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“Some things were missing in this hotel” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel Ibis Budget Vila Nova De Gaia
1.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Martir S. Sebastiao, 390, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-499, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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La Linea, Spain
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Some things were missing in this hotel”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Despite the reasonable price in this hotel some things were missing or unsatisfactory:
a, no fluid soap and shampoo in the shower room
b. no gratis internet/wifi. In other Accor/Ibis hotels we got free wifi, in this hotel however the standard ibis vouchers were manipulated with correction tape, under which the price of 0,00 euro could be discovered. If you would like internet, you have to ask it yourself before your stay, otherwise you cannot connect. Personnally I got connection only the next morning after a complaint at the reception desk and I had to pay 3 euros additionally! On the voucher I got the price of 0,00 euros was erased indeed!
c. the parking facility is very intricate. If you would like to leave the hotel during your stay by car (no shops in the neighbourhood!) you have to validate the ticket you received at the gate by the reception desk every time again.
d. the location of the hotel is terrible and very isolated.You have to pass a small village with football playing kids and two treshholds that damage almost all cars that pass. Little boys are laughing at you when your spoiler hits the very high treshold with a clash.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

New modern clean hotel.
Minimalist but what can you expect for the price.
Beds were not especially comfortable and the staff were not especially friendly.
The biggest issue with this hotel, the Ibis and the Novotel which are also in the same location is that they occupy a piece of land which is surrounded by dual carriageways.
For example If you are choosing to walk to the supermarket which you can see across the road from the hotel, which is probably 300m in a straight line, the actual distance to walk is 2km via the nearest safe crossing.
Porto city centre is a really pleasant 5km walk along the banks of the Douro.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We did make once again made our reservation for two times a one night stay in the “Ibis Budget – VN de Gaia” because our outgoing flight was early in the morning and our return flight late in the night.
This because the hotel location is only at about a 15km away from the car park “Parking4you” in front of the airport of Porto, where you get a “shuttle service” to the airport for departure and arrival when parking your car there.
About the hotel we can say that you sleep well for a small price, you have the option to use the breakfast buffet also for a small price, you can park the car for free on the private car park of the hotel.
The staff is very friendly and helpful, something we also can say about the persons who are cleaning the rooms, so we are more than satisfied with our stay, and when needed we will make again our reservation in the same hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Nice and new hotel, all staff really good, price and breakfast really good, rooms new and perfect for couples or family, shower really good, bed really comfort, just one little problem the hotel is in Gaia not Porto, but anyway with taxi you get in the town in Porto per 6,00 euros maximum, I recommend this Hotel....

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The bedroom and shower are quite smaller than usual, and the sink is next to the bed. Average choice on cable channels and a LCD TV is available. Quite good value for the money.

Available also a free private parking lot. Good location, near the main highway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

When you're traveling on budget, you cannot except Ritz. However the hotel has been really fine. Modern, simple but smaller rooms, paid wifi (you need to make profit somewhere) and just a few minutes by car to Porto and main highway. More than fair value for the low price.

  • Stayed July 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Ibis Budget Hotel Gaia.

New hotel of the Ibis Chain.
Even being a “Budget Hotel”; you have everything what you need for, super friendly staff, good sleep and a nice room. It is not our first stay into the hotel, so we write this review with pleasure.
The Breakfast is ok; the location from the hotel is outside the city centre of Porto, near the “Arrabida Bridge” and is a good choice for guests who have to catch a night or early flight on the Oporto airport of Sá Carneiro, who is by car only 20 minutes from the hotel.
So you do not have to deal with the trafic jams of the city.
Even for a couple of nights for instance when you have planned a city trip to Porto, it will be fine.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 Hotel Ibis Budget Vila Nova De Gaia

Address: Rua Martir S. Sebastiao, 390, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-499, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Ibis Budget Vila Nova De Gaia 1*
Number of rooms: 95
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