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Reviews of Hotel Lara 3 stars

Av. Bombeiros Voluntarios, 4930-645 Valença, Portugal

#14 of 16 hotels in Valença

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Review score

Based on 434 hotel reviews

7.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    7.9

  • Comfort

    7.6

  • Location

    8.5

  • Facilities

    7.3

  • Staff

    8.2

  • Value for money

    7.5

  • Free WiFi

    8.1

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  • Reviewed: 13 August 2018

    5.0
    Entrance !
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Superior Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Property need a serious update ! Carpets are old and damage ! Bathroom needs a major professional cleaner company ! A made could not take of that ! Missing a kettle in the room !!

    Entrance ! The staff are very friendly and helpful. It is close to the fort and pretty much everything else! Bed are very comfortable .

    Stayed in August 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2018

    3.3
    The hotel is very dated and old.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The hotel is very dated and old. The corridors are sprayed with something very powerful. It is as if they are masking another smell. The carpets are very worn. I had a cold shower and the lavatory is broken. Terrible!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 April 2018

    10
    Excellent hotel, wonderful staff, great restaurant right below.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could have stayed longer!

    The staff was fabulous- especially Abby!! She went over the top helping us with information! The room was great, but Abby? THE BEST!!

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 April 2018

    9.6
    I deal hotel for the Fort
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 2 nights

    A fantastic hotel just outside the forts walls with a view of the fort from the breakfast room. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the woman at reception on both my arrival and departure. A short ride in a taxi from the bus and rail station about 5 euros and an ideal place to base yourself to visit the fort and the town of Tui aswell. Rooms are large clean and with a large bathroom. A small balcony which over looked the new town. The Buffet breakfast was good and served for a couple of hours in the morning on the 3rd floor. The hotel was reasonable priced and excellent value made all the better by the pleasent staff.

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 August 2017

    6.7
    The receptionist was excellent and really helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    The corridors of the hotels were stinking of some perfumed cleaning product, it was quite annoying. The rooms were ok but needed fresh air too

    The receptionist was excellent and really helpful.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 July 2017

    7.9
    Hotel is easy to find, on waling distance from the nice city.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    Nothing.

    Hotel is easy to find, on waling distance from the nice city. The hotel is cheap and has spacious rooms. It has everything, but was nearly empty, I could not understood why. I had seen the city walls many times when passing the border bridge close by. But I had diner in 1 of the restaurant and could enjoy the beautiful setting. Really worth to visit Valenca.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 June 2017

    9.2
    Excellent hotel, pity the bedside lights didn't work.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    Bedside lights were not working, and only one radio channel

    Very comfortable bed nice modern room with view. Excellent breakfast in nice airy room with a view.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    8.8
    Very well located close to Camino de Santiago, if you're...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    The TV didn't have the channels tuned properly, could only see one.

    Very well located close to Camino de Santiago, if you're on the path. Very close to the fortress, several restaurants nearby.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 May 2017

    7.5
    If I receive my money back everthing else are ok
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    Paying twice

    Yes I paid twice booking.com take the money before I travel and when I arrived pay in cash as the hotel say they never received ant payment form booking.com I like to have my money back please

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2018

    7.5
    Good place despite its appearance
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Outside appearance

    Rooms and staff

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2018

    9.6
    Very pleasant receptionist.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very pleasant receptionist. Good continental breakfast

    Stayed in October 2018

  • Reviewed: 30 September 2018

    10
    Nice overnight in Valenca!
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very close to the fortress entrance. Everything was wonderful.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2018

    8.3
    the breakfast not so good, no personal there, expected to be...
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    the breakfast not so good, no personal there, expected to be way better on our camino

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 September 2018

    10
    The play room, breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    The play room, breakfast. Nice rooms big hotel nice workers in the reception.

    Stayed in September 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 July 2018

    9.6
    Hotel was great value and good facilities
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff a bit withdrawn

    Hotel was great value and good facilities

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 June 2018

    8.3
    Excellent location just outside old city walls.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    Soundproofing between rooms not good. Better coffee needed in otherwise good breakfast.

    Excellent location just outside old city walls.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 5 June 2018

    9.6
    Best Breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The breakfast was really outstanding. If you are walking the Portuguese Camino this is a nice place to stay before heading to Tui across the river.

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    9.6
    Very good value and very helpful staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not many charging points

    Very comfortable bed, good breakfast and very close to station and fort

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 9 May 2018

    6.3
    Staff very friendly and helpful
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bedroom carpet created very bad first impression when walked into room - covered in stains

    Staff very friendly and helpful

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 20 April 2018

    9.6
    It was fine and really suited us on our Camino walk
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The air freshener in the corridors is excessive

    Everything was fine

    Stayed in April 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 April 2018

    10
    Highly recommend
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    excellent helpful staff

    Stayed in March 2018

  • Reviewed: 12 February 2018

    7.1
    Nice stay in valença
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    no chairs in the balcony. The bathroom was a little bit old.

    good room with a nice balcony.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2017

    10
    I have stayed here several times, and always love it, though...
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    mothing

    I have stayed here several times, and always love it, though my stays are always short

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 18 September 2017

    7.5
    A good breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    A good breakfast. The Hotel is well situated near the old town.

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 10 September 2017

    7.1
    Very average hotel with unfriendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double or Twin Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Indifferent staff

    Location,on just off to left of Camino route as it enters the fortress

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 June 2017

    7.5
    very good breakfast and good size bedroom.
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Single Room with Balcony
    • Stayed 1 night

    all was OK

    very good breakfast and good size bedroom.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 May 2017

    9.6
    Great stopover on the camino
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Near the gates to old town Lovely breakfast Comfortable clean room

    Stayed in May 2017

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  • Reviewed: 10 May 2016

    10
    Nice overall.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Nothing

    Nice overall. Receptionist who checked me in was accommodating and very professional. Great location across from the fort and old town. Excellent breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2015

    8.3
    The location is very central.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Facilities were a bit old and the rooms and hallways too dark.

    The location is very central. Reception was very helpful, particularly Rodrigo who helped in every way possible. Irene was also a great help.

  • Reviewed: 23 September 2015

    10
    Staff was friendly and hellpful - arranged for breakfast at...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    A bit difficult to find because above storefronts that distracted me.

    Staff was friendly and hellpful - arranged for breakfast at an earlier time to accommodate me.

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2015

    9.2
    Stayed here whilst storm blew through when we were on the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Typical. Level of nightime noise that common in all spain hotels.

    Stayed here whilst storm blew through when we were on the camino. So welcome and helpful. The cook would probably be tried for witchcraft two hundred years ago. Her fabada is superb and for breakfast every taste and allergy is catered for.

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2015

    8.3
    For pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago this is a great...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    For pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago this is a great location just off the path & just across from the Fortaleza. Great value for the money for private accommodations.

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2015

    7.5
    Staff very nice and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Staff very nice and helpful. Room and facilities very clean. Not much around the hotel. They never told me about the fortress which is only 5 minutes away and when I found it the next day it was fabulous but it was too late for me. Full of cafes, restaurants and shops. breakfast was ok.

  • Reviewed: 25 May 2016

    9.2
    very comfortable bed
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    very comfortable bed good breakfast excellent location

  • Reviewed: 19 May 2016

    6.3
    decent room with a comfortable bed
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    was a bit tired generally, furniture minimal.

    decent room with a comfortable bed

  • Reviewed: 15 December 2015

    7.1
    The location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The bathroom is not a 3 stars hotel

    The location

  • Reviewed: 6 November 2015

    10
    Great staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Great staff Great rooms In a good place for attractions and restaurants

  • Reviewed: 18 October 2015

    7.9
    Very good breakfast and friendly staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Wifi was very slow, sometimes not working at all.

    Very good breakfast and friendly staff.

  • Reviewed: 16 October 2015

    8.8
    Very helpful staff and spacious rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Soundproofing in the rooms wasn't great

    Very helpful staff and spacious rooms

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2015

    7.1
    clean room
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller

    clean room confortable bed

  • Reviewed: 10 October 2015

    7.5
    Friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    Internet weak

    Friendly staff

  • Reviewed: 22 July 2015

    8.8
    Very large clean rooms hotel a little dated but a great price
    • Solo traveller

    Very large clean rooms hotel a little dated but a great price

  • Reviewed: 12 July 2015

    10
    Everything
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Everything

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