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Hotel Residencial Universal

Av. Aliados 38 | 1st floor, Porto 4000-064, Portugal
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Ranked #60 of 93 Hotels in Porto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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55 reviews 55 reviews
9 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This hotel is in a great location, strong wifi and cheap. The rooms are dated, beds are hard and its kinda loud at night. But overall this can be overlooked because of the great location. You are just sleeping. We saved the money and had a good meal.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Agree with most comments below; simple but good value. Ask them for a "standard" preferably rear facing room. "Panoramic" sounds cool but looks onto the street and a bell tower that rings on the quarter! Tip..National trains terminate at Campanha stations; for central locations as above, you want Sao Bento. Walk under the platforms and hitch a ride where you... More 

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Solihull, West Midlands
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59 reviews 59 reviews
53 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Stayed here twice at the beginning and end of our holiday. 1st room small (1 night) 2nd room fine (2 nights) it would compare to a substandard Travelodge. Décor very dated corridors very noisy - wouldn't have liked to stay here longer. But was adequate for our needs. Very unwelcoming entrance as up a steep flight of stairs (lift only... More 

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Seattle, Washington
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Both my husband and I were itching all night. Not sure if irritant in laundry detergent or bugs. I finally got up and slept on top of the bedcover instead and the problem itching went away. Otherwise it was a convenient location, good price for basic hotel. Nice staff at reception. No air conditioning but not extremely noisy with open... More 

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Liege, Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
6 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The hotel is located in the center of Porto and is very close to a subway station (<5 min walking). The train sttion Sao Bento is also 5 min of walk from the hotel. You will also find a supermarked within 5 min. The staff speak english and french and were very kind to us. The rooms are clean and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Does what it says on the label..... Keeps you central and your budget down. Spend your money at Cafe Guarany across the avenue! It's small, clean - lots of towels and hot water. Room on 4th floor quiet apart from other guests in corridor. Breakfast reasonable if you ate in a rush. Great views from front rooms! Not posh. Not... More 

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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 hotel reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

As a budget hotel we were very pleased with our stay. The rooms are basic, fairly small but clean. The only thing we didn’t like was the plastic mattress cover but for only 3 nights we weren’t too worried. The staff on reception were very helpful and friendly and although the choice of items for breakfast was limited it was... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 nights here. Rooms were clean, neat and safe. Staff were helpful and provided us with what we required. Well priced and would. Recommend it to others travelling to Porto. Found this place on trip advisor

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Saint-Honore de Chicoutimi, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The hotel is centrally located, at walking distance from services and a lot of tourist attraction. Staff is friendly and very helpfull, my husband and I speak french and they all made the effort to speak french to us We had the economic double room wich was very small but clean We were at the 5th floor and had difficulty... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

-towels were old and cracked -visitors were not allowed to go to the room at 9am (2h before check out) not even to pick up a coat or the suitcase. they had to wait on the street. That remind us to Portugal in the 50´s. -Doors didn´t close well -noise rooms -We are not comming back

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