Charming house located ao UNESCO historical center.
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Great location. Walking distance to almost everywhere you want to go Sophia charming and very helpfu
Great location.walking distance to almost everywhere you want to go Sophia very helpful hostess
Perfect location. Clean & right in the heart of Porto
Sophia met us at the apartment and showed us around. She took care to review map of Porto showing us locations of grocery stores, favorite restaurants and must see sights. She reviewed rules of the house and some idiosyncrasies to make us feel at home. It was a wonderful place for us —- 3 bedrooms & 2 baths — perfect for 3 women traveling together. The location was perfect We walked everywhere. The kitchen was very well appointed and she even had some ruby port there as a welcome. We all agreed we’d go back in a heartbeat.
modern apartment in old town area, near to main features
Overall we enjoyed our stay here, the owner was most helpful with very useful ideas and tips to experience Porto, it's sights and restaurants. She was also responsive when domestic issues needed attention. Beds were comfortable and the area fairly quiet except for Saturday night.
The terrace that appears attractive in the promo might be that in mid Summer but is situated at ground level with 3 levels of building on all sides. So it was cold, dark and damp with no sun at all by early October, despite Porto still being quite warm. We didn't use the area all week despite temperatures in the mid 20s (C).
The apartment had a few annoying features that the owner should address, some due to poor build /workmanship and others, design, that you'd not expect in this price bracket.
We could not lock either bathroom/toilet door, they tended to slide open so we ended up resorting to wedges for privacy.
Lighting in the kitchen / meals area is very restricted. There is no lighting along one main wall and the opposite wall only has down lights making any kitchen activity difficult. Better lighting should be installed.
The only window in this area opens out directly on the street so passers-by tend to look straight in if opened for ventilation. This window is shuttered but these are broken and difficult to close, as one must do for security.
None of these is insurmountable so hopefully fixing will make this an even more enjoyable place to stay.
Good location & accomodation . Good briefing from owner on Porto must sees & restaurants.
Very nice place to stay.
It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family! Thank you for taking good care of my place! Hope to welcome you again!
Wonderful flat in Old Porto
We had a difficult time finding the flat, but Sofia was wonderful in helping us and staying with us until we were settled. Ask for directions before coming. Do not rely on GPS or you might find yourself stuck on one way, one track hilly roads;) Once we were settled the flat was perfect for 5 people. It is well located for exploring the city and very comfortable. We felt at home during our stay. Wonderful host. Fabulous Flat. Thank you! We can't wait to return!
Dear Maria, I'm so glad you had a good time :-) Do come back, you'll allways be welcome at my place! Thank you!
Dear Sofia ! Thank you for all! You have beautiful house! And perfect location ! Best regards!! And thank you again!
Dear Teddy, thank you for your preference and for taking such good care of the house! It was a pleasure to host you and you'll always be welcome! Best regards to all of you!
The house is located at the UNESCO Historic Center, at a walking distance from the following monuments: Torre dos Clérigos, Estação de S. Bento (Famous for its wonderful tiles), Livraria Lello (Among the most beautiful bookshops in the world), Centro Português de Fotografia (ancient prison, now holds exhibitions of photography), Palácio da Bolsa (Famous for it Amazing Arab Room), Igreja de S. Francisco, National Museum of Soares dos Reis, Palacio de Cristal (with its beautiful gardens and amazing view over the Douro river), Sé Catedral (Porto's cathedral, and departure point for the medieval quarters of old town), Ponte D Luís I (the famous bridge over the Douro designed by Gustave Eiffel), qui leads to the Port wine cellars on the south bank of the river.
Some good restaurants in the neighborhood: Casa Virtude (200 m from the house), Cantina 32, Tapa Bento, As Sete Maravilhas, LSD, Cantinho do Avillez, Da Terra, Reitoria.