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.
If you are after a quiet and peaceful place to stay, I highly recommend this hotel. It looks like an old hotel but still it had everything I needed, the staff were lovely and breakfast was filling. The "health club" is not the most modern I've seen but it still works fine, the hotel's restaurant serves really tasty meals. Bus 902 stops very close to the hotel, it takes you to Boavista in around 30 minutes. I also walked from the hotel to Ponte Luís I in an hour and a half along the river. The hotel is in a quiet area, miles of beaches near for nice walks an peaceful sunbathing.
"Good hotel, must if you require pool and loungers"
Only hotel I could find in Porto area that had a pool and loungers. Based high up and out from the city centre, best way down was a taxi to centre at 5 to 7 Euro depending on time. We walked down once, nice walk along the river, took 1 hour. Very steep to walk back up to the hotel from the river.
Two complaints about the hotel, one small: paper cups in the room for tea and coffee, one large: they ran out of beer on our last Saturday there! The hotel should have been able to replenish supplies, poor show!
Hotel ideally situated close to Metro and a 20 minute walk to the Douro and the Port Cellars.
Excellent buffet breakfast provided with a selection of breads , pastries , meats ,cheeses, juices etc.
Complimentary water , juice , fruit provided opposite reception was great after walking about all day.
Air conditioning available in room at no charge.
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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