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“Design room in the downtown”
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Belomonte 20
Ranked #157 of 257 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Just 5 minutes walking from the seaside and the heart of the city it was very good experience staying here. The mini apartment (VICTORIA) was very tiny and little but there was all the needed amenities. The bathroom was great and the shower as well very large and brand new..with one wall woodmade and the other of real stone. The apartment has an art gallery in the stairway (there is no elevator) .
The main weakness is the soundproofing of the rooms .. you can hear the steps of the guys in the upper apartment or if some one is walking the stairway. In addition the staff's girl woke us up early in the morning of the last day to pay the room knocking on the door ( not very gentle and nice ) even if we tried to find her several times to pay the day before.
Another big weakness was that internet wifi connection was not working.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

We have visited Portugal a number of times and usually stay in Residencias, so we are easily satisfied. As we had not been to Porto before and were staying for a week and were concerned about the weather we wanted something slightly better and plumped for the balcony studio.
It is in a good location, with modern furnishing and fitments and a good kitchenette. The balcony is splendid.
However....
There is no-one on site and check in was hit and miss (we found people outside the front door unable to gain access!). The owner might be delightful but we were told they were in Cuba and the apartments were being "supervised" by someone who could have been a student, who was only contactable by phone and ownership of a mobile phone was assumed.
There seemed to be no spare keys for our studio so we only got any room servicing when we were in and asked for it. It was then done "round us". While the cleaning was not a problem for us, the removal of food waste was. If we had been told we could have done it ourselves, but would expect extra bags for the bin. Of even more concern was what would have happened if we had lost our keys....
The floors are boards over bare ceiling joists, with absolutely no acoustic insulation. You can hear EVERYTHING that goes on above you. This is OK if they are church mice and rarely in, but for a couple of days we had a rampaging child above us and then we had people who seemed to delight in rearranging their room before 6am in the morning.
There was only one chair and it was broken. There was no balcony furniture.
The shower was in a well(!) and you entered by going down four freestanding wooden stairs which had no handrail.
The wooden stairs were bare, steep, narrow and low levels of illumination.
The digital television (good) stopped working after a couple of days.
The signal for the Wi-Fi was barely detectable and thus unusable anywhere in the block.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Lewis_the_Barman
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Reviewed 13 September 2012

We strongly recommend Belomonte appartments. Comfortable, well located, good taste in decoration, clean. It gives you the opportunity to live in an old building with today's commodities at the core of a lovely city. The owners are the the best, and the housekeeper is all smiles when she talks. Nice place for breakfast less than a block away, with good and inexpensive food. Short walks to the Douro river, historic buildings and the stop of a streetcar that brings you where the Douro merges with the Atlantic ocean. Go to Porto and stay at Belomonte apartments, you won't regret it. Gracias Ernesto y Sofia por la hospitalidad y unos dias magníficos.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 October 2009

Great value for money : in a safe area of the historic district, about 10 minutes walk to the river and about the same to the Cathedral. The owners - Sophia and Ernesto - are charming and helpful. The apartments are comfortable and stylish and the 'Dardo' apartment (that we stayed in) has a lovely balcony. Be sure to visit the Cafe Bolomonte Pizza next door for a nightcap on your way back home from an evening out, the friendly owners and locals will make you welcome. If you want to economise from the riverside restaurants, the 'O Caravela da Ribiera' cafe in Rua Mouzinho da Silveiro does a great Prato del Dia menu. The only drawbacks to these apartments are that you might need to walk up quite a few flights of stairs and sometimes you might hear the footsteps of any occupants of apartments above you.

  • Stayed: October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 September 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Belomonte 20

Address: Rua do Belomonte 20, Porto 4050-096, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
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Ranked #157 of 257 Speciality Lodging in Porto
Price Range: £37 - £60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Self Catering apartments in Porto, Portugal. Contemporary and cosy in the heart of the historical center. 5 minutes walking from the Cathedral and from the river. 5 minutes walking from the metro and the tramway. Just perfect. In rua de Belomonte 20, where are cafés, restaurants and the main monuments of Porto. ... more   less 
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