Hotel Universal - Porto

Avenida Dos Aliados, 38, Porto, Portugal, 4000-064  show map
 2 stars
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Hotel Universal - Porto

Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Coffee shop

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Overview

The traditional Hotel Universal is a decent example of a 2-star hotel in Porto. The hotel was opened in 1946 and remains an example of medieval architecture in Porto ever since.

The superb location in the heart of Porto offers quick access to River Douro within 25 minutes’ walk. The property lies within 1 km from the city center.

Guests can visit a tower and a church as well as restaurants and bars close by.

There is Aliados metro station not far away. Hotel Universal is easily accessible from Francisco Sб Carneiro airport lying within 20 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The hotel offers 44 rooms. They are fitted with individual climate control, central heating, a laptop-size safe, flat-screen TV and a trouser press. Some rooms have the city view. For more comfort a shower, a hairdryer and a Jacuzzi are provided.

Eat & Drink

The property is located near a subway station, about 100 meters from Cafe Guarany and Acepipe, Porto serving a wide selection of dishes.

You can start your day with a continental breakfast, which costs EUR 3.50 per person per night. 

Services

The venue offers 24-hour front desk, laundry and wake up service.

Relax

On-site sport activities include mountain biking, golf and billiards.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at EUR 10 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   6.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Bicycle storage
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Fax/Photocopying

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • In-room sink

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Avenida Dos Aliados, 38, Porto, Portugal, 4000-064

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City Center
  • Porto
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO)
    7.1 mi
  • Ourilandia (OIA)
    36.0 mi
Train Stations
  • São Bento train station
    1000 ft
  • Sao Bento train station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Aliados Metro Station
    700 ft
  • Sao Bento Metro Station
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe Guarany
    300 ft
  • Cafe Lounge Casal
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Universal photos Exterior
Budget Attic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Basic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

DOUBLE BASIC. BED & BREAKFAST

Hotel Universal photos Room
Twin Room
  • Room size:

    165 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Individual air conditioning
  • Facilities for disabled
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Walk in shower
  • Roll in shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Sink
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard + Breakfast (2 beds)

Hotel Universal photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|2Adult/1Ch, Triple standard

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Room - Wheelchair Adapted

Standard Quadruple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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Hotel Universal photos Room
Family Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|FAMILY ROOM STANDARD

Hotel Universal photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Double Superior + Breakfast

Hotel Universal photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Jacuzzi
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Economy Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Economy Room

Hotel Universal Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Paris Galleries Street700 ft
  • City Center1000 ft
  • Majestic Cafe1000 ft

Places of interest

  • Via Catarina Shopping1400 ft
  • Fernandine Wall2000 ft

Train stations

  • São Bento train station700 ft
  • Sao Bento train station700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Cloister Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar1000 ft
  • Clerigos Tower1000 ft
  • City Market Bolhao1000 ft
  • Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar Church1000 ft
  • Church of Saint Ildefonso1000 ft
  • Lello Bookshop1000 ft
  • Porto Cathedral1400 ft

Parks

  • Cordoaria Garden1700 ft

Theaters

  • Oporto Coliseum1400 ft
  • São João National Theatre1400 ft

Galleries

  • Portuguese Photography Centre - Cadeia da Relacao1700 ft

Underground stations

  • Aliados Metro Station400 ft
  • Sao Bento Metro Station700 ft
  • Bolhao Metro Station1400 ft
  • Bolhao Metro Station1400 ft
  • Trindade Metro Station1700 ft
  • Porto-Trindade1700 ft
  • Trindade Metro Station1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Museu do Carro Electrico1.1 mi
    Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto
  • River Douro1.4 mi
    Porto, Porto
  • Jardim do Morro2.1 mi
    Avenida da Republica, Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Casa da Musica1.3 mi
    Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto
  • Estacao Litoral da Aguda1.8 mi
    Rua Dr. Alfredo Dias, S/N, Praia da Aguda, Vila Nova de Gaia

Near the hotel

  • Avenida Dos Aliados200 ft
    Avenida Dos Aliados, Oporto, Porto
  • Lava Pools700 ft
    Porto Moniz, MadeiraPortugal
  • Igreja de Santo Ildefonso1300 ft
    Praca da Batalha
  • Ponte D. Luis I2100 ft
    PortoPortugal
  • Clerigos Tower 700 ft
    Rua dos Clerigos, Porto
  • Rua Santa Catarina1200 ft
    Rua Santa Catarina, Porto
  • Porto Cathedral 1700 ft
    Terreiro da Se, Porto

Restaurants nearby

  • Cafe Guarany300 ft

    Address: Avenida dos Aliados 85-89
    Phone: 223321272

    72% likes this, based on 277 reviews

  • Avenida Cafe & Restaurante100 ft

    Address: 66-68 avenida dos Aliados

    60% likes this, based on 37 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese

  • Costume Bistro300 ft

    Address: Travessa dos Congregados 17
    Phone: 222015015

    71% likes this, based on 42 reviews
    Cuisine: Mediterranean, Portuguese

  • Cafe Lounge Casal100 ft

    Address: Avenida dos Aliados, 42-54
    Phone: +351(22)2018316

    76% likes this, based on 90 reviews
    Price Range: USD 8 - USD 21

  • Novo Paris200 ft

    Address: Travessa dos Congregados 19
    Phone: 222 059 790

    61% likes this, based on 39 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 14

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPortoHotel Universal

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
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Hotel Universal Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Universal

Average guest rating

7.0out of 10
Very good
Based on 571 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.8

    I like the advices of the receptionnist

    the room was hot and we didn't have a good view. the breakfast was light.

  • Group of friends
    7.8

    a silent place to sleep. good timings for breakfast - sort of freedom for leaving and getting ready, if travelling. safety impressions.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    We found the hotel very accommodating with extremely helpful reception and cleaning staff. The location was absolutely brilliant. Reception was on the first floor with an electric stair chair for handicapped access, plus an elevator to the other floors.Breakfast was typical Continental with daily fresh items. We booked a standard twin room, which was small. However the hotel has two other types of rooms which are bigger. Panoramic overlooking the city centre and Superior at the rear.

    Slight renovation in progress, left a smell of paint in the corridor but this did not intrude at all.

  • Older travelers
    8.8

    Only about 100m from the main train/metro station, downtown but not a crowded zone, with restaurants and cafes from McDonalds to the refined Guarany has made it a perfect place for my visit to Oporto. Cleanliness of the room, a confortable bed and a good breakfast are also remarkable.

    The room was a little too tight. Almost no space for one who likes to walk around in the room. The same applies to the bathroom.

  • Couple
    7.4

    The location and price were very good, and the reception staff were friendly. The bedroom and ensuite were clean, and the bed was comfortable. As a room to sleep in it was perfectly fine. That being said, the room was very small ... with two sets of luggage it felt a little crowded! Recommended, but only for a short stay.

    The reception was located on the first floor of the building, accessed by means of a stairs only (no lift). As mentioned, the room was very small. A TV was mounted on the wall at head height ... perfect for banging your head on while negotiating the tight space around the bed!

  • Couple
    7.0

    Localization, included breakfast (although it was poor as for 3 star hotel but good as for continental one) and cleaning room everyday.

    Very old and rather dirty hotel. The worst 3 star hotel I have been to! Only 3 tv channels, shower not working properly, very thin walls - noisy.

  • Group of friends
    7.0

    Good and rich breakfast (until 11 am!).

    We had very noisy fans just outside the window. No way we could sleep without earplugs with the window open (and you want it open in summer).

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    Location

    It is very noise, if you get a room facing the street. (needed to take sleeping pills one night)

  • Group of friends
    4.2

    The hotel was in a great location and walking distance to the river. The bathroom was clean and the staff was very helpful with parking and helped me cancel my 2nd night.

    The pictures were nothing like the room. We had requested the room with the balcony but were put in another tiny room. It was much smaller than the pics, the bed looked dirty and I found one long black hair next to my pillow. gross. The church bells rang every hour on the hour starting at 4am and the breakfast was very basic. After a terrible night of sleep we checked out early and found a much nicer historic hotel 2 blocks away at a better rate.

  • Couple
    3.8

    Wow! 70 euros for what. Small, dirty room. Stay at a nearby hotel Ibis or fo 30 euros more at Hotel Teatro.

  • Group of friends
    9.2

    excelent service for little money, clean

  • Couple
    6.6

    The reception staff has demonstrated the ability to resolve a clean problem quickly. The reception staff have been always very proficients.

    The original room was really dirty with papers on the floor (behind the door) and a dirty WC. The rooms should have double windows to the street, because of the noise.

  • Couple
    4.6

    Staff very friendly and helpful. They really gave us all info we could need.

    Room was really too small and condition was not acceptable. Hotel needs maintenance and some good renewing! Romantic package we booker was not as explained on website and our window was on a tiny dirty in court of 3mt by 4 with builders working all time right in front of it.

  • Couple
    5.0

    location

    room quality. very old furniture, odd smell, hair in the bedding

  • Couple
    5.8

    Great views and location.

    This hotel should be labeled as a hostel just so people know what they should expect.

How to reach hotel

hotel Hotel Universal - Porto Porto location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

Avenida Dos Aliados, 38, Porto, Portugal, 4000-064

Get directions
City Center
  • Porto
    1400 ft
Airports
  • Francisco Sб Carneiro (OPO)
    7.1 mi
  • Ourilandia (OIA)
    36.0 mi
Train Stations
  • São Bento train station
    1000 ft
  • Sao Bento train station
    1000 ft
Underground stations
  • Aliados Metro Station
    700 ft
  • Sao Bento Metro Station
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Cafe Guarany
    300 ft
  • Cafe Lounge Casal
    100 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPortoHotel Universal

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in Portugal

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