When arriving in Porto, we took the bus over to Foz, a beautiful residential area of the city, and checked into 4Rooms, a Bed & Breakfast hotel which has gained quite a lot of attention during recent years.
4Rooms is located on a small, narrow, cobble stoned street in the old Foz, which locals like to describe as the real Porto.
“Nobody lives in the center of Porto, instead, people live in Foz, and staying in this area will give you a very different experience compared to the center”, says our host Katrina.
And that, is exactly what 4Rooms is all about: experiencing Porto from a different angle.
The B&B is surrounded by colorful mural buildings, small corner shops and cafes, and is just a 5-minute walk from the beach – the B&B is a very stylish little gem, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura, a famous Portuguese architect who won the Pritzker Prize in 2011.
Since the place only has 4 rooms you get a very personal service from the attentive staff who truly give you the service of a 5 star B&B, with free snacks and drinks that were re-filled several times a day, iMac, iPhone docking station, small kitchenette, jacuzzi and obviously amazing interior design all over.
Our favorite was the window in the roof above our heads, which we kept open during the night so we could gaze at the stars.
Katrina would help you with all the advice you needed, with places to eat and things to do in the area, and they could even organize personal tours and take you around Porto and its beautiful surroundings.
If you’re looking for a unique B&B with friendly service – 4Rooms is the place to go when visiting Porto!
Price: from €110 to €545 (depending on the room)