Comfortable, quiet and bright. safe and modern building with private garage. Wed.
Manuela Tavares da Cunha
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A great trip in this magnificent city.
We enjoyed our stay in Porto in this apartment. It is located a little away from the frenzy of the center of Porto but offers us in return a lot of tranquility. A peaceful place after a busy day of sightseeing in this beautiful city. You have to walk 15 to 20 minutes to get to the metro but it's worth the trip. The modern metro is worth a visit and gives us quick access to all that interests a visitor of a few days in this city. It is important to visit the area with Casa Musica and the Museum of Contemporary Art. There is a supermarket nearby, two rather than one (Pinto Doce and Continent), excellent pastries and small restaurants including Portuguese rotisseries. The apartment is very well equipped. We could add a recent tv with cable and some cauldrons. The indoor parking is an asset besides our host Manuela warmly receives us and can give you all the information you want. An excellent stay in this city.
Thank you, Jean, for your kind words. Your detailed comment is a great help for me. It was a great pleasure to meet you and welcome you to my home. I am very happy that you have felt good. My idea and my effort is always to make everyone feel at home. You have treated my house very well. I am very grateful. I hope you can come back more often. My house is always at your disposal. The best for you.
A smart, modern apartment in a quiet area of Porto, yet convenient for the city centre
We chose this apartment mainly because we were travelling to Porto in our own car and wanted a secure carparking space. The apartment is on the second floor, is accessed by a lift which also accesses the underground carpark. It is conveniently situated between Porto city centre and the A20 (IC23) internal ring road, in a residential area. The apartment is modern, very sunny, light and airy but has window screens and blackout curtains to provide shade if required. The full height windows open onto a balcony which overlooks a quiet road and an area of rather old, but picturesque tiled cottages and overgrown gardens which I understand are of historic value and are awaiting restoration.
We had all the equipment required for a self catering holiday. The shower functions well and there was plenty of hot water. The furniture is comfortable and in good condition. There is storage for suitcases etc. We stayed for 5 nights.
During our holiday we walked to Porto centre via the Rua de Serpa Pinto - this takes about 30 minutes. We also took the Metro from Carolina Michaelis to Bilhao (for the city centre) and other stations. It is possible to purchase 3-day multiple use tickets for public transport.
My husband is a transport enthusiast - he enjoyed the trams, the Sao Bento railway station (an art lover can enjoy the spectacular tiled interior), the bridges over the Douro and the Metro. I enjoyed wandering around back streets looking at tiled facades, stone carvings etc, the second hand / antique shops on the Rua de Serpa Pinto (close to our apartment), the historic city centre and banks of the Douro.
We bought a yellow bus 2-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off tourist buses which provide 2 circular tours of the city and nearby coast, plus a visit to a port tasting. We chose Manuel Pocas - a bit of a walk from the bus stop but there is another port cellar nearer the bus route. We visited the House of Henry the Navigator - a famous Portuguese prince with a British connection as his mother was Phillipa of Lancaster, an English princess.
We enjoyed our stay in Manuela's flat. For us it was an ideal combination of a quiet base yet within easy walking or public transport of Porto's main sites and easily accessed by car.
Clean, quiet and equipped with everything we needed. Parking was a nice added bonus!
Owner was prompt, friendly and helpful
Nettes Appartement, aber langer schwieriger Weg in die Altstadt
Die Beschreibung mit dem Bus in die Innenstadt zu kommen, war leider zu ungenau. Kein Bus in der Nähe fährt direkt in die Innenstadt. Die Metro liegt 20 Min. zu Fuss entfernt. Man benötigt bei dieser Unterkunft unserer Meinung nach ein Auto, da man ja auch noch in der Innenstadt von Porto viel läuft. Dort ist allerdings Parken nicht einfach. Ansonsten war die Begrüssung sehr nett, es gab 1 Flasche Wasser und Obst und Kekse. Nachts ist es einigermaßen ruhig.
Karin, thank you for staying at my house but allow me to disagree with some comments:
Your check-in was done face-to-face and all of your questions have certainly been clarified. Even before your arrival I showed myself available to help or clarify any questions you might have.
In fact the apartment is 2 minutes walk from several bus stops that lead to the city center.
In fact the traffic in the city of Porto is intense and parking is not easy and is almost always to pay, which makes my apartment even more interesting as it has a private garage inside the building without adding costs, which is rare in city of Porto happen.
The announcement of my apartment on this platform has its exact location and there it is very easy to get the notion of distances.
Having said that, I wish the best for you and the continuation of a good holiday and good stays.
Thank you for your understanding
Apartamento amplo e limpo
Adoramos o espaço, que fica numa área calma, com supermercado perto. O apartamento é amplo, limpo, bem decorado, funcional e tem tudo. Obrigada, Manuela!
Muito obrigada Vanessa, pelo seu comentário, fico muito contente por terem gostado da vossa estadia. Para mim foi um gosto ter-vos recebido e espero que possam voltar mais vezes. Beijinhos e muitas felicidades para a vossa linda família.
The apartment is located in a distant residential and commercial district 25 minutes walk from the historic center. The neighborhood is well served by cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacy and varied shopping streets. The Garden Ark d'Agua the rotunda da Boavista, Casa da Música, the Carvalhido church are located within a 15 minute walk.
The apartment is located next to several bus lines with direct connection to the beaches, the river, the railway stations, the airport and the city center. The nearest metro station (Carolina Michaelis) is a 10/15 minute walk and has links to all these directions.
The exit to the VCI - Carvalhido / Amial is a 2 minute drive which allows quick access to main roads and motorways.