Our family of 4 arrived at Guest House Douro on a rainy afternoon the day after Christmas and we could not have received a warmer welcome from Carmen and Joao. They are the best -- they instantly made us feel at home and like we had known them for years -- they are charming, fun to talk with, and have a great sense of humor. From the moment we crossed the threshold, they went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and well-cared for. This beautiful historic house has been meticulously renovated with a modern and elegant sensibility and everything is maintained in pristine condition. As mentioned by other reviewers, the breakfast is beautiful to behold and delicious to eat. Each day Joao or Carmen helped lay out our itinerary, sent us off with bottled water and umbrellas, and arranged dinner reservations that were spot-on. When we returned in the afternoon and evening, Carmen or Joao offered tea and beverages for our room. Internet connection was great and unlimited. We stayed for 3 wonderful nights, and the morning we had to depart at 6:15 AM, Joao arranged for our taxi, and prepared fresh squeezed orange juice and a picnic breakfast for the road. The 3rd floor set-up worked very well for our family-- we had the floor to ourselves; room 302 with a double bed overlooking the river, and room 301 with twin beds overlooking the street. We're already looking forward to a return visit!
- 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