27 August, 2012

Porto week: Budget option at 6Only

This week I'm dedicating two posts to the fantastic city of Porto, and two very different accommodation options - one budget and one luxury. For some reason, Porto isn't considered to be one of the top destinations for a city break, but I can't imagine why. If you haven't heard much about the city, it's Portugal's second largest city behind Lisbon, and is very different to the rest of the country. It is a very hilly city with medieval alleyways; stunning over the top baroque churches, and beautiful squares.


Porto's historic centre is the Ribiera district, which is a UNESCO World Heritage zone with houses that  seem to tumble down the hillside towards the River Douro. The place I've picked as my low-cost find for this fabulous city is called '6Only'.

 

It's a guest house situated slap bang in the middle of the city, and as the name suggests, there are only six rooms. It's a stylish bed and breakfast that has recently been converted, and the great location means it's close to all the main sites. The rooms are comfortable, and the public spaces are stylishly finished. The breakfasts are also great with fresh juice and freshly baked cakes.


If you're looking for a simple but stylish place to stay in the old town of Porto, within walking distance to almost all the major sights, then this is the place for you.

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