The location of this hotel is excellent. You can easily walk to the city center as we did every day. There are also few stores, bars and restaurants near by.
Free WiFi was good although a bit slow speed and the 24h reception is always a good thing.
Breakfast was good in sense that there was everything you expect from a hotel breakfast including really bad coffee but the worst thing was that it was really overcrowded most of the mornings. The breakfast room is a bit too small and it takes some effort to get yourself a table. This also lead to some of the items running out as there was only one staff person to clean and refill everything.
By far the worst thing about this hotel was the noise level. You could hear everything from the hallway and from near by rooms including TV and normal talking. Even the seagulls outside. These noises woke us up every morning way too early and we couldn't get any sleep after that. Hotels are mainly for sleeping and when you can't really do that, it's not much of an hotel then. Our friends had a room in second floor and they were kept up by the noises of a near by bar and the drunken people from there. Our room was on fourth floor.
The room itself was old as our friends had recently renovated room. The water pressure is really low in the shower and the shower handle didn't hold up and slide always down. This was just an annoyance and didn't cause any real problems. Try to make sure you get a renovated room when booking.
Staff wasn't that friendly at all. We stayed at the hotel with friends and we all shared the feeling that the staff was sometimes even a bit rude. IT was a pain to ask anything from the reception and the staff didn't offer help proactively.
We didn't expect much when booking this hotel but since we didn't get a decent sleep in this, I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Malaposta is a small renovated hotel (2011), integrated into Porto's revitalized city centre. The reception, open 24 hours, is connected to a modern lounge room on the ground floor, where the Internet is available through a local computer and Wi-Fi. Every morning, our hotel staff prepares a full breakfast buffet with fresh and tasty products. 38 Rooms with free Wi-Fi internet, satellite/cable TV, air conditioning and private bathroom with hairdryer. Located at the heart of the old town, surrounded by popular landmarks such as the Avenida dos Aliados and Torre dos Clerigos and close to the Ribeira district and Rio Douro (20 min walk). The hotel lies within a short distance of countless bars, restaurants, shops and lively nightlife venues. The hotel is easily reached by train and metro due to the Sao Bento railway station and the metro station Trindade in the near surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Malaposta Hotel Porto
- Malaposta Porto