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Cliphotel Gaia Porto
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Vila Nova de Gaia
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Just returned home from a 4 day break in Porto.

Cliphotel is a great base for anyone staying in Porto. It's located over the river Douro in Gaia so if you're expecting to be in central Porto then you'll be disappointed.

It's located on a main road, straight up from the ponte luis bridge and you can walk from the hotel to there in around 15/20 mins or alternatively there's a metro stop right outside the hotel that gets you into the centre in 5 mins.

A top tip if staying over a weekend the metro is 24 hours on Friday and Saturday nights so you can get the metro back to the hotel easily if eating/drinking in central Porto.

The rooms are clean and modern and we had no issues at all apart from the plug sockets were slightly faulty in our room. One our adapter got stuck in and the others wouldn't stay plugged in.

We had room 707 which was next to the lift and a little noisy at times but not too bad.

Breakfast is continental and has a good spread.

we had a great time and thought the hotel was great value and a great location.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Melissa F
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

We were given a room on the 10th (highest) floor - nice to have a view over Vila Nova de Gaia (even though you can't see the old town, it's cool to be up high!). We had a balcony with sun loungers - nothing fancy but nice to relax in the afternoon sun.
Reception staff friendly and helpful. No tea/coffee facilities in the room but you can help yourself to tea, bottles of water, juice and fruit at reception whenever you like. Breakfast was continental and there was a good variety of choice (boiled eggs, ham and cheese, pastries - including natas one day [DELICIOUS], fresh and canned fruit, yoghurt, cereals, toast, fresh orange juice among the drink options...I was happy! ). No problems with in-room facilities, good Wifi, TV worked with lots of channels to choose from, room and towels were very clean.
The lift is small (we could only fit the two of us with backpacks and it was a squeeze with our luggage!) but that's not really a problem, just something to note.
The location was great for us as it meant that we could walk over the bridge to the old town every day and get that stunning vista on the way. It takes about 20 minutes to get from the hotel to the bridge if you walk - much quicker if you decide to get the tram, which stops practically outside the hotel. You are also right next to El Corte Ingles - a huge department store - for your shopping needs! If you are booking on to the Yellow bus tour, it happens to stop at El Corte Ingles so that was really handy for us after a day's sightseeing!

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kaz29Gb
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

We travel to Porto at least twice a year and always book at the Clip Hotel. It is set in an ideal location for the exploration of the city and surrounding areas with the metro being only 50 mts from the front door. Breakfast is continental which we have come to expect even from 4 star hotels now. Plenty of cold meats and bread,fresh fruit and coffee. Always found the staff to be courteous and helpful and will continue booking the same hotel for the foreseeable future.

Room Tip: Higher floor facing El Corte Ingles
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  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank stew50
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ClipHotel, gENERAL MANAGER ASSISTANT at Cliphotel Gaia Porto, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Guest,

In advance we would like to thank you for the time spent writting this review.
Our guests feedback is essential so the improvement of our quality.

We want our guests to feel as ClipHotel was their own home and we feel very proud when our guests really apreciate their stay.

We look forward to welcome you again in a near future.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Clip Hotel is a hotel with huge luck Of service!

The employee is totaly luck Of understanding!
First when we check inn. We didnt feel any welcome at all. The sceptic eyes from the reseptionenist Marko.
And the Worse Of all experience is .......
Me and my husband check out in the morning and paid for 2 rooms. We decided to go sightseeing coz our girls wanted to sleep until 12 noon. While we are out sightseeing i got phone call from my dauther that when they check out they have to pay 25 euros for the bed. I said .... Ive already check out and paid for 2 rooms And all of sudden my girls under 16 years old have to pay for the bed. They supposed to use that money for food/lunch. My dauther ask for the Receipt and no receipt.

When i come back i discuss this to Joanna the resepsjonist. Why is IT that you asking my girls to pay for the bed. Ive already check out and paid for 2 rooms. "You supposed not to Ask money from my girls.
And the Worse is she never say Sorry at all for the inconvinient.
Been travelling all over the world.
I will never recommend this hotel to anyone.
Such a rude employee and they dont understand any service at all....

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
Thank Maria Teresa H
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

We had two good days at Clip Hotel. Very helpfull receptionand staff- Good and free wi fi and free water and tea at the reception.
Very good location- just 25 meter from Metro and only 15-20 minutes walk to Douro River .
Really good breakfast.
But because of two things we only give Four Stars.
The rooms are too small and you must pay for parking ,which is about 100 Meter away from the hotel. We prefer, that parking is included in the rates.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank RoskildeJakobi
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Additional Information about Cliphotel Gaia Porto

Address: Avenida da Republica 1559, Vila Nova de Gaia 4430-205, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Vila Nova de Gaia
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#5 Family Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
#6 Business Hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia
Price Range: $63 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliphotel Gaia Porto 3*
Number of rooms: 79
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