It's my wife's birthday and I surprise her with a 3 night stay in Porto, somewhere new to us. The flight from Bristol is an early one, so we arrive at the hotel around 09:30, and all we want to do is drop our case off and take a wander outside. Check-in is at 14:00, but the man on reception asks if we've eaten. We have breakfast for 3 mornings, but not today, at which point he invites us to go to the breakfast room and have a complimentary breakfast on the hotel. Good start!
Our room is ready by 11:00, so after a great breakfast we head for the room. It's large, clean, tidy and is more than ample for our stay. At around 19:30 there's a knock on our door; I answer to find a waitress holding a tray with a bottle of chilled Champers and some cake, for my wife's birthday. Great touch!
Breakfast was wonderful each morning, and the room was always spotless. The hotel is next door to a shopping centre which opens from 06:30 to 23:00, and always seemed empty. Lots of food places in there, including a McDonalds which serves beer! The hotel has it's own bar with very reasonable prices, not like the one we experienced in London last year.
Great hotel, great service, 5 minute walk from Metro station, no rip off, but is about a 30 minute walk from the Old Town. Worth it though!