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Hotel Grande Rio

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The hotel is only a 5 minute walk to the metro and only 2 stops to the sights. The rooms are a bit on the small side and have thin walls. Breakfast is basic, cereals, bread, ham, cheese, fruit and yoghurt (no hot food). The balcony door on our room could not lock. A key for the room safe is...

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Province of Milan, Italy
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The style of the room was very old. The toilet also. We went in Porto in march, and there was nobody around... It was like a gost city. Very dark! Fortunately we spent just one night in there... By the way, the price was cheap.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Location is away from attractions. 2-3 local restaurants within walking distance. Wifi only good in the lobby. Walls not soundproof so u can hear shower in the next room and as guests come in through the night. 24 hr concierge onsite and so u feel secure as lock the door at night and they let u in.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016

I enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Grande Rio. The staff were incredibly helpful and very friendly. The rooms were nice as well, but the noise from the hallway was not sound proofed whatsoever, so you could hear people coming in and out all hours of the night. Plus the Wifi was very faint in the rooms - the reception...

Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 17 September 2016

+ Very friendly and serviceminded reception and breakfast staff. Received a lot of great advice and directions upon check-in - without even having to ask :o) Always smiling and ready to help. Small 24h open "shop" in the reception with soda/beer/chocolate/chips/wine. The breakfast area is small but cosy. Breakfast is EUR 4 and you have all the essentials for a...

Thank Nanna L
Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 16 September 2016

All good, clean, nice personnel, good continental breakfast and close to metro station for one night; was a bit of noice in morning with corridors or hallways. On street that goes right down to Porto's centre making easy to find way back on foot.

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the hotel Grande Rio for two nights in May and the in general I had a positive experience. Quality is ok for the price paid. Definitely not for the people who want to stay in a fancy hotel. The rooms are quite old, however you have all the necessary things inside: beds are comfortable, shower and toilet...

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Le Quiou, France
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Nice enough hotel close to metro and centre of city. Staff ok. Parking the hire car a challenge at night. Cereals juice hot drinks average quality cold meat and cheese for breakfast. Shower ok wifi. Does the job for a decent price. Not much around at night for a final drink.

Thank PeterHockenhull
Edinburgh (Scotland)
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Stayed at the Hotel Grande Rio on a recent one night visit to Porto. The hotel is about a thirty minute walk from the river but there is an Underground Station just around the corner and there is also free street parking outside the hotel. We had a double room which was compact and the the toilet/shower room was even...

1Thank Gogs63
Reviewed 25 August 2015

This is a small family run hotel approximately 5 minutes walk from Faria Guimaraes metro station (line 'D', the yellow line). The area on arrival looks a bit run-down, but this shouldn't put you off as it's fairly quiet and all the Portuguese people who we met were incredibly friendly and helpful. Note that most local facilities close at around...

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Additional Information about Hotel Grande Rio

Address: Rua do Bonjardim, 977 / Entrada: Rua de Santa Helena, 31, Porto 4000-461, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: €45 - €64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — Hotel Grande Rio 1*
Number of rooms: 22
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Residencial Grande Rio Porto
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“Pick higher floors if u dont want to be disturbed as guests come in during the night as wifi only works well in lobby so being on a lower floor wont help.”
travellerX5449IO, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Just don't”
PedroMedario42, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“We were on the top floor just over the hotel door. We did not use the air conditioning but kept the window open. There was some street noise especially when the buckets were emptied but we learnt to sleep through it. When we first arrived the church bells were chiming every quarter but we soon discovered that they stopped in the evening, not quite sure what time, and didn't start agian until 9.00 am, a goog alarm clock if you have the window open. We did have the window shut one night and didn't hear anything.”
Florida3034, 14 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Ask (demand ) a room facing the side street . (see above ) . Good place to pick up a hre car as usually parking near by.”
MartyDownunder, 26 Aug 2012 | Read review
“Try to avoid the room, which is next to the reception - it can be noisy (but with the best quality of WiFi signal)”
Roman813, 4 Jun 2012 | Read review
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