Excellent Staff and Lovely Accommodations
Posted Apr 12, 2014
For our family (2 adults and a child), walking along the Atlantic coast (just a 5-minute walk from the hotel) in the evening after a day touring in Porto was perfect. Transportation into Porto was never a problem, for we had a choice of the trolley (stops nearby beginning at 9:30 a.m.), the local bus #500 (every 15 minutes), the hop-on-hop-off system, and taxi (7-8 euro into town). 4Rooms is located in a quiet, quaint neighborhood in the Foz do Douro district. The hotel staff is attentive, knowledgable, and accommodating. Before we arrived, we received an email from the staff anticipating and confirming our arrival and offering any assistance in planning. The exterior of the hotel is inconspicuous having no indication it is a hotel as it blends into the neighborhood; upon entering it feels lovely, warm, and chic. Our room, the sky loft, was large and immaculate with comfortable linens and towels, and it was across the tiny street from the main part of the hotel. It includes a small kitchenette which is invaluable if traveling with children (Foz restaurants open at 8 p.m. for dinner). Breakfast--substantial and lovely--was a time where we could ask our hostess questions about travel; 4Rooms even reserved a free Port wine tour for us. Overall, the staff was excellent, the room exceptionally well cared for, and the Foz District a terrific area to unwind. For couples without children, it would be a very romantic stop.