We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Real nice hotel”
Review of Seculo Hotel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Seculo Hotel
Ranked #40 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2013

We stayed for one week in this hotel and had a really nice time , it is in a slightly shabby area but lots of places in Porto are a bit run down and a lot of derelict buildings but the Seculo is clean with great staff and free parking on site , it is only a 10/15 minute walk into the main town centre , the breakfast is very good with a good selection and fresh bread and cakes and great coffee , the rooms are very good and very clean the rooms at the back and very quiet the front rooms suffer from traffic noise .
All in all a very nice hotel and very good value for money we will certainly stay here again when in Porto .

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank love2travelGalicia
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (320)
There are newer reviews for Seculo Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

39 - 45 of 320 reviews

Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Seculo offers a friendly welcome from desk staff who also takes time to offer any help and advice that you request. It seems to be a Hostel that has worked hard to the best there is and I would be delighted to find a Hotel in this price range with all is services whenever I travel. Located around 15 minutes walk from the centre of porto (downhill) for the return the girl on the desk advised taking the Metro to Marques which is the station up the hill leaving you with a 5 minute stroll back down the hill to the Hotel. We tried this and with a fare of around 4 euros for a couple I would say e reasonable alternative was the taxi we caught when the pouring rain made and walking an unattractive option which only cost us 4.20 euros, delivered to the door.
The room was clean, comfortable and adequately furnished a flat screen television had a multitude of channels and being Portugal all the English language programmes are in the original language with portuguese subtitles. Free WiFi in the room gave us 10 mbps (wish I could get that at home). Free parking through an arch and behind the building was a bonus but VERY tight and you need to be sure of the width of you vehicle and the first time in staff see you in in and apparently if you are not confident they offer a free valet parking service - nice touch. All this for just 39 euros per night with breakfast was included, our 3 night visit in february was exceptional value for money - Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank ArroyoResident
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent two nights in this hotel in January 2013. The hotel is located in 20 minutes from the city center on a quiet part of the street. The rooms were clean and warm, breakfast was good and service was excellent. Highly recommended if you want to spend a weekend in Porto.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank andreychuk
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Seculo is one of those properties that got a (formal) new lease on life following the introduction of the most recent legislation, being reborn as a hotel following a long previous life as a 'pension' :-) Having said that, it is a very decent product with spacious rooms, very friendly staff (everyone from the front office to the night guardian) and a copious buffet breakfast. It is within walking distance of 2 metro station (direct access to the airport) and very close to the centre yet it is not very 'central'. A good choice often offering value for money (check out their rates).

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank JOSE G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 9, 2012

A very nice place. The hotel is rather small and managed very well.
The staff was friendly and helpful, The room was big, comfortable, very quiet and spotlessly clean. The bed was big and very comfortable. The breakfast was pretty good.
It takes about 10-15 minutes on foot down the street to get to the city centre. There is a metro station some 200 meters away and a bus stop almost at the hotel door.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank regaleks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Incredible value hotel, great location and friendly staff. The rooms were clean and nice, there's free parking available(ask at the reception) and free wi-fi(ask at the reception for the password). The breakfast was pretty good.

The location is great since it's on one of the main tourist streets, while there make sure to visit the Bolhão market, and the cafés in the area(Majestic Café, while very nice, is pricey too). About 50m from the hotel's entrance(towards the river) you have one of the best places in Oporto to eat Francezinha(all meat sandwich in spice sauce, incredible!), Bufete Fase, recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Dumitrutira
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 19, 2012

My husband, 6 year old daughter and myself stayed 2 nights at this family-run small hotel in July, 2012. The location was ~15 min. walk to town and was in a rundown neighborhood, but the staff were very nice and helpful, the rooms/bed were clean and the breakfast was good. I would recommend this hotel to others.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Shaunaottawa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Porto hotels
1.7 mi away
Quality Inn Portus Cale
Quality Inn Portus Cale
#42 of 108 in Porto
413 reviews
1.4 mi away
HF Tuela Porto
HF Tuela Porto
#36 of 108 in Porto
635 reviews
1.2 mi away
AC Hotel Porto
AC Hotel Porto
#39 of 108 in Porto
621 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.5 mi away
The Artist Porto Hotel & Bistro
2.1 mi away
BessaHotel Boavista
BessaHotel Boavista
#15 of 108 in Porto
918 reviews
0.6 mi away
Residencia LIS B&B and Parking
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Seculo Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Seculo Hotel

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1256, Porto 4000-447, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Porto
#21 Family Hotel in Porto
Price Range: $64 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Seculo Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 22
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, Hotwire, TripOnline SA and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Seculo Hotel 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:
Seculo Residencial Porto

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing