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Hotel Vila Galé Porto - Porto

4 star Hotel Porto

Avenida Fernao De Magalhaes 7 - Porto

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This splendid 4-star hotel in the centre of Porto, northern Portugal, offers only the best in comfort, as well as modern leisure and business facilities. The Vila Galé Porto hotel nestles in the commercial heart of the city, where guests will enjoy an extensive range of shopping options along Santa Catarina street, while wine lovers can savor Portuguese wine production in the Porto Wine Caves only 15 minutes drive from the Vila Galé Porto Hotel.

Tourist-friendly Vila Galé Porto hotel is also ideal for guests on business trips and honeymoons. Corporate guests can organize important meetings and conferences in the hotel's business facilities, while leisure holidaymakers can indulge in a sauna, or relaxing body treatments in the renowned Vila Galè's Santsanga Spa.

Guests can enjoy exquisite dinners and exotic drinks in the Vila Galé Porto hotel's Paris-Texas Restaurant and Soul and Blues Bar, with live music performances every night. Other exclusive amenities include garage, outdoor car park, and complimentary wireless Internet access.
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.4 Very Good
Based on 63 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

Good hotel but slightly out of centre. Extras need to be paid for e.g. safe, wifi ...

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Breakfast at Hotel Vila Galé Porto

Breakfast is available between 7 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Vila Galé Porto

  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Laundry room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Turkish bath
  • Internet/Email services
  • Private parking

Know before you go

  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: after 2 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: EUR 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 7.50 per day
  • In-room safe fee: EUR 2.50 per night
  • Facilities fee: EUR 11 per person, per day and includes use of:

  • - Fitness facilities

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Vila Galé Porto is also known as

Vila Gale Porto Hotel
Vila Gale Hotel Porto
Vila Gale Porto

8.8

Clean

6.3

Location

8.3

Quiet

8.5

Spacious

8.3

Service

Vila Galé Porto Hotel reviews

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

This hotel surprised me, when I arrived at the hotel I was astonished , very good first impression at a very good deal. Personal very competent and kind, the best "francesinha" I've ever tried in the bar on the first floor. Plenty of delicious things to take for breakfast included on the price. The hotel has a parking with a reasonable price, only 7.50 euros for the clients. The only "but" is that you have to pay to get wifi access in your room but on the lobby, the bar and the restaurant is free.

7.9 Good
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We had a double room and it met our needs for our vacation. Parking was available,which was great as we did not need our car in the city. Some road construction made it a little difficult to find the entrance, but we were helped by a very nice local. It took about 15-20 minutes to get to the double decker tourist bus stop.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We arrived on Sunday driving from Spain. The hotel was fairly easy to locate and well sign posted around the city centre in the manner of the top hotels.The approach to the hotel is frankly ugly, you would think you were approaching the service/parking area, first view being large recycling bins and a screen of buildings that spoil what otherwise would be an attractive frontage.The area in which the hotel is situated is a little run down an in need of re development or at least a major facelift, though does not feel unsafe. Thats the negative out of the way.The hotel itself is modern and high rise very well appointed rooms with facilities way above the price paid for the room through Venere.The breakfast buffet was excellent and constantly replenished. Garage parking was available and reasonably priced though I imaginge spaces could be at a premium at times.The reception staff were proffessional and helpful (though pressed)and gave accurate directions and helpful suggestions.The main city square is a steady 15 min down hill walk and the metro only 100m away.As other reviewers have mentioned, there is an exclellent family run restaurand with very fair prices directly across the road,ideal option if not dining in the hotel or in the city centre.Overall unbeatable value, convenient (if unnatractive) location and I would not hesitate to recommend or use again.

5.9 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

La estancia en general, aceptable. El desayuno, UN AUTENTICO DESASTRE. Infraestructura insuficiente para este servicio. Personal no profesional e incompetente, colas en los ascensores por acumulacion de las personas que debian esperar para entrar para desayunar, desorden, productos que se agotaban y tardaban en reponer, etc. etc. En fin UN DESASTRE. Parking CARO. Si rebajan los precios pero tambien los servicios y su calidad, tambien deberian rebajar las estrellas. ¿no?

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

We stayed 5 nights in Porto. This was the second Vila Gale hotel we stayed in this trip. They are a very comfortable well-run hotels. The staff are exceptional and the breakfast is of good variety and quality.

6.6 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

-wc wasn`t precinted (increible for a ****) -more rooms than parking places.

8.8 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

Vila Galé Porto is a good hotel to a good prices.

7.6 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

A very nice 4 star hotel in a really lovely city. The rooms are fairly standard but very clean. They do lack tea/coffee making facilities though. The general facilities are very good and include excellent leisure facilities. The breakfast which is included in the price is as good as any we have had in Europe. The hotel is a couple of miles outside the centre of the city in a quiet but perfectly safe area. It is only 100 metres from the metro though. The restaurant directly opposite the hotel offers lovely food at outstanding prices. The only real negative about the hotel is the staff on reception. They are not very friendly and English is only spoken at a basic level.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed in Vila Gale, Porto for 2 nights in Sept 08 before moving onto an apartment near the sea. Our flight was delayed, so we didn't arrive until near midnight, but the front desk didn't bat an eyelid and were cheerful and helpful. Rooms are clean and spacious, the only thing we can gripe about is that the sign for our room, 616, was pointing the wrong way down the corridor out of the lifts. Breakfast very good, allbeit with the typical thin streaky bacon, mini-frankfurters and scrambled egg as the cooked option. We would definitely return again to this hotel if we wanted to stay actually in Porto city.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Our first visit to Porto, but hopefully not the last. The Hotel represents excellent value for money in terms of quality, facilities and central position. The full breakfast offered was also superb value. Although the leisure facilities, which included swimming pool, sauna, turkish steam room, jaccuzzi etc, massage and exercise facilities, are extra, we found the charges (17 euros for 3 three days, massage extra) were very reasonable in respect of Hotel costs. First time we had used Venere and certainly not the last, as our 4 night stay including full breakfast, cost only £190 (256 euros)& payable when leaving. We also enjoyed the quality live music bands in the Blues & Soul Bar in the evening (mainly blues/modern jazz). Would definately recommend the small typical Portugese family run restaurant directly opposite the hotel,(English spoken) superb quality, daily specials, freshly cooked to order, great value 3 course incl. wine, all for approx. £12.00 per head, be warned it does get very busy. Would also recommend the complete 3 Tour Open Topped Bus package which also includes, boat trip & entrance to port caves (includes free samples), plus any local bus service usage, to get a real overview of what Porto has to offer, all for 17 euros, what value!!! Use the very convenient & modern Metro, to & from the Airport, within 100 metres of hotel, very convenient & inexpensive. So if your looking for a 'Bargain City Break' that represents great value for money & with low cost airlines, Porto has to be 'HIGH' on your list of places to visit. *****

8.7 Excellent
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

We were first time in Porto and fully enjoyed it. We got our room in 12 (non-smoking) floor with wonderful views over the city. The romm wasn't very spacious but comfortable enough. As a couple we could get a double bed instead of twin, but it was not as much disturbing as hard bed conveyors (wooden boards), which made our beds quite hard. Maybe somebody likes it, we didn't. The restaurant close to the hotel ( across the street) is really worth of money and very recommendable (good food, nice wine, very good service and good prices). Breakfast buffet was very good. Hotel is close to the metro station, about 200 meters with direct connection to the airport. Very easy access to the city shopping center, about 10 minutes walk. Taken all together - very enjoyable stay!

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

First time in Porto and really enjoyed it. We were first placed on the non-smoking floor but the room stank of smoke. We were immediately moved to a much nicer room. The restaurant across the road is excellent. The hotel has a nice pool and reasonable gym area which costs €7 per day. Breakfast was very good. Hotel is close to the metro station. A very relaxing stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

excellent value for money the service and the breakfast are really good value. the hotel is only 2 minutes from the nearest metro station with a direct link to the airport, the city has a first class public transport network and the portugese people are very friendly.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

Very good price/quality.The restaurant also is quite nice,starting with an excellent breakfast.

10 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

We came for the football. Train line right near hotel and a good location and excellant value for both hotel and City itself. Nice bar and breakfast and if we came to Porto again would definately use this hotel

7.4 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

We have been there for just one night, and we found the hotel the right accommodation we werw looking for; good service and very close to the town center.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Japan

Excellent

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

If travelling with family, two rooms is the only option. Breakfast is very good and the way to the city centre is short but not so nice around it.

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

I staid on the 8th floord (smoking floor) and the bedroom was perfect but a nice perfume for the room would have been nice...But well, we are smokers or we are not.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Croatia

Very sšpacious room, excellent breakfast.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Rooms were huge and very nice. The internet price is much cheaper than the normal hotel rate.

7.9 Good
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

Very good hotel helpfull staff good breakfast plenty of choice would stay at this hotel again excellant value for money. The only down side i was with my 2 year old grandaughter and i had to pay for the uses of the swimming pool 7 euros but putting that aside overall we had a good stay at this hotel.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • April 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • United Kingdom

I was very surprised at the quality of the hotel for the price we had paid.The breakfast buffet included in the price was one of the best I have ever had. Located next to the metro, which is only two stops from the train station allowing us to go on daily trips and explore the area. The buses were close by and the hotel was slightly out of the centre - a 15 mins walk past shops/churches - which suited us. The restaurant had an evening dish of the day and we chose to go in when there was a fish dish which appealed to us only to find that this was also included in the nightly buffet which at 12 euro's was good value although a slightly stewed version. Very friendly staff all good English speaking.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

excellent breakfast!

7.6 Good
  • October 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Spain

My only complaint: I made an appointment in the health club directly (in person) with the actual massage therapist. The following morning I showed up at the health club up on the 19th floor, only to find NO ONE there! The club was closed, and I waited for 20 minutes expecting the massage therapist to arrive. He did not. He clearly flaked, and left no message for me at Reception. It ruined my morning plans and I departed the hotel on a sour note.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • Netherlands

Perfect Hotel, would book it anytime

7.5 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Netherlands

The accommodation does compare with the international standard, as far as i can tell, and there is a good price-quality relation. I am very content with the help of the staff at the desk.

7.4 Good
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

7.0 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.5 Excellent
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Belgium

7.5 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Spain

8.8 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

0.3
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • South Korea

9.2 Wonderful!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Mexico

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

7.9 Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

6.7 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

9.3 Wonderful!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

6.3 Fair
  • December 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.3 Good
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Italy

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

8.5 Excellent
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Italy

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2003
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • France

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

7.9 Good
  • September 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • France

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

8.2 Very Good
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

8.0 Very Good
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Heterosexual Couple
  • Spain

8.3 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

9.6 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2004
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • France

9.5 Outstanding!
  • November 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Belgium

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Room Details

Book your business-friendly accommodation at Vila Galé Porto, offering 292 guest rooms with climate control. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LCD televisions with satellite channels and pay movies. Business travelers visiting the Bonfim area will have access to wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks and safes.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with shower/tub combinations, bidets and complimentary toiletries. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Rooms also include air conditioning and blackout drapes/curtains.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Vila Galé Porto

Almas Chapel - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bolhao Market - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Porto Coliseum - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Porto City Hall - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Aliados Square - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Dom Pedro Monument - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Santa Clara Church - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Guerra Junqueiro House Museum - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Porto Cathedral - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Dom Luis I Bridge - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Clerigos Church - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Grilos Church - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Carmelitas Church - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Center for Portuguese Photography - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Palacio das Artes - 1.6 km / 1 mi
The preferred airport for Vila Galé Porto is Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 11.3 km / 7 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Vila Galé Porto

  • Private parking