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Novotel Porto Gaia

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

A wonderful and well situated hotel( if you have a car) , excellent value for money. Make sure you have breakfast, it is excellent. The staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us some advice about what to do in the area. We have already been twice to this hotel and will certainly come again in the future. A perfect stay.

we had a good experience , the staff was nice , the breakfast was excelent, fantastic . The location is good , not so near at historic center but essy to go. there are a shopping and restaurants near .Quiet place , so calm night .

We had a good welcome, a room that can accommodate the whole family is the best thing about this hotel. But, we think the breakfast was a bit disorganized, many people and few tables and only one coffee machine.

Perfect location for a short break or holiday. The room was a lovely size. I Unusual to have a bidet in the bathroom. The downside was the disposal cups and wooden stirrers for hot drinks. Buffet breakfast was great, sausages were like spicy, garlicky chipolatas which were tasty.

stayed here with friends for 4 nights in June. was lucky to get a room with a pool and sea view. the hotel was spotlessly clean, comfortable and in a nice quiet location. the staff were extremely helpful too. The garden and pool areas were lovely and clean and pool towels were provided free of charge. A short taxi ride from Porto centre but we didn't have a problem with this. Breakfast was a lovely all you can eat buffet which was very good value. We also had the buffet lunch on one day, and again, lovely food and a good price. I would have no hesitation in staying here again. In fact, one of the nicest Novotels I have stayed at.

We stayed in this Hotel for 4 nights. A little bit far from Porto's main attractions but the room is clean and comfortable, bathroom is updated and clean and staff is polite, friendly and helpful. Dinner but is simple but tasty and for a reasonable price. Breakfast is very good and highly recommended.

I have stayed here several times and at the Ibis next door. I choose these hotels because of the ease in getting here by car and the ease in getting on the highway again, usually when we have to get to the airport early. I don't think it would be a good option to use as a base for visiting Porto because driving in Porto can be hectic, due to narrow traffic congested streets, and there is limited parking. The rooms are larger than those in the poor cousin Ibis next door and the breakfast is more sumptuous, as well as the price, but this hotel is in dire need of a good makeover.

The room was big and modern. My room had a view to the pool and the sea (at distance). The bathroom was big as well. The breakfast has a huge variety and so did lunch, it was buffet. The service is very good and helpful. The only negative is that you need transportation to move around since the hotel is on the other side of the highway.

Annual trip to Porto and another stay in the excellent in the Novotel Porto Gaia. The Novotel Gaia was once again just the ticket, quiet, clean, spacious rooms, located in a central position for easy access to Porto and beyond via the excellent motorway system. As I travel in March, I am probably fortunate that things are not so busy, the atmosphere in the Hotel is relaxed but the service excellent. Great bar area showing live sports is a bonus and the staff were happy to my team's game on the big screen Only one, negative, unfortunately, as last years, breakfast was a bit hit and miss again with the fresh hot food grill was not topped up, making the selection look at little less than appetizing however, there are plenty of cold buffet options. As usual the internet was a little slow, but ok for browsing. On the whole I satisfied with the Hotel and will probably look at booking for the 2018 visit.

Overall, I wasn't impressed and thought this hotel overpriced (at least during the high season in August): - It is located next to a busy junction where several motorways intersect. There's nothing of note in the immediate vicinity. I think most visitors have cars and use this as a base to visit further afield. - The 'family room' was very cramped; With the sofa bed expanded, it left only a small space between the beds and desk. So we only went to the room to sleep. - Hotel decor looked old and tired. Carpets all look like they need a good clean. - The pool area was nice but small so easily got crowded. On a positive note, the staff were friendly and the breakfast buffet was good.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Novotel Porto Gaia places you within 3 miles (5 km) of popular attractions like Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral. This 4-star hotel has 93 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also close to this Lordelo do Ouro hotel are Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


The 93 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including sofa beds, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and LCD TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of Novotel Porto Gaia have access to an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 8 meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Room options

Standard Room, Multiple Beds

Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Superior Room, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

84% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1098 reviews