Rua do Almada 262,4050-032 Porto1 bottle of mineral water
Hotel built in 1953, Last complete renovation 2004, Last partial renovation 2005, Number of floors 6, Total number of rooms 50, Number of single rooms 17, Number of double rooms 20, of which have 2 separate beds 20, of which have a double bed 17, of which are suitable as three-bed rooms 8, of which are suitable as four-bed rooms 4, Rooms with connecting door 6, Number of suites (separate rooms) 6, Number of junior suites 3, Bed-and-breakfast hotel, City hotel, Business hotel, Art/design hotel, Holiday hotel, family-run hotel, child-friendly hotel, Family hotel, Hostel/Youth hostel, Hiking hotel, No-smoking hotel
negativ: The only problem was with the breakfast. There was insufficient sitting capacity. We had to stand in order to trink some coffe more then 15 min. Staff refused to give us an alternativ, e.x. we asked for a tray to bring the beakfast in our room.
negativ: 1) Maintenance work was carried out in the room above ours between 8pm and 2.30 a.m. We felt we should not have been put in this room, despite complaining we were not offered an alternative room. Management had apparently dictated that the work must be completed on the Saturday night.
2) It is possible for anyone to access the bedroom floors, via the lifts or stairs without, passing the reception desk.
positiv: Friendly receptionist, helpful with information
negativ: No double glazing meant the room was noisy at night. We were on the 5th floor. Also the air conditioning did not go high enough and we could not keep the windows open due to noise outside.
positiv: very central and convenient location
negativ: breakfast room is small, organisation insufficient
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