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A Guest House in Porto for the Creative Set

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A Guest House in Porto for the Creative Set

April 12, 2016

Miss’Opo Guest House in Porto, Portugal, likes to think of itself as a home, a happy home where creativity and an interactive community are encouraged through design. The setup includes six guest studios, plus a restaurant and bar that have played host to many a cultural activity, from exhibitions to performances.

Set in an overhauled historic building that’s been given a midcentury-industrial vibe, the hotel is well situated near the main square of the city, which itself is having a moment: The New York Times recently dubbed Porto “the Portland of Portugal” and singled out Miss’Opo as the local creatives’ clubhouse.

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Above: The dining room opens to a bar area designated by its own enclosure. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: The cafe is furnished with homey flea market pieces, including a book-stocked credenza. Photograph by Luis Diaz Diaz via the NYT.

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Above: The wine menu is written on the wall with chalk. Photograph via Miss’Opo.

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Above: Béton ciré—waxed concrete—has been applied throughout on walls and floor. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: Potted plants add a green note to the space. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: The reception area off the bar has rough concrete walls and a waxed concrete floor in a bright pattern. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: A black-and-white photo of a cat sets the tone in the minimalist stair hall. Photograph by Shanna Jones Photography via Yatzer.

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Above: The guest quarters have custom plywood bed frames with built-in storage. Photograph by Jorge Sarmento via Miss’Opo.

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Above: French doors open to a tiled view. Photograph by Jorge Sarmento via Miss’Opo.

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Above: The rooms display an inventive use of materials with steel-framed corrugated glass siding as partitions. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: Transparency in a two-bedroom suite. Photograph by Carlos Trancoso and Mariana Lopes via ArchDaily.

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Above: A midcentury sofa stands against a shimmering partition. Photograph via CostaSur.

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Above: A mirror with a decorative frame adds interest to a stark bathroom. Photograph by Shanna Jones Photography via Yatzer.

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Above: One of the guest rooms easily becomes a performance space. Photograph via Miss’Opo. For reservations, go to Miss’Opo.

N.B. Planning a visit to Portugal? Have a look at our favorite places to visit in Portugal in our City Guides, including:

This post is an update; it originally ran on November 1, 2012, as part of our Miss Havisham issue.

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