A BOUTIQUE HOTEL
LYING BY THE DOURO RIVER
A few minutes away from the historic center and the main tourist attractions, as well as from Lordelo do Ouro, a picturesque fishing area, Vila Galé Porto Ribeira is a boutique hotel, resulting from the rehabilitation of four buildings in the area of Cais das Pedras, near the Old Customs House of Porto and about 10 kilometers from the Sá Carneiro airport.
Themed after the art of painting, this hotel in Porto stands just opposite the Douro, with a superb view of the river. Completely integrated into the urban reality of Cais das Pedras, it draws on its proximity to the riverside area of Porto. The hotel's reception and lobby keep a strong relationship with the river, allowing guests to enjoy the views. Some rooms will have the Douro as scenery.
Besides its location, Vila Galé Porto Ribeira also has a differentiating concept. It is a paper-free hotel, that is, it virtually works without using paper, replaced by the use of mobile devices and the internet. For example, check-in is done through tablets, which also allow you to check price lists, learn about promotions or fill out the satisfaction questionnaire. In the rooms, all the necessary information that is usually available in paper form - is now displayed on TV, on a portal with exclusive contents. All menus are available online and can be viewed on your smartphone.
During your stay at this hotel in Porto, take the opportunity to stroll through the trendy, cool, welcoming and genuine city of Porto, the second largest in Portugal. It is famous for its colorful riverside area, acknowledged as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, with its narrow and snuggled buildings by the Douro River. But it is also known for the modernity of the Serralves Foundation and Casa da Música (House of Music). As well as by the liveliness of the Galleries of Paris or the Miguel Bombarda Street, home of multiple art galleries and shops with the latest fashion trends. In Foz, where the Douro meets the Atlantic, the coastline road area is ideal for those who enjoy the sun, the sea and the beach, as it stretches to Matosinhos, a paradise for lovers of fresh fish and seafood.
The Port wine tradition, the Rabelo boats, the wine cellars in Gaia, on the other bank, and the busy streets of Santa Catarina and Cedofeita, in the Aliados Avenue area, are among the attractions.