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Guest House Douro, Porto 

99–101 Rua Fonte Taurina
Portugal 4050 270
Tel: 351 22 201 5135
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Tucked away behind the Ribeira riverfront in one of Porto's oldest streets, this eight-room charmer in a renovated historic town house has a homey vibe, thanks to its owners, the gregarious live-in couple Carmen Rodriguez and João Fonseca. The uniformly cozy rooms are a low-cost alternative to staying at the four-star Pestana further east along the shore. Ask for one of the four guest rooms with direct views of the Douro and the port wine lodges of Vila Nova de Gaia on the opposite bank (room 202 is a favorite—admittedly small, but with a river-facing balcony). If you value space more than a view, the four street-side rooms are a better bet, and are equipped with bathtubs, to boot. Room decor is consistent throughout—plain white walls, dressed up with ornate mirrors and fancy headboards—and all have free Wi-Fi. The tiny breakfast area accommodates three seatings per morning, serving tasty breads and goodies (choose your time slot the night before). This being Porto, you're served a glass of port on arrival, but if it gives you a taste for a night on the town, be sure to be back before 1 am, when the guest house closes its doors for the night.—Anja Mutić

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