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The White Box House

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Puylaurens, France
Reviewed 21 October 2015

What strikes you on arrival at The White Box House in Oporto is not just the warmth of the welcome. It is also that Alex and his two co-owners had a clear and consistent vision, and how well they have made this vision a reality. Adopting a minimalist approach to the refurbishment and decoration - stripping away extraneous features not...

Thank RogerBudd
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This guesthouse is chic and very affordable, with a mix of standard rooms and hostel style, located right in the center of Porto on the best known pedestrian shopping street. With only 6 rooms it creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere, cozy and relaxed, allowing contact with the local culture in a more intimate way. It's housed in a building from the...

Thank tesiab
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful house in a lovely location. Very helpful owners! It is very clean. Each morning there is a wonderful breakfast with homemade jams and cakes. Would recommend to anyone visiting Porto looking for a friendly, and budget friendly place to stay!

Thank Julia W
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

I hardly write review for anyone but this place is really nice so I decided I should . Stayed there 3 night such a beautiful house with most amazing people when you stay there you can see how genuine people they are. very friendly and well situated . I am thankful for their hospitality:)

Thank iffi2014
Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK
Reviewed 5 July 2015

We have just enjoyed 5 nights at The White Boc House. It is a fantastic place to stay. This restored town house is just stunning, the thought and care taken to restore her is amazing. Bedrooms are minimalistic, but very comfortable. Rooms come with air con as standard, the beds are very comfortable and all linens are of the best...

Thank Andyfresh
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The White Box House was the perfect base for me during my three days in Porto. The price was definitely right, it was spotlessly clean, and the owner and staff were so kind and helpful. Upon arrival, the owner, Alex, showed me how everything in the room worked. I had to rush out to a pre-booked food and wine tour,...

Thank travelartgirl
Vasto, Italy
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Every aspect of our stay at this property was suberb. Our room was comfortable, clean, well appointed and attended to on a daily basis with cleaning, fresh bath linens and new drinking water. The staff was outstanding in every way: courteous, helpful, friendly and very professional. They helped with dinner spot recommendations and reservations, but really top notch. The breakfasts...

Thank jjnbandon
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I really wanted to like the white box house more than I did. I booked it based on the great reviews but was disappointed overall with the room. I've stayed in many small hotels with small rooms that I've liked very much, but felt that the rooms here were lacking in amenities and charm, though they could be easily improved...

4Thank Seala
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Alex greeted us with a warm welcome. He took lots of time to explain how easy it is to explore Porto. All his recommendations were spot on. The place is really cute and spacious and tastefully decorated. Great location with lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Alex and stuff.

1Thank benny5917
Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

The perfect hotel if your looking for a clean and cozy place to sleep with a helpful staff treating you like family. We recommend this to everybody who wants to visit Porto and likes a place to come home to in the evening.

Thank Ruben C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Box House is a typical Oporto house dating from the beginning of the 20th century, which has been refurbished and modernised for fitting general standards of comfort without losing the charm of a period building. The White Box House is situated in the centre, on its best known pedestrian shopping street, where one can find the emblematic Cafe Majestic and which has easy access to the underground railway (2 minute walk), railways and buses. It is the ideal starting point to explore the city during the day and its busy nightlife in the evening as it is located near the main tourist attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Box House

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 575, Porto 4000-453, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: £52 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“I would say room 6 is the best. (maybe for room 5 too but I only experienced the room 6)”
ccpage28, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The two-room (double + 2 singles) suite was heavenly.”
tomfA8293RY, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rear rooms are really quiet, front less so, but you are in a city. I'd pack ear plugs just in case!”
  • Rear room 4, this room has a large bathroom with double sink
  • Front room, second bedroom of family suite
Andyfresh, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Top floor is very quiet, and staff will handle your luggage up the three flights of stairs!”
travelartgirl, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 is the largest, but has more stairs to access.”
jjnbandon, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
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