We stayed here for just under a week in August. We have been to this part of Potugal twice before so didn't necessarily feel we had to stay in the heart of Porto. That being said, it is only 10 minutes on a bus to the centre or Porto, or approximately 10 Euros by taxi. We wanted a relaxing summer break where we could avoid 'boom boom' beach destinations filled with tourists. This was the perfect decision.
The hotel was on a hill, one street back from the beach with only a medieval castle in between. The rooftop pool was a great place to relax, with amazing sea views. We always got pool chairs without any trouble. As the hotel is right where the Duoro meets the Atlantic, you get some amazing views.
Lots of good value and delicious restaurants in the surrounding streets.
The hotel rooms are a solid 3 star (as advertised), but they contain everything you need, including air conditioning. The hotel restaurant is also worth visiting - good views, good food, good prices. Friendly staff and a decent breakfast selection... what more do you want?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Boa-Vista reserves for you the privilege of being the only Hotel in Foz, the noble part of the city, where the Douro river meets the Atlantic ocean. Here you are far away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to everything.The Historic Centre can be quickly reached along the waterfront, offering views of the natural beauty of the river and its imposing bridges.When returning to Foz, you can enjoy the walk between the river and the sea, cross the romantic Passeio Alegre garden and admire the 16th century architecture of S. Joao Fort, just across from the hotel. After the piers and lighthouses at the Douro’s bar, the sophisticated atmosphere of the modern outdoor cafes overlooking the sea is well worth a visit. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boa Vista Hotel Porto