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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 1 February 2016

room was very spacious with well stock amenities as well as its central location in Porto! we will definitely be back when we come back to Porto again! below the apartments, there are many shops and restaurants!!

1Thank maurz13
Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 31 December 2015

The room is very nice and cozy with the old interior. The view to the square (Praca Riberia)and the Duro river from the balcony is very nice. The apartment is also very well equipped for self catering. The service from the owner and personal was very good. They were very supportive and the response was very fast in case we...

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 30 November 2015

A very beautiful full-equipped appartment located right in the center with awesome views to the river. If you want to travel and feel like home (but better), don't even doubt it. There's no better place. It's a renovated building with a very very beautiful and clean appartment on each floor and all the facilities and furniture you need to enjoy...

Thank Carla I
Reviewed 26 November 2015

This appartment is in an excellent location to enjoy Porto. It is extremely well equipped and is immaculately clean and well maintained. The service provided by the owners was first class. We loved sitting out on the balcony watching all the people and the boats we wouldn't hesitate recommending this property and would certainly stay here again when we return...

Thank SharonHorsham
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Spacious, stylish apartment w/ all the comforts of home, including washer and refrigerator. Located a stone's throw from Douro River & steps away from view of Dom Louis I bridge, port cellars across the river, and restaurants and shops below. Management went above and beyond in helping us w/ our particular requests. Excellent wifi.

Thank Julie C
Porto, Portugal
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Excellent location and beautiful apartments. Instead of going home on the other side of town, decided to after going out in Baixa to just sleep over on one of these fantastic apartments on a very picturesque part of town - Ribeira. All amenities in place, nice TV, excellent bed and kitchenette, etc. The only little setback is the noise in...

Thank jackal83
Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Location is perfect.,Room is big enough and well decorated,kitchen has everything and well organised.Bathroom is OK. Portosense is really a fantastic place to spend 2-3 days Porto city tour.You will feel that you are living in the heart of old city against the Douro River.

1Thank AltanE
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Good place right in the middle of the main attractions. Close to the river and fabulous views. The management is very accommodating and the apartment is very clean and spacious. We had the top floor and it was roomy for two but could I be for 3-4people. Lovely decor and has all the things you need. Note bathroom might be...

1Thank gingerita1
Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 5 October 2015

If you want a sense of being part of the atmosphere of Porto, choose this apartment. The room was spacious and clean with quaint charm of the building and the surroundings. The windows open right up to full-scale living with the action of the streets. It is great walking distance to the square as well as the other side of...

1Thank fleisclg
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This has to be the nicest apartment I've stayed in. Perched atop a tower right in the middle of the Ribeira district, it has wonderful views of the river from the balcony and is situated within range of a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Because it is on a busy square, it can be quite noisy first thing...

1Thank chelterskelter

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PortoSense apartments are ideal for a romantic getaway, family holiday, group of friends or simply a work trip.We offer privacy, space and comfort with the added-value of feeling as if you were in your own home.In Praça da Ribeira, a stone-throw away from the River Douro, you can feel the History: in the fourteenth Century the naval construction filled this port and these narrow streets with movement. It is one of the most visited places by tourists.The recently renovated PortoSense building is easily recognized by the magnificent fountain from the eighteenth century which stands outside it, built in the 1780’s and decorated with Portugal’s Coat of Arms. Cook your own meals in an intimate and relaxed environment, or go out and enjoy the huge variety of restaurants, bars, tapas and typical taverns which you will find nearby by walking through the Cais da Ribeira, up to the Mercado das Flores, Infante, in the direction of the city centre, into Avenida dos Aliados, Praça S. Domingos, Rua Galerias de Paris, where you can be surprised with live music and a very fun nightlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about PortoSense

Address: Rua dos Mercadores 3, Porto 4050-375, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: $147 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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