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Casa dos Guindais

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Arnaldo Gama 72

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City Centre: 100 m

Shops: 200 m

Airport: 23 Km

Train Station: 500 m

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Casa dos Guindais Porto, Porto, Portugal

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Casa dos Guindais

5 stars - based on 28 reviews

Arnaldo Gama 72
4000-099 Porto

Number of Rooms: 5

Style: Elegant

Hotel Type: Apartment

Environment: City

Prices: from 71.00 EUR to 85.00 EUR

This old house (early 18th century to be exact) is bang in the middle of the historic Unesco World Heritage quarters of Porto, near the Cathedral. It has seen a lot over time, the French invasions of 1810 for a start, and for many generations was a family home not open to the public.

Thanks to the current owners, however, Francisca and Álvaro, and a splendid renovation by top notch architects, it has now been turned into an extremely comfortable lodge that mixes the old with cutting edge. It makes a great base either for spending a relaxing weekend visiting the colourful sites and sounds of Porto or perhaps a longer stay to also take in the beautiful Douro countryside.

The renovation we have already touched upon not only complies with the original plan and preserves some of the old elements of the house, it has also added a dash of modernity and simplicity to proceedings. The items used throughout include some of the classic materials of this city – granite (Porto is sometimes referred to as the Granite City), iron, wood and glass.

For the visitor, that means five excellently done up and independent studio apartments equipped everything, basically (See room descriptions for further details). And all have that that solid, sturdy feel so typical of Porto. But there is also a garden and courtyard, which is sometimes not so easy to find in the heart of town.  

And here we mean a location that is pretty much near to everything worth visiting, such as the aforementioned cathedral, Clérigos tower, The São Bento railway station (considered to be one of the most beautiful in the whole world due to its tiles) and the Majestic Café.

Something else that is great about the Casa do Guindais are the owners. This urbane and well travelled couple knows more than a thing or two about hospitality, that’s for sure, so we think that all in all, the location, the history, comfort and welcome make the Casa dos Guindais a winner. 

Please note: This accommodation requires a pre-payment which should be done by Paypal. The hotel will provide details upon booking.

All studios are non smoking

Casa dos Guindais Reviews

Jordi Castellví Segura

Una estancia muy agradable


La Casa Dos Guindais tiene una ubicación fantástica muy cerca de todo lo más interesante de la ciudad de Oporto. Nosotros nos alojamos en la habitación llamada "Patio", que tiene acceso a una pequeña terraza privada y al patio de la casa. Es un espacio agradable y moderno en una vieja casa muy bien rehabilitada. Muy recomendable.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 04-08-2016

Super Lage


Wir sind trotz sehr später Anreise nett und herzlich empfangen worden. Die Unterkunft ist schön eingerichtet. Sie liegt für einen Städtetrip hervorragend. Von der Haustür aus kann man die Maria-Pia-Brücke sehen. Es sind einige Stufen zu überwinden, dann ist man mitten im Zentrum.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 14-07-2016



casa dos guindas is a perfect hideout in porto. it's centrally located and still remote from the beaten tracks. in 3 minutes only one reaches the central station sao bento, at the same time the house treats it's guests with a wonderful, well maintained quiet garden. alvaro, the host, does a great job by providing his guests with very personal and individual caring - his restaurant tips are marvelous. the rooms are cosy,, very conveniant, quiet, there is always a small bottle of port wine in the room. just a few steps down from the house is a fabulous football club bar (peaceful though), with an outstanding few to the landmark bridge. try the roasted chorizo! toptoptop!

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 27-04-2016

Excellent location


Casa dos Guindais is located within walking distance to know Porto main monuments. Decoration, place a attention is exquisite

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 22-03-2016

WOW-Studio mit Charme mitten in Porto


Alvaro ist ein herzlicher und zuverlässiger Gastgeber. Wir konnten das Studio planmäßig beziehen und am Abreisetag unser Gepäck bis nachmittags im Foyer stehen lassen. Wir erhielten Tipps für Besichtigungen und für Restaurants. Davon haben wir das Restaurant TRACA ausprobiert, das wir weiterempfehlen können. Das Studio Duoro war so wie es vorher in Bewertungen und der homepage beschrieben war. Wir wurden also nicht enttäuscht!. Die Mischung aus moderner Einrichtung, den original Steinwänden und den offenenliegenden Deckenbalken ist sehr gelungen. Die Dusche kann man nicht beschreiben, ist aber ein Unikat, das seines Gleichen sucht :-). Trotz der zentralen Lage, war es nachts ruhig. Bei Morgensonne konnten wir sogar im März auf dem Balkon mit Blick in den Garten frühstücken. Eine geniale Bäckerei liegt fußläufig 200 m entfernt. In Porto gibt es scheinbar keine Heizungen wie wir sie kennen. Das Studio musste jahreszeitlich bedingt (nachts 6 Grad, tagsüber 15 Grad) durch einen Radiator beheizt werden. Das war ok, aber wohlige Wärme ist anders. Dennoch bleiben wir bei 5 Sternen..

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 01-03-2016



Todo perfecto
Ubicación perfecta
Lugar muy agradable, la estancia fue aun mejor gracias a los detalles de Alvaro (la persona que nos recibió)

Repetiremos sin duda

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 01-01-2016

zentrales Wohnen


Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt, freundlicher und informativer Empfang durch den Besitzer Alvarez, zentrale Lage in der Altstadt und schöne Zimmer

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 16-10-2015

Estancia magnífica


Fuimos a Oporto para tres días y Casa dos Guindais nos resultó un lugar ideal para alojarno. Cerca del centro de la ciudad, un ambiente acogedor, el dueño de la casa encantador. Repetíriamos la experiencia y lo recomendamos tanto a parejas como a familias.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 01-10-2015

Casa Dos Guindais


Wonderful place to stay in Porto. There is no beating the location, the attention to detail, and the home is historically and architecturally beautiful. Alvaro was a wonderful, informative host.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 12-09-2015

Great place


Great hide-away, in a quiet street only minutes away from the city centre. Alvaro is a great host, with very useful tips on where to go and eat. Special thanks to his cleaning lady, who helped us ironing! WIFI could be faster, that's the only flaw.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 28-08-2015

Porto eine tolle Stadt


Wir hatten einen sehr schönen Aufenthalten in dieser Unterkunft.
Der Gastgeber war sehr aufmerksam und mit guten Tipps behilflich. Auch sind die Zimmer sehr schön gestaltet und sauber. Der Garten ist toll.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 21-08-2015



No pudimos elegir mejor en esta ocasion, el apartamento se encuentra perfectamente ubicado, por lo que una vez aparcas el coche puedes ir perfectamente andando, pero el mismo tiempo esta en una zona tranquila por lo que cuando decides volver para descansar solo oyes a los pajaros. La casa es comodisima y el apartamento con balcon, unas vistas previlegiadas, sin duda si volvemos a Oporto repetiremos.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 04-08-2015
Frank Tröndle



Waren drei Tage hier: Herr Alvaro sehr nett und hilfsbereit, die Zimmer wunderbar, ruhiger Garten, zentrale Lage, Porto super
Absolute Weiterempfehlung

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 08-07-2015

Sehr schön


Es ist ein sehr schönes, kleines, charmantes Hotel mit sehr netten Besitzern. Die Zimmer sind sehr stylisch und angenehm. Der Service ist ausgzeichnet. Wir können es weiterempfehlen für ruhige Ferien.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 09-07-2015

Ein Juwel zwischen Ruinen


Liebes Secretplaces Team,

ein Danke Schön an Euch, dass Ihr dieses Objekt im Programm habt. Ausdrucksstark und super gestaltet in einer Stadt, die viele schöne Bauwerke aber auch viele Ruinen und renovierungsbedürftige Gebäude hat. Die Zimmer sind top gestaltet, die Aussicht phänomenal und ein Garten zum Rückzug - was man fast nicht glauben kann. Super zentral gelegen und gut zu finden.

Der Eigentümer ausgesprochen freundlich, unterstützt bei jeglichen Fragen, ist gut erreichbar und gibt tolle Tipps zum Aufenthalt.

Danke an Euch und liebe Grüße

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 04-06-2015

sehr schön und zentral


tolle Zimmer in einem beeindruckend schön restaurierten Altstadthaus, Angenehme Eigentümer, perfekte Lage zur historischen Innenstadt und trotzdem ruhig, toller Garten, und sogar Portwein auf dem Zimmer

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 05-06-2015

Tolles Flair in Porto


Die Lage in der Nähe der Altstadt, 5 min zur Kathedrale, 5 min zum Douro, ermöglichen es, die Altstadt bequem und zeitsparend zu erkunden. Das Haus ist sehr geschmackvoll und komfortabel ausgebaut, inkl. ruhigem Garten auf der Rückseite. Modernes Ambiente in alten Gemäuern. Der Besitzer hat uns umfangreich eingewiesen, seine Hinweise zu Restaurants und Sehenswürdigkeiten waren sehr nützlich, insbesondere bei nur zwei Tagen Aufenthalt. Alles in allem sehr zu empfehlen. Auch kostenloses Parken gleich um die Ecke war möglich.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 22-05-2015

Edel wohnen


Wir haben zwei Tage in der Lodge von Álvaro Marques de Aguia gewohnt. Das ist wirklich ein wunderbar klares Design und edler Naturstein, eben ein Erlebnis dort zu wohnen. Alvaro hat uns sehr beeindruckt mit seiner Beratung und seinen Kenntnissen von Porto. Vielen Dank für alles. Empfehlenswert: Wohnen wie ein "Noble"

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 07-05-2015

trully a secret secluded and very central place


We couldn't have asked for more than Casa dos Guindais for our weekend in Porto !!
Very very central and at the same time tranquil and quiet.
All amenities and conditions one could ask from a studio to rent, very spacious studio in a house full of old glory kind of charm and at the same time offering all modern comfort.
The garden is amazing, we caught the magnolias in bloom, a very nice place to relax, read a book..
The manager, Alfredo was extremely helpful with showing us around but also giving good sightseeing and eating tips.
I definitely recommend the place !
all the best

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 20-03-2015



Eine gelungene Symbiose zwischen Alt und Neu im Herzen von Porto. Versteckt aber doch zentral. Altstadt, Hafen, Sehenswürdigkeiten alles schnell erreichbar. Besitzer Alvaro versorgt einen stets mit guten Insidertipps. Tolle Location. Jederzeit gerne wieder.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 12-03-2015
Ana Sousa Gomes

Casa de Guindais


Apartamento do 1º andar e toda a casa construída e decorada com extremo bom gosto, bastante conforto e muito limpo. Apenas a apontar negativamente a falta de privacidade da casa de banho, cuja cortina não assegura o objectivo.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 31-10-2014

Exceeded expectations


It's difficult to know what to expect from a hotel, apartment or B&B, even with photos and reviews available on the Internet. In the case of Casa dos Guindais, however, the actual apartment (Douro Studio) was even better than I could have hoped. Fantastic location and unbelievable view from the balcony over the river. Everything I needed for my 3-day stay in Porto.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 28-09-2014

Central and charming


+ Alvaro is owner and perfect city guide;
+ clean rooms;
+ central but quiet

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 27-09-2014

Porto hideaway


Casa Dos Guindais was perfect for our three nights in Porto. It's really well located and a little gem of a place with a secret garden out the back where you might forget you are in the city. Our studio upstairs with balcony and view of garden and glimpse of opposite river bank was just right.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 27-08-2014



Die Lage - direkt im Zentrum an der beeindruckenden Stahlbrücke und doch romanisch ruhig - ist einmalig. Ebenso die liebevolle moderne Restaurierung des alten Hauses. Die Restaurant-Tipps waren Gold wert. Auch Porto war ein Volltreffer und hat uns besser gefallen als Lissabon. Wir würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 07-09-2014



Sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet, sehr gute Lage, einfach zum Wohlfühlen.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 04-09-2014
Jaume Cuscó

Recomendable precio-calidad


Álvaro una persona entrañable nos hizo estar como en casa.Nos mostró todas las zones para visitar y nos aconsejo muy buenos resraurantes. La casa cèntrica y acogedora,muy recomendable.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 02-09-2014
de Jesus



Tracto muy agradable por parte del personal del hotel con una habitación muy bonita. Repetiremos!

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 11-08-2014
Ferdinand Rein

Fantastic stay

My wife and me stayed for 4 days in this lovely and very nice renovated appartment in March 2014. We enjoyed very much the combination of the historical house in the centre of the old town close to the Duoro and the modern interior. Alvaro gave us a lot of good Information where to go and which Restaurant is recommendable. The appartment is equipped with a kitchenette and all things you need for a stay. Two electrical heater kept us warm as the temperature outside was not yet summer. We can recomment this appartments and if we will come to Porto again we will again chose Alvaros appartments.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 26-03-2014

Highly recommended

Casa dos Guindas is a conveniently located, walking distance to many of the city's attractions. It is stylish and clean, with all the necessary facilities. Alvaro is extremely friendly, professional and communicative. He provided fantastic recommendations for restaurants and sights. I would definitely stay again and would recommend this highly to anyone visiting Porto.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 05-10-2013
Liam Brosnan

Wonderful Apartment

We stayed at Alvaros converted historical family home for 2 nights in March. There was 4 in our group so we booked the crystal rooms that can be opened up into one apartment. The weather was a little chilly so we didn't take advantage of the quite garden. I will be going back to Porto with my wife and will stay at Guindas. Alvaro is a great guide too, he knows all the best places to eat.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 08-03-2013


This secret place has been carefully designed to suit those who prefer something different to a boring, busy hotel. The clean and precise decor includes carefully designed facilities without losing the historic features of the building. Ideally situated within walking distance to all attractions and metro stations, quiet and clean with a very helpful host. We will be returning soon.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 22-02-2013

Ein wunderschöner Ort

Hinter einer unscheinbaren blauen Tür in Porto eine große Überraschung - alte Granitmauern und neues Holz, Glas und Design, viel Licht und mit Liebe zum Detail eingerichtete Zimmer, ein grüner Garten und ein herzlicher Empfang. Nicht nur ein Hotel, sondern selbst eine kleine Sehenswürdigkeit, in die zurückzukehren jedes Mal richtig Spaß macht.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 20-10-2012
Emily Ramsay

A real treat.......

An amazing secret place - lovely clean room and facilities, great location, affordable and an incredibly welcoming and kind host. I would highly recommend to anyone visiting Porto.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 04-05-2012
Jeroen en Marjan

Awesome spot down town Porto

Just outside the old town wall, we found a very pleasant place to stay. An old Porto-family house well restored/renovated. Very well equiped appartments and close to all the best of Porto. We can recommend this spot, for sure! A lot of local addresses and other places worth to visit were selected/listed by our host. Just awesome.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 18-04-2012

A friendly and stylish stay

Our stay in Casa dos Guindais couldn't have been more pleasant! The location is really convenient, with easy access to all the sights and rail station. The room is very clean and stylish. The host was very helpful,happy to answer all our questions and giving us information about events going on in the city.
I would definitely recommend it!

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 08-03-2012

Wundervolle Auszeit

Dieser Ort ist wie geschaffen für eine wundervolle Auszeit. Voller Liebe ins Detail ist das Zimmer für seine Gäste vorbereitet worden. Die Nähe zu allen Sehenswürdigkeiten spricht für sich selbst. Sicher war es nicht mein letzter Aufenthalt in Casa dos Guindais .Herzliche Grüße an die Eigentümer , wir haben uns sehr wohlgefühlt,

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 08-03-2012

awesome time

We have spent a very nice weekend in Oporto, enjoying with fantastic weather and in a very comfortable place as Casa Dos Guindais.
Thanks for the great time.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 26-01-2012
A. W.

***** de luxe

What an incredible place, perfectly located to visit Porto, next to the mayor interesting points, nicely renovated - a mixture of ancient and modern architecture, friendly owners, very clean,.....
We really enyoyed the stay there and were very unhappy to leave, we could have stayed longer. Casa dos Guindais is really a secret place !!!! You will not be dissappointed!!! ***** de luxe

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 09-12-2011
Dan Erickson

A hidden gem in Porto

We recently spent 4 nights in Casa dos Guindais. The owners have really done something special with this new renovation. It is on a quiet street in a very convenient location - close to the Ribera and Gaia. Our host, Alvaro, was more than kind and amazed us with his hospitality.

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 07-11-2011

Beautiful Home

Beautiful home and warm welcome. You will not be disappointed with this accommodation! Very close to the historic center and calm despite everything, everything was done with taste. *****

Date of stay at the Casa dos Guindais 18-09-2011

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Hotel Rooms

Tunel studio

Tunel studio

18 m2

Self catering studio with two Twin-beds, bathroom with all amenities,full equipped kitchnett with some flavors needed to successfully perform a moment of tasting - sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil & vinegar, and of course, access to the garden. This particular room connects with contiguous" Cristal Room", so it´s ideal for a family with children for safety reasons. Coffee, tea and bottled water is on the house.The studio is cleaned and bed linen changed on the fourth day when you stay a week with us,or on request (15 euro fee applied).

Cristal studio

Cristal studio

19 m2

This charming apartment has a small balcony to enjoy the garden and can be connected with contiguous Tunel apartment. Ideal for a family with children where safety is primary.Includes 2 Twin-beds, bathroom with all amenities, a full equipped kitchnett with some flavors needed to successfully perform a moment of tasting - sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil & vinegar. Complimentary bottled water,tea and coffee.Studio is cleaned and bed linen changed on the fourth day, when you stay a week with us,or on request (15 euro fee applied).

Cristal studio

Cristal studio

19 m2

remember childhood...

Douro studio

Douro studio

23 m2

Relax and enjoy an afternoon cocktail or a romantic dinner in your private \"varanda\" (balcony)overlooking the garden. Alternatively enjoy a cup of tea or coffee on us.Bottled water is also complimentary.The environment is very soothing. You get absolute privacy and a magnificient view over the opposite bank of the Douro r1iver, which is remarkable. This apartment is composed of two twin beds(90/200 set side by side),bathroom with all amenities, and a fully equipped kitchnette with some basics to help your cooking.. - sugar, salt, pepper, olive oil & vinegarDouro

Douro studio

Douro studio

23 m2


Escadas studio

Escadas studio

33 m2

Escadas studio

Pateo studio

Pateo studio

20 m2


Pateo studio

Pateo studio

20 m2

Pateo .
A pleasant self catering studio with private courtyard,and direct access to the garden

Escadas studio

Escadas studio

33 m2

Escadas studio

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Animals not accepted
Credit cards NOT accepted
Internet WiFi

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Hair dryer
Internet WiFi
Non smoking rooms
Satellite TV

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