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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This guesthouse is chic and very affordable, with a mix of standard rooms and hostel style, located right in the center of Porto on the best known pedestrian shopping street. With only 6 rooms it creates a cosmopolitan atmosphere, cozy and relaxed, allowing contact with the local culture in a more intimate way. It's housed in a building from the...

Thank tesiab
Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 22 July 2015 via mobile

Beautiful house in a lovely location. Very helpful owners! It is very clean. Each morning there is a wonderful breakfast with homemade jams and cakes. Would recommend to anyone visiting Porto looking for a friendly, and budget friendly place to stay!

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I hardly write review for anyone but this place is really nice so I decided I should . Stayed there 3 night such a beautiful house with most amazing people when you stay there you can see how genuine people they are. very friendly and well situated . I am thankful for their hospitality:)

Thank iffi2014
Stony Stratford, Bucks, UK
Reviewed 6 July 2015

We have just enjoyed 5 nights at The White Boc House. It is a fantastic place to stay. This restored town house is just stunning, the thought and care taken to restore her is amazing. Bedrooms are minimalistic, but very comfortable. Rooms come with air con as standard, the beds are very comfortable and all linens are of the best...

Thank Andyfresh
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The White Box House was the perfect base for me during my three days in Porto. The price was definitely right, it was spotlessly clean, and the owner and staff were so kind and helpful. Upon arrival, the owner, Alex, showed me how everything in the room worked. I had to rush out to a pre-booked food and wine tour,...

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Vasto, Italy
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Every aspect of our stay at this property was suberb. Our room was comfortable, clean, well appointed and attended to on a daily basis with cleaning, fresh bath linens and new drinking water. The staff was outstanding in every way: courteous, helpful, friendly and very professional. They helped with dinner spot recommendations and reservations, but really top notch. The breakfasts...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 June 2015

I really wanted to like the white box house more than I did. I booked it based on the great reviews but was disappointed overall with the room. I've stayed in many small hotels with small rooms that I've liked very much, but felt that the rooms here were lacking in amenities and charm, though they could be easily improved...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Alex greeted us with a warm welcome. He took lots of time to explain how easy it is to explore Porto. All his recommendations were spot on. The place is really cute and spacious and tastefully decorated. Great location with lots of restaurants and coffee shops nearby. I would definitely stay there again. Thanks Alex and stuff.

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Mechelen, Antwerpen, Belgium
Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

The perfect hotel if your looking for a clean and cozy place to sleep with a helpful staff treating you like family. We recommend this to everybody who wants to visit Porto and likes a place to come home to in the evening.

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Reviewed 1 November 2014

This hotel is in an excellent location in a main street within easy walking distance to the metro station. It is an easy walk to most attractions and the owners go out of their way to give personalised advice based on your interests. The décor is minimalist and stylish and a welcome repose from a day of sightseeing. The breakfast...

1Thank JandRMelbourne

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The White Box House is a typical Oporto house dating from the beginning of the 20th century, which has been refurbished and modernised for fitting general standards of comfort without losing the charm of a period building. The White Box House is situated in the centre, on its best known pedestrian shopping street, where one can find the emblematic Cafe Majestic and which has easy access to the underground railway (2 minute walk), railways and buses. It is the ideal starting point to explore the city during the day and its busy nightlife in the evening as it is located near the main tourist attractions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The White Box House

Address: Rua de Santa Catarina 575, Porto 4000-453, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $72 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“I would say room 6 is the best. (maybe for room 5 too but I only experienced the room 6)”
 of 5 bubbles ccpage28, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The two-room (double + 2 singles) suite was heavenly.”
 of 5 bubbles tomfA8293RY, 29 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The rear rooms are really quiet, front less so, but you are in a city. I'd pack ear plugs just in case!”
  • Rear room 4, this room has a large bathroom with double sink
  • Front room, second bedroom of family suite
 of 5 bubbles Andyfresh, 5 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Top floor is very quiet, and staff will handle your luggage up the three flights of stairs!”
 of 5 bubbles travelartgirl, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Room 6 is the largest, but has more stairs to access.”
 of 5 bubbles jjnbandon, 28 Jun 2015 | Read review
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