Sao Gabriel

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This 2 star hotel is located in the city centre of Porto and was established in 1979. It is a short drive away from the Se Cathedral and the nearest station is Bolhao.

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This 2 star hotel is located in the city centre of Porto and was established in 1979. It is a short drive away from the Se Cathedral and the nearest station is Bolhao.

Check-in starts at: 15:00

Check-out ends at: 11:00

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Nice place good located Hotel

Reviewed 5 december, 2021

I visited this hotel for 2 nights, hotel is good located near the city spot. Ther is also a big metro station in the naighberhood. The staf is very frindly. the berakfast is avaradge. But the service is good and helpful staf.


Great location, decent price, average hotel - you get what you pay for

Reviewed 7 december, 2019

We booked this hotel for 2 nights. PROS: Very good location for sight seeing, right in the heart of Porto and walking distance to tourist attractions. Free parking. Safe area. Friendly reception staff who speak good English - lady circled many attractions on map for us, so accommodating. Nice hot shower. Terrace area - to cold to use in Dec but nice area. Good cheap option for a night or two. CONS: Room tired which smelt of damp. Floor area by terrace door was wet/damp - most likely leaking from all rain. Breakfast - in very small room and very crowded - get there early if staying on a weekend. No kettle in room and coffee machine by reception for 1 euro gave me 1/2 inch of coffee - I assume it's broke. Bed was rock solid, I mean to the point of giving us both back ache - the floor might have been a better option if it was not soggy! This is an average hotel in a great location so if you are wanting a cheap stay for a night or two this hotel is an option.


good value / handy

Reviewed 6 october, 2019

situated near one of the many squares where can be found many bars and restaurants. Within walking distance of the river front although there are very many steps to go down. Plenty of taxis around at reasonable rates. Smallish room with 2 single beds which I found to be very narrow. Very clean - towels each day and hot water all day - breakfast served in the small dining area between 8 and 10 consists of cornflakes in a very small bowl with a smaller still spoon which made the finishing off of the cornflakes a long job. Also rolls with ham and cheese, coffee - tea - juices, there is also an outdoor dining area. Very friendly and helpful staff. If you hire a car there is a garage next door which is a godsend given the narrow streets with the parking restrictions. There is a lift to all floors.

Alan K

Cheap, excellent location, great for a few nights

Reviewed 9 august, 2019

Located minutes off of one of Porto's main shopping streets, which boasts a metro station, the hotel Sao Gabriel is a cheap and cheerful little hotel perfect for a few nights in Portugal's second city. I stayed for 3 nights, and arriving late on the first of those, I immediately chalked up a positive as the gent behind the check in desk was quick to outfit me with a map of the city. Not in itself uncommon to be issued with one of these upon checking in to show proximity to the main tourist spots (and make no mistake this hotel is ideally placed for those) but he took the time to point out some more practical locations you won't get - pharmacy, supermarket and restaurants that would be likely to still be open. This isn't office taught customer services, this is being a genuine good guy. The room itself was decently sized, pretty basic and very old fashioned in its furnishing. This doesn't particularly both me as it was perfectly clean and everything included was functional. That and I don't usually plan on spending too much time in my hotel room when abroad. Breakfast was served in a little rooftop terrace that I imagine would be very nice in the summer, and was the type of continental fare that anyone who has ever had a breakfast in Europe will be familiar with. Again, I've no problem with this whatsoever. Truth be told, the Sao Gabriel is a pretty standard European hotel, and many times I'd rate it 3/5. Passable, if unspectacular accommodation I wouldn't have a problem visiting again. However a combination of its excellent location, low cost and helpful staff mean I'm banging it up a star. I plan on visiting Porto again and I'd certainly investigate its availability!



Reviewed 8 march, 2019

The location of the hotel is great, short walking distance to main sites and restaurants nearby. The parking is very convenient for somewhere so central, they allowed us to keep the car after we had checked out also. The bathrooms are clean with hot shower. The decor is dated but this could be forgiven if the bed and bedding was nicer. The bed was lumpy, and uncomfortable. It was covered in a plastic sheet which made it feel grubby. The sheets were fresh on but the blankets did not look as though they were washed between customers. We found hairs within some of the bedding. It felt dirty and I could not have stayed more than one night. If they update the mattress and bedding it would be an acceptable place to stay. Walls were thin and we had noisy neighbours late at night. Surprisingly quiet from traffic considering it’s central location. Breakfast was poor. Staff were friendly.