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Great place with great view.
Luis was very knowledgeable and helpful. Had a wonderful stay and would come back.
Great location, odd setup
We loved the location of the apartment, right on the river looking out at all the action. The apartment has an odd set up with the bedroom at the front of the house and the bathroom &kitchen separated from the bedroom by a hallway that's part of the rest of the house. There is total privacy, though, so it didn't get in our way. The bed was rather hard and not very comfortable. It was pretty loud on Friday night but there are double paned windows that cut out most of the noise. All that being said, we still loved staying at Luis' place.
Great central location and wonderful views!!
Luis is great to communicate with, always responded to emails. Location is excellent. We had the top floor unit, and happy for that since the apartments have multiple doors accessed via the central staircase. So as we walked up the stairs you are essentially walking through others living area. Building is old as you'd expect, so bathroom is very small. Some areas could use cleanup and fresh coats of paint. No AC so we kept the door open, but tourist activity below goes well into the night and is loud.
The building, dating from the XVIII century, is included in UNESCO world heritage zone and is protected.
There is no air conditioning like in all the similar buildings, as it is not allowed to install any external equipment. But Porto has a very mild climate, even in Summer, so there are practically no real hot Summer days.
The flat occupies all the third and last floor of the building, so there is full privacy.
Nice comfortable apartment in a beautiful location
We stayed in Luis apartment for 2 nights at the end of September. Luis was great with correspondence. He gave us some very useful advice before our arrival. Luis met us off the train and took us to the apartment. The apartment is up a few flights of stairs, which makes the view from the balcony all the better. And what a view it is! Situated right in the heart of Porto, there is everything to explore at your doorstep. The apartment has all the basics, is "split" in 2 sections, bedroom overlooking the river, and across the landing you have the bathroom and kitchen. Would recommend this apartment, as Luis is a very nice and helpful guy, the apartment is situated in a fabulous spot, although not 5 star luxury, is very comfortable, and the price - great deal. Tony from Australia
Great location, helpful host
Luis met us and helped guide us to the property. It was a great location, overlooking the river in Porto. It made a great base from which to explore the area and was very reasonably priced. Thanks Luis!
Perfect in every way
This apartment was EVERYTHING I was looking for. It is a charming apartment in a wonderful, clean building that is perfectly located. If you want your stay to be documented on any postcard or bookmark this is the place. It is cozy, not small - the charm is in its cozy atmosphere. The VIEW! the Hookah bar below ( don't worry - they are a quiet bunch) and the outdoor free serenade from the act they hired to entertain made this apartment even more perfect for our stay. Sit, Drink, Eat, View and a free concert - just a total WOW. Luis and his family are terrific - and all of the pre-arrival communication was wonderful.
From the airport:
a) Metro: follow the "metro" signs. On leaving the arrivals hall go to level -1 and at the end of the corridor there are machines to buy tickets. Buy one ticket per person (choose Z4 - price per person € 2,35 , including 0.50 of the ticket that you can recharge. A metro every 30 minutes between 6:00 to 0:30. Do not forget to validate your ticket at the machine which is just before the escalator to go up on the platform. in Trindade (station when you arrive 27 minutes after leaving the airport) you will have buses 900, 901 or 906 (stop just meters from the metro station down the street without crossing any street). Validate on the bus the same ticket you bought at metro which will be valid for 1:15. Exit at 4th stop ("Palacio da Bolsa") after a short trip of 5-7 minutes. The apartment is 3 minutes walk.
b) taxi ask the driver to go to the Hotel Pestana (Ribeira). Then just mount the stone staircase which is located to the left of the entrance door of the hotel - you'll be on the "wall" and the house is about half the wall.
By train: 500m from the railway station (Porto São Bento). Walk down the street or take bus 900, 901, 906 in front of the station and exit at the 2nd stop.
By car: Ribeira, at the border of the river Douro and near D. Bridge Luis I. Public parking within 100m.
Many restaurants and bars within 50m. Tourist office, bank / ATM, supermarket and bakery within 100m. Excursions on the River Douro. Visits to wine cellars of Porto. Visit the city bus. Tourist tram along the river Douro. Bike hire nearby. 5 km to beaches by bus.