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Pão de Açúcar Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

We had booked this hotel 8 months ago. Five days before arriving the hotel has canceled the reservation without giving reasons. They want us to make a new booking at a price much higher than 8 months ago.

This hotel is really well placed to get into the city - about a ten minute walk down to the riverside. The room was a good size and cleaned well daily. Breakfast was fresh each morning, although breakfast room is really small for a hotel of its size (may be better during the summer when people more inclined to sit outside!) Staff really friendly. Overall really happy with our stay.

This nice, vintage hotel is located near all the highlights of Porto. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The hotel is stacked with items of the nearby past, bumper cars, old toys, .... Which is very amusing. The rooms were spacy and the beds were comfortable. Bathroom clean and big enough. The only thing was to get in and out of the shower/bath, which was dangerous because the sliding door was opening on the oblique side. Breakfast was everyday the same but with enough choice.

We spent a fantastic 4 days in Porto based at this friendly hotel...perfect location and very friendly helpful staff. This quirky hotel has amazing bumper cars and all sorts of memorabilia...fascinating! The continental breakfasts were great with a good selection of fruit, breads, croissants and cakes. Our room on the 6th floor with a terrace was perfect....and we were delighted to find we had been given a suite as it was our wedding anniversary. All in all a great stay...would definitely visit again. And we had the most wonderful weather! Thank you!

Had a business trip to Porto recently which coincided with the European holiday season. Hence most hotels were fully booked and I had to settle for Pao De Acucar. However the rooms and the bathroom were too small. Buffet breakfast was also very limited and started too late. But the location is right in the middle of the tourist circuit with a pretty view from the balcony (top most floor). Good recommend for tourists as most attractions are at a walkable diatance or the stations are just around the corner. Stayed for 3 nights and then moved to another hotel in Porto

This is a good, reasonably priced, conveniently located hotel with off-premises parking. My wife and I spent 3 nights here and the hotel met our needs. The room was large, with high ceilings, firm bed, spacious bathroom, and quiet. Although the fixtures are somewhat dated, everything worked and was clean. The front desk staff was very helpful and friendly. A plus is the available parking (17.50 Euros a day) in a secure garage at the end of the street. We had difficulty locating the garage when we first arrived, so be sure to get clear directions from the hotel. We mostly left our car there but we did venture out one day and everything worked smoothly. The location of the hotel cannot be beat. It is close to the main downtown area, and a few blocks from the Yellow/Red Bus stops. There is a roof top terrace with nice views of the City Hall tower. The breakfast buffet was served on the top floor, and it was adequate, mainly cold cuts with fresh buns, some canned fruit. The hotel décor is a bit of quite quaint, a bit of a museum of old bumper cars, toys, radios, etc, from a bygone era. We would not hesitate to stay here were we to visit Porto again.

“Porto guidebooks and hotel sites need to revisit hotel and update their reviews.” Depressing atmosphere permeated room and hallways. Narrow, short beds were hard as boards. No safe in room. Tiny tv screen. Front desk hidden down a narrow corridor. Reminded me of hotels we stayed in as college students many years ago, but at much better value. Booked in for 3nights, stayed 1 night (refused to stay there) and were charged for 2nights even though we advised them 1hour after check-in that we were not staying. 140 euros per night is unconscionable for these accommodations! We found a nice hotel the next day, The Teatro for 30% more- but worth it for us. Mediocre at best, past it's prime. + Modern bathroom

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?

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.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Triple Room

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 799 reviews