The Guest House Douro has a special claim to fame (actually, more than one - see interesting facts in the hotel board). It is the first luxury guest house located on Porto's World Heritage waterfront by the Douro River (the Ribeira). To many, this captivating quarter is what Porto is all about. Old world and crumbling perhaps, but incredibly picturesque and atmospheric. And here at the Guest House Douro, you have a ring side seat, as all rooms provide views of either the Port Wine lodges and famous bridge or Fonte Taurina Street, one of the oldest streets in Porto, the first references to which date back to 1196.
Basically, much of what Porto has to offer, though not all of course, is but just a step away. Night time too, as the promenade lights up is also a special occasion. Obviously, to be part of this august environment means that the Guest House Douro is itself a pretty old place.
We're talking centuries here. But a thoroughly refurbished interior has added quality and modern comforts. Its eight rooms are all, independently furnished, spotlessly clean and though on the small side, decoration is beautiful. Large windows help take in the atmosphere of this fascinating area outside.
A final word about the owners. Carmen and João, go beyond the call of duty. They have a passion for what they do and that will become immediately apparent to anyone. Their infectious welcome helps make a stay here an experience.
Rooms: The Guest House Douro may be old world in terms of age but the interior is completely modern and comfortable. All eight accommodations have their own unique decoration (no two are alike) but the icing on the cake is the exceptional warmth of Carmen and João, who are obviously in love not only with their guesthouse but also the city of Porto itself.
Please note: The Guest House Douro is a non-smoking accommodation and closes at 1 O'Clock.
The perfect place to stay in Porto. Our hosts Hugo and Luisa were warm and incredibly helpful in every way possible.
Date of stay 06/11/2019
Guest House Douro has a charming location being on the river front in the old town. From our room with French doors, we could hear musicians performing at the quay below and watch boats and people drifting by.
Breakfast was also lovely.... a sculpted assortment of fresh fruits as a centerpiece, with fresh bread, cheeses and charcuterie, and delicious coffee made to suit.
The most charming part of our stay was our hosts, Hugo and Louisa, a just married young couple eager to accommodate and brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for their native Porto.
A very memorable 3 nights!
A true jewel in Porto
by Barbara and Dan
Date of stay 18/06/2018
Everything was excellent, could not have asked for more. From the beautiful fresh flowers in the room to the fresh orange juice and exotic fruits for breakfast, it was perfect. The rooms were decorated with impeccable taste and were very comfortable. Our hosts were gracious and very accommodating and saw to our every need. We can’t say enough good things about our stay there.
A true gem in Porto
Date of stay 02/04/2018
A true gem in Porto
thanks to our wonderful landlords Carmen and Joao our three day stay at Puerto was absolutely magnificent.
The accommodation is perfect and filled with many tiny little heart full details.
The Riverside view from the room is spectacular and the breakfast cannot be topped.
But what really makes this guest house so wonderful is their owners and their heart full warmth in taking every effort to make this stay for their guests a rememberable one.
We relied on many little tips from Carmen and Joao and were totally happy especially with dining in the close by Fish restaurant "Terreiro".
We wish them both all the best and will for sure be back when we come to Porto again.
Guest House Douro is the BEST!
Date of stay 29/06/2017
This is a gem of a place in Porto - great location, beautifully appointed and absolutely fabulous owners Carmen an Joao.
We can't say enough about the ideal location and the amazingly wonderful and helpful owners!
Date of stay 31/03/2017
Excellent accommodation in a great location. Beautiful room with amazing views over the river, spotlessly clean, fantastic breakfast and Carmen and Joao were very kind hosts. I would highly recommend this guest house.
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by Abbey and Graeme
Date of stay 26/06/2011
Guest House Douro is intimate and warm.The hotel is funky and modern but maintains the portugese old charm. The owners completely look after you and offer great suggestions to exploring Porto. The location is waterfront and amazing. Our stay in Porto was magical.