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Hotel Boa-Vista

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Esplanada do Castelo 58 | In Foz Do Douro, Porto, Portugal
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Ranked #45 of 89 hotels in Porto
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed at the Boa-Vista on three of four different occasions at various times of the year and will continue to stay here. The hotel is away from the downtown core so it is reasonably priced. A historic trolley car stops near by and takes you into the heart of the city. The hotel overlooks an old castle (now... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

this hotel has a great few of the ocean and great terrace with pool, but the location is very far from the city center. we tried to walk it on a nice December day and we did not reach the center within the hour. the hotel is clean and modern, but with very strange design features, for example, the room... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Good enough facilities for our one night stay (we were for example allowed to use the PC and printer for free to check in for our flight online and print our boarding passes). Car park in the basement available but very narrow surrounding streets to navigate your way through, and a small tight entrance to the car park. But peace... More

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The Wirral
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

The location is fantastic for combining a city/ beach stay - just over an hours walk into the city, or a short cab/ bus or tram ride. The hotel is in Foz, next to beach and sea - lovely! There are about five restaurants within a 10 minute walk, and the one next to the hotel is excellent! The hotel... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

The ladies in the reception were neither helpful nor friendly. Wifi was only available for free in the reception. There is a lovely view from the bar on the top floor. Rooms are very basic and old fashioned but clean enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

Spent a lovely ten days in this hotel. The location is the best feature as you can relax by the coast and river, but also enjoy everything Porto city centre has to offer. The number 500 bus takes you directly to the city centre along the north bank of the Douro. The hotel has a lovely rooftop pool, terrace and... More

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Brighton UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We decided to stay here for the last night of our tour, rather than more centrally in Porto. Our room was lovely (the window was small but the view was great) and the staff, whilst not overly fussy, were professional. Breakfast let them down a bit. Not the best quality and food had run out for people who turned up... More

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

A lovely location overlooking the sea and an ancient fort at the mouth of the Douro in the suburbs of Porto. If you want a mix of beach and city this is perfect. The room itself was in need of an update, but this is only a 3 star after all and the marble bathroom had everything you could need... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had two rooms. The first had a very bad smell of sewage. We got transferred to another who allegedly had sea view but the window was small so there wasn't much to see. One day we left a piece of jewellery in the room and it disappeared, after discussions with the management it reappeared in the evening... The garage... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Good, solid 3 star hotel with ambition to become a 4 star. Looks like it was renovated. Clean, comfortable. Nice bathroom. Beds are very hard, but I liked it. Good food in the bar on the roof top. Nice pool area with sunbeds. Good location: nice area around, possible to do a very long walks along the shore, great views.... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Boa-Vista

Also Known As:
Boa Vista Hotel Porto
Hotel Boa Vista
Address: Esplanada do Castelo 58 | In Foz Do Douro, Porto, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 89 hotels in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Boa-Vista 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Boa-Vista reserves for you the privilege of being the only Hotel in Foz, the noble part of the city, where the Douro river meets the Atlantic ocean. Here you are far away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to everything.The Historic Centre can be quickly reached along the waterfront, offering views of the natural beauty of the river and its imposing bridges.When returning to Foz, you can enjoy the walk between the river and the sea, cross the romantic Passeio Alegre garden and admire the 16th century architecture of S. João Fort, just across from the hotel. After the piers and lighthouses at the Douro’s bar, the sophisticated atmosphere of the modern outdoor cafes overlooking the sea is well worth a visit. ... more   less 
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