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THE 4ROOMS
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Rua do Padre Luis Cabral, 1015, Porto 4150-464, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 103 Porto B&B and Inns
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Marvelous place!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Once you have stayed in this place I believe it will be hard to stay at any other hotel or B&B! To me this place is a show case of how the hospitality should be! I felt very welcome from the moment I was greeted until the moment I left.
People working here are very passionate about what they do and very passionate about Porto and so, you will get the best tips on what to sea, where to eat and what to do!
And people who like architecture will definately appreciate house. Well designed and beautifully styled!
This is simply the best place I have stayed ! Thank you for this wonderful experience!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

Since my last visit with husband and kids this summer was far to short, I went back to Porto, and of course 4 Rooms with a friend. We had the new appartment, which was wonderfull. They made a very lovely, spacely appartement of it. Of course Catarina and António where the perfect hosts again. They took very good care of us, and made us feel at home. Thanks for the lovely breakfast, the restaurant tips and all the nice attention without every being too much. If you ever go to Porto, this is the place to stay (I know this is maybe not wise to say....because I want to be able to come back, so I hope they aren't fully booked for 2012 too soon).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2011

My husband and I travel often and I spend a good amount of time researching special places to stay in special locations. We want that place to be welcoming and comfortable, but we also want it to be a place that helps us get a feel for the country and neighborhood better. 4Rooms does that and more. It is located in a quiet old neighborhood on the edge of the downtown with very accessible public transportaion into town by tram or bus. That experience itself added to the specialness of 4Rooms. Having the sea and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby was a plus. Both Antonio and Catarina are wonderful ambassadors of Porto and we followed their advice at every turn and were always rewarded with a beautiful facade, a rare book store or a delicious meal. But the real piece de resistance was the ability to stay in a habitation designed by a Prizker award winner. Every detail of the design, right down to the soap dish, was extraordinary. I would definitely recommend this wonderful hotel without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

The time we spent at 4Rooms is just unforgetable. Beautiful decorated place, great ambiance. Caterina and Antonio and the rest of the staff were so polite, helpful and kind that they made our stay in Porto splendid. No doubt about it, 4Rooms in Foz is the place to be when visiting Porto.

Room Tip: The loft is beautiful. The rooms are very nice, sunny and quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We spent three nights in Porto at the beginning of a 2-week journey through Portugal, and the hospitality and experience at 4Rooms set the tone for a wonderful trip.

We were greeted by the gracious Antonio, who oriented us to the thoughtfully and beautifully designed property and the city itself. He offered many helpful suggestions throughout our stay and brought us great experiences that one usually finds when visiting friends or family. He arranged bikes, which we rode along the waterfront and over the bridge to Vila Nova de Gaia, he made restaurant reservations/suggestions not only in Porto, but also in the Douro Valley and Lisbon, he drove us to a beautiful lookout site on the city, drove us to the airport to pick up our rental car, and the list goes on. Alongside Catarina, who also helped reserve numerous WONDERFUL restaurants for us, it was hands down the best travel/hotel experience we have had. They were personal and so very knowledgable. They also had pride for their city, which showed in the care with which they introduced it to us and the quality of experiences we enjoyed.

We enjoyed the "gastronomic experience" package, which included accommodations in the "loft" and two dinners at Pedro Lemos, which is just a few doors away from the hotel. The restaurant was very, very good and was one of the best dining experiences we've had. The wine pairings were perfect, service was excellent, and food was top notch. I can't say enough about it.

The rooms were slightly "tight," especially the bathroom, BUT the positives of the space - beautiful design, lush courtyard and patio, and cleanliness - more than made up for it.

If we ever return to Porto, we would definitely stay at 4Rooms again. Thank you for your hospitality and a wonderful visit to Porto!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

The 4rooms was the perfect shelter to spend a very relaxing and inspiring holiday. We appreciated the discreet and minimalistic design which is in perfect dialogue with the surrounding old part of Foz with it`s traditional low rise houses.
You can do a morning run along the sea promenade and coming back home a refreshing and healthy breakfast is waiting for you, every day a different one. I loved the juices!
Best Place for architects, while having breakfast you can go through 4rooms collection of architecture books and discuss the Souto de Moura office details of the house you are in...
Foz is a very good starting point to explore some Milestones of portuguese architecture as the famous tea house by Siza and of course the City of Porto itself. Take the bicycles which can be provided by 4rooms, the Douro River leads you to the the old Center of Porto or just go along the coast as long as can.
If you like music and modern architecture take a taxi and visit the quite near casa da musica.
In Foz the City of Porto meets the sea, some kind of urban character moved out here and a slightly trendy atmosphere spreads out. The recommended nearby Restaurant of Pedro Lemos was excellent !
4rooms is an outstanding and special location, Antonios and Catarinas support was brilliant, perfect getaway!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

We originally planned to stay for one night and stayed for three nights. We feel in love with Foz, Porto (4Rooms is located in the historical part of the city). Catarina was such a great host that we didn't want to leave. She helped with dinner plans to trips to Douro Valley for wine/port tasting.
If you are a sucker for architecture both modern/classical this place is for you. The rooms are small but perfectly well thought out. We stayed both inside the house and their newest addition, an apartment (loft) across the "street" and felt as if we lived amongst the locals.
Antonio drove us to the top of Foz with panoramic views of sea and land which left us with delightful memory of Porto.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Rua do Padre Luis Cabral, 1015, Porto 4150-464, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Porto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — THE 4ROOMS 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The 4Rooms is a stylish Bed & Breakfast located in a narrow, winding street of one of the most charming and fashionable Porto districts - the historical old Foz - where the Douro river meets the Atlantic Ocean.Bringing together history, tradition, attentiveness and architectural excellence this place was created to enjoy an unforgettable experience.It was designed by the internationally awarded architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, Pritzker Prize winner 2011, and it is catered for by the exquisit Restaurant Pedro Lemos, which provides all food and beverages served to our guests.Besides, we work with several more carefully selected partners in order to provide the most enjoyable products, amenities and services to our guests in Porto and around Portugal. ... more   less 
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