Mercure Porto Centro
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excellent location near the main shopping street Mar 18, 2011
The Mercure Porto Centro is located in the heart of the city at Praça de Batalha. It's only few steps away from San Bento train station, but from there's it's quite a climb up! Better to take the metro to Bolhao and walk a bit further but on flat road!
The Mercure Porto Centro lies at the south end of the Santa Catarina shopping street so there are plenty of cafes, restaurants and shops nearby. Despite this bustling location, the room was rather quiet. The only noice came from the announcements of San Bento train station.
It's a modern city hotel with a bright lobby where you can find newspapers, a few computers with printer (free of charge) and the bar.
Check-in was very efficient and the receptionist noticed that it was my mom's birthday.
I had booked a superior room and we received a nice, though not too large room on the 3rd floor.
The room was decorated in light colours, with light wood and the bed head and vanity mirror had a leather frame. Too bad the mirror had been damaged by a burning cigarette. It must have happened much earlier as now the entire floor was non-smoking.
Apart from the flatscreen tv, safe and hairdryer, we also had tea and coffee making facilites in the room as well as complimentary fruit, water and a bath robe with slippers.
The window even had a real roll down shutter that kept out all light and even most of the sounds from the railway station and the seagulls on the roof.
The bathroom was spacious with all comfort you expect from a 4-star property, only the bath tub was on the small side. Even for a short person like me, lying down was out of the question.
The room also featured free wifi. The log-in and password are available upon request at the reception desk.
Breakfast was served at the ground floor but as the hotel is built upon a hill, the room offers amazing views on the city.
Coffee is delivered to the table together with a can of hot milk to prepare your meia de leite. All the rest is on the buffet, which offers a wide selection of breads, cold cuts, fruits, cereal, yoghurt etc... Each morning there were also eggs, saussages, mushrooms and beans.
The entire staff was extremely friendly and the receptionist went the extra mile to help us out arranging the discount promised by our guide book for the hop-on/hop-off bus.
For a 4-star hotel the price was very reasonable and I would surely stay here again.
Part of the Porto March 2011 travel blog
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Mercure Porto Centro Overview
This hotel is located in the tourist centre of Porto just a few minutes walk from the city centre where guests will discover a diverse selection of shops, boutiques, cafes, bars, restaurants and nightlife venues. Guests may enjoy fabulous views out over the city from the hotel restaurant. It is 3 km to the nearest beach.
Housed in a building that dates back to 1920, this air-conditioned hotel underwent renovation work in 2003 and comprises 149 rooms including 9 suites spread over 6 floors. Facilities include an impressive foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, a safe, a cloakroom, a lift, a lift and a bar in addition to a conference room, a public Internet terminal and an air-conditioned a la carte restaurant with highchairs for infants. Room, laundry and medical services may be taken advantage of and there is a car park as well as a garage for those arriving by car.
The tastefully decorated rooms are all carpeted and come with an en suite bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio, Internet access, and a minibar. Central heating and air conditioning as well as a hire safe feature as standard.
Meals come in a buffet form; lunch and the evening meal may alternatively be taken a la carte or chosen from a menu. Special dietary requirements and individual-specific dishes can be provided and drinks are inclusive.
American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and VISA are accepted as methods of payment.
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