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Novotel Porto Gaia

4 stars
View map of Lugar das Chas, Afurada, VILA NOVA DE GAIA, 4400-499

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
4 reviews
Not for a week

Nice setting but you need to get taxis every time you go out. A very steep walk to nearest village.... See full review

  • Masha1950
  • Jul 11, 2014
Start of Vacation

The staff was really helpful and provided us with ticket information for tours in the area. The... See full review

  • sing
  • Nov 4, 2011
The 4-star Novotel Porto Gaia hotel is located in Vila Nova de Gaia, just 3.7 miles (6 km) from the center of Porto. The hotel is just a stone's throw away from points of interest such as Fundação Serralves, the Vinho do Porto caves, the exhibition center and beaches. Relax in one of its 93 rooms, by the pool or on the terrace. Children will love the amusement facilities on offer. Choose one of the seven fully equipped meeting rooms to host your event at Novotel.

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Novotel Porto Gaia Rooms

1 Db+1 Sg beds Std
Standard Room with one double bed and one single bed. Enjoy a modern and spacious room with a double bed and a single bed. It features a work area, A/C, minibar, free tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, telephone, safe and free WIFI. Accommodates 2
1 Db bed + Sofa Sup
Superior Room with one double bed and one sofa bed. Enjoy a modern and comfortable room with a double bed and a sofa bed. The room has a work area, A/C, minibar, free tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, telephone, safe and free WIFI. Accommodates 2
1 Db + 2 Sg beds Std
Standard Room with one double bed and twin beds. Enjoy a modern and spacious room with a double bed and twin beds. It features a work area, A/C, minibar, free tea and coffee making facilities, LCD TV, telephone, safe and free WIFI. Accommodates 2 adults a

Amenities

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
Activities
Play ground
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
24 hour front desk
Childcare Service
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Car rental desk
FAX
Doctor on call
Overhead projector
Audio visual equipment
Computer rental
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Satellite TV
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Bath tub
Bidet

Dining

COTE JARDIN
The "Côté Jardin" restaurant offers a selection of traditional Portuguese dishes and grilled meats.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
02:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Novotel Porto Gaia

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
4 out of 4
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.3
Value:
4.3
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Review of Novotel Porto Gaia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Masha1950
Couples
UK
Jul 11, 2014

Not for a week

Nice setting but you need to get taxis every time you go out. A very steep walk to nearest village. Nowhere to walk to. However, staff are very good, rooms are clean and comfortable Perfect for a few nights stopover but not for a week. Evening buffet very good at 17 euros. Breakfast not so good for 9 euros - but nowhere else to go.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: In Hotel

Lovely restaurants along the Foz beaches

Review of Novotel Porto Gaia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sing
Couples
United States
Nov 4, 2011

Start of Vacation

The staff was really helpful and provided us with ticket information for tours in the area. The hotel was close to the old section of town and only short taxi rides were used to get back and forth. They had good parking. The breakfast was really good as was the dinner. The wine was a little high...the bottle we bought was 13 euro and we found the same bottle at a convenience store for 4.99 euro later. Avoid the tourist trap eateries...there are "hole in the wall" places that have wonderful food at low prices. Overall nice start to our vacation. Great bed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Novotel Porto Gaia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
Springfield, MA, USA
Aug 23, 2010

Nice hotel.

I really liked this hotel but it was out of the way. Unless you like to walk a lot, you really need to take a cab to get downtown. Public buses are very close but the system isn't that easy to use (not the hotel's fault but they could provide route maps). We were there in August and there was a constant cool breeze coming off the ocean which you could see from the property. Ask for an ocean view. The buffets in the restaurant were very good and even satisfied my very fussy 87 year old father.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

There is an excellent bike/walking trail in Vila Nova de Gaia all along the Douro River to the estuary and then for miles along the Ocean. You can walk to it from the hotel. A better option is to rent bikes (Blue Dragon)at the foot of the bridge in Porto and take a long ride (they offer guided sunset tours as well).

Review of Novotel Porto Gaia

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Chrishastra
Couples
Albany, NY
May 3, 2009

Close to Porto but not too close

The hotel is actually 10 - 15 minutes outside of Porto which ended up being a blessing in disguise. Short taxi ride into Porto (about 6 Euros) as parking in Porto would have been a major pain. Once in Porto we realized that we needed to see the sights and get back across the river before sundown as we did not feel safe walking around. We felt like prey and we are both city people. History is beautiful but the city and its historic sights are in severe decay and filthy. We walked across the bridge into Gaia and loved it. Nice little shops and cafes with seating along the river. Beautiful views of gondolas and Porto. Walked back to hotel at night along river with no problem.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

If you like hills and walking this trip was good for walking off the calories.

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