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Reis de Gaia is conveniently located in the popular Santa Marinha area. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. All the necessary facilities, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, grocery deliveries, taxi service, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, are at hand. Guestrooms are fitted with all the amenities you need for a good night's sleep. In some of the rooms, guests can find television LCD/plasma screen, additional bathroom, additional toilet, carpeting, children's high chair. To enhance guests' stay, the hotel offers recreational fac...More details
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A Great Experience
Reviewed 11 november, 2021
First of all I want to mention Sandra from the staff/reception for her exceptional assistance and professional/friendly approach. The hotel is located 5 min (walk) far from the river Douro in the old city centre which is very quite and nice. The aparthotel inside is again very quiet, the rooms are very well isolated. One can feel the privacy in full. The rooms are very big (I also had a chance to stay at the Family room which was even bigger), well equipped with everything you will need to feel home, minimalistic design, clean and with beautiful views from both sides of the building. The beds were also very comfortable. I stayed there for 5 nights in total and I will highly recommend this property for single, couple and family travellers. Thank you to Sandra and the owner of the hotel. I will choose this place again if I decide to visit Porto/Vila Nova de Gaia again.
Not what I expected...
Reviewed 1 march, 2020
Our GPS could not locate this hotel. Locals tried to help us by entering the address details on gps but to no avail , so we drove around until we saw Sandeman (the hotel pics showed Sandeman in their slides). It is located on a quaint street , away from the tourist bustle. Management is present for morning and afternoon, but not at night. Excellent communication skills in French and English. Driving and parking in D’ouro or Porto requires nerves of steel , and your gps can get you in trouble. Parking in front of hotel is for residents. Hotel referred to one parking area not too far and at low cost of $7e /day. We parked the car and left it there for the duration of our stay. Many local restaurants in the alley and the two we tried were good and reasonable. Dined in restaurants lined along the river and food was excellent but a bit costlier, but the view of Porto was to die for ! Per couple we averaged $32 euros, including wine, soup, main course, and dessert/coffee. Of course you will get a complimentary glass or two of Porto at end of your meal. Personally enjoyed the small joints better than the tourist restaurants, personalized service with local foods. Be prepared to walk uphill and downhill everywhere you go. Handicapped people stay away...cardiac hill awaits you at every corner. The cobblestone can get treacherous dry and slippery when wet. Drivers are very cooperative with pedestrians and will brake as soon as you enter the crossings. You can easily lose your sense of direction because the streets crisscross all over the place, and finding the names of the street is not evident. Getting lost was part of the fun (lol). The hotel breakfast is freshly prepared for you every morning , and even though only a few guests showed up, the choices were plentiful every time. The reception area is shared with the breakfast space. This hotel is not big , and the renovations going on constrains the available common space. Very personal service by all... So I expected a hotel on a busy street, larger than what it actually is, busy with clients, just a number amongst other guests, but got the opposite !
Lovely clean well appointed accommodation
Reviewed 22 october, 2019
Stayed here with a group of 13 friends. Easy access to town and riverside restaurants. Plenty of local restaurants and Port houses within just a few minutes walk. The rooms are clean and well appointed with fridge and small kitchenette. Breakfast is available for a small charge. There is a lovely little shop just a few yards down the hill. The bar opposite can be a bit noisy at night.
Over selling itself
Reviewed 4 october, 2019
We stayed three nights while on a trip with my sister and bro/law. The location was perfect and charming. On first impression they have done a beautiful retro fit; as usual the space is small, and the bathroom one of the most spacious we had. It sells itself as ‘luxury suites’, but it’s dated and what they spent on the high tech ‘wazoo’ shower would have been more appreciated if the beds were better quality. Sadly, the bed was the worst in our three week trip, cheap, hard and you could trace the mattress coils with your finger through the sheets. Ouch! The kitchen gave the impression of full amenities, but the Nespresso machine ( now common in most hotel rooms and ABB suites), was there, but no supplies, much less coffee!. (Rude). The ‘terrace’ on pano 5 could hold two small chairs and one person standing, overlooking rooftops only. The staff were lovely, but would be nice if offered breakfast before 08:30, especially on checkout day. Wouldn’t recommend, but for the location.
Great place to stay
Reviewed 19 august, 2019
From the moment we arrived, until we were waiting for the taxi back, Eliza, on front of house was just great. She has fantastic quirky sense of humour as well as being super efficient and has excellent local knowledge of the area, as she lives in Gaia. Just ask her, anything! She planned a tour for us in moments on the map and it was great 😁 The hotel was beautifully clean and tidy, a good sized apartment for 4 of us on a long weekend, comfortable beds and a great view across to old Porto. Breakfast was plentiful and reasonably priced as an extra. We loved being away from the super busy side of town, but still within easy reach. I will be recommending Reis de Gaia to friends.