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Hotel Universal, Porto

2-star2 stars
Avenida Aliados 381st Floor, Porto4000-064Portugal

Hotel with bar/lounge, near Porto Cathedral
  • Free WiFi
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Great location
Fantastic service
Good internet service
Quite clean
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Hotel Universal, Porto

from $70
  • Standard Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds
  • Standard Double Room, 1 Double Bed, City View
  • Single Room, 1 Large Twin Bed
  • Superior Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, City View
  • Family Room
  • Twin Standard Handicap Facilities
  • Superior Triple Room, 3 Twin Beds
  • Standard Double or Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, City View

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 44 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 1 PM-8 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (4 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only) *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room (up to 10 kg)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted offsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Billiards or pool table
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1930
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Hotel Universal, Porto’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Universal Porto
  • Universal Hotel
  • Universal Porto


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 13 years of age.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 10

Parking is available nearby and costs EUR 10 per night

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 20 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 5.95 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 9 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Universal, Porto


  • In Centro / Baixa
  • Sandeman Cellars - 23 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 8 min walk
  • Museum of Port Wine - 24 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 31 min walk
  • Aliados Square - 1 min walk
  • Dom Pedro Monument - 1 min walk
  • Porto City Hall - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro) - 19 min drive
  • Porto Sao Bento Station - 3 min walk
  • Porto Campanha Station - 22 min walk
  • Campanhã Station - 11 min drive
  • Aliados Station - 2 min walk
  • Sao Bento Station - 3 min walk
  • Trindade Station - 9 min walk
  • Discounted offsite parking
  • Onsite parking not available

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 162 reviews

Hotel Universal, Porto
Very Good8.0
The room is quite big when compared with such price. It is very quiet in the room even the hotel is located at the Main Street of Porto. Is is convenient to go to all sight attractions.
Shui Man, us3 night trip
Hotel Universal, Porto
location, location
Excellent location, small, tiny bland room but wow what a location
Greg, us2 night family trip
Hotel Universal, Porto
Hotel Universal- a great location.
Hotel Universal was in a very good location for getting transit by bus and also connecting with the city tour buses. The train station is some distance from the city center and one must negotiate how to ticket for the connecting metro into the city center. Though there is no ticket booth for the metro, there was a metro official handing travelers a subway cad and helping load the correct amount for the city center destination. If one wishes to travel by metro, do not lose this card because you will not be able to get another one and therefore, never ride the metro again! The 28 steps straight up to the lobby from the street is a very difficult problem for elderly persons. The only access for handicapped is an automated chair that carries one up/down the 28 stairs. An elevator is available from the lobby to the rooms. The appliances were clean and the room was quite nice. However the floors had not been swept as they should have. Walking barefoot one had to clean the feet when getting into bed. Reception was ordinary and friendly, but unwilling to recommend any particular places to eat. The Yellow tour bus was nearly worthless. Most of the sites one could not see/find when highlighted on the headset and my headset (and the one next to me as well) quit working after about 1/4 of the way into the tour. It was nice scenery, but was of little value.
Paul, us2 night trip
Hotel Universal, Porto
Very Good8.0
clean and convient
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Hotel Universal, Porto
Without a doubt, the worst place I have ever stayed as far as smell. Housekeeping was friendly. The smell was overbearing. Bedding was out of date. Half of staff was angry, other half was helpful. Great view of the square, centrally located, to Everything. Would I stay again, NO! & Overpriced!
A Traveler, us6 night trip

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