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Residencial Vale Formoso

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   Rua Capitao Pombeiro 175, Porto 4250-373, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You get what you pay for. Nothing fancy or great about the room but it was really cheap so there is nothing to complain about. Security there is definitely very good as they lock their doors after a certain time and they would open it whenever you come back. Best part is that the owner would be so happy to... More

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56 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We stayed at the Residencia Vale Formoso for one night in late May 2014. It’s quite hard to decide what rating it should be, 2 or 3 star, I’ll let you judge from my list of pros and cons below: Pros: 1. Clean – no dirt/dust. Bedroom, ensuite and house very tidy. 2. Nice owners – friendly, accommodating, provided us... More

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Thank you for your review. About the cons, we would like to say a few clarification: - The room you choose was an economic double room, so it is smaller than the standard. - About the TV you could advise in front desk so we could solve the problem. - The breakfast and the general service like you said is... More

Ankara, Turkey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Pros: Great location, you can walk to downtown in 25 minutes max. Also, the personnel is very friendly. They try to solve your problems ASAP. The price was great too, just 20 Euros per room. If you have a car, free parking around the corner. Cons: The main photo on hotels.com is deceiving, that is not the correct one. The... More

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ValeFormoso, Gerente at Residencial Vale Formoso, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Like you said we have a very low price. At this price is impossible for us to have a heating because the light cost would be enormous. So we preffer to provide a lower price and an extra blanket than have air conditioning and increase the price. About the smell we must remember that this... More

Marseillette, France
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel is really simple and friendly. I have been there for 4 nights with my girlfriend and that was so good. It is only 20 min walk from the historical center and bit less from the big metro station so it is easy. Joseph; owner of the hotel is so friendly that is has helped us every time that... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

low price for a nice journey. the room was big and clean. it is in a quiet street about 1,5 km far from the center, but there are a bus stop behind the corner. we went on foot to the center and it took us about 20-25min. o senor josè was very nice.

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Buchloe, Germany
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went to Porto for one week and looked for something cheap near the center. Vale Formoso performed this task very well. I think its about 15 minutes to walk to the city center. Sometimes it was beacause of the heat very exhausting to walk, so we took the bus (the station is VERY close to Vale Formose) or we... More

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Tulle, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We booked this hotel with no knowledge of Porto, or what the town had to offer, on the basis that it had garage parking for our convertible car, nearby. It's an easy and interesting 30 downhill walk into town using the map provided by the hotel, which gives you access to the Port houses and riverside restaurants. The beach was... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

we stayed in october, is a very nice family operated hotel, large and clean rooms, is located near the bus station, with 2 great local food restaurants nearby. the owner and his son are very friendly. the rooms are old style, have private bathrooms and free wi fi.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

So firstly, I have to totally disagree with the review from the guys from Oslo, Norway, which says that it is very noisy, 22 is horrible, door always open et cetera...We stayed in the room 22 for 4 nights and it was absolutely splendid ! The room was spacious enough with a 3rd bed that we used for our lugagge... More

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Many thanks for your fantastic review that is very complete! More

Oslo, Norway
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2011

First, they charge us for the rooms before we even get there. sometime noisy, because of the young guests Street noice rooms front side of hotel Imposible to sleep in the rooms at the front. It would be better to have more space in the bathroom the door to the hotel is always open. This made us feel that the... More

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Thank you for your review. Now we work with the door closed and have changed windows to reduce street noise. Regards. More

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Address: Rua Capitao Pombeiro 175, Porto 4250-373, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Hotel Class:3 star — Residencial Vale Formoso 3*
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If you're looking for a place to stay when visiting Porto city, that offers familiar and comfortable environment like no one else, Residencial Vale Formoso is a name to keep! We have at your disposal 14 bedrooms in two very emblematic buildings that breathe Porto's history and architectural life. Open 24h a day you can easily find us right in the city centre. 900 Meters from the metro station "Marques". ... more   less 
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