We spent 3 nights in this hotel and we had a great time. Hotel is modern, rooms are large enough, right, spotlessly clean and have all you need. Bathroom is very modern, we liked the design. As usual with this kind of modern bath, design is put on top of practicality, but we don't mind that at all, we really liked the place, some splashing and water here and there really didn't matter in the scheme of things. Some are complaining about getting to their rooms; indeed, corridors might seem tricky, but we enjoyed exploring the hotel and finding various routes to go to the restaurant for breakfast or to get to the underground parking.
We had a hire car as Porto was a 3 days stop on our Portugal tour, and the hotel is easy to find from the airport, and then easy to get out of the city without having to drive into Porto itself. Parking is in a secure underground car park and costs 9.50 euros a day. Access to city is also easy enough, if one wants to drive (although I recommend walking or public transport, much better ways to explore the city than driving through it).
As mentioned in other comments, hotel is not exactly in the heart of the city center, but for us was very convenient, we liked walking to the river shore and back, it was good exercise, we liked to observe the city and to lower our food after delicious dinners :) .
The hotel itself is located inside an old market, which is a light bright modern space with various food and drink options, very nice atmosphere to it on various moments of the day: business lunches, people on lunch break, or joining for drinks after office hours. Really nice to mingle with the locals, we found it very popular.
Breakfast was nice, we liked it that it was enough variety on the dishes but not food wastage as we have observed in other hotels. Fruits were very fresh, coffee really good, and staff were very smiley and attentive. Overall service of the hotel was good.
Check out was not the fastest, but the reception staff spoke good English (which was refreshing after other previous experiences) and they have been very helpful each time we asked for information or direction.
All in one, we had a great time in this hotel and we recommend it if one is happy with being a short distance out of the center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- O Hotel da Musica dispoe de 85 quartos distribuidos por 4 pisos. Espacosos, modernos e inspirados em pautas musicais de compositores famosos, oferecem condicoes ideais para estadas com o maximo de conforto e comodidade, no ambiente aconchegante de um acorde perfeito. ... more less
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