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Guest House Douro

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99 - 101 rua Fonte Taurina, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
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Valencia, Spain
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The guest house is in a perfect location and provides comfortable accommodation along with a good breakfast elegantly presented. However, if you are staying for more than one or two nights some breakfast variation would be good. Carmen and Joao run a very efficient operation and are very welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family of 6 (5 adults and one toddler) stayed here over New Years Eve. Carmen and João are an absolute delight. They were nothing but accommodating during our stay. They arranged everything for us, including reservations to some phenomenal restaurants near by, and a tour of Grahams Port Lodge. We were fortunate to also have been there during New... More 

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Thank Marissa V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Can't give enough kudos to Carmen and Joao, the Douro House owners/operators and their wonderful assistant Sonia! If all of our hotel stays were like this B&B travel life would be a dream. Douro House guests are treated more like extended family than mere customers. The rooms, while small by US standards, are very comfortable and extremely clean. Joao's breakfast... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed here for two nights for our wedding anniversary, and couldn't have been looked after better. Carmen and Joao were fantastic hosts. They cheerfully helped us with any queries we had, and were wonderfully enthusiastic about the city and the sights it had to offer. Breakfast was a very refreshing and expertly assembled fruit construction - I didn't know... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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79 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

It would be worth traveling to Porto simply to stay with Carmen and Joao. They are sort of like your new best friends, people you want to stay and spend time with for the next ten years. Warm, funny, lovely and endlessly helpful people. However, the Guest House itself is just as great. The location is perfect: right on the... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Amazing is the best word for Carmen and Joaos personalized attention to me and every detail of my stay. Fresh flowers in the bathroom every day, artistic use of every inch of the small hotel, within steps of great little restaurants and bars, intimate setting on the riverfront....couldn't have been happier with my choice and I will return soon and... More 

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new jersey
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131 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

People like Carmen and Joao, and a stay in a special place like Guest House Douro really elevates your vacation experience and makes it truly wonderful and memorable. Carmen and Joao are two incredibly nice, caring, helpful and funny people. We so enjoyed meeting them and would love to go back tomorrow just to hang out with them. Carmen was... More 

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Martinez, California
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174 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

There is very little I can add to all the outstanding reviews for Guest House Douro except to say that they are all TRUE. Even before our arrival, the emails I exchanged with Carmen made me feel very comfortable. When we got to the door, Joao greeted us by name. We could not have felt more welcomed! We did have... More 

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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

A wonderful surprise awaits behind the door of this lovely little inn. You must stay here. It is a gem! If practice makes perfect then it is clear that owners and hosts Joao and Carmen have put in thousands of hours practicing their craft. The ambience, the hospitality, the fresh and artfully presented breakfasts, the comfortably compact rooms with their... More 

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Dromore
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

The rooms of the narrow town house overlooking the river may be on the small side but they are perfectly formed. Great attention to detail meant we had the perfect city break experience! Carmen and Joao have thought of everything and couldn't have been more accomodating and helpful and the breakfasts were superb!

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