|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Renewed, charming romantic Studio, comfortable, quiet, clean and stylishly appointed, on 3rd floor .
Excellent transports (Metro, bus and train) only 150 meters. Very comfortable double bed with nice linen and 2 single bed on loft. Fully equipped kitchen with dinnerware for 4. Table seat 4. Air conditioning. Bathroom with shower cabin.
LCD/TV with 45 TV international channels and FREE wireless internet. Radio/CD player - some CDs.
Max. occupancy - 4 persons
City Center superb location in an typical Porto 19th century building, on second floor.
Porto Downtown Studios is a reputable, legally registered and recognized rental, fully registered at Turismo de Portugal, under the numbers 867/ 885/887/AL and supervised by the local authorities, Camara Municipal do Porto and ASAE. This accreditation can be checked any time at Turismo de Portugal database.
Studio 1 & 2 - Max. occupancy - 3 persons.
Studio 3 - Max. occupancy - 4 persons.
Apartment full equipped with complete dinnerware for 4. Linen and towels supplied.
Old fashion tourist tram climbing the street, at door, downtown circle line.
Check in - after 03:00 PM (can keep luggage). Check out- until 11:00AM.
Welcome fruit basket and a bottle of wine. No cleaning fee.
Some city maps and touristic information.
-Noise is forbidden after 21.00h inside the apartment as well as in the staircase. Please do not disturb the neighbours when opening or closing the entrance to the building and the apartment.
Minimum renting guest age - 18 years.
- We do not accept groups celebrating stag or hen parties, or football supporters coming to European Championship matches. Thank you for your understanding.
- We do not accept reservations of people who rent the apartments for illegal activities or to invite escorts during the stay.
- The property owner reserves the right to ask the tenant to sign a location contract when paying the outstanding amount of rent or upon arrival.
Porto - must be visited: Porto has an excellent new airport (received ACI Airport Service Quality awards last year) and several companies operating. Ryanair established recently a hub. Airport is connected to the city centre by Metro.
One of the oldest cities in Europe, Porto has enjoyed World Heritage classification since 1996. Perched on the banks of river Douro, one of its six bridges was designed by Gustave Eiffel, whose signature touch is immediately recognised.
Along these very banks, visit the iconic cellars and discover more than 30 Port wine labels, most of which are world-famous.
Within the town of Porto itself, lovely vast panels of Portuguese tiles, in all number of intricate designs and colours, can be admired in Carmo Church, Almas Chapel, the interior of Sao Bento station and indeed along many of its rustic streets. The town is equally rich in historic monuments and outstanding examples of Baroque architecture, such as Sao Francisco, the Santa Clara churches, town hall.
Porto - Comtemporary architecture: In more recent years, Porto has carved an enviable reputation for its contemporary architecture, two laureate Pritzker prize Siza Vieira (1992) and Souto Moura (2011) including modern designs such as the Serralves Comtemporary Art Museum and House of Music, both of which host permanent exhibitions and shows.
By train one day journay: Costa Verde lies in the Northern region of Portugal, and includes wonderful, charming cities such as Braga, Guimaraes and Viana, all located just 50 – 70km from Porto. Day trips are easily organised from Porto’s Sao Bento Station.
Don't miss Douro valley, also a World Heritage landscape, train from Sao Bento station, goes up the river Douro to the vineyards where Port Wine is produced.
Located on Word Heritage District and in 2009 made a total reconstruction to change it to rental Studios.
Prime location you can visit all major venues just walking. Near to tradicional cafes, restaurants, main pedestrian shopping street, monuments and close to all types of transport - Metro, Bus, tramway, train (Guimaraes /Braga and Douro) and bus to Lisbon or Vigo/Santiago Compostela.
We went in Porto to have some rest and visit this very nice city and we were not disappointed! Jaime was the perfect host and gave us useful advice and things you need to know about the town as soon as we arrived. The studio was lovely and perfect for holidays. We will recommand it to our friends and families.
Rates based - 2 persons occupation. Each extra person Euros 15 per day. (children rate - contact us)
No cleaning fee.
Check in after 3 PM and Chec Out before - 11 AM
Welcome fruit basket and a bottle of wine.
City maps and tourist information.
Jaime met us when we arrived and provided very helpful information about local attractions, shops, restaurants and historical features.
The studio is walking distance to everything - Cais da Ribeira, Sao Bento Station, the D. Luis bridge, Historical buildings.
Easy bus trip out to Matosinhos - a must visit for the fish restaurants. Perfect location!
More than big enough for the 4 guests that we need to accommodate.
Jaime also left us a bottle of wine and a bowl a fruit... Nice touch!!!
I don't know why it has taken me so long to write this review. My partner and I stayed in Jaime's apartment last November. We were taking part in an academic conference and hoped to spend a day or so exploring Porto after the conference. We were forced to book new flights and to extend our stay on three separate occasions because of a Portuguese national strike, heavy snow in England and Ireland that closed airports, and an unofficial Spanish air traffic controllers' strike. Through all of this Jaime was an exemplary host. For a very reasonable daily fee he allowed us to extend our stay in his apartment, and when we had to vacate because new tenants were coming, he helped us to move into another apartment in the building (his brother's). We loved our unintended holiday and had a wonderful time. As I say, I don't know why it has taken me so long to write this review, especially as we are still talking about what a good time we had. I would heartily recommend the apartment to any of my friends or family, and would like to take the opportunity to thank Jaime again for his great help and courtesy.
Downtown Studio is a perfect solution!
Porto is really a fantastic city and the apartment is really wonderful, extremely well located, clean and with a familiar welcome of Jaime that greets customers.
The flat has a perfect location and one can easily get to the old town Ribeira, as well as to the whole downtown city of Porto,.The flat is 3 minutes walk from the beautiful railway station Sao Bento, so it is very convenient for people travelling by train. The place was very clean, with everything necessary, with Internet facilities and TV, the second floor room is romantic and excellent for teenagers. The owner was very kind and very helpful, thank you very much Jaime! We followed all his instructions what to see and where to eat and we are grateful for his recommendations. Especially for the recommendation to see Lello bookshop - it is the most impressive bookshop we had ever seen! Porto is a fantastic town, artistic, different in its diffferent parts, Douro river is so beautiful, and the bridges are pieces of art; the ocean is very near and should be seen. We had an unfogrettable stay in Porto and we should strongly recommend the town and Downtown studio to all our friends and interested in travel to Portugal people.
Astonishing place at Porto's downtown. Perfect for a 3 member family. Porto is a city that invites you to take long walks along its typical streets. Jaime's place is a perfect start point as it is strategically well situated behind São Bento railway station ,150m from Aliados and round the corner, Santa Catarina Street.
Hoping to go back next year!
Myself and seven friends spent a fabulous girlie weekend at the studios in February 2011 celebrating a 50th birthday. It was perfect, very comfortable, spotlessly clean and most of all ideally located in the old part of the town. Jaime was extremely helpful and had thought of everything to make our few days very special. Thank you Jaime we hope to be back with our husbands next time!!
Charming, brand new, renovated stylish studios nestled in Porto’s World Heritage District.
Located next (200 metres) to Sao Bento - train, bus and Metro stations (40 min to airport), restaurants and traditional Portuguese cafes. Near main monuments such as the Cathedral, iconic tiled churches, theatres, and trendy Galerias de Paris street's new drinking establishments. Walking distance to Ribeira, river banks (Port wine cellars just across the bridge) and main shopping streets.
Studio 2 - Max occupancy 3 persons.
Cable LCD TV (47 channels) and WIFI internet free of charge.