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Hotel Universal

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#77 of 125 hotels in Porto
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located


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Grade: 100 out of 100
521Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
169Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Excellant Central location. Ideal base for exploring Porto. Close to metro and overground railway. Rooms clean and functional with a free safe. Only obstacle is reception is on first floor up stairs though there is a chair lift and porter.
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Small entrance and a very steep staircase. Was together with a handicapped friend who had difficulties to get up. Also quite a drag to get the suitcases up. From reception level there is an elevator. Reception is quite friendly and helpful. The room was small but clean and had everything to sleep at night. However, forget about the breakfast. Too expensive and not worthwhile the money. There are a couple of restaurants just across on Aliados that serve decent food. Not to forget a breakfast at the Café Majestic.
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Hotel Universal in Porto is on an ideal location, you can walk from San Bento station, it is just next to McDonald and the breakfast for two star hotel is great! It costs 7 euros and it is worth it! Rooms are small but have everything you need.
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Avoid this place at all costs. From the on site parking that turned out to be over 1k away from this hostel , to the climb up 2 flights of stairs to reach it , it is horrible. The toilet actually in the room and the unhelpful staff , a nightmare , it gets 1 star for its location.
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Do you really want to stay at a place where you get the remote handed or together with your room key? Beds are terrible, rooms small, but shower nice. If you have other alternatives I'd suggest you go with one of them.
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$64 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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