Pensão Favorita

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The concept of the Pensão mFavorita is inspired by the Porto lifestyle, the "re-lecture" of "the favourite" myth, joined with the practicality of the contemporary design. The rooms place is offering to its guests the possibilities to discover the historical side as well as enjoy the underground culture of the city. Confronting nostalgia, nature with modernity, the place is a comfortable mixture of signs that keeps your eyes and your mind alert to the beautiful and discrete attentions that has been designed for the residents.
The iconic name "Favorita" is a reference to the chosen woman, usually personalizing both romantic and political intelligence and influence, that had the favours of the king or emperor and that he secretly encountered. In reference to the Marquise de Pompadour or Mariana Alcoforado, this hotel is the place for nice moments, perfect week-ends or relaxing longer stays, while it will propose to the guests to discover cultural references thanks to subtle and historical details placed in unusual ways, from the 'Caldas da Rainha' wall installation in the entrance. This old house becomes a symbol of modern living through the design intervention.
Located in the gallery street of Porto, the hotel is in the heart of the cultural life of the city, and participates to it with the monthly opening night events that occur, and with mounting exhibitions in the public areas of the building. Leisure is also obviously part of the concept with modular ways of living in the hotel. The lounging space is a mixture of old and contemporary furniture, that permits to share a moment or isolate yourself in a corner to read a book or try some Portuguese products displayed on the glass library. All of the rooms of the Favorita have their private bathroom, dressing room and writing table:
-Double/Twin rooms are ideal for a luminous pause between your discovery walks around Porto, the north of Portugal capital.
-Suites are "evolving rooms" considering the needs of its guests, as they can be reserved by one, two, three or four persons. A longer stay is imaginable thanks to the kitchen corner and the large table as the centre-heart of the adjacent room space. The suites have been thought for these week long stays encouraging whoever to chose the Favorita hotel as the place to install and keep himself independent though accompanied if wanted by the gentle team running the place.
-Sotão is an under-roof room, welcoming maximum three persons, to enjoy a special chilled-out experience in a unconventional space over-viewing the garden.
In the garden, guests can enjoy sunbathing while eating on the terrace of the restaurant. The hotel restaurant is offering various recipes of modern cooking, all with fresh market products, to savour while delighting the Serge Against Bourg drawings, emphasising the walls of the peaceful environment. Besides the classical well know local brands for products, traditionally brewed beers is proposed, also, the wine selection is made out of the best Douro producers.
Guests can feel the contact with nature and relax with the noise of quite. The design of the Favorita gives an intimate and cosy atmosphere that invites guests of the hotel, city wanderers and locals, to enjoy it.
The hotel is composed of 7 rooms in the house and 5 more rooms in the garden, a restaurant adjacent to the garden and a lounging space. The garden located on the back of the building offers outdoor life for drinks, lunchs and dinners.
The building has been transformed and review step by step, day by day, by Nuno Sottomayor, architect based in Porto. The interior design was a collaborative work between the architect who draw the reception area,central lightning and restaurant wardraw, with the french designer Sam Baron , together with the hotel owners, Ema Xavier and Filipe Maia. Mixing modern furniture and vintage pieces, Favorita is not one more design hotel, but a house where everybody will find himself warmly welcomed, thanks to special details in the selection of objects and references. The space has been designed to offer great surfaces, as well in terms of public spaces than in the organization of the rooms and the bathrooms. The spirit of this old Portuguese house remains and finds a second life thanks to the contemporary approach that proposes an easy and comfortable lifestyle.
A Favorita is located in Porto, the Portugal capital of the north, internationally recognised for Douro's riverbank, wines and special cookery. In the historical centre, between the Park of Palacio de Crystal -where you will find the Porto wine tasting house- and the Decorative Arts Museum -Museu Nacional Soares dos Reis-. In Rua Miguel Bombarda #267, the city's street where most of the galleries are located and organize all together a common opening week-end, starting every first Friday of the month. Who: Ema Xavier and filipe Maia, owner Nuno Sottomayor, architect Sam Baron, designer Isabel Abreu, designer.

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  • Urban Vibes & City Breaks

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  • Animals not accepted
  • Central heating
  • Credit cards (AMEX) accepted
  • Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard) accepted
  • Elevator
  • Garden
  • Handicapped easy-access
  • Internet WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • TV Room

Room Amenities

  • Hair dryer
  • Internet WiFi
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Room for handicapped
  • Room service
  • Telephone



Transport / Distances

City Centre: 2
Shops: 1
Airport: 0
Train Station: 1
Metro/Bus: 0


Super Lage, Frühstück und Zimmer
Date of stay 20/04/2018
Unendlich hilfsbereites und freundliches Personal
Pensao Favorita
Date of stay 11/04/2018
A real surprise as you walk through the door. The hotel is beautiful with a most unexpected and fantastic garden. Good location, easy access to sights, restaurants and metro. We had a lovely warm welcome , it was a shame we could only stay one night. The owner/ manager was incredibly helpful. We will definitely visit again.
Fantastic Hotel
Date of stay 27/01/2018
We have a wonderful time at Pensao Favorita, very well located in Porto, very cozy and great service. The rooms were really clean, with good taste in the decoration both the ones at the garden and the one at main building. Very good breakfast also. I strongly recommend this hotel when travelling to Porto.
Lovely, charming place in Porto
Date of stay 01/09/2017
We spent two nights at this lovely place. We had a big room with an nice view to the beautiful garden. Everyone was nice an welcoming an we got a lot of recommendations what to do in Porto and where to eat. Besides, the breakfast buffet was delicious and we found a few good places for dinner in the neighborhood. We would definitely book this place again, when we come back to Porto :)
Sehr schön
Date of stay 19/10/2016
Eine in jeder Kategorie liebenswürdige Unterkunft. Sauber, freundlich, stilsicher. Gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Guter Startpunkt in die Altstadt von Porto, dabei ruhig gelegen. Unbedingt empfohlen!
Most wonderful welcome
Date of stay 29/07/2016
Welcomed by host Margarida my stay in Porto started with a most warming, open and delighted feeling .. and ended with the knowledge that I will return.... Upon opending the door into the house, it welcomes you with an individual interior full of great atmosphere. The garden welcomes you with silence and nature located in the middle of the city of Porto. Rooms, breakfast leave nothing to miss - gave me the feeling of being at home. Unfortunately only one night - but will be back for more! Ella
Date of stay 07/01/2016
Un hotelito precioso, el desayuno estupendo y un trato excelente! Muy bien comunicado, realmente lo recomiendo!
Pensão Favorita
Date of stay 11/05/2015
As soon as we were welcomed into this cool, calm and beautifully decorated space we felt at home. Our clean, simple room in the main building had lofty ceilings and a comfortable bed in which we slept very well. The shower was excellent. There was a comfortable lounge and plant filled garden-room with books, records and TV for guests to relax in together with water, port, fruit and biscuits set out on a table. The garden cafe was where the delicious buffet breakfast was served and drinks and snacks were available throughout the day, although with so much available nearby we ate out. The staff spoke English and were very friendly and helpful. We loved the atmosphere and the traditional Portugese style mixed with eclectic mid-century furniture and work by local artists. The central location in was quiet and in easy reach of the old town with individual shops, galleries and cafes minutes away. It was excellent value for money and we would recommend it highly, just don't expect a TV and mini-bar in your room, it's not that sort of place.
Great stay
Date of stay 22/09/2014
Lovely atmosphere, great garden room and fabulous very helpful staff. Breakfast was very good and we loved the location - in a quiet art gallery street. We highly recommend it.
Nice hotel
Date of stay 11/09/2015
Our room was really pleasant and clean, decorated with taste. Breakfast had a great selection of healthy products.

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