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Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Porto Cathedral

  • Free WiFi

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Praca Da Batalha 116, Porto, 4000, Portugal
  • Good location despite just a steep walk from Sao Bento station. We were unlucky that…

    May 26, 2019

  • Great hotel in a quiet central location. Close to railway stations and easily walkable to…

    May 28, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 147 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self parking
  • Business center

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • In Centro / Baixa
  • Porto Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 9 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 11 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 34 min walk
  • Bolhao Market - 7 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Twin Bed
  • Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Superior Double Room, 1 Double Bed
  • Standard Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds (Privilege)

What’s around


  • In Centro / Baixa
  • Porto Cathedral - 6 min walk
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 9 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 11 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 34 min walk
  • Bolhao Market - 7 min walk
  • Porto City Hall - 9 min walk
  • University of Porto - 18 min walk
  • Dragao Stadium - 41 min walk
  • Church of Saint Ildefonso - 1 min walk
  • Majestic Café - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) - 25 min drive
  • São Bento Station - 4 min walk
  • General Torres Station - 18 min walk
  • Campanhã Station - 27 min walk
  • Batalha Stop - 1 min walk
  • Marcolino Santa Catarina Stop - 2 min walk
  • Batalha-Guindais Stop - 4 min walk
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Praca Da Batalha 116, Porto, 4000, Portugal

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 147 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. All guests, including children, must present a valid identity card or passport with photo, or equivalent document (such as a birth certificate) at check-in. Per property policy, minors younger than 18 who are not accompanied by their parents should present a notarized permission letter from a parent or guardian. Additional check-in policies apply.
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (EUR 15 per day)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 2260
  • Conference space size (meters) - 210


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


A BICICLETA - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

Awards and affiliations

This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Mercure Porto
  • Porto Centro Hotel
  • Accor Porto Centro
  • Mercure Porto Centro Hotel Porto
  • Mercure Centro Hotel
  • Hotel Mercure Porto Centro
  • Mercure Porto Centro
  • Mercure Porto Centro Hotel
  • Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina Hotel
  • Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina Porto
  • Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina Hotel Porto
  • Hotel Porto Centro
  • Mercure Centro
  • Mercure Centro Porto
  • Mercure Porto
  • Mercure Porto Centro
  • Mercure Porto Centro Hotel
  • Mercure Porto Hotel

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 15 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 12 per person (approximately)


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs EUR 15 per day. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, A BICICLETA. Nearby restaurants include Escondidinho (3-min walk), Maus Habitos (3-min walk), and Vícios de Mesa (3-min walk).
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Casino Espinho (19-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and boogie boarding, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes segway rentals. Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina also has access to a nearby indoor pool.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great stay in Porto

    Extremely friendly service from the reception to the breakfast room. Well organized and smoothly run. And the location is ideal for walking to everything.

    Pierre, 3 night trip, May 9, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Good location. Room was small, sparsely furnished, with an impractical layout. Breakfast is OK if you have the cold option, but the hot counter serves just warm food on cold plates.

    Paul, 2 night romance trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Good hotel - good location

    Very good hotel in a good location

    Eriaan, 4 night trip, Dec 27, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    very central to shops restaurants and site seeing. you could not find a better positioned hotel

    5 night romance trip, Dec 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very central location

    Fanny, 4 night family trip, Dec 18, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Comfortable hotel in good location

    I booked a basic single room, which was all I needed. It was roomy enough for me, had a small fridge, nice bathroom, and a safe. Reception was friendly and efficient. It took a while to figure out the sliding panel for the window, but it does give total blackout if pulled all the way shut. Also, the storage cabinets are easy to miss. They are built in not immediately obvious because they have no handles.. you simply reach under, on top, or on the side and pull open the cupboard door. I guess I’m not used to modern, sleek design! But there was plenty of storage. The bathroom was perfectly function and modern. I did not eat at the hotel, so I cannot comment. All in all, a very good stay at an excellent price. Location is excellent to get to the shopping on Santa Catarina. Also close to the Cathedral. Many restaurants are nearby. The hotel has a list, but the hotel itself is on Praça de Batalha, which is up a steep hill from São Bento station. Porto is hilly, so regardless of where you stay, there will be hills. Depending on your tolerance for hills and considering what you are most interested in doing in Porto, then choose your hotel location accordingly. I am a big walker, so the location of the Mercure was good for me.

    Helen R, 3 night trip, Nov 28, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent hotel ideally situated staff very friendly would highly recomend this hotel look forward to staying there again

    3 night trip with friends, Nov 26, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great holiday

    Location is very good. Staff is nice. Breakfast is very good especially croissant.

    Sirinthorn, 2 night trip, Nov 10, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Good to stay in this hotel. Close to the shopping and visit points. Will stay again.

    1 night trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Check - in nightmare

    Worst check in ever. It's an odd setup - with a large table with a laptop computer on it. Looks like a work station. The guy kept making us wait after we told him our name. (it was 4 pm) He went into the conference room (or admin office) behind the glass wall - then came out and gave us our room key. No help with the luggage and no explanation about where or what time breakfast was served. The room was a hole in the wall with no window at all. We went to talk to them to see if we could pay for an upgrade. He said they were full and thats just what the rooms looked like. We didn't move and they somehow came up with another room that was much nicer. I got the feeling that because we prepaid, they didn't have to give us what we thought we were getting. I've never been treated so poorly. I would not recommend this hotel.

    Dana, 1 night trip with friends, Oct 25, 2019

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