Welcome to Your Home in Porto – Canto De Luz!
My beautiful restored Merchant’s townhouse has 8 spacious suites and is the result of a loving restoration in the heart of Porto’s old town in a quiet cobbled street running parallel to the square of Porto town hall.
Behind the traditional tiled façade is a modern architectural gem, created around an atrium that floods the building with natural light. The property is filled with custom-made furniture, original art, premium appliances and fun gadgets.
Operated as one of Porto’s most successful Guest Houses, and consistently in the top 3 on various review platforms and Traveller’s Choice winner year on year, Canto de Luz is also available for exclusive occupation, where the whole space becomes yours to welcome friends and families or work colleagues travelling together as a private Maison.
Our rate includes Daily HouseKeeping service and Breakfast served at your table each day.
Our breakfasts have become the stuff of legend. They change daily according to the season and produce available in our local markets – always homemade with love.
Ideal for those who want a relaxing and luxurious place to stay which is a world apart from the chain hotels and poor quality accommodation otherwise available.
Portuguese health laws prohibit guests from using our main kitchen, but our Private Chef is available to cater for your group if required. You also have access to the kitchens in the City Retreat and Urban retreat which are perfect for preparing light meals and both are equipped with Dishwasher, Microwave, Oven, Induction Hob, Washer Dryer and more.
Our 3 apartment suites - City Retreat and Urban Retreat 1 and 2 feature 50 inch Smart TVs with Free Netlfix and OnDemand streaming from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. Urban Retreat 1 also features an Xbox with two controllers and is loaded with a range of games.
LOCATION - Could NOT be better!
• At the heart of the old town in the renowned Rua Almada a quiet cobbled road that runs parallel to one of the main squares in Porto
• Trindade Metro station is just around the corner
• Walk Everywhere – 5-7 mins walk to Avenida dos Aliados, Torre dos Clérigos, Rua das Flores, Ribeira and the riverfront, and the beautiful São Bento train station are all a stone’s throw from our door
• We are lucky to be surrounded by great shops, amazing restaurants to suit every taste, quirky antique and vintage shops
• Excellent supermarket, bike rental, cafes, bakery, fromagerie (cheese shop) and Vinoteca (Portuguese wine shops) are all 2 mins walk
RELAX IN LUXURY
Creature Comforts in your suite
① 7 suites feature Super King 180cm/6ft wide double bed which can split into two twins if required for friends or kids. 1 features a Queen Double. Sleeps 16 in beds.
② Luxury Linens to dream the night away
③ We can accommodate 15 more guests in 13 sofa beds across the suites plus a day bed in Urband Retreat that converts to a Double bed for 2 more.
④ Blackout Shutters ensure a peaceful night sleep and not being woken at dawn
⑤ USA / UK / Euro Sockets and 6 way USB Charger for keep your devices going after a day exploring the Douro Valley region
⑥ Fully centrally heated and Air Conditioned – stay warm in winter with our eco wood pellet boiler and radiator central heating (rare in Porto) and cool in summer with each suite fully air-conditioned.
⑦ Daily Housekeeping and Bed Making
⑧ Amazon Alexa with Unlimited Music Streaming in the Kitchen and all 4 suites.
⑨ Nespresso Coffee, Kettle with English Breakfast & herbal teas, Fresh filtered water.
Creature Comforts in your bathroom
① Luxury Rituals Cosmetics incl Shower Gel, Handwash, Shampoo and Conditioner
② Large Fluffy Luxury bath towels with heated towel rails (when central heating on)
③ High-pressure hot water from the new eco-friendly air source heating system & solar panels
④ Luxury doesn’t have to mean squandering precious resources – we use Solar Power, Air Source heating, Wood Pellet Central Heating and more to mean you can enjoy staying without it having to dwell on your conscience
① No stress travelling with your baby or toddler so everyone enjoys Porto
② We have two Baby Cots (Crib in US), available for free
③ Baby High Chairs, Baby Plates and Cutlery are all ready and waiting
RELAXING CHEZ VOUS
Our beautiful Orangerie & Garden
① Our Orangerie is the perfect space for family reunions and meals catered for you by our private chef.
② Our Wooden deck is a great place to enjoy the sunset and a glass of wine
③ Our Garden is a magical retreat in the heart of the city where lemons and pomegranates grow.
Business Ready / Staying In touch
① 500mb real speed Fibre to the router Internet
② Strong Wifi signal throughout
③ Full Fire Protection system featuring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in rooms and public areas
④ International Sockets for US, UK and European plugs in each bedroom (220v) with 6 x USB Ports for charging devices
⑤ Self Check-in / Keyless access using your personal pin code for the building and each suite.
Getting Ready for your Night Out on the town
① Iron & Ironing Board
② Powerful Hairdryer
③ Large golf umbrellas just in case there is a shower.