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Eurostars Das Artes Hotel
Ranked #27 of 104 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“great hotel”
Reviewed 27 October 2010

We stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and were not disappointed in any way. The hotel certainly lived up to the positive reviews posted by others on TripAdvisor. The staff were exceptionally helpful & polite, the rooms were spotlessly clean and well furnished. The common areas of the hotel were well designed and functional.

The buffet breakfast had many options & the attentive staff ensured that even most popular items were replenished regularly. The only niggle was that 1 morning, we went down for breakfast at the same time as a coach party of elderly spanish tourists. That morning there was a wait for tables and long queues to get your chosen breakfast items. The other 3 mornings though there was no waiting about and we were seated and fed straight away. For people with an early check out (prior to 7am) the hotel will arrange a breakfast box to be delivered to your room prior to departure which is a nice touch.

Other people have commented here about the hotel being 'out of the way' 'off the beaten track' etc. I think those comments are slightly unfair as the city is well spread out and has no real centre to speak of. As the city is built up the hillsides up from the river, at some point in your stay in Porto you will have to walk up & down hills - thats just a fact of life rather than the function of a badly placed hotel !

As for the comments about the hotel being in a 'dodgy' or 'rough' area, Porto is an old city and many of the properties appear ramshackle in appearance. As with all large cities there are problems with poverty and drugs, but I would say that these elements were more prevelant in the shopping areas, train stations or along the river (where many of the tourists head) rather than the area around the hotel. Again these things can not be fairly apportioned to the hotel or its location.

For getting to/from the Airport, don't spend unnecessary money on taxi's, take the Metro into the City Centre and then (depending on your hotel location) take a cab the rest of the way. The Metro leaves every 20 minutes and the journey takes about 20-30 minutes. The cost is 2 euros each way per person and the operating company have english speaking staff on hand to help you with the ticket machine & best choice of ticket for your journey.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 October 2010

The Eurostars Das Artes Hotel met and exceeded expectations, and then some. Located on a quiet street just a 10-minute stroll to the central Porto tourist area, the hotel's facade has historic charm and proportion while inside, chic modernity reigns. The staff is uniformly courteous, the breakfast is a stand out for selection and quality, and, there's a nice bar just off the lobby. The concierge handled arrangements for a tour and taxi efficiently, and the wake-up call came as asked. In all, it would be hard to perceive any short-comings whatsoever in this delightful well-run hostelry.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 October 2010

I was hoping to get into the Pestana but it was full and this looked to be the best option with rooms still available.

Overall this was a good clean hotel with no major complaints. At first impression it was a some distance from the river and not helped by the continued rain we used a lot of Taxis. Every one says they are cheap but Euro - 6 to 7 per trip soon mounts up, Most used the night time route and took the long way home.

When the rain stopped we discovered the hotel was only a short walk down to the river but I all the places to see are really by the river so better I think to stay closer if you can

Breakfast was ok nothing special but hot and cold buffet that had most bases covered - certainly not an area for complaint - one of my friends said it was the best ever probably because it had Special K ( cerea

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Wasaga Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2010

We stayed here with another couple on Sept 15th and 26th, 2010. We were extremely happy with the rooms, service, breakfast. The reception staff went out of their way to be helpful, especially Marta.
The location could be a bit better, but all in all an excellent choice. You will not be disappointed.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 15 September 2010

Stayed for 2 nights with my fiancée on a visit to Porto. The taxi from the airport was cheap, less than €20 if memory serves. The hotel is on what seems to be a quiet street, but there are a few restaurants around. And just around the corner (come out of the hotel, turn left, take first left) there is a small supermarket; MiniPreco. The hotel was well appointed, free WiFi in the common areas, small bar and nice outdoor seating. The rooms were decent, maybe a little small, but modern and clean.
Overall, a good stay in a nice city.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

The hotel is situated within walking distance of the centre of town. There is a taxi rank nearby: taxis arrive within minutes of being called. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and spacious. Price very reasonable.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Israel
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Reviewed 1 September 2010

I think that "nice" would be the proper word to describe the " Das Artes". It's everything you might expect a 4 stars hotel. The "nice" have 3 exceptions:
- The buffet breakfast is very nice
- The hotel have no fitness center which is not nice
- The hotel is located relatively out of the center which is also not so nice. (my wife and I are quite a walkers so if we say "our of the center" we mean it).
Apart of that, it's a good value.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eurostars Das Artes Hotel
Address: Rua do Rosario, 160 - 164, Porto 4050-521, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in Porto
#9 Business Hotel in Porto
#20 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#22 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Das Artes Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 89
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
For people who love art. For people who appreciate port wine and know how to enjoy it with the necessary calm. For these people we have opened the Eurostars Das Artes. The Eurostars Das Artes has a total of 89 modern, spacious rooms, equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi connections, writing desk, air conditioning, mini-bar and satellite TV. The hotel also has 4 single rooms and 3 junior suites with king-size beds and generous extra space. ... more   less 
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