2 Bedrooms Apartment, in the historical center of Oporto, with fantastic views
- english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, polish
Check-out: 10:30 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Chic Duplex with Amazing Views
My husband and I absolutely loved this historic duplex in the most interesting part of Porto. The views of the Luiz I bridge over the Douro river were dazzling from the private terrace off the master bedroom, so too were the views of town and of the park from all of the other windows in the primary living space. The apartment has a gorgeous art deco feel with the curved walls and lighting fixtures and is furnished with unique built in cabinets which help to define the living space. Both bathrooms are finished in a beautiful Carrera marble and loaded with plush new towels. Mark and Grace were very helpful, especially when we realized that we were arriving an hour earlier (we learned the hard way about the time difference between Portugal, and Spain and France). Grace met us at the door and insisted on helping carry our bags up a short flight of stairs to the elevator. She also met us at checkout and did the same thing. There is a very convenient parking garage located across the street. Parking there is a little pricey but well worth the safety and convenience. The washer-dryer came in very handy, and the full suite of cable stations on the television was appreciated. The apartment is only a short walk from the row of restaurants that line the bank of the Douro river, and a stop for the open-top double decker city bus tour.
What a great apartment! Modern, large and convenient. Only 1 flight of stairs to the elevator. Beautifully decorated with all amenities.
Location Location Location
Perfectly located, spacious apartment. You're near everything you could wish for. We were lucky with the weather (end of October) and were able to use the balcony on the upper floor a couple of times during our stay. Owner Marc was very accomodating.
Amazing location, modern apartment, close to all major sights. Great view from the terrace in the evening
A great location - some improvements warranted
As all of the reviews note, the apt is in a terrific location in Porto. Only the upper bedroom with its terrace has lovely views of the Dom Luis I bridge and the River Douro. The balance of the views from the apt are of the Infante Dom Henrique Park.
The listing notes air conditioning, however, it is limited to the two bedrooms. The Living room, dining room and kitchen are not air conditioned and while the large windows open to the street and park, we found that flies and mosquitoes came into the apt when these windows were open.
Kitchen was modestly equipped but adequate.
Like many apt rentals, some of the furniture is too large for the space. This was true for the dining room table (little room to pull back a chair) and the bed in the upper bedroom. The bed faces the windowed terrace and there is a steel post beam that leaves only about 12" to get by to move around the bed from the closets. Upper bathroom had enough shelf space for two toiletry bags. Good water pressure.
For more elderly tenants or those with heavy suitcases, note that there is a long staircase from the ground level to the elevator, that could present a challenge.
Thanks for the comments. In fact as you describe it is the best location in Porto! Close to everything and unique views!
We will take into consideration some comments in order to improve even more the experience of our customers in my apartment.
Elegant apartment on two levels
We stayed here before in 2015. We booked the apartment again because we liked it so much. From the 5th floor, you can look out at the Jardin, and all the tour buses coming and going. From the 6th floor Master Suite you can sit on the balcony with a view of the River. Terrific!
Thanks and to see you again soon
You are located in the historical center of the city of Oporto, near the Ribeira Area, with fantastic view of the River Douro, Dom Luis Brigde and the whole city historical center of Oporto. You are nearby the Palacio da Bolsa, the Sao Francisco Church and in front you have the Infante Dom Henrique Square.