Hotel America is a fairly small hotel, with a rather unassuming frontage. It is the sort of hotel that I really should not like at all! The reception area was rather small and cramped and not very appealing. The lift was very slow and ponderous. Everything in the hotel looked rather dated and an upgrade to the equipment and facilities would not come amiss. The bedroom was again rather small, although they had managed to fit in a full bathroom suite - and the shower was superb. The wardrobe (the only hanging and storage space) was an absolute joke, being cut down to fit around a projecting wall. There was no safety deposit box in the bedroom, nor safe in reception - although reception said that they had never had any problems with theft.
However, it is rather a pleasant place to stay in many ways. The staff are very friendly and nothing seems too much trouble for them. When I booked in, the receptionist apologised for overcharging me by 3 euros on my pre-paid booking (it was so cheap, I would never have noticed if she had not pointed it out) and she insisted on giving me the 3 euros back. She then invited me to come to the hotel bar for a glass of port - very civilised. Breakfast was on a par with really expensive hotels. There was a huge spread and you could pick from hot food, cold meats and cheeses, cereals, breads, croissants, about 6 different jams (tubs and jars), delicious cakes and pastries, fresh fruit, tinned fruit, fruit juices, tea, coffee, water. The cakes and pastries were different each day and some of them (e.g. a magnificent chocolate cake) would probably have cost you 5 or 6 euros per portion in a café. So breakfast was excellent. If you asked the staff anything, they would give you very good suggestions for restaurants and where the best fado was etc. As for location, it is pretty central and only a few minutes walk down to the main shopping area and sights. So, it turned out to be a pretty good place to be and quite restful.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotwire, Orbitz, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, HostelWorld, Priceline, Agoda, TripOnline SA and Hotel.de so you can book your Hotel America reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- America Hotel Porto