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Pão de Açúcar Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel is extremely quirky with all the bumper car and early 1900 onwards memorabilia. The building itself is Art Deco 1920's with some lovely features. Our room was spacious and moderately well decorated but both the room and the hotel were spotlessly clean. The staff on arrival and at all times were extremely friendly and helpful. Our one issue would be that we thought the breakfast choice was very limited. There was no hot food whatsoever, even some eggs and none offered as an extra. The hot water ran out both mornings and staff had to be asked to replenish. I also agree with another reviewer - Do not Disturb signs on doors please?

The hotel is a good 3 star hotel, in a central location. You can easily reach everything by food. The people at reception are so nice, welcoming and offer any help you might need. Breakfast is ok, i just didnt like any of the cakes. I was supprised by the bathroom, quite big and neat for a middleclass hotel. Right opposit is a very good restaurant, try it!

we spent 2 nights in the hotel. it is in the heart of the city 5 minuts walk to the market place, and 10 minuts slow walk to the river side. the room was wide, air-conditioned and cleen, the bed was a kingsize bed and very comfortable. I defenatly recomand to stay there.

Rooms clean, reasonably spacious with lovely bathroom! Mattress very hard! View of other windows and partially restored building in same block let it down! Also the bar wasn't open at all whilst we were there and there is no where to just sit and relax! The staff were friendly but we did have a knock on door later on one evening, supposedly reception staff checking room ok but she had started to open the door!!! Felt that was bit odd! Location is excellent. Breakfast is ok but limited! There is free aircon which is good! The hotel walls are very thin and if you have neighbours who are arguing or just having loud discussion you defo won't sleep!!!!! Would recommend for a couple of nights cos of staff, location cleanliness and great decor!

Having found this lovely little quaint hotel on I was happy to book it when I seen what it had to offer. On arrival me and my girlfriend were greeted by very friendly hotel staff, whom throughout our week long stay continued to be both very friendly and helpfull. We checked in and admired the quirky antiques placed throughout the hotel as we made our way to our room. Really took you back to your past no matter your age, there was antique from your time. The room itself was a mix relativley new decor paired with antique furniture. This was to our liking. The bed was monstrously big, plenty of distance if you are and your partner are having a row and need space apart 😁. It was cleaned daily to a very good standard. Aircon was good also. My only critique would be the lack of "Please do not disturb" signs for door. Which leads me to my next story, I urge that hotel at least considers my idea of "Please do not disturb" doorknob signs to avoid situations like this. My girlfriend and I returned to our room after many hours of basking in the lovely Porto sun. It was really warm outside so, as people do, we shed clothes to cool down, sat on the bed watching tv..we all do it people dont deny it. So we sat, happy out watching TV, in the nip, when we heard keys rattling at our door. We both looked at each other, gasped, as the door opened, shocked and almost paralysed by confusion to see a member of staff try to enter our room (for what reason I dont know as it was at least 6pm)... I began shouting noooooooooooo like a slow motion scene from a film, the door quickly shut. We were in shock, but, quickly laughed it off. This does not affect my review in anyway, I have a sense of humour, so does my girlfriend but I say this as some people may not. I know for a fact this was a misunderstanding and to the person who entered you gave our holiday a hilarious story to tell. Do not worry about it. We were also disappointed that the bar only opened from 9pm to 12am but thats only a small thing. Theres is bars 2 minute walks from the hotels incredibly central location. All in all, I really enjoyed my stay and would happily recommend to all. Just, wear clothes at all times 😂

Definitively, the warmness of the staff members made my stay at the Pao de Acucar Hotel very comfortable. I liked the rooms as they were spacious enough and so was the bathroom. The cleaning/bathing products were of good quality and the hotel was good-located. Breakfasts were good, in my opinion, they reached the average that I expected. If I would recommend this hotel to my acquaintances? Yes, indeed!

My room, on the top floor, had windows but they were so high that you could only see the sky. I realise they looked out on air con equipment or similar, and I could check the weather; I prefer windows you can look out. The breakfast was ok but if you avoid bread, cake or cereal it was limiting. There was plenty of fruit, yogurt, cheese and ham. The room was small and got very congested at certain times although it was pleasant to sit out on the terrace. A photo on the hotel website shows the roof terrace with sun loungers. However, these are only for rooms on that side of the floor; other guests can sit at the chairs and tables which are comfy but slightly disappointing- especially when the loungers are unused! The hotel is very well placed to explore the city. The design is unusual with retro items displayed on each floor. I'm sure every guest takes a photo of the staircase. My room was very clean and the shower was powerful. Access to outside space was a big factor in my choice as I like to be able to relax in the sun after a day of walking. The terrace was cool at breakfast but in full sun by late morning. Staff were always helpful and friendly. I walked everywhere but took the metro back to the airport which was v quick, easy and cheap!

Very lovely hotel decorated in antiques and such, immaculately clean, and a great location downtown, but the walls are plaster and our neighbor was fond of early morning radio, and the restaurant played loud music late at night-- and the pillows a bit small so my wife nd I had a bit of a time adjusting and sleeping. Breakfast was very continental but the tea water was warm only and the tea selection not good for a black or dark tea drinker. However, it was a fun stay and the price was nice for such a well-maintained and historical hotel, and it had a very helpful staff. Prices at the honor bar are very reasonable and product is good.

We moved to this central hotel after finding our previous one not as comfortable as we thought it would be. Highlights: the engaging friendly helpful staff, the aircon, spacious spotlessly clean room, large well-appointed bathroom, and of course the funny decorations. This is a theme hotel in a 1930s building - it has decor and collections from the 50s and 60s - crazy bumper cars, models and half a ford anglia, with lights on, in the lounge - all beautifully restored. The stairwell is a treat just to look at - and very easy to walk up and down. There are two lifts. Breakfast is in a rooftop room and is basic continental. They opened the rooftop bar while we were there - very pleasant. The only negative was the ban on hand-washing clothes in the room, as they have a luandry service. Other than that, the hotel was perfect..

Lovely quirky hotel in the central hotel. would highly recommend to solo travellers as it is in a central location and you will feel safe. two min walk from metro 2.55 euro to airport by metro Single room was very small but clean. very clean bathroom too. extremely friendly staff a lot of hotels could learn from them. would totally recommend it

Rua do Almada, 262 Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Porto Cathedral
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Porto Cathedral is a short stroll from Pão de Açúcar Hotel, and other popular attractions like Sandeman Cellars are within a mile (2 km). This 52-room, 3-star hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and a rooftop terrace. Located centrally in Porto, it's also close to Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


All of Pão de Açúcar Hotel's 52 soundproofed rooms provide minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets.

Property features

A rooftop terrace and free WiFi in public areas are featured at Pão de Açúcar Hotel. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 748 reviews