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Casa do Conto – The House of Tales, Arts & Residence hotel, Porto


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Located in one of the nicest areas of Down Town Porto, Casa do Conto – The House of Tales, Arts & Residence hotel, Porto is a guesthouse hotel set in a charming building in the emerging and lively Cedofeita area of central Porto.
It was a renovation porject of a former 19th-century bourgeois home with the intention to host demanding and discerning guests in an atmosphere of striking cultural imagery.
An innovative project which could only have been possible in the urban setting of the city.

In the restoration art and contemporary architecture where combined with natural light and sky views to create a modern feel with natural emphasis. Colours are subdued in tones of gray and white which perfectly emphasize the occasional burst of colour provided by the design furniture set throughout the building. All in all the peaceful, aesthetic atmosphere contrasts perfectly with the bustle of city activity outside.

The house of Tales or Casa do Conto has 6 rooms
Library, Lounge, Wi-fi (internet), Dining Room,Garden, Cable Tv – LCD

Suite residence AD

suite AD casa do Conto
The Suite Residence AD is located on the first floor and in addition to an indoor balcony with a work desk also has a kitchenette with mini-bar, Nespresso coffee maker and kettle plus a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, high-towels weight, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.

Suite Residence AT

Suite AT, Casa do Conto
The Suite Residence AT is located on the second floor, and in addition to an indoor balcony with a work desk also has a kitchenette with mini-bar, Nespresso coffee maker and kettle plus a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, high-towels weight, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.

Suite residence NG

Suite NG, Casa do Conto
he Suite Residence NG is located on the third floor, and beyond a panoramic balcony still have mini-bar, Nespresso coffee machine and kettle, plus a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, heavy weight towels, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.

Suite Avenue JF

Suite Avenue JF, Casa do Conto
The Suite Avenue JF is located on the first floor and beyond a work desk also has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, heavy weight towels, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with mini-bar, LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.

Suite Avenue JP
Suite Avenue JP
The Avenue SW Suite is located on the second floor, and as well as an outdoor terrace also has a refrigerator and a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, heavy weight towels, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.

Suite Avenue FL
Suite Avenue FL
The Suite Avenue FL is located on the third floor, and beyond a work desk also has a bathroom with shower, hairdryer, heavy weight towels, slippers and bathrobe.

This suite is equipped with Frigo-bar, LCD TV, cable TV, free wireless internet, telephone and air conditioning.
Prices start at 70 € per night to receive lowest available rates straight form the hotel, please use the pre – reservation form.

The blue print
Casa do Conto
In 2008, our office Pedra Líquida (Liquid Stone) was commissioned to create a new Hotel design concept – Casa do Conto, arts&residence – giving life to a beautiful XIX Century Oporto House, through a chirurgical restoration process. Unfortunately, on March 2009, few days before the hotel opening, the building suffered a terrible fire.
As architects and concept creators we decided that we had to rebuild it, better than before. In fact, recreating its remaining structure was an opportunity to make this new hotel, and the memory of that special house, reborn from the ashes, like the Phoenix.
In this sense, the new project evokes, through an abstract approach, the old house adornment and its wall textures by using traditional surfaces – crossed wood patterns, corrugated steel plates and curved plywood panels – as a “mould” for the new concrete walls: at the central staircase; at the back facade; at the cubic bathrooms inside every suite; at the oval-shaped central skylight, a typical Oporto typology. As a result we get a kind of “fossilized architecture” where those modern “skins” rephrase the pre-existing ones.
All the concrete ceilings are (re)decorated by carved texts, in bass-relief, where you can read different narratives about the concept of “house” and of that house in particular. Created by different authors related to Oporto and its architecture, those six tails were spatially layered by our office, and graphically imagined by R2 Designers.
Casa do Conto embodies a unique story of life, which is, in fact, the history of the city itself. The hotel highlights Oporto’s domestic architecture, solemn and vertical, carved by the scars of a time that mediates its decline and rebirth, the memory of the past and the desire for the future, the granite stone of the old facades and the new concrete of its inner core.

Credits
Architecture: Pedra Líquida
Coordination: Alexandra Grande e Joana Couceiro
Team: Alexandra Grande, Nuno Grande, Daniela Coutinho, Joana Couceiro, João Crisóstomo, Luís Sobral, Gerson Rei, Rui Baltazar, Ivo Lapa,
Grafic design: R2
Consultants: AB Projectos, Gatengel, GET, ALFA Engenharia
Client: Casa do Conto, Arts and Residence
Location: Rua da Boavista, 713, Porto
Construction Company: Pedras de Ronfos
Project year: 1st phase 2008-2009; 2nd phase 2009-2011
Photos: FG+SG ultimasreportagens.com”

Note* We do not use booking engines, we work directly with the accommodation and guarantee lowest available rates, best rooms and no risk of double bookings

Payments are made directly to the hotel and all hotel offers and discounts will be communicated with you before you confirm your reservation.

For reservation or information requests, you may use the following form or call us on 00351 918354714 in English / Português /Nederlands / Espanhol

 

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Type: Design B&B
Room prices from: Prices from 70 euro per night
Times: all year
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