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Get an overview of this hotel4-star spa hotel near Sandeman Cellars


Located in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Teixeira Lopes House Museum, Sandeman Cellars, and Porto Cathedral. Museum of Port Wine is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Hotel Features

Along with a full-service spa, this hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 179 rooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, plus minibars and LCD TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find room service, rainfall showerheads, and coffee makers.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Holiday Inn Porto Gaia features an indoor pool and a spa tub. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 4-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measuring 18292 square feet (1700 square meters) include a conference center. This business-friendly hotel also offers a fitness center, a sauna, and spa services. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Holiday Inn Porto Gaia has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Computer station 
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply) 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Total number of rooms - 179 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Number of floors - 22 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 16 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 18292 
  • Conference center 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1700 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 15 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Wedding services 
  • Year Built 2004 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa tub 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Bathtub only 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Bidet 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Separate bedroom 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Cable TV service 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Food and Friends - This restaurant specializes in Portuguese cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 

Spa Services

Spa & Tea has 4 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam.

The spa is open daily. Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12 
  • Number of treatment rooms 4 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15.50 for adults and EUR 0.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 25-30 per person (one way)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 12 per day
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Holiday Inn Gaia
  • Holiday Inn Porto
  • Holiday Inn Porto Gaia
  • Holiday Inn Porto Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Porto Hotel Gaia
  • Porto Gaia
  • Porto Holiday Inn
  • Holiday Inn Porto Gaia Hotel Vila Nova De Gaia
  • Holiday Inn Porto Gaia Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Porto Gaia Vila Nova De Gaia

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Kids Stay Free Promotion

Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel anytime and receive the following:

  • Accommodations as selected
  • Up to two children under 18 years old stay free when sharing a room with 2 adults (based on availability)
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner for children under 13 when an adult orders from the table d'hôte/à la carte menu
Free stay applies to children under 18 years old staying in the same room as adults. Adult must order from the table d'hôte/à la carte menu for children to receive the complimentary meal. Children can only order from children’s menu. Meals are served in the hotel's dining area and may not include taxes or gratuities. Valid anytime, subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.