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 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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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
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.
Terms and conditions
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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):
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).