This is one of the best appartment's I've ever rented - perfect for couples. It's in a great central location, was in beautiful condition, and has a lovely roof terrace.
Raul is a brilliant host - incredibly helpful and kind. We had a really wonderful weekend
The studio location is perfect. Easy walking to all the sites. Just up the street a lovely park on one side, nice restaurants and a bakery on the other side. The bakery made breakfast easy and fun...lots of locals. A small grocery 3 doors down was convenient for fresh fruit, cheese, beer, and wine. Raul is one of the best hosts we've ever encountered. He met us on time based on our arrival, talked with us about the area, provided maps and information, supplied all of the right kitchen and bath needs...and some nice extras. It was raining when we arrived; he gave us his umbrella to use during our stay. He went out of his way to make our stay nice. The studio is very nice and just as pictured...unique/fun, the rooftop and views very nice, plenty of space, clean and well-maintained. We highly recommend.
Raul was excellent in communication both before and during our stay. He gave us suggestions for some great local restaurants, and even circled the must-see attractions on a city map which he had thoughtfully provided himself. He also stocked the fridge with some water, fruit juice, and beer, plus some coffee to get us started. The apartment is lovely, just perfect for two people. And the rooftop and view were a wonderful bonus. We enjoyed a rooftop cocktail each evening before setting out for dinner. We had a rental car, and on Raul's suggestion, found it very easy to park for free in the same street as the apartment. Porto is a very walk-able city, and Raul's apartment is in a perfect location for exploring. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely return to Raul's next time we visit Porto.
I don't know what to add to the other glowing reviews, except to agree with them wholeheartedly. Raul met us and gave us all the information we needed, the flat was spotless and well appointed with plenty of storage for our clothes and toiletries, and there was even a bottle of "Welcome Port" waiting for us in the kitchen. The location was perfect for easy access to the riverside and to the historic part of the city.
As an added bonus during our stay, Portugal played Spain in the World Cup and the match was broadcast on big screens throughout the city, about a 1-minute walk from our door - the atmosphere was amazing!
The only word of caution would be for travellers who may have difficulty getting around, in that there were plenty of very steep hills in every direction leaving the flat, and there are three flights of stairs leading up to it. For us, this wasn't an issue (and we valued the added exercise to help burn off all our cheeky gelato treats!) - but just to be aware if this might be something you'd find difficult.
The flat, Raul and the location were all perfect - and we had a perfectly wonderful stay while we were there. I highly recommend!
Great location for numerous visits into the old town of Porto surrounded by historic churches, beautiful small streets and endless number of great restaurants.
The apartment is one of a kind, outstanding and stylish, something you want to stay in when on a short visit in Porto.
Not enough having a great retreat within Porto, especially with good weather the roof top terrace with the view over the old town, to the river and the bridge still and having a private sun deck amidst the city is just unbelievable.
The beautiful place made the stay in Porto even more fantastic.
Thank you Raul for being a great host!
Amazing view, great space for a couple. We had breakfast and sundowners on the roof daily. Explored the city all day which is totally doable on foot from this apartment (note: Porto is hilly). Raul's hospitality was exceptional, couldn't recommend highly enough - would happily stay again (wish I was still there!).
Raul's apartment in Porto is great. It is in a great location and great neighborhood. Very easy to reach from the airport. It is walking distance to everything in the historic area of Porto. The upstairs balcony is reason enough to stay here, but it was a very comfortable and clean apartment as well. Raul was very flexible on check in time as our flight was delayed. He took time to meet us and give us some great tips for restaurants and sights in Porto. Thank you Raul!