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Many things right in this hotel. Excellent reception staff, courteous helpful and knowledgeable. Spacious apartment. Excellent for beach and rail travel. Reliable housekeeping each day. Additional cost for seaview was very worthwhile -would not have wanted any other aspect. Lots of storage space and large reception hall to apartment, which we used as our child's bedroom rather than using the living room in this one bedroomed apartment. Nice new smeg fridge in our apartment. Settled into a relaxed routine very easily. Rooms tired to my view and give a 70s feel from colours to carpets and tiles; other than that fine. Rooms missing a radio, which is not that costly to provide. An iron in the room would have been nice, but they were available through housekeeping. No sense of catering for those that like traditional tea! Used jug as the pot and kettle needed to be a cooking jug for the electric stove.
The view is amazing, the apartment is really spacious. Loved staying here, it is a lot better than the reviews led me to believe. Firm beds, but this is a portugal thing I think.
Very helpful staff and apartment very clean with fresh towels every day. There was no hairdryer in the apartment. It had to be borrowed from reception - if available.
Staff,Accomodations,Beach. I extended my stay from 3 days to 10.When I checked in early on 26jul09, I had driven from Guarda after having a medical procedure done the day before and was very uncomfortable. The two ladies who checked me in were absolutely delightful, picked up my spirits right a way. They were also very knowledgable about the area for many miles around. The accomadations were much more than I expected It was a fully stocked, large apartment,not a studio as advertized.A Very pleasant surprise.Housekeeping noticed that the door to the balcony did not open properly and staff was up the following day fixing it, I had not mentioned it to anyone. The beach is superb. It was perfect for what I needed
We like the kindness of all hotel staff and closeness of beach, restaurants ,shops and train station. We like that the entry in hotel was able to all 24 hour.
The appartment was nice and big with a good view on the ocean. It was very close to the beach. Every evening there was a concert next to our hotel which was very noisy. Luckily it always stopped at midnight, The elevators were very slow.
Great location, five minutes from the station, and one minute from the beach. Espinho is about 30 mins from Porto and 2hrs30 from Lisbon (direct). We were travelling with two small children (8 months and 2yrs) so the apartment was ideal - good size kitchen with Smeg appliances, although a microwave would have been handy for sterilising baby bottles. There's a casino next door and a night club somewhere in or near the hotel but we couldn't hear anything from the 12th floor. We were there for the last three days of the Festa de Espinho with concerts and fireworks directly outside the hotel, from our balcony we had the best views in town! Good location and facilities make this an ideal place to stay for families with young children. A small table and chairs on the balcony would have been nice but not really a negative.
We have stayed at this hotel before. The staff are very helpful and courteous. The location is excellent as it is right opposite the beach.
A friendly and helpful staff. The room were really clean. breakfast not included € 7.00 each person
My wife and I were welcomed very eefficiently by the English speaking staff and our room was comfortable and well serviced. The location was very close to the beach but we were disappointed that the sea view requested was seen only from a balcony.obliquely. The lighting was very dim and inadequate for reading.
Hotel room was very good value for money. Dinner in the restaurant wasn't of the same standard unfortunately.
hot water turned down between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m.
Great hotel, new and clean, decent breakfast, free wi-fi, about 10km from the Europarque.
Courteous staff, well designed room, well serviced Breakfast spread quite good but hot food option limited
Nice room and bathroom - Helpful staff - Exelent restaurant - NO
The hotel is very new, very clean and the rooms are comfortable and well designed. i would stay again. No.
service and the room The indoor pool wasn't finished
our stay was a comfortable one. The breakfast was limited and the bacon and egg was always cold. If you came down for breakfast after 8.00am it is not guranteed that you will get bacon and eggs. Often this is requested but slow to arrive. Communication was also a barrier as most of the kitchen staff did not speak English and the guest had great difficulties expressing their neds.
The hotel has a good location and it is easy to go from this place to visit Porto. The location is excellent, directly at the beach at the Atlantic ocean. Breakfast buffet is good. The hotel really needs some renovation, everything looks a little too heavy used. Carpets look dirty.
Loved the 70s decor, beautifully maintained (or restored?). It's a real period piece. The staff on check in were very friendly though not so much so the next day. Not enough pillows on the bed to comfortably sit up!
Convenient for beach and town Looking a little dated compared with when we last stayed there 36 years ago
Position No outdoor pool and poor lighting in the rooms
Break fast was very varied and catered for everyones taste. We were up graded to a sea front room it was very good for the money. The mini bar did not have a very good choice if you chose to stay in your room.
received upgrade without asking, very good buffet breakfast, very central situation. nothing
Staff were excellent and very helpful
Private parking close to entrance. Excellent service by the porter. Close to the beach and Casino. Good offer as to breakfast. Room view not very interesting!Maybe view as per price.
Excellent location infront of the beach, very good facilities for swimming and sauna. The personnel was very polite and friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel. The breakfast is perfect, several fruits and local bread. Too many rules in the swimming pool
The staff was excellent and helpfull. Prime location on the city center and beach front. Many restaurants and shops nearby. The room was very dusty and the air conditioner over-dried the air. Bad insulating windows caused too much cold air in the room.
Parking is for free. Old fashion hotel.Lights at the room are sensibly poor, but.... tropical climate, not to say Sahara climate is for sure in the room, no way to cool down.
Friendliness of staff and cleanliness of room.
Excellent rooms and very friendly staff. I travel a lot and this is probably the best hotel in Europe that I have stayed in.
IT is a nice hotel with good rooms and kind staff
Very nice food in the Grill restaurant, Grill chef speak perfect English.
food was good car park too small
Friendly personel, nice rooms, good food (menu of the day for 15€ =good and more than you can eat) and amazingly great choice of portuguese wine and Porto. Oudoor swimming pool is nice and refreshing (not cold). The hotel is difficult to find (even with GPS) but it is worth the efford. Free WiFi works OK. As frequent traveler, I think that this is the first time I have nothing to criticize about a hotel.
We found everything about this hotel wonderful, from the beautifully restored installations to the outstanding food and the friendly staff that really makes guests feel welcome. Excellent value for money and highly recommended.
Our stay in the hotel was wonderful .....lovely room .... fabulous breakfast buffet ..... gorgeous relaxing pool. We will return for a longer stay.
Comfortable hotel, excellent breakfast, recommended
The staff were competent, helpful and welcoming. Breakfast was good. I think that the hotel has had a major upgrade recently. Everything was clean and it worked! Quite an easy walk from the hotel into town.
Exceptional value for money. Breakfast, internet and nice room for under 40 euro. Excellent, helpful staff.
staff were very friendly,helpful.breakfast was basic,but a good selection.the bed was a bit small but ensuite was ideal. same thing for breakfast eg scramble eggs mushrooms and frankfruters
The location. Water was brown, probably due rusty pipework.
A calma no Hotel. A facilidade em estacionar. O conforto do Quarto.
We can hear what the people on next room said.
They seem to take care about the security, there where cameras on many places in the hotel. The reception where very small and they didn´t have staff working/watching the reception all the time. They could have had some more information about the city and maps for the area.
I liked the choice and quality of the breakfast. The staff were friendly, helpful and approachable. I also liked the location as it was near to shops.
Internet fonctionne bien autrement pas grand chose.Internet works fine otherwise not much Oreillets sans taies, baignoire qui fuit au sol, parking inexistant, petit dejeuné non réapprovisionner.Headset without pillowcases, bath leaking ground, nonexistent parking, breakfast not be replenished.
Staff was friendly, caring, affable
nice and quiet city. all near by foot or bike. very close to oporto and aveiro. very tasty food and excellent wine. the bicycle path to the beach and ria aveiro. breakfast
Quiet place, clean hotel, for the service very good value, friendly personal
Q: What did you like during your stay? A: Not very much! 1. The room was very sparsely furnished and the bed made a loud creak everytime we moved! 2. There is a real problem with the drains. They stink! 3.The food served at lunch & dinner was very disappointing. "Quantity, not Quality" seems to be the motto here. Having had a very poor and badly served lunch comprising lukewarm soup, soggy fried fish with par-bolied rice (no vegetables or salad to be seen) we were reluctant to try the dinner but in the rather charmless village of São Vicente, there is very little alternative for dining out - other than cafés & Pizzerias - so we reluctantly stayed for an evening meal. It was worse than lunch (altho the waiter was more sympathetic than his lunchtime colleague) & mostly inedible & was sent back.
Very nice people, very comfortable room, nice and quiet, beautiful building, Spa features in real thermal facilities. Huge breakfast in bedroom for a very reasonable fee. Excellent value for money ratio The room was quite cold, was adjusted in reception, when asked it was tuned to a nice temperature. The construction works on a independent building in the estate gave not such a nice surroundings to the hotel.
The Hotel itself was of a good standard; very good cooked / continental breakfast included. Located close to main railway station within small town. Reasonably priced eateries to suit most people. Many small coffee bars / bars to choose from . Two local markets each week. Great sandy beaches are a short bus ride away. Did not hire car as trains and buses very cheap to use; also very regular and reliable. No.
the room and the swimming facilities
Very good staff. Very good pool. Good bar. The Hotel was located close to the area where the venue was located so it made life easy. The bedrooms are now tired and need updating. The beds are uncomfortable for todays standards and need replacing. It could do with a restaurant of some sort in the evenings, even if it is a bistro or salad bar.
Good hotel with large pool area and good breakfast choice Bar had sold out of tonic and bar area could have done with a clean, mind it was Sunday and I expect all was done on Monday.