All nine rooms are generously sized, with a kitchenette and small living area with a TV - this is more like having your own apartment but with breakfast and daily cleaning service. The rooms sleep from two to six people each, making it a great option not just for couples but also for families.
The lovely breakfast includes eggs, smoothies and freshly baked goods, and is served in a communal dining room overlooking a courtyard.
With some of the rooms offering a stunning view over the River Douro, Mo House combines bohemian style with luxury comfort, and we think this guesthouse offers great value.
It’s a gorgeously renovated 17th-century house, very old even by Porto’s standards.
The central location is hard to beat.
Art lovers will enjoy the art books spread around the property.
We love the rooms with river views, as well as the characterful city view.
Bear in Mind
This is a great-value B&B with a laid-back yet warm service - during one of our stays we hardly saw anyone.
It’s a very old house so expect creaky floorboards and charming passages with low ceilings.
To avoid street noise go for a river view, although the noise isn’t bad considering you’re in downtown Porto.
Some of our favourite restaurants, as well as some of Porto’s most iconic sites and the Douro River, are just a short walk away.
Mo House is located right behind Palácio da Bolsa, a former neoclassical stock-exchange palace which boasts one of the most impressive interiors in Porto.
If you’re looking for some post-dinner action, head to the nearby Rua da Galeria de Paris (900m), where bars and partygoers fill the streets until the early hours.
The seaside neighbourhood of Foz do Douro (6km) is a bit further away, and if you enjoy walking or cycling you’ll be in for a treat – simply follow the riverfront until it meets the Atlantic.
Another 4km and you’ll reach Matosinhos beach which is popular among surfers, with a few surf schools and restaurants/cafes with outdoor seating.
Read on to discover more local tips. For more recommendations, check out our Porto TipMap.
Watch the video above which we did with Condé Nast Traveller. In it we talk about Foz do Douro - the seaside neighbourhood in Porto where we grew up. check out the Full article on their website.
You are in Porto so you shouldn't leave without trying a francesinha. Porto's craziest food invention is like a sandwich similar to an elaborate Croque Monsieur. It’s filled with various meats, topped with melted cheese and the chef’s secret spicy sauce. Cufra, Café Santiago, Bufete Fase and Cervejaria Brasão are some of the best places in town to try it, with the latter offering one of the best vegetarian francesinhas in Porto.
Mo House is a boutique guesthouse located in the historic centre of Porto.
The closest airport is Porto Francisco Sá Carneiro airport. From there you can take a taxi (Uber, Bolt etc. widely available), metro, bus or hire a car.
Porto (OPO) – 20km
Lisbon (LIS) – 309km
Faro (FAO) – 552km
São Bento Train Station is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
© Photos by JO&SO and courtesy of Mo House.
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