Miss’Opo: contemporary sleeping and eating in Porto
In the very popular city of Porto there are many hotels, hostels and apartments to spend the night. Personally, I always try and find a place in the center, because I love to be in walking distance of everything (and I’m a very easy sleeper). One of my favourite spots in Porto is Miss’Opo, a hip and hidden gem close to the Torre dos Clérigos. It’s wonderful as a guesthouse, but it also has a very nice restaurant, where you’ll find local artists before you’ll find a tourist.
Miss’Opo is a guesthouse, restaurant and bar with its very own style. It mixes cold concrete with warm colours and structures, giving it all a very modern vibe. The interior is the result of working together with local galleries and artists, so it’s pretty unique. I guess you could call it a bit alternative.
There are six rooms: four studio apartments and two two-bedroom apartments. If you choose the two-bedroom option make sure you are comfortable with your travel companions, as the walls are sort of see-through. All apartments have a small kitchen, private bathroom, air conditioning and hair dryer. The rooms have big terrace doors, bringing in the light and the sounds of the city.
Eat & Drink
The restaurant welcomes you with a very friendly, perhaps vintage, atmosphere. It’s a great place to share different plates and taste as much as you can. The menu changes all the time, but you can count on it to be full of fresh ingredients. Also very good for vegetarians.
Miss’Opo has two entries: one for the restaurant on Rua dos Caldeireiros 139-105 and one for the guesthouse on Rua de Trás 49. Just next door you’ll find the Capela de Nossa Senhora da Silva (see picture below). Within walking distance there’s the beautiful São Bento train station, the Torre dos Clérigos, the Cathedral Sé do Porto, the famous Livraria Lello e Irmão and other highlights.
It’s a good idea to communicate with Miss’Opo about your hour of arrival, because there’s no 24/7 reception.
The website of Miss’Opo doesn’t seem to be very updated over the last years, but it’s still great for checking out pictures and getting the general information you need.
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