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Reviewed 31 October 2018

My wife and I prefer boutique hotels to the large, business and event hotels. We like the intimacy and superior, individualized service offered and, the absence of crowded lobbies and front desks. The 1872 River House fits this well.

The staff is friendly and always helpful. They made dinner reservations for us on busy Friday and Saturday nights, and even walked with us to show us where one of the more difficult to find restaurants was located.

The location of the hotel is ideal. It is on the wharf but at the western end of the popular tourist area. The wharf walkway the hotel is on is only about six feet wide so while there is an attractive place to walk along the river, the area is not wide enough for large groups to congregate. We had no problem with noise even though out room looked out on the river and, we were only a block from the main wharf tourist area with all the restaurants and shopping. It is a short walk to the lower, and upper bridges to Gaia and their popular tourist wharf area. You can top this off with a spectacular view of the river and Gaia across the river.

The River House feels almost like a bed & breakfast. It is small. My guess is eight rooms or less. It has a common area that is much like a living room where tables are set up for breakfast. It is quite nice and because it is a small hotel, we met and talked with some of the same people each morning. It was nice. The breakfast was good with a buffet style setup for breads, fruits, cereals, coffee, pastries, juice, etc. They also offer cooked to order dishes such as bacon, sausage, eggs, etc. Everything was excellent.

Complimentary drinks, including a keg of Super Bock are available in the commons area.

While the River House feels almost like a B&B, our room was of a hotel design with a spacious bedroom and a large bathroom. The décor retained two of the stone walls of the original building with modern updates to the rest of the room. The bathroom was also updated. The room had all the expected amenities of a good hotel.
Access by auto is somewhat limited. Local, permitted drivers, such as taxis, can drive directly to the River House but they have to pass through heavy tourist walking areas, so it is a bit slow. You could alternatively be dropped off much more easily and quickly at a point that is about 100 feet from the hotel. If driving your own car, I think you could park in a lot about 100 yards from the hotel, but you should check with the River House to confirm this.

The River House is a very pleasant place to stay. I strongly recommend it.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teresa A, Proprietário at 1872 River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Bill,

Such a pleasure to read your review! Thank you for you detailed description, it is so helpful for people that will read it if they are considering staying with us :)

We are glad you found our location so convenient, but quiet at night. You are right about the number of rooms, we do have 8! And we are happy to hear you loved yours.

Regarding the parking you are also correct, even though we do not have a private one (because hotels in the historic city center don't) there are two public parkings right next to us, which is definitely convenient.

Thank you!

Kindly,

1872 River House team

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Reviewed 31 October 2018

An absolute gem. We loved this hotel and its charming rooms, the amazing breakfast, and delightful setting on the river. Carolina was incredibly helpful, making dinner reservations for us and advising us on sights to see, as well as booking a car for our transport from the airport. The downstairs sitting area is comfy, welcoming, and has a beautiful view. The staff is friendly and assists with anything you need. The location is perfect for sights and getting across the river to the wineries. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here.

Date of stay: October 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teresa A, Proprietário at 1872 River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest,

What a lovely review! Thank you for your words and for taking the time to write it down.

Knowing how much you loved your stay makes us feel beyond happy and fulfilled.

Please come back one day!

Warm regards,

1872 River House team

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Reviewed 29 October 2018

My husband and I spent one week at 1872 River House in late September...and frankly I'm not sure where to start in telling you how incredible our experience was!!
The attention to detail, the perfect location, the beautiful river view room, wonderful bed, amazing rain shower, fabulous breakfast buffet (made to order eggs if you wish) the best double espresso latte!!
ALL outstanding, but the icing on the cake was the incredible staff, they made this hotel stand out, they made this hotel memorable.
Caroline and Maria went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and content.. They made several attempts to arrange a tasting and dinner for us at Grahams and it came together beautifully :)
They arranged transportation to the airport for us even though there was a taxi strike.
They made us feel special!
Thank you ALL again for making our visit to Porto one of our best travel experiences ever!!

Room tip: we had room #4, river view with two Juliet balconies...wonderful!!
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teresa A, Proprietário at 1872 River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Carmen,

So kind of you to write down this lovely review. We don't have enough words to thank you, but hearing that you enjoyed so much everything about our house and service really makes our day!

We made you feel special because you are! <3

It would be our honor to have you back with us one day in the future. You are the sweetest.

Kindly,

1872 River House team

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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

We had a fabulous week long stay at 1872 River House. Arriving late at night, after a delayed flight, we were greeted by Carolina. She was an absolute joy! So warm, so welcoming and attentive. This theme continued throughout the week with all staff, nothing was too much trouble they were helpful and more than happy to give recommendations of places to visit. Maria suggested a tour of Graham's Port Lodge, which was fabulous and advice to visit the local fishing area, which we did and enjoyed the calm away from the bustling Ribeira. With an all female staff... Girl Power!..... Nothing was too much trouble, delicious breakfasts, quiet, comfortable, clean fresh rooms, powerful showers and a selection of pastries with tea, coffee and free beer at hand all through the day and evening! What more could you ask for?!
Thank you so much ladies, you were an absolute delight!

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teresa A, Proprietário at 1872 River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest,

Your kind words warmed our hearts! We loved everything about your review, especially the "Girl Power" part :)

So happy to hear you enjoyed our recommendations, breakfast, complementary goodies and the room!

We hope one day you can come back to stay with us.

All the best,

1572 River House team

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Reviewed 21 October 2018

My husband and I stayed at the 1872 River House in September and the location is wonderful and the staff terrific. I had a problem with my back and the staff contacted the pharmacy for medication. They provided a car for our transfer both from the airport and returning to the airport, very reasonable. Great restaurants within walking distance and the train station right up the street. Can't wait to visit again!

Room tip: River view room would have been great but our street view was very nice too.
Date of stay: September 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Teresa A, Proprietário at 1872 River House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for taking some time to write these kind and enriching words. :)

We are more than glad you found our actions helpful, and service good! We are glad we got to help you!

Thank you for choosing us to spend your time in the city, and we hope to see you again one day in the future!

Kindly,

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