ClipHotel is a contemporary mid-range hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia in northern Portugal. The Joao de Deus metro station is just two minutes’ walk away, offering regular trains making the five-minute journey across the River Douro to beautiful Porto with its historic World Heritage Site city centre.
The stylish, air-conditioned rooms feature parquet flooring, bedside lights, private bathrooms, hairdryers, flat-screen TVs and desks. Selected rooms boast balconies.
Conveniences comprise a 24-hour reception, luggage storage, meeting room, library, laundry service and a lift. Further facilities include free Wi-Fi throughout and paid parking.
A continental buffet breakfast is on offer each morning in the laid-back cafe-bar, which also offers room service. Dining options situated within two minutes’ walk include Cafe Avenida and Restaurante Carpa.
ClipHotel is about 15 minutes’ drive from Madalena Beach on the bracing Atlantic Ocean. Calem and Sandeman are among the famous port cellars located about ten minutes’ drive away on the riverside.
WiFi in lobby
Av. da Republica, 1559, 4430-205, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Staff members at Cliphotel are friendly and always smiling when interacting with guests. They seem to genuinely love their jobs and are always available to assist. Guests reported that they are very knowledgeable about the hotel and surrounding area, they are quick to resolve issues and they go out of their way to ensure that guests are making the most out of their stay.
The Views are Stunning
The city of Vila Nova de Gaia and its surrounding areas are beautiful and these views can be seen from the various areas of the hotel and the spacious balconies of the guest rooms.
Safe and Central Location
This hotel is very easy to find and is located in a central location that guests reported feels at all hours of the day and night. Many services and attractions are within walking distance and an extensive and easy-to-use transportation system allows access to areas further away.
Cramped and Uncomfortable Rooms
The guest rooms at Cliphotel Gaia Porto are quite small with little room to even open suitcases let alone move about. Also reported was uncomfortable beds and pillows, a lack of basic amenities, a small shower with poor water pressure, mould in the bathroom and malfunctioning air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
The Walls are not Very Soundproof
Guests reported being able to hear every sound around the hotel while in their rooms due to poor soundproofing. Conversations and loud TVs in nearby rooms, footsteps and doors closing in the corridor, loud ventilation fans and street traffic are some of the reported sounds.
Small and Lacking Breakfast
The breakfast served each morning doesn't offer a whole lot and what is there is poorly-prepared and bland. Guests reported that items frequently run out and there is a lack of variety.
Computer with internet
WiFi in public areas
Doctor on site
Free WiFi in public areas
New safety protocols
Free WiFi (rooms)
Arrival / Departure
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00
Av. da Republica, 1559 , 4430-205 , Vila Nova de Gaia , Portugal Telephone: +351 223745910 | Fax: +351 223745911 | Official Homepage