Porto Riad is a 'designer' hostel/hotel/B&B, with a Moroccan twist. It is situated just outside the city center, though fairly easy to reach by subway (get off at Trinidade station - then a 10 minute walk uphill). The hostel consists of a pre war house and a smallish garden. It is decorated with Moroccan furniture, carpets and nicknacks, giving it an oriental look. The room I was in (single room/shared bathroom) was rather small, but it had everything you could possibly want. The bathroom was just across the hall and I seemed to be the only one using it. The bed, however, was a dud: it creaked and rattled with every move and the mattress was to threadbare that the metal springs left marks on my back (not really, just adding to the drama....).
The breakfast was served from 08:00 onwards and was quite nice: fresh rolls, REALLY good coffee (!!) and tea and cheese/ham/marmalade.
Overall I'd say this hostel is definitely worth the €, but a change of beds/mattresses would not hurt.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Porto’s city centre, just a few meters from the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Porto Riad Guest House offers its clients an unforgettable and unique experience. Porto Riad is an enchanting and traditional house from the 40s totally renovated in 2009 under the theme of the Orient. Its mission is to provide clients an exotic and inspiring atmosphere. We invite you to share relaxed moments with an aromatic mint tea or a port. "Feel the magic of a Riad and discover the fascinating history of Porto." We are surrounded by the main touristic attractions and historical monuments of Porto, and we emphasize "Bolhao," the market, the Town Hall, Clerigos Church, the stock market and the historical area of Ribeira. ... more less
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