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Casa dos Guindais

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The location was perfect; walking distance to almost everything. Close to bus stops and the Yellow Bus tour as well. The house has a lot of character and is very well maintained. Rooms are cozy and very clean. Would highly recommend!

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Novato, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This property is a perfect place for a base to explore Porto. High above the river and a convenient walk from the metro. The stairs leading from the river were a great way to burn off our large meals. Alvaro, the owner, gave great advice on where to visit and eat, including a perfect bakery for breakfast just a block... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

I have been enjoying my staying greatly at Pateo. Nice atmosphere and great property. Thank you very much for your hospitality. However, I have in trouble in checkout. I asked you rethinking the instruction for checkout. When I checked out, following the instruction, first of all, I leave the key in my room. The room door is auto rocked. But... More 

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Thank ETSUJI Y
Guindais, Owner at Casa dos Guindais, responded to this review

First let me thank you for your feedback and it´s good to know that you have had a good time in Porto and also enjoyed our house. The front door closes with the string mechanism alone and you only need a key to open from the inside if it´s locked; in this case you need your house key attached to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The location is very convenient for exploring Porto. Above the river and below the main square, you can walk easily to either. If you arrive by train, try to go to Sao Bento station. It is a short walk from there. The home is at the end of a dead-end street behind a non-descript door. Inside is a very modern... More 

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Guindais, Owner at Casa dos Guindais, responded to this review

Thank you so much Ben for your " great" and kind words! We work hard to please guests like yourselves so it means a lot to us and our modest Casa We hope to have the pleasure of meeting you again in the future. Buonna giornata Álvaro More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This place was amazing and the owners very accommodating. Our flight got delayed and we arrived during the city's biggest festival of the year which caused an even bigger delay. They had someone waiting for us at nearly 3am to give us the key to the room. The building and rooms are renovated, clean and just the right size. We... More 

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Guindais, Owner at Casa dos Guindais, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback..most appreciated! Hope to see in the" near" future back in our Casa! Cheers Francisca and Álvaro More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The residence is just amazing. I don't think there is a better more uniquely Porto place to stay. The building and room is a combination for old school castle meets modern updated amenities. It's very clean and comes with a complimentary 1/2 L of Port (that's amazing) upon arrival. There is a backyard garden area that's available to guests as... More 

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Guindais, Owner at Casa dos Guindais, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words as it means a lot to us realizing you enjoyed our house and noticed the effort to keep the old family charm into it. Iam the same, sweet blood I guess... you can not open a window if you are not in the dark, that is portuguese mosquito( summer) policy... Hope you... More 

Llandrillo, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We stayed in the Escadas room and found it to be spacious, immaculate and in a quiet and very central location. Choice of three breakfast cafès a few minutes walk away as is the terminus of the line 22 of the historic tram and the Guindais funicular. We will recommend these apartments to our friends

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We just enjoyed 3 great nights at this lovely old home and can highly recommend it. The rooms are not big but they have made the very best with keeping the charm of this very old home. Checkin was thorough and helpful, the room was extremely well appointed with all you need. Definitely a great way to enjoy the old... More 

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Guindais, Owner at Casa dos Guindais, responded to this review

Hi Darren and thank you for your kind words...I must say you had latin neibhours and like wise ,together with Saint John popular street parties you can easily return quite late with the associated noise of entering home. I was pleased to meet you and I think you will be back realizing that Porto and the North has much to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We stayed two nights in late May. Though non-descript from the outside, inside its a gem of a renovated old stone family house. The location high on the hill above the Douro is great, just off the old town centre. A great spot to explore the city from. The owner is very helpful and responsive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We spent a week in this lovely apartment which has been recently converted. Álvaro is so helpful. He was concerned when we turned up late. Complimentary bottle of wine, bread and local cheese all part of the service. If you haven't been to Porto before it is a bit hilly, but the apartment is in a good position for the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Casa dos Guindais is a XVIII century house, located in the historic center of Oporto, world heritage protected by Unesco near by the Ferdinand Wall, the Cathedral and funicular elevator. The materials used are noble and respect the rules of conservation of historic buildings in the city - Wood, Glass, Iron and Granite. It is composed of 5 independent studio apartments equipped with everything that is essential to make guests feel at home. Details like extra thick doors and windows guarantee both comfort and safety. The rooms have two twin beds, bathroom, kitchenette and access to a romantic garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa dos Guindais

Address: Rua Arnaldo Gama 72, Porto 4000-094, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $50 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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