VINTAGE 5A, 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 bi-level apartment has two bedrooms, each with combinable twin beds. One bedroom is on the main level. The other bedroom is on the upper level and is an open loft. The loft bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. There are 16 steps up to the loft. The main level also has a bathroom with shower. The modern kitchenette has a two-burner range (no oven) and a microwave. The comfortable living room faces an outdoor terrace with stunning views of Porto’s rooftops and down to the street below. There is a table with chairs outside so that it adds to the available living space when weather conditions permit.
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 other apartments in the same building, offering the possibility of traveling with a larger group if needed.
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SLEEPING2 bedrooms with combined twin beds, one of the bedrooms is in upstairs loft
BATHROOMS2 bathrooms with shower
KITCHENModern kitchenette with 2-burner range (no oven), microwave, pod coffee maker
LAUNDRYNo washing machine. Self-service laundromats nearby.
LEVEL6th floor with elevator
ACCESSIBILITY4 steps to elevator on ground floor. 16 steps up to loft.
TRANSPORTATIONBus stop 2 minutes away. Train station 5 minutes away. Uber available. No dedicated parking.
MINUSESNo washing machine. Small kitchenette (no oven).
PLUSESCentral location. Outdoor terrace with view.
SPECIAL FEATURESWi-Fi, TV with CNN, outdoor terrace with view
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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 Vintage 5A, 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 Vintage 5A
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 Vintage 5A, Porto, Portugal - Porto
"The location was excellent. The unit itself was definitely underwhelming. Perhaps we have been spoiled with our other Untour adventures. The apartment was very stark. No coffee table, no pens , paper cards etc. The food left us not really even local (except the fruit) but bread etc was the cheapest you could buy. The beds were hard and the linen of poor quality. Bathrooms were good."
M. Brouilette and D. Maurice
"Our apartment had the perfect location. It would have been more comfortable for cooking if there had been cooking bowls. The beds and bathrooms were great, the apartment was light and had a gorgeous view of the street and skyline."
L. and E. Warner
"Plenty of space, nice view from terrace, able to fix simple meals. Modern decor in pleasant palette - would have preferred something more "Portuguese" but a great location."
E. and M. Pontarolo, Spokane, WA
Ratings for Vintage 5A, 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||2|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||3||0|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||5||4|
|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: The first column of figures is the highest score possible in each category. The column on the far right is the score for this particular apartment in this category. For this set of ratings, we have asked every Untour staff person who has seen the apartment to rate the individual features. Many of these staff people have been in a position to hear reports (good and bad) from customers over the years, so they offer a particularly well-informed perspective. Nevertheless, customer ratings will be included in the overall ratings as soon as possible.
Please keep in mind that tastes vary. These ratings give an overall sense of how most people feel about a factor; you are in the best position to know if your tastes and requirements are likely to be in the mainstream of opinion or if you have particular needs. If you have any questions about the meaning of any of the factors rated, or about this apartment, please call our office toll-free at 1-999-868-6871. You can nearly always talk directly with someone who has personally seen the accommodation.