We stayed in Porto for just 2 nights with our teen boys. We loved this apartment for its comfort and convenience. The beds were very comfortable (in other accommodations in Portugal they were very hard/firm) and the bedding was warm and snuggly. The shower in the downstairs bath is tiny. I recommend going upstairs to shower. Everything you need to live there is already at the apartment. The supermarket nearby has a great bakery and beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables which we found were missing on most of the restaurant menus. The yellow bus tour and the local 500 bus stops were just down the street. We found the 500 bus to be more convenient than the yellow bus tour. March is not a tourist time of the year and the yellow bus was rarely around. Cristina is an absolutely wonderful hostess who has thought of everything and will give you advice on where to go and what to see. A word of caution, the "real" road outside of the apartment is closed for construction work so you have to go in the "cobbled road" to get to the apartment. It is a better way to enter if you need to park but it is not what these Americans would call a road. It is more like a cobbled sidewalk with tram tracks running through it. And, yes, the tram does roll down those tracks. We encountered it. We laughed so hard at our adventure finding the apartment.
We arranged to have Christina meet us at the airport and drive us to the apartment. She showed us around gave us a map and suggestions. She was available throughout our stay to answer any questions. She is delightful. The apartment is spacious, full of light and very comfortable. The view of the river is lovely and you are a 20 minute walk to the downtown along the river. There is a very good restaurant downstairs that does great grilled fish. It is close to the bus stop where you can get the 500 bus to take you into town or out to the beach. It is the perfect place to stay in porto
This was the most ideal location to be staying in the city of Porto. It overlooked the Douro River, was within walking distance to everything, was clean, very well equipped, and airy. I traveled from Barcelona to Porto with my husband and another couple, and compared to our experience in an apartment there,this was a breath of fresh air. Christina, the owner, could not have been nicer. She picked us up from the airport, took us on a whirlwind tour of the city, and once we got to the apartment, she pored over maps and brochures with us, sharing advice on where to go, including restaurants and tourist attractions, which buses to take, and what foods we had to sample. I highly recommend this property. We stayed 5 days in Porto, but probably could have done it all in 3. We recommend highly the Douro Valley full day tour, which included 2 wineries, lunch, and a very informative driver/guide. Take the Yellow Hop on/Hop Off bus on both its routes - you can get a 2 day pass for about 15 Euros, and it will give you an overview of the city, taking you past all the main attractions. Thank you Christina, for a wonderful experience!
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This is a lovely place to stay, beautifully furnished, in a good area, with a supemarket nearby, good restaurants and even a brilliant nightclub! Easy to get the tram along the river to the centre of the city, and a lovely place to come back to, to relax whilst enjoying the fabulous views and the square below. We hope to return one day. The very friendly owner made sure we had lots of info about what to do, places to eat etc and checked to see everything was alright during the week.
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The apartment is lovely, in a perfect location, and Cristina could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
We really enjoyed our stay in this delightful apartment, soft beds, very helpful owner, good supermarket close by, very reasonable price (3.75 euros ) for taxi to the old city centre.
From being collected at the Airport to at least one hours briefing on what to do and where to go personally by Cristina, the experience was superb.Accommodation literally had EVERYTHING we could possibly need. Location excellent, right on the River Douro.We would return there in a heartbeat!