Menina Colina Guesthouse

Porto, Douro
+35 (0)1916203895
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€79 - €189
per night

An exquisitely restored 1850s townhouse, steeped in history, with a sweet garden and within walking distance of the historic centre of Porto


9 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€79 - €189 per night

The Experience

Come to immerse yourself in a building with remarkable features: a striking skylight at the top of the stairs, the painted ceilings, woodwork and stucco, the old glass doors with the initials of past owners and reproductions of original wallpaper designs.

Bedrooms are all different: some overlooking the garden, some with little balconies, but all are a good size, are very comfortable with armchairs and space to work and have their own character with eclectic colours and modern furniture. If you prefer to look after yourselves there’s a loft apartment with a kitchen. The cafe is open all day: breakfast on local meats and cheeses, fresh pastries and bread, cooked eggs and pancakes if you want. You’re free to hang about all day on the terrace, or indoors, or in the garden.

Wander to the river Douro for an evening stroll when it’s too hot, or visit the Garden of Cordoaria where you’ll find many restaurants and outdoor cafes.

Menina Colina Guesthouse - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being able to walk to everything and feeling part of the bustle
  • Sitting in the garden - an oasis in the middle of the city
  • Having breakfast on the pretty terrace and planning your days
Menina Colina Guesthouse - Gallery

You should know

  • You're in a city - it's not going to be hushed
  • No lift so you need to manage stairs
  • No parking - park in a nearby garage at 15 euros a day


  • EV charger
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming



Nightly price
from €79
Singles £72-£148. Extra bed/sofabed available £10-£28 per person per night.
8 Doubles
From €79
1 Suite for 4
From €109


Booking information

Check in
From 2.30pm
Check out
By 11am


This charming property exceeded my expectations. This charming guesthouse is a few stones away from Porto. I was mesmerized from the moment I walked in - the beautifully adorned furniture, the spacious characterful rooms, the delectable copious breakfasts, and the most hospitable staff. I can't wait to return!

Paola, Sawday's Inspector

We arrived for a three night stay in this beautiful walkable city. Menina Colina is located in the historic centre of Porto with many points of interest close by along with parks, cafes and restaurants. Our stay was outstanding…..initial booking went smoothly.We were welcomed warmly by staff in reception and in the breakfast room. The breakfasts are delicious and substantial! Our room was comfortable, quiet and looked onto the back garden and seating area. We had requested a room that accessed a small kitchen; it was perfect. We shall return..for a longer stay!

Kate, Salt Spring Island BC Canada

A beautiful restored building within easy walking distance of restaurants and the centre of town. The renovation is tasteful, elegant whilst maintaining comfort and ease. The rooms are comfortable well equipped all decorated individually using bold colours. There is a small restaurant where a delicious breakfast is served at your table and a cafe in the lush garden open from 4-8 where you can have tea and cake wine or beer and small plates. The staff couldn't be kinder or more attentive and helpful. A great place to stay at a very reasonable price.

Judith, Windsor

Menina Colina Guesthouse is a gem to be discovered. This unique and magnificently restored house will captivate you with the charm of the glorious past oozing in every corner and the beauty of the walls' and ceilings' deco. The garden is a perfect oasis to unwind after a day of sightseeing the historic Porto and to enjoy a great cup of coffee and a chat with the friendliest team of hosts.

Iker, Sawday's Inspector

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The neighbourhood

You're in the Cordoaria part of the city with everything on your doorstep. Museums, churches, art galleries, restaurants, the renowned Livraria Lello (a fabulous bookshop) and great cafes in the squares (wonderful for people watching) are all within walking distance. Ponte Luis - one of the most iconic sights in the city is a 15 to 20 minute walk and there are buses and trams opposite the door.

Local points of interest from The Menina Colina Team

  • Palácio de Cristal
  • Museu Romântico
  • Casa da Música
  • Livraria Lello
  • Museu Soares dos Reis
  • Rio Douro


The Menina Colina Team

The four partners from Germany arrived in Porto and embarked on the adventure of restoring this fascinating 150-year-old house which was uninhabited for the last 30 years. They are multilingual and really passionate about the house and its history.