As I mentioned in the previous post, there were no cats being swung in my hotel room in Porto last night. I forgot to mention that the price I paid (€25 per night) was less than I had originally agreed to pay when I reserved a few weeks ago (€37 per night). This was a spontaneous gesture by the owner to compensate me for getting the smallest room in the house.
This morning when leaving to visit the city I asked if the was a place nearby where I could do laundry. There is, quite close, but the hotel owner said he'd do it for me. How nice can you get?
Well, even nicer! This evening when I got back, he told me that a better room had become available so he offered me that at no extra charge. It's more than twice the size, has a bigger bathroom and a strong wifi signal.
There are lots of family-run restaurants in the area that do really good seafood. I tried one last night and another tonight and on both occasions had a large-ish meal with fairly decent house white wine for around €16.
Pensão Central, Rua Brito Capelo, 599, Matosinhos (Porto).
I'll be back!