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... scrap heap, and turned it into a brilliantly well decorated and trendy interior. The hotel was a surprise to say the least.
We had a quick lunch in the town, before we went back to the room to complete some much needed washing and ironing, we then went into the centre of the city, and explore for around an hour and a half. During this time we saw streets filled with dog dung, a large political rally, a temporary skate park and pretty ...
... to his worship he must be somewhat underwhelmed! Perhaps if the RC clergy were to visit Poland and see the glistening gold in clean churches there they might see that things could be a tad brighter. As you walk through the backstreets and alleys, and when you look to the upper floors on the main streets the majority of rooms seem to have been unoccupied for a long while. As with many tourist magnets, employment must be seasonal. People are friendly here ...
... There are few service areas and also signs that direct you into a nearby town for petrol, food or toilets. A good idea this as we ended up by chance on a beach with limestone pinnacles and archways, a bit like Durdle Door but more so. We stopped for lunch at a popular looking 'locals' restaurant before Santiago de Compostella and had another surprising meal. With no written menu we were hanging on every word spoken by the waitress hoping to win a game of 'Spot ...
Just great wine and Port and food and pastries and and, of course shopping and more shopping. Shoes was the theme of today's trek into downtown Porto, as it seems all of Portugal, and of course my dear wife, love their shoes. After three hours of store hopping on Rua de Santa Caterina ( a street ...
... mega chicken thing which kind of looked like a club sandwich but it was huge. So we had our sandwiches and drinks then headed back to the hostel and met up with Pancho and Flo then all walked together up to the bus stop. We had a long wait there, as it was a public holiday so there weren't as many busses running. We had a joke with Pancho who was looking for beer, about the fact it wasn't 4pm yet (in Germany you 'can't drink' before 4, like our ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel da Bolsa Porto
Fantastic location in historic center
I stayed at Hotel Da Bolsa for one night.
STAFF: Very courteous and helpful.
ROOM: The best thing about our room was the view of the rooftops of the historic center. We took tons of pictures of this beautiful view. The room was very spacious, but the bathroom was on the small side. A standard 3-star room.
LOCATION: Only a few minutes' walk to the Douro River, the Ribiera district, and the rest of the historic core.
NEARBY EATERIES: Tons of bakeries and restaurants within walking distance.
TRANSPORTATION: A short walk to many bus lines and to the train station that serves the north of Portugal (e.g., Guimaraes). But, Porto is a walking city, so walk!
Portugal in general seemed to be great value for your money, and this hotel was a great example. My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights of our honeymoon, after a week in Cascais and before we left for Amsterdam.
Smart, well run reasonably priced hotel in a very good location. Ask for a room with a view; ours was on the top florr and the four windows looked across the river and the town. Clean, modern and good rooms. Not a bad buffet breakfast either.
Excellent location, friendly and helpful staff
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel de Bolsa for eight nights in July. The standard of accommodation was very good for the price. The rooms are a good size, are quite well appointed and are kept very clean. The hotel is in an excellent / quiet location being midway between the train station / shopping district and the many attractive riverside eateries and bars. I would suggest asking for an upper floor as there are good views to be enjoyed from many of the rooms. The staff were helpful and courteous at all times. I thoroughly recommend this hotel and hope to return one day.
Great find of a hotel!
after reading the reviews on this website we booked hotel bolsa for a long weekend break and we definitely weren't disappointed. it is in a great location, within 5 minutes walk of the river. we booked room 606 after reading an article in the Times and the view was absolutely fantastic and made the hotel really good value for money. would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a comfortable hotel in porto
Lovely hotel in a great location
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hotel da Bolsa. The staff were friendly and very obliging and didn't laugh at my attempts at speaking Portugese. The room was spotlessly clean and very quiet with a spectacular view of the cathedral.
The location is excellent, being close to the river and its restaurants and bars and also to the station and shops. I was very pleasantly surprised by the price, very reasonable for this level of service and facilities.
I wish I had stayed longer and if I ever make it back to Porto, I won't hesitate to book in again.
Excellent location for the tourist; friendly, helpful staff; good standard of accommodation.
Obrigado, Hotel da Bolsa
Wasn't sure what kind of welcome to expect as we comprised six blokes on a football trip to Euro 2004 and, in such circumstances, hotels have been known to mysteriously lose reservations. Not here, though, where we were treated like kings despite regularly rolling in, worse for wear, at 4am and not leaving our rooms until mid-afternoon. Comfortable bedrooms, courteous staff, prime location for the Ribeira bars and restaurants. Highly recommended.
Hotel Da Bolsa-What a Find!
We spent 8 nights in this hotel during August 2002-it was one of the best value hotels we have stayed in! Housed in the old stock exchange building, it is perched on a hill in the centre of Porto overlooking the Douro, The hotel was a delight. Very friendly and accomodating staff-nothing was too much trouble. We decided to treat ourselves and booked one of the superior rooms at the top of the hotel. We got a mini suite! Bedroom, living room and 2 bathrooms with a superb view and all for under 100 euros per night! The rooms was so quiet, we had to set the alarm to get ourselves up in time for breakfast (which was very good). All in all, a delightful and very comfortable hotel with lots of character. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone