The 27 Best Boutique Hotels and Guesthouses in Porto by Neighbourhood

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September 21, 2022

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The 27 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
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.
Sleek concrete suite with morocan style lamps at Armazém Luxury Housing, a boutique hotel in Porto

Armazém Luxury Housing

A 19th-century iron warehouse lovingly converted into a cool boutique hotel in the heart of Porto, a stone’s throw away from some of our favourite restaurants. There are nine-suites and three-apartments, all uniquely decorated. Definitely one of the best small hotels in Porto, we will be bringing you the full review very soon.


Mo House - Pretty boutique guesthouse located in the historical centre of Porto with a stunning view of the Douro River.

Mo House

Mo House is a pretty boutique guesthouse located in the historical centre of Porto with a stunning view of the Douro River. Bedrooms feature kitchenettes, but a lovely breakfast is also served.

Living room at B28 Apartments, one of the best serviced apartments in the heart of the historical centre in Porto.

B28

B28 are among some of the best serviced apartments in Porto, tucked away on the lovely street Rua de Belomonte in the heart of the historical centre. The apartments are light and airy with minimalist decor, ornate ceilings and hardwood custom doors – not to mention the killer views some of the apartments offer.

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

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 all offer lovely views, either of Porto’s impressive buildings or of the riverside, including. This is a great base for those keen to explore all the tourist sights. And here’s more, brunch is served until 1 pm.

Mouco Hotel - Stay, Listen & Play! One of the latest additions to Porto’s boutique hotel.

Mouco Hotel - Stay, Listen & Play

Mouco Hotel - Stay, Listen & Play! is one of the latest additions to Porto’s boutique hotel scene. There are 62 rooms designed for music lovers or those seeking a different hotel experience. Borrow one of the vinyl players and musical instruments for free, or catch one of the live gigs at the hotel’s own venue. Oh, and there’s a swimming pool too! Bear in mind that the location is a bit out of the historic centre.

Condes de Azevedo Palace Apartments - Lovely serviced apartments are set in a unique renovated 13th-century palace in downtown Porto.

Condes de Azevedo Palace Apartments

These lovely serviced apartments are set in a unique renovated 13th-century palace in downtown Porto. There are ​​19 generously sized apartments and studios, with fully equipped kitchens and access to a shared garden. As a bonus, they offer a 24-hour front-desk service and breakfast is delivered straight to your door.

S.Bento Residences - a hotel unit in Porto offering 16 stylish fully-equipped apartments, each uniquely decorated.

S.Bento Residences

S.Bento Residences offers 16 stylish fully-equipped apartments, each uniquely decorated. Renowned Porto architecture studio Pedra Líquida designed the building. Its origin was an old ruin located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it rises as an extension of the cliff itself. The inside houses comfortable self-catered apartments and a 24-hour reception desk, with concierge service.


Nautical style suite overlooking Gaia, at Gran Cruz House Hotel in Porto

Gran Cruz House

This seven-room hotel boasts picturesque views of the river and the historic Ribeira Square. All rooms have been uniquely decorated by the hand of seven different artists.


Communal area at Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments, one of Porto's best boutique hotels

Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments

A luxury boutique hotel set in an historic building in the heart of Porto, offering 12 deluxe rooms and suites in a former palace, and an additional 11 unique apartments near trendy Rua das Flores.

Village Aparthotel By BOA in Porto

Village Aparthotel By BOA

Village is a carefully designed aparthotel spread over five buildings with a beautiful inner garden overlooking the historic centre of Porto. Each of their homes incorporates Portuguese custom-made furniture, art and lighting influenced by Wabi-sabi aesthetics and Nordic design. Accommodation options range from studios to different types of one or two bedrooms, with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay.

Bedroom with a garden view at Canto de Luz, a boutique hotel located in downtown Porto.

Canto de Luz

Canto de Luz is a boutique hotel located in downtown Porto. The atmosphere is welcoming and the rooms are stylish, blending modern and vintage in a creative way.

Na Travessa Suites - Guesthouse Porto

Na Travessa Suites

Opened in 2021, Na Travessa Suites offers eight suites with fantastic views of the historic centre of Porto. During the renovation, only the old facade of the building and a stone arch at the rear managed to survive. Everything else has been built from the ground up, with sleek modern design, through the use of concrete, wood and stone.

Menina Colina Guesthouse in Porto

Menina Colina Guesthouse

This nine-bedroom guesthouse, set in an incredible 19th century building, offers a prime example of Portuguese arts. Aside from its nine uniquely decorated rooms, highlights include beautiful ceiling stuccos, perfectly renovated ornaments, a marble painted staircase and an old garden with a centenary camellia.

Baumhaus Serviced Apartments Porto - Designer apartments set in a gorgeous four-storey building in the centre of Porto.

Baumhaus Serviced Apartments

Designer apartments set in a gorgeous four-storey building in the centre of Porto. Guests can also enjoy a beautiful garden with an iconic pine tree, perfect for relaxing after a day exploring the city.


Casa do Cativo, a boutique guesthouse set in a renovated 19th-century building featuring a private garden and a swimming pool.

Casa do Cativo

A boutique guesthouse set in a renovated 19th-century building featuring a private garden and a swimming pool. Located in the historical centre of Porto, just a six-minute walk to the iconic Dom Luis I Bridge.


Suite bedroom at Malmerendas Boutique Lodging, a boutique guesthouse set in a 19th-century townhouse in downtown Porto.

Malmerendas Boutique Lodging

Malmerendas Boutique Lodging is set in a 19th-century townhouse in downtown Porto. Each of the four suites and two studios available respects the original design of the house, now in great balance with a comfortable and contemporary decor. Each room offers unique details from one another, featuring exclusive objects and decor mixing past and present.

Myo Design House - Serviced Apartments in Porto

Myo Design House

Designer suites and studios set in a renovated building that was formerly one of the main hospitals in the heart of Porto. Built in 1605, it is a stone’s throw away from the charming Rua das Flores street.


Beautiful swimming pool with superb views of historical Porto, at The Yeatman five-star hotel

The Yeatman

If classic five-star luxury is what you’re looking for then The Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia is the hotel for you. There’s an outdoor and indoor pool (both with incredible views), and a fantastic Spa da Caudalie. All of the 82 rooms offer river views, and a terrace or private balcony.


Boutique Hotels in
Cedofeita

Porto’s artiest neighbourhood with various art galleries, trendy shops, restaurants, bookshops, record shops, and cafes.
Communal living room at Casa do Conto boutique hotel in Porto

Casa do Conto

Casa do Conto (The House of Tales) is a boutique hotel in Porto, located in the emerging Cedofeita area in central Porto. Its original concept was born in 2008 but unfortunately a fire destroyed the building in March 2009, but not the will to complete the project. The House now stands fully proud, nestled between Casa da Música (Oporto’s Concert Hall) and Rua Miguel Bombarda, known to the locals as “the art galleries street”.


Orange neon sign and piano at Tipografia do Conto, a boutique hotel in Porto.

Tipografia do Conto

This stylish typography-themed boutique hotel is the sister venture of Casa do Conto, which is located just a few meters down the road. The skinny 15-metre saltwater pool is a rare find in Porto and will go down a treat on those warmer summer days.

Rosa Et Al Townhouse,  a seven-bedroom traditional townhouse converted into a boutique hotel in Porto.

Rosa Et Al Townhouse

Also located in Porto’s “street of the art galleries” (Miguel Bombarda), this seven-bedroom traditional townhouse converted into a boutique hotel, offers original architecture alongside sleek mid-century furniture and a lovely garden.


On of the rooms at Pensão Favorita, a boutique guesthouse in Porto.

Pensão Favorita

Boutique B&B with a low-key bohemian vibe in Porto’s trendy and arty neighbourhood of Miguel Bombarda. The 12 rooms offer a mix of modern and retro-style furnishings and each has a small lounge area.

Boutique Hotels in
Foz do Douro

Porto's sea-scented residential neighbourhood where the mouth of the douro river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Duas Portas - A family run eight-bedroom boutique guesthouse in Porto.

Duas Portas

Duas Portas is a family run eight-bedroom boutique guesthouse in Porto. It’s set in a beautifully restored 19th-century house with immaculate architecture and a tranquil garden. The interiors are minimalist – mixing bespoke builds, vintage Portuguese style and sleek designer furniture. It’s situated in the residential Foz neighbourhood, directly in front of the mouth of the Douro River: turn left for river views, right for the sea and beaches, or stroll inland to explore the charming and tiny cobbled streets.


Vila Foz Hotel & SPA, a five-star hotel set in a renovated palacete located in the seafront, in the neighbourhood of Foz in Porto.

Vila Foz Hotel & SPA

This five-star hotel is located in the seafront, in the neighbourhood of Foz. It’s set in a renovated palacete (small palace) from the 19th century, alongside a newly-built contemporary looking building, an indoor pool, a spa and a pleasant garden.

Flattered to be in Porto - Serviced Apartments situated in the residential neighbourhood Foz do Douro in Porto.

Flattered to be in Porto

Serviced apartments situated in the residential neighbourhood Foz do Douro, offering sea views and near restaurants and bars. It’s a 15-minute drive to Porto’s centre on the bus or tram (Uber, Taxify etc. widely available). Perfect for those who want to stay off the beaten track – away from the tourist crowds yet close to everything.

Boutique Hotels
near Porto

Spa at FeelViana Sports Hotel in Viana do Castelo.

FeelViana Sports Hotel
– Viana do Castelo

Overlooking the Atlantic Cabedelo Beach, in Viana do Castelo, this recently opened four-star resort is perfect for those seeking active holidays in Portugal, offering a wealth of fitness activities. The sleek bungalows are ideal for families, and watersports lovers will be in for a treat, as the beach is right on your doorstep. A 40-minute drive from Porto.

Terra Rosa Country House & Vineyards, a farm hotel in Ponte Lima, one of the most characterful and charming towns of northern Portugal.

Terra Rosa Country House & Vineyards
– Ponte de Lima

Terra Rosa Country House & Vineyards is a farm hotel in Ponte de Lima, one of the most characterful and charming towns in northern Portugal. Surrounded by vineyards, this project was born out of the family’s desire to share the beauty of their farm. There are seven rooms, three of which are suites with a living room. Highlights include an outdoor heated swimming pool, an outdoor cinema, various farm activities and a well-curated shop selling furniture, decorative objects and handicrafts.

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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 and near Porto right now. We hope you like them as much as we do.

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