InSITE provide you, the delegate, with the best conference rates available.  (Compare the rates here to the ones for a different conference.)  But always check to see if you can find even better rates online.

Conference hotels are ones located at the best location, downtown,  that provide delegates with a discount by booking them yourself (this is, by not going through a travel agent).   The conference hotels are 2, 4, and 5 star and located near one another.  The buses for InSITE: Connect picks up delegates at these sites only.  We deliver your conference materials to conference hotels only.  Also we arrange bus pickup for InSITE: Connect only from conference hotels.

When you check for better rates, be sure to visit as we have arranged with them to provide you with a 10% rebates on your hotel reservation if you book it through one of their 14 booking sites, including, Priceline, and  



  • Accommodation - 10 Classic Rooms + 10 Superior Rooms
  • Special rates:
      • Single - 100,00 Euros
      • Double - 110,00 Euros
      • Single - 115,00 Euros
      • Double - 120,00 Euros
    • DELUXE ROOMS Single or Double - 150,00 Euros
    • SUITE Single or Double - 200,00 Euros
    • EXTRA BED for children up to 10 Years Old - 30,00 Euros/bed/night
    • These rates are quoted per room, per night and includes:
      • Welcome Port wine at check-in
      • Buffet breakfast at Boca do Lobo Restaurant (from 07H30 until 10H30)
      • All Taxes


  1. In your email or phone call to the hotel, mention Congress Code: INSITE / Informing Science
  2. Book by 1st May 2013; On 2nd May 2013, the unsold rooms will be release and bookings will be accepted accordingly with Hotel's availability
  3. Make the reservation directly with the Hotel and you are responsible for the payment of accommodation and extras
  4. There is a fee  of 17 euros per day; 22 euros for high speed for Internet use

Guarantee & Payment conditions

  1. To guarantee the booking the Hotel needs credit card number with both expiration date and security code;
  2. Payment will be done on check-out

Cancellation Conditions

  1. Until 10 days, without penalties;
  2. Between 9 and 2 days prior to arrival, charge of 1st night;
  3. Less than 2 days or No-show, full charge of the stay.

HOTEL INFANTE DE SAGRES, A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World Pç. D. Filipa de Lencastre, 62 4050-259 Porto - Portugal

Phone: +351 223 398 500 // Fax: +351 223 398 599
Website: Email: 

If you have the funding,  Hotel Infante de Sagre is the finest place to stay.  It, like all recommended hotels, is downtown.  We selected downtown hotels rather than the one a short walk from the university since the university is isolated, with nothing interesting nearby.  From any of the downtown hotels, we recommend taking the metro to a stop near the university and walking – see the bottom of this page.  If you have the funding, you could take a taxi but that would not necessarily be faster than the metro and short walk.

 Hotel Beta Porto

If you only concern is to be close to the university, you can stay at a hotel that we do not recommend: the  Belver Beta Porto Hotel which is 696 yd away.  There is nothing wrong with the hotel other than being isolated.  THe bus pickup for InSITE: Connect does not come to this hotel, but you can easily take the Metro downtown to meet the bus.





Hotel Mercure Porto CentroHotel Mercure Porto  4 Star

Single Room: 75.00€ standard; 90.00€ superior
Double Room : 85.00€;    100.00€ superior
Suite ( maximum per room - 3 people ): 100.00€ ;
rooms for 3 persons available.
American Buffet Breakfast included; All taxes included; free Wi-Fi Internet access;
Superior rooms haHotel Mercureve fruit on first day and tea kettle;

accessibleSome smoking rooms; wheel-chair accessible rooms available upon request
The nearest metro station to Mercure Porto Hotel is S. Bento Stop. This station is also prepared with handicapped access.

To book the rooms, clients must do it to and mentioned "Insite Conference 2013"

Hotel Mercure Porto Centro ****
Praça da Batalha, 116 | 4049-208 PORTO
Tel. +351 22 204 3300 | Fax: +351 22 204 3498 | E-mail:
GPS :N 41° 8' 43.32'' W 8° 36' 27.24''


Quality Inn Praça da Batalha Porto -3 starsQuality Inn Praça da Batalha Porto

Praca Da Batalha 127-130, Porto, 4000102 Portugal
(This Quality Inn in downtown.  It is NOT the one near University of Porto; the conference is at UFP, not UoP.)

Free Internet, 113 rooms, some triple rooms; All have electric tea kettle and clocks

Single: 70.00 euros; Double: 75.00 euros; extra bed: 20.00 euros – 3rd pax in a sofa extra bed – maximum 3 triple rooms; Children – 0 – 08 years free BB sharing room with two adults – maximum 1 child  The rates are per room and night with breakfast buffet included in the breakfast room, from 06H30 until 10H30, and taxes.

All guest rooms have computer hook-ups, air conditioning, coffee makers, voice mail, desks and cable television. Some rooms have balconies and non-smoking rooms are available

In December we will provide the reservation form.

Praça da Batalha, 127 - 4000-102 Porto, 
Tel: 00 351 22 3392300/01(Direct Line), Fax: 00 351 22 2006009/6861, 
GPS: N 41° 8' 43.80" W 8° 36' 25.92"


B & B 2 star stylish budget “conference hotel”!Hotel B&B

Room rates are: 

  • Single/Double/Twin – 46€;
  • Family room (2 double beds) for 4 guests – 69€.

Conference discount provides included free breakfast buffet (that they normally charged for),(from 7:30am to 10:30am).


  • Free Wi-Fi;
  • 24h Reception;
  • Check-In: Day of arrival from 2 pm; Check-Out: Day of departure until 12 am (If you wish to book an early check-in or a late check-out, please contact the Hotel);
  • Smoking is not allowed;
  • Access for disabled (accessible room) upon request;
  • An extra bed is not available;
  • Parking is available by the daily rate of € 7 (reservation is needed).

Bookings can be made by sending an email for with “INSITE conference” reference to get the conference rate.

We have blocked 3 floors (around 50 rooms) until April 15. Afterwards, the rooms will be released and bookings will be accepted accordingly with Hotel's availability.

Payment is due on arrival by each delegate and the reservation is guaranteed until 07:00 pm of the arrival day. However, the reservation can be guaranteed by credit card or a prior bank wire transfer. Cancellation conditions will be available on your confirmation form.

The hotel is committed to provide you “a great place for a great price”.

Opened on Dec 2011, its brand (B&B) is all over Europe with more than 250 hotels.

Although its econochic® concept, you’ll find a contemporary, sophisticated and cozy space.

The central location of the hotel, within walking distance from all the major cultural highlights, is indeed very good.

Coming from the airport to the hotel by metro, just head to “Bolhão” station.Once off, walk along “Santa Catarina” street about 300 meters, and you’ll reach the hotel.

Coming from taxi, you should also expect a 30-min trip.

For your convenience, at your check-out, the hotel can book you a taxi to the airport for 18,5€. 


Phone: +351 22 040 7000
Fax: +351 22 040 7010




Getting from your hotel to the conference is an easy, inexpensive ride on the Metro (and a short walk)
Take Line D – Yellow towards Hospital São João/Trindade/Sto. Ovídio (the direction is Hospital São João)
 and get off at the Station – Estação Pólo Universitário


The short walk from the Metro stop to the University

You can also get to the university by bus. 

304 (Aliados – Santa Luzia) to bus stop: arca d`água

600 (Maia- Sá da Bandeira) to bus stop: arca d`água

704 (Boavista – Codiceira) to bus stop: arca d`água

603 (Maia – Marquês) to bus stop: U. Fernando Pessoa

803 (Boavista – Rio Tinto) to bus stop: U. Fernando Pessoa