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“you get what you pay, old but clean rooms - internet 25 EUR/day!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Torre Mar

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Hotel Torre Mar
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Povoa de Varzim
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“you get what you pay, old but clean rooms - internet 25 EUR/day!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2010

Don’t be fooled by the nice pictures on their webpage. The only "recently renovated" part of this family run hotel is the 4th floor which is the breakfast room, the nice teracce and a meeting room. Also the elevators are new. The rooms are in good shape but the decor and quipment even in the bathroom is from the 1980ies or so. Some mould in the bathtub tiles, water pressure was low.
We got a room to the back which is definetly an advantage as a busy street is just next to the hotel and AC is quite loud (also old)
Usually such simple hotels try to compensate their quality weakness in adding some extras like breakfast or free internet. Breakfast is included in the official rate (45-50 EUR for double) but they charge incrediblly 25 EUR/day for Wifi Internet which isnot acceptable anymore in 2010!!
You can take this hotel for a short night stay (before early flight from Porto Airport) or if you are on a budget and you can accept the very basic decor and bathroom factilities. I wouldn't recommend this hotel for a longer stay in the area. There are better options for slightly higher rates which are supposed to be better value for my understanding

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2007

We had an excellent stay at Hotel Torre Mar. The staff were very friendly, helpful and spoke English. The family suite was an excellent size for us (2 Adults, a toddler and an infant). We spent the last few days in an apartment at the side of the hotel which would be great for a larger group of adults. The only thing we would recommend is if getting the metro into Porto get the express service. The all stops is long and laborious.

Stayed August 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2004

Delightfully unexpected. This hotel was chosen for Euro2004 because it had not, unlike most, raised its prices substantially, for the tournament. This factor, and it being 2*, gave us concerns about the standards we would find. We could not have been more wrong. The cleanliness, facilities and friendly welcome from all staff could not be faulted. Strongly recommended to anyone thinking of visiting this beautiful, unspoilt, part of Europe.

  • Stayed June 2004
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Property: Hotel Torre Mar
Address: Rua Gomes de Amorim 2121 | Aver-O-Mar, Povoa de Varzim 4490-091, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Povoa de Varzim
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Povoa de Varzim
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Torre Mar 2*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little hotel with 31 rooms, equipped with Complete Bathroom with Shower&Tub, Hairdryer, Air-conditioning, Minibar, Safety-box, TV led & bath amenities. Free Wireless, Bicycles, Massage service, BabysittingNear beaches, Casino, golf, shooting clay club. 30km north Oporto ... more   less 
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