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“Comfortable, but not quite there.” 3 of 5 stars
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WR Sao Joao da Madeira Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua Adelino Amaro da Costa, 573, Sao Joao da Madeira 3700-023, Portugal   |  
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Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
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15 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, but not quite there.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were offered a one night stay at the WR São João da Madeira Hotel and expected a satisfying experience.

We checked in late and were allowed a late checkout with complementary breakfast in the room.

The room was well equipped and sufficiently spacious. There was an existing internet connection, but the speed was unsatisfactory at most. The bed was comfortable and the sleep quality was good.

The problem was the complementary breakfast the following morning. A simple continental breakfast was part of the menu, including coffee, milk and juice, bread and croissants. However, half of that was missing and replaced by crackers, not to mention the stale bread. In addition, the breakfast took at least half an hour to show up.

While the sleep was good, the breakfast lacked minimum quality which made the stay somewhat less pleasant.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Durban, South Africa
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16 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I have stayed here before and I have reviewed this hotel before. It is a nice, clean place and is an option for business or holiday travellers.......unless you need to access the Internet.!! The Hotel offers free Wi-fi thoughout, and there must be 10 different routers that you can use to log-in. However, the reality is that the service is very poor and most of the time it is simply unavailable. !!! The internet service on this visit was particularly poor and eventually I gave up and used Wi-fi access elsewhere. How a hotel cannot get this right in this day and age is a compete mystery to me. Unless this hotel can sort this problem out soon, I will be chosing an alternate hotel in future. Pity, because it is a nice hotel! I have downgraded it to a one star because on the internet unavailability.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here. The hotel is very good with well appointed big rooms which are kept sparkling clean. The staff at the reception desk were always willing to go the extra mile and help when asked. The breakfast was good but we did not eat in the restaurant at dinner. Location was also excellent-nice and central and easy to get around. Will definitly stay there again.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Aartselaar, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Very trendy hotel, nice rooms. Good location and a lot of parking space. Very friendly staff. Breakfast buffet is ok. Cosy restaurant. Food in the restaurant is of normal quality, not special. Internal swiming pool: hot water (35°) but not deep enough for swimming; but ideal for relaxing. The wireless internet connection is not always good and slow.
The theme rooms project of Turismo Industrial is fantastic! I enjoyed my 6 night stay in this hotel.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

The hotel is modern, quite big. Rooms are convenient. The only drawback was the fact that there is only one side of the bed that has a support table. Apart from that everything is convenient, clean and adequate.
Service is helpful though a bit "amateur".
They have a loyalty card but at reception have no idea what is it for...I had trouble explaining them that they were supposed to apply a discount and after a while when finnally that was understood it took ages to correct the bill.
Anyway it is a good choice for Sao Joao da Madeira where the offer is not that wide.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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geneva
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2011

Spotlessly clean. Friendly service.

Slightly sterile feel but it really caters for the business community..
Breakfast nothing special but perfectly adequate.

Would certainly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Hotel was nice and clean, however there was no tea or coffee facilities in the room which was quite disappointing. I felt the breakfast was boring - choice of cold scrambled eggs cold meat or bread. If you are on a business trip the hotel was quite adequate.

  • Stayed August 2010
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua Adelino Amaro da Costa, 573, Sao Joao da Madeira 3700-023, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Sao Joao da Madeira
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Sao Joao da Madeira
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Hotel Class:4 star — WR Sao Joao da Madeira Hotel 4*
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