Good hotel, but quite far from Porto itself
Posted Aug 29, 2015
We found the hotel to be very good, and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. However, it is in a rather remote area with not very much in the immediate vicinity. We did go exploring and found a large shopping centre behind a garage. This includes a very large supermarket. It wasn't too easy to locate as it is tucked away off the main road, but we asked directions. There is a good cafe bar at the bottom of the hill which the hotel is situated on - this is open until late at night, and serves very good food at reasonable prices.
The hotel receptionist gave us details of the local buses which go into the centre of Porto, which we used each day during our stay. The buses are frequent, and the bus stop is a few minutes' walk from the hotel.
We didn't go into Valongo town centre as it seemed a little too far to walk along a very busy main road with limited pavements. On the way to the hotel by taxi, there didn't look to be very much of interest in Valongo town, but we could be wrong about that.