The property is situated in a well-known area and street in the historical centre, just 15 minutes' walk from the city centre. SÃ£o Bento metro station is 1.4 km away, the nearest tram stop is 200 metres away and the bus stop to and from the airport is located 100 metres away from the hotel. The Jardins do PalÃ¡cio de Cristal (Crystal Palace Gardens) are within a short stroll of this guesthouse, as is the National Museum Soares dos Reis and the Port Wine Museum. Francisco SÃ¡ Carneiro Airport is 11 km away.--Renovated in 2012, the guesthouse occupies a building typical of Porto's bourgeoisie of the nineteenth century and offers 6 rooms. Built in 1847, it stands out for its bare stone walls covered with relief patterned tiles, where the colour and brightness of the sun's reflection on the glaze of the tiles cheerfully combines with the dark and sombre tone of the granite. This type of house was first built by the Portuguese returning from Brazil after the country's independence in 1822, as they wanted to invest their fortunes to socially assert themselves as part of the bourgeois elite. The highlights of this comfortable interior are its intelligent and sober luxury, the stucco ceilings, the enhanced stained glass, the palatial layout of the house's divisions and the central staircase illuminated by a magnificent skylight. Guests are welcomed in the lobby, which offers a newspaper stand and a TV lounge. Additional amenities include a breakfast room, Internet access and, for a fee, a laundry service.--All guest rooms come with a private bathroom, wireless Internet access, a telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, heating and cots available upon request.--The establishment has a sun terrace and offers massages on request and for a fee.--A continental breakfast is served each morning. Other meals and snacks are available on request.