Nice setting but you need to get taxis every time you go out. A very steep walk to nearest village.... See full review
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
Nov 4, 2011
The 4-star Novotel Porto Gaia hotel, located in Vila Nova de Gaia, close to the center of Porto, allows quick access to the most characteristic sites of "the Unvanquished City", such as the Fundação Serralves museum, the Porto wine cellars, the exhibition centers and beaches. Relax in one of our 93 fully renovated rooms and enjoy the swimming pool and terrace while your children have fun in the playground. The hotel also has 7 fully equipped meeting rooms to accommodate events.
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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
No smoking rooms/facilities
No smoking rooms/facilities
24 hour front desk
Car rental desk
Doctor on call
Audio visual equipment
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
The "Côté Jardin" restaurant offers a selection of traditional Portuguese dishes and grilled meats.
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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.
buffet very good at 17 euros.
Breakfast not so good for 9 euros - but nowhere else to go.
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!
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):
Short drive from hotel
If you like hills and walking this trip was good for walking off the calories.