MY HOME IN PORTO
The name My Home in Porto reveals it all. Juan’s beautiful house feels like home. And even more than that. The stylish decor is very inspiring and the extensive breakfast is a wonderful start of the day.
My Home in Porto
Avid readers probably hear a bell ringing. My Home in Porto? Does that have something to do with Mi Casa en Lisboa? Juan de Mayoralgo, owner of My Home in Porto, has known Maria, from Mi Casa en Lisboa, since he was younger as they lived in the same village in Spain. Years later they met again in Lisbon when they start working at the creation of Baixa House. And now they both run their own bed and breakfast. Maria in Lisbon and Juan in Porto.
Townhouse from the 30s
Porto is Juan’s favorite city. It is smaller and less known than Lisbon, but has many undiscovered gems. He loved the townhouses from the 1930s where the bourgeoisie once lived. When he found this building, he wanted to keep the spirit of that time, but with his own personal touch. He didn’t do any major renovations apart from the two bathrooms. The beautiful wooden floor was there already, just like the small kitchen and the tiles in the bathroom of the green room.
Pink, yellow and green rooms
My Home in Porto has three rooms: a pink, yellow and a green room. All equally beautiful and therefore difficult to pinpoint a favorite. All of them are very stylishly decorated with a lot of vintage finds. Not all from the flea market, as the couch in the pink room for example once belonged to Juan’s grandparents. The drawing above is an illustration of their living room. And the green couch in the green room was found at a friend’s design workshop at Rua do Almada.
At 9 o’clock in the morning Juan pampers his guests with a delicious homemade breakfast made of fresh orange juice, freshly baked cake and fried eggs. You also meet other guests. For me that’s an extra charming plus of My Home in Porto. You can exchange tips and hear their stories over breakfast. The location is good. You walk to the center in about twenty minutes, Combi Coffee is a lot closer. My Home in Porto is a must if you really want to feel like a local, if you like to stay away from the impersonal, big hotels and if you travel with friends/family.
Check out: www.myhomeinporto.com