Clean and comfortable
Posted Aug 15, 2016 on Hotels
We were very happy with our stay at Hotel Star Inn. It was a break from hostels for us, so even though the room was a bit small it felt like relative luxury. The beds were very comfortable. There is a TV in the room with 60 channels which became our guilty pleasure while in Porto after months of traveling. Small fridge and electric kettle in room also. Room was cleaned daily. Staff were helpful, letting us know which buses to catch and printing our boarding passes for us.
The breakfast was plentiful - fresh croissants, various cereals, fruit, yoghurt, bread rolls, muffins spreads, ham, cheese, hot and cold drinks. As we were traveling on a budget we definitely made the most of this! The cafeteria is otherwise uninspiring and expensive by Portugal's standards, so we didn't eat there apart from breakfast.
Location is not great and we were quite surprised at first that the hotel seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. However there is a supermarket and laundromat in walking distance, and buses close by to take you to the city or the beach for 1.85 each way. (Ask the staff about the buses as you may not find anything online). Taxi to the city centre is about 7 - 8 euro. Taxi to airport around 20 euro.