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Pensao Cristal
Ranked #75 of 150 Porto B&B and Inns
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

this is a very nice pension, simple, complete, clean, with nice small rooms for a very good price. The breakfast is 3 pieces of bread, coffee and juice, just what you need to get you started in the morning. Unfortunately it is in the middle of the party scene in Porto and the noise from the street is very loud at night. So be prepared if your a light sleeper, if noise is not a problem, this is a perfect place, in the center of everything, easy to get to from the airport, train, metro. Perfect for an economical place to stay if your noise tolerant.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

The Pensao Cristal is a lovely little family run hotel, right in the heart of Porto, near to Sao Bento train station and all the major tourist spots.

The rooms are clean and functional and the hotel serves a pleasant breakfast from 8am.

Ana, the hotel owner is a really lovely and kind woman, who is always cheerful and happy to help. She made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.

The only real downside to the hotel is that it can be noisy after dark, due to being surrounded by lots of bars and clubs. However, it is a really safe, happy and welcoming place to stay and is really great value for the price.

Thank you Ana!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

First, as the other reviews have mentioned, the restaurant/bar downstairs is very noisy until as late as 4:30 to 5:00 in the morning. Also, the rooms are tiny. They make similarly priced Tokyo hotel rooms seem large by comparison. The staff, however, is friendly and helpful enough, and the location is good for seeing the various parts of town. For the price it is a good place to stay - nice restaurants near by - but you need to be able sleep through the noise and deal with the size of the rooms.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Quebec City, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2012

Location : very central, ideal to discover several neighborhoods walking (5 min from the Sao Bento station, train - metro ).
Room : Relatively small (for our at least) but functional (AC) and clean.
Staff : Pleasant, multilingual and very nice owner.
Price : Low for the season (July) and includes breakfast as well as wireless internet (not always great in the rooms).

Favorite: Complete (and varied) breakfast as well as the service.

Inconvenience: THE NOISE AT NIGHT. I hate to say it because I feel this does not do justice to the work the employees and the devoted owners but the central location of the pension is a benefit as well as a negative point : the sound of the bars in the street (just below the hotel) is audible in the rooms all night. Earplugs are ESSENTIAL , especially Fridays and Saturdays.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Porto
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Reviewed 26 July 2012

the hotel is situated above a winebar, and they had extremely load music every (weekend) night. We did not sleep at all during the two nights. The hotel management did not help at all. They blamed the neighbour and told us to complain in the bar next door. Rooms and breakfast were poor to average. Apart from the location, I would not recommend this hotel to anyone!!! Absolute no value for money.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Pensao Cristal

Property: Pensao Cristal
Address: Galeria de Paris 48, Porto 4050-284, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #75 of 150 B&Bs / Inns in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensao Cristal 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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