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9 reviews
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Relax on the balcony after a day sightseeing
The terrace overlooks Serra do Pilar
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto District, Northern Portugal

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Very good - based on 9 reviews
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Averil C
Stamford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fulfilled it’s promise.”
Reviewed 21 May 2018 for a stay in May 2018

This apartment really does have spectacular views, but not only that, it is comfortable and well-appointed with easy access to Porto and the Port houses of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Our hostess, Helena, was very friendly and helpful, meeting us on arrival and showing us around the apartment and giving us tips on what to do. Thank-you Helena, for the wine and food supplies which were greatly appreciated.
Porto is a good place from which to explore the Douro valley with it’s Port vineyards. We took the train from Porto to Pinhão and would thoroughly recommend the ride. Casa de Mateus is an easy drive away and also very well worth visiting.

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Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful and well situated vacation rental in Porto”
Reviewed 3 April 2018 for a stay in March 2018

This apartment could not have been better situated...close to Port wineries, the Douro River, the historic city centre, supermarkets, public transportation. Helena gave us excellent information to help us enjoy our visit. We used the city metro and it was so easy to navigate. Thank you, Helena, for the lovely bottle of Douro wine and Super Bock beer... we really enjoyed it! The apartment itself is fabulous.... comfortable and with everything we needed. The kitchen is small but very functional. The living space was lovely. The beds were so comfortable! The views from the balconies were spectacular! I cannot say enough about how good this apartment is!

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1 review
“Best location and views for visiting Porto”
Reviewed 14 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

By the Don Luis bridge with access to Porto by easy walking, metro, cable care or fenicular this comfortable apartment gives wonderful view of the Duoro and Porto. Below are all the port wine lodges and a view across to the Yateman hotel. For travel further afield is the close by railway station.
Helene is kind and caring host to make this apartment an ideal base. Two good sized bedrooms, spacious sitting room / dining room and two balconies with either the choice of sun or shade.

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Kiki B
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment in perfect location”
Reviewed 1 September 2017 for a stay in June 2017

This apartment is stylish and modern and being on the top floor of a tall building, it has that exclusive feel to it. Helena was a great host and spoke perfect English and did everything to make the process easy from our initial enquiry until the moment we left. The location was perfect, within 15 minutes we could walk just about anywhere we wanted to go, and the metro was right outside the door to take us around if we were feeling lazy! For me though the real draw of this apartment is the two balconies front and rear. The massive front balcony is perfect for sunbathing, dining and has great views of the monastery and the mountains. The views from the back balcony are literally breathtaking and the photos on the site don't even do it justice. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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sally m
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely apartment”
Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

A really lovely apartment with beautiful views over the river. It had everything you needed and was so convenient for exploring Oporto and Gaia. The metro and buses were very frequent and easy to use which made getting around and exploring easy.
We were met by Helena who was very welcoming and helpful and gave us some excellent helpful hints to make our stay wonderful.

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1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2018 for a stay in June 2018
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Michael K
Olching, Germany
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2018 for a stay in February 2018
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