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Guest House Douro

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

In all my travels, I've never had the attention to detail and hospitality as we did at Guest House Douro. Carmen and Joao were amazing proprietors and host. I felt as though my family member welcomed me, told me about all the wonderful places to visit, how to get there easily, made reservations at restaurants that had wonderful food and...

Thank Martha L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Loved our stay at the Guest House Douro. As others have commented, Joao and Carmen are excellent hosts and made sure that our stay was enjoyable. The view over the river was terrific. The breakfasts were outstanding and Joao would come sit down afterwards to help us plan our day in Porto. Very memorable stay. Highly recommended.

Thank John A
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

João and Carmen (supported by a skeletal staff) ars just superb hosts! The views are nothing short of spectacular along the river Douro and we can see all the port cellars Taylor's , Graham, Sandeman et. al. from our window. The walk along the river front in the morning or evening are simply magical The breakfasts prepared by João was...

Thank Suee Chieh T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic guesthouse - owners are lovely (fantastic hoss) and the location is perfect. Our room was small, but well appointed. Robes, slippers, toiletries, hairdryer etc. Everything we needed. We all had a cute little balcony off our room. When the buttons kept falling off my coat, the lovely owners kept lending me a wonderful sewing kit. Constant gifts of glasses...

1Thank ElizabethAmy
Miami, Florida
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Guest House Douro is one of the best places I have ever stayed in all my travels. This place has to be in the running for best bed and breakfast in the world. It's cute, it's spotless, it's comfortable and it couldn't be in a better location. But none of that compares to the service that Carmen & Joao give...

2Thank Jeffrey N
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 30 November 2016

There aren't enough good things to say about this hotel - as other reviewers have mentioned. It truly is a special place and we feel fortunate to have been able to stay there. The owners could not have been more kind - treated us like their children, in effect. They made us dinner reservations, got us into port tastings for...

Thank addis450
San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Lovely... stay here! Located on the Douro River with fantastic views of the river and its activities right in the middle of the action, the Guest House Douro is the place to be. The personal owners go out of their way to welcome you and make your stay in Porto a memorable one. Staying in the Ribeira area next to...

8Thank WayneDunlap
Reviewed 24 November 2016

It's hard to write a review when everything was so perfect it makes it hard to describe. We stayed here for 3 nights in room 201 overlooking the street. It had a small step out balcony with a very european view. Carmen and Joao have created without exception the most amazing, quaint and hospitable place we have every stayed. We...

2Thank MissJuly
Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Guest House Douro for 3 nights at the end of September with two other couples. With out exception the warm and friendly hospitality we experienced from Carmen, Joao and Sonia was very special. They made great suggestions for visiting local sites, restaurant reservations, port house tour, as well as a private van tour...

Thank S W
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Never in all our years of travelling have we experienced even close to the levels of hospitality that we received from Carmen, Joao and Sonia at Guest House Douro. This guesthouse is an absolute GEM. It has been lovingly restored by Joao and Carmen, with no expense spared, and with the most amazing attention to detail. Spotlessly clean. Yes, the...

1Thank tuffie448

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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 

Additional Information about Guest House Douro

Address: Rua Fonte Taurina 99 101, Porto 4050-270, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $202 - $288 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Guest House Douro Hotel Porto
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“Room 302 was quiet with a great view of the river and waterfront.”
tmoore6382, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a riverside room - very pretty at night to see lights across the river”
390peggys, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 201 (facing the street) floor has floor to ceiling windows and a small balcony -- extra light!”
  • View from tiny balcony of Room 201
, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get a river-facing room!!!”
tuffie448, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Best views are riverside.”
777garyk, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
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