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Holiday Inn Express Porto - Exponor

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

If you're visiting Exponor for an exhibition, the hotel is opposite its secondary entrance and a few hundred metres from the main gate. It's also ideal for the cruise terminal and the airport which is a ten minute taxi ride or the local bus stops outside. But don't discount it if you're visiting Porto itself. The 601 bus stops right outside and - subject to traffic - you'll be there in half an hour. Or walk to nearby Matosinhos Market and take the coastal promenade bus route 500 - it's a lovely trip and only about 2 euro. The hotel itself is a typical HI Express layout including a decent inclusive breakfast. Rooms are well appointed and there's a bar and restaurant - although that is pretty limited food wise. There's a reasonable amount of parking and a sun terrace. The staff are excellent - particularly reception - and go out of the way to help. We missed having a safe in the room though. Don't believe the reviews about there's nothing close by. You just need to look! Somewhat hidden is Rua Vila Franca right next to the hotel and running at a higher level so you don't notice it. Walk that street for about 10 minutes and you're in Leca. To eat in an old mansion try O Chanquinhas on Rua de Santana - silver service for half the price we'd pay in the UK. Another not to be missed is Arrail Pirata on Rua Hintze Ribeiro. Son and mum run it and it's brilliant and so reasonable. It's a half hour walk or 5 minutes in a taxi or by bus. And in Matosinhos the street adjacent to the docks has about twenty great fish restaurants. About 20 minutes brisk walk. Leca and Matosinhos both have excellent beaches, beach bars and Matosinhos has plenty of shops and an interesting fresh produce market. There are even two open air pools close by - one on Leca beach itself. We will happily stay here again next time round.

Modern, calm, clean, comfortable, this hotel has it all! The free breakfast was great. In the room, the beds were cosy, washroom was neat, and the view was actually pretty nice. 10 minutes away from airport, which was very convenient for us. Absolutely great hotel.

Nice clean hotel. Away from Porto but only 25 mins by 601 bus from outside hotel. Metro is 20 mins walk away and takes an hour into town. Staff are very friendly and make the hotel. Would happily stay here again in the future.

We were only here overnight before catching a plane so all I can say about this hotel is that the room and bathroom were spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff were extremely helpful. This was the only hotel we found in Portugal that supplied tea and coffee making facilities in the room. The TV was the smallest of any of the other hotels we stayed in. Left too early for breakfast but we were given an apple, a croissant and a juice each to take with us to the airport (10 minutes drive away).

Nice chain hotel. Rooms were comfy and clean. The overall service from the entire staff is just great. They even allow dogs. It's not far from nice beaches and restaurants plus a short drive into Porto. Plenty of free parking.

The hotel is an express so expect the minimum necessities. This one also has a restaurant. Lobby area really nice . Rooms are typical holiday inn. The service however is excellent !!! Strange location for a hotel but there are several good restaurants within a 10 minute walk ..

We stayed here our last night of a tour of the douro because we had a 7am flight. For that it was great. The other positive was the friendly staff. They were VERY nice and arranged our cab for the morning etc. The room was okay, but the air conditioning did not work but when we opened the window it was too loud outside to sleep well. Bathroom was adequate. Restaurant was very limited and we opted to order a pizza instead. Nothing of note within walking distance. For one night in route to the airport it is not a bad place, but not for a vacation.

As the hotel is just across the street from exponor, it has an exccellent location if you are goin there. However, if you are going to Francisco Sa Carneiro airport, the hotel is a bit far away and requires you to take a taxi or to walk a while to the nearest metro station. Very polite and attentive staff. Not very good soundproofing that lets you hear everything in the corridor. Although it has been renovated, in some aspects it still shows the age.

very nice hotel, close to exposition center and airoport, good for business trips.not so good for turism as is far (1 hour by metro) from city center, but close to the port; very clean rooms, rich breakfast;

Very nice and clean hotel. Personal is very kind and professional. The hotel is just 10minutes away from the airport by car and the taxi costs ca. 15€. The hotel works with taxi companies and they can arrange the transfer to the airport 24hors a day.

Av. Dr. Antonio Macedo, 163 Matosinhos

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour business center

Located in Leca da Palmeira within a short walk of EXPONOR - Porto International Fair, Holiday Inn Express Porto - Exponor is within a mile (2 km) of Leca da Palmeira Beach. This 134-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and a 24-hour business center. Near the airport, the hotel is also close to Leixoes Sea Port and Piscina das Mares.


Free continental breakfast is served each morning from 7 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at Lobby bar, the hotel's onsite restaurant.


All 134 air-conditioned rooms feature sofa beds, coffee makers, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus LED TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

Guests of Holiday Inn Express Porto - Exponor enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a 24-hour business center. Self parking is available for EUR 3.00 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a computer station and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

71% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 240 reviews