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With all its faded glory and crumbling, ancient buildings, it’s no surprise that there are a fair few renovation opportunities in Porto. Nonetheless, the rather lovely boutique hotel is just that.
Although it opened as a boutique hotel in 2015, the building was previously the home of Araujo & Co – a paper merchant and supplier of bespoke stationary that was founded back in 1829. This handsome building has now been beautifully restored but still maintains many of the original details.
Service here is standout friendly, with staff who will go out of their way to ensure you have a great stay.
A delicious buffet breakfast is available each morning. There is also a bar and restaurant, where you can sample some excellent local fare.
If you fancy eating out, the hotel is within striding distance from many family-run haunts and gourmet eateries. Be sure to check out the lovely little wine and tapas places on the raised walkway by the riverfront.
Given the age of the building, bedrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It's worth noting that the cheaper options are perfect for a night or two, but probably a little cramped if you are planning on being there for any longer. Meanwhile, the Superior rooms are nice and spacious – some even come with roll top bathtubs, though be sure to mention if you prefer your privacy as some bathrooms are rather open-plan.
You're well-set for city-exploring: Porto 1829 Hotel is the focal point of a lovely little square in the central Ribeira district and is only a 5-minute walk from the river. The hotel is also a few minutes’ stroll from Porto Cathedral, one of the city’s oldest and most important Romanesque monuments.