Submitted: March 31, 2013
Stayed: August 2012
Over the years, we have spent several weeks in this apartment where we are treated as members of the family, while being left to our privacy when desired. Our most recent stay was in August 2012, when we spent a week revisiting our friends and favorite haunts in Coimbra, all within walking distance, and reliving our wonderful memories of this special city, returning at the end of the day to the comfort and convenience of this well-equipped and comfortable apartment. When we wanted to venture further, we were within walking distance of the bus and train stations.
The apartment contains all of the amenities one would need for being independent and self-contained. On the negative side, the apartment is furnished and encumbered with an excess of ‘antique’ objects that fill every nook and cranny. It would be better if it wasn’t so busy with valuable objects that can be knocked over and broken. The kitchen, already too small, is made even smaller with a table and chairs that we removed to the laundry room in order to be able to have enough room in which to ‘swing a cat’.
The appliances and cooking utensils are good and allow for being as adventurous in our choices of cuisine as we would desire. The owner is a knowledgeable wine aficionado and introduced us to the best of Portuguese oenological expressions from his own special cellar. His wife is also a superb hostess in the Portuguese tradition, blending special talents in the culinary arts and traditional Portuguese cuisine.
We look forward to our next visit to this magical place in the comfort and assurances that come from a wonderful apartment in which to stay.
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. Regarding the aspects you didn't like so much let me inform you that we have already take actions towards making the kitchen space more functional. It was a pleasure to have you here, as always. See you soon!
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