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“Good rooms and surprising good location”
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Eurostars Oporto
Ranked #17 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
498 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 414 helpful votes
“Good rooms and surprising good location”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed here twice, at the beginning and end of our recent trip to Porto and Galicia. Although it seems slightly out of the way, it's an easy journey from the airport on the metro - take line E (purple) to Trindade, then change to line D (yellow) to Hospital Sao Joao, the end of the line. From there, it's a quick walk across the road to the hotel.

The hotel itself is a modern building, clean and functional. The room doors are difficult to open without careful instruction! The rooms themselves are a reasonable size, with a separate shower room and toilet. The much advertised 'full kitchen facilities' aren't great. There is a microwave, a fridge, some cutlery, but nothing else. I wouldn't go there expecting to do any self-catering. The rooms are very comfortable and very clean. The staff were helpful, but we didn't really have much interaction with them.

It's easy to get into town, using the Metro, and there's a handy shopping centre at nearby IPO (the stop just before the hotel, but only a 5 minute walk), which has a Froiz supermarket. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes by the hotel, so you do have choices if you don't want to eat in the centre of Porto. Our favourite was the lovely cafe and cake shop just in front of the hotel - most excellent cakes. There is also a great burger place called 'Tropical Burger', which does the largest burgers known to mankind.

So, this is a good hotel, in a handy location, with plenty of eating choices around. The rates are excellent, so this is worth looking at.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the front are good, with balconies overlooking the reasonably quiet street.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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West Palm Beach, FL
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

This was a last minute decision. We decided to drive from Spain and were pleasantly surprised when we arrived.

The hotel itself fees like a renovated appartment building. It was very modern, nice and clean. Good value for the price.
What we enjoyed the most was the convenience of the location. We had a rental car but we barely used it.
The hotel is whithin walking distance from the train terminal. The train is fast and cheap.
We did not eat dinner at the restaurant, however, breakfast was great. Good selection and the juices are fresh.

The only thing missing was a gym or work out facility in the hotel.

Rooms were quiet every night. No specific views from the rooms since this is in a residential area.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sao Paulo - Brazil
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Eurostars Oporto is situated outside the downtown, but there is a metro station 100m and a supermarket 300m from the hotel. The staff is gentile, and the room has a good size. The breakfast is just normal.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Netanya, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Excellent hotel. The new. Large rooms. Great bathroom. There is a kitchen with all the amenities. Good breakfast. Underground parking for an additional fee. Very good location, close to the subway, close to the exit of the city. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I've chosen this hotel mainly bacause of the very good reviews. Hotel is nice and tidy, tastefully decorated and even if it's not in the city centre can be easily reached by metro so its location doesn't seem to bother.
However, what surprised me most and I has no price tag was staff attitude. I can't even say that they were properly behaved, yes they would do whatever were asked for but I didn't see a smallest sign of the smile ( was talking to 3 different reception staff) and have never heard a gretting while entering the hotel or leaving it. It is not what you do in 4 star hotel because of its rating but it's just a matter of good manners. I had the feeling that their work there was some kind of punishment. I believe that one's attitude is one of the main tools in the hoteliers industry, it costs nothing but changes a lot.
Also for people who have real problems with sleeping please be careful some rooms might be noisy (we had two different) - in the first one I could hear the water flowing all night and it the other the kitchen area was loud... don't know what it was.
Hadn't have a breakfast booked but there's a nice pastry place 2 minutes walk from the hotel.
If not for the staff attitude I would mark this hotel as 4 or even 5.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Espoo, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Checked the hotel from tripadvisor, and noted all the good reviews. However the hotel was very basic. It had a kitchen, but not any plates or similar. So the kitchen was useless. The room was quite cold and the air conditioning was noisy. The toilet was always cold.

However a great location, just a couple of minutes from the metro stop. We didn't have any breakfast at the hotel. We found a small shopping mall just 5min from the hotel, near the IPO metro station. There are some great breakfast places, where you could have a breakfast for 5€.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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bexhill on sea
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2013

very average. more for business than leisure. room good size , kitchen area included but was useless as there were no utensils or crockery. why is it there? space would have been better used to enlarge bathroom to include a bath instead of just a shower. room quite gloomy due to very dark wood furniture and wooden floor meant hearing footsteps all the time from other rooms. toiletries were sparse only a bar of soap and some shower gel. no shampoo. food at breakfast not replenished very quickly if at all so get to eat early if you want choice or you will have to wait. lastly the views are attrocious, out front a road and apartment blocks, out back waste ground with rubbish and a wonderful site of an electricity pylon yards from the room particularly 315. two good things though, most staff were friendly and very helpful and it is only 5 minutes away from Porto's great metro service which is inexpensive, clean and frequent.

Room Tip: don't take room 315 or it's neighbours
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Eurostars Oporto
Address: Rua Mestre Guilherme Camarinha 212, Porto 4200-537, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#14 Business Hotel in Porto
#15 Family Hotel in Porto
#16 Luxury Hotel in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Oporto 4*
Number of rooms: 64
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eurostars Oporto is a modern hotel just 15 minutes away from the airport. These 4 stars hotel has 64 apartmens fully equipped for your confort. The hotel is also an unsurpassable place for celebrating business or family events: we have four spacious reception rooms (Albahaca, Los Olivos, Sierra Morena, Guadalquivir), each measuring between 80 and 110 square metres and equipped with a complete range of technical and acoustic facilities. ... more   less 
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