Canto De Luz

Rua do Almada, 539 , Porto, 4050-039 Portugal (Show map)


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The Guesthouse CANTO DE LUZ is located in the heart of Porto, close to Aliados and the central metro station (Trindade) directly connecting the city center to the airport and railway stations. Rua do Almada that plunges to the banks of Ribeira adjacent neighborhood where the festive Porto Vitória moved in recent years. The very contemporary interior architecture of this beautiful old building completely renovated enhances the traditional elements of the building. Love with the city and concerned about the quality of the stay of their guests to Porto, the owners will help you discover the many treasures of this city: unusual locations, viewpoints stolen, tasty ideas, share routes and enthusiasm to pass: that is the spirit of the place. The organization of this mansion offers guests a comfortable stay by allowing the independence and privacy. Side garden, large kitchen-dining room extends onto a long terrace ornate wood, where only birdsong breaks the silence. In summer, this is where are served breakfasts. CANTO DE LUZ offers four rooms with hardwood floor, bright, large volumes, where structures of wood, metal and glass punctuate the space and combine with stylish furniture from different eras. Closing CANTO DE LUZ: from 1 December 2013 to 6 February 2014.

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Innkeepers: Brigitte Aurran



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful stay

5 on July 22, 2016

We spent 3 nights at Canto de Luz and agree wholeheartedly with all of the outstanding reviews. The house is beautiful and spotlessly clean, with stylish (but personalized) touches throughout. Breakfast was the best we had during our trip, delicious and varied each day. The location made it easy to explore the city on foot. I will say one thing: when choosing your room, be aware that the garden-facing rooms get full afternoon sun, so the third floor room got a little warm. With the slider open, though, it cooled off nicely at night.

Un lugar encantador en el centro de Oporto

5 on July 19, 2016

Nos hemos encontrado como en casa. Un lugar super agradable gracias a la amabilidad de Brigitte y André, con sus esquisitos desayunos y sus sugerencias para visitar la ciudad de una forma muy especial. Habitaciones muy cómodas y un edificio con un diseño encantador. Seguro que recordaremos siempre nuestra estancia en Canto da Luz, que repetiremos y recendaremos a nuestros amigos.

A recommander

5 on June 23, 2016

Séjour très agréable grâce à des conseils avisés, un cadre charmant, un petit déjeuner royal... et Brigitte et André aux petits soins!

Si vous voulez séjourner à Porto, c'est là !

4.6 on June 21, 2016

Si vous allez à Porto et que de surcroit vous êtes français, il n’y a qu’un endroit où séjourner : la maison d’hôtes Canto de Luz, idéalement placée au cœur de la ville à 15 mn des bords du Duro, l’accueil étant assuré par Brigitte et André, installés ici depuis quelques années, qui ne sauront quoi faire pour vous rendre votre séjour des plus agréables. Petits déjeuners variant chaque jour dans lesquels les talents de confiturière et de pâtissière de Brigitte vous raviront, André, qui, s’il ne cuisine pas reste attentif à vos moindres désirs, se joignant à elle pour vous conseiller sur les choses à voir, les ballades à faire et les restaurants à fréquenter. Une dernière chose : les lieux sont constitués de 4 niveaux de mezzanines (ascenseur pour les moins jeunes !) éclairés a giorno par un toit en verre, la cuisine au 1er donnant sur un jardinet rempli de cactées et plantes diverses, les chambres étant à l’avenant, spacieuses et confortables. Et si en plus, comme nous, vous avez du beau temps, vous ne pourrez qu’être ravis de votre séjour.

Superb Guest House

5 on June 18, 2016

We have stayed at Canto De Luz on more than one occasion. The house is an amazing fusion of modern and traditional, offering the highest standard of accommodation. The breakfast is excellent and Andre and Brigitte are the very best of hosts. You will not be disappointed.

Quality all the way

4.8 on May 23, 2016

We couldn't fault this delightful b and b. We stayed four nights, very friendly hosts, breakfast superb, attention to detail and first class food. Even freshly squeezed orange juice which we much appreciated.

Two nights at Canto de Luz

4.2 on May 17, 2016

We stayed two nights at Canto de Luz on May 13th, 2016. The B&B is well located, just a few minutes walk from the metro station Trinidade that takes you straight from/to the airport. The neighbourhood is lively, especially at night, but away from the hustle of the touristy spots, although all major destinations can be reached walking. The B&B takes its name after the luminosity of the place: once you enter the building you are flooded with light coming from the entirely glazed roof; the decoration is simple with a warm vintage flavour. An elevator serves the four floors of the building, and can be really useful when you come back after a day climbing up and down Porto's streets. We had a pleasant room on the top floor, very spacious, clean, and comfortable. We chose Canto da Luz because of its inner garden that we could't enjoy because of the weather conditions. Nevertheless, the spacious kitchen where we had breakfast in the morning was really worth it. Breakfast was just perfect: light and generous, offering local and home-made products (such as pastries, yogurts and jams, for instance). Last, but not least, Brigitte and André, the owners. They're welcoming upon your arrival, and helpful in providing suggestions, advices, and alternative options to enjoy your stay in Porto.

Marvellous stay...

5 on May 17, 2016

I spent a long weekend at Canto de Luz and had a lovely time. Attention to detail and promoting local territory are key for Brigitte and André. The room was clean and bright - I loved having the kettle and the home-made buscuits! Breakfast was generous and exquisite with homemade and local specialities. Our lovely hosts made every effort to ensure we enjoyed the city. Transport links are good and frequent and the B&B is a short walk from the station. Would highly recommend!

Ne pas hésiter !!!

4.6 on May 15, 2016

Un accueil hyper sympa, des petits déjeuners gargantuesques et faits "maison", des chambres neuves très fonctionnelles et aménagées avec goût, une propreté irréprochable, des conseils et anecdotes sur Porto, une situation parfaite (7 minutes à pieds du métro qui est direct pour l'aéroport, 5 minutes à pieds du centre-ville). Que demander de plus !?!

Paradise in Porto

5 on May 07, 2016

We had a wonderful stay in Canto De Luz. The room was perfect with very good beds and nice rainshower. The breakfast we had in the garden was delicious with hone made product like fruitsalad and jam.

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Rooms & Rates

House 2nd Floor East

Large and spacious double room consists of two single beds (90x200). The room has three large windows double glazed doors and interior shutters, decorated with a balcony overlooking the street. Large private bathroom, complete and extensive walk-in shower. The bedroom and bathroom are designed to accommodate disabled guests. Possibility of adding an extra bed. Wifi Internet connection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 70 - EUR 95

Bedroom 2nd floor West

Large double room consists of a double bed (160x200). The room has a large double glazed bay window and a terrace overlooking the garden. Full en suite bathroom. Possibility of adding an extra bed. Wifi Internet connection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 70 - EUR 95

Room 3rd floor East

Large double room consists of a double bed (160x200). The room has three doors double glazed windows overlooking balconies, and interior shutters. Large private bathroom, complete with large walk-in shower. Possibility of adding an extra bed. Wifi Internet connection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 70 - EUR 95

Room 3rd floor West

Large double room consists of a double bed (160x200). The bedroom has a large double glazed bay window and a terrace overlooking the garden. Large private bathroom complete with walk-in shower. Possibility of adding an extra bed. Wifi Internet connection.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 70 - EUR 95

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Location Type

Very close to the central metro station, Downtown


Porto, Portugal (OPO) 8 miles

Directions to property:

By train: The main railway station Campanhã directly connects the central metro station Trindade. CANTO DE LUZ is a 5 minute walk. Coming by car: follow Town Centre and Aliados.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Cable Gaia, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Vineyard

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, TV, Videos, Wet bar, Wheelchair access , Luggage storage

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Cruises and boat rides on the Douro, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 14 h to 22 h
  • Check Out:: Before 12 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two nights
  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Cancellations: Aucun acompte exigé. Paiement sur place de l'intégralité de votre séjour.



Brigitte Aurran

Languages spoken

Basic English, French

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Full Breakfast, Gourmet, Fresh Products

  • Time Served: from 8:30 to 11:00
  • Serving Location: Included in room price, Dining Room