"Basic but clean and friendly hotel, in city centre"
We didn't need anything posh, just a base to be tourists from. The room was better than basic,very clean, and had its own bathroom. We emailed and asked specifically for a room at the back as we had read on trip advisor that the local streets can be a bit noisy at night. We received an email confirming that we had a back room. The first night it was quite noisy as we had the window open, an unseasonably hot autumn, and had not discovered the air con. The next night we closed the window and all was fine.
The breakfast was basic, two rolls and a pastry with Juice and either tea or coffee, I saw people ask for 2nds with no trouble, it set us up nicely for the day. We could have had it in our room if we wanted.
The staff were friendly and polite, and offered us advice when asked.
There are lots of trendy bars and eateries in the two local streets some of them doing an kind of after work deal of a snack (eg quiche) and a drink (eg wine or beer) for about 4 euros.
Nice little place to use as a base to visit the city from and not very far from all the sites.
I would return to this hotel if we were ever in Porto again. Our studio apartment was quite nice and modern. They had an Ikea crib set up for our infant in our room with really pretty/fun baby print linen. The room was nicely decorated and clean. We had a view of the park across the street. We walked to the downtown area twice in about 30minutes. The park across the street is also a noted in the tourist book as is a church 5 minutes walk away. We also took the metro to and from downtown and we went to the beach and caught bus 502 close to the hotel. There is no front desk and we never saw hotel staff. We received the codes in an email to the hotel and all worked as planned. Our hotel room wasn't serviced but we were there 4 days and we don't need new linen or towels for four days. We could have used more toilet paper so we went out and bought some. For the price of this hotel it was really great.
Excellent location (100 meters to metro station, 300 meters to supermarket, 20 minutes downhill walk to the heart of Porto old town). Very good interior and room condition for budget family run hotel. Very friendly and helpful attendants.
An all-round excellent hotel experience - more like 4 stars than 3! Our room (410 on the front of the building) was spacious, well laid out, very comfortable and clean, with a well-equipped, perfectly maintained and spotless bathroom, and effective sound insulation. The balcony was not designed as somewhere to linger, but that didn't matter in November - although it was useful for checking the weather and the view over the square. (The floor above seemed to have larger terraces for its front-facing rooms.)
We were welcomed by a very friendly and knowledgeable receptionist (Eduardo?).
The lifts (capacity 4) did seem rather small, but there are 2 and we were never kept waiting.
The quality, range and variety of items available for breakfast were very satisfactory, with a small number of efficient staff servicing the breakfast area miraculously well.
Having explored many areas of Porto during our 4-day stay, we realised this hotel enjoyed the most convenient location in town, with a variety of bars, cafes, restaurants, shops and tourist sights very nearby, as well as every form of transport practically on the doorstep!
"Perfectly located, friendly helpful staff, clean and good brekkie!"
I can't say I experienced any negative points when staying at this hotel. It's perfectly located in the centre of Porto within easy walking distance of all attractions. The staff were extremely friendly. The hotel was clean and the rooms were tidy and adequate with a good continental breakfast. Trinidade station is a stones throw away also on the same line as the line from the Airport. Very economical. A+++++++++++
Tahir from Milton Keynes
This Porto hotel is located near Porto City Hall, Carmelitas Church, and Porto Cathedral. Additional nearby points of …More
Fairly centrally located hotel. Extremely helpful & friendly staff, plus interesting displays of mid-century household history. Built during the war & housed the textile union offices, originally. Lovely building & kept very well - clean & shiny! We stayed in 404, which has a mini-lobby between the bedroom & bathroom & lovely wood parquet floors.
anne from London
The Pão de Açucar hotel lies in a building dating back to 1950 and is located in the heart of the beautiful city of Porto, at …More
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