Stayed here recently for business, and was a bit nervous because I normally stay at the Sheraton, which is not too far from this place. I had heard that there were not that many nice hotels in Porto Alegre (I travel here fairly often for business), so when I discovered the Sheraton was full, I was uncertain. I should not have been so concerned.
The only knock on the hotel comes from my check-in experience. The staff does not speak English very well - and in some cases - is extremely limited. As you enter, don't be too worried about the location (quite safe apparently) or appearance (looks a bit run down). I arrived about 11:30 am very tired from my long-haul trip from the USA, and had booked early check-in. Unfortunately, I could not get into my room immediately and had to wait about 45 minutes. This was not a huge problem, but considering my concerns coming in, this really was a big disappointment - especially because she told me it would be about 10 minutes. I also had a fairly hard time with understanding the desk staff, but we worked it out with some slow exchanges (she was very pleasant and accommodating).
Upon entering the room, it was quite warm (Porto Alegre has experienced a very prolonged period of very hot temperatures). I had a bit of an issue getting the air conditioning sorted out, but it started cooling down and I got refreshed before heading out to work. The room never did get that cold but was mostly comfortable, as the unit had a tough time keeping up with the heat and humidity, I think. I closed my curtains during the day so that the room did not heat up unnecessarily.
The room itself was very clean and a decent size (compared easily to US hotel rooms), with hardwood floors. The bed was a good size, probably a queen with a large desk. The power in the room was all US voltage (110V), so you do not need European converters or adapters. There are outlets in the bathroom as well.
The bathroom was about average-to-smallish, with a shower only. The water pressure was decent, and the temperature was constant and warm/hot.
The room was quiet overnight.
I viewed the gym, which looked decently equipped, but never used the equipment. It included treadmills, elliptical, bike, and some weights.
The restaurant was good for breakfasts with several options for a typical European style place. Food seemed very fresh and the staff kept things clean and stocked. They had a couple of hot options, but I did not even look at what they were serving. I did not try the restaurant for anything else.
The hotel is across the street from a park, but I did not visit it. I am told it is safe (during daylight hours). It is also close to a few restaurants (pizza joints mostly).
Overall, I prefer the Sheraton, but would not be disappointed with having to stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in the district of Moinhos do Vento and 4 miles from Salgado Filho International Airport, this hotel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. Private parking is available. Rooms at the Quality Hotel Porto Alegre are modern decorated with large windows facing the park or the city. They have flat-screen TVs with cable channels and a large work desk. Ironing facilities and safe are included. Guests at Quality Porto Alegre can use the on site laundry and business facilities. A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel's lounge. A variety of restaurants and are in the area around the hotel. The Porto Alegre Country Club and the city's bus station are within 3 miles of the hotel. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Priceline, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Cancelon and HotelQuickly so you can book your Quality Hotel Porto Alegre 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:
- Quality Hotel Porto Alegre Brazil