The Maison des Amis is a self-catering house located in the historical centre of Oporto, classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Humanity in 1996 and elected the best European destination in 2014 by the European Consumers Choice. The building, recently restored by architect Liliana Giesta Ramos, shows all the uniqueness of the city's XIX century domestic architecture. Guests will enjoy a peaceful environment, both inside and outside, due to the surroundings of the house and to the gardens of the Palácio de Cristal, situated in about 100 metres distance.
The Maison des Amis combines the charm and elegance of a historic building with the taste of homemade and local products. Besides, when you open the door you can either walk, get the tram or bus and revive the history of the city visiting the Downtown, Ribeira, Douro River, the Casa da Música... and the art galleries street, Rua Miguel Bombarda.
The rooms are spacious (from 40 to 50 m2, some even hold two bathrooms) and offer the perfect places to rest, enjoy and breathe the history and hospitality of Oporto. The house can in exclusively or by suites. Guests will also be delighted by the terrace and garden, or in the living room with TV and free Wi-Fi throughout the house.
Très belle maison, à la lisière du centre historique (à 5 minutes à pied de la Galerie de Paris, à 10-15 minutes à pied de la cathédrale), meublée avec beaucoup de goût. Nous avons séjourné dans une magnifique suite de 3 pièces, donnant sur la cour intérieure. Tout était parfait, le calme était total, et Pedro et Isabel, nos hôtes, ont été très accueillants et toujours présents pour nous conseiller. Le petit-déjeuner n'était pas encore disponible, mais comme il y avait Epoca, à quelques minutes à pied, au début de la Rua do Rosario, et ses petits-déjeuners bio/détox/branchouille, c'était très bien ainsi. Nous reviendrons.
Charming and quiet
Date of stay 08/03/2019
Excellent stay, large room with view on the garden. Ideally located, close to city centre in a quiet environment.
The host is very friendly and helpful.
What a fantastic house!
Date of stay 30/07/2018
We enjoyed the four days at the maison des amis very much. A wonderful place, great location, close to the historic town, a delicious breakfast and very friendly hosts. Thank you very much Isabel and Pedro
Date of stay 12/10/2017
This is a beautifully restored traditional Portuguese townhouse, full of lovely furniture, magnificent high ceilings and warm, polished wood floors. It has a calm, cool and welcoming feel from the instant you step through the door. Our room was at the back of the property and it was beautifully furnished with a very comfortable bed, loads of drawer and hanging space and very good bathroom facilities. Breakfast is great, nice fresh food and served up until 11 am each day. Location - 5 minutes walk from the Clerigos Tower and within easy reach of the historic centre of Porto.
What makes this place so special though is the host Isabel. She is so welcoming and friendly that we felt at home straight away. Isabel went out of her way to help with restaurant reservations, information about Porto and even our very British need for access to a kettle and teabags was no problem! We will certainly be looking to go back to Maison des Amis very soon. Thank you Isabel!
Date of stay 11/08/2017
Very nice and well decorated old Porto house
. Central position, easy reach on foot to the main attractions in Porto and lots of places to eat a few minutes away. The hostess does absolutely everything she can to make you feel at home and on holiday. Probably best to book the quieter rooms on the garden side. I warmly recommend this place.
Date of stay 07/07/2017
The minute I arrived, I never wanted to leave. Isabel is a wonderful host, the room was lovely and the little kind touches made all the difference. Will stay every time I'm in Porto.
Date of stay 06/04/2017
Absolutely perfect stay with charming and caring isabel.... Just perfect !
Maison des Amis
Date of stay 02/11/2019
fine and nice
Date of stay 09/04/2017
La habitación comoda, confortable, amplia y tranquila sin ruidos. La perdón encargada del alojamiento súper agradable y servicial.....muy dedicada!!!! Si tuviéramos que objetar algo seria la poca variedad en el desayuno....algo dulce de la zona y algo mas salado aunque la petición de lo q pedimos nos lo presento