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Hotel Universal

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Located in an elegant and old avenue "Avenida dos Aliados," in the heart of the historical center of Porto, the Hotel Universal is surrounded by some of the most emblematic buildings of this city and in a central point to reach on foot touristic sights one can’t miss such as: The City Hall, Trindade Church, S. Bento Railway Station, Clérigos Tower, The Cathedral Douro Riverhood. If you want to go further, you have a railway station or an underground station both in less than 3 minutes on foot. One can’t miss neither a boat trip through the magnificent Douro River, nor the night view of the old part of the town near the river, where you can taste a good meal and a delightful Porto wine. Our hotel offers you a personalized service in a joyful, comfortable and inviting atmosphere. We guarantee the best prices and we’ll help our guests to get the most out of their trip calling our receptionists’ advice.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
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Hotel Universal in Porto is on an ideal location, you can walk from San Bento station, it is just next to McDonald and the breakfast for two star hotel is great! It costs 7 euros and it is worth it! Rooms are small but have everything you need.
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Avoid this place at all costs. From the on site parking that turned out to be over 1k away from this hostel , to the climb up 2 flights of stairs to reach it , it is horrible. The toilet actually in the room and the unhelpful staff , a nightmare , it gets 1 star for its location.
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Do you really want to stay at a place where you get the remote handed or together with your room key? Beds are terrible, rooms small, but shower nice. If you have other alternatives I'd suggest you go with one of them.
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The good - Good location, good double glazing and air conditioning so we had a quiet and peaceful night's sleep despite being on the front of the hotel overlooking the avenue and square. Good breakfast which was served in a nice spacious room. Very pleasant, cheerful and helpful
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First, what a fabulous location. Near a station, on a main road. Fantastic. Very warm welcome, every member of staff on the front desk was charming and helpful. The room was small and sparse, but then it is not an expensive hotel and i have stayed in worse for more! However,
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The Triple Bedroom (with Balcony) at the Hotel Universal
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The Double Bedroom at the Hotel Universal
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Bonjour, Est-ce vrai que le parking est à 1 km de l'hôtel ? Merci de votre retour.
Oui il y a un parking public à 200 M qui coûte 12 euros par jours il vaut mieux prendre celui la et pas celui de l'hôtel
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Tiene un parking concertado por 10€ día, pero esta a 1 KM.
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El hotel es viejo pero las habitaciones estaban dignas. Es caro para lo que ofrece y no he visto los demás hoteles por lo que no puedo comparar con otros. Eso si las escaleras de acceso y el ascensor manifiestamente mejorables. El parking también estaba muy lejos.
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"Don't , look for a hotel instead"
"Maybe ask for rooms away from the front if you want to be able to open your windows"
"ask for external room"
"Ask for a room facing the main street early number 201-4, 301-4, 401-4 etc are the best"
"The economy room is really good, facing the inner yard is also more quiet but with no views, on the 5th floor plenty of light though."
US$43 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
PortugalNorthern PortugalPorto DistrictPorto
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