The Vibe: An imaginative blend of traditional architecture and mid-century design.
The Area: In central Porto, in the Cedofeita neighbourhood full of artists’ studios, galleries and concept stores. The Clérigos Tower is just an 8-minute walk, while Rem Koolhaas’ Casa da Música is a 12-minute walk.
The DNA: Brother-and-sister owners, Patricia and Emanuel, ensure the warmest of welcomes – and you’ll soon feel like one of the family, too. Gourmet brunches with ingredients from the property’s organic produce are served on the ground-floor living area, or in the gardens. Complimentary coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Honesty bar. Collection of books available in the skylight library.In-room spa and massage services are offered on request.
Suite-Me-Up: ROSA ET AL offers six spacious and uniquely decorated suites. Details such as original wooden beams and plasterwork ceilings have been kept and designer and retro furniture pieces were added. Facilities include air conditioning, quality beds and linnens, an iPod dock, an alarmclock and a radio. A complimentary bottle of water and a glass of port are waiting for you. Luxurious open-plan bathrooms feature rainshowers and freestanding tubs, a hairdyer, spa-style robes and slippers.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 6 rooms & suites (27-50m2) (753-538 sq ft) • hotel opened: August 2012 • bathroom amenities: Castelbel • parking possible nearby (charged) • pets allowed