Carolina greeted us at the door with a bounce and a smile that is the embodiment of the 1872 River House. A converted mansion that is filled with light, joy, and life!
Portugal is a lovely sun-drenched country that has recently seen its international stature sky-rocket. Ever since Madonna purchased her house outside Lisbon; that city has been top-scroll news! Porto is Portugal’s second city. A smaller city that encourages strolls along the Douro river and to take time for oneself.
If you are looking for a charming hotel in Porto, the 1872 River House should be top of your list. Perfectly located in the geographical center of exploration and intimate and tucked away.
There are 8 doll-house rooms. 4 Facing an ancient alley (1-3-5-7) and 4 facing the River (2-4-6-8). We highly recommend confirming yourself in rooms 2, 4, or 6. They offer the best river views with large windows. Rooms 2 & 4 having a terrace as well!
Any of the rooms will grant you easy access to all of Porto. Both banks of the waterfront, and the central area an easy walk. Breakfast was lovely and like everything, served with joy :)
If you are looking for a destination from Porto, consider a night at the Pedras Salgadas nature park. With their mesmerizing tree houses!
A last tip: Finding the 1872 River House for the first time can be a little tough. It is not in an area easily accessible by cars. If you are in a rental; you may consider parking on a main street up on the hill. Then taking a taxi to the hotel!
1872 River House |
A charming hotel in Porto
Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 133
Porto, 4050-080 Portugal