The 28 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto by Neighbourhood

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April 20, 2024
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The 28 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto by Neighbourhood

Porto in is our hometown as well as the country’s biggest city after capital Lisbon. It’s a beautiful old city built on steep hills, famous for its Port wine.

Below is a mix of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto we have visited and love, plus those on our radar - divided by the following neighbourhoods:

Boutique Hotels in Porto's Baixa and Ribeira

Baixa is the ‘downtown’ neighbourhood of Porto, filled with stunning landmarks, some of the city's best restaurants, and a buzzing nightlife. Scroll down to discover some of the best boutique hotels in Porto's Baixa and Ribeira neighbourhoods.

Armazém Luxury Housing
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Armazém Luxury Housing

Armazém Luxury Housing is a cool boutique hotel in the heart of Porto. It's set in an old iron warehouse from the 19th century, offering industrial warehouse vibes and cosiness without compromising on either. There are nine suites and three apartments, all uniquely decorated. Definitely one of the best small hotels in Porto.

This 19th-century iron warehouse has been lovingly converted into Armazém Luxury Housing, a boutique hotel in the heart of Porto.

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Mo House
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Mo House

Mo House is a restored 17th-century townhouse turned boutique guesthouse in the heart of Porto. With nine generously sized rooms, each with a kitchenette and a small living area, this guesthouse offers good value for couples and families. Breakfast is served in a communal dining room overlooking a courtyard. Some rooms offer stunning views of the Douro River. Art books are scattered throughout the property, and the location in central Porto is hard to beat. Note that the house is full of character and charm, so expect creaky floorboards and unique architectural details.

Mo House is a pretty boutique guesthouse located in the historical centre of Porto, offering a stunning view of the Douro River.

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B28 Apartments
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B28 Apartments

B28 Apartments are set in an authentic 17th-century Porto bourgeois building which has been renovated with extreme care to bring back its original splendour. The seven fully equipped apartments are flooded with light and are beautifully decorated. We love the minimalist decoration, intricate ornate ceilings and hardwood custom doors. These are among some of the best serviced apartments in the centre of Porto, and we highly recommend them.

B28 Apartments offers seven beautiful and spacious boutique apartments, tucked away on a lovely street in the historic centre of Porto.

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Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments
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Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments

Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments is a luxury boutique hotel in the historic centre of Porto that caters to those who seek more than just a room key. With elegant rooms and suites in a former palace on Rua de Mouzinho de Silveira and exclusive apartments on Rua das Flores, the hotel offers a unique and historic accommodation experience. The 12 rooms and suites are themed after continents, while the 11 apartments are named after exotic materials brought back by explorers.

Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments is a luxury boutique hotel set in a historic building in the heart of Porto, near trendy Rua das Flores.

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Village by BOA
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Village by BOA

A 19th-century neighbourhood in Porto has been turned into 40 accommodation units across five restored buildings. Village by BOA features fully furnished apartments ranging from one to two bedrooms, designed with natural materials and a neutral colour scheme. The hotel's web app allows guests to manage reservations and book tours, while The Space, a penthouse venue atop the building, hosts exclusive boutique events.

Village by BOA’s 40 serviced apartments span five beautifully restored buildings in a historic neighbourhood of Porto.

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Exmo. Hotel
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Exmo. Hotel

Exmo. Hotel is a 16-room boutique hotel set in a gorgeous 14th-century building in the Ribeira neighbourhood, a stone’s throw away from the bustling riverfront. The rooms offer lovely views, either of Porto's magnificent buildings or the riverside. Exmo. Hotel's central location provides an excellent starting point for those exploring the city's best sights. And here's more, there's no rush to get out of your comfy beds - brunch is served until 1 pm.

Exmo. Hotel is a 16-room boutique hotel set in a gorgeous 14th-century building in the Ribeira neighbourhood.

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Canto de Luz
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Canto de Luz

Canto de Luz is a downtown Porto boutique guesthouse with bright and colorful interiors. Accommodation options include six spacious suites, three self-contained apartments, and a two-bedroom villa with a pool. All the rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and colorful original artworks. The homemade organic breakfast is made with the best and freshest local ingredients.

Canto da Luz features spacious suites, self-contained apartments, and a villa with a pool, all set in a former merchant’s townhouse in downtown Porto.

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Boutique Hotels in Porto's Cedofeita

Porto's artiest neighbourhood is dotted with various art galleries, trendy shops, restaurants, bookshops, record shops, and cafes. Scroll down to discover some of the best boutique hotels in Porto's Cedofeita neighbourhood.

Tipografia do Conto
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Tipografia do Conto

Tipografia do Conto is a stunningly designed boutique hotel located in the emerging neighbourhood of Cedofeita in central Porto. The hotel's impressive design combines modernist architecture and vintage designer furniture with remarkable engraved texts in low relief on the concrete ceilings. There are 10 small but perfectly designed rooms and generous communal areas, including a library, living room, restaurant, and a garden with a 15-meter saltwater pool.

Tipografia do Conto is a stunning boutique hotel with small but perfectly designed rooms, generous communal areas and a 15-metre saltwater pool.

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Casa do Conto
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Casa do Conto

Casa do Conto is a striking boutique hotel in Porto's emerging Cedofeita neighbourhood. Originally a 19th-century townhouse destroyed by a fire, the hotel is a stunning example of modernist architecture designed by owner and architect Alexandra Coutinho. The spacious concrete suites are furnished with a mix of designer and period pieces, and guests can enjoy a cosy living room and garden and a delicious home-cooked breakfast. The hotel is slightly outside the historical centre but within walking distance of major attractions.

Casa do Conto is a boutique hotel in Porto, housed in a striking building with concrete suites and a mix of designer and period furniture.

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Rosa Et Al Townhouse
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Rosa Et Al Townhouse

Rosa Et Al Townhouse is a seven-bedroom boutique hotel, housed in an 18th-century townhouse, boasting sleek mid-century furniture, a garden, and all-day brunch made. The townhouse also features a coffee shop, restaurant, concept store, outdoor patios, and a luminous skylight private library. It is run by siblings Emanuel and Patrícia and was a pioneer in the Bombarda neighbourhood and one of the first boutique hotels in Porto.

Rosa Et Al Townhouse is a small boutique hotel set in an 18th-century townhouse, with sleek mid-century furniture, a garden and all-day brunch.

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Boutique Hotels in Porto's Foz do Douro

Foz do Douro is Porto's sea-scented residential neighbourhood, where the mouth of the Douro River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Scroll down to discover some of the best boutique hotels in Porto's Foz do Douro neighbourhood.

Duas Portas
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Duas Portas

Duas Portas is a family-run eight-bedroom boutique hotel in Porto. It's set in a beautifully renovated 19th-century townhouse with a tranquil garden, located directly in front of the mouth of the river Douro, a stone's throw from the beach. The interiors are minimalist – mixing bespoke builds, vintage Portuguese and sleek designer furniture.

Facing the mouth of the Douro River and just a stone's throw from the sea, Duas Portas is a perfectly restored townhouse boutique hotel.

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Vila Foz Hotel & Spa
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Vila Foz Hotel & Spa

Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is a luxurious 19th-century manor house facing the Atlantic in Porto's seaside neighbourhood of Foz do Douro. The five-star hotel has 68 rooms and suites, two Portuguese restaurants by Chef Arnaldo Azevedo, and an excellent spa with an indoor pool, steam room, sauna, and gym. Many rooms offer sea views, and the breakfast features Moët & Chandon and oysters.

Facing the Atlantic, Vila Foz Hotel & Spa is a five-star hotel set in a renovated manor house in the residential neighbourhood of Foz do Douro.

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Flattered to be in Porto
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Flattered to be in Porto

Flattered to be in Porto offers beautifully designed serviced apartments located by the beach in the seaside district of Foz do Douro. The five uniquely decorated apartments were renovated by local architects Barbosa & Guimarães. Design lovers will admire the bespoke bookcases, vintage furniture, designer lighting, and sumptuous fabrics. Some of the apartments enjoy lots of natural light and sea views.

Flattered to be in Porto offer beautifully designed serviced apartments situated by the beach.

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Boutique Hotels in Porto's Vila Nova de Gaia

Vila Nova de Gaia is the area on the south bank of the Douro River in Porto, home to the city's world-famous port wine cellars. Scroll down to discover the best boutique hotel in Vila Nova de Gaia.

The Rebello Hotel & Spa
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The Rebello Hotel & Spa

The Rebello Hotel stems from the transformation of several stone factory buildings that provide breathtaking views of the Douro River and Porto’s historical centre. The Rebello boasts 103 suites, studios and rooms, a restaurant, an Ancient Roman-style spa, and a rooftop bar. The hotel’s name honours Porto's legacy of port wine warehousing and the traditional wooden cargo boats, called rabelos, that once sailed its waters.

The Rebello Hotel & Spa is spread over four 19th-century industrial buildings with stunning views of the Douro River and Porto's historic centre.

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So there you go, those are what we consider to be some of the Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto right now. We hope you like them as much as we do. You might also want to check out our articles The Best Hotels in Porto and The Best Hotels in Portugal.

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Joana and Sofia

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