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1 Bedroom, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2
Porto, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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joiebligh
Dublin, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful apartments in quite area.”
Reviewed 7 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018

The owners of this gorgeous house, Maria & Antonio, are possible the nicest people one could meet. The three apartments are tastefully decorated with everything one could need for a stay. Very comfortable bed, quiet area and the added bonus of the use of a lovely garden. There are a couple of small supermarkets nearby and nice Portuguese restaurants not too far away.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Mar 2018
It's a great luck and privilege to meet people like Joie and John.
No need to many words, we can only thank you for the wonderful presence and the kind words.
Até sempre ...
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klepkens
Brussels, Belgium
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“again: maria is the best host.......ever”
Reviewed 20 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

we stayed already at porto.arte guest apartments in the wintertiome.

again we booked this lovely and clean and well situated apartment for sept./okt.

again: it was a wunderful experience!

maria is the best host ever!

(it is only a 15 min. walk to the old city centre! busses are in the very near!)

maria, thank you so much
as always..........J.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Nov 2017
It's hard to find words to thank for such a good comment.
I can only say that I thank you very much, that I am proud and it is only possible because I meet exceptional guests.
Obrigada
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A TripAdvisor Member
1 review
“It doesn’t get any better, seriously”
Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

This is a fabulous apartment - just beautiful, and the location is ideal. You can walk easily from the apartment into the heart of the city but also in the other direction, out to the river and on to the spectacular Atlantic coast. The owners have put so much care into insuring that their guests have a pleasant stay that I can’t imagine anyone not being wonderfully impressed. They are such a beautiful couple and so helpful and friendly that I felt as though I’d known them for years. And their advice on places to visit was immensely helpful.

The apartment is immaculate - and sparkling. It has lovely furniture, super comfortable bedding, and a well-stocked kitchen (in terms of dishes, soap, condiments, etc.). You can tell that they’ve put care into the choice of every fixture.

The layout and design of the apartment is also wonderful. They’ve restored the building in manner that stays true to the original structure, so that one has all the benefits of a modern apartment but that still retains its historical authenticity. You can’t help but feel you are staying someplace really special.

There’s plenty of closet and drawer space. And what a treat to have a big bag of ice in the nice sized freezer that I could use to cool my delicious Portuguese green sparkling wine. There are grocery stores and nice, very reasonably priced restaurants and bakeries and bus stops for those who don’t like to walk all within a block or two. The apartment has AC, but I never turned it on because the temperature was so pleasant with the windows open and the beautiful fresh air coming in from the absolutely lovely garden. And what a TV! It’s the best wide screen flat TV I’ve ever watched with a wide variety of international stations. But don’t get stuck in front of it all day, which will be tempting - as you’ve got a vibrant, amazing city to explore right outside your door.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Nov 2017
I do not have enough good words to express the joy and the gratitude for your evaluation. It was (and still is) a great pleasure to have met you. Truly! Obrigada!
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Dec 2017
Thank you so much for the kind words and the excellent review.
It was a pleasure to have welcomed you and your husband, I am especially pleased to have been your "welcome door" in Porto at this stage of your life.
Obrigada
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Gouderevi...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect base to explore Porto”
Reviewed 19 March 2017 for a stay in March 2017

Had a lovely few days staying at Maria's apartment, she told us what bus to get on and was there to welcome us and offer advice on where to go. The apartment was great, we had everything we needed including a powerful shower. Lovely to sit in the back garden. It is in the art district. Walk down the street to the centre of Porto and the other way to the Palacio gardens. Shops, cafes and restaurants are all close by.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Mar 2017
Thank you for the generosity of the evaluation, it feels very well.
It is good to be recognized for my effort to offer the best welcoming conditions.
And Palácio gardens are so romantic ...
It was a pleasure and a good fortune to have received such a nice couple, which greatly facilitates the communication.
Obrigada.
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Guy L
Porto, Portugal
2 reviews
“Perfect stay in porto”
Reviewed 23 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016

We had a wonderful time in Marias apartment. Perfectly decorated, with everything you need for a comfortable time.And everything is nearby.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Dec 2016
Thank you for your kind commentary as well as the generosity on the evaluation.

I'm glad you were satisfied with the service and the apartment, it's very gratifying for me!

Até à próxima.
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Warren B
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best rental we found on four week Portugal / Spain trip”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed in the one bedroom, two bathroom suite. The bathrooms have sparkling modern fixtures. The kitchen is well equipped with granite countertops and modern appliances and cabinetry. Furnishings are a nice blend of modern and period pieces. The bed was very comfortable and housekeeping was impeccable. It is obvious that Maria and Antonio take pride in this restored old home set right in the arts district of Porto.
The private back yard was nice and we did utilize the complimentary laundry.
This was one of nine places we stayed during a four-week holiday in Portugal and Spain. This apartment was by far the best accommodation we found on the trip.

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Liked best: Comfortable, sparkling clean
Liked least: only that we hadn't allotted enough time there
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
6 Dec 2016
Your kind comments makes me very proud and with the good feeling that the work, the dedication and hosting according to our tradition is very gratifying.
Thank you so much.
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