district: Mercado do Bolhão
Set in a converted early 20th century townhouse, Malmerendas Boutique Lodging is a chic b&b-style option blending immaculately restored architectural features and contemporary design. It is located in the up-and-coming downtown Porto neighbourhood Mercado do Bolhão, a 3-minute walk from the metro station.
The city’s main shopping street (Rua de Santa Catarina) is just a stone’s throw away. The emblematic São Bento railway station and Clérigos Tower are within a 10-minute walk each, while the Ribeira is a 20-minute walk.
Each of the six suites is individually decorated combining traditional Portuguese textiles with sleek Scandinavian-style furnishings. All feature signature beds, quality linnens, a flat-screen TV and a (silent) air conditioner. Bathrooms have a shower or combined shower/bath, a hairdryer, bathrobes, and slippers. All but the Attic Loft have balconies facing the garden or street, while the Terrace Loft has a large deck.
Breakfast service is available, at an extra fee. There is no restaurant, but meals can be rustled up in the in-room fully equipped kitchenette, using fresh produce from the local 19th-century market, Mercado do Bolhão (300m). The kitchenette comes equipped with a refrigerator and Nespresso coffee machine.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 6 rooms & suites (24-48m2) (258-517 sq ft) • interior design: Joana Coelho, João Almeida • bathroom amenities: Castelbel, Porto • parking possible nearby (charged) • no pets allowed