This place is nothing short of stunning. The apartment is spotless, very well-equipped and maintained, and feels a lot larger than its dimensions due to 3 huge windows which let in abundant natural light. The flat also features super high ceilings and some gorgeous inlaid stonework in the walls - it felt like living in a loft. I was instantly comfortable.
The roof deck, of course, speaks for itself. You'll watch the sunset over the Atlantic every night, a unique experience which I truly was not expecting. The views of the river and the opposite bank are second to none.
The flat is situated in a lovely neighborhood just apart from the tourist hordes of Ribeira. I found myself sharing the sidewalks with true Porto natives rather than tourbus riders with selfie sticks. And there are some absolutely wonderful little restaurants and tapisco joints just steps down from your front door. The rest of this lovely city is immediately walkable beyond there.
And of course the best part is having the opportunity to meet Raul, a thoroughly delightful and professional host who takes such evident pride in the apartment. As far as I'm concerned he's the gold standard for holiday rental hosts. I've had the great good luck to stay in some truly phenomenal places over the years - and I have to say that Raul's apartment now sits at the very top of that list.
This is a great apartment and the roof terrace is really fantastic. We would really like to come back again. The location is central, but not too noisy. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything was very well decorated and clean. Raul was very friendly and very helpful, giving us lots of great advice
Nice place to stay, well decorated, with a beautiful terrace overlooking Porto. Walking distance from all main attractions.
Raul's flat is even better then described. He is a kind host, and he gave us some helpful tipps to discover the city. Also the communication between us was always friendly and he replies very quickly. ( We have forgotten a jacket in the flat and Raul managed the shipping immediately) The flat is more than well equipt, there was for example enough toilet paper, kitchen towels, garbage bags and so on which was quiet nice because the next bigger supermarket is 10min walking distance. The flat looks as good as on the pictures but the roof terrace is amazing and definetely a highlight! Raul's flat is easily to recommend for your trip to Porto!
This must be the best roof terrace in Porto. It gives an amazing view over Douro and Gaia. The area was referred to as "a local gem" by a friend in Porto. Raul is the perfect host. Shows the best local restaurants and what sights to see in fabulous Porto. The neighborhood is nice and safe. It gave us a 'Portuguese' feeling. We would love to come back.
Lasse, Jakob, Lise, Anders and Sanne, Denmark
This studio is in the heart of the city. We were really close to every thing. We walked everywhere. The only time we used public transport was to go to the beach. The view from the terrace is wonderful. We found really good bars and restaurants just a few yards from the front door.
This apartment is perfectly located in the historic centre of the city and a very convenient base for all your city site seeing from. The apartment is very close to various modes of public transport. The apartment is suitable for a small family and fully equipped including a pod coffee machine which was a added bonus. The terrace is the highlight of the apartment, and during our 4 night stay definitely the most utilised space in the apartment! We cannot say enough to recommend this apartment.
We stayed in the apartment during Festa Sao Joao (23 June) and we were right in the middle of festivities hosted in the historic centre of Porto!
Raul our host is extremely friendly, always available as well as more than willing to assist with questions at any time. The cold welcoming beer in the fridge was a lovely spoil. Raul supplied a map of the city a map of the city and some very useful information about places to see, things to do, restaurants frequented by locals etc.