This B & B is a new addition of the Shiadu Guesthouses, with the others being located in Lisbon. We had stayed in most of the Lisbon locations over the years and were always very pleased. Casa dos Loios is another gem! The building has loving refurbished, perfectly located and staffed by the most amazing, caring people. The breakfast features homemade cakes (Marco's chocolate was baking when we arrived-heavenly), fruit, yogurt, crepes, and much more. Snacks and drinks are available during the day. We had the opportunity to see most of the rooms and all seemed comfortable - well thought out.
What makes this place is the staff. As with other Shiadu properties, the staff are friendly, helpful and well informed. Marco, Inez and Patricia are just incredible and we cannot wait to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa dos Loios by Shiadu offers classy accommodation, with modern touches, in the heart of Porto. The property is a 5-minute walk from the Porto city centre and a 3-minute drive away from the iconic D. Luis I Bridge. The air-conditioned rooms at the Casa dos Loios by Shiadu feature a private bathroom with free toiletries, flat-screen cable or satellite TV, free WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities and a safe. Some rooms also feature a patio. A breakfast buffet is served each morning in the guest house, and can be served in the room at an extra cost. It is a 5-minute walk to the Aliados in the Porto city centre, with many bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. The local specialties include the Francesinha: a typical dish made up of meats, bread, cheese and a rich sauce. The house has a comfortable terrace where guests can take a break and enjoy the scenery while also reading a book from the property's library. Casa dos Loios has a babysitting service available. The Boutique Guesthouse is an 8-minute walk from Batalha and Santa Catarina Street, Porto's main commercial avenue. It is a 4-minute walk to the Sao Bento train station and its distinctive tiled panels with historical themes. Clerigos Tower is a 4-minute walk and the the Galerias Paris nightlife hotspot is a 5-minute walk away, with its many bars, cafes and lively atmosphere. ... more less