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Guest House Douro

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99 - 101 rua Fonte Taurina, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
Guest House Douro
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Carmen and Joao are the consummate hosts. They made our stay in Porto a special event with their warmth and helpfulness. After getting up at 4 AM and going to the airport we find our flight had been cancelled. Called Joao and asked if they had an extra room for the night. His response was "we will have a room... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been lucky enough to stay on two separate occasions at this wonderful place. Carmen and Joao welcomed us each time like we were family and nothing was too much trouble. From a welcoming cup of coffee, an evening glass of Port to the freshest of breakfasts, we cannot praise them enough. The location of the guest house is... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When choosing accommodations I typically give priority to location because I don't anticipate being in the room much when exploring a new city. However, from the moment my husband and I checked into Guest House Douro, I looked forward to returning throughout the day. Carmen and Joao are so incredibly welcoming that I actually wanted to "check in" and tell... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot praise The Guest House enought. Our hosts were so kindly attentive. They suggested and made reservations at small restaurants that proved the best, so far, of our three week tour of Portugal. They kindly provided an extra chair for our room to take advantage of the tremendous view from our lovely room with frenchdoors and teeny balcony. Watching the... More 

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Auburn, Maine
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74 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if any two people can be more perfectly suited to the hospitality business than Carmen and Joao at Guest House Douro. They put a great deal of effort into making their guest house as nice as it is and they go out of their way to do everything they can to make your visit, both to the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Guest House Douro is everything you could possible want in a place to stay in any city, let alone in the charming and picturesque city of Porto. The location is fantastic, the rooms are comfortable, the breakfast is great and the hosts - Carmen and Joao - are amazingly welcoming, helpful and generous. My wife and I started in Porto... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for the weekend in late April 2015 in room 202 (worth the splurge for the view and the terrace!!). Carmen and Joao are the absolute best, and spoil their guests. From setting up dinner reservations and port house tours, to making sure we had an umbrella and mid day snacks, setting up reservations for other legs of our... More 

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Samoens, France
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a warm welcome at the Guest House Douro that we never wanted to leave. We arrived as guests and left as family. The rooms are very well appointed managing to be comfortable, feel spacious and light even when quite tiny (as to be expected in a tall, narrow guest house right on the port). Our hosts were... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Porto did not disappoint and is already on the list for another sojourn- in large part due to its finest BnB, Guest House Douro, run by Carmen and Joao, in the historic Ribeira barrio by the Douro River. Though smallish in dimensions, everything was exquisitely thought out in design and comfort. And the most extraordinary 5 course breakfasts that we... More 

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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

having been around the block and world a few times, it is always refreshing to find a place to stay that makes you feel like you are with family instead of just another digit in a big hotel algorithm. We pulled into town around 7:30, Jao was waiting for us expressing concern that we might have gotten lost. Either way,... More 

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