Compact, comfortable and well-appointed apartment overlooking the Douro River. Easy access to public transport (bus & tram), supermarket, laundromat, restaurant, wine bar and helitours. Cristina proved to be a very hospitable, knowledgeable and caring host. Her recommendations regarding places of interest, transportation, shopping and restaurants/food were particularly appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble for her. We loved our eight night stay in Porto, the only downside was being inconvenienced and disturbed by a noisy function in the downstairs wine bar which lasted from the early afternoon until late into the evening. P.S. Two of the restaurants Cristina recommended which we particularly enjoyed were Adega S. Nicolau in Ribeira and Cais 51 in Matosinhos.
While looking for a hotel on line I saw this apartment and loved the little balcony and view of the river. It is compact, I was inpressed with the two way mirror that breaks up the living and sleeping area. The lliabum restaurant below is very friendly with simple fresh grilled fish and local meat dishes. The supermarket is only a few minutes walk away. We used it for breakfast items and wine and beer. I recommend using the 500 blue bus as it takes you to the centre one way if you don't feel like walking and to the beach in the other direction. Cristina the owner organised our taxi to the airport and offered information on arrival. Overall we had a very pleasant stay in Porto
We had a fantastic time in Porto. Cristina is so friendly and kind. I even got my nails gelled by her daughter. The apartment had the cutest deck which we sat on every night and watched the world go by every evening! BLISS...
I can highly recommend this place for a short or extended stay in Porto. We spent 3 nights here recently and were absolutely impressed with the apartment and its river location. The owner Cristina was very helpful on arrival with information and suggestions for getting around town and key places to visit including dining locations where 'locals' go.
This guest house with a charming balcony overlooking the river offered everything my husband and I could have wanted. The smartly styled kitchen, comfortable bed and bath and all the furnishings made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. Cristina, our host, advised us on enjoying the immediate area and the best ways to sightsee around Porto. The restaurant a few doors down was one of her excellent recommendations. We found the apartment's location perfect for making our forays around the city. Would love to go back!
My wife and I spent a wonderful 5 days in this studio apartment that is located just across the street from the Douro River in beautiful Porto. We could see around the bend in the river almost out to the Atlantic ocean, so we were able to benefit from some of the ocean breezes (as it was VERY hot in Porto). The studio was clean, quiet, and fully equipped with everything you need. We love to cook and the kitchen was very well-stocked. And the small balcony was large enough for us to put out a table and chairs so we could dine 'al fresco'. The bed was comfortable and despite not having air conditioning, we were kept quite comfortable with the fans. Christina was full of helpful suggestions and was most gracious and accommodating. We were able to park directly in front of the building - and we didn't touch our car for the 5 days we were there! We'd HIGHLY recommend this place to any couple seeking a great value and a great location.
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