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“Good value for money” 4 of 5 stars
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Novotel Porto Gaia
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lugar das Chas Afurada, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-499, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This is one of 3 star Novotel (they're mostly 4 stars), but it was an excellent value for money. The room for 4 (2 adults + 2 chd) WITH breakfast costed us 49 euros per night. It is really a bargain.
The minus of this hotel is it's difficult to reach location (which didn't affect us, since we had a car). The hotel is by the Duoro river, on it's south bank in the Nova Gaia part of town, where are the famous wine cellars. It is not in the city center (as the majority of Novotels), neither it is easy to reach except by car or taxi. It is on a big round about, with heavy traffic close to the Duoro river joining the Atlantic.
The rooms are ok, a little bit older for Novotel, but enough space with all the amenities you need. We were lucky to get the one on the 3rd floor with a perfect view of the river joining the ocean.
The breakfast is Novotel standard, which means very good. On the back side is a big private parking space which was free, so we had no problem going to the city center (around 10 min of a great riverside drive), nor we had a parking problem issue.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Slightly outside inner city center but easy access with taxi from hotel. Just need to wait 5 minutes after that reception called the taxi company. Nice main hall. Very children friendly. Nice breakfast.


  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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York,England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

After spending a week 100 miles up the Douro which has no infrastructure at all for tourism (unless you are on a 200 bedroom hotel boat...soul-less) we were delighted with the Novotel. Ok so it's 5 euros in a taxi to get to the city but by crikey what value for money this place is.We paid about 70 euros for a superior room for 3 with breakfast worth at least 30 of those euros,. Staff at desk superb. In bar a little slow but just go hunting for them and then you'll get nice service. if you sit on your [--] perhaps not. Not at all dear for a 4 star hotel and to sit by the pool on a city break is a real treat. I looked today and a double room in March 2014 is 40 euros a night with breakfast!!! 20 euros from airport in a taxi...great place for a city break i think.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed at the hotel for two days.
The room was nice. There was a double bed and a sofa. Shower and good services and clean.
Nearby the hotel has beautiful views of the Douro River entering the ocean.
Rich breakfast and nice staff.
The hotel has a large garden with a nice pool.
The only problem, the location of the hotel is such that requires use public transport.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Novotel Porto Gaia

Address: Lugar das Chas Afurada, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-499, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#2 Green Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#3 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#5 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Porto Gaia 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Porto Gaia is a 3 star hotel located in Vila Nova de Gaia, close to the centre of Porto and renowned wine cellars, 20 km from the airport and 35 km from the Europarque conference centre. Perfect for a business trip or a holiday with your family, the hotel offers 93 airconditioned rooms, including 56 non smoking rooms, five meeting rooms for your conference and seminar needs, a restaurant, bar, private parking, swimming pool, terrace area and playground for children. Pets allowed. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Novotel Porto Gaia Hotel Vila Nova De Gaia
Novotel Vila Nova De Gaia
Vila Nova De Gaia Novotel
Novotel Hotel Porto Gaia
Novotel Porto Gaia Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia

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