Max guests: 12

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 6


Double: 2

Queen: 3

Twin beds: 1


Location: Ribeira

Metro: Ribeira
6 min walk

Street: Rua Fonte Taurina, Porto

Level: 2 (with lift)

Nearby: Pont D. Luis

Prices from

1 guest: 180.00 EUR/night

2 guests: 180.00 EUR/night

Minimum nights: 2

Max guests: 12

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Welcome to B&B Carmen e Joao, nestled in the historical Oporto and set on the city’s historically listed (and most photographed) Ferdinand wall along the magical and romantic River Douro, our B&B offers a unique, warm and personal experience. It is the first and only luxury guesthouse on the waterfront Ribeira, the city’s most fascinating and romantic neighbourhood, walking distance to all the main sights and attractions, with 8 guestrooms on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors - with lift in the building.

this B&B guesthouse offered by the lovely Carmen and Joao, offers 8 typically small but well appointed classic Portuguese guestrooms each with private ensuite, individually decorated created for each guest a unique memory. The immaculate and elegant rooms possess large windows allowing the guests to fully enjoy the seductive views.

Part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site since 1996, and classified National Monument, B&B Carmen e Joao enjoys breathtaking vistas of the magnificent Douro river, the emblematic Dom Luis bridge and the numerous Port lodges that line the riverbank in Gaia or of the romantic Fonte Taurina, one of the oldest streets of Oporto first referenced in 1296.

When staying at B&B Carmen e Joao, you are only steps away from an abundance of attractions and historical monuments, boat tours, funicular, and so much more! Relax and let the Douro River offer its unique and serene light by languishing on the river terraces along the promenade. Create beautiful memories and let B&B Carmen e Joao be one of them!

B&B Carmen e Joao is totally renovated to guarantee the most in modern comfort and quality whilst still maintaining authentic Portuguese features. Our host Carmen  and her husband Joao have taken to heart the absolute comfort of our guests and each room, accessible by elevator, features:

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wood floors
  • Safe deposit box
  • LCD television
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Room service
  • Hi-speed wireless internet access

Carmen and Joao and their small team offer exceptional, warm and family-style service with attention to personal assistance and they cater to special needs and customize your stay, dedicated entirely to guests happiness.

Fresh traditional Portuguese breakfasts of breads, toasts, pastries, fruits, yogurts, cheeses, juice, tea and coffee, are served daily in the lovely dining room.

Plenty of city guides are offered and of course Carmen, Joao and their team are always happy to help their guests with city tips and advice.

B&B Carmen e Joao is more than a place to sleep, it is an experience of hospitality, service and cultural immersion.

Booking/Deposit Payment:

  • Deposit payment is required to secure a room at this B&B via secure online payment using credit card or Paypal. Simply enter your dates and click BOOK, you will be prompted to enter your details and 'request a booking'
  • A Petite B&B representative will approve your request and send back an email with link to finalize your booking with that deposit payment. Once deposit is sent guests will recieve an instant booking confirmation email with arrival details and instructions.
  • Balance is due on arrival/check-in to your host Carmen and Joao.
Check in and Check out:
  • Your B&B hosts Carmen, Joao or their representative will welcome you at the B&B.
  • Check-in time is generally after 3PM. Guests may have earlier access if they request it prior to arrival, if there are no prior guests and cleaning has been completed.
  • Arrival and deposit of your bags is possible anytime if you let your host know and you can have immediate access to the apartment if there is no departure of other guests and if the room has been cleaned/ prepared for you. Otherwise, you can access it in the afternoon after cleaning.
  • Check-out 12pm
Additional Information:
  • Carmen and Joao do not accept pets in the apartment.
  • The B&B is non smoking.
  • Your hosts B&B is wifi equipped.
  • PLEASE NOTE - the B&B doors closes at 1am daily.



  • General
  • Wifi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fan
  • Heating
  • Lift or Ground floor
  • Digicode
  • Non-smoking
  • Private Entry
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • With a View
  • Baby friendly
  • Babybed (x1)
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Towels/Linens
  • Iron
  • Bathroom
  • Private Bathroom
  • Ensuite
  • Shared Bathroom
  • Bathtub (with shower)
  • Shower (walk-in)
  • W/C
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries
  • Bedroom
  • Clothes Hanger
  • TWIN Beds
  • Luggage Rack
  • Shelves storage
  • Bedroom Balcony
  • Wardrobe/Closet
  • Minibar
  • Tea/coffee Making
  • Bedroom Desk
  • Bedroom TV
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Use
  • Coffee Machine
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stovetop
  • Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Living
  • Private Lounge
  • Shared Lounge
  • Sofabed
  • Desk
  • Host Languages
  • English Speaking
  • French speaking
  • Spanish speaking
  • Italian speaking
  • Portuguese speaking
  • German speaking
  • Dutch speaking
  • Japanese speaking
  • Korean speaking
  • Chinese speaking
  • Media & Technology
  • Computer/Laptop
  • TV
  • Cable
  • Radio
  • Phone - local calls
  • Free overseas calls
  • Printer
  • General Services
  • Airport transfer - $
  • Breakfast Delivery
  • FREE laundry service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Box
  • FREE Parking on-site
  • Cleaning INCLUDED
  • Cleaning - $
  • 24hr assistance
  • 24hr tea/coffee
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry - $
  • Parking - $
  • Car Hire - $
  • Breakfast INCLUDED
  • Breakfast delivery (1st morning only)
  • Specialty Services
  • Language lessons
  • Gourmet Tour
  • Friendly conversations (English)
  • Guide/Tour by Car
  • Wine on Arrival
  • Flowers and/or wine at arrival
  • Platters with wine or champagne
  • Home cooked meals
  • Cooking lessons
  • Guided walks
  • Art lessons
  • Yoga class


Reviews (4)

12/06/2018 by J Lampley - AUS


Comment: My husband and I stayed there with another couple and their teenage daughter in November. From the moment we arrived - which was late one evening -- Carmen and Joao treated us like family - but family who were kings and queens! They could not have been more friendly, helpful, and entertaining! The location for touring Porto is perfect and the views from the rooms wonderful. The best part though are Joao's breakfasts! You can only imagine how awesome and delicious they are. We're still challenging our husbands to come even close!!

13/01/2018 by Bill Holmes


Comment: The only problem with our stay was that it was too short, only 2 days. Carmen and Joao are amazing, warm, and colourful hosts. Together with very friendly Sonia, they made us feel so welcome, provided lots of excellent suggestions for restaurants and touring the city, and even sent us on a visit of a port lodge at no cost (and with premium ports to sample). We had room 402, which is on the top floor on the river side. I tried to book a larger room on the street side, but thankfully Carmen talked me out of that. While the room is small, it is extremely comfortable, and there's no problem leaving a suitcase in the hall. Joao's fruit plates at breakfast are an incredible work of art, almost too attractive to eat. The rest of the breakfast is equally beautiful and delicious. I wish Joao's mother sold her jams ... they would find a huge market. After many,many years of travelling, this is my first Trip Advisor review. I was so impressed by B&B Carmen that I just had to say something about it. I won't go back to Porto unless I can stay there again.

13/10/2017 by Dick Wolf


Comment: One of the most enjoyable places I have ever stayed in over 60 years of traveling for business or pleasure. Carmen and Joao make you feel special at their guest house. Joao prepares a fantastic breakfast that is very special. The guest house is next to the river with great views. Joao also made reservations for us to excellent restaurants in the area.

20/07/2017 by Didier Langouet


Comment: Very beautiful, good in every way. But the best is Carmen and Joao the owners - a mix of humanity, joy and humor.

About the Neighbourhood


Our B&B is located in the most picturesque part of Porto, right on the Douro River, in the historical centre of Porto, designated World Heritage by UNESCO. Along the mystical Douro river this used to be a centre of intense commercial and manufacturing activity since the Middle Ages - a medieval village with colourful winding little cobblestone streets, with beautiful buildings and facades, medieval churches, typical cafes, restaurants, traditional Portuguese craft shops, this is an extremely scenic area. Take a stroll along the river’s banks or take a half or full day sail down the river. The Pont de D.Luis is the infamous 300m steel bridge that connects to Vila Nova de Gaia on the other side of the river where all the Port Wine tasting rooms are. The rest of the main sights of the city are only a 10-20min walk from this B&B too. Such as:

  • Praca da Ribeiro - 1 min - MAP
  • Ingreja do Sao Lourenco 7 min - MAP
  • Torre de Clerigos - 9 mins walk - MAP
  • Sao Bento - 12 mins walk - MAP
  • Majestic Cafe - 20 mins walk - MAP
  • Livraria Lello - 14 mins - MAP
  • Palacio de Bolsa - 4 mins - MAP
  • Igreja do Carmo - 14mins - MAP
  • Se Porto - 13 mins - MAP
  • Vila Nova de Gaia - 14mins - MAP

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