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Hotel Grande Rio

Rua do Bonjardim, 977 / Entrada: Rua de Santa Helena, 31, Porto 4000-461, Portugal
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UK
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32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a small family run hotel approximately 5 minutes walk from Faria Guimaraes metro station (line 'D', the yellow line). The area on arrival looks a bit run-down, but this shouldn't put you off as it's fairly quiet and all the Portuguese people who we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. Note that most local facilities close at around... More 

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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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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78 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

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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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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47 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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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48 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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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48 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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231 reviews
186 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
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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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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