We spent two nights in this hotel.
Location is excellent, but try the quality inn or mercure which are just up the road and seem a lot nicer.
The hotel needs incredible renovation which is undergoing, BUT service is just awful.
I would have overlooked the renovation inconvenience had we been greeted in a better way. The afternoon staff who registered us were not nice, neither was the evening or morning staff. Everyone was rude. We do not speak portuguese, and english is not our native tongue. We do speak french, spanish and italian... regardless, they pretended not to understand us.
Rooms are small, smell like disinfectant, but are spotless clean. Decor is new but not nice. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious and clean.
Breakfast was abundant, with eggs, a variety of breads and home made jams. Cereals, cheese and cold cuts. Coffee was terrible, but being Italian we tend to be picky.
the dining room is sterile and not welcoming at all. It has been raining constantly since we arrived, and would have dined in the restaurant had the dining room been slightly more appealing.
We did not enjoy Porto. Or avoid it in the winter. The city feels uninhabited. There are a lot of abandoned buildings, and churches that need some serious cleaning. I got the impression that the city is a miniature copy of some paris neighborhoods but the splendor it once lived has long been forgotten. I would not visit it again, nor would I recommend it. Stay in Lisbon longer.
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