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
"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.
This hotel was OK for a one-night stay. New construction, will probably not age well. Trendy decor. Local area working class residential, not close to anything significant but closer to airport than downtown. Did not assess metro or public transportation access. Would make a difference if planning a longer stay.
Requested cab was waiting for me at 4:00 am as needed. Service was friendly and responsive.
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
Considering the price of the hotel it was excellent value. 3 mins walk from the ultra efficient metro system & very good wi fi in room. Had 3 beds in our room so although there was not a great deal of room at the end of the beds the extra bed meant there was room to put your things. Bathroom was small but had been recently modernised. Staff were helpful. Breakfast was 4.5 euros,an excellent cold buffet including pressing your own orange juice.Would recommend.
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