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AC Hotel Palacio Universal by Marriott

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This hotel is located at the Vigo Marina and you will be very lucky to have a nice sea view room. It is easy to access to the city center and seaside. Building is a little bit old but rooms are still nice and cosy. Staff is really helpful and breakfast is really very nice in the hotel. I would definitely stay again if I ever visit Vigo.

The AC Hotel is a very solid hotel with the perfect location. It is close to the old town, the port where day trips to the islands leave from, and the train station. Rooms are nice and the breakfast is good. They don't tell you, but you can order eggs as a part of the buffet. Our receptionist made excellent restaurant recommendations - I kept going back to her for more.

Travelled to Vigo to visit family and stayed at the AC Hotel Palacio Universal a Marriott hotel for two weeks.It was a contemporary hotel in the city near the port. Great professional team at the hotel . Front desk first impression with Sara was a desire to take care of the customer and insure we enjoyed our stay. Moira,Isabelle,Santi continued this great customer service throughout the day and evening. Suzie in the restaurant was outstanding. Room attendants were courteous and attentive. Get a Superior room which is larger and includes the mini bar. Great access to the port where cruise ships dock and within walking distance to train and city center mall. We will go back for sure.

The hotel is very conveniently located near the center of town. It is across the street from the bay and shopping. The only things I would have liked are that the towels need to be thicker (they are very thin.....a la Motel 6) and I would have liked there to be a big mirror above the desk.

Good modern hotel located in a very convenient spot, within walking distance of many restaurants and shopping. The bathrooms are very nice and big. Breakfast buffet has a lot of choice. Staff is very friendly. Bedrooms are not particularly well insolated so bring an extra box of earplugs if you like it quiet at night.

Staff were very helpful and pleasant. Also multilingual which can be helpful to some. Rooms are clean and nice. I found the beds too be overly hard and uncomfortable, similarly the pillows. Sheets were of poor quality and rough against the skin. I chose the hotel because of the Marriott name associated with it and the location which was excellent. The hotel was not up to Marriott standards. If you are tempted to use this hotel please ask for a high floor as the street noise level is atrocious.

This is a very nice hotel! The rooms are large and sufficient! Euro style buffet breakfast available every morning until 11am. Within walking distance of the marina and launches for ferrys and the bus lines. The staff are very attentive and helpful!

we went for a romantic weekend on a motorbike tryp. Stopped in front of the hotel. The room was excellent , with a romantic view to the harbor. within a minute walking distance you have many restaurants and bares for loads of fun. Samil beach is in a 10 minute ride. Breakfast was poor! Lovely hotel for a lovely weenkd!

We were too early for check-in so we were asked to return a few hours later, but left our bags by the reception with no problem. The check in was quick, and we carried our own small carry-on bags to our room. I didn't see a doorman or bellhop, but maybe one is available on call. The room itself met our expectations: The amenities were good (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, slippers, mini bar, etc.). The room was modern, clean and spacious. The bed was comfortable. We paid extra for an ocean-view room and we enjoyed the view of the waterfront. We paid for the breakfast buffet and it was good, but a bit expensive (14 Euros, I think). The service was good. We requested a sewing kit and it was delivered to our room right away. Overall this hotel met our expectations for comfort and conveniences and I recommend it to those looking for a hotel located near the waterfront, "Oyster Street", Laxe shopping mall and the historic part of the city.

We stayed there for a night and everything was great. Location is fantastic (really close to the old city), very nice room and breakfast. You'll find also very good restaurants at 100 meters distance. If you're traveling by car you can try find one of the very few parking places in the road or you can chose to stop the car in a very close park.

Rua Canovas del Castillo, 28 Vigo Pontevedra

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge
  • Fitness center

Located in Rias Baixas within a short walk of Museum of Contemporary Art, AC Hotel Palacio Universal by Marriott is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Castro Fortress. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 69 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, a fitness center, and a rooftop terrace. It's in central Vigo and also a short walk from Estuary Marine Station and Centro Comercial A Laxe.


For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is available for a fee. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


AC Hotel Palacio Universal by Marriott's 69 rooms are soundproofed and provide minibars, free newspapers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms have hair dryers, designer toiletries, and bidets. Rooms also include desks.

Property features

AC Hotel Palacio Universal by Marriott offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is offered for EUR 13 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic hotel include 3 meeting rooms, conference space, and a business center.

Room options

Superior Room, 1 King or 1 Queen Bed

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2


King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

78% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 259 reviews