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Vera Cruz Porto Hotel
Ranked #58 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Reviewed 23 April 2013

The Vera Cruz is a small budget hotel that prides it's self on a great location, but that's all. Rooms are outdated and the bathroom is small, so if you are a big person forget about it. We had breakfast which is on the 8th Floor and for the price was OK, however the room was too hot to enjoy your breakfast. Wi-FI was too slow to the point of given up waiting. On the plus side the staff were friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: we had a room on the front and it was a view of the square
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with a friend and I had a very pleasant stay. The room was simple but great value value for money and had a very spacious bathroom. There were extra duvets and pillows, a hairdryer, air conditioning, good wifi and a Samsung LCD TV.
The continental breakfast was as to be expected, the usual, but no complaints.
Also in a reasonably safe and central area!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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3  Thank k8y
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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Staff is very polite and helpful. Rooms are clean, a bit small, but ok. There's a bathroom also a bit small but functional. Wi-fi worked but was slow. Breakfast was good and enough variety for me and for the price you pay.
Location is perfect, very close to metro, bus, train and all the main atractions in the city center.
A good low-budget hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Carolina M
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Reviewed 13 December 2012

Nice hotel in the city center. Rooms were clean with nice bathroom. Close to many attractions and shopping in old city center. Rooms are not huge but standard for a budget European hotel. Would recommend for short stays.

Room Tip: Booked the room through Booking.com and gor a much better rate than through the hotel website.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank dburkultra
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Reviewed 5 November 2012

Stayed here for 7 days in late October/early November.It is reasonably priced and very well situated for central Porto and the local Metro stops. (get a 3 day Metro pass from the information office just round the corner - 15€ - this will get you round Porto by metro, bus and funicular railway from the river to Sao Bento station - it certainly helps with the hilly nature of the city.
Staff at hotel are very friendly and helpful and the rooms mainly adequate - beware some rooms are very small. Room 405 is fine but 404 is pretty small.Everything is clean. My main complaint is the lack of choice and enterprise in the breakfast. Vera Cruz shares this with Hotel Aliados and Pao de Acucar - they are all part of the same group and I have stopped at them all.Come on lets have a bit of improvement in this field.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 November 2012

For a budget stay on Porto, close to the action,this is an ideal hotel only 50m from Aliados Metro station in the main square. Trindade station is the main hub and only 5 minutes walk (or one stop).

A small hotel, room small but very clean and with aircon. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good breakfast room on the top floor (there is a lift). Almost immediate taxi service even at 4.30 in the morning for that early return flight!

In the immediate area there are plenty of restaurants and cafes and the river is about 15 minutes walk.

The bad news is that Porto is obviously suffering badly from the economic situation of Portugal. There are many empty shops and abandoned office buildings, often covered in graffiti. Plenty of beggars, and these seem to be 'ordinary' people and not the bands of professional Eastern Europeans. All in all, very sad. In fact the only brightly lit, plush offices are, guess what, the banks!

Visit Porto, they need the tourist trade, and the people are lovely, just don't use the banks!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the road seem noisy at first but the windows seal well and there is aircon.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Peter M Grant
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Reviewed 7 October 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Vera Cruz Porto Hotel

Address: Rua de Ramalho Ortigao 14, Porto 4000-407, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #58 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Price Range: £53 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vera Cruz Porto Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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