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Reviews of Hotel Parador Santa Catarina 4 stars

Largo da Pousada, 5210-183 Miranda do Douro, Portugal

#8 of 15 hotels in Miranda do Douro

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Based on 389 hotel reviews

8.5

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.6

  • Comfort

    8.2

  • Location

    9.3

  • Facilities

    8

  • Staff

    8.7

  • Value for money

    8.3

  • Free WiFi

    8

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  • Reviewed: 9 June 2018

    9.6
    Great hotel in a great location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff had no English; every other European language appeared to be spoken.

    Fantastic location; all rooms had a fantastic view. Restaurant had interesting, high quality local food. Good walking from the door of the hotel.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    7.5
    Fantastic location on edge of gorge.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Property needs investment. Probably was a high standard back in 1990’s but now jaded.

    Fantastic location on edge of gorge. My room was large and had a large balcony with a great view over gorge.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2018

    7.1
    Fantastic location. Waiter treated Germans better than we Americans.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night

    Service was disappointing. Only English the waiter knew was no. We don't expect everyone to speak English...we do expect service to be friendly. Food was not great either. Waiter threw and snatched plates.

    Fantastic location. Nice rooms with views of Douro!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2018

    8.3
    Good location, good parking and very helpful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Restaurant food and rooms were good but not quite up to Parador standards

    Very friendly and helpful staff; great location, views of the river and proximity to the old town, good parking and larger than average room.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    9.2
    Great stopover for mid-Portugal touring.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Location a bit remote but this quiet area may suit a lot of people.

    Lovely room overlooking the river and gorge. Restaurant and reception staff excellent.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 December 2017

    10
    Top place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    A most enjoyable place to stay. It’s an interesting, rather beautiful interior building, with lovely rooms, good views, excellent staff, comfortable public rooms with open fire and really enjoyable, traditional food. It’s good value and well situated for exploring Miranda and the fascinating local area.

    Stayed in December 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 December 2017

    9.2
    Very pleasant
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The hotel accommodations requires a renewal on building

    The sightseeing from room veranda and the quality and variety of the breakfast. The size of the room and bed.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 November 2017

    7.1
    The location was ideal for visiting the old town.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The rooms needed updating especially the bathrooms..

    The location was ideal for visiting the old town. Nice views of river Douro. Great selection of tv channels.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 October 2017

    10
    Value for money hotel close to the picco mountain's.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    There isn't really anything to dislike about the property. The only thing which really wasn't an issue was that the hairdryer didn't work in our room.

    Excellent staff and excellent value for money. Close to the picco mountain's for some excellent rides.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2017

    8.8
    Great views and close to the old town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    For our taste the beds were quite firm. Breakfast was basic. The staff had limited English and French. Not related to the hotel but if you are planning to take the cruise on the river you need to check the schedule. We arrived thinking it would run at least twice a day but left Miranda without having taken the tour as it only left once a day in the afternoon.

    Very nice view of the Douro river from a larger room with its own balcony. Restaurant terrace with equally great views. Easy access to the old town.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2017

    7.9
    Stunning river views.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Suite
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bathroom plumbing could do with upgrading.

    Wow! What a view from the balcony of our suite (room 11). The restaurant is very good value. The parking for my motorcycle was free and right outside my window. The staff are very helpful but speak little English.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 3 July 2017

    8.5
    Hotel with a fantastic view.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Very poor brakfast for a 4-star hotel.

    Friendly staff. The room was OK but a bit worn. The view from the balcony over the river Douro is fantastic. The hotel is very close to the bus station. The night-porter provided us with a take-away breakfast, since our bus left very early in the morning.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 20 June 2017

    6.7
    Miranda Do Douro
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    I think the Parador group should start to take temperatures into consideration again we found 30+ and pool not open. One person running reception,bar,restaurant etc., they were good but hey?

    Beautiful views of the Douro valley and as described eagles overhead.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2017

    8.3
    Good hotel to stop with great views, air condition, tons of English channels and clean rooms.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The reception speak little English but he speaks French which was fine with us since we speak French as we'll.

    Value for the money. Air condition available but wasn't mentioned in booking.com Lots of English channels. Never been to any hotels with do many. A great restaurant nearby call Mirandes. The lady speaks English. The meal were tasty, big portion and reasonably priced. Should visit for dinner.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2017

    8.3
    A convenient and pleasant place to stay in Miranda do Douro
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The water in the bathroom smelt mouldy. No bidet. Breakfast was not very inspired and the coffee was awful.

    Great balcony over the Douro. Decor of the hotel.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 21 March 2017

    10
    The view from the room was spectacular - I agree with the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    The view from the room was spectacular - I agree with the other reviews not really Parador quality but neither was the price a 'Parador price'.

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 October 2016

    7.9
    Hotel with a view!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Balcony furniture wasn't as good as it might have been.Cold metal chairs with no cushions. Fittings dated but adequate. Dead bulb in bedside light and despite asking for it to be repaired I had to take it to reception myself and request replacement. Shower in the bath faced widthways which made it a little dodgy! and one of the taps had no top to it signifying a lack of attention. Overall we were a bit disappointed at the experience of our first Parador.

    Good location and friendly receptionist but he only spoke French, no English and we were happy to try out our Spanish but "hey ho" not a problem, my schoolboy French (over 60 yrs since those days!) got us through.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2016

    7.1
    Could be better.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shabby genteel might be the most apt description, nothing desperately wrong but needed a fair bit of TLC.

    Beautiful location, right above the Douro and looking directly across to Spain no more than 500 metres away.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    6.3
    Disappointing as it was fantastic a few years ago
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Overworked waiter in dining room ..Tired looking decor.....no light in bathroom.....missing tap handle and several unfilled holes in basin

    Good breakfast Wonderful view

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 1 June 2018

    6.3
    Great view from rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Though clean it probably in need of a makeover. Staff I can’t remember one saying anything. Breakfast was poor quality.

    Great view from rooms

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    10
    We would stay there again. Wonderful!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    We got lost finding the site 😀 But that was us, not the hotel that was the problem

    The staff was very helpful

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 May 2018

    9.2
    Very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No lift.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 May 2018

    8.3
    Marvelous value for money an interesting town to visit, wonderful cathedral.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Unfortunately we were the only people eating in the restaurant but the food was good and the waiter helpful, the view was good too.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 13 May 2018

    6.7
    The view from the balcony was amazing and what we paid for.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff didn't speak English at all.

    The view from the balcony was amazing and what we paid for.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 May 2018

    10
    Very nice hotel, with a panoramic view on the Douro Canyon.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very nice hotel, with a panoramic view on the Douro Canyon. One of the best value for money I ever had.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 May 2018

    9.6
    A place where I have returned after more than 20 years and one I hope to be back to quite soon.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No special remarks.

    Beautiful view from the room, friendliness of the staff, very good food.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 4 May 2018

    7.9
    Do local do Parador e do Almoço.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Do local do Parador e do Almoço.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2017

    9.2
    Delightful staff Great view.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Delightful staff Great view.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 October 2017

    7.9
    Excellent, looking forward to revisiting.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Good hotel, great staff, wonderful views

    Stayed in October 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 October 2017

    7.1
    position and general standard of the building good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 3 nights

    the food in the restaurant was appalling. Nothing else to say!

    position and general standard of the building good.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2017

    9.2
    Al was perfect, trout in restaurant was perfect too.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    can't remember

    Al was perfect, trout in restaurant was perfect too.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2017

    10
    Good food and good service
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Good food and good service

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2017

    10
    Somewhere to visit again
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Beautiful location and excellent service

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 August 2017

    10
    Very enjoyable. Intersting to have a bat join us in the dining room in the evening!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Parking - had to keep going out to renew parking fee. It was also tricky to find the hotel by car. Better signposting needed.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2017

    8.3
    The size of the room and bed quite confortable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Family Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    There is not much variety for breakfast

    The size of the room and bed quite confortable. Views to the Douro.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 8 July 2017

    9.6
    Pretty place to visit
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Miranda offers a limited range of attractions.

    Lovely view; very helpful staff; located within easy reach of the old town and local shops.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 June 2017

    7.5
    Small overnight room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Attentive staff.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 13 June 2017

    8.3
    Great place!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Large, comfy bed. Balcony and view.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    10
    Staff were very professional and attentive
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff were very professional and attentive

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2017

    10
    Excellent,will be back.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing to dislike.

    Views,prices,restaurant and staff were excellent.Special mention of Manuel who ran the restaurant.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 May 2017

    8.8
    The view from our room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Lack of really hot water. Air con not working.

    The view from our room

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 23 November 2016

    6.7
    Location and lovely staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Well it is NOT a parador! Very tired old fashioned hotel but clean and lovely staff

    Location and lovely staff

    Stayed in November 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 October 2016

    7.5
    It is ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Not a bad place

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2016

    6.7
    Reasonable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The Hotel was cold and lacked natural warmth.

    The view was lovely and breakfast was very good.

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2016

    9.2
    beautiful part of the world
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    nothing

    the view from the balcony

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 14 August 2016

    10
    Lovely night at Parador
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nice room with airco and a fantastic view. The historic centre is great!! We loved it here.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 13 August 2016

    10
    Very good and we would stay there again.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    An extra pillow on the bed would have been welcome.

    The balcony was perfect to sit and relax. There was an excellent choice for breakfast.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2016

    10
    Views were fantastic
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Extra Bed (3 Adults)
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Views were fantastic

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2016

    8.8
    Lovely view of the river Douro, which is why we booked this...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Room heating was difficult to control and the room was a little warm for our liking

    Lovely view of the river Douro, which is why we booked this place originally. Room had a small balcony. Food was good, though almost too much for us.

  • Reviewed: 12 September 2015

    7.9
    Miranda is a remote and interesting place.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The pool was dirty and not cleaned during our 3 days stay

    Miranda is a remote and interesting place. The view to the river from the room balcony and restaurant is second to none.

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2015

    7.9
    Great location overlooking the Douro River and Spain.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The swimming pool which features in all the advertising for this hotel was not open to hotel guests. Seems a ridiculous decision in the height of summer when the hotel was no fully booked.

    Great location overlooking the Douro River and Spain. Spacious room with private balcony. Good public lounge, bar and restaurant with balconies and great views. On site parking.

  • Reviewed: 1 August 2015

    4.2
    The balcony, the view
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Outdated,dingy room, not changed since 2012. Same menu as in 2012. Overpriced, poor quality food. Wifi slow and unreliable. Only Portuguese channels on TV. Two mornings breakfast had to ask for food refilled, hot food container empty. Buffet food left uncovered with flies around. Stayed several times over the last eight years, sad to see its slow decline to its current state. Not be returning.

    The balcony, the view

  • Reviewed: 10 July 2015

    9.2
    The restaurant had fantastic veal steaks for a very...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    the bed was very hard, and the bedside light was too poor for reading.

    The restaurant had fantastic veal steaks for a very reasonable price. Good wine too. The view of the gorge from our balcony as well as from the bar was breathtaking.

  • Reviewed: 15 March 2015

    8.0
    Dinner ok - illuminated view of church, better.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No wifi in room.

    Dinner ok - illuminated view of church, better. Breakfast good - morning sun on hills and water even better. Don't mind dated furniture, we are dated guests. SPECIAL OFFER PRICE

  • Reviewed: 26 February 2015

    8.8
    Beautiful view of gorge from balcony.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    wifi was very inconsistent

    Beautiful view of gorge from balcony. Older hotel but comfortable room and lobby areas with fireplace, nice in winter when we visited.

  • Reviewed: 3 May 2016

    8.3
    Superb views of the river.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    No lift.

    Superb views of the river. Good sized rooms. Excellent breakfast,

  • Reviewed: 26 April 2016

    10
    Everything excellent!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing!

    Everything excellent!

  • Reviewed: 25 February 2016

    10
    Beautiful location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Beautiful location

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2016

    7.9
    Very helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    A bit dated.

    Very helpful staff. Food good.

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2015

    7.9
    Bad signage to find hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bad signage to find hotel

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2015

    10
    Food was very good.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Food was very good. Walking distance to anywhere in town

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2015

    6.7
    View from the bar and our room was fabulous.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Access to pool.

    View from the bar and our room was fabulous.

  • Reviewed: 31 July 2015

    7.9
    Excellent dinner!
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Staff

    Excellent dinner!

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2015

    9.5
    The view from the room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The view from the room.

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2015

    10
    Restaurante fantastico tal como a vista para o rio, e optimo...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Restaurante fantastico tal como a vista para o rio, e optimo atendimento

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    10
    Vistas únicas para o Rio Douro.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Vistas únicas para o Rio Douro. Excelente posta mirandesa no restaurante, onde também gostei muito dos azulejos pintados pelo Mestre Júlio Resende.

  • Reviewed: 21 July 2015

    8.8
    Good location, friendly helpful staff a nice comfortable...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Good location, friendly helpful staff a nice comfortable stay we would recommend this hotel.

  • Reviewed: 20 July 2015

    6.7
    Pool not very clean.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Pool not very clean.

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2015

    7.9
    View of gorge from balcony, easy parking, large room, good...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Toilet tank didn't refill properly, room slightly shabby

    View of gorge from balcony, easy parking, large room, good price, convienient to town

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2015

    9.6
    Location and cleanliness.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Location and cleanliness.

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