This is a completely unique building in a wonderful location. The restoration has been carried out so beautifully, with exposed stone walls set against cool clean cotton and elegant furnishings. The little kitchen has everything you could need, even though we spent most of our time checking out the warren of streets around the area, and dining out on delicious seafood. We only stayed here for a few days, but it very quickly started to feel like home. Alvaro, the convivial and warm host, spent quite a bit of time with us on our arrival, showing us the best places to eat and highlighting little trips in the area we may like to include during our visit. We loved the location, minutes from the more commercial shopping streets in one direction, a stones throw from the funicular to take you down the hill to the extraordinary Dom Luis bridge and farther on to Gaia in the other direction. There is a delicious bakery a couple of minutes away which became our regular breakfast spot.
This is a fascinating city which really surpassed all our expectations. We would absolutely stay at Casa dos Guindais again if we are lucky enough to return.More