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Ghent, Belgium
Reviewed 19 September 2014

It was the first time in Porto for my girlfriend and me, and it was her idea to book at ` Casa Formosa`. In fact the hostel is the whole second floor of the building, so you first need a key to enter at ground level, a second one to enter the apartment and a third one to go into...

2Thank WouterVG7
Clare, Australia
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Joao's directions from the bus station to the apartment were spot on - fabulous! The apartment is spacious, quiet & clean...note that it is on the second floor & there isn't an elevator. Outdoor area for sun lovers. A simple breakfast + access to the kitchen at any time is an added bonus. Centrally located - close to Bolhao Market,...

Thank atomcat
san francisco
Reviewed 7 November 2013

My stay at Formosa was really nice. The flat is comfortable and clean, the rooms quiet and private, the kitchen and bathrooms, spotless. The location is great, too. close to the center so you can walk everywhere, in a nice, safe neighborhood with cafes and markets around the corner. And as everyone has said, Joao was a great host. All...

Thank simone65l
Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 29 September 2013

I miss Casa Formosa!!! Yes, it's really so! I travel a lot for work and I visit a lot of places but this, in particular, is a place that remains in the heart. Is a beautiful house, very clean and tastefully decorated, the breakfast is great, but it's not all: is the atmosphere that makes the difference. It's comfortable and...

Thank rosmarybaby
Naples, Florida
Reviewed 7 July 2013

My family of 5 girls stayed at A Casa Formosa for 4 nights. I can't say enough about Joào! We arrived at 4AM due to flight delays and he was there to welcome us! He left a bottle of wine, oranges from his parents house and maps etc. We enjoyed our stay in the apartment. It's centrally located near shops...

3Thank sunsandy1855
Morelia, Mexico
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Beautiful rooms with tasteful decoration, some old objects and a nice terrace to have breakfast. We felt just like at home, and we were welcomed in an incredible way, given advice on places to visit. Definitely a very quiet and great place to stay.

1Thank Sylvain P
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 June 2013

Casa Formosa was by far the best apartment I stayed at when traveling around Europe. I was studying abroad in Southern France and wanted to go to Portugal so two friends and I decided to go to Porto. Sarah and João are the best hosts ever. João would bring oranges from his mother's garden to the apartment and even cake...

1Thank Madelsnakes
Paris, France
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Very clean and cosy appartement in the heart of Porto. Joao is the greatest host, he's really nice and will do his best to help you discover his city. There are 2 bathrooms, a terrace, kitchen and a very cosy living room with a vintage vinyl record player that you can use :)

2Thank Slybox
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 May 2013

Casa Formosa is clean, charming and perfectly located for exploring Porto. Our hosts were super friendly, helpful and inspiring (creative people who gave us GREAT tips for exploring the city). I cannot imagine staying anywhere else in Porto (we've already stayed with them twice) and can't wait to go back. Porto is one of my favourite cities and our accommodation...

Thank Karen C
Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Staying at Casa Formosa was one of the highlights of my Portugal trip. Joao is a natural host and made me feel right at home. The B&B is perfectly located in the old city center, near markets and great little shops, and is tastefully decorated. I very much enjoyed my stay there and would love to go back someday.

Thank Julian Y

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Casa Formosa. Big, sunny rooms right in the middle of the heart of Oporto waiting for you to enjoy. Fully furnished kitchen for you to feel at home. Two bathrooms in the house, both with shower to shared use. Sunny wide interior terrace. On your doorstep you will find plenty of shops, restaurants, cafes, and some of the best bakeries in town within walking distance. Feel home, here. ... more   less 

Additional Information about A Casa Formosa

Address: Rua Formosa 433 2 Andar, Porto 4000-253, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: ₹ 2,758 - ₹ 9,289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“I stayed in the small nook room and it was really comfortable. It faces the street, so would suggest ear plugs if you're a light sleeper.”
 of 5 bubbles simone65l, 6 Nov 2013 | Read review
“difficult, because it all deoends on the hosts service and atmoshere, we think.”
 of 5 bubbles FredVanOV, 15 May 2013 | Read review
“all the rooms are lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles polishchick, 8 May 2013 | Read review
“The single bed is fabulous.”
 of 5 bubbles champion51, 21 Oct 2012 | Read review
“All good. There are three rooms, a single, and two doubles. The one at the end of the hallway is bigger but also a little more expensive.”
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