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Vera Cruz Porto Hotel
Ranked #57 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Reviewed January 29, 2012

Stayed here last summer with my family and had a great holiday but did not get much sleep as the noise was very bad. But apart from that it was ok, the staff were friendly, it's a great location,the food was good. The kids had a great time as there was lots of activities for them plus the staff were great with them.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 28, 2011

Positives:
1. Staff are extremely friendly, caring and helpful.
2. Great location - a 10 min walk down (and I mean down) to the river
3. Nice view from the roof-top breakfast room

Negatives:
1. Stuffy, outdated décor
2. Small rooms, with extremely uncomfortable bed (and I am really not fussy about bed-quality)
3. Damp bathroom with inadequate airflow - mould on the ceiling and walls
4. Breakfast was low-quality with little choice

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

I had a simple standard room (the least expensive option)

Cons:
- Room smelled really, really awful
- Shower was tiny, water got all over the floor, the bottom of the curtain had mold. But pressure and temperature were good.
- Asking price (60 euros) is too high for the quality
- WiFi costs money, but it is available in the rooms

Pros:
- Well located right by the Aliados metro station. Not far from the touristy area. Right by the main tourist office.
- Really nice breakfast room. Pretty good all you can eat breakfast including yogurt and canned fruit, cereal and the standard bread and cheese.
- Flat screen tv with cable, but the tv was really far away from the bed and kind of hard to see.
- Elevator.

I would not stay again because of the smell and the nasty shower.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

The hotel is conveniently located for everything in Porto, the rooms are clean, and the breakfast room has a lovely view. However, it has poor insulation and is located on a busy street, so we could hear cars passing all night long. Also, although perfectly adequate, the rooms are charmless and small (I left with a painful bruise on my shin from the bed frame). We felt the hotel would have been great at 40-50 euros per night, but at 75, we expected more. We had booked a suite - but the room had two single beds pushed together, and they switched us into a regular room with a proper double bed. The suite was just a larger room, and definitely not worth the inflated price. If you do stay here, make sure to get a room on an upper floor 5-7, to minimize the traffic noise. They do have an elevator.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 20, 2011

I had bood a hotel for my daughter and I to spend a few days to get to know Oporto. Unbeknown to us, my husband had arranged to surprise us-the staff made it easy for him to make all the arrangements. Rooms (we had 2) were superior. Breakfast was included and served on bright rooftop setting (w/views). Front desk staff was wonderful, also spoke english and knowledgeable. Cidalia who was one of the staff during breakfast was wonderful too.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 14, 2011

We stayed for a week in a double room at the front of the B&B just off the Avenida dos Aliados, the most central avenue in Oporto. Great location and just a few minutes walk to everything including the Trinidade Metro station for travel to and from the airport. The room was perfectly adequate for our stay - clean and tidy and a bargain at about 50Euros PRPN. Not a big issue but the small screen TV was located on the highest point of the wall above the wardrobe so difficult to see if your eyesight isn't perfect! Staff extremely friendly and helpful, and speak excellent English. They did try to charge us for a telephone call we never made but were happy to believe us and did not press the issue. Breakfast adequate - the usually continental fayre but plenty of it if you wanted. The breakfast room situated on the 8th floor with a fantastic view and outside terracing is amazing but what a waste that it isn't utilised throughout the day. All in all, we were very satisfied and we would recommend it to other travellers.

Room Tip: The rooms facing the road can be noisy but once the window is closed it is fine.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

This is a standard traditional city centre hotel but perfectly fine for a short stay. Furnishings in the bedroom were old and traditional wood (nicer than normal hotel stuff) but very well maintained and clean. Mattressess was firm and bedlinen crisp and of good quality. Public areas were pleasant with some thoughtful additions like books and magazines. Lift and double glazing all upgraded recently (the double glazing is good for shutting out the noise of traffic). Bathroom was a bit tired and the shower did not work too well despite the new shower head (not enough water pressure). Breakfast was adequate - tinned fruit, yoghurt, cereals, bread, ham and cheese). The best two things were the location (near two metros on one of the main city squares), and the staff who were all (reception, cleaners and breakfast room) particulary friendly and kind. Fair value for money, would stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Vera Cruz Porto Hotel

Address: Rua de Ramalho Ortigao 14, Porto 4000-407, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #57 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Price Range: $70 - $274 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Vera Cruz Porto Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 35
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