Hotel Information

For your sojourn in Porto, you are asked to choose your own hotel, according to your own personal wishes and preferences. We call the participants attention, however, to book their hotel in Porto as early as possible. The city is a typical target for many visitors during holiday season, so you should make your reservation in advance to avoid last minute no vacancy stress. Participants are asked to book, guarantee and pay their accommodation themselves.

The organization negotiated special prices with some hotels. When the reservation is made, you should confirm the price, it may have been changed in some hotels. Some are close to the Conference Venue, within 15 minutes walking. Some others are not so close, nevertheless within a walking distance for the pedestrian lovers.

Below there is a list with the relevant information concerning each hotel. Shall you need more information, please contact directly the hotel or the Conference Secretariat. Metro stations "Casa da Música", "Carolina Michaelis" and "Trindade" referred below are accessed directly from the Francisco Sá Carneiro airport (line E) or from the main train station Campanhã (lines A, B, C, E and F). Metro station "S. Bento" referred below is accessed directly from metro station "Trindade". To use the public transport system in the Porto metropolitan area, you must use a card called "ANDANTE", which can be bought, e. g., at the metro stations, and recharged according to your needs. Make attention to validate your ANDANTE before boarding. For more information about public transportation, ANDANTE card, etc., please visit the official tourism site and the official Metro website:




List of the Suggested Hotels

  1. Acomodation in the Conference Venue "Casa Diocesana – Seminário de Vilar"
    • The Conference Venue offers the possibility of accommodation, with single or double occupancy. The rooms are comfortable and offer all the general services typical in 3✮✮✮ hotels, including Wi-Fi access, except TV and telephone.
      The cost is 25 € per night in single occupancy and 38 € per night in double occupancy. Continental breakfast is included and a private parking car is also available.
      For reservations, please contact, Ms. Cristina Magalhaes.

  2. Hotel Douro ✮✮✮
    • Located at about 6 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 12 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Standard class: 52 € Single or Double/Twin.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      To book this hotel, send an e-mail and refer the code "ICCMR2013".

  3. Hotel Tuela ✮✮✮
    • Located at about 10 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 8 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Standard Class: 52 € Single and 55 € Double/Twin.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      To book this hotel click here.

  4. Hotel Eurostars das Artes ✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 12 minutes walking distance from the "Carolina Michaelis" Metro station and about 10 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night: The hotel offers a reduction of 10 % over the Best Available Rate at the moment.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Carolina Michaelis" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      To book this hotel click here and use the code "ICCMR2013".

  5. Hotel Ipanema Porto ✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 13 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 6 minutes from the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Standard Class: 55 € Single and 59 € Double/Twin.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      To book this hotel click here.

  6. Hotel Fénix Porto ✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 9 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 9 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Standard Class: 55 € in Single and 59 € Double/Twin.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      To book this hotel, click here.

  7. Quality Inn Portus Cale ✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 10 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 18 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Standard Class: 68 € Single and 76 € Double/Twin.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      If you prefer to take a bus (you may use the ANDANTE card or buy the ticket on board), get out at the Palácio de Cristal stop and then walk 3 minutes up to Casa Diocesana.
      To book this hotel, click here and use the code "ICCMR2013".

  8. Hotel Ipanema Park ✮✮✮✮✮
    • This hotel is located at a distance not easily covered by walking (more than 2 km). The best option is to take a taxi near the "Casa da Música" Metro station.
      Prices per night in Standard Class: 58 € in Single and 63 € Double/Twin.
      Case you are a pedestrian lover and want to enjoy the beauty of the way between the hotel and the Conference Venue, click here.
      If you prefer to take a bus (you may use the ANDANTE card or buy the ticket on board), get out at the Palácio de Cristal stop and then walk 3 minutes up to Casa Diocesana.
      To book this hotel click here.

  9. Tiara Park Atlantic Porto ✮✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 14 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 23 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Deluxe Class: 77 € Single and 92 € Double/Twin.
      Prices per night in Executive Class: 97 € Single and 112 € Double/Twin.
      The price includes unlimited usage of the Fitness Room, from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm, and a welcome Port wine at the check-in time.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      If you prefer to take a bus (you may use the ANDANTE card or buy the ticket on board), get out at the Palácio de Cristal stop and then walk 3 minutes up to Casa Diocesana.
      To book this hotel click here and use the code "ICCMR2013".

  10. Porto Palácio Congress Hotel & Spa ✮✮✮✮✮
    • Located at about 12 minutes walking distance from the "Casa da Música" Metro station and about 21 minutes walking distance to the Conference Venue.
      Prices per night in Executive Class: 90 € Single and 100 € Double/Twin.
      Prices per night in Deluxe Class: 140 € Single and 150 € Double/Twin.
      The price includes unlimited free Wi-Fi access, unlimited usage of the Health Club services (swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi) during 1h30, from 7:00 am to 9:30 pm, and a visit to the Port Wine Cellars.
      To see its location and how to reach the hotel from the "Casa da Música" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      If you prefer to take a bus (you may use the ANDANTE card or buy the ticket on board), get out at the Palácio de Cristal stop and then walk 3 minutes up to Casa Diocesana.
      To book this hotel click here and use the code "ICCMR2013".

  11. Tattva Design Hostel
    • For all those who love to travel, share experiences with others and enjoy comfort and design with reasonable prices, we suggest the Tattva Design Hostel. Tattva is located in the "heart of Porto", integrated in the "World Heritage Protected Area" and it was thought and built according to a particular philosophy. For more information, please visit the respective website. For booking, please use the code "ICCMR2013".
      To see its location and how to reach it from the "S. Bento" Metro station, click here.
      To see the walking way to the Conference Venue, click here.
      If you prefer to take a bus, please ask for specific information in the reception where the bus stops are located and what lines should you take(possible lines: 13M, 200, 208, 501; you may use the ANDANTE card or buy the ticket on board). As an example, take bus lines 208 or 501, get out at the Palácio de Cristal stop and then walk 3 minutes up to Casa Diocesana.

  12. Other Hotels and Hostels
    • There are other hotels and hostels which the attendants may want to book. If this is the case, and you need some support information, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

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Important Dates
November 28th, 2012
First Circular, Website Opening
January 10th, 2013
Second Circular, Registration and Abstract Submission Opening
March 3rd, 2013
Deadline for Abstract Submission

March 11th, 2013
Extended deadline for Abstract Submission

April 7th, 2013
Abstract Acceptance Notification

May 1st, 2013
Deadline for Early Bird Registration

June 7th, 2013
Deadline for Late Abstract Submission (only for poster)

July 31st, 2013
Deadline for Manuscript Submission for Special Issues in Catalysis Today and in IJHE




Conference News

The online two pages abstract submission and registration platform is opening now. Please find more details at the respective website locations.
The Organizing Committee would like to announce the postponement of the deadline for abstracts submission: March 11, 2013
The Organizing Committee is glad to announce the confirmed invited speakers and their presentation titles. More details in the page Speakers.
The ICCMR Organizing Committee will offer some accommodation awards to a number of presenting PhD students up to the age of 30. More details in the page Conference Awards. CLOSED


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