The new hotel in Porto is full of unusual works of art and inspirational phrases
Fontinha Hotel is super cozy and will make you feel at home. It’s impossible to get out of there in a bad mood.
We currently live surrounded by technology and innovation, so much so that it is difficult to find a truly traditional urban retreat that makes us feel comfortable. It is from this idea that Fontinha emerges, the new hotel in Porto whose objective is to provide a stay where guests feel “like at home”. The development opened its doors this Monday, April 4, where a quarry used to be.
It describes itself as a “modern, irreverent and cozy space, with a trendy and very relaxed atmosphere”. It is, therefore, the union of two worlds — the contemporary essence is complemented by tradition, without ever becoming overwhelming. This is an urban rehabilitation project resulting from an investment of 14 million euros by Mercan Properties, designed to be a home away from home for all visitors, no matter where in the world they come from.
Outside, the atmosphere is cozy, bold and geometric. Inside, the decor without great exaggeration is simple and refined. The promoters of the accommodation defend that “life should be taken with lightness, positivity and good humor”, an idea that is reflected in the decoration of the common areas. There they bet on unusual works of art and phrases that, despite being clichés, end up generating smiles, such as “Be Bold”, “You Look Good” and, in a more relaxed sense, “Oh La La”.
Spread over the five floors of the hotel, there are 49 rooms and suites, with different types: Standard, Deluxe, Accessible Room and Suites. The design of all rooms strives for homogeneity: white, beige and brown tones are preferred. “The wooden elements, combined with the textured walls, provide guests with the same sense of comfort they would find at home,” they explain in a statement.
Fontinha Hotel is just a few steps away from one of the busiest areas of the city: Rua de Santa Catarina. And, of course, just minutes from the iconic Café Majestic.
Although it is very close to the hustle and bustle of Porto, it is the ideal place to relax and get away from all the worries of cosmopolitan life. For that, just stop by the bar, where you’ll find an atmosphere as bold as it is classic. In the outdoor lounge area you will find one of the highlights of Fontinha’s decoration: a painting by Margarida Fleming where we can read some of the most typical expressions of Porto.
“Our hotel has a very interesting concept as it manages to perfectly harmonize comfort with the industrial-chic mood inspired by the building’s history and also present a daring and irreverent atmosphere. This is evident in the common areas that were developed with small details that refer to the feeling of being at home. It also has a cozy and relaxing atmosphere, with original pieces of art and a very stylish decor with a strong industrial influence”, says Filipe Silva, president of Ace Hospitality Management, the company responsible for managing the accommodation.
Reservations are now available online. To celebrate the opening, you can take advantage of the 30 percent discount on your booking. With this special price, a night starts at €80.50 for two people in a Standard Room. The hotel is also dog friendly.
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