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“Friendly staff, central, perfect for one night or two” 4 of 5 stars
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Pensao Cristal
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rua Galeria de Paris 48, Porto 4050, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #56 of 105 Porto B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Friendly staff, central, perfect for one night or two”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very nice location, perfect for one or two nights (solo or couple), friendly staff, you get what you pay for. The only disappointed is that the breakfast is just bread, butter and coffee so I had to go every day out to get a proper breakfast and they don't provide any shampoo and shower gel so make sure you bring your own. Apart from that it was very nice. I would go back and recommend to friends for a very short trip in Porto.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I stayed 2 night at this hotel and would never go back. The hotel is centrally located but at night you can ear loud music coming from the numerous bars down stairs. Definitely not for the light sleepers. Rooms A&R minuscule you can t even walk around the bed. The bed is uncomfortable. The shower is very small and a 200 pound person would not fit! On the positive, the staff is great and breakfast is good. You get what you pay for!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Simple, cheap and pleasant. Very friendly staff. Unfortunately as others have said, being right in the centre of the Porto party scene it is not a place for light sleepers. Even had what can only be described as a lawn mower convention outside at 5am. Other than that, if you're out most of the night - and in Porto they do party all night - it's a nice cheap place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

this is a very nice pension, simple, complete, clean, with nice small rooms for a very good price. The breakfast is 3 pieces of bread, coffee and juice, just what you need to get you started in the morning. Unfortunately it is in the middle of the party scene in Porto and the noise from the street is very loud at night. So be prepared if your a light sleeper, if noise is not a problem, this is a perfect place, in the center of everything, easy to get to from the airport, train, metro. Perfect for an economical place to stay if your noise tolerant.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Pensao Cristal is a lovely little family run hotel, right in the heart of Porto, near to Sao Bento train station and all the major tourist spots.

The rooms are clean and functional and the hotel serves a pleasant breakfast from 8am.

Ana, the hotel owner is a really lovely and kind woman, who is always cheerful and happy to help. She made our stay very comfortable and enjoyable.

The only real downside to the hotel is that it can be noisy after dark, due to being surrounded by lots of bars and clubs. However, it is a really safe, happy and welcoming place to stay and is really great value for the price.

Thank you Ana!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Pensao Cristal

Address: Rua Galeria de Paris 48, Porto 4050, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #56 of 105 B&Bs / Inns in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Pensao Cristal 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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