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Hotel do Norte
Ranked #59 of 103 Hotels in Porto
Bari, Italy
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very good, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2011

Excellent position, right above the Bolhao metro station and within walking distance from most attractions. I booked a double room on the fourth floor, and regretted I used an online service because I would have paid less by telephone as it would have been considered as a single. Good quality/price ratio, but no breakfast served and carpets in the corridors and stairs have seen better days. Free WiFi, yet available only in common space. Basic services, nice people.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Rome, Italy
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95 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

We was there on June 2011.
We paid for an economic Hostel but wen we arrived we understand that the place was not the usual hostel but it very similar to a good hotel.
The reception was very well organized, they accept payment with all credit card (included amex).
The room was small but very nice, clean, with the air conditioned and the tv. The bathroom was small too but very clean, pretty new, organized like a good hotel (paper towel was folded, there was a paper band around the WC, towel for the shower, for the hand and to put on the ground, etc...).

The position is very comfortable: It is just in front of the metro, like 15mt, near to the center. You can go to the center by feet (it's a descent path) and come back with the metro.

Last but not least there was an incredible view to a church faced with azulejos!

They have free internet.


Cons:
- there was no elevator (the hotel has 4 floors)
- they don't serve breakfast (but you have an automatic machine with some stuff and coffee)
- small rooms

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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North West, UK
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84 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2011

Very easy to find, arrive at the local tram stop straight from airport (€1.50) and the hotel is straight in front. Hotel is clean, reasonably basic, but also had a little character and nicely decorated. The room even had a little fridge in (don't worry it was silent).
Lots of nice places nearby including Cafe Majestic, and a comfortable 15-20 minute walk down to the river side (a little longer on the way back up).
Reception staff very helpful. Free WiFi only available near reception.
I would definately consider staying at this hotel again.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

This pension was a great little find. It was very cheap for the area and was in a good location, right next to the pedestrian shopping street of Santa Catalina and only a 10 minute walk down to the river and the Ribiera area. Heading up the hill, away from the sea, you are also a short walk from the 'night life' area with little bars, clubs and outdoor music. Overall the pension was great, the staff were really friendly and the room was clean. We also had a little balcony which was nice. The only complaint I have is about the noise. It's an old building, so we could hear people in the adjoining rooms and those in the room above us. We were also right near a bus stop, so could hear the buses come through early in the mornings... I guess on the positive side this meant we were up early and could make the most of our days in Porto!

If you're a light sleeper I would recommend taking ear plugs, but overall it's a great little pension.

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2011

Pleasant staff. Free wifi. Bit noisy road. Clean bathroom on double room.

  • Stayed April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

The hostel has very central location, you can easily walk anywhere from here, also the metro station is just across from the hostel. The hostel rooms are clean and comfy and the building and decor has an old charm, dont expect all renovated walls and carpets but its an old building and very clean. No breakfast served but you can find many cheap cafes nearby. For extra charm, ask for the attic room 40 or 41, those are best and with fridge!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austin, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2011

We can't rave enough about this hostel. If you come to Porto, you HAVE to stay here.
Good value and SPOTLESS rooms!
The staff is very friendly and helpful made us feel at home right away! Perfect location with all at walking distance including metro, buses and train stations.
Highly recommend this one!

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel do Norte
Address: Rua Fernandes Tomas 579, Porto 4000-217, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Ranked #59 of 103 Hotels in Porto
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel do Norte 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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