If you want a place to brighten up your stay at Porto, then this hotel is the place to stay. From the reception space and the people at the front desk, to the corridors, the rooms and the food court at the basement, everything is bright, cheery and well designed. The hotel is close to the Casa da music metro stop but is a bit difficult to find because there is no signboard. However the building where it is housed is well known, so one only has to ask directions to it.
We stayed in a room for three. The design was unusual. Soon after a short passage way from the room door, were separate cubicles for the WC and shower, and a wash basin. This part of the room is nicely separated from the beds. The room was long, well lit and cheery. However, we felt that functionality has been sacrificed at the altar of design - there is inadequate storage space, particularly for the luggage (we had only 2 small pieces apart from back packs and yet only one small stool on which to keep them!).
Right from the long corridor that leads to the rooms, one can see the food court at the basement. One has to go through the back of the reception - all spaces are beautifully designed - and down the stairs to the food court. We were at Porto during the Brazil- Columbia match of the FIFA World Cup and enjoyed watching the match on big screen at the Food Court, while eating some delicious thin crust pizzas. The hotel reception had a large television and was an equally good (and quieter) place to watch the match.
The breakfast spread was good with good variety and choices including eggs. We had some freshly brewed coffee which alone was charged extra but at a very fair price.
Service (room service and otherwise) was excellent and we enjoyed our interaction with people at the front desk and in particular, the Brazil born but otherwise fully Portugese Patricia.
Stay fresh and cheery Hotel da Musica! You brightened up our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- O Hotel da Musica dispoe de 85 quartos distribuidos por 4 pisos. Espacosos, modernos e inspirados em pautas musicais de compositores famosos, oferecem condicoes ideais para estadas com o maximo de conforto e comodidade, no ambiente aconchegante de um acorde perfeito. ... more less
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