Not central but close enough to all the important places. You will need to walk to see Porto at its best and, as its built on the steep sides of the river, there are plenty of hills.
The apartment is in a renovated block that has been redone to a high standard.
It had almost everything we needed and was comfortable throughout.
Mário ensured that we reached the apartment safely and were made aware where the local supermarket was for supplies.
We had a great time in Porto and Mario's warm welcome at the (non-central) Campana bus station and help in settling in at his apartment were a big part of that. We loved the apartment, adored the easy access to lovely beaches via the 500 bus that passes by its door, were pleasantly surprised to discover a brand-new, ultra-modern laundromat next door, exulted in a splendid run along the Douro again by just stepping outside that SAME door.... our ONLY (very slight) problem was a lack of sheets for the bed, but we figure that there must have been some sort of one-time oversight/confusion in that regard. A GREAT place from which to explore a fascinating old city, and the four flights of stairs are really NOT that bad at all -- you even get to observe some very interesting rock formations on the way up!!
We were met at the airport by the owner, Mario. He spoke great English & pointed out places of interest on the way to the apartment. Having explained about things we needed to know within the apartment, he left us to settle in. The apartment was spacious and light together with being well equipped with all mod cons(minus a toaster!!). Sitting out on the balcony with a glass of port watching the world go by was very relaxing. The location of the apartment was great. The No 500 bus which takes you up the coast towards the beaches passes the apartment as does the tram into the Ribiera district. Also, the red open top sight seeing bus stop is only a 10 minute walk either way. It was only a 12-15 minute walk to where the action was to. Porto was a lovely city with plenty of things to see and do. Thanks again Mario. Hope to see you again some time.
Great apartment for 2 in a lovely position near the old town and Gaia for the port houses. Mario was a great host and unexpectedly met us at the airport and took us to the apartment as he was in the vicinity. The apartment was clean, well laid out and all we could have wished for a long weekend in the city. As stated there is no lift and you will need to climb to the fourth floor, not a problem for us and the views more than made up for the climb. Local supermarket within walking distance. Would definitely recommend this place
The view is irresistible of course! The location also works well - old town charm and in walking distance of transport, shops, restaurants, laundrette and main Porto sights. The apartment is modern, airy ( with terraces front and back) and Mario is a very helpful host. He collected us from the train station and responded promptly with local knowledge when we contacted him. The apartment is on the fourth floor (hence great view) and stairs could be challenging for older people with luggage. Mario assisted with this when welcoming us to the apartment.
We enjoyed our six days in Porto very much.