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Maison Particulière

Maison Particulière

A 16th-century building renovated into a boutique hotel in 2012, Maison Particulière has retained its original grandeur. It combines contemporary comfort and elegance with the feeling of staying in a stately home. There are just ten rooms, so the service here is impeccable. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is just a five-minute walk from major sights such as the Sé do Porto and the Palácio da Bolsa.

The original staircase carries you up to the rooms. Each one is individually decorated while keeping the original features of the building, such as exposed stone walls and reclaimed ceiling panels. All rooms offer en-suite bathrooms with a free-standing shower, as well as air conditioning and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is served à la carte each morning, with orders placed the night before. You all eat together around one dining table so you can meet your fellow guests. Alternatively, you can take breakfast in your room. There’s also a comfortable lobby area with a small bar where you can gather and chat over a drink. Although there’s no restaurant at the hotel, there are several restaurants, bars and cafes just steps away from the front door.

Our rating: First Class

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Rooms

Varying slightly in size, each room is designed differently. Some have balconies and views of the city, while others offer internal patios and garden views. Complementing the original ceilings and exposed stone walls, decoration is historical in style, with an emphasis on quality as well as modern comfort. All rooms provide TVs, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi, and feature en suite bathrooms with free-standing showers.

Location

The hotel is ideally located within five minutes’ walking distance of sights such as the Sé do Porto and the Palácio da Bolsa, as well as the bustling Ribeira waterfront. In less than ten minutes, you can reach the São Bento Train Station and Porto’s landmark tower, the Torre dos Clérigos.

Food and drink

The hotel aims to create a sense of community by serving à la carte breakfast around a single dining table each morning. You can also take breakfast in your room, if you prefer. The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant, but there are dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants just steps away.

Our opinion

We find the service at Maison Particulière friendly and personal, and the whole property conveys an air of quality and elegance.

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