Hotel Universal - Porto

Avenida Dos Aliados, 38, Porto, Portugal, 4000-064show map
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Very goodBased on  639 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

Laundry
TV

Internet television

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

Room view

  • City view
  • Courtyard view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Wardrobe
  • 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 13:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Rooms and availability

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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
Clerigos Tower Clerigos Tower 1200 ftRua Sao Filipe Neri
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)1700 ftTerreiro Se
Palacio da BolsaPalacio da Bolsa2500 ftRua Ferreira Borges S/N
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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
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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  639  reviews
  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    The central posrition

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    friendly helpful staff with 24hr reception, excellent location 5 mins walk from both long distance railway station downhill and metro the other way; so if you want a convenient well priced place to stay and won't be staying too long in the room itself , this is fine

    rooms though clean were small [not unusual for Europe] and shabby [ours had leaking ceiling during heavy rain] public areas also seen better days, breakfast [included in price] was fairly basic but adequate for our needs

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location of the hotel was the best and it was no frills but good enough for our 4 day trip. Would definitely like to stay in the hotel again if we return to Porto.

    The breakfast is too basic, perhaps a few more items like toast and eggs can be added. Fresh juice would be nice as well.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great location, very clean, nice and helpful staff

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was very centrally located to major tourist attractions, the metro, and the tourism office. For the price, and the fact that it can be difficult to find decent budget accommodations in busy Porto, my opinion is that this hotel offers a fair deal. If I had to stay there again, I would.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Very convenient location. Older hotel but clean. However rooms are very small.

    Rooms are small and pillows hard. Stairs to reception not convenient with heavy baggage.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Nice hotel, located downtown in Porto. Very close to all main monuments and the historic quarter of Ribeira and located very close to the Metro (50 meters walk), all main bus stops and the train station of Sao Bento: really great location to visit the town. We stayed on 3rd floor and the rooms on this floor have been recently renovated, all with air conditioning and tv. Summarizing: great quality/price ratio if you are visiting the town.

    The hotel has an elevator but to get to it you have to walk a ramp of stairs to the reception, that is located at the first floor: if you are traveling with heavy luggage, this may be a minor issue. Tv is broadcasting just 4 channels, all in Portuguese. Rooms and beds are small. However, these are minor problems, if you consider the great quality/price ratio and the excellent location.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Location, location, location. Plus just a word about the receptionist - her shift was until midnight and I think her name was Lilana. She was exceptional and extremly helpful. She took the time to answer all our questions and help us with tourist information. Wonderful employee!

    Having to drag suitcases upstairs.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Great hotel that I would highly recommend. Very cheap, excellent central location right on the main square....bang where you need to be. The staff spoke perfect english - very informative and willing to help with anything. Room was very good, clean, spacious. Nice bathroom. Nothing to complain about. Breakfast is served until 11am.....brilliant ! All in all an excellent hotel, brilliant value for money, and I would recommend to anyone.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    This place has an absolutely excellent location, and the desk clerk Liliana is a delight!

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Smelt, staiirs to go everywhere seemed like a hospital

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The whole stay was excellent, the staff in reception were very welcoming and spoke good English. They also were very informative about what to do and where to go in the city. The room was clean and quiet and had a good bathroom and the hotel location is perfect. The price is also very reasonable especially as a good breakfast was included.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location was excellent- bus, train and walking distance from shops, restaurant, clubs, night life. All the stuff was preatty good- the best one is the one that works in the evening that she can give you all the information about Porto and cities around.

    The breakfast is not that much however for what you pay is good value. The rooms at the 5th and 6th floor are very small but clean.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location! Cheep!

    The window were covered with opaque plastic. We could not open the window. we told the staf, and they promised to fix it while we were out. It was not done. It was unconfertable and hot to sleep in a room without window and without beeing able to look outside. The fan was too noisy to use.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Staff is very helpful in guiding one to any necessities. Breakfast is simple, but in a clean environment. Rooms are a little small, but clean and hospitable. All in all for the price, quality is in excess of what you pay for.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  639 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 13:00-23:59FREECheck-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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