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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 services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry

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

General

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

Sports & Fitness

  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

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

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 1 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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Airports
  • Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)
    7.1 mi
  • Braga (BGZ)
    31.6 mi
Train
  • São Bento train station
    1000 ft
  • Sao Bento train station
    1000 ft
Underground
  • 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  1 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 Room
Budget Attic Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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Hotel Universal photos Room
Twin Room
City view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Electronic key card
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Private TV channels
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Hotel Universal photos Room
Standard Triple Room
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    3 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Hotel Universal photos Room
Family Double Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Double Family Room (Double bed or 2 twin beds)

Hotel Universal photos Room
Superior Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

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

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Jacuzzi
    • Heating
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Iron
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Electronic key card
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hot tub
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Private TV channels
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Overlooking Avenida dos Aliados, this air-conditioned room includes a hot tub, mini-bar and satellite TV. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer.

Hotel Universal photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Room size:

    220 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Dustbin
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Iron
  • Electronic key card
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:TV
  • Private TV channels
  • Radio
Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Standard Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Iron
  • Electronic key card
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Private TV channels
  • Radio
Room Description:

TWIN ROOM SINGLE USE. BED & BREAKFAST. Standard rate

Superior Twin Room for Single Use
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Room Description:

Twin room sole use

Superior Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Standard|Habitación Doble Confort (Cama doble)

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Near the hotel

  • Clerigos Tower 1200 ft
    Rua Sao Filipe Neri
  • Palacio da Bolsa2500 ft
    Rua Ferreira Borges S/N
  • Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)1700 ft
    Terreiro Se

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

  • Novo Paris200 ft

    Address: Travessa dos Congregados 19
    Phone: 222 059 790

    60% likes this, based on 27 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese
    Price Range: USD 5 - USD 14

  • 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

  • Cafe Embaixador200 ft

    Address: Rua de Sampaio Bruno, 5-11
    Phone: +351 222 054 182

    61% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Portuguese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of floors:
    6
  • Number of rooms:
    44

Hotel Awards

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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

7.0
Very goodBased on572 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
Airports
  • Francisco Sa Carneiro (OPO)
    7.1 mi
  • Braga (BGZ)
    31.6 mi
Train
  • São Bento train station
    1000 ft
  • Sao Bento train station
    1000 ft
Underground
  • 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  1 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

Use Badge