AC Porto hotel is located in the neighbourhood of Antas, just 4km from the railway station and the nearest bus stop, and 12km from the airport.
"A weekend of Football and discovering Porto..."
I had this trip sorted on Booking.com until I discovered from another review (thanks chaps !) that I could get a better deal by joining the Marriott Rewards Scheme and also get free wifi and breakfast thrown in (if using Visa to pay). Although not in the most salubrious district it is practically next door to The Estadio Do Dragao , which proved invaluable travelling with a young child. The city is a quick 15 minute Metro trip away ( tip - get a 24hr ticket -great value) as is the Airport (25 mins). There is shopping centre and a huge Continente Supermarket next door - so stocking upon the usual minibar staples was easy. The hotel itself is geared toward business and coach group travel but we found the staff were helpful and kind. The room itself could have done with a refurb but was clean and practical and at around 60 euros a night for B&B I can't complain !! Breakfast is excellent . The quality of the pastries and breads is awesome , the cheeses and meats on offer are great but the cooked goods ( Scrambled eggs and bacon ) were a bit tired.. Room service is particularly good - Bacalau dishes were a delightful modern take on the traditional - also served with good grace and a smile. I look forward to my next stay - my son is practically sobbing about checking out !
"Great hotel in a handy location"
The AC Hotel at Estadio Drago Porto is modern, well designed and everything runs efficiently. It is 5 mins walk from the metro and right beside a high class shopping mall , which has a food court and cinemas . There is a supermarket in the basement of the shopping centre. Breakfast included fresh fruit , cereals and hot breakfast option and a range of pastries including the famous Pastel de Nata. Our room on 9th floor had great views over the town . Everything was scrupulously clean and well maintained. Our bathroom was always well stocked with fluffy white towels and a great power shower. The staff are very helpful and pleasant. We had a really great stay . Thank you.
Excellent hotel. Comfortable, modern and clean. Good breakfast, pleasant staff. Walking distance from the metro to the city center. Easily accessible by car from the airport. The road seems to be new so our GPS did not know it but the hotel is quite visible.
"Very Average But Great For Stadium"
Average and not befitting a Marriott brand. Staff were brilliant, however. Stayed December for Porto v Leicester City Champions League game. Only stay if you are visiting the football stadium. There also appeared to be a lot of businessmen staying. Positives: Quick and helpful check in, allowing choice of room. Excellent staff, particularly in the bar/restaurant. Happy, caring people, great service. Great bar, bar food and restaurant with free WiFi. Steps away from stadium, ideal for a game. 3 minute walk. TVs in bar showing the match, good for those without tickets. Next to a large shopping centre for shops, bar and food court. Close to Metro Station, 5 minute walk. Negatives: No in room safe. Minimalistic room, no real comfort, cold unwelcoming feel. Wallpaper peeling in our room and our friend’s room. In room WiFi at additional charge, despite being free in the bar. There is nothing around here worth staying for except stadium. A dull hotel inside and out (except bar area). Dull hotel in an unattractive area but with great staff and ideal for the football stadium.
"Excellent gym for a 4* hotel"
The gym is quite big, with three cardio machines (treadmill, cross-trainer and cycle-no spinning). Also dumbbells. The staff opened it for me at 6:30 in the morning (official opening hours from 7:00 to 22:00), so appreciative. Also a sauna in the gym (which I did not use). Other facilities are very convenient.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 12:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM