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Hotel Universal

Avenida dos Aliados, 38, Porto 4000-064, Portugal
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Ranked #63 of 96 Hotels in Porto
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 - Beds are really not comfortable plus they have a plastic sheet as for old people. 2 - No elevator for luggage. 3 - 60 euros / night without breakfast. Not good. 4 - Very noisy and walls very thin. 5 - No bar in the room. 6 - No power sockets to use.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is located in the very heart of city of Porto. Surrounding is absolutely breathtaking! Doesn't have parking and You have to walk a few blocks to paid parking which will run You about 15 euros. Elevator is on second floor so be ready to drug You suitcases up the stairs. Otherwise all was good including breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff who work at this hotel were all very friendly and helpful. Gave us tips on where to go and what to do. I would stay here again if I make it back to Porto. We had a great time hanging out in the hotel after the day of traveling.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Reasonable solution for price paid. Nothing particularly marvellous and nothing particularly bad. Breakfast if not included in price not worth its price of 3.5€. For me better solution is to have somewhere nearby. Coffee is much better than in the hotel. When packing your luggage bear in mind that to reach first floor the only solution is stairs. If you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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