Whenever you visit Porto, you will not spend large amounts of time at your hotel. The city is to beautiful to stay inside. This hotel is not located directly in the city center, but a 15/20 minute walk will bring you to the Douro River. The metro station is not even 5 minutes away, and connects you very convenient with the airport.
The hotel is big, but cozy in a way that it has a nice athmosphere. The rooms are ok, nothing fancy or special. For the internet you will have to pay, same for the Spa (with swimmingpool, jacuzzi and sauna). The breakfast is overwhelming, and the hotel has a nice diner menu or buffet. The bar of the hotel is not very cosy, but serves several cocktails and soda's and of course, the good porto wine.
Your room will be cleaned every day, with fresh towels and sheets. Staff is helpful and willing to try something for you.
Overall, i would defenitly stay at this hotel again, the location is good and it has nice service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Oporto and close to one of its' main shopping district. The Hotel is 1.5 km away form the city centre (Praca da Republica) and only 50 m from the transportation network which can easily be reached on foot. Restaurants and bars can be found all around the Hotel area. The distance to the closest beach is 8km and the airport is 15 km from the hotel. Opened in 1999, the hotel offers a total of 292 rooms spread over 21 floors. Among the rooms we can find 20 superior rooms, 12 junior suites and 7 superior suites on the top floor. The Hotel offers a 24-hour reception desk, Free Wi-Fi in public areas, wheelchair access, exterior parking spaces for cars and buses, garage (for and additional fee), lifts and hotel safe. Among the common areas you will find a restaurant, two bars, a TV room and a games room. This hotel is perfect for business events due to its 13 event rooms with several disposition and multimedia options. There is also a laundry services and medical assistance. The comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has a Health Club, which can be accessed for an additional fee, equipped with an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room / Turkish bath, Gym and Spa where you may enjoy massages and treatments. Breakfast and Lunch can be select from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner may alternatively be taken a la carte. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vila Gale Hotel Porto