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River view 01
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bed room
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View across river (from Gaia to Porto)
Gaia side (Oporto wine cellars area)
'Aliados'
Next to the Cathedral
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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Maureen R
Burnley
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A comfortable apartment with great views and a central location”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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We have just returned from a week staying at this lovely apartment which is in a very central 'old town' location on the river front. The apartment is in a quirky old building but is light and modern inside. It very comfortably sleeps 2 people but can accommodate a further 1/2 on the sofa bed in the living area (though probably best for a short stay). There are small outside terraces at the front and the rear. The apartment is a great base to explore the city - very handy for all the attractions and local transport. As previous guests have commented it is on the 4th floor up a steep staircase - so not good for people with mobility issues. Thankfully this is not a problem for us . The 4th floor position means the front outside terrace has a fabulous view of the river - perfect for an al fresco meal and watching the world go by. There is a supermarket about 10 minutes walk from the front door and a host of restaurants and bars within easy reach (yards to be honest). We enjoyed a great meal at Papavinhos (take a right out of the apartment and it is a couple of minutes walk away). Turning left and about 2-3 minutes walk Armazem is a pleasant spot. It is an old port warehouse that is now an antiques store with a very nice cafe bar. Walking a little further along the river you will quickly find the Ribera with tons of bars and eateries.

If you enjoy cycling there is network of easy cycle paths taking you out of the city along the coast to Foz, Alternatively if you don't mind a longer ride you can cross the river to Gaia and cycle down the coast as far as Aguda - Zizzis restaurant in Aguda is really great. We hired bikes from Vieguini Cycle and Scooter hire (located right on the cycle path), the bikes are good quality, well maintained and they are very helpful.

The apartment owner, Mario ,is the most pleasant and accommodating man you could wish to meet. Nothing was too much trouble. He even picked us up from the airpot and gave us a short tour of the city so we could get our bearings. We had a wonderful week in Porto which is a great place to visit and would love to stay here again.

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Palma De Mallorca
Reviewed 17 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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debdestin...
Woolgoolga, Australia
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35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful views”
Reviewed 15 July 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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This modern apartment is situated by the Douro in old Porto with stunning views across the river which give an insight into Porto life, everything is close by. It is well equipped with a comfortable bed, living area and good sized balcony. We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay. Mario met us at the bus station which saved us a lot of time and taxi fares. A really charming place.

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Liked best: Amazing views
Liked least: Stairs but then where can you go in Europe without stairs!
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tkatet
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fabulous apartment, fabulous city”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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Had an excellent week long stay here. Apartment is a great size for two with lovely terrace overlooking the river to enjoy the sunshine. The apartment is quiet as just outside the heart of Ribeira and bedroom is situated at the back of the building so no disturbance from the roadside.

Mario was brilliant - he picked us up from the airport and was on hand during the week when we needed to get in touch with him.

We're planning on going back to Porto and would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: Location and riverside view
Liked least: Walk up the stairs to 4th floor!
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A lovely apartment in an excellent location”
Reviewed 20 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This apartment is perfectly located close to the Riberia District,with lots of restaurants,and also the Red Hop on-Hop off Bus that goes past the door.
Mario R is the perfect host,he picked us up from the airport even though it was after 8PM,gave us lots of info and booked a Taxi for our return.
The apartment is well furnished, comfortable and has the added bonus of the outside balcony with views over the river,the only downside are the 68 steps leading up to the apartment on the 4th floor.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this apartment.

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Liked best: The view from the balcony.
Liked least: The 68 steps to the 4th floor.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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