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Moov Hotel Porto Centro
Ranked #16 of 106 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bang on.”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

For 50 Euros a night this place is amazing. All you need in terms of comfort and cleanliness. The only slight problem being they have only one person on the front desk and there is often a wait to get seen. But in terms of location and value, bang on.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank James M
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 26 November 2014
Dear James M,

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.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This hotel is well situated. It is an easy walk to the main railway station with its amazing walls of blue and white ceramic tiles - a visual story of the history of Porto. If you plan a rail trip up the Duoro River you catch the train here. The hotel is also an easy walk to the major shopping streets. If you wish to take a bus tour around the city it leaves from the main square - not far away. The reception staff were very helpful. The room was clean, quiet and modern. The breakfast was adequate, but there are plenty of little places nearby where you can buy more interesting and typical Portuguese breakfast.( including wonderful breakfast chocolate) We took the amazing ride on the funicular down to the river and back - well worth the couple of Euros for the ticket.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Marlene671
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 8 November 2014
Dear Marlene671,

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**.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2014

This hotel simply doesn't have any drawback. You pay ridiculously low price for a perfect accommodation right in the center of Porto. Receptionists are helpful and speak English well, rooms are not big, but not small either. Both room and bathroom were perfectly clean, plus, the whole interior is quite impressively arranged.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Petr M
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 8 November 2014
Dear Petr M,

We are very glad to know that everything went well during your stay with us. We much appreciate the nice comments and your recommendation.

We agree that our location and appealing 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.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We arrived by bus from Porto at Casa de Musica and took the metro to Sao Bento, the hotel is just a short walk up the hill past the beautiful old railway station. Behind the nicely renovated facade the interior is clean and modern. Our room was a good size with a view of the plaza and cathedral. The buffet breakfast is well worth the €6, a good way to start the day. The main shopping street is right out front and it is easy to walk to the river and other points of interest.
Overall a good hotel in a good location.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Andrew B
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 8 November 2014
Dear Andrew B,

We much appreciate the nice comments on your stay with us. We were very pleased to read that we have met your expectations with our philosophy: comfort 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.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

The location of this hotel is ideal - we walked to the church and down to the waterfront for dinner. The hotel itself is very quiet inside (contrary to what you think by the front) and the rooms are typical European rooms - small, two twin beds, tiny bathroom, but everything was super clean, fresh linens, lots of outlets to charge all your devices - nothing you don't need.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Roxanne M
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 8 November 2014
Dear PaddlerGurl,

We much appreciate the nice comments on your stay with us and also your recommendation.

Our hotel has an "econo-chic" concept and our philosophy is comfort at the best price! We only offer the basics, however we always look at the comfort.

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**.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro **
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Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

If you want to stay in the center of Porto not spending too much money, it is perfect. They gave us a spacious room just in front of the church but it was very quiet.
Bathroom is small but it is ok. No amenities.
We didn't had breakfast at the hotel, because there are plenty of cafeterias around.

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Teresa P
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 25 October 2014
Dear Teresa P,
We much appreciate the nice comments and we are very glad to know that everything went well during your stay with us.
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**.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Singapore, Singapore
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35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I stayed for 4 nights - 1st night in a double bed room (306) and then I asked for a room with the view of the main square - so on the 2nd-4th night, I stayed in a bigger twin room (324).

Hotel and Location:
The hotel looks newly restored with a pretty art deco facade. It stands in the middle of a square - with a really pretty blue-and-white tiled church beside it.

The location is unbeatable and absolutely fantastic - every main site in Porto can be covered by foot from this hotel and no transport is needed (which is great for saving transport fares!). You can even get across to the next city Vila de Nova Gaia for wine tasting, where all the port wine producers / warehouses are, by crossing the Luis I bridge, which itself is an attraction and rather scenic to walk across on a sunset evening. The main long shopping street of Rua de Santa Caterina is about 2 mins away on foot just to the right of the hotel, the main road - Rua 31 de Janeiro, which leads to many sightseeing places such as Cais da Ribera waterfront etc is just directly in front of the hotel, and the metro station Balhao, where you will first arrive, is about 5-10mins away (you are not likely to use it again except for arriving and departing).

Very charmingly, the narrow street to the right of the hotel is very local - where you can find some stores and tiny supermarkets where you can get cheap water. Walking further down, you will find the famous Café Santiago where you should definitely try the best francesinha - a huge toast with meat and cheese and egg, drenched with some special sauce and to be accompanied by beer.

3-5mins away on foot, you can also find the famed Cafe Majestic - which is absolutely a must-visit. The art nouveau architecture within and outside the cafe makes it one of the beautiful cafes in the world, and it is here also that Harry Potter was bornt - it was said that JK Rowling had written her first book here.

Price:
The price of 47Euros / night is really value-for-money for the location and the modern, clean and functional rooms. I would consider it one of the cheapest unbeatable rates for a hotel in Europe - given its new, nice, clean, simple but tasteful settings and decor of dark wood panels and black and white photos.

Rooms and facilities:
The rooms are quiet, and they are simply furnished but clean and very functional - with writing desk and chair, hangers and small open wardrobe, TV, and the simple but chic toilet / bathroom. WIFI is free and good.

My only complain is the poor design of the shower place. The small glass panel separating the shower and toilet allows water to splash out from the bath after every shower. The water collects on the toilet floor and does not really dry. The one floor / foot towel provided is not enough - since if you dry the floor with it, the towel remains wet even until the next day. Hence, it was rather annoying stepping into a wet toilet all the time after a shower. Perhaps the hotel could provide more foot towels, or redesign the glass panels or replace them with a sliding door.

Breakfast isn't fantastic and isn't really worth the price. I would rather walk out to the Traveller Cafe nearby or to any of the cafes around to try the different stuff available

Service:
Service was decent. Nothing exceptional but staff was friendly.

Overall, I had a great stay here - everything was very convenient and price is very good!

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the square - you can sometimes enjoy a sunset / nice sunset skies from the windo...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank Slersh
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Mariana R, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this review, 27 October 2014
Dear Slersh,

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!

Regarding the shower, we understand your comment and we will try to fix it.

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.

Best regards,
Hotel B&B Porto Centro**
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Property: Moov Hotel Porto Centro
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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 106 Hotels in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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