This hotel occupies a Moorish-style building that was once an aristocratic private villa. An iron fence encloses the front courtyard, where trees, vines, and hand-painted tiles surround a fountain. The best rooms look out over the third-floor loggia onto a goldfish-filled basin in the garden. You'll find this well-preserved house (known in Portuguese as an antiga moradia senhoria, meaning "antique manor house") on a busy downtown street leading into the city from Porto. Most of the large guest rooms are old-fashioned; all are equipped with well-maintained bathrooms containing tub/shower combinations. Breakfast is the only meal served.
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