Manager finally tried to rescue position by providing next day breakfast in room.
the comfort of the room and the spa. location and the comfusion with the directions to get to the hotel. Outside of the city center, not convenient location!
Hotel was very clean and nice. Breakfast was excellent. Location was only bad issue.
We really enjoyed the sauna and pool area. We liked that it was close enough to the city to take a quick taxi ride, and yet far enough away to have a very peaceful stay along the river. Very nice lobby and they were friendly at front desk to give us free internet. Fun castle atmosphere. King size bed was actually two beds put together. The restaurant was pricey and stuffy but the food was OK. Definitely go eat at the Ribiera instead.
the hotel staff was helpfull and we liked the fitnessroom, the sauna and the pool. the price of the logan whiskey in the bar was absurd.
the exciting decor, the good service and the fairly close location to Porto, as well the view over river Dourro no
Fantastic venue with superb views over the Douro river. The access to the hotel is extremely bad indicated!
amazing building and really interesting common areas. Very grandiose bar and restaurant. Rooms were very spacious, comfortable and quiet. If your bedroom is not facing the river then the view is generally poor, looking out onto a factory wall/chimney.
outstanding personal service and facilities
The hotel is just exceptional!. They need to improve dramaticallly the restaurant, but besides that the hotel is an experience that anybody can forget. The restaurant and the food. The do not have room service.
The hotel is great, and the people very nice. A great Archictetural solution. the rooms are not in the palace, but at the side of it, in another building also restored. It was not a problem for me, but if you want to go to the most turist location spots in oport you have to go by taxi.
It is just near Douro river and closer enough from the historic center. The hotel is very good.