We are loyal Marriott rewards members and this was our first stay at an AC. Unfortunately we found it trying a bit too hard to replicate the cool factor of the "W" Hotel change and were not impressed.
The hotel is not centrally located in Porto though it borders a soccer stadium and a nice American-syle mall. A Metro stop is about two blocks away. The front desk staff tries hard though the room could have been a bit cleaner. Our window had a greasy hand print on it.
The oddest occurrence of our stay was when we noticed a band of gypsies encamped under a road overpass about 40 yards from the hotel.The group including small children were frequently passing through the hotel parking lot. They lit several outdoor fires at night and the next morning they could be observed releaving themselves from the hotel dining room. One would assume the hotel would be taking a more active role in securing the property.
Porto is a lovely city and well worth visiting.More
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