Old buildings in Ribeira district of Porto on the bank of Douro river, Portugal

There are some wonderful stylish guesthouses and boutique hotels in Porto that will make your experience of the city even more memorable and unique.

To make it easier for you to choose where to stay, I’ve selected 10 of the best boutique accommodations in Porto city centre. Whether you’re looking for the best guesthouse in Porto or the most stylish boutique hotel, you’ll find it here.

It’s too difficult to rank them so pick whichever appeals to your taste and budget the most.

Each of these unique properties offer aesthetically pleasing, high quality materials, designer furnishings and delightfully quirky touches as well as ultra-personalised service. All are in safe neighbourhoods and within walking distance of key attractions.

If you’re looking for a luxury stay in Porto or elsewhere in Portugal, read my Best luxury villas in Portugal post for some great ideas.

If you’d like some great ideas to make your stay in Porto special, check out my 40 Of The Most Amazing Things To Do In Porto post.

If you prefer to choose your accommodation based on a specific Porto neighbourhood, please take a look at my Where To Stay In Porto Guide for a wide range of options.

1. Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments

Palms, sculptures and flags in the entrance to Torel 1884 Suites and Apartments, Porto, Portugal
Palms, sculptures and maps in the entrance to Torel 1884 Suites and Apartments, Porto, Portugal

For a special stay in Porto with plenty of space, go to Torel 1884 Suites & Apartments. The floors and rooms of this former palace are themed around the continents that were reached by Portuguese explorers and the weird and wonderful materials they brought back. These are displayed with modern design flair; you’ll find exotic palms, gold finishes and impressive architecture throughout, creating an enticing ambience.

Customer service is exceptional and the staff will go out of their way to help however they can. Find time to enjoy a drink in the upstairs library or explore the impressive wine cellar in a bank vault behind the ground floor bar and Bartolomeu Wine Bistro restaurant.Choose your room or apartment

2. Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel

Right in the heart of the city’s historical centre you’ll find the lovely Porto A.S. 1829 Hotel located in a beautiful building that was once a historical stationery shop.

The tastefully renaovated property offers a touch of luxury and design flair in all of the rooms, with some offering scenic Porto views. The onsite Galeria do Largo Restaurant is also a great place to enjoy a wonderful meal. View full details and see photos.

3. 1872 River House boutique guesthouse

Bedroom overlooking the Douro River at 1872 River House boutique hotel in Porto
Bedroom overlooking the Douro River at 1872 River House boutique hotel in Porto

Located right in front of the Douro River, 1872 River House gives wonderful scenic views over the riverside area. Many of the rooms blend gorgeous stonework with a clean classical look and offer either city or river views.

Staff are remarkably attentive and helpful and the breakfasts are amazing. This is a small, cosy accommodation and understandably popular so book well in advance, especially if you want to be overlooking the river.

Book a room with a river view – while you can!.

4. Malmerendas Boutique Lodging

Close to the iconic Bolhao Market is Malmerendas Boutique Lodging. All of the suites and studios are designed with the history of the building in mind but using a clean contemporary decor. You can enjoy a peaceful garden and your own kitchenette is ideal for those little snacks.

The hosts are very helpful and everything you need is close at hand. If you like big baths get a suite on the first floor and enjoy a lovely claw-foot bathtub. Check availability.

5. Rosário Luxury Suites in Porto’s arts district

Garden at Oporto Collection Rosário Luxury Suites
Garden at Oporto Collection Rosário Luxury Suites

Oporto Collection Rosário – Luxury Suites in Porto is a typical 19th century bourgeois house, located in the arts district, which has been lovingly converted into luxury accommodation. Some of the spacious suites have a balcony with a garden or street view.

The garden is a charming oasis of green and calm and you can choose to have the varied and delicious breakfast in your suite or outdoors.

Free private parking is possible nearby, with a reservation. The very hospitable and friendly hosts will make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. See reviews and details.

6. Mo House boutique guesthouse

Bedroom with river views at Mo House boutique hotel in Porto
Bedroom with river views at Mo House boutique hotel in Porto

Mo House, one of the best boutique hotels in Porto, combines bohemian style with luxury comfort. You can choose from 9 rooms or apartments with many original features, from 18th century windows to oak ceiling beams. It’s located in a quiet street but very close to all amenities.

There is a relaxing outside patio area, and an elevator. Diana is a very attentive host and will go out of her way to help. See more photos and choose your room.

7. White Box Boutique House

Bedroom at White Box House, a boutique guesthouse in Porto
Bedroom at White Box House

The White Box Boutique House is chic and spacious comprising of 6 rooms, all with charming decor.  There’s a lovely mixture of contemporary alongside historical Porto charm. The beds are huge and comfy and the staff very welcoming.

It’s well placed for all amenities but if stairs are an issue for you be sure to book a room on one of the lower floors. Find a room to suit you.

8. Cocorico Luxury Guest House

If you like colourful, unique places to stay, Cocorico Luxury Guest House is worth checking out. They have a selection of 10 rooms and suites all decorated with marvellous colour schemes reflecting tranquility, relaxation, nature and many more themes, achieved through a blending of exquisite veils and curtains. Some rooms have beautifully stuccoed ceilings, too.

There’s a charming outdoor patio and and onsite restaurant. It’s an ideal place for both couples and families. See photos and full description here.

9. Maison Cabral

Choose from a wide range of studios and rooms, many with garden and pool views, at Maison Cabral. Located in a relatively quiet part of town, this guesthouse has trendy and elegant rooms but one of the main attractions is the hospitality. The staff really make a big effort to welcome you.

As mentioned there’s a small outdoor pool and the garden is the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring. Take a look at the photos and choose your room.

View of Pool and garden at Maison Cabral, Porto
Pool and garden at Maison Cabral, Porto

10. Descobertas Boutique Hotel Porto

In the heart of Porto’s historic center, Descobertas Boutique Hotel offers the chance to feel like an explorer. Everything is inspired by what the Portuguese navigators found when they arrived in those far off shores so the hotel is a lovely blend of the old and modern. The rooms are spacious and clean and breakfast is excellent. Check out the rooms.

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