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Residencial Vale Formoso
Ranked #61 of 173 Porto B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 17, 2013

This hotel is really simple and friendly. I have been there for 4 nights with my girlfriend and that was so good. It is only 20 min walk from the historical center and bit less from the big metro station so it is easy. Joseph; owner of the hotel is so friendly that is has helped us every time that he could. Thank him, it was a great short trip.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

low price for a nice journey. the room was big and clean. it is in a quiet street about 1,5 km far from the center, but there are a bus stop behind the corner. we went on foot to the center and it took us about 20-25min. o senor josè was very nice.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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ValeFormoso, Gerente at Residencial Vale Formoso, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went to Porto for one week and looked for something cheap near the center. Vale Formoso performed this task very well. I think its about 15 minutes to walk to the city center. Sometimes it was beacause of the heat very exhausting to walk, so we took the bus (the station is VERY close to Vale Formose) or we decided to go by metro. (maybe 10 minutes from Vale Formoso). A big advantage is the supermarket. (beside the bus station). You can buy stuff very cheap and you haven´t to carry it big distances. (Waterbottles for example) I think there is a lack of big supermarkets in Porto.Strangely, we had not found something similiar. Just small and expensive shops. The hosts were very friendly! The room, we had number 12, was good and clean. They changed the beddings very often, vacuumed the floor... I don´t think that it was very noisy. Someone else asserted this. We had some nice and quiet days in the room! I can suggest the room for everyone who want to spend some cheap and good nights in porto!

Room Tip: We had room number 12. We liked it, because it connected with a own bathroom, has an ventilator, a t...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Dennis G
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We booked this hotel with no knowledge of Porto, or what the town had to offer, on the basis that it had garage parking for our convertible car, nearby. It's an easy and interesting 30 downhill walk into town using the map provided by the hotel, which gives you access to the Port houses and riverside restaurants. The beach was a 15 minute drive away. The Father and Son who ran the hotel were incredibly friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and the breakfast good. It was a bit like visiting your Grandparents house, though, but all the better for that. We had an excellent meal away from the tourist restaurants, Cozzza Rio, Rua San Francisco, 8.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Steve B
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Reviewed February 21, 2012

we stayed in october, is a very nice family operated hotel, large and clean rooms, is located near the bus station, with 2 great local food restaurants nearby. the owner and his son are very friendly. the rooms are old style, have private bathrooms and free wi fi.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

So firstly, I have to totally disagree with the review from the guys from Oslo, Norway, which says that it is very noisy, 22 is horrible, door always open et cetera...We stayed in the room 22 for 4 nights and it was absolutely splendid ! The room was spacious enough with a 3rd bed that we used for our lugagge and clothes...the bathroom was very well maintained and cleaned EVERY DAY as well as our bed sheets ! The door of the hostel was always LOCKED and Jose (an extremely friendly and nice old man) would open it at any time we came in ! It was very safe..meaning that no one who was not staying at this hostal could even enter the building....Breakfast was OK ! very good portugese coffee and some tradidional bread with butter and jam...
Plus they never charge you anything untill you check out so I dont really understand Onte's comment that they charged them for the rooms in advance...not possible considering that this family run business does not even accept credit cards ! The hostal is in very quite area about 15 minute walk from the city center..bus and metro nearby ! Porto is a beautiful city and if you want to spend some money on acommodation and still want to get the best customer service possible..definitely book with Vale Formoso ! Every recommendation they gave us was simply fantastic and we could not have enjoyed our stay more ! This small family run place has its atmosphere of an old portugese hostal with old style furniture and small cosy rooms and it is definitely a gem of this beautiful city !

Thank you again Jose and the whole family for making our stay in Porto so pleasant !

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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ValeFormoso, Gerente at Residencial Vale Formoso, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Many thanks for your fantastic review that is very complete!

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Reviewed April 21, 2011

First, they charge us for the rooms before we even get there.
sometime noisy, because of the young guests
Street noice rooms front side of hotel
Imposible to sleep in the rooms at the front.
It would be better to have more space in the bathroom
the door to the hotel is always open. This made us feel that the rooms were left very unattended, and with no safe avaialble we didn't dare to leave anything of value in the room whenever we left it.

Room Tip: room № 22 - never!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Onte
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ValeFormoso, Gerente at Residencial Vale Formoso, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2014

Thank you for your review.
Now we work with the door closed and have changed windows to reduce street noise.
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Address: Rua do Capitao Pombeiro 175, Porto 4250-373, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 173 B&Bs / Inns in Porto
Price Range: $29 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Residencial Vale Formoso 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
If you're looking for a place to stay when visiting Porto city, that offers familiar and comfortable environment like no one else, Residencial Vale Formoso is a name to keep! We have at your disposal 14 bedrooms in two very emblematic buildings that breathe Porto's history and architectural life. Open 24h a day you can easily find us right in the city centre. 900 Meters from the metro station "Marques". ... more   less 
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