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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel Grande Rio for two nights in May and the in general I had a positive experience. Quality is ok for the price paid. Definitely not for the people who want to stay in a fancy hotel. The rooms are quite old, however you have all the necessary things inside: beds are comfortable, shower and toilet... More 

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Le Quiou, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice enough hotel close to metro and centre of city. Staff ok. Parking the hire car a challenge at night. Cereals juice hot drinks average quality cold meat and cheese for breakfast. Shower ok wifi. Does the job for a decent price. Not much around at night for a final drink.

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Edinburgh (Scotland)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Grande Rio on a recent one night visit to Porto. The hotel is about a thirty minute walk from the river but there is an Underground Station just around the corner and there is also free street parking outside the hotel. We had a double room which was compact and the the toilet/shower room was even... More 

Thank Gogs63
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a small family run hotel approximately 5 minutes walk from Faria Guimaraes metro station (line 'D', the yellow line). The area on arrival looks a bit run-down, but this shouldn't put you off as it's fairly quiet and all the Portuguese people who we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. Note that most local facilities close at around... More 

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Valasske Mezirici, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The hotel is near by the metro station (about 5 minute walk) and the square Avenida Aliados (about 20 minute walk). Room was small but clean, bathroom was good too. There is also small terrace, where you can sit. Staff was nice and friendly, neighbourhood is not so nice, but it's just small minus. The only one problem was the... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The price of this hotel is cheap for a close location to Porto. The reception is manned 24/7 which was great as our flight got us in at 12.00 The 4euro breakfast was basic but worth it. The room however was very cold so had to have the heating on whenever we were in the room and whilst sleeping. Bathroom... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Is a normal hotel, nothing special, we (3 friends) decided to sleep here only for two reason: - the cost, is cheaper - the location, is close to the center and the metro station. PS: there are many good tipicals restaurants in the square near the hotel. Pay attention, all services around close at 10pm.

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Granada, Andalucía, Spain
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As soon as we arrived to Porto, around 2pm, we called the hotel to confirm the reservation and ask if we needed to go then or if we could just walk around the city, and go to the hotel only at night. We were near the hotel but looking forward to visit Porto, so the person in the hotel answered... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Located not far from the metro station, a few minutes walking, but also accessible from the city center by foot. If you don't mind a bit of walking then you don't need a city transport. Rooms are small, basically equipped. The TV, wifi and AC were working fine. It's a quiet location, so should be no problems with sleeping. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a very simple accomadation, but it was cheap and a little dated. We didn't really spend much time in the hotel. Our room was pretty small, but then again I think you get what you pay for. In the evenings we bought a well priced, cold beer from the reception/bar and enjoyed in the little outdoor space. They... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hotel Grande Rio

Address: Rua do Bonjardim, 977 / Entrada: Rua de Santa Helena, 31, Porto 4000-461, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $34 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Grande Rio 1*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Residencial Grande Rio Porto
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