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Pão de Açúcar Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

One night in central Porto with a family of four ... a few choices for a family room at sub 250 euro and we choose Pao de Acucar. A key criteria for us was the family room or suite and that invalidated many hotels. Pao de Acucar provided two adjoining room (one double, one twin) with a shared bathroom in between. A good space, unfortunately that is the main positive aspect. The beds were very firm and we slept awfully. In the children’s room there was also a distinct smell, like a moldy odor. And the rooms were also noisy, you could hear the room above quite well. Furthermore breakfast was appalling. The fruit salad came from a can, the croissants were like bricks, and the list goes on. We quickly checked out and had proper breakfast elsewhere. This hotel was not good value and we unfortunately made a bad choice.

+ Friendly and helpful staff + The quirkiness with all the old collections around the hotel + Location. It was easy to get around and close to bars. + Spacious bathroom - Small and not so soft towels - The hairdryer. Didn't know that useless old model is still used. Maybe it was part of the theme :D (Also reading lights on nightstands looked to be old and in bad condition. Not so safe..) - Interior of the room was a bit depressing dare I say... - Breakfast was THE BIGGEST LET DOWN! There was nothing fresh. Even the fruit was from tin cans. How hard is it to put out bananas and cut fresh pineapple? Also no eggs in any form :( Just bread, cake and sugary yogurt basically.

Very quirky, very different. The room decor is very vintage. Location is perfect. In the city centre. Walking distane to metro station. Breakfast was a disappointment. Very poor variety. Every day the same thing. Just some cheese and ham to choose from. Could be so much better if they added some warm options - at least boiling eggs or scrambled eggs. Also, not enough space in the dining area. The service was great. Guys at the reception very helpful. Overall not bad :)

Reception workers are very nice and patio off room is also nice but it is not a suite. Basic room with very basic and small amenities. Room looks like a dorm room or a hostel room than a hotel room. Worn thin towels and robe and flat pillows. Tv is the size of a computer monitor.

Excellent location right in the heart of Porto city center on the side of the Town Hall and walking distance to Clérigos Tower and São Bento Central Station. Very near the dinning and nightlife streets of Galerias de Paris and Rua do Almada (further down the road where the hotel is located). Big size bedroom with good bathroom facilities although the mattress was not the best. Minimal breakfast although enough served on the top floor which has a very nice terrace where breakfast is served when good weather allows it. Hotel with very nice vintage decoration and very friendly and helpful staff. Only remark: no soundproof room which made difficult to handle the noise in the morning coming from the construction work going on behind the hotel.

The hotel is the only licensed "bumper-car" hotel, and is full of 1950s memorabilia including bumper-cars and retro fridges, TVs, furniture in the public areas, and on the landings of the amazing oval staircase. Room was basic, no safe, but comfy. Great central location, easy to walk to the main sites/ public transport/ eateries. And amazingly although I had a room on the top floor overlooking the street, it was one of the quietest I've stayed in. Breakfast is adequate but nothing special, coffee probably not the best. Receptionist appeared to speak 5 languages!

The hotel is in a very good location- about 5min walk to the town centre and Sao Bento Train station. Came in very handy as we had an early morning train to lisbon. The hotel itself is very quirky and the hotel staff at reception is excellent. Very polite and very helpful. However, the rooms are just okay, nothing great. We were staying for 1 night but there was a very strong disinfectant smell in the room. Also a bit on the darker side, the rooms could do with some bright lighting. The terrace is lovely for a nice view at night. Breakfast is continental. Remember - No english breakfast. There are a few nice restaurants around the hotel as well.

we recently stayed at this quirky hotel and found it met all expectations. very friendly helpful staff and perfect location. wish we had more time to look st all the artefacts and novelty items. breakfast small but reasonably for the price. would stay again!

We recently spent two nights at this hotel. It was our first time in Porto and the hotel was great. Central location, very helpful and friendly staff with good English. The hotel is certainly vintage and the deco and random items carry the theme. From old traffic lights, typewriters and toys to dodgem cars !!. Our room was a good size and breakfast buffet was yum. Bed was firm, with lots of blankets but a little squeaky when you moved. Would stay again when in town.

This hotel has really fun decor on all floors. It's worth taking the stairs from the top floor all the way down to explore. Itl is a bit dated but very clean and well looked after. My five-star review is based on my experience and what I got for my money. I didn't pay a five-star-hotel price, so I'm being realistic. For around £50 I stayed in a very well located hotel with friendly and helpful staff. I recommend Hotel Pao de Acucar and would definitely stay there again.

Rua do Almada, 262 Porto

Hotel highlights

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

Located in Centro / Baixa within a short walk of Porto Cathedral, Pão de Açúcar Hotel is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Sandeman Cellars. 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 offered 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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

61.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 823 reviews