📍Place to Stay in Porto
Comprising just five rooms, the Malmerendas Boutique Lodging is located just off the busy main street of up-and-coming downtown neighbourhood Mercado do Bolhão. Set up by designer and marketeer Joana Coelho and João Almeida, who live on the ground floor of the tastefully refurbished 20th century townhouse. The property’s rooms are individually decorated to combine traditional Portuguese textiles with sleek Scandinavian-style furnishings. There is no restaurant, but tasty meals can be rustled up in the in-room kitchenette, using fresh products from the local 19th-century market, Mercado Bolhao.