The 7 best family hotels in Porto


July 12, 2017

Asked by Vincent, USA

Asked by Vincent, USA

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Looking for a quiet yet central hotel in Porto, where you can stay and relax with your family?

Here’s my personal choice of the 7 best family hotels in Porto. Don’t worry, I also included some really nice apartments – I hope you like them! 🙂

It’s business time: What are the hotels in Porto most suitable for families?

Pensão Favorita 

My first choice on this list of the best family hotels in Porto is definitely Pensão Favorita.

This lovely guesthouse has large suites that can easily accommodate families with kids. It has double suites but also triple ones that can fit up to 5 people. One of the triple suites has a small dining room, which is perfect for an afternoon snack after a day walking in Porto.

There is also a lovely garden on the back, and a very cosy resting room where you can find yourself reading or simply meeting the other guests. It’s perfect!

How to get there: 15min walking distance from the subway station Lapa (blue line).

Porto República

This place is quite a surprise. This so-called hostel, located at a quiet neighbourhood in Porto, is very suitable for families with kids. It has not only very spacious dorms but also nice suites where they can easily place a crib or even some extra beds.

Besides the cozy atmosphere, Porto República has a large kitchen (where breakfast, which is included on the price of the room, is served), as well as a big backyard and a contract with a nearby car park.

Last but not least, the location is perfect – close enough to the city centre yet on a quiet neighbourhood, and a supermarket just 1min away. It’s definitely one of the best family hotels in Porto! 🙂

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station Lapa (blue line).

Flores Village Hotel & Spa

This is the most expensive option on this list of the best family hotels in Porto, but it’s really worth the price.

This eighteenth century house is located right at the city centre, very close to São Bento train station, but it has an inside yard and a swimming pool that makes it perfect for families with kids.

Flores Village Hotel & Spa has both room and lofts / studios for rental. I believe the best option for families with kids is to rent a loft or a studio, as you’ll have all the kitchen facilities you might need during your stay in Porto, but access to the hotel’s facilities (and an amazing breakfast waiting for you everyday!).

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

BnApartments Carregal

When I was a little girl, my mom used to put me on diapers and let me roll free on the grass, much to the dismay of the rest of the family. I was what you’d call a tomboy – and she respected that, which is why I have such great memories from my childhood.

Such sweet memories always make me fall in love with places with grass, which I think are great for kids! This is why I am recommending BnApartments Carregal, an amazing complex with independent apartments with a giant swimming pool and a big, big garden!

Another reason why BnApartments Carregal is one of the best family hotels in Porto is that it has bikes for rental, free car parking and a transfer service from the airport (for an additional cost).

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station Aliados (yellow line).

You might also like to check my Top 8 activities in Porto for families with kids! 😉

Mouzinho 160 Apartments

For families that would rather stay at an apartment, I strongly recommend Mouzinho 160 Apartments. It’s a-ma-zing: very central, incredibly cozy, spacious and with a lot of light, and it has all the amenities for a pleasant stay in Porto.

Some of the apartments are sound proof – something essential of you’re a light sleeper like myself.

A local tip: make sure that you book one of the apartments that have balconies, as the views are gorgeous from there and it’s definitely a great spot to serve a sunny breakfast to your kids! 🙂

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line).

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I think DesignPalacioFlats is a great option for families with kids because it has several different types of bedrooms: all of them have a large bed for adults, and then you can have either individual beds, sofa beds or even bunk beds (I used to love them when I was a kid!). And, of course, it has a garden 🙂

I also really like its location, close to cathedral of Porto but far away from the nightlife district. I would definitely recommend it as one of the best family hotels in Porto!

How to get there: 5min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line) and the main bus hub in Campo 24 de Agosto.

River Front

I picked these apartments because they have the most wonderful view towards the Douro river. They are located in the most touristic area of Porto, Ribeira, very close to Luis I bridge and to the famous Port wine cellars.

They are also within a 10min walking distance from São Bento train station, and from Rua das Flores, a lovely street filled with street artist and souvenir stores. It’s ideal for a walk with your kids!

How to get there: 10min walking distance from the Subway station São Bento (yellow line) – but always going uphill!

Disclaimer: Unfortunately I had to use pictures taken from, because my Mac got stolen and I didn’t have a back up of my photos (yes, I know… but trust me, I’ll never do that mistake again! 🙁 But I have personally been to all of these places, otherwise I’d never recommend them.

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