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.
Taking a cue from its historical industrial setting, lead designer Daniela Franceschini of the Lisbon-based Quiet Studios infused the interiors with a blend of creativity referencing its storied past. The studio curated fine art from various artists and galleries while sourcing vintage items. They designed most of The Rebello's furniture, including pieces for the rooms and spa, encompassing lighting, rugs, mirrors, and other decorative elements.
A brief walk from The Rebello leads to the historic port houses. Continue for another five minutes, and you'll cross the iconic Ponte Luis I bridge, entering Porto's city centre and the UNESCO-listed Ribeira riverfront neighbourhood.