I initially booked this weekend away for my partners birthday, but then decided to extend the invitation to my best friend and her husband as a wedding gift. We had an amazing weekend of fine dining and port tasting... Unfortunately this didn't allow us enough time to visit the old town and the sites that Porto has to offer, so we are using this as an excuse to go back next year and we will definitely stay at Guest House Douro again. Joao and Carmen are very knowledgeable of the sites and will help point you in the direction of whatever it is that interests you.
The Guest House is in the perfect location for the cafes and restaurants along the Douro and the Port cellars are a 20 minute walk across the bridge, all conveniently located within a square half mile. Guest House Duoro itself is absolutely perfect. Carmen and Joao create a lovely relaxing atmosphere, make you feel very very welcome, almost as old friends visiting for the weekend, without being intrusive. A free glass of white port on arrival was very welcome and the breakfasts are absolutely beautiful, fruit creations, lovely bread rolls, cakes and jams.
We will definitely return.
- 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