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Moov Hotel Porto Centro
Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

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.

Room Tip: we loved the view of the church from our window and the modern windows shut out street noise but we...
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2014

Dear fisher_eye_lens,

We much appreciate the nice comments on your stay with us. We were very pleased to read that we met your expectations with our philosophy: comfort and good location at the best price!

We hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic center of Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Hotel B&B Porto Centro **

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The hotel was very easy to find, about 750 meters from the nearest metro stop.

It's pretty much in the center of where you'd like to be.

The breakfast costs extra and I'm not sure I'd recommend it, even though it's fairly cheap (about €6 I think) .. The coffee is horrible (from a machine) and the pastries are substandard.

Other than this, Porto is a gem of a city and has a lot to offer. This hotel makes a perfect home base from which to explore it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Sir,

We much appreciate the comments on your stay with us. We were very pleased to read that you enjoyed the stay with us and everything the city has to offer.

We regret your displeasure with the coffee, as well as some less positive aspects enunciated. I'm sure a second visit overcome the negative aspects pointed.

We hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic center of Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Hotel B&B Évora, rated on TripAdvisor as one of the 25 most economical hotels in the country.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

Great hotel for a Porto visit. Metro, directly from airport, stops nearby (few minutes), easy to find. Close to everthing, within walking distance. Rooms simple, but nothing left to wish for. Breakfast great, for only few euro's.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2014

Dear ThijsvanN,

We much appreciate the nice comments on your stay with us. We agree that the location and affordable prices are very distinctive factors of our offer in the city.

We hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic center of Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, at the Hotel B & B Évora.

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Hotel B&B Porto Centro**

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Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

The location is perfect. Room was clean and we were able to check in at 12... BUT
1. We had no view, our room were facing the wall of another building.
2. In the building next to hotel reconstruction is happening so the noise were disturbing starting from 8am finishing around 8pm.
3. Room has no safety box.
4. Hotel blocked money on my account before my arrival and upon arrival I paid again in reception. As I have debit card pre-authorisation appeared to be a charge. So I paid twice. Of course they unblock pre authorisation but it a long waiting time to get it back toy account.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2014

Dear Madam,

We much appreciate nice comments on your stay with us. We were very pleased to read that you appreciated the location and the room cleanliness.

We understand the annoyance of the noise you felt in relation to works by the hotel but unfortunately we can not control it. Our Hotel is overbooked so we could not provide all guests rooms with best views. Regarding the safe, it is a budget hotel that is why some luxuries such as safe, are not covered by our policy.
We regret the delay in release of pre payment authorization and hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Hotel B&B Évora, rated on TripAdvisor as one of the 25 most economical hotels in the country.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

I stayed here for just less than a week in June, and this hotel provided everything that I might need for my trip - a place to rest after many full days of walking around Porto. The room was clean, beds were nicely made, and bathroom tidy. If you are traveling on a budget, I would definitely recommend this hotel: it is close to the tourist area of Porto (only separated by a steep climb) and there is an path to get to the top of the bridge which has some wonderful views of the city.
The only reason I cannot give this hotel a 5 star rating is because of the noise in the room itself. As the room was along the back wall of the hotel, we could hear both the massive construction project from 8:00 am every morning next door along with a screaming family who could only be heard from the bathroom. Sometimes, as well, there were homeless beggars late at night standing in front of the hotel accosting people trying to enter the hotel. Nothing can be done about the noise, and I understand that, but the hotel should work on keeping its front door safe for its customers. The part of town it is in is hardly a bad one.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Dear J F,

We much appreciate the nice comments on your stay with us. We were very pleased to read that we exceeded your expectations with our philosophy: comfort at the best price!

There is nothing we can do about the construction works taking place on the building next to the hotel. Our only hope is that they end as soon as possible.

Regarding the homeless beggars in the neighbourhoo, we have met with the local authorities several times to solve this situation, but without success.

We hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic center of Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This hotel is well located for tourism, clean, and good value for its category. .Interior is modern minimalist. Reception staff were very good, spoke good english and were very willing to help. Downsides?
Some street people have taken up residence in the doorways of a neighbouring building which some may find offputting though they seem harmless and caused no bother when we were there.
Breakfast is adequate but self service with little space to manoevre.

Room Tip: If you ask for a quiet room when booking you should get one.
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

Dear Hikerire,

We much appreciate the nice comments regarding your stay with us. We were very pleased to read how much you appreciated our facilities and location.

Regarding the homeless people in the neighbourhood, we are trying to solve this situation together with the local authorities, but without success so far.

We hope to have the pleasure of your visit very soon, here or in the historic center of Évora, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I stayed here for several nights on a business trip to Porto (my hosts arranged the hotel). It's a basic, clean, modern budget hotel. I slept well. The location was excellent - at the beginning of the major commercial/shopping street, a short walk from the train station (admittedly, uphill from station to hotel), a short walk to the funicular down to the river. Breakfast was simple, but the basics were all there. The front desk staff all seemed to be completely comfortable and fluent in English, Spanish, and French (in addition, of course, to Portuguese). Maybe Italian and German, too, I just didn't hear as much of those languages. They were extremely helpful.

From a business point of view, it had two limitations: The desk space was small and the chair was a basic plastic one -- fine for short sitting, but not so comfortable for long working periods. And I found the free Internet a bit wonky -- sometimes I got a good connection, other times I had to retry or move to a different location in the hotel. I had some trouble with international Skype connections. If I brought my family to Porto I would be glad to stay here again (and most of the other guests seems to be tourists), but if I'm here on business I might try some place else.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2014

Dear PCST,

First of all, let me just thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review about your stay, especially for enhancing our location and our staff professionalism.
A practical accommodation, without luxuries but above all comfortable and economic, is what distinguishes us, and that might be what is expected in leisure or on business, as we daily find.
However, we are very sorry to learn that the wi-fi connection did not worked as it should.
We hope it won't prevent you from visiting us again soon, here or at our new hotel in the center of the UNESCO city of Évora.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros

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Address: Praca da Batalha, 32/34, Porto 4000-101, Portugal (Formerly Hotel B&B Porto Centro)
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Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 110 Hotels in Porto
Price Range: £44 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Moov Hotel Porto Centro 2*
Number of rooms: 125
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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