Avoid staying in Porto
Posted Jun 15, 2007
The hotel room itself was nicely furnished and clean and in itself reasonable value. The problem is the location of the hotel. We were generally very disappointed with Porto, finding most of the inner part of the city shockingly dirty and run down and we both live in inner London so we are used to urban grime. This hotel is certainly in a grotty area and our room looked over a very busy road with a very unattractive water tower straight across from it. The walk into town was down very steep hills, past lots of neglected and, in some cases, totally abandoned buildings so we usually took a taxi home, which wasn't expensive but taxis weren't always easy to find.