Best Western Hotel Inca is close to Trindade metro station, which is really handy and it is a short walk to downtown Porto. It's quiet and tidy, which is great, especially when on business. Most of the staff were very friendly and helpful, handing out free maps and giving directions. They let me check in hours ahead, as I arrived early, which was really nice and much appreciated.
However, I'm not sure how they got the 4 stars - it's just not up to 4 star standards. It's not that it cost all that much to stay there (approximately €55), but I would have appreciated if they were up front with their 3 star standard (there's nothing wrong with being a 3 star hotel!). The room was quite average, though it had a fantastic view over the city. The bathroom was meant to have a bathtub, which it did, but it was miniscule - I mean, I have never in my life seen such a small tub. Perhaps it was a bidet? Jokes aside, it was tiiiny. I don't understand how a full size, adult human being is meant to fit in there. There was a TV in the room, but only one channel was in English, so no Sky or anything fancy like that - there was also a safe in the room, which you had to pay for. There's a computer with internet in the basement of the building that you have to pay to use, but there is apparently wifi in the room. These things may sound petty, but surely, if it is meant to be a 4 star hotel, these things should be considered...
The breakfast was ok with a good selection - different kinds of bread, cereal, omelettes, etc - the usual. All quite good!
The decor of the place is somewhere between horrific and terrific - the breakfast room looks like it hasn't been touched since the 1970s, amazing stuff. Lovely shades of brown! So maybe they need a bit of an update...?
It sounds like a bad review, but it really isn't, as long as you don't expect to get a 4 star hotel here - perhaps it once had 4 stars and lost one along the way! I would still recommend the hotel and would have no problem staying here again.
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Inca
- Best Western Porto
- Porto Best Western
- Best Western Hotel Porto