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Alvares Cabral Guest House

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Rua Alvares Cabral 341, Porto 4050-041, Portugal
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Average guest house. The location is good as it's only 15 min walking from the city centre. The rooms are kept in an 'old style' but they are not very practical. Our room didn't have any window, which is very strange... only the bathroom did. The staff is friendly but the internet is absolutely unusable. None of our laptops/phones could... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this guest house originally for the price, but we found it to be more charming that we expected. It's a little outside of downtown, but really not by much. The staff was very helpful and personable, and are eager to learn about you as the traveler - where you're from, your impressions Portugal, etc. We stayed in a... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We spent three nights at Alvares Cabral Guest House. Is cosy, extremely clean and close to the public transport. The owner, who welcomed us, is really kind and speaks several languages, which is great. Each room is differently decorated in an original and classic Portuguese way. The house is placed in a good area, has a nice kitchen where u... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Location, location, location: Alvares Cabral is close to the metro that connects to the airport and within a 10 minute walk from all major sights and things to do. It's not only about the location though, the guest house itself is top-notch. You get a warm, personal welcome and are provided with everything you need: a little history of the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Me and my boyfriend loved the place. It's very clean, the staff is nice and the furniture is incredible. The owner knows a lot about the Portuguese History of navigations and told us a bit about the room we stayed "Cabo da Boa Esperança". They serve free wine from Porto and allowed to leave my luggage there while I went... More 

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Europe
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We spent three nights here. It was a great location for us - close enough to walk even to Vila Nova de Gaia (all downhill - the walk back was a bit rough), but far enough away that it was quiet at night. Staff was friendly, room was clean, and they have a kitchen available for their guests to use.... More 

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Penarth, Wales
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3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We stayed four nights at the Alvares Cabral Guest House just after Christmas. It's a characterful house, and the first room we stayed in, Atlantico, had characteristic high ceilings. The issue was that the bathroom, on the building's outer edge, had very little thermal insulation and was invariably freezing. The doors had to be kept closed, giving the room a... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Me and my girlfriend had book this hotel through booking.com.It was our first time in Porto as we had no idea about the guest house how it will be. Let me be very honest the guest house is very close to center and all the important places . The owner very friendly and helpful, Rooms are small but very well... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A friend and I, travelling on a student budget, stayed here for 3 nights. The staff was very friendly, and gave us a great map detailing routes to go in the city with restaurant and site recommendations. It was easy to get to from the airport and easy to get to the city centre from here. Comfortable rooms and a... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Stayed for four nights, sampling two different rooms. Spotless and very comfortable with superb hospitality. 30 minutes from airport (euro 2.35) on Metro, get off at Lapa, 10 minute walk - about two blocks. Easy walk to most sights, simple bus ride to beach. Rooms higher up are lighter, rooms at the back are quieter. But you will not be... More 

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