We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic customer service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Internacional

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Save
You added Hotel Internacional to your Saves list
Hotel Internacional
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua do Almada 131, Porto 4050-037 , Portugal   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #44 of 95 Hotels in Porto
Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic customer service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

This is a centrally located hotel that is very good value with nice, very clean rooms and an excellent breakfast.

It is only one block from Praca de Trindade, metro, tourist buses and only a couple of blocks from the bus to the beach!

The best part of this hotel for us was the staff. They were very friendly, extremely helpful and went out of their way to help us with any queries that we had.

I would highly recommend this hotel for a stay in Porto.

  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

167 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    29
    74
    51
    7
    6
See reviews for
20
85
10
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

The location of this hotel is fantastic - right in the heart of Porto and ideal for exploring the city. The public areas have a nice ambiance with attractive decor and appealing art work. Unfortunately the bedrooms are much less interesting! The staff were friendly and helpful and the breakfast buffet was very welcome. We would be happy to stay in this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights end of June perfect for a couple touring about .everything was spotless loved the old style of the place reception staff excellent breakfast fine and room was ideal for a short stay would stay here again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Vineland, New Jersey
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The hotel was inexpensive. The person at the reception when we arrived was amazing -- friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. He marked the map with all the sights we needed to see. Clearly, the location of this hotel is ideal. However, the room was small, I guess therfore its price. A sour smell of a wet shower curtain (or of towels that never dry, although they were dry) in the bathroom gagged me. Sitting on the toilet, and we are small people, you had to turn sideways or your face would be in the sink. There was no safe in the room. Poor lighting made it difficult to read, study maps, or write. Shades, however, let in light from the street at night, making it difficult to sleep. Few amenities -- just a small disposable paper packet for each of us of shampoo/body wash. Good thing we brought our own. WIFI worked better than in other hotels we've stayed in. The breakfast was an abundant European buffet spread-- fresh fruit (apples, pears, oranges, melon, kiwi), most of which needed to be peeled. You have to do that with a butter knife, unless you packed your own. Also there was cereal, yogurt, juices, cold cuts, cheese, breads, sweet rolls/pastry/cake. Husband was happy with the coffee. I asked for espresso on our first morning, and on the subsequent mornings of our stay, Pedro, who was working the breakfast area, brought it to me automatically without me asking for it. The breakfast room had nice paintings on the walls and played nice music. All in all, the hotel is a bit worn, but adequate. Its redeeming quality is its central location and price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was my second trip to Porto. I decided to book at the Hotel Internacional because it was located in the heart of the historic city center, and I was traveling with my mother who loves to visit churches museums and other historical points of interest.
The hotel has character, it is in an older building with great tile work. The location was very central, making it easy for us to see all the beautiful sites and wonderful cafes easily in Porto.

But the best part of our trip was the friendly service we received from the staff at the Hotel Internacional. Honestly! They were so welcoming and helpful. My mother became sick and they offered to make her food and were very sweet.

I am so glad we decided to stay there. I highly recommend the hotel to anyone visiting Porto. And if your not sure about visiting Porto, do yourself a favor and go! It is a great city!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

The hotel location is a walking distance to the main plaza, train station, etc. It got noisy early in the morning because of the people leaving the bars around the area. The rooms are large and plenty of space for two people. Wi-fi was really slow and unreliable. We had to go to our floor lobby to get connection. Breakfast was really good and great selections.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Crowborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

This hotel was great value. It's not a 4/5 star buts it has plenty of character, friendly staff, was clean and tidy. For a budget weekend break this was perfect. The hotel has a nice little bar and restaurant. Its also very close to a few cafes/bar type places.

Room Tip: It did not bother us in the slightest but as with a lot of old cities streets are narrow and surface...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Hotel Internacional? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Internacional

Address: Rua do Almada 131, Porto 4050-037 , Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 95 Hotels in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Internacional 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Priceline, Despegar.com, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and HostelWorld so you can book your Hotel Internacional reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Internacional Hotel Porto

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Hotel Internacional, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.