Untours - Marionette 4, Porto, Portugal - Porto
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This comfortable one-bedroom apartment is located in a 17th century building on a small street in the heart of central Porto. The building has been tastefully renovated with respect for its history, but with concessions to modern tastes. Exposed granite walls are seen throughout. From a French balcony, you can see an interior courtyard where the centuries of structural renovation are on full view.

The apartment itself is modern and consists of a double bedroom, a modern bathroom with shower, a small kitchenette, and an open living room/dining room area with dining space for four persons. The living room has a TV and sofa bed suitable for two persons. The apartment has WiFi.

Much of Porto with its many sights and monuments is within an easy walk from this apartment. The San Bento train station is just a 10 minute walk. Grocery stores, bakeries, and restaurants are all close at hand. There’s even a Marionette Museum just down the street.

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Property Details


1 bedroom with queen bed. Double sofa bed in living room.


1 bathroom with shower


Modern kitchenette with microwave, 2-burner range. No oven.


No washing machine. Self-service laundromats nearby. Drying rack available on request.


2nd Floor


20 steps to 2nd floor


Bus stop 5 minutes away. Train station 10 minutes away. Uber available. No dedicated parking.


No washing machine. Limited kitchenette (no oven). Some noise from restaurant on ground floor.


French balconies over courtyard


WiFi, French balcony

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What's included with the Portugal - Porto Untour?

  • One or two weeks in a private apartment in the city center
  • Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Porto, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
  • Airport transfer assistance.
  • A local transit pass that also offers free and reduced admission to Porto attractions.
  • A 3-day Portugal rail pass for one-weekers; a 6-day Portugal rail pass for 2-weekers.
  • An orientation session with local staff to help you make the most of your time.
  • A cultural event that gives you local insight into the culture.
  • A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
  • Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
  • Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.

Landlord or Host for Marionette 4, Porto, Portugal - Porto

The owners of this apartment are a young English-speaking couple, Pedro and Laura. They are in the building most days and are available by phone if needed.

Porto, Portugal - Porto, Home of Marionette 4

Central Porto stretches from the lovely Douro River waterfront up to the the Baroque Clerigos Tower that dominates the city’s skyline. It is not a flat city, so prepare for some ups and downs.

Porto is mostly compact with its main tourist attractions. Most can be reached within a 30 minute walk of the center. An exception to this is the port wine cellars of Gaia which lie across the river, easily accessible by bus.

Shops and restaurants are plentiful in Central Porto. There are several grocery stores in the center. Our favorite areas for strolling are the Rua das Flores, a lively pedestrian street below the main rail station and the Douro waterfront with its pubs, restaurants, and stunning views.

The Sao Bento railway station, in addition to being one of the most beautiful stations you’ll ever see, has service to points throughout Portugal. There are many easy day trips that can be taken by rail from Porto, including Guimarães, Braga, Coimbra, Regua (on the Douro), and Coimbra.

Customer comments about Marionette 4, Porto, Portugal - Porto

"It was more like staying in an extended stay facility than an apartment, which was nice. We liked the location and the nearby laundromat. We were surprised that our towels were changed every other day." J. and D. Koffler (10/2019)

"The apartment was in a good location. It was very clean and recently renovated. We did get some noise from a restaurant below." Benadyne and George Phillips

"The staff was very helpful. The location in Porto was perfect. The apartment was fine for our needs. But it was very noisy!! There is a restaurant below and we could hear everything! Travelers should be aware of this!" RoseMarie Levasseur and Wil Lamarre

"The comfortable bed was the best part of the apartment. The kitchen area was inconvenient. The only place to sit in the living room was a very uncomfortable couch." Jerry and Susan Gordon

Ratings for Marionette 4, Porto, Portugal - Porto

Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)63
Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)22
Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)66
Bathroom (attractive, functional)55
Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)42
Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool20
Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)30
Sleeping facilities comfort55

Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)43
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings108
Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)108
Distance to Transportation/Major Roads108
Shopping (access to everyday supplies)65
Well-Situated To See The Region or City1010

An Explanation of the Ratings:

These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.

These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.

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