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“Exceptionally comfortable and quiet”
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Varzinn Hotel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Povoa de Varzim
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Sol Povoa Hotel for five night in late May, 2014. We found the hotel to be very well and courteously run, with our rooms and the bathroom spacious and immaculate and serviced every day. We had a room with a balcony at the rear of the hotel, which overlooked beautiful gardens and these are to be firmly recommended rather than those rooms at the front. Although located a short distance from the main road between Povoa and North to Castelo, the location was quiet and peaceful. There is an underground garage if you have a hire car, which we did and a good selection of restaurants are within a 20 minute walk. The only possible shortcoming was a somewhat limited breakfast, but what was served was adequate. In short, this a very nice, well run hotel and the prices are very reasonable. We recommend it.. .

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Nigel C
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sergiootorre, General Manager at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2014

Hello Mr. Nigel!

First of all, thank you for kind review. It's always good to see guests speaking about our rooms and our service. Concerning to our location, we are located on the north of Povoa city entry, in a very peaceful place. You are just 20 minutes, by foot, from city center and 2 minutes from several good restaurants.
Thank you so much for your recommendation!
Let's expect to see you soon!

Best regards from all our staff!

Sergio Torre

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My goal was to plan a nice night with my loved one for valentine's day, and we had one of our best in this hotel! A 3 star that looks like at least a 4 star hotel.
A modern room with everything we needed and more. King-size bed, large flat screen TV...
Found great service in the reception and the breakfast zone (and the breakfast was delightfull too), a handwritten letter in our room wishing us a happy valentine's day, they also offered us a book and chocolates.
Even though I live nearby I'm ashamed because I had never visited this place before!
Highly recommended for every sort of trip.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank BrainerSilva
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sergiotorre, General Manager at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2014

Hello Mr. Brainer!

First of all, thank you for your kind review!
It's always good to see when people check-out our hotel with such a happy face as yours!
Good to know that enjoyed your stay and loved our service and our small surprise on your room.
We always strive to do always our best. Thank you so much for your kind recommendation!
We look forward to see you soon!

Best regards from all our team!

Sergio Torre

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Reviewed 3 July 2013

The Hotel is currently being extended, the building work starts at 9am and continues until at least 6.30pm, the noise is horrendous, constant drilling and banging. On two occasions debris has ended on our Balcony. There is no mention of the works on the website, so imagine our reaction when we arrived to find the Hotel covered in scaffolding and a Crane in situ. We were handed a note on arrival apologising for the noise but with hindsight we should have moved to another Hotel. The works will continue for some considerable time in my opinion, the top floor has no windows and the rooms will need fitting out.

Apart from these works the Hotel is very good, the staff very friendly and helpful. Although about a fifteen minute walk from the beech there plenty of Restaurants and bars nearby. I would give the Hotel a very good rating but for the works, so check they have finished before booking.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank DaveDenise1958
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sergiotorre, Gerente geral at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2013

Hello DaveDenise1958!

First of all, thank you for writing a review about our hotel. It may not be what we wished to read but in the end, we understand your point of view.

First of all, thank you for saying that our hotel it's very good and our staff friendly and helpful. We work hard so people can have here a very pleasant experience. In this case, we didn't achieved even when we try it.

Concerning to works, it's very important to explain what happened in the last months.

First. After receiving every reservation, i took the responsibility to contact everyone, as soon as possible, and explain that we were with works at our hotel. In this case, i explained that we were doing a new floor and ​​a thermal and acoustic coating on the outside of the hotel, in order to provide a better comfort to the guest. I've said that people would see a crane and scaffolding in front of the hotel.

I've tried to contact by phone, by email and in some cases, i've handwritten some letters, because some phone numbers were incorrect and emails didn't exist. In the same contact, i've also said that if people wished to cancel their reservation, they could do that because we would understand that.

However, for what i've seen, in almost 4 months of works, i missed to contact some guests, has have been your case, and i truly apologize for that. I feel really bad for that. Please, it was my responsibility, not from my staff. Please, accept my apologizes.

Second. Concerning to the noise, mostly happened when we were working the thermal and acoustic coating, even in the new floor.

For now, all works have ended. There's will be now more comfort for the guests, and also two more problems solved: there's now more quality tv channels and a free, faster and reliable internet.

2013 it's a year of change for us! We know that we have many things to do, but we felt that it has to be done.

Best regards,

Sérgio Torre

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Reviewed 29 October 2012

A warm welcome to the hotel, the town and Portugal was our experience when we arrived for a 2 night stay. The hotel is set in a quiet residential area. It has secure underground parking. There is a delightful garden. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the town and the area. A double room with a balcony overlooking the garden was lovely. The beach, restaurants, the casino and the town (plus the metro station for a trip to Porto) were all within easy walking distance. This hotel is a quiet gem and we love it and this town - when we missed the turn for the metro station and looked lost, a kindly elderly lady showed us the way.

We also love two nearby restaurants, one recommended by the hotel staff and the other where we were literally pulled in!

The Marinheiro Restaurant (Rua Gomes de Amorim No 1842) was recommended by the hotel for the quality of its seafood and atmospheric fine dining. Although it's not cheap it is a dining experience not to be missed. It has a very nautical flavour - even the waiters are dressed like sailors - and the authentic ship fittings are fascinating. You may also choose your fish from the chef's 'market stall' - beautifully laid out and sparkling clean.

The Caracaio de Jesus (heart of Jesus) Restaurant is also on the Rua Gomes de Amorim No 98B, close by the Sacred Heart of Jesus Basilica. After a long day in Porto we were two weary travellers looking for a place to park our back-packs and eat. Recognising our weariness we were pulled into this super little restaurant by the Manager (?) who introduced us to his amigo, the cook. We ate the most delicious baked hake we have ever had in our travels and the house wine was delicious. The total cost was written on the tablecloth for us by our amigos - 13 Euros. Fantastic value. So, a heartfelt thank you for a memorable evening.

To sum up, Povoa de Varzim has everything to detain and entertain. In our view it is far better to stay here, and at this hotel, than going to Porto which you can easily visit and take in all the sites in a day trip from Povoa.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the garden and listen to the birds.
  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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sergiotorre, Gerente geral at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2012

Hello!

First of all, thank you so much for your nice review! It practically leaves us speechless because we work hard to give you a good room and service, with a smart rate and cosy welcome. It's very good to know that we are in the right track!
Concerning to restaurants, happily we are surrounded by several and good restaurants. "Marinheiro" restaurant it's a good choice if you are looking for sea food or fish. There are others that you can try next time. :)
About our town, it's an excellent spot for those you wish to visit Northern Portugal (just 30 minutes drive away from major cities like Braga, Viana do Castelo, Guimarães, etc.) an quite near from Airport. Our private transfer service leaves you in 20 minutes or you can pick metro. It's cheaper but it takes more time to arrive.
Thank you so much for your nice comment and time expended. We expect to see you soon, ok?
Have a good life!
A special thank you and hug from whole hotel staff!

Sérgio Torre

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Reviewed 5 August 2012

Moden room with a view overlooking the immaculate garden.
The hotel itself is in a peaceful location set back from the main road, But very close to some excellent reasturants.
All staff are very friendly and keen to help.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Choose a room over looking the garden
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank IanWallace24
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sergiotorre, Gerente geral at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2012

Hello Mr. Wallace!

Thank you so much for your kind review and for your recommendation! We work hard to provide nice rooms, with garden view or not, in a peaceful place. Surrounded by several restaurants, we feel that we don't need to have a restaurant. And your comment make us feel that we made the right choice! Thank you.
We expect to see you soon!
Big hug from all hotel staff!

Sergio Torre

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Reviewed 14 October 2011

Nice, neat, clean hotel with a friendly staff.

I'd stay here again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sergio S
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sergiotorre, General Manager at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2011

Good morning Mr. Sérgio!
Thank you very much for your review. It's good to know that you have enjoyed our small hotel and that you think we have a good value for money. Until next time! Best regards from all hotel staff!
Sérgio Torre

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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Great hotel, the staff is very helpful, the rooms are confortable and clean. The only negative thing is they don't have a pool. I recomend it.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Humberto C
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sergiotorre, General Manager at Varzinn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2011

Hello Mr. Humberto!

All help is more than welcome to our small hotel. Thank you for your recommendation and for your review! It's nice to see that you have enjoyed your experience at Sol Póvoa Hotel. Concerning to the pool, we expect to have news about that in 2012. Be aware.
Best regards from all hotel staff!
Sérgio Torre

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Additional Information about Varzinn Hotel

Address: Rua Jose Morneiro 100, Povoa de Varzim 4490-100, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Povoa de Varzim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Povoa de Varzim
Price Range: £46 - £78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Varzinn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sleep at Sol Povoa & Varzinn, a small and quiet hotel located at Povoa do Varzim north area. We are a cosy hotel, with practical design, gay-friendly and in constant renovation. At your disposal we have double rooms (with couple’s bed) and twin-bedrooms, all with an innovative decor, most of them with a superb view to the inner private garden. We have also prepared a room for disabled/ incapacitated. We have two family suites, suited to couples with kids until 16 years old. In all these rooms you can find big and comfortable beds, LCD TVs with a wide choice of channel themes, air conditioning, free wifi internet, tea and frigobar. If you desire to rest more than one night, you can opt for the new Double Deluxe rooms. These are the rooms with modern design and will bring a whole new experience. Organic design, modern, ecological lighting, with big bedding and extra comfortable. Air conditioning, personal vault where you can keep and charge your smartphone, tablet or laptop, a spacious frigobar and a mini fitness kit. At night, watch a movie, game or favorite program at our big mirrored tv’s. Work from a little hotel, strategically placed on a quiet area, with excellent accessibility to the town center of Povoa do Varzim, Congress Center and Highway A28 allowing you to reach in 30 minutes the most important northern Portugal cities like Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Ponte de Lima, Guimaraes, among others. We are 15 minutes away by car from Sa Carneiro’s Airport and 10 minutes from Ikea and Exponor. We have a transfer service from the airport (you’ll need a reservation and tax), laundry service, luggage room and electronic scale. Varzinn offers free high speed wifi internet on all rooms and public areas. You can work stress free from your room or breakfast area, where you can find wide desks suitable to your needs, big sized plugs, where you can charge all your mobile working gadgets (smartphone, tablet and laptop) while you can have your breakfast, or if you prefer, you can choose to work in the esplanade at the garden, where we provide wide tables guarded from sun and rain. ... more   less 
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