The apartment is located mid-way on the hill on the Vila Nova de Gaia side of the the river. The block itself looks and feels tired.
We were initially impressed with the accommodation but found it lacking in basics. Clothes storage was an issue, lack of wardrobe space. No wardrobes in the main bedrooms (a clothes rail in the rear bedroom).
Also, we found the description a little misleading, the Air Conditioning box has been ticked, however the apartment only has Air-con in the lounge and front main bedroom. We felt the heat as we were holidaying in August and felt a little mis-lead and were expecting Air-con for all the bedrooms - it was needed!
There is a lack of lounge seating too, a two seater settee isn't sufficient.
The beds need pulling out and cleaning underneath and behind, the wall behind the bed in the rear main bedroom was very dusty. The windows to the front of the apartment are very dirty and would benefit a clean and the balconies are not usable as they are very narrow and the left one has a large appliance in it.
Having said all that, we enjoyed our stay in Porto and Miguel and Joana were very nice people.
The score is 3.5 out of 5.
This apartment is situated in the perfect spot to view the River Duoro at sunset, get over to any of the local shops and restaurants within minutes, or just take a walk down the block to any of the local Port houses. A gem in a small, tightly packed city of sights and excitement. Our stay was great, with everything we needed to enjoy Porto. Parking is in a secure location beneath the apartment, which makes parking in the city worry free. Miguel was super to work with. Great communicator and extremely helpful. You will not be disappointed. Come. Stay. Enjoy!
Absolutely beautiful apartment with wonderful views. Flat was really well situated so we did most of our exploring on foot. Apartment is very comfortable and is perfect for two families. Check in/out very smooth and the owner was really friendly and helpful. Would recommend the apartment to anyone who wants to visit this beautiful and friendly city.
This apartment is situated in Gaia, just on the other side of the Duoro where the Port houses are (5 minutes walk). It's view on Porto is beautiful. A walk from the apartment to Porto is 15 minutes and therefore an good location to explore Porto.
The apartment is well equiped and proper. Parking at the back in a garage. The price of the apartment is absolutely worth its value.
The owner, Miguel makes you feel welcome, is a good host, providing useful tips and always willing to be of assistance whenever needed.
I can recommend this apartment when visiting Porto.
Miguel is a great guy. We all felt that it's a great luck that we are staying in his place ans have him as a host.
Apartment is great. Location is unbelievably good. The view from the apartment is unforgettable. It also comes with no-nonsense parking in a gated garage in the same building; luxury you will not find in Europe very often.
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