I arrived late evening and found the hotel thanks to the recommendation of the locals. The location is great - several minutes walk from the Sao Bento railway and REDE bus stations, right in the Old town, next to the National theater. The room was large, with TV, small desk, closet and tastefully decorated; the bed - comfortable; the spacious enough bathroom - sparkling clean, with large white towels. The hotel is recently renovated inside in the worn looking from outside old neighborhood. A portable heater provided warmth in the cold late November.
I spent 4 nights there doing day trips from Sao Bento to Douro valley, Guimaraes, Braga. There are trains every 10 minutes between Sao Bento and the main Porto Campanha for long distance destinations (no need for additional ticket).The museums and churches of Porto are withing walking distance. I started on the hill and found my way down to the river at Ribeira, where one can get a boat tour to the vine cellars. The funicular from the base of Dom Luis bridge takes you up to the Batalha square (at the Theater).
The hotel does not offer breakfast but there are plenty of places to eat near the Theater;
I could recommend the deli across Sao Bento - they make excellent sandwiches.
The lady owner does not speak English, but she is very friendly and it did not bother me. The experience was very positive.
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