TAWNY A, PORTO, PORTUGAL - PORTO
This well-appointed central apartment is on one of Porto’s main shopping streets within easy walking distance of Porto’s main sights and transportation hubs.
The bright apartment has one bedroom with combinable twin beds. There is a modern bathroom with shower. The comfortable living room features a French balcony overlooking the busy street. The bedroom has a French balcony with the same view. The kitchenette is modern and has a microwave and a two-burner range (no oven). The windows are double glazed to reduce noise from outside the apartment. If needed, the living room couch can be made up as two single beds.
The main train station is just five minutes walk up the street. Frequent buses stop even closer. Porto is a hilly city and the apartment is located about halfway up the hill between the river and the top of the city. The lovely pedestrian shopping street, Rua das Flores, is only two blocks away. Restaurants and coffee shops are plentiful in the area. There are grocery stores within a few blocks.
There are two Tawny apartments. They are on different floors, but otherwise virtually identical. We cannot confirm a specific apartment.
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SLEEPING1 bedroom with combined twin beds. Couch converts to 2 twin beds if needed.
BATHROOMS1 bathroom with shower
KITCHENModern kitchenette with microwave and 2-burner range (no oven), pod coffee maker
LAUNDRYNo washing machine. Self-service laundromats nearby. Drying rack available on request.
LEVEL3rd or 5th floor with elevator
ACCESSIBILITY4 steps to elevator on ground floor
TRANSPORTATIONBus stop 2 minutes away. Train station 5 minutes away. Uber available. No dedicated parking.
MINUSESNo washing machine, small kitchenette (no oven)
PLUSESFrench balcony, central location.
SPECIAL FEATURESFrench balcony, Wi-Fi, TV with CNN
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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 Tawny A, Porto, Portugal - Porto
This apartment is managed by an agency with excellent English-speaking personnel who are available by phone as needed. And our Untours staff person is always just a phone call away.
Porto, Portugal - Porto, Home of Tawny A
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 Tawny A, Porto, Portugal - Porto
"The apartment was more modern than we anticipated - very nicely appointed. No laundry was a drawback, but it was a "tourist apartment". The information on the apartment when we arrived was great. We would have liked a bit more direction on nearby grocery stores - we found a tiny market on our arrival day only to find larger markets as we explored. The kitchen was as described, but not suitable for any type of cooking. It had great utensils but no place to use them. Shower was great and the drying rack a must. The building was very safe and in the midst of town. Overall, better than we anticipated - more modern and roomy and very little street noise. " John Schulz (September 2019)
"Apartment was in a perfect location, and was very adequate for two people. One floor lamp did not work and the shade kept falling off." Michael Bogart (September 2019)
"Location was excellent although street traffic required that the windows be closed beginning late afternoon; no screens to keep out flying insects. Never could get the hot plate to work and no instructions available, so limited on cooking, a disappointment. The bathroom was excellent and the general apartment very nice; I'd use again. Free Wifi & CNN were great." Sara Lathrop (September 2019)
"The apartment is very spacious and comfortable. The location is convenient to both the train station and the river. However, it has no air conditioning and is on a noisy street. There are lots of dining choices close by, We especially enjoyed Wok to Walk for nights when we wanted to eat in the apartment. Trying to cook in the apartment was a challenge because of the limited facilities."
A. and N. Fleming
"Loved this apartment! Well furnished, good instructions, great location."
R. Kirshstein and B. Cartwright, Washington, DC
Ratings for Tawny A, Porto, Portugal - Porto
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||3|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||2|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||6||6|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||5||5|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||4||4|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||2||0|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||3||0|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||5|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||4||2|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||8|
|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)||10||7|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||10||9|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||5|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||10|
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.