A wonderful guesthouse, in a prime location, in a beautiful city! We loved our visit to Porto and it was only enhanced by the charm of Casa dos Guindais. Alvaro was a welcoming host and, although not always on site, was highly responsive to any inquiry sent by text during our stay. We stayed in the Douro room which had a balcony with a view across the the river. The room was cozy and modern with the beautiful old stone work adding character to the decor. A delicious decanter of port waiting for us in the room was a welcomed treat! The location was perfect. We walked in all directions and were pleasantly surprised by what we discovered each day as we explored this amazingly beautiful city. The Sao Beneto train station was an easy 5 minute walk which made catching the train to the Douro Valley for the 2nd part of our holiday incredibly easy. We were most impressed by the warmth and hospitality of the people of Porto...genuinely lovely. We were lucky to be there during the Sao Joao festival which was a ton of fun and a cultural delight...an experience we will not soon forget! The Hot Five Jazz Club is steps away from the guest house and well worth a visit for a night of great music and drinks. Alvaro's suggestion to dine at Ode was spot on...so good we went twice and would enthusiastically recommend! All in all it was a wonderful holiday with many special moments! We look forward to returning to Porto and Casa dos Guindas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa dos Guindais is a XVIII century house, located in the historic center of Oporto, world heritage protected by Unesco near by the Ferdinand Wall, the Cathedral and funicular elevator. The materials used are noble and respect the rules of conservation of historic buildings in the city - Wood, Glass, Iron and Granite. It is composed of 5 independent studio apartments equipped with everything that is essential to make guests feel at home. Details like extra thick doors and windows guarantee both comfort and safety. The rooms have two twin beds, bathroom, kitchenette and access to a romantic garden. ... more less