The idea behind this Guest House came from the dream of the owner – an architec – to create in her home town a personalized and intimate place where the visitors would feel at their own home.
This building – original from the XIX century – had been totally deformed/degraded in the 70´s, which allowed a total renovation of its interior, trying always to combine tradition and comfort, with a search of ecological materials, as a result of the enviromental concern of the owner.
Located in the historical center of the town of Vila do Conde, in a street where the ancient road to Santiago de Compostela passes by and where the well know writer from the XIXth century, Eça Queiroz used to live where the two reasons why this building was chosen to run the project of a Guest House, begining with the own name of the writer, connecting Eça and his modernity to a local portuguese expression (Essa Agora!)
With access from the nr. 75 of the quite street of Rua da Costa, the ground floor has a reading area with free access to the books one can find on the selves. With a typical ceramic floor, in this area, the guests can have a rest, read or chat while being served a cup of coffee.
With a staircase leading to the upper floors, is beautifully lightened by a skylight – similar to the original one of the house, but with a modern design – and surrounded by exposed concrete walls with wooden formwork. The handrail – made with cords used for fishing – appear as a replicate to the old original scale railings of the house.
Five suites, with names of books written by Eça de Queiroz, are located in the upper floors. Each individual space was thought based on the privileged views of each of them, and personalized using the colour and the furniture which gives each room different atmosphere. In common, they have the recycled cork flooring, the wardrobes made with eucalyptus branches, the bathrooms, the kitchenette, and the details to be discovered.
At Eça Agora! Guest House you have a variety of rooms, each room is a completely different experience. Get on board and experience Vila do Conde!
The Guest House Eça is a house full of light and warmth, with a cozy atmosphere and full of good taste! It is in the center, very close to unforgettable walks through this beautiful city. To experience without a doubt!