Our stay at Guest House Douro was perfect from beginning to end. Carmen and Joao are the consummate hosts and make certain that no detail (no matter how minor) is overlooked. Although they make everything seem effortless, it's evident that a lot of hard work goes on behind the scenes.
With an excellent location on the Douro River, Guest House Douro is more of a small boutique hotel than a guest house. Each room has its own special look and rooms at the back of the house enjoy delightful river views. Although small in size, all rooms are well designed and packed with every comfort. Terry cloth robes and slippers, lavender-scented sheets, fresh-cut flowers, and original art are among the extras that you'll find in every room. Carmen also offers a welcome glass of port every afternoon when you return from sightseeing.
Joao's talents in the breakfast room are evident every morning. His fruit plates are works of art as well as being delicious. A basketful of pastries, breads, and homemade jams is accompanied by freshly squeezed orange juice and brewed-to-order coffee and tea. Cold cuts and local cheeses with membrillo round out the breakfast menu.
Ultimately, however, it's Carmen and Joao that make Guest House Douro so amazing. Their genuine friendliness and their enthusiasm for what they do makes you feel as if you're returning home at the end of the day - and not to a hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Guest House Douro Hotel
- Guest House Douro Hotel Porto
- 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