Hotel Universal - Porto

Avenida Dos Aliados, 38, Porto, Portugal, 4000-064show map
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Very goodBased on  611 reviews
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Overview

Hotel Universal offers contemporary rooms in a shopping area of Porto. Offering accommodation in the 6-story building, the hotel combines historical architecture and modern facilities.

Major Porto sights, such as Paris Galleries Street and Douro River are located nearby. The venue is 1 km away from the city center.

A church, monuments and a tower are set within walking distance.

Hotel Universal is placed within a 20-minute drive from Francisco Sa Carneiro airport.

Rooms

Hotel Universal consists of 44 rooms where guests can enjoy a mini bar, heating, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop safe and a writing desk. Hotel Universal offers rooms with city view. They feature bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and a sink.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide assortment of dishes, Cafe Lounge Casal and Cafe Guarany are about 50 meters from the property.

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

Services

Guests can take advantage of a business center and a photocopier along with 24-hour reception, laundry and wake up service provided on-site.

Relax

Various activities, including mountain biking and golf, are available on site.

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
Wi-Fi
Parking

EUR 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

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

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • DVDs/ Videos for children

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled
  • Bathroom for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries
  • Sink

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 1 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
São Bento train stationSão Bento train station700 ft
Sao Bento train stationSao Bento train station700 ft
Stock Exchange PalaceStock Exchange Palace2300 ft
Oporto ColiseumOporto Coliseum1400 ft
Bolhao Metro StationBolhao Metro Station1400 ft
Bolhao Metro StationBolhao Metro Station1400 ft
Trindade Metro StationTrindade Metro Station1700 ft
Campo 24 Agosto Metro StationCampo 24 Agosto Metro Station3300 ft
Campo 24 Agosto Metro StationCampo 24 Agosto Metro Station3300 ft
Liberdade SquareLiberdade Square400 ftAvenida dos Aliados Baixa
Monumento a Dom Pedro IV Monumento a Dom Pedro IV 400 ftPraca da Liberdade, Porto
Porto com ArtePorto com Arte700 ftLargo Loios 8 1st Floor
Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos Church of Sao Pedro dos Clerigos 900 ftRua Sao Filipe Neri
Clerigos Tower Clerigos Tower 1200 ftRua Sao Filipe Neri
Igreja de Santo IldefonsoIgreja de Santo Ildefonso1200 ftPraca da Batalha
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Cafe GuaranyCafe Guarany300 ftAvenida dos Aliados 85-89
Cafe Lounge CasalCafe Lounge Casal100 ftAvenida dos Aliados, 42-54
Avenida Cafe & RestauranteAvenida Cafe & Restaurante100 ft66-68 avenida dos Aliados
Cafe EmbaixadorCafe Embaixador200 ftRua de Sampaio Bruno, 5-11
Novo ParisNovo Paris200 ftTravessa dos Congregados 19
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Campanhã train stationCampanhã train station1.3 mi
Palacio de Cristal gardensPalacio de Cristal gardens4000 ft
Heroismo Metro StationHeroismo Metro Station4600 ft
Campanhã Metro StationCampanhã Metro Station1.3 mi
Campanhã Metro StationCampanhã Metro Station1.3 mi
Casa da Musica's Metro StationCasa da Musica's Metro Station1.3 mi
Estadio do Dragao Metro StationEstadio do Dragao Metro Station1.7 mi
Estadio do Dragao Metro StationEstadio do Dragao Metro Station1.7 mi
Almeida Garrett LibraryAlmeida Garrett Library4000 ft
Mercado do BolhaoMercado do Bolhao1400 ftRua Formosa
Igreja do CarmoIgreja do Carmo1500 ftRua Carmo
Coliseu do PortoColiseu do Porto1500 ftRua Passos Manuel 137, Porto
Via Catarina ShoppingVia Catarina Shopping1600 ftRua de Santa Catarina 350
Garrafeira do CarmoGarrafeira do Carmo1600 ftRua Carmo 17 18
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Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)7.1 mi
Braga (BGZ)31.6 mi
Train
São Bento train station1000 ft
Sao Bento train station1000 ft
Underground
Aliados Metro Station700 ft
Sao Bento Metro Station1000 ft
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Reviews
7.0
Very goodBased on  611  reviews
  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    I like the advices of the receptionnist

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

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    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!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    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).

  • 6.6
    Good

    Location

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

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

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

  • 9.2
    Superb

    excelent service for little money, clean

  • 6.6
    Good

    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.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    location

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

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Great views and location.

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

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  611 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 1 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)7.1 mi
Braga (BGZ)31.6 mi
Train
São Bento train station1000 ft
Sao Bento train station1000 ft
Underground
Aliados Metro Station700 ft
Sao Bento Metro Station1000 ft
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