“This beautifully restored heritage hotel is in Porto's old town. Sitting on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the warm, individually styled rooms feature unique artworks; choose from views over the Douro River or Ribeira Square. Be sure to sample the rich wine cellar at this intimate Porto guesthouse.”

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“This beautifully restored heritage hotel is in Porto's old town. Sitting on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the warm, individually styled rooms feature unique artworks; choose from views over the Douro River or Ribeira Square. Be sure to sample the rich wine cellar at this intimate Porto guesthouse.”

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“Previously voted one of the best European holiday destinations, Porto's colourful style, Baroque charm and great wines have made it a go-to city break.

Sitting at the riverside, Gran Cruz House is located in a prime spot for soaking in the sights and sounds of the city. Named after the port producer of the same name, guests receive a complimentary bottle of port upon arrival.

Some of the building's original 16th-century features have been preserved, and the carefully thought-through design of each room allows them to shine through. It's particularly nice that all rooms, regardless of orientation, offer river views.

Be sure to eat at the intimate hotel restaurant overlooking the water, where the hosts can recommend a wine for your meal and will give you local tips for your stay. If there is a quintessential Porto experience, this hotel is surely part of it. ”

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • The bright, summery tones of the riverside rooms are perfect for a stylish city break
  • Foodies
  • Foodies will love the seasonal Portugese food on offer at the hotel's gourmet restaurant
  • Romantic Break
  • Enjoy a glass of wine on your private terrace overlooking the Douro River; an ideal romantic getaway
 

Written by HG Staff

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Wifi
  • Views
  • Safe
  • Shops
  • Bar
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • No pets
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Restaurant
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access

Activities

  • Great walks
  • Take a walk through Ribeira, the historic old town, or stroll along the sunny beaches in Foz
  • Wine tasting
  • Enjoy a Port tasting at one of the many local wine cellars; we recommend Sandeman Cellars
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Luís bridge during your stay, an iconic crossing which spans the River Douro

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Gran Cruz House

This seven-room hotel on Porto’s riverfront is perfect for wine buffs. Owned by port brand Gran Cruz, it overlooks the historic port district of Vila Nova da Guia on the opposite bank and wine themes abound in its elegant traditional décor.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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7 rooms from £108 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • City Style
  • The bright, summery tones of the riverside rooms are perfect for a stylish city break
  • Foodies
  • Foodies will love the seasonal Portugese food on offer at the hotel's gourmet restaurant
  • Romantic Break
  • Enjoy a glass of wine on your private terrace overlooking the Douro River; an ideal romantic getaway
Activities
  • Great walks
  • Take a walk through Ribeira, the historic old town, or stroll along the sunny beaches in Foz
  • Wine tasting
  • Enjoy a Port tasting at one of the many local wine cellars; we recommend Sandeman Cellars
  • Sights nearby
  • Visit the Luís bridge during your stay, an iconic crossing which spans the River Douro
Other highlights
  • Charming
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Views
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Traditional
  • Restaurant
  • Riverside
  • Historic
  • Quirky
  • Child friendly
  • Disabled access
  • Full of character

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