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Residencial Rex

Praca da Republica 117, Porto 4050, Portugal
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Ranked #72 of 93 Hotels in Porto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Hotel is dated and shabby, yet seemed clean enough. Was gorgeous in it's day probably, but has since declined to a 'faded lady'. Room smelled musty/unused, but improved once we opened a window and let it air out for a few minutes. Major selling point was that it is cheap. Within walking distance to the river. Not the best neighborhood,... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

I would put this hotel into the back packer bracket. Beds are clean, hotel is dated and shabby in places. breakfast was good and staff are really nice. Not a great part of town but the price is right at 44 euros.

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Ontinyent, Spain
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

We like to visit value for money hotels and have found many little gems but the glitter has long left the crown here. We arrived at 12 midday to be told we couldn't register until after 2pm because the cleaner was still in the room. We walked around the square to see what was available for lunch, but didn't feel... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

We got a room in the basement, with little window with view to the sidewalk. The bed was very uncomfortable and made squiky noises. Our bathroom had very old appliances and sometimes pipes made strange noises. Breakfast was very poor. The old man at the reception was speaking many languages fluently but we had an impression like he was the... More 

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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

The hotel is located in a very old building with unpleasant odour of used stuff. The room was dirty, noisy and very cold. It had cracked washbasin, extremely uncomfortable bed, there was not a single plug socket and even no hairdryer.

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Basel, Switzerland
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

This was the worst hotel I ever visited. Even though the road outside of the hotel was not very big, the noise in the hotel room was so loud. We had the room just at the entrance and therefore we also had noice from all people coming back in the night. It felt as if we had the cars and... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2008

I had a room on the ground floor – one below street level and it was dark, damp, noisy and although I had asked for a room with light and little noise, they didn’t seem to care. Also, by about 6pm the neighborhood is a ghost town, bus service is not good and it’s a cab ride down to Ribera... More 

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Portland, OR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2006

This place is absolutely gorgeous - an old mansion turned to hotel rooms, and incredible rates! The breakfast had yogurt, cereal, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, toast, croissants. The bathroom was huge, and we even had a separate small bedroom with a single bed. I loved this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2004

Whenever I am in Porto, and I go often, I stay at the Residencial Rex. Jose is an excellent host, always willing to assist with any need. The entire staff goes above and beyond. The Central district is a straight shot - I've walked it in 15 minutes - with plenty of good restaraunts in evey price range nearby. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2004

The best thing about this hotel was really the friendly staff. You just feel bad about doing many comments, it's like comenting a visit to grandma. The truth is: rooms are a very spacious but old fashioned, despite recent remodeling. The room I stayed in was very noisy, do avoid staying in the rooms to the main façade, the square... More 

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