"Very good hotel, staff very friendly and helpful"
You can get a metro ticket for three days for 15 euros per person, which gets you to your hotel from airport and then into the centre and they can also be used on the buses. This was great for a Friday to Monday break.
Traveller from England
This family-friendly Vila Nova de Gaia hotel is located in a shopping district, within a 15-minute walk of Teixeira Lopes …More
Hotel was easy to drive to and park. Then walked or took bus to waterfront of Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto. Room was surprisingly quiet although beside busy highway. The room and bathroom were modern and well done but not spacious.
Traveller from Ontario, Canada
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Cockburn Smithes Cellars and within 3 mi (5 km) of …More
We woke up to an incredible view of the Porto riverside. Beautiful! We were close to loads of restaurants and shops and just a couple of blocks from the Gondola. The only thing I would say that travelers should be aware of is that the hotel and rooms are very small. This is to be expected in Europe, I suppose, but we were surprised to see that the toilet was basically right next to the bed. There was also no lift and it was very noisy. We would stay at Charm again though. The rooms were clean and the location was perfect!
Traveller from T
Located in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Offley Cellars, Sandeman Cellars, and …More
"Used as a convenient last hotel before our flight"
We arrived quite late and were leaving the very early the next morning. We had decided we might need to forgo breakfast. However, the receptionist arranged breakfast in the bar at very short notice and it was great. Thank you.
Traveller from Yoek, UK
Situated in Lordelo do Ouro, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Arrabida Shopping and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandeman Cellars …More
Check in & out were easy. The room is very clean but small, has a stool & tiny table with lots of floor space.
Bathroom is big with shower only (our request) & a folding chair. It looks like a hospital bathroom. It has no electrical outlet or a hair dryer. Bathroom light is on motion sensor. It will turn off after 2 minutes if it detects no big motion.
Our room is a wheelchair accessible room. The biggest problem is that there is only one electrical outlet in the room plus one that is used for the tv. We had to unplug the tv to use the outlet & somehow tied our device to the tv cable to charge our device. There is a long mirror in the room but far away from any outlet. We asked why there was no outlet in the bathroom; we were told because the room is for wheelchair accessible. We told the staff that a person on wheelchair also needs to or can dry her hair, the staff just shrugged his shoulder. We asked for an extention cord, the hotel had none and we were offered adaptors which we didn't need.
Staff was helpful but spoke very basic English. So, it was difficult to ask detail questions or explanations.
Beds were comfortable but small, smaller than twin size.
Wi-fi was very slow. Computer in the lobby was only in Portuguese; even the staff could not make it in English or any other language. It was frustrating to use. After an hour I decided to send e-mails from my tablet to the hotel in order to get what I needed printed instead printing it myself using the lobby computer.
Traveller from Toronto, Canada
Situated on the riverwalk, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Arrabida Shopping and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandeman Cellars …More
Pocket Guide: Sao Felix Da Marinha Vila Nova de Gaia Hotels
Facing Porto across the Douro River, Vila Nova de Gaia is the port wine capital of the world. Over 50 companies are based here, dedicated to ageing and blending the wine that is Porto’s namesake. Port lodges, with their characteristic red roofs, dominate the city centre. Visitors can take guided tours to see how port is made and sample different varieties.