The hotel is very nice. Our room was a decent size with a comfy bed and a nice bathroom. The breakfast was great. Lots to choose from. The wi-fi only worked in the reception but was free (access codes provided on request). The staff were friendly and the hotel was a great base for exploring. The only downside is the uphill walk home. But a gentle stroll out and a taxi home (not expensive) was a great compromise.
Can I reccomend a few things to do whilst in porto...
The taylors port house was excellent. A free tasting and tour was well worth the steep climb to get to it. The house sits in a beautiful garden. We sipped our free port with a friendly peacock!! Then after the half hr tour, you can sit on their balcony admiring great views of the city.
The vino logia bar on rua de sao Joao. A fab little bar that does various port tastings. We sat for an hr and paid 20 euros to taste 6 kinds. The barman was very knowledgeable and the bar is very quaint. Well worth a visit.
The majestic cafe on the rua de Santa Catarina. Beautiful place. We had strawberries and port one afternoon. You can sit in the gorgeous indoors or outside on the terrace to the rear or the street at the front.
The red open top tour bus. A ticket for 2 days was 18 euros. This included a 50 min boat trip to see the 6 Porto bridges. The tour has 2 routes. One around the old city and one that goes to the beach. We did one each day, hopping on and off. The boat tour was lovely, especially as there was a bar so we could enjoy a port whilst sitting on the deck!! Please be mindful that the 2 day ticket wasn't time stamped (as most other tickets in other cities are). Get your ticket early on the 1st day to ensure you get 2 full days. But well worth it. A bargain for a full 2 days sightseeing and a boat trip to boot. The ticket also includes 2 free tastings at port houses. We didn't go to these because we wanted to go to taylors but this is also free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located in the city centre of Porto, which is considered part of the World Heritage of UNESCO. It is near the Santa Catarina Street and the heart of Oporto, which is a traditional place for shopping, as well as for visiting the principal monuments of the city. The hotel has 62 rooms, all equipped with satellite TV, telephone, high-speed internet, minibar, air-conditioning, safety box and hairdryer. The hotel also offers 3 meeting rooms. Nearest metro station Marques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tryp Porto Centro Hotel Porto
- Sol Melia Porto Centro