Vila Gale Porto Hotel
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11/05/2008 – Lisboa/Porto
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... helped myself to yet another huge course, before we programmed the GPS, and begun our day's driving in the direction of Porto. Dad nearly saw us become involved in a minor bingle, as he accidentally drove out of the hotel gate into the left lane, a cardinal sin in Europe, as you must drive on the right hand side of the road. Luckily, traffic in this area is virtually non existent, so there wasn't much chance of an accident occurring.
... 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 ...
Getting to Porto.Leaving Oviedo you are suddenly aware of the majestic mountain landscape around you. From there and down through Portugal the mountains are heavily wooded and the many lumber trucks attest to their economic importance. In places, as we travelled, the air was filled with the smoke of forest wild fires. We passed trough a recently burned swathe that crossed the motorway and in places the sun was blotted out by the brown clouds of wood smoke. ...
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 ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vila Gale Porto Hotel
This is an excellent Hotel, we stayed 4 nights March 8th 2006 to 11th. The Hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the City. It takes about 15 - 20 mins stroll into the shopping area down to the River Douro, its downhill all the way. A taxi is about 5 Euros including tip.
We stayed in this hotel from 25 - 28 Nov 05. We had a double room on the 12th floor (they have two floors with non-smoking rooms) The accomodation was very good, the room was very large and always clean.
I and my wife were in this hotel to celebrate our two year marriage. We were there for two days. We were at the 17th floor, so the view was fantastic, we could see all the city! The accomodation was very good, the room was very large and was always clean.
I have just got back from a stay at this hotel and found it clean, the staff nice and all in all good value for money, its not in the nicest of areas and its is a little bit of a trek to downtown but i would stay again.
I stayed at the Vila Gale Porto at the beginning of the month for 2 nights and really enjoyed my stay.
As before, I rate this hotel 3 not a 4 star.
We had a room on the front, good? - No, it overlooks a ghetto and half built hotel, long abandoned!!!!!!!!!
It's the only hotel I've stayed in that does not have an iorning board.... Staff- not very nice-
But beware.... they want you to stay there and then charge you for parking there?????????????
Far from downtown Porto.......
Won't be going back...........