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“Ok for a quick visit” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of iStay Hotel Porto Centro

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iStay Hotel Porto Centro
Ranked #59 of 200 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Belgium
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Ok for a quick visit”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

Easyhotel really delivers what the name says.

Easy check-in, simple, clean rooms with a decent location for a reasonable price.

Because it is part of a big company, there are a lot of rules: no check in before 3 o clock, to pay extra for television, for fresh towels, ...

Good to know is that the airco can only work 1 way for the whole building. Or cold air for all 50 rooms or hot air. They need a techniciean to change this. In summer or winter it is clear wath the airco should do. In between seasons (like March for us) it can get hot without possibility to get cold air.
The guys at the reception were extremely friendly though and tried to help with the settings as much as possible.

For 1 night while travelling it is certainly ok, but i wouldnt stay here for a week.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Albufeira, Portugal
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

It's a nice hotel for short stays and for who don't spend many time at the room.
Location is nice, but, I believe that for the same low price is possible to find something better located.
Bus and taxi right in front.
For night life, you can go by foot, but it's not so near (i'm talking about the Galeria de Paris area).

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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West Yorkshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

I had my reservations when I booked it, but it had a great location for the price in porto.

When I got there I was quite impressed decent decor, with pod shower and the twin room no 6.1 was spacious with a great view across the valley which wasn't expected.

The big let down was the noise from the street as it's above the bus station in porto and it never stops all day and late into the night.

It's a in a great location which for the price makes this still a good buy but it isn't luxurious in any way shape or form. It's like a posh backpacking hotel so go with caution.

Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

I would call the rooms in this hotel Spartan: my room had a bed in it, a plastic chair, plastic rack and the smallest plastic night table. There is an extra charge for TV remote, room cleaning and a new set of towels, etc. It was clean, though, and a two-minute walk to shopping, about 10 min walk to two metro stations, and in close proximity to the historic city center. It served its purpose during my three-night stay and I would stay there again. I would not recommend this if you're looking for comfort or little luxuries.

Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about iStay Hotel Porto Centro

Property: iStay Hotel Porto Centro
Address: Rua de Alexandre Herculano 296, Porto 4000-053, Portugal (Formerly easyHotel Porto)
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 200 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — iStay Hotel Porto Centro 2*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the historical centre of Porto, iStay Hotel Porto Centro offers contemporary accommodation within 400 meters of the iconic Dom Luis Bridge. An entirely non-smoking property, the hotel offers 24-hour reception services. The air-conditioned rooms at iStay Hotel Porto Centro feature views of the UNESCO-listed city centre. Equipped with private bathrooms and flat-screen satellite TVs, rooms are spacious and functional. Popular nearby landmarks include the Palacio da Bolsa and The Sao Bento Railway Station, 300 metres away. The hotel is also a 10-minute walk to Guindais Funicular with links to Ribeira riverside quarter and Port Wine cellars. Guests can benefit from the central location and discover many traditional restaurants serving Portuguese food and famous port wines. Vending machines for drinks and snacks are situated in-house ... more   less 
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