One of the joys of Porto was the Guest House Douro and the owners ,Carmen and Joao. Modern comfortable rooms are arranged in an ancient stone building, that they saved from neglect, and the Douro and history flow steps away! Maps, spread before us ,were highlighted, so we could absorb as much of this remarkable city as our interests and stamina allowed. Breakfast was art, everyday a new sculpture of fruit arranged on a platter that I would devour with my eyes first, then my fork. There were homemade jams and croissants and other temptations too. Flowers arrived if the country garden was cooperative and there were invitations for tea or other libations in the evening. Everyone of their recommendations for dinning, parking, Port or shopping was spot on. They have put their jointly adventurous heart and soul into this and it shows. I felt like Royalty staying with dear Friends!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of historical Oporto, the Guest House Douro offers a unique and personal experience. It is the first and only guesthouse on Oporto's waterfront. Part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site, the G.H.D. enjoys breathtaking vistas. All rooms offer direct views, either of the Douro river, the Dom Luis bridge and the Port lodges that line the riverbank or of the romantic Fonte Taurina, one of the oldest streets of Oporto. Only steps away from an abundance of attractions and historical monuments. Create beautiful memories and let the Guest House Douro be one of them! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Guest House Douro Hotel Porto