easy walk to the nearest town ,along a boardwalk ,close to the sea. Trains run to Porto from the station here and we also visited Aveiro which is worth a visit. The hotel has a shuttle bus which one should pre book which also serves Porto and Espinho.The room was well appointed and serviced our only wish was a larger balcony. The restaurant offers good food choices as does the bar. The breakfast has a wide variety on offer and the staff happy to serve drinks other than coffee in the morning.The staff are very helpful and friendly with rooms serviced every day.Altogether a relaxing holiday at the beach or pool and within easy access of a wonderful city.
Great place away from all the 'hussle and bussle' of Porto and Vila Nova town centre. Good views from the balcony which is enclosed, the windows could be opened wide and were good protection during windy weather. Nice place to sit to watch the sunsets. Used the restaurant a couple times but found a 15 min walk to the Mar a Vista restaurant a better menu option. All the staff we met from cleaner to reception were polite & helpful and deserve 5 stars, many thanks to you all for helping make our stay so pleasant.
My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights and we enjoyed our stay at the hotel. It was a decent, clean hotel. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and could speak English. The room was clean and comfortable (although it did remind me of a uni flat with the laminates and the basic room). The hotel is a min walk to the metro and is right next to an amazing shopping centre.
The only downside was breakfast, it was bare basic and if you don't get there early it's gone. In addition to that I did have one of the staff at breakfast make me feel uncomfortable as she kept giving me dirty looks (I believe it's because I wear a scarf)
Hotel Davilina was undergoing repair work so we were moved to the adjoining CLIP Hotel. We were there on a weekend so there was free street parking nearby. The above ground Metro train ran down the middle of the street. The station was a two minute walk away and a short ride across the river into Porto. An El Corte Ingles dept store was also nearby along with quite a few restaurants along the street. The room was excellent although maybe a bit small for some. Staff was friendly and helpful.
Facing Porto across the Douro River, Vila Nova de Gaia is the port wine capital of the world. Over 50 companies are based here, dedicated to ageing and blending the wine that is Porto’s namesake. Port lodges, with their characteristic red roofs, dominate the city centre. Visitors can take guided tours to see how port is made and sample different varieties.
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