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“Good bed, good breakfast.”
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Seculo Hotel
Ranked #42 of 108 Hotels in Porto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Located within a long but doable walk from the city center. The street the hotel is on has a lot of empty houses, actually most of Porto is like that.
The hotel is very good, rooms, bathrooms, balconies are very specious, nice practical design, clean. Staff is friendly and helpful. There is free parking in the hotel's gaurage. They allowed us to leave car on the parking for a day after we checked out.
Special feature of the hotel are huge balconies with table, chairs and sunbads. Our bathroom was also huge, with huge mirror on the wall. It was wonderful.
The breakfast was very typical Portugal with some sweet cakes, yogurt, muesli, fresh fruits, cheese and ham, selection of breads, tea, coffee, juice.
Recommended for budget stay in Porto.

Room Tip: the room on the 7th floor had huge balcony and bathroom
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 4, 2014

I had a good room with spa bath and tv. It was very clean and had a thermostat to help regulate heat. I also had a balcony but rained every day so couldn't make much use. Handy to have a torch as had power cut and no lighting on floor (5th).
Breakfast was average, continental style,suited me. No tea coffee facilities in room but there is a fridge. The bar didn't appear to be used its where you have breakfast, however they happily made me a coffee free of charge.hotel is only 5 minutes walk from metro (Marques) and 7 minutes walk to town centre, beware it is a steady hill climb back, helps burn off the calories. The area is a little run down like a lot of Porto but I felt OK walking back on my own. Reception staff very friendly and helpful, even ordered me pizza as most places were closed on new year's day and I was soaked and didn't fancy trying traipsing round looking for somewhere. I enjoyed my stay.

Room Tip: Room 501was good, with spa, but I got a deal.
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed December 15, 2013 via mobile

Ignore what the other reviews say! This is a DUSTY and old hotel, quite a walk away from the centre! Breakfast is ok which is why it has one star. Humidity in the room is so badly regulated that I'm either shivering or perspiring. Staff is quite helpful.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 21, 2013

Excellent breakfast. Helpful and friendly staff who speak good English. Very good value for money hotel. Spotlessly clean. Comfortable and quiet. Well fitted bathroom with toileteries. Quite close to metro station and easy to find.
The location is a 20 minutes walk away from the center in a less attractive area but I encountered no problems. I would certainly return here on a future visit to Popto.

Room Tip: My room was at the back and was very quiet but I don't think street noise is likely to be a prob...
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

with the excellent breakfast in the smart, if window-less, basement of this hotel. We had a large room with balcony but awful weather so no use ! The staff were very attentive.
Some people might prefer to stay nearer to the city centre as the area is run down and not pleasant to walk around.
Room 601 has the lift mechanism outside which was rather noisy and no bedside light.
But when we got soaked, the staff were kind enough to provide a heater without being asked so that we could dry our clothes.

Room Tip: Rooms at the front are on a busy road. Rooms at the back overlook the fire-escape. 601 is spacious...
  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

...and you want value for money, think about Hotel Século. Ok, when you arrive by metro and start your descent on Rua Sta Catarina you may wonder why several houses need a serious make over, but when you arrive you will find a decent hotel for a fair price. Nice rooms, good breakfast and good working wifi. And as for the area, well, no problem, that can only get better over time.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank Robert K
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Judging by the ratings given by other guests, I had very high expectations of this two-star about a half hour's walk from Porto's centre. What I found was very clean and relatively comfortable and reasonable, but not exceptionally spectacular. Room was clean and furnished adequately, breakfast was continental, service was friendly. Free parking area has some of the tightest spots in recorded human history. Neighborhood is not fantastic. Still the rates are good. It is perhaps closer to a good 3 star than anything more.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 1256, Porto 4000-447, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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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
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Also Known As:
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