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8 rooms from $206 per night

“A cosy blue-tinted utopia with gorgeous views over the Douro river. Wonderfully designed and decorated following extensive renovation in 2014, and accessed via a dazzling stained-glass hallway. Enormous range of breakfast options including fresh local produce. A perfect location for a tranquil stay.”

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“A cosy blue-tinted utopia with gorgeous views over the Douro river. Wonderfully designed and decorated following extensive renovation in 2014, and accessed via a dazzling stained-glass hallway. Enormous range of breakfast options including fresh local produce. A perfect location for a tranquil stay.”

Hotel Overview

“The steep banks of the Douro in the coastal town of Porto are always a sight to behold, and luckily the 8 rooms at 1872 River House have the best seats in the house. After a fire destroyed much of the inside of this wonderful pink waterfront mansion, a renovation in 2014 saw it restored to its former glory. Under owner Teresa's management, the remodelling has left each of the hotel's 8 rooms with unique and charming details from the original design, including bold stone and brick work tastefully framing the Egyptian-cotton-sheeted beds. Other room features include a pop-up TV cabinet and exquisite marble-covered bathrooms with waterfall showers. The hotel's superbly presented breakfast is a highlight, with an array of local cheeses and meats to go with your cinnamon-topped cappuccino. In the evenings, guests can take stock of the day with a glass of the unlimited free beer in the hotel's dining room, as the sun sets over the city's famous port cellars on the Douro's southern bank. A beacon of sublime serenity in Porto's most beautiful district.”

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Boasting a prime riverside position, walking distance from the UNESCO historic centre.
  • Hideaway
  • Tucked down a narrow sidestreet, 1872 River House is an ideal hidey hole for those looking for a blissful retreat.
 

Written by Gabriel Power

Facilities

  • Parking
  • Charges apply.
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Views over the Douro
  • No pets
  • Bicycle hire
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast served.
  • Wifi
  • Child friendly

Activities

  • Sailing
  • Take a boat ride along the Douro.
  • Local markets
  • Get lost in the famed Mercado do Bolhão (market) between the barnacles and the pigs hooves.
  • Wine tasting
  • Experience a tour and a tasting at one of the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the World Heritage sight of Ribeira with its baroque churches and pretty townhouses.

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1872 River House Porto, Portugal

A small and welcoming river-front hotel at the heart of Porto’s old town. The interiors are cosy, there's a lounge with river views, and a lovely little terrace bar in summer. Rooms have appealing touches, like chandeliers and inglenook fireplaces. The generous all-day continental breakfast is a serious plus.

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8 rooms from $206 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • Boasting a prime riverside position, walking distance from the UNESCO historic centre.
  • Hideaway
  • Tucked down a narrow sidestreet, 1872 River House is an ideal hidey hole for those looking for a blissful retreat.
Activities
  • Sailing
  • Take a boat ride along the Douro.
  • Local markets
  • Get lost in the famed Mercado do Bolhão (market) between the barnacles and the pigs hooves.
  • Wine tasting
  • Experience a tour and a tasting at one of the port lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Sights nearby
  • Explore the World Heritage sight of Ribeira with its baroque churches and pretty townhouses.
Other highlights
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Views over the Douro
  • No restaurant
  • Breakfast served.
  • Luxury
  • Townhouse
  • Boutique
  • Riverside
  • Historic
  • Child friendly
  • Traditional
  • Charming

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