Yes, when you approach the hotel from the railway Porta Nova station, you believe that in the older times it must have been the best hotel in town.Now it's struggling to give the best service given the lack of inside space. Reception staff was sincerely polite and efficient.
It was nice to find yourself there being immersed in an aura of a old dignified edifice - because soon they'll give way to concrete modern soulless hotels.
The most touching was the old "triple" window - the outer jalousi wooden blinds, window itself with 19 century fixtures and inner whole wood shutters (may be before electricity times they were supposed to keep the room warm in winter).
The room and the bathroom were impeccably clean. Though the bed base was too soft - you lie as if in a hammock.
Breakfasts are good, but the breakfast room staff seemed not very hospitable. Wi-fi was normal even within thick walls.More