we had 3 choices to get to the b and b oporto from the airport. taxi of about 30 euro, take the metro with our luggage or the 7 euro shuttle. We were glad to take the shuttle to our door and the driver was a bit of a tour guide giving us a nice intro to the city. The gentleman at the front desk (and he was) was always smiling, helpful and patient with everyone. The front of the building is very nice and the view from our window was right to the beautiful tiled church. The rooms were modern and clean and the windows were great at blocking out the street noise. The square by the hotel is right at the start of the rua santa catarina shopping street and you are walking distance to many sights and the metro to anywhere else. The map you get at the hotel and the airport is very helpful and a good way of orienting yourself is by the metro stops. You will need the map to learn your way around the street maze to the waterfront. Once you get familiar with the area it is a short (though steep) walk back from the Ribeira's waterfront restaurants via either the stairs or lift by the Pont Luis bridge. It is not far to the old market (not the present veggie market) and it is a nice place to have a drink on the balcony enroute to the Sao Francisco church by the river side.The church is the terminus of the old tram that will take you on a fun waterfront cruise to the beaches at the river mouth. I alternated breakfast croissants and coffees at the 2 snack bars across the street rather than the hotel breakfast. There is a convenience store just up the street opposite the church and restaurants galore just beyond. We went to the flea market initially because it was the right day and i was even happier to go through the tile museum - great intro to what you will see so much of in Oporto. I enjoyed the park of the modern art museum more than the art if you catch a bus there. Park was a beautiful place to cool down. My only complaint about the room was trying to get it to cool to a temperature we were used to sleeping in....otherwise a good stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The mythical Cinema Aguia D'Ouro opens doors to a new hotel experience in downtown Oporto. In the emblematic building built in 1839, you will now find a renewed, sophisticated and welcoming space where the spirit of cinema is still alive. With the recovery of the Art Deco facade Moov Hotel Porto Centro (downtown OPorto) restores the soul and spirit of cinema to the inspiring Invicta City with the presence of several visual references. In the heart of the city, the hotel is very well located, near several underground stations which are connected to the Francisco Sa Carneiro airport and by the main accesses to downtown. ... more less
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