I stayed at the Vila Gale for three nights on June 6th. The hotel is a couple minutes walk to the Metro station (Campo 24 Agosto) which is directly served by the Airport (about 30 minutes). Whilst the streets can be quite steep everything is within walking distance (that is never more than 30-40 minutes to all main shops, bars and The River Duoro). It is very quiet surrounding the hotel (though not especially appealing) and we had great views from our room.
The room itself is nice, comfortable, nothing special. But the best part of this hotel by far is the Pool/Spa. Every day I went it was fairly empty (with no charge for this particular time of year but do check in advance). I can't think of a better start to the morning than swimming whilst overlooking the city (pool is on the 19th floor open 9am-9pm). Sauna, Jacuzzi and Steam Room are all well maintained. And if like me you need a pool then look no further; few mid range hotels offer a pool in Porto. The lift system is quite confusing and they haven't really made the most of the film-theme you find in the lobby. All in all a good stay, in a decent (but not perfect) location. Highly recommended for any short city break!More
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