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Hotel Residencial Universal

Av. Aliados 38 | 1st floor, Porto 4000-064, Portugal
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Hotel Residencial Universal
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Ranked #59 of 95 Hotels in Porto
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great central location with staff who would do anything to help. Room small but clean and serviced daily. In house breakfast not great value in a country where real orange juice is so available. Close to eateries and tourism info.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel Universal is very easy to get to from the airport. Metro purple line (E) to Trindade station and then one stop on the yellow line (D) to Allados station. The hotel is only 200 metres down the hill. To get to reception you are greeted with about 30 steps. For people with mobility problems there is an electric chair... More 

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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92 reviews 92 reviews
18 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Rainy, crazy day in Porto and never thought we would have a hard time finding a hotel. Well..... not true. We had a tough time and stumbled upon Universal. The room was spartan but the hotel staff was ****** and that made our stay very memorable. She recommended a great place for dinner and made our stay here special. If... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 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
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13 helpful votes 13 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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55 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
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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
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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Hampshire
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82 reviews 82 reviews
52 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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