|The hotel melia gaia porto is a large modern hotel, recently opened in 2004 and situated in gaia village three kilometres from porto's historical city centre and its famous wine cellars. The 294 air conditioned guestrooms have modern decor in blue and cream with carpeted floors. All guestrooms are equipped with direct dial phones, satellite television, wireless internet, desks, safes, minibars and marble bathrooms with hair dryers and telephones.
after breakfast, guests of the hotel can relax in the lounge, order drinks from the bar, browse the daily newspapers or use wireless internet (surcharge)to look up local information. There is a full service health spa offering a choice of massage and beauty treatments as well as an indoor hydrotherapy pool, sauna and steam room. Portuguese and international dishes are served in restaurant chanceleiros, and before or after a meal, guests can chat over drinks at bar vesuvio in its contemporary lounge, which has live music tuesday through thursday. He hotel also has conference rooms and a business centre. Multilingual staff at the front desk can store valuables in the safe deposit box and advise on sightseeing opportunities. Guests can visit the port wine cellars and the river douro valley, three kilometres away, the bridges of porto and the se cathedral, three and a half kilometres away, or the gaia beaches seven kilometres away. Francisco sa carneiro porto airport is 20 kilometres from the hotel with an approximate driving time of 20 minutes.