We visited Porto in July 2013, spent 3 nights in Alvares Cabral Guest House and we recommend it to everyone.
The staff is very nice and friendly, reception is open 24 h which is comfortable in case of late arrival. We arrived there quite spontaneously, a bit late at night, without any previous booking, but still were welcomed, and luckily they had the last room left. Next morning the host advised us what is interesting to see in the city and drew on our map city tours for the next two days. Fortunately, he used different colors so we could still read it - it was really detailed.
One day the owner invited us for a wine tasting with his friends, we spend a really nice evening with stories about Portugal and the hostel itself.
The room we got was very nicely decorated with attention to each detail, great atmosphere. It has bathroom, TV, WiFi, all working well. Everything was clean and tidy, also each day we had the room cleaned and towels changed. There was no air conditioning and it's the only thing that could be improved, but anyway it was the hottest period of the year and still not so bad, so I assume it's all right for the rest of the year.
There is also a nice garden with tables, chairs, deckchairs and a kitchen for guests nearby, so you can enjoy you breakfast in the garden. The kitchen is, as everything there, spotlessly clean, everyone has also a place for his things in the fridge.
We enjoyed our stay a lot and wished we could stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Alvares Cabral Guest House is located near Oporto’s centre, a 5-minute walk from Trindade Metro Station (with connection to airport). It offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.Álvares Cabral offers a range of rooms to suit different budgets. The rooms have either shared or private bathroom facilities.Parking is available on-site or in a secure garage in the same street upon request. Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is 15 minutes' drive and a shuttle service is also available upon request.The main sights are 1 km away from the guest house, including Casa da Musica. São Bento Train Station is 20 minutes' walk. ... more less
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