Porto, Portugal


Price per night from$191.61

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR178.30), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


French kiss


Steps from São Bento

Steps from Porto’s top sites, Cocorico hotel is a Portuguese love letter to French culture. Set in a historic converted townhouse, the 10-room hotel showcases original design elements, including local tiles, oversized windows and wrought ironwork, with modern touches including contemporary furnishings and large bathrooms, some equipped with soaking tubs. The house brasserie continues the theme, serving French dishes made with local ingredients and paired with exceptional Douro Valley wines, all best enjoyed on the hotel terrace.

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Photos Cocorico facilities

Need to know


10 suites.


Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from £159.75 (€189), including tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include Continental breakfast, a spread of pastries, eggs, cereals, jams, juices and coffee.


Nab souvenirs from the lobby, where the staff curate a selection of local crafts. If you want to rent a bike, plan a day exploring Douro Valley, or just book a local restaurant, ask reception and they'll be happy to help.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout. In rooms: Flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, free bottled water, coffee-maker, Echo bath products.

Our favourite rooms

Each suite is uniquely decorated and named for famous Portuguese-French couples. We’re particular fans of the Deluxe rooms, each of which have a balcony overlooking either the historic city buildings or the hotel’s terrace.

Packing tips

Bring a wine key to facilitate impromptu picnics featuring Porto’s legendary bottles.


The hotel isn’t wheelchair accessible.


Welcome, though there are no special amenities for little ones beyond high chairs and baby cots. The Prestige room is ideal for families, with a bunk bed.

Food and Drink

Photos Cocorico food and drink

Top Table

On beautiful evenings, head to the patio. Otherwise, request a cosy booth.

Dress Code

Embrace the casual-cool French vibes with linen and breezy dresses.

Hotel restaurant

The hotel’s chef prepares a selection of tapas dishes, that nod to Porguese cuisine, with dishes like codfish ceviche, São João’s signature grilled sardines, and pan-fried squid, all best paired with local wines. On Fridays, there’s also a live show with dinner.

Hotel bar

Set within the restaurant, the bar has a tapas menu and drinks that include Douro wines and a spritz using white port instead of Aperol.

Last orders

Breakfast is served from 8am to 11am, and dinner is from 6.30pm until 10.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

Room service

Breakfast items can be delivered to the room, by special request.


Photos Cocorico location
R. do Duque de Loulé nº 97 175

Cocorico is near the centre of Porto, near the Douro River and Batalha Square.


Porto Airport is 13 kilometres away. There are direct flights from London and cities throughout Europe on British Airways and Tap Portugal, and from London Stansted and Liverpool with Ryanair. Contact Smith24 for travel and transfer arrangements.


The beautiful, historic São Bento Station – known for its 20,000 azulejo tiles – is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, with regional connections and a metro station; it also connects to Campanhã, the main Porto depot for train service to Lisbon (approximately three hours) and into Spain.


If you’re planning to drive, let the hotel know well in advance: there’s only one private parking space nearby for €10 a night, and it must be reserved.

Worth getting out of bed for

Stroll the banks of the Douro River, then cross it via the Dom Luís I Bridge, a soaring two-level metal expanse designed by a protege of Gustave Eiffel – a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The top level is closed off to cars and ideal for capturing views of the city. On the other side, in Vila Nova de Gaia, await several port caves that host tours and tastings. Wander along and choose any that look welcoming, but Ferreira and Taylor have especially rich histories, and the more contemporary Espaço Porto Cruz has a fantastic rooftop terrace with panoramic river views. To sample the wines in a more natural setting, arrange a trip into the Douro Valley, which is home to the port vineyards. Not feeling thirsty? On a hill above town, the Crystal Palace Gardens have beautifully curated garden paths and fountains, with sweeping river views. Stock up on reading materials at the wonderfully gothic Livraria Lello, with towering stacks of books and stained-glass windows. Catch a concert at the Casa da Música, designed to celebrate Porto's 2001 designation as European Capital of Culture. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, the stark marble polygon is the home of the National Orchestra of Porto and was designed to maximise acoustics.

Local restaurants

Set in a historic pharmacy, Traça specialises in meaty Portuguese dishes like rolled breaded pork with prosciutto, venison carpaccio and stewed pigs’ feet. Hidden away in a cave-like setting near the hotel, Ode prepares traditional Portuguese dishes with local ingredients to pair with its exceptional wines. Dried, salted cod is a local classic known around the world. If cravings strike, head for a place where it’s the name of the game. With a riverfront balcony, Bacalhau prepares exceptional fish, including its namesake bacalao (salted codfish).

Local bars

There are plenty of sultry, dimly lit wine bars around town, with exceptional selections of vinho verde and port. For a change from the norm, head to Base, a garden-set bar by Torre dos Clérigos, with icy cocktails, sangria, cider and wines.


Photos Cocorico reviews

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this city hotel in the Douro Valley and unpacked their port and tiles, a full account of their wine-region break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Cocorico in Porto…

Tucked away in a converted townhouse near the glorious beaux-arts São Bento railway station and the sweeping arched-metal Luís I Bridge, Cocorico is a design-lover’s dream. Created as a love letter to both France and Portugal, the hotel has 10 rooms, each named for French-Portuguese couples throughout history and all uniquely designed. The rooms are bright and airy, with soaring ceilings, bold textiles and oversized tiled bathrooms. Street-facing rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, and some have balconies overlooking historic Porto; back rooms face the tranquil terrace. Downstairs, the brasserie-style restaurant fuses both cultures in a lively setting, with bistro chairs, plush banquettes and a primarily French menu crafted to pair with local wines from the Douro Valley for the ultimate French-Portuguese fusion.

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Price per night from $191.61