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“A base for visits to Porto”
Review of Novotel Porto Gaia

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Novotel Porto Gaia
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a pleasant hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia, across the Douro river from Oporto. Although it is difficult to find even with a GPS (it is off the Arrabida bridge), it is surprisingly pleasant for a short stay (ours was just one night so there were facilities we didn't use).
Staff at reception were nice and professional; our room was spacious with a very comfortable bed, a sofa-bed, modular furniture and modern bathroom. There was free wi-fi.
Dogs are accepted for a fee.
Private parking is free; that is good because you need a car (or taxi) to go anywhere.
The pool area is pleasant and there are facilities for children to play in.
Breakfast was expensive so we didn't have it. There is a bar and restaurant but we went out for meals.

Room Tip: Even-numbered rooms have a nice view over the pool and towards the ocean.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

staff are very helpful and in our case responded weel to a problem wiht aircon.You really need a car as you are in between the beaches south of Porto and the city centre.I would not recommend eating at the hotel but there a lots of restaurants associated with beaches to the south.Beaches to the south are best for sunbathing and have great cycle paths and boardwalks.The best sand for paddling and swimming are on the northern beaches at Matoshinhos and Leca.In summary a good central point for sightseeing .

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 12, 2013

Nice reception staff, rich breakfast. Actually as in all hotels of this chain. I didn't rate the hotel as "exellent" only because of location. You can reach Porto just by taxi even it is not cost a lot.There is a xbox in lobby which brings a lot if fun for children. And also one small fault that bar is closing near midnight.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

The service , the bed , breakfast amazing and dinner excelent also.
The place has a pool also... I did not use but sitting outside on the garden was real nice.

In the morning you get up for a nice breakfast ,then go visit the wine cellars close by and walk around the beautiful Douro river you have a fantastic time to remember..

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

We stayed at the Novotel for one night and found that it offered great value for money. Clean and modern rooms, a bit far from the centre of town but pleasantly walkable in less than an hour. Taxi ride affordable. Offers quick getaway with proximity to motorway. Bed comfy, hotel quiet and breakfast adequate. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Stayed here for 1 night on our way to Algarve because Son wanted to do the Porto stadium tour, and Daughter wanted to do the Lisbon stadium the next day. Location was excellent for driving into the city and hotel is very easy to find.
The hotel and grounds were immaculate, and free WiFi throughout the building.
Pool was very clean and welcoming, bar & breakfast service was excellent & very reasonably priced. We have stayed in quite a few Novotels over the years & this was the best.
Would highly recommend for a visit to Porto.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

I expected bog standard / basic Novotel. This otel was good enough to spend a long holiday! Although very compact, it offered everything you could possibly need on your holiday.
Super pool area, great relaxing Bar - I thoroughly recommend.

Room Tip: Some guests experienced problems with their air con, filters needed cleaning. My room was 100% fine...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Novotel Porto Gaia

Address: Rua Martir Sao Sebastiao, Vila Nova de Gaia 4400-499, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#2 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#3 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#4 Luxury Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: $69 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Porto Gaia 4*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Porto Gaia is a 3 star hotel located in Vila Nova de Gaia, close to the centre of Porto and renowned wine cellars, 20 km from the airport and 35 km from the Europarque conference centre. Perfect for a business trip or a holiday with your family, the hotel offers 93 airconditioned rooms, including 56 non smoking rooms, five meeting rooms for your conference and seminar needs, a restaurant, bar, private parking, swimming pool, terrace area and playground for children. Pets allowed. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Novotel Porto Gaia Hotel Vila Nova De Gaia
Novotel Vila Nova De Gaia
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