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Pensao Grande Oceano

Rue de Fabrica 45, Porto 4050 -247, Portugal
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Ranked #30 of 96 Porto B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay here, I stayed an extra few days. Despite the cons I listed, the only one that was a problem for me was how chilly it was at night. I suggest the hotel get some portable heater. I stayed top floor room 14. Single room. Pros: -private bathroom. Great hot water pressure. Spacious. -great views of... More

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Rijeka, Croatia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Great location. Rooms are very clean, but small with old furniture, bed creaks whenever you move. Our room was pretty quiet, but you hear everything that is happening in hotel. Staff doesn't speak any english.

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Naples, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff is very available and the location is perfect. The room is very simple but confortable. There isn't lift, so be light! During the weekend the place around the hotel is very noisy, so if you can ask for a room on top.

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Porto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The only thing going for this place is the cost and location. I had booked a double room, but instead in my room there were 2 single beds. I had been told there was good quality wifi, but it was ridiculously slow. I was on the top floor, with several heavy bags and no elevator. This was OK for me... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed in Porto for a week at the end of March. When looking for a hotel we always put location with reasonable price at the heart of our hotel choice, this hotel seemed to tick all the boxes. How right we were. This hotel is centrally located, with nice size and very clean rooms. Staff are... More

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Lake Jackson
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

About two weeks ago, my husband and I stayed at the Pensao Grande Oceano in Porto. Our room was a large room, that faced the street. We were happily surprised how quiet it was. The window really sealed off the street noises (it wasn't a very noisy street anyway). The lady at the front desk and her son were very... More

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pensao_grandeoceano, Owner at Pensao Grande Oceano, responded to this review

Thank you for your opinion, very correct and true. The windows with good insulation are indeed one of our most recent investments to ensure peaceful nights. More

Leiden, The Netherlands
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319 reviews 319 reviews
30 hotel reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

My partner and me stayed here for 2 weeks in May/June. We just wanted a clean place, not expensive, on a good location where we could shut our eyes and get a decent night of sleep after sightseeing all day. And that is what we got. The owners are really lovely and helpful, we didn't have any language trouble (just... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your comment. You really describe our main features! We appreciate the recommendation about the lack of a place to put the shampoo and shower gel. We will try to fix that! More

Moscow, Russia
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
45 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

I booked it based on good reviews and because it seemed reasonably priced - 30 Euro for single, no breakfast. I guess it would be totally ok if my first night in Porto I did not stay at another place for 22 Euro which was much nicer. The positives: Grand Oceano is well located, the people seem friendly. On the... More

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Management response:

Thank you for your comment. In fact some rooms are a bit small, but as the building is small, we can not change the situation. On the issue of time of entry, we dont have employees because it is a family business, but can enter the time you want without any problem (during the night just ring the bell and... More

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Both in booking.com and here, the rating for this hotel is quite good and that is why I booked from this hotel. I can't understand this. OK this is a budget hotel and the expectations should be limited and mine were limited already. I stayed in lots of budget hotels and this was the most rubbish one. Smells humid everywhere... More

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pensao_grandeoceano, Owner at Pensao Grande Oceano, responded to this review

Thanks for the comment you sent. We appreciate the fact that that you consider that Pensão Grande Oceano is a good value accommodation, well located and with free wireless internet with proper functioning. As you mentioned some negative aspects we can state the following: - "no lift": In fact we are located in a building of 3 floors without elevator.... More

Amberieu-en-Bugey, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

A very clean hotel near to the center. Attractive price.The staff was correct.

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pensao_grandeoceano, Owner at Pensao Grande Oceano, responded to this review

Thanks for highlighting our cleaning and good price. In fact they are attributes with which we have great concern. More

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Additional Information about Pensao Grande Oceano

Address: Rue de Fabrica 45, Porto 4050 -247, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 96 B&Bs / Inns in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Get to know Porto city and relax in the familiar environment of a touristic accommodation located right in the centre of the city. It offers new, modern and comfortable accommodations but also a familiar, cosy and a “home” feeling. Of all of these renovations we must highlight the complete change of all the accommodations in 2005. ... more   less 
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