“A lovely destination at Ribeira do Porto, with the Douro River as its background”


 In one of the most distinguished Oporto locations, the Ribeira, we find a lovely and charming 8 rooms guest house inviting us to discover the best views over Douro.

The rooms filled with portuguese details in its deco, with views over the river or  the city. The building dates back to 1872 and opened its doors in 2014, after a profound remodelling process in which the house’s original details where kept intact.

Oporto city, whose historical centre belongs to UNESCO’s world heritage, is a mixture of tradition and modernity, and in this place we can walk the streets and find a city full of rhythm. From the tours to the Port Wine cellars to the local bars routes, the team is always ready with suggestions, in a very close and personal manner.

Let yourself get carried away by the Douro River’s beauty by staying in a room with the river as its background and enjoying a truly unique sunset.


  • The magnificent view over the Douro River
  • The stone walls in some of the bedrooms
  • The decorative details, with some “art noveau” architectonic elements
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  • We are Portuguese and know the hidden corners of our land better than anyone
  • We work with the best experts in the activities provided
  • We take every care when selecting your accommodation
  • Online reservation with immediate confirmation


Tiago and Teresa saw, in this 1872 historical building, the chance to build a project that would combine a very comfortable environment with the simple and unique touch of portuguese decoration. They also saw the opportunity to let their city be known in a very personal and local manner. Thus, on May 2014, the 1872 River House opened its doors. A house with two views: The river’s and its owners, that offer the best tips and hints about Oporto. 
  • 8 rooms with a view over the city and the Douro River
  • Dining room with a view over the Douro River
  • Free Wireless Internet in the hotel and in the city
  • The best hints about the city
  • The tours to the Port Wine cellars
  • Lello bookstore, one of the oldest in Portugal and one the most beautiful in the world
  • “Francesinhas” at Capa Negra Restaurant
  • The Saint Francisco Gothic church, just a few steps from the premium guest house
1872 River House, Rua do Infante D. Henrique, 133, 4050-080 Porto – Portugal

GPS Coordinates: N 41º8’25.975 W 8º36’57.552.

Reservations: A credit card is required to secure the reservation.

Cancellation: The reservations cancelled with at least 72 hours notice have no penalties, with at least 48 hours notice have a penalty of 50% of the total value and with less than 48 hours notice have a penalty of 100% of the total value of the reservation.

Check-in from 16.00 to 22.30
Check-out until 12:00

Payment onsite: credit card VISA, Mastercard, American Express or cash.

Pets are not allowed at the 1872 River House. 


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