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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good stay here. Great sized rooms lovely large bathroom. Only issues were that the walls are so thin could hear the people next door constantly or anyone in the hall. Also hotel seems to be in a large car park and a bit of a distance into town but other than that was a great stay which I'd recommend for... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not very convenient for the centre of Porto, and had little Portuguese character, which I hoped for on a leisure trip. Very busy indeed, so staff had little time to attend to our needs. Buffet meals expensive and unappetising.

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Sussex
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129 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Do not be fooled by the photographs of reception which is modern - the public ares seen to be the only areas that are - the staff are great no complaints at all. The souless bar in reception did have an excellent singer in the evening. We are walkers BUT the hotel is 25mins walk from ther main attractions of... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel itself is nice and modern, love the interior. The surrounding area will hopefully be updated as time goes on. The hotel facilities are good, the swimming pool is really nice, shame it's only opened between 9am-9pm. The gym, meanwhile, opens from 7am to 10pm. Both have great views of the city. The breakfast is adequate, you need to... More 

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stayed here in late Sept 2016 - as part of a tour - this is obviously where tour companies like to put their groups in - while we were here there were a minimum of 6 coach tour groups staying. This is a large multi story hotel - and our room was on the 9th floor. Our room had... More 

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam We regret not being able to meet your expectations during your stay in our Hotel The feedback from our customers are very important for continuous improvement of our services and products. Looking forward to seeing you in a near future in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil, we present you with... More 

Madera, California
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194 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a very large Hotel. We stayed for 2 nights, but were mostly gone sightseeing so did not spend alot of time there. It is walk able to central site and shopping if you are ambitious. There were alot of tour groups staying at the Hotel so always packed at Breakfast and out front. An odd entrance due to... More 

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Our guests’ comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement. Thank you for selecting one of the Vila Galé hotels for your stay and we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future. We look forward to your much appreciated collaboration! Kind regards, Joaquim Fernandes (Hotel Director) More 

lisbon
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stayed in a suite on the 18th floor. I expected a bit more attention to detail. The bathrobes and slippers were missing on our arrival to the suite. The minibar was free for suite guests, but it had only beverages and no food. The room has 2 plasma screen tv's, but the decor feels a bit outdated. I found... More 

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Our guests’ comments and suggestions are an important tool for our constant pursuit of service improvement. Thank you for selecting one of the Vila Galé hotels for your stay and we hope we have the honour of hosting you again in a near future. We look forward to your much appreciated collaboration! Kind regards, Joaquim Fernandes (Hotel Director) More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

This is a large hotel with lots of groups. Room was spacious and clean, staff friendly, service ok. Waiting time in lobby bar was too long. Breakfast was fresh and with a lot of choice. Parking (paid) in garage. We had a spot in front of the hotel that was actually free parking. Downside; hotel is a bit far from... More 

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Conveniently placed and fairly easy to find with a car. The hotel is about 15 minutes drive from Porto Airport. Plenty of parking on site for a small nominal fee. I decided to try the a la carte menu as I didn't fancy anything from the buffet. They definitely offer value for money with great service.

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VilaGaleHotels, General Manager at Vila Gale Porto, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam Thank you in advance for Y/ most pleasant review. We are very please to know that we have made Y/ stay in our hotel most pleasant and look forward to see you again soon in our Hotel or at any other Vila Galé Hotel in Portugal and Brasil. Kind regards Joaquim Fernandes (Hotel Director) More 

UK
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

The hotel was quiet, clean and comfortable. Staff were very helpful. However, the hotel is a good 10 minutes walk to the edge of the town centre though if you use Hop on/off buses one does come to the Hotel at 10.00 am. Whilst all the staff were good I would particularly like to thank Marina & Anna for their... More 

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Dear Sir/Madam Thank you very much for Y/ kind review. It is our goal to fulfil all of our guests' expectations regarding their stay at Hotel Vila Galé Porto and make it as enjoyable as possible. We are very please to know we have achieved our goal. In the name of the Hotel management and staff, we look forward to... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This modern hotel is situated in the heart of Oporto and close to one of its' main shopping district. The Hotel is 1.5 km away form the city centre (Praca da Republica) and only 50 m from the transportation network which can easily be reached on foot. Restaurants and bars can be found all around the Hotel area. The distance to the closest beach is 8km and the airport is 15 km from the hotel. Opened in 1999, the hotel offers a total of 292 rooms spread over 21 floors. Among the rooms we can find 20 superior rooms, 12 junior suites and 7 superior suites on the top floor. The Hotel offers a 24-hour reception desk, Free Wi-Fi in public areas, wheelchair access, exterior parking spaces for cars and buses, garage (for and additional fee), lifts and hotel safe. Among the common areas you will find a restaurant, two bars, a TV room and a games room. This hotel is perfect for business events due to its 13 event rooms with several disposition and multimedia options. There is also a laundry services and medical assistance. The comfortable rooms are equipped with air conditioning, electronic safety door look, direct telephone, safe, LCD TV with Cable and Pay TV, Wi-Fi Connection (for and additional cost), Minibar and 24 hour room service, private bathroom with telephone and hair dryer. The hotel has a Health Club, which can be accessed for an additional fee, equipped with an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Sauna, Steam room / Turkish bath, Gym and Spa where you may enjoy massages and treatments. Breakfast and Lunch can be select from a wide buffet. Lunch and dinner may alternatively be taken a la carte. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Vila Gale Porto

Address: Avenida de Fernao de Magalhaes 7, Porto 4300-190, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $113 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Vila Gale Porto 4*
Number of rooms: 292
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#7 Business Hotel in Porto
#9 Spa Hotel in Porto
#30 Luxury Hotel in Porto
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“The rooms in the tower have all great views over Porto”
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“Higher floors do afford some city views and sunset views.”
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