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“Good for families” 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 #5 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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Ystad, Sverige
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 hotel reviews
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“Good for families”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The hotel is situated between big roads a little away from town centre. You have to take a taxi if you want to go in to town. It's however quite cheap . The hotel is a good choice for families since it has a pool and a playground area. Nice to rest after a dy with sightseeing in Porto. Room is modern and quite. Staff is helpful and nice. Breakfast buffe is good, however no fresh vegetables as tomatoes and cucumber. Plus for good choice of bread. We had dinner in the restaurant twice. First time buffet, starters and dessert were very good but main course wasn't anything special. The second time we had a' la carte. It was not worth the money. I think the buffet will be a better choice if you want to have dinner at the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Without a car and GPS I don't think you would this place, but once there for the price it was ok , rooms agin a bit dated for a Novotel not a 4 star would I would give it a 2 star it needs up dating badly.

Breakfast is really good,
Beds are great
TV in English
Tea and Coffee in room
Air con not great
Fridge in room always handy
Not far from shopping mall by car
Would I use again , no need something more up to date

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

Clean, tidy and well organised hotel. Outdoor pool kids loved and the wii in reception kept them busy too. Stay as had very early flight and this hotel is about fifteen minute drive away from airport. Tried to use room service but gave up as they couldn't speak any English at all, so with my limited Portuguese wasn't really sure I'd get what I wanted, decided to go into their restaurant instead which was very disappointing, over priced and not nice at all. Left most of the meal under cooked and over cooked lacking in flavour but plenty of salt used not recommended. Didn't complain felt there was any point as they didn't understand.
Otherwise good value hotel for a night or two.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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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 Green Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#3 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#3 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#6 Romantic 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
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Novotel Porto Gaia Portugal/Vila Nova De Gaia

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