Canto de Luz

Rua do Almada 539, Porto, Portugal
20 Rooms
Modern Design & Quiet
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Portugal is positively stuffed with extraordinary hotels, but this one stands out by virtue of its sheer uniqueness: a once-abandoned house in a residential section of Porto, after a very thorough five-year renovation at the hands of its French owners, is now a luxurious little boutique hotel in a style that’s decidedly modern yet as warm and welcoming as anything else in town: the poetically named Canto de Luz.

It’s expanded to encompass a variety of units; some suites look into the interior garden, others onto the street outside, and some are rather more than ordinary hotel suites: the Urban Retreat and City Retreat units come with full kitchens, and tucked into the garden is the self-contained Villa Almada, with two bedrooms and its own private pool.

A lavish French-style breakfast has earned Canto de Luz a bit of well-deserved attention, featuring as it does bread and pastries from Padaria Ribeira and an ever-shifting selection of market-fresh items. A proper restaurant for lunch and dinner is beyond the remit of a residential-style hotel on this small scale, but fear not; your hosts are well-connected and quick with a restaurant recommendation.

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Canto de Luz
Rua do Almada 539, Porto, Portugal

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room service
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • No pets allowed
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Golf nearby
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking

Need to Know

  • Please note the following room types have a one-time cleaning fee:
  • EUR 49: City Retreat Studio Apartment and Urban Retreat 2 Bed Apartment.
  • EUR 89: Villa Almada 2 Bed Villa With Pool and Vila Almada 1 Bed With Private Pool.
  • EUR 299: Entire Hotel For Exclusive Use -12 Bdr
  • Bag Drop and luggage storage is available from 9 am on the day of arrival and until 7 pm on the day of departure.
  • Villas can accommodate additional guests for €50 per guest per night.
  • Certain room types can accommodate additional guests for €60 per guest per night.
  • A preauthorization is made the day before arrival to cover any incidental costs (wine, meals etc). Any remaining amount is cancelled after checkout.
  • Quiet hours are between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
  • The private pool at Villa Almada can optionally be heated during your stay for a daily fee of €65.
  • The entire property (12 suites) can be reserved for up to 24 guests.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted. Credits are valid toward incidentals only and will be forfeited if not used.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 10:30

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses renewable energy
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Cleans with eco-friendly products
  • Stocks eco-friendly shampoo and soap
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • No single-use plastic toiletries
  • No single-use plastics
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Composts food waste
  • Reduces food waste
  • Sources wine from organic and biodynamic vineyards
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for guests and staff
  • Measures and reduces water waste
  • Measures and reduces carbon emissions

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