Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa - Vila Nova de Gaia

ex. Casa Branca Beach & Golf Hotel

Rua Da Belgica 86, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, 4400-044show map
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Overview

Located in the historical center of Vila Nova de Gaia, Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa provides elegant rooms overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the Douro River . Since 1993 the hotel has been hosting guests in a 4-story antique building.

The city center is 30 minutes' walk of the property. The vicinity of a tube station let you explore Exponor and Rio Douro with no difficulty.

Enclosed by a lighthouse and a cathedral, the hotel offers a panoramic view over the garden.

Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Francisco Sa Carneiro airport.

Rooms

Golden Tulip Porto Gaia Hotel & Spa features 57 guestrooms with a personal safe, multi-channel TV, a dressing area, a seating area and a coffee table. The guestrooms offer a traditional interior and carpet floor.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests will enjoy special dishes of local cuisine in the excellent on-site restaurant. The welcoming café bar features a terrace and Wi-Fi. Casa Branca and Casarao are situated in a shopping area, about 50 meters away of the property.

Services

The on-site car, limousine and bicycle rentals are also available.

Relax

Turkish bath and massage will ensure guests a relaxing stay. On-site amenities for fitness include a gym and a fitness center.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   57.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Boating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Cycling
  • Tennis
  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach access
  • Sun loungers
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view
  • Landscape view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Wardrobe
  • Turndown service
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Parquet floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)7.3 mi
Braga (BGZ)33.6 mi
Underground
General Torres Station3.2 mi
Santo Ovidio Metro Station3.4 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  115  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    View is wonderful. Suitable place for long walks along seaside or riding with bike or rollers. If weather allows - beach is very good. Porto Vine cellars in Gaia are reachable by walk (approx <1 hour) or by bus.

    Construction site nearby hotel.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    This hotel was very clean and comfortable with large enough rooms and nice furniture, the bell boy was very friendly and helpdful - a real asset to this hotel! Staff were generally friendly too.

    Can be expensive to get taxis in/out of Vila Nova de Gaia/Porto once/twice a day as there isn't anything in the immediate area. The pool is dated and there's no where to sit and sunbathe really except a small area with some grass but its not great. Mind you the beach is outside the door and if you can put up with the gale force winds then that would be a better option.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Excellent hotel, very helpful staff. Lovely, quiet location right by beach in Gaia/Lavadores, and reliable and frequent bus service into the centre of Porto. The buffet breakfast was good, and there was a minibar in the room,although sadly no tea/coffee-making facilities. It had a pleasant garden area by the pool which thankfully was sheltered from the (almost constant!) strong wind,

    No tea/coffee-making facilities in room.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Casa Branca was clean and comfortable. It's a block from a pretty decent beach, new area though so not much was there. Easy access to the bus system to go in to Porto. The sweet bellboy at the door was a lot of help in finding where to go and things to do. He was very helpful. The breakfast was good as well.

    Upon booking I was under the impression that there was a nice spa and pool area at the hotel. The pool and hot tub were very old and run down. I thought it to be ridiculous that you have to wear a swim cap in order to enjoy the pool. The spa area was also not impressive. I would not consider this a 4 star hotel. Also when checking in, our plane arrived early and we knew we couldn't check in until 1500, but the hotel refused to hold our luggage so we had to drag it around with us for almost 5 hours.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    I loved the personnel, they were just so kind and willing to help in any situation. I appreciate they all spoke decent English. I love the balcony view on ocean and tasty breakfast. The location is perfect for those who want to stay a bit out of the buzz..

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Hotel need a refurbishing. Staff is just acceptable, breakfast was cheap. It don't deserve 4 stars, maybe a 2+. We have a wedding in restaurant with lot of scandals downstairs.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good value for money and the hotel has a very good restaurant!

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Hotel is excellent, rooms are perfect. Location and the view to the sea were the best! Walk along the ocean and even to Porto can be done by foot. There is also a bus station in front of the hotel if you don’t want to walk. Very nice hotel and spa.

    Don’t expect big swimming pool but it is ok size and you can have a nice swim there.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff were very friendly, breakfast very good and the quality of surroundings was excellent.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    Leisure facilities, and location of hotel

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    the location was great, near the beach and to the bus

    the swimming pool and the hotel look old and not taken care of. Only 4 rooms with double beds

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The bed was very comfortable, room was big enough and very spacious. The hotel itself is quiet. The cleaning ladies did a brilliant job.

    The shover was placed too low. Breakfast was ok but more varieties should be available.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Size of the room, view from the room, restaurant (food and staff), friendly staff

    No ambiance during the stay, 10 eur taxi drive to Porto center, tennis court out of shape (10 eur an hour -check before you book), spa below expectations

  • 6.2
    Good

    Location to beach and frequency of good bus service into centre of Porto.

    The screened balcony area was quite basic and sterile looking accommodated with plastic table and chairs - not at all inviting to sit at.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Very close to the ocean, Really good breakfasts, great variety of food and drinks Friendly staff

    The hotel is rather old as well as the furniture. It requires a good repair To reach Porto you'll need taxi (about 10 euros) or a bus (1.70 euros) No toothpaste or shampoo, it's better to take all this with you

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  115 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in Portugal

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Good to know
Check-infrom 12 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsExisting beddingFREECotFREEChildren above
2 years or adults
Extra bed
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)7.3 mi
Braga (BGZ)33.6 mi
Underground
General Torres Station3.2 mi
Santo Ovidio Metro Station3.4 mi
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