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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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72 reviews 72 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights in room 402 and absolutely loved it. Although the room was a little small, as other reviewers noted, they made great use of the space and it was very clean and comfortable.. It was certainly big enough for two people. The bathroom and shower was also very nice and clean. Also, the view of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Porto was the first stop on our vacation and what a way to start our journey! Carmen and Joao are the best! From the time I began corresponding with Carmen to the time we left and gave our goodbye hugs, our experience was fabulous! The location is great, breakfast is amazing, everything is clean and well-kept and the owners are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We recently visited Porto for 3 days and couldn't have been happier with our visit. Porto is an absolutely magical place that is hard to believe exists. We chose to stay at the Guest House Douro due to a recommendation from a close friend as well as the stellar reviews. We couldn't have been happier with the place. The rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

First, the owners -- Carmen and Joao -- could not have been better hosts for our visit to Porto. They were so friendly and helpful it felt like they were old friends who we've known for years. And the house was so tastefully appointed in our guest room and the public spaces. Their breakfasts (and Joao's special coffee) were not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Our visit at Guest House Douro was magical...from a warm welcome...delightful room...fabulous breakfast...great map orientation to Porto...to perfect dinner recommendations. Carmen and Joao are the best. The Guest House set the bar high...will be hard for other places, in other countries, to measure up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The reviews of the Guest House Duoro are right on. Carmen and Joao made our stay in Porto so comfortable. The location is perfectly situated in Porto and the views from the river side are beautiful. We felt welcome from the moment we rang the doorbell. The rooms were very comfortable and well appointed with all of the necessities, plus... More 

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I echo the glowing reviews of previous guests both as to the facilities, the location, and the hosts, Carmen and Joao, who made our Porto stay all the more special. So too for the ample, tasty and beautifully presented breakfast. We made last minute reservations and thus did not get a Duoro River view but never mind, the room was... More 

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

OK, I am ruined for other guest houses. Thanks a lot, Carmen and Joao! Yes, as others have mentioned, the rooms are fantastic, albeit a bit small, but they have everything you could want plus some lovely touches like fresh flowers and charming but not overdone decor. Joao and Carmen have wonderful senses of humor and they treat you like... More 

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Sierra Madre, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We read all the great reviews on Trip Advisor and saw it recommended in the Rick Steve's book as well. All the fabulous reviews are true. The bed is comfortable the linens are high quality, a bathrobe to snuggle in, great shower, wonderful view of the Douro River that even in the rain was delightful. We had great touring advice... More 

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