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“Great location” 4 of 5 stars
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Mercure Porto Centro
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Praca da Batalha 116, Porto 4049-028, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #26 of 89 Hotels in Porto
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“Great location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Great central location with a lovely view over Porto from our hotel window. Clean compact room, with a large bathroom and large bar/restaurant downstairs. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food in the restaurant was nice although drinks in the bar were a little pricey compared to local bars.

Stayed July 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Hotel is very centrally located.. Walking distance from Main Street and other tourist places..

Travellers should be careful of their baggage as sometimes beggars just walk in the lobby as there is no security guard at the entrance...

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Stayed one night whilst visiting the city of Porto. Breakfast was really nice, plenty of choice and high quality. Rooms were clean but quite small but this wasn't a big deal, bed was a little firm but I slept well. Found an old teabag in the kettle (?!) whilst I was boiling water for a coffee, thanks to a previous occupant I am guessing.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unfortunately we did not get the opportunity to stop here as they DO NOT TAKE DOGS. That may be a bonus to some travellers but for us who had a dog it wasn't. I would say it is not very easy to get to this hotel by car, There is no parking outside the hotel or at the hotel itself.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This hotel is located very centrally in Porto. It has great service, located 200m from the metro station San Bemto and has a busstop in front of the hotel. The service in the hotel is great, staff speaks very well English and helps you with all questions you may have. Breakfast is nice and has a lot of variety, including local specialties. And by taxi from and to the airport, you can take the taxi shuttle (€6,- p.p.) or an individual taxi (€25,-).

Shopping street is only 5-10 min walking away from tne hotel, restaurants are also nearby. Even the river Douro can be found on walking distance ( walking is downhill, so better take a taxi uphill, €4,-).

Rooms are clean and have enough space, we have booked the triple room, which was even more spacious than the double room. Beds seem hard, but provide very comfortable sleep, so all in all: I would definately come back here.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We booked this hotel in preference to the Porto Grande because they only had a economic room left and we didn't want a tiny room . It cost 40 euros more and then we discovered it didn't include breakfast either which was another 44 euros for two nights The joke was on us as we were given probably the smallest room in the hotel and certainly the smallest room we have ever stayed in.

The bathroom had no ventilation and took hours to clear so you left the room as sweaty as you went in and couldn't see in the mirrors because of steam. The toilet was shoehorned in and difficult to access without banging your arms on the toilet paper holders. The toilet was also very close to the bed so hubby used the facilities in the hotel as it was all just a bit to intimate.

The room was supposed to be a twin but the beds were pushed together and there would not have been much room to separate them if needed. The bed was on the hard side as were the pillows.

The mini bar still had half finished drinks in it from the previous occupants and the hotel mini bar contents did not reflect the inventory eg there were two choc bars when the inventory said one - consequently we didn't touch anything just in case.



The air con was noisy and we had to keep it on full to keep the room vaguely cool. The carpets were dirty with stains on and toiletries limited ( no body lotion etc ) All in all not a four star experience and quite the worse hotel we stayed in during our whole stay in Portugal.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Mercure Porto Centro

Address: Praca da Batalha 116, Porto 4049-028, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Porto
#17 Luxury Hotel in Porto
#19 Business Hotel in Porto
#22 Family Hotel in Porto
#23 Romantic Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Porto Centro 4*
Number of rooms: 149
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the hotel Mercure Porto Centro. This 4 star hotel is located in the city centre, in the historic heart of Porto, beside the Sao Joao Theatre. Just 17 km away from the international airport, the hotel is within easy reach of several forms of transport. The hotel has been fully refurbished and decorated with an understated theatrical theme. Book a room for your business or leisure trip. Visit Ribeira, Clerigos Tower and the famous Majestic Cafe in Santa Catarina street. ... more   less 
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