I stayed at this hotel for six nights at the recommendation of a business colleague. There were a series of meetings at this hotel, as well as a large conference at a larger convention hotel about 10 minutes walk away.
This place was an excellent value, compared to the other choices available. The rooms are extremely well kept and had been recently renovated. Facilities overall were very good. As noted in other reviews, the bedding and other furnishing are very comfortable and relatively luxurious for a hotel of this category in Europe.
Hotel is quiet and safe. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Food service for meetings was above average. The restaurant and bar were average, at best. Breakfast buffet was very good, and the service hours were also very accommodating.
The only complaints were some extra charges - like charges for internet connection and for using the equipment in the very small fitness center. In poking around, I found that other, similar hotels in Porto did not uniformly have these charges. On the other hand, the rate at the BessaHotel was better than most, so it should not be a deterent to staying here. A suggestion to the hotel would be to increase the rate somewhat, but also include the internet connection and use of the fitness room in the base rate rather than as an extra. Travelers like myself would be happier.
This is in a residential area, and the choices for dining are not great. In order to get a variety of options, you need to get away from the hotel. Still, there are a number of good places within easy walking distance.
Overall, I would return for business purposes, and would recommend it for tourists having a reason to visit Porto.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in Porto's prestigious Boavista district, a few minutes' from Casa da Musica, BessaHotel offers a fitness centre and a Turkish bath. Free WiFi is available. At BessaHotel we dress Porto with design and a new concept: The B Concept! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bessa Hotel Porto