Vila Galé Porto

In the centre of Oporto (near the Square Campo 24 de Agosto), integrated in the Oporto Centre, a large mall with shops and auditorium for congresses for 420 persons, you will find the Hotel Vila Galé Porto, the largest and most modern hotel in town.   Excellent accessibility to enter or get out of O...

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Twin Standard

This modern room is decorated with wooden furniture and carpeted floors. Overlooking the city of Porto, the Twin Room features air conditio...

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Max 3 adults

Max 1 child

- by 3 years

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6

Suite Junior

This spacious suite offers a separate living area with a sofa bed....

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Max 3 adults

Max 2 children

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4

Superior

This room offers panoramic views of Porto from an upper floor, and is equipped with a free minibar and Wi-Fi access. Guests can enjoy water...

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Max 3 adults

Max 1 child

- by 3 years

Immediate booking

Property Info

Check-in starts at: 14:00

Check-out ends at: 12:00

In the centre of Oporto (near the Square Campo 24 de Agosto), integrated in the Oporto Centre, a large mall with shops and auditorium for congresses for 420 persons, you will find the Hotel Vila Galé Porto, the largest and most modern hotel in town.   Excellent accessibility to enter or get out of Oporto and to the train station, airport and main roads: 15 km from the airport, 1 km from the train station, 20 km from the exhibition centre 'Exponor' and 4 km from Oporto Wine Cellars.   The hotel has 21 floors and 292 rooms (including 19 suites) luxuriously furnished and decorated, with panoramic...

Avenida Fernão de Magalhães, 7 - Porto, Porto (Estado) - Portugal - 4300190

Property Amenities

Check-in starts at: 14:00

Check-out ends at: 12:00

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    360

  • Very Good

    673

  • Good

    290

  • Reasonable

    99

  • Bad

    42

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  • Business

    135

  • Couples

    478

  • Solo travel

    61

  • Family

    434

  • Friends getaway

    222

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NOT A FOUR STAR HOTEL

Reviewed 11 september, 2022

The building looks quite impressive from the outside but the hotel needs an entire renovation : rooms, hallways, elevators, furniture and fixtures. The housekeeping is just average, There is no safe in the room, just an empty box (see photo)

RiBa_100

Not at the level of a 4 star hotel

Reviewed 15 august, 2022

Oh boy, where to start... Look, we booked this because the name "Vila Galé" used to mean something around here, used to have a good reputation... I can see that what's left of that reputation is really just the name. The lady at the reception told us the daily fee for parking, said we could come and go as we pleased. Well, we went out for dinner and when we came back there was no place to park anymore and we had to leave the car outside. Outrageous. No one even warned us this was a possibility... Please keep in mind this is supposed to be a 4* hotel. And in a 4* hotel you expect certain things... My stay wasn't any better than staying at a 3* hotel, I have in fact stayed at better 3* hotels. Here, the rooms are dated, the carpet is full of dirty spots, the AC can give you allergy because they probably don't clean those filters properly, and the window was broken. But the worst part was breakfast. If they can't deal with so many people at breakfast (it was full, a mess) then organize things in a way that you make people tell you at what time they're gonna eat breakfast and do it by turns. So that there's more or less the same amount of people every hour. It's not rocket science. Also, the waiting time for the elevators is terrible. Covid isn't over yet but we are forced to get into a tiny, packed elevator to go to and from breakfast. Ridiculous. 4*? Definitely not. Someone ought to take one star away. It's despicable. And I've noticed they answer negative reviews here with something like "we're sorry that you think this way, unlike the majority of people reviewing us"... The audacity! Do better. Respect reviewers. We're the ones paying, after all. You have so many reviews that even if the negative ones are a minority, that minority is still A LOT of people. I don't recommend this place.

justmypipedream

Overall a very good tourist hotel

Reviewed 9 august, 2022

I must agree with many other travelers here the hotel is dated, however, everything is still working functionally. It has an 80's look from the reception till your room. Staff was kind and check in fast. Odd thing are the elevators - 6 of them, all working, but the floors they serve are scattered so you can use only two of them for your floor - never seen that. It gets confusing when you go from the restaurant to the pool or your room. Room was very spacious, had a great city view from 13 floor. Furniture is matured, but beds were comfy. Bathroom likewise. Breakfast was very rich with plenty to choose from and an egg live cooking station. The top floor pool was awesome, very big in size, clean and with great views. Aside is a hot tub and sauna. They have underground private parking for a very reasonable fee of around 7 Euros per day. Location is not in the tourist center, but in a residential area. Plenty options to reach it by public transport, but we preferred walking through local neighborhoods which took us around 20 min. Considering the price of around 100 Euros for double with breakfast, we found it a good deal and would stay again.

B1714D

Very Happy

Reviewed 31 july, 2022

Stayed at the Vila Gale Porto Centro for one night and was very happy with my stay. The reception staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the metro station. Google Maps brought me to the rear of the Hotel which is accessible through a business centre. The business centre was closed when I arrived so had to make a detour to the main entrance - not the fault of the hotel but Google Maps. The room was spacious and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast the next morning was very good, fresh and plenty of choice. Very happy with my stay.

John R

It's getting worse

Reviewed 13 june, 2022

I'm a regular client of Vila Galé Group. And i've stayed often at Vila Galé Porto. Yesterday was the last time. I stayed with my wife for three nights to attend a music festival. The hotel was full and the hotel was clearly understaffed. And this is something that we've been experiencing at the Vila Galé Group (like the Vila Galé Opera, in Lisbon). Yesterday we waited more than one hour (!!!!) in the lobby bar for a waiter to attend us. We left the bar (after the people in the reception saying more than five times that he should be arriving any minute) and went to a nearby bar. At breakfast, the staff was clearly tired and looked clearly tired. Contrary to what the website said, our room didn't have coffee and tea service and no Room Service menu. We've been Vila Gale clients for many years now. Here and Brasil. But we strongly feel that this Hotel group is more focused in expanding to new cities and not improving on existing hotels. Old hotels like this one in Porto are dated and rapidly decaying. And clearly understaffed.

828andr_o