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.
Baixa is the ‘downtown’ neighbourhood of Porto, filled with stunning landmarks, some of the city's best restaurants and a buzzing nightlife.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Porto’s artiest neighbourhood with various art galleries, trendy shops, restaurants, bookshops, record shops, and cafes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Porto's sea-scented residential neighbourhood where the mouth of the douro river meets the Atlantic Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
FeelViana Sport Hotel is an eco-resort in Viana do Castelo, Northern Portugal. With the beach at its doorstep, this hotel is perfect for those looking for an active holiday. There's surfing, biking, kitesurfing, and more. The 55 rooms include wooden bungalows with balconies offering a view of the surrounding nature. There are two indoor and outdoor pools, a steam room, a sauna, spa treatments, a gym, and yoga and Pilates classes.
Terra Rosa Country House & Vineyards is a peaceful agritourism in Ponte Lima surrounded by beautiful vineyards. It was borne out of several father-daughter conversations, who dreamed of transforming the family estate dating back to 1758 into a one-of-a-kind experience. There are seven beautifully designed rooms, a garden with a heated outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a curated shop.
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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