Ignore the negative reviews. The hotel is a little dated but that's not bad. Hotel staff were friendly and attentive. Breakfast was excellent with a choice of fruit, cereal, pastries, cheese, meats, cooked foods (bacon, eggs, sausages etc). Lovely restaurant and also bar snacks which were reasonably priced. Free shuttle bus to Porto which leaves hotel at 10.15am and returns at 5pm. Both indoor and outdoor pools were heated and clean. Gardens are well maintained. The walk along the broad walk to Espinho takes 20-25 mins which is pleasant. By taxi a couple of minutes and costs 5.5 euros each way. Espinho has a metro which is frequent and public transport is really cheap. Try and book a room with sea view on floors 3 and 4. We had room 448 which was perfect to watch the sun set. The mini golf and beach volley ball was a fun addition. The players from FC Porto were at the hotel when we stayed using it as a base before their game big game with Bayern Munich - it must have a good local reputation.
We had a wonderful stay and were very sad to leave.
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.
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.
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.
I was in an executive room and it had sea view. It was very spacious and quiet. Great view of the city and sea, albeit it not being close to the sea. There is a separate sitting room and it was very spacious and comfortable.
very good city break
I loved the city
Very friendly people
The food is good
The hotel was lovely ,with nice view to the river
The night in the city is beautiful and happy
Nice music in the bars
And again was a lovely mini break
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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