TravelPod Member ReviewsGaia Porto
Disappointingly tacky. The setting is very photogenic, but it's over-run with tourists. Tourists gawping at other tourists isn't my idea of a fun holiday.
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Porto (or Oporto to some) is a must-see for visitors to Portugal, and our main reason for staying in Viseu was that it was fairly close to Porto. Up till now we'd been pleasantly distracted by the attractions at our doorstep, but we decided this would be the day that we'd drive the 130km to Porto. As already mentioned, the Portugese motorways are …
... had ultra friendly walking tour guides that led us to some great food and sights while also sharing some interesting history about Porto. While in Porto, I was trying to think of ways to describe it, but I am still having trouble...it was just great!
We spent time on the Dom Luis bridge, indulged in some Porto Port, explored the tiny streets and stairs that make these cities so endearing and conquered their infamous ...
... along. Cabbed our way to the train station to catch our overnight train to San Sebastián. At this point, we were all tired and more tired. The connecting train to the sleeper train had us waiting for a few hours at a small train station with nothing but 2 or 3 small restaurants 200m or so away. Thankfully, we were able to go get some warm food because Jim was not hungry and so he stayed behind with the bags. By the time we finally got on ...
... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesin ha), but the restaurant was closing. Argh. So, we went to another cafe and had an open hamburger with a fried egg on top - also popular in Portugal.
I found the Portuguese people interesting. They are very friendly and smart and smile a lot, so I definitely liked that. However, a lot of them seemed to be "programmed" with rehearsed answers and if you asked them more than what they were prepped to answer, ...
The view from our room is amazing! We arrived in port mid morning and what do we see out our window, aside from the beautiful bay of Oporto, but a magnificent new Cruise Terminal, still under construction. I can't wait to see it finished. The fašade is a ribbon of concrete which creates a circular structure covered with local tiles affixed to the surface of the concrete; these white octagonal tiles are not flat but affixed so as to catch the light ...
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Av Boavista 1269, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $108
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Rua Goncalo Sampaio 282, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $72
Praca da Batalha 127 - 130, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Rua Arq. Marques da Silva, 200, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Praca da Batalha 116, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
- Good Value close to the centre
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Rua do Campo Allegre 156/172, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $70
Rua Do Amial 601-607, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Santa Catarina 197, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $84
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Rua Jaime Brasil, 40, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $66
Rua Dr. Marques de Carvalho, 111, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $80
Rua Do Rosario 160-164, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $75
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Rua Guedes De Azevedo 179, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Maria Feliciana, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $74
Ave Fernao de Magalhaes 7, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $83
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- Perfect Location
- Professionalism and a Fantastic View of Porto
Praca D Filippa de Lancastre 62, Porto | 5 star hotelfrom $127
Avda Da Boavista 1060, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $58
Rua da Alegria 685-689, Porto | 3 star hotelfrom $55
Rua Dr Placido Costa, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $47
Praca Coronel Pacheco 52, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $71
Av Fernao Magalhaes 247, Porto | 2 star hotelfrom $59
Praca da Ribeira 1, Porto | 4 star hotelfrom $165
- Location, Location, Location
- What a find!
- Fabulous spot to relax and view porto
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