If you're driving a car, this location couldn't be better. It would be a nightmare to drive in the city center. There is a parking garage at the hotel which costs 8 euros per day. Getting into and out of Porto could be confusing, but the location of this hotel makes it a snap. The auto estrada is easily accessible from the hotel. The metro station (Hospital Sao Joao stop) is just a few minutes away and is at the end of the line, so you can't go the wrong way. The metro whisks you downtown or to the river in about 15 minutes.
I found the hotel to be clean and modern. I was in a room at the top floor, so it was also very quiet. The hotel claims to have a menu of various pillows available, so you are sure to get one that is to your liking. I did not avail myself of this service, so I can't comment on its usefulness. The room has a small kitchenette which is really not very useful. It includes a microwave, stove and fridge, but no cookware or plates of any sort. There is a kettle for boiling water, but there is no coffee, only tea. We went to the nearby grocery store and bought some instant coffee so we'd have some in the morning. We did not have breakfast at the hotel. There are a couple of little cafes just across the street from the hotel, so we had breakfast there. There is even a McDonald's a short walk away. If you are in a room at the front of the hotel, go out on the balcony (all rooms have balconies) and look right. You will see the McDonald's (you can't see it at street level).
Overall, this was a very pleasant hotel. With a car, I wouln't stay anywhere else. With no car, somewhere in the City Center or Ribeira district might be more interesting. Lastly, this hotel is cheaper on weekends. I had to change the dates of my weekend stay and the difference was about 25 euros for a week night. Something to keep in mind if you have the option.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eurostars Oporto Hotel is a modern, newly-built hotel boasting an optimal, strategic location very near the main entrances to the city and just 15 minutes from the airport. The Hospital Sao Joao, the most important universities and the Das Antas zone, the home to Oporto's Do Dragao football stadium, are all just a few minutes away from the Oporto hotel. The modern, attractive building houses a highly functional hotel in Oporto with 64 apartments, ideal for longer stays, along with 6 meeting rooms, a restaurant, bar, television room, business centre and two parking zones (one indoor and one outdoor). Because of its location, features and comfort, it is a great option for both business and pleasure travel. The is also perfectly equipped for hosting all kinds of events from working meetings to conventions or banquets thanks to its numerous meeting rooms and their functionality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eurostars Oporto Hotel Porto