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Hotel Grande Rio

1.0 of 5
Rua do Bonjardim, 977 / Entrada: Rua de Santa Helena, 31, Porto 4000-461, Portugal
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Ranked #43 of 106 Porto B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Daniela K Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel is near by the metro station (about 5 minute walk) and the square Avenida Aliados (about 20 minute walk). Room was small but clean, bathroom was good too. There is also small terrace, where you can sit. Staff was nice and friendly, neighbourhood is not so nice, but it's just small minus. The only one problem was the... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The price of this hotel is cheap for a close location to Porto. The reception is manned 24/7 which was great as our flight got us in at 12.00 The 4euro breakfast was basic but worth it. The room however was very cold so had to have the heating on whenever we were in the room and whilst sleeping. Bathroom... More 

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Veneto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Is a normal hotel, nothing special, we (3 friends) decided to sleep here only for two reason: - the cost, is cheaper - the location, is close to the center and the metro station. PS: there are many good tipicals restaurants in the square near the hotel. Pay attention, all services around close at 10pm.

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Granada, Andalucía, Spain
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As soon as we arrived to Porto, around 2pm, we called the hotel to confirm the reservation and ask if we needed to go then or if we could just walk around the city, and go to the hotel only at night. We were near the hotel but looking forward to visit Porto, so the person in the hotel answered... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located not far from the metro station, a few minutes walking, but also accessible from the city center by foot. If you don't mind a bit of walking then you don't need a city transport. Rooms are small, basically equipped. The TV, wifi and AC were working fine. It's a quiet location, so should be no problems with sleeping. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a very simple accomadation, but it was cheap and a little dated. We didn't really spend much time in the hotel. Our room was pretty small, but then again I think you get what you pay for. In the evenings we bought a well priced, cold beer from the reception/bar and enjoyed in the little outdoor space. They... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This hotel was a reasonable place to stay in Porto. The location is close to a metro station but a 30 minute walk uphill from the city centre. The rooms had very thin walls which didn't give good sound insulation. Breakfast was good and set us up for the day.

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Kielce
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

The hotel is located close to the metro station, making it easy to get into it and moving during your stay. Friendly and helpful staff. Rooms average size, basically equipped. Not new, but kept clean. The first day we had a problem in the air - not warmed - but the problem has been resolved. We also had a problem... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

Though our memories of Porto are the warmest ones we disliked the hotel we picked out. There are several weighty arguments for such dislike: 1. The rooms are tiny with no sound insulation (U are aware of what your neighbors engaged with & so do they) 2. The bathrooms are terribly tiny as if constructed for gnomes (when taking a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Nice budget hotel. Unfortunately it's quite far away form the historic Porto center. You have to use subway. Hotel is quite old, so are the rooms. But they are kept clean. If you've got a car - there's parking available, but it's 100m away. If you're looking for cheap stay and don't expect much it should be your choice.

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