Hotel Universal - Porto

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

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 offers 44 contemporary guest rooms as well as an elevator, a safety deposit box and a baggage storage. The hotel occupies 5 floors and was renovated in 2012.

This hotel is set in the center of Porto, just 2.1 km from Casa da Musica, Jardim do Morro and Serralves. Set within a 10-minute walking distance from Porto city center.

Enclosed by a church, a tower and monuments, the hotel offers a panoramic view over the street.

Easily accessible from Aliados subway station. Guests can reach Francisco Sб Carneiro airport within 15 minutes' drive.

Rooms

Rooms of Hotel Universal are appointed with cable television, a work desk, heating, a safe and a mini bar. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Guests can share a meal in Novo Paris and Flor dos Congregados, located about 100 meters away.

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

Services

Motorcycles, cars and bicycles are available for rent on site.

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:   5.  Number of rooms:   44.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Service dogs 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

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:
    5
  • Number of rooms:
    44

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Rooms and availability

Hotel Universal photos Exterior
Budget Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 100 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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    Twin Room
    Bed type: 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 165 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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      Standard Triple Room
      Bed type: 3 Single beds
      Size: 220 sq. feet
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        Wheelchair Accessible Room
        Bed type: Double bed
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        Family Room
        Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed or 1 Double bed and 2 Single beds
        Size: 250 sq. feet
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        • Bathtub
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          Superior Room
          Bed type: Twin beds or 2 Single beds or Double bed
          Size: 260 sq. feet
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          Superior|Twb, Superior Room

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            Superior Triple Room
            Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
            Size: 250 sq. feet
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              How to reach hotel

              hotel Hotel Universal - Porto Porto location
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              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:
                5
              • 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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              What's nearby

              Popular areas

              • Paris Galleries Street - 700 ft
              • City Center - 1000 ft
              • Majestic Cafe - 1000 ft

              Places of interest

              • Via Catarina Shopping - 1400 ft
              • Fernandine Wall - 2000 ft

              Train stations

              • São Bento train station - 700 ft
              • Sao Bento train station - 700 ft

              Monuments and Landmarks

              • Cloister Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar - 1000 ft
              • Clerigos Tower - 1000 ft
              • City Market Bolhao - 1000 ft
              • Nossa Senhora da Serra do Pilar Church - 1000 ft
              • Church of Saint Ildefonso - 1000 ft
              • Lello Bookshop - 1000 ft
              • Porto Cathedral - 1400 ft

              Parks

              • Cordoaria Garden - 1700 ft

              Theaters

              • Oporto Coliseum - 1400 ft
              • São João National Theatre - 1400 ft

              Galleries

              • Portuguese Photography Centre - Cadeia da Relacao - 1700 ft

              Underground stations

              • Aliados Metro Station - 400 ft
              • Sao Bento Metro Station - 700 ft
              • Bolhao Metro Station - 1400 ft
              • Bolhao Metro Station - 1400 ft
              • Trindade Metro Station - 1700 ft
              • Porto-Trindade - 1700 ft
              • Trindade Metro Station - 1700 ft

              Local attractions

              • Museu do Carro Electrico - 1.1 mi
                Alameda Basilio Teles 51, Porto
              • River Douro - 1.4 mi
                Porto, Porto
              • Jardim do Morro - 2.1 mi
                Avenida da Republica, Vila Nova de Gaia
              • Casa da Musica - 1.3 mi
                Av da Boavista 604-610, Porto
              • Estacao Litoral da Aguda - 1.8 mi
                Rua Dr. Alfredo Dias, S/N, Praia da Aguda, Vila Nova de Gaia

              Near the hotel

              • Avenida Dos Aliados - 200 ft
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              • Lava Pools - 700 ft
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              • Igreja de Santo Ildefonso - 1300 ft
                Praca da Batalha
              • Ponte D. Luis I - 2100 ft
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              • Clerigos Tower - 700 ft
                Rua dos Clerigos, Porto
              • Rua Santa Catarina - 1200 ft
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              • Porto Cathedral - 1700 ft
                Terreiro da Se, Porto

              Restaurants nearby

              • Cafe Guarany - 300 ft

                Address: Avenida dos Aliados 85-89
                Phone: 223321272

                72% likes this, based on 277 reviews

              • Avenida Cafe & Restaurante - 100 ft

                Address: 66-68 avenida dos Aliados

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

              • Costume Bistro - 300 ft

                Address: Travessa dos Congregados 17
                Phone: 222015015

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

              • Cafe Lounge Casal - 100 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 Paris - 200 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:
                5
              • 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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              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:
                5
              • Number of rooms:
                44

              Hotel Awards

              PortugueseHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedPortoHotel Universal

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

              Use Badge