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Moov Hotel Porto Centro
Ranked #18 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Seven of us went to Porto for a short break from the heat of the Algarve. The Hotel B&B was chosen because of all the positive reports on Tripadvisor - and we weren't disappointed! Although the rooms weren't the biggest we've stayed in, it didn't matter as we were out all day. The beds were comfortable and the bathrooms very clean. The staff were very attentive and extremely helpful.
We didn't bother with breakfast at the hotel as there were several good cafes in the immediate vicinity.
On the down side, one of our party was a lady on her own who was not impressed with the lack of adequate lighting in the corridor to her room. We realised that this was part of the 'cinema' theme, but couldn't the lighting be improved, even slightly?

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear bigboz,
Thank you very much for posting your kind comments on TripAdvisor, which may help other travelers. Also thank you for your suggestions concerning corridor lights. They are indeed part of the cinema theme. But as we value our guests' contributions towards the improvement of our service we will certainly consider your suggestion.
We hope to be able to host you again soon.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Just come back from a fantastic weekend in the fabulus City of Porto.

This hotel was perfect for our needs, well placed and for the price was excellent value for money. The corridors are dark as others have mentioned, but this is part of the theme as it is an old renovated Cinema.

Very clean and the staff were brilliant, from the receptionists to the cleaners (who provided us with extra hangers - Just ask them if you need them!)

Didn't have breakfast here as we preferred to use the many small cafe bars nearby, though we did have the odd beer in the bar/patio garden which for a euro you cant grumble at : )

Loved Porto and would not hesitate to stay here if we return.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear Coogs34,
Thank you very much for posting your comments on TripAdvisor.
We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and our city so much and look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again soon.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed October 6, 2012

Modern and clean hotel in excellent location. Great value for money. But a number of things did not work. One of the bedside lights was out of action. Also the window blinds would not stay open and when we did try and open one the apparatus broke. We reported this and were told the technician had gone home for the day and would mend it next day but this didnt happen. The breakfast was good but very chaotic trying to get the food, cutlery etc, all laid out in a corner and then eating it in a fairly dark room. On balance great value hotel in a beautiful city.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear CoolCaro,
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Hotel B&B Porto Centro.
We're very sorry you have faced some problems with one of the bedside lights and with the window blinds. We regret to hear that it was not solved during your stay. We hope it won't prevent you from visiting us again soon.
Comments like the one you made about the access to the breakfast counter certainly motivate us to do better and we will soon enlarge the room to improve that.
Nevertheless, we are very happy that those setbacks didn't spoil your opinion about our hotel and great value set. Also we could not agree more that the central location is excellent.
We look forward to your next visit.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We used this hotel for an afternoon base whilst waiting for a late flight home.
We had been at the Quality Hotel opposite and thought this hotel maybe an improvement.

How right we were. The rooms are clean and modern...similar to the Motel One chain in Germany.
The Wifi was free and was easy to get on.

The only problem we could see, was that no hairdryers are provided in the rooms.
You can get one from reception (need to leave a deposit or similar) however when we asked for one, they were all out.

The reception staff were helpful and friendly and spoke good English.

We would certainly consider this hotel for our next stay in Porto.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear encodeme,
Thank you for taking the time to write about your afternoon stay at Hotel B&B Porto Centro. We are always very pleased to receive such positive comments on our guests' experiences.
You really seem to have understood what strong values really define us in the budget segment and for that we are delighted. We of course regret that you could not borrow one hairdryer.
We look forward to the opportunity of hosting you again soon, hopefully for a little big longer.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed September 26, 2012

We arrived quite early after a red eye flight from Canada. When we arrived at the hotel, we were told that check in is at 2:00 PM and that they would hold our luggage. All very nice. We wandered around for a couple of hours, had some breakfast, and returned around noon. I realize this is before the check in time, but every other hotel that I have stayed at (there are many, as I travel for business) always have rooms that are ready before check in. Perhaps I'm being picky, but they didn't even check when we asked, but stated the standard check in time. There is a lounge area above the reception area, so we wandered up there and relaxed on the sofas. I'm sure we napped as we were exhausted from the overnight flight as we don't usually get much sleep on those.
After 2 PM, we received our room. The room is typical for Europe, being small, but efficient in it's use. What the room is missing is any type of dresser where you can unpack. The clothes rod has 3 hangers, which for us is far too few. The front desk will supply a hair dryer upon request, but they do not have an iron at all. We were told there is a laundry service in the Via Catarina mall, about 500m down the road.
Breakfast is €6 per person, per day. It is a basic self serve continental buffet. There are several small places in the area with a better selection for not much more.
For €46 per night, I guess you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear PowerPlayNS,
First of all, thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Hotel B&B Porto Centro.
In fact, although we have 125 rooms and check-in time is from 2pm, our staff is committed and used to handling with requests for an early check-in, which they always do if there are available rooms (that might have been the issue). We're sorry this was inconvenient, especially as you have arrived from a long flight.
We also think that our stylishly furnished rooms present all the essential items for a comfortable rest, but of course we appreciate your suggestions regarding the unpack area, number hangers and the iron absence. B&B is clearly positioned at the budget segment and its often rewarded concept is always in motion, so very much value our guests' contributions towards the improvement of our service.
Please, next time you come to visit us, do not hesitate to inform us of any inconveniences.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

We got a good stay in this modern hotel with the most beatiful facade (old cinema). Modern, clean, quiet, not expensive (with huge pictures of American movie stars on the walls).
Friendly, informative staff.
Placed in the heart of (maybe) the most exciting/beautiful city in Europe. Down and up on the streets and bridges you will get not only unforgetable impressions of the fantastic houses, facades, but also a lot of excercise...
Looking for a good bar/restaurant... Do not look for long: just vis a vis to the hotel is it a bar placed (that one to left...), which is giving the best grilled fishes (robalo...), plus a good local beer for all together c. 10 EUR !
And do not forget a cop of cappucino in one of the most beautiful coffe houses in Europe: Cafe Majestic (perfect Art Neaveau...); It is much cheaper than a cappucino in a trivial caffeteria in other cities in (North) Europe...
We will come to Porto again! And we will stay in Hotel BB Porto Centro.
Beata and Wladimir, Copenhagen

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear Beata and Wladimir H,
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay at Hotel B&B Porto Centro. Thank you so much for your kindness.
We are very happy to learn how much you enjoyed Porto and that we have succeeded in making your stay so pleasant.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Kind regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Reviewed September 20, 2012

The room was very clean, modern and quite large. The Hotel is located in the heart of Porto, all places of interests are in walking distance. I recommend to pay the non-included breakfast for EUR 6 - it is a fair offer of bread, juices and fruit. Parking for the car is possible in a garage for EUR 7 a day (300 meters away from the Hotel).

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Gisela B, Diretor de vendas at Moov Hotel Porto Centro, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2012

Dear Raphael F,
Thank you very much for posting your accurate comments on TripAdvisor. We were very pleased to receive them, mainly as you have enhanced our cleanliness, location and contemporary decor, as well as our fair offer concerning the breakfast buffet.
We hope that you've enjoyed our city and that we may host you again soon.
Best regards,
Gisela Barros
Hotel B&B Porto Centro

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Address: Praca da Batalha, 32/34, Porto 4000-101, Portugal (Formerly Hotel B&B Porto Centro)
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #18 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Price Range: $57 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Moov Hotel Porto Centro 2*
Number of rooms: 125
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The mythical Cinema Aguia D'Ouro opens doors to a new hotel experience in downtown Oporto. In the emblematic building built in 1839, you will now find a renewed, sophisticated and welcoming space where the spirit of cinema is still alive. With the recovery of the Art Deco facade Moov Hotel Porto Centro (downtown OPorto) restores the soul and spirit of cinema to the inspiring Invicta City with the presence of several visual references. In the heart of the city, the hotel is very well located, near several underground stations which are connected to the Francisco Sa Carneiro airport and by the main accesses to downtown. ... more   less 
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