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Jerusalem, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Porto, our last destination on our trip in this wonderful country was as we expected. A city port, with lively and cozy streets with a mix of sounds, tastes and people from all over the world. Well,is a port-city as his name is, pure and simple and as the wine who bear his name on it. we have had a... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Hotel Universal is a very basic hotel, clean, central, friendly and convenient. Downside is the flight of stairs to the reception when you arrive especially with luggage. They should include the breakfast with the price since it was very basic anyway, bread, spreads, fruit and diluted coffee, expensive for €5. This is to avoid the confusion when hotel guests enter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Best described by the comment "...any port in a storm!. Bad weather seemed to have caused a run on rooms at the other budget hotels in the £80 per night level. All other hotels So for around £40 a night it was fine to get away from a heavy rain storm and into a dry room. But no hot water... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

La ubicación no puede ser mejor, a pocos metros de muchisimos puntos de interes. Es un hotel solo para dormir, no busques lujos, no busques grandes comodidades. Pero por el precio que tiene y la localización es perfecto para escapadas cortas. The location can not be better, just a few meters from a lot of turistics points. If you are... More 

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nottingham england
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Very central position on the main boulervard. Many bars and restaurants close by. An excellent deceptively large cafe around the corner with superb service and a big menu. Also a Mc D 2 mins away.10 -15 walk to the port area and the tour buses stop virtually outside the hotel. Reception is well run and always open with friendly staff.... More 

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Algeciras, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I just liked the location as it's the best place to start your tours. The hotel from outside looked fine but just entering it's another thing completely. First of all, there are many stairs to reach the reception and of course you have to carry your luggage up the stairs. Starting from the first moment of getting there, after agreeing... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Our room was at the front of the hotel which has a nice view .The room was basic and as mentioned by somebody had a plastic sheet on ( not very nice ) the best thing was the shower very good and hot. Breakfast was poor I wouldn't bother not worth the money. Location is the best thing .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

Really not nice accommodation. It was fairly cheap and in a good location. But the beds were absolutely awful, the room was very very small and the bathroom was just....disgusting. The staff were helpful, if not a little pushy with us that we didn't book directly through them.

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

I paid but didn't stay. I made the mistake that price was important. Tiny room over looking the back of the hotel. I didn't need 5 star accommodation for one night however this was well below the standard I would expect. I would not ask my wife or girl friend to stay with me in this hotel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

1 - Beds are really not comfortable plus they have a plastic sheet as for old people. 2 - No elevator for luggage. 3 - 60 euros / night without breakfast. Not good. 4 - Very noisy and walls very thin. 5 - No bar in the room. 6 - No power sockets to use.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in an elegant and old avenue "Avenida dos Aliados," in the heart of the historical center of Porto, the Hotel Universal is surrounded by some of the most emblematic buildings of this city and in a central point to reach on foot touristic sights one can’t miss such as: The City Hall, Trindade Church, S. Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Tower, The Cathedral Douro Riverhood. If you want to go further, you have a railway station or an underground station both in less than 3 minutes on foot. One can’t miss neither a boat trip through the magnificent Douro River, nor the night view of the old part of the town near the river, where you can taste a good meal and a delightful Porto wine. Our hotel offers you a personalized service in a joyful, comfortable and inviting atmosphere. We guarantee the best prices and we’ll help our guests to get the most out of their trip calling our receptionists’ advice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Universal

Address: Avenida dos Aliados 38, Porto 4000-064, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $47 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Universal 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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