Your Home in the Old Town Guest access
Welcome to Canto de Luz, our beautiful light and airy architectural delight, centred around a stunning atrium and hiding behind the traditional tiled façade of one of Porto’s most emblematic townhouses in the renowned Rua de Almada.
Lovingly restored from a ruin for luxury comfortable modern living, we opened our doors as a "Maison D'Hôtes", brimming with French hospitality and design flair, to create a luxury pied a terre, which enables you, our new friends, to explore all that Porto has to offer from La Maison Canto de Luz as your home in the old town.
Our breakfasts have become the stuff of legend. Included in your room rate, and served to you at the table, they change daily according to the season and produce available in our local markets – always homemade with love.
LOCATION - Could NOT be better!
￫At the heart of the old town in the renowned Rua Almada a quiet cobbled road that runs parallel to one of the main squares in Porto
￫ Trindade Metro station is just around the corner
￫Walk Everywhere – 5-7 mins walk to Avenida dos Aliados, Torre dos Clérigos, Rua das Flores, Ribeira and the riverfront, and the beautiful São Bento train station are all a stone’s throw from our door
￫ We are lucky to be surrounded by great shops, amazing restaurants to suit every taste, quirky antique and vintage shops
￫ Excellent supermarket, bike rental, cafes, bakery, fromagerie (cheese shop) and Vinoteca (Portuguese wine shops) are all 2 mins walk
RELAX IN LUXURY
Creature Comforts in your suite
① Super King 180cm/6ft wide double bed which can split to two twins if required for friends or kids/Additional single bed if room booked for 3 people
② Luxury Linens to dream the night away
③ Blackout Shutters ensure a peaceful night sleep and not being woken at dawn
④ USA / UK / Euro Sockets and 6 way USB Charger for keep your devices going after a day exploring the Douro Valley region
⑤ Fully centrally heated – stay warm in winter with our eco wood pellet boiler and radiator central heating (rare in Porto)
⑥ Daily Housekeeping and Bed Making
Creature Comforts in your bathroom
① Luxury Rituals Cosmetics incl Shower Gel, Handwash, Shampoo and Conditioner
② Large Fluffy Luxury bath towels with heated towel rails (when central heating on)
③ High-pressure hot water from the new eco friendly air source heating system & solar panels
④ Luxury doesn’t have to mean squandering precious resources – we use Solar Power, Air Source heating, Filtered Water and more to mean you can enjoy stay without it having to dwell on your conscience
① No stress travelling with your baby or toddler so everyone enjoys Porto
② We have Baby Cots (Crib in US), available for free
③ Baby High Chairs, Baby Plates and Cutlery are all ready and waiting
RELAXING CHEZ VOUS
Dining Room and Lounge
① Enjoy homemade breakfasts served at your table in the Kitchen or outside on the garden terrace on sunny days
② Relax in the Lounge and read a book or work at the table
③ Quality Bean to Cup Coffee at any time, Teas including English Breakfast & herbal teas
④ Honesty Bar
Business Ready / Staying In touch
① 1GB download and 500mb upload speed Fibre to the router Internet
② Strong Wifi signal throughout
③ Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in room and public areas
④ International Sockets for US, UK and European plugs in each bedroom (220v) with 6 x USB Ports for charging devices
⑤ Self Check-in / Keyless access using your personal pin code for the building and your suite.
Getting Ready for your Night Out on the town
① Iron & Ironing Board
② Powerful Hairdryer
③ Large golf umbrellas just in case there is a shower
You will have 100% private use of your suite which includes your bedroom, bathroom and balcony.Additional notes
You are welcome to enjoy the sunny back garden, the lounge and the communal kitchen from where we serve breakfast at your table (Please note guests are not able to cook their own meals in the communal kitchen).
You will be able to enjoy a barista style coffee at any time of the day or night from the bean to cup espresso machine in the Kitchen, or if you prefer English breakfast tea or other herbal teas.
o Canto de Luz is a peaceful Oasis in the city. It is accessible for guests in wheelchairs or reduced mobility and we have one room fully adapted to reduced mobility guests which is called Chambres D'Hôtes - please make sure you book to that room if you require a fully accessible room. There is step free access throughout the property and a lift that takes you to all floors. Guest interaction
o We are always super flexible to try to accommodate late check-out and early / late check-in subject to other guests arriving or departing whenever we can.
o We host because we love helping people discover Porto and giving them the chance to experience it the way we do as locals, rejoicing in the fresh food, culture and happiness of Porto and its people.Neighborhood overview
o The onsite team run by Mario and Rita will be delighted to help you with your every need, but you can also message us 24 x 7 via Messaging Apps (Whatsapp / iMessage)..
o We will usually always be here to welcome you personally when you arrive, but if you had a late arrival you can also self check-in using your personal door code at any time 24/7.
Porto soothes the soul. The second city to Lisbon, its completely different in style and vibe. The rich history of the city is woven in to everything you come across, from the food, the wine, the docks and commerce and even its people. It’s the kind of city where people come for a weekend and stay a lifetime. Edgy yet opulent, the city has art on every corner, from galleries and museums to street art to edgy modern art and graffiti installations, each telling the story of a different time and slice of Porto living. Getting around
Canto De Luz is perfectly situated in the heart of the old town, set back from the main streets to enable the peace and tranquillity that we have become famous for, and yet accessible to the key locations and sights within just a couple of minutes walk.
We will be delighted to share suggestions of things to do and great places to eat, so please ask any of us for our favourite current recommendations as there is always something new, something interesting or something amazing to try.
Within Porto you can walk everywhere, but there are also a plethora of other options from bike and electric scooter rental to Uber and Cabify, as well as municipal bus and train services. Porto is approximately 3 hours by train from Lisbon Apolonia Station, or 2.5 hours by road to Lisbon. You can reach Porto airport within 15-20 minutes by Uber or Cabify.