Novotel Porto Gaia ★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 26, 2016 Check-out: Feb 29, 2016
3.9 /5
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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.


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

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  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Pet friendly
  • Elevators


  • Play ground


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant


  • 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


  • Free Wi-Fi in Room


  • Parking
  • Outdoor parking
  • Bus parking


  • Accessible facilities


  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Cribs available
  • Bath tub
  • Bidet


3.9 /5 Overall score

93% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.6/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.3/5
  • Comfort: 4/5
  • Location: 3.2/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

Not for a week

Would not recommend Fri, Jul 11, 2014
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.


Lovely restaurants along the Foz beaches

| UK Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Start of Vacation

Would recommend Fri, Nov 4, 2011
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!

| United States Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Nice hotel.

Would recommend Mon, Aug 23, 2010
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.


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).

| Springfield, MA, USA Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 2 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Close to Porto but not too close

Would recommend Sun, May 3, 2009
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.


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

| Albany, NY Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

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Hotel Policies

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

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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.

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