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Hotel da Bolsa
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Ferreira Borges 101, Porto 4050-253, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #25 of 89 Hotels in Porto
mt eliza
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“Good Choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

We recently stayed two nights at Hotel Bolsa, and were very pleased with our choice (thank you Trip Advisor!).. The location was great, a short downhill walk (5 mins) to the Ribiera (restaurants, cafes, river) district. Staff were friendly and breakfast was good. Our room wasn't big, but was very clean and the windows opened. Bed was quite hard, but we don't mind that. The Hotel was appealing from the outside; very cute and historic looking. The price was good. Would definitely recommend this hotel.
Gail & chris, Victoria, Australia

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Hotel Bolsa is a lovely hotel in Porto. We had a room that looked directly at the cathedral and when the sun was going down it was truly lovely. The room and bathroom were both small but both were comfortable and everything in the hotel was extremely clean. There were two lifts so access to your room or to the front desk was speedy. Breakfast was served in a lovely little room with window views of the city. They provided a myriad of choices that would satisfy the palate of any traveler. All of the desk staff were extremely helpful with suggestions, directions, making reservations and in general going out of their way to make your stay pleasurable. The location was fairly central, close to the river, the port lodges and many really good restaurants. It was also only a short distance to the sights in the city which required an uphill walk but it was really quite doable without much effort. We would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the cathedral.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

Older hotel, but nice big room and newly renovated(?) bathroom. Excellent location close to Ribeira, river, bridge dom Luiz, Gaia, shoppingstreet etc. Also close to the first stop of the hop-on-hop-off buses(which are excellent also). Pastelaria and farmacia in same street.

Streetview from our room, absolutely no noise because of isolated windows. Windows could be opened.
Breakfast: GOOD cofee, hot milk. Sweets and white bread. Ham, cheese and fresh orangejuice. :-)

Free(30 min) internet-computer in the lobby, helpful and englishspeaking staff. Bar with big tv(usually on sports channel) on ground floor.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

After checking into a VERY dirty and disappointing hotel (recommended by Rick Steves, which was even more disappointing), my mother and I decided right away to try and check back out! We found Hotel da Bolsa while wandering around Porto to find a place for dinner. I knew it would be a long shot to walk in and ask about availability for 5 days, but the young guys at the front desk were extremely gracious and took pity on us, showed us their last room available, and we immediately snapped it up at a very inexpensive price. Our room was decorated in a very chic and modern fashion, spotlessly clean, had a safe, two wardrobes, a flat screen tv, and TWO huge bathrooms- which was such a plus considering my mom and I were traveling together and take our sweet time getting ready! Our room looked out over the opposite riverbank as well, with the port houses and beautiful monastery perched on the hill. It was a joy to wake up and look out over the city every day or take in the sunset over the river, truly gorgeous! The location is spectacular, right by the Ribeira waterfront and several fabulous restaurants. Every single time we entered and exited the hotel the front desk staff was cheerful and wishing us a good day/night, it was wonderful. I really couldn't recommend this hotel more. I WILL be staying there again!

Room Tip: Ask for a room looking out over the river!
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  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Walnut Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2011

Hotel Bolsa is located very close to the Ribeira and the Port-wine lodges in Vila de Gala. our room had a great view of the Ribeira but was very noisy at night due to the night scene however, the room is fairly soundproof and the AC helps to mask the noise. The bathroom was not planned well and not for two people at the same time. Breakfast food was great but the service was very lacking. We had to clear a table for use and many dishes were not refilled.

Room Tip: Get to the breakfast room earlier or expect not to find a table or any items to eat.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

My parents stayed at this hotel for 10 days while me and my wife stayed at her sisters house in Oporto. The room was an ordinary sized double room, very clean and with excellent air condition. The breakfast was included in the price and was were good. The hotel is situated in the very middle of the old town in Oporto near to all the must see things yet not noisy at all. My parents overall impression of the hotel is a big "we'll be back for more next year".

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

Hotel was spotlessly clean and adequate sized bedrooms.Bath was tiny so used the shower over it.

The continental style breakfast which was included in the price was very good .

I cannot overstate how helpful and friendly the people on reception were.

The only down side was the noise, both from vehicles and late night revellers.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel da Bolsa

Address: Rua Ferreira Borges 101, Porto 4050-253, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel da Bolsa 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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