Grande Hotel Da Povoa de Varzim
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Good hotel with everything from casino to nightclub on the seafront... Aug 28, 2014
20 miles or so from the Oporto airport, not too expensive by cab either or if you prefer you can get the Metro which will drop you within walking distance of the hotel.
The hotel is just on the seafront of Povoa do Varzim, just a stone throw from the beach (and I mean it). To the left of the hotel, just across the street, is the Casino da Povoa, restaurants and bars are within walking distance along the seafront and do make the effort walk all the way down to the end of the Av. as you'll find a very good night club to end your night, "Buddha".
On arrival I did spot half a dozen of tourists lounging by the reception but found out later they were gathering together to go for a visit to the "wine cellars" (not sure if the translation is correct) in Vila Nova de Gaia, and if you are a wine enthusiastic around Povoa de Varzim you can find many wineries and vineyards to visit.
The Hotel provides attractive, contemporary rooms and large bathrooms, some of the rooms feature balconies and the ones on the front of the hotel face the sea, air-con and satellite TV are a feature in every room. All of it for around €50(2004), can't complain.
The restaurant serves some of the most well known Portuguese dishes and there is also a bar where I must say the service was excellent.
Staff was friendly the service very good and the town itself was full of life.
I'm sure that if you are after a chilled break but full of options Povoa de Varzim is a good place to visit. If you do then I hope you have as much of a great time as I did.
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Grande Hotel Da Povoa de Varzim Overview
The hotel is housed in a historical building dating from 1930, and is located in a beautiful city. Facilities available to guests in the air-conditioned, 86-room hotel include a lobby with 24-hour reception, a hotel safe, casino, the on-site Spot Light bar, a breakfast/dining room, room service and a car park.
This beach hotel is located just 10 minutes away from the centre of the city. The A28 motorway and other major motorways, such as the A1, A7, and A28/IC1, are all close by. The hotel is barely 50 m away from the casino and the beach, while the marina is a mere 100 m away. The bus and train stations are around a 10-minute walk from the beach hotel, while shops, nightlife spots and links to the public transport network can be found right on the hotel's doorstep. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport is approximately 30 km from the hotel.
The rooms are spread over 6 floors, overlooking either the sea or the city. They all feature an en suite bathroom with shower, bathtub and hairdryer as well as a double bed, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, radio, Internet access, minibar, safe, air conditioning and central heating. There is one room adapted for guests with reduced mobility.
In the morning guests can enjoy a fabulous buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also served as buffets or available a la carte in the Full House restaurant, located on the ground floor, offering a choice of Portuguese cuisine and grilled meats.
From Porto, take the A28 and exit towards Valencia and then no. 16 (Amorim/Povoa de Varzim).
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