Front view from the riverBalcony

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

Entire home/flat

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

2 Beds

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About this listing

Ideally located in the historic center of Porto, balcony facing directly the Douro River. Property in the area classified world heritage by UNESCO.
Across the Douro River, the Port Wine cellars.Numerous restaurants and bars in the immediate vicinity

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/flat


Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: £9
Weekly Discount: 10%


The space

Apartment in the heart of Porto, in the Ribeira quay. Balcony with magnificent views over the River Douro. Recently renovated. Very near: bank, supermarket, bakery and many restaurants as well as many tourist attractions.
The apartment has 45 m2 and consists of a lounge / bedroom with balcony overlooking the Douro River, with double bed and extra bed if necessary. At the other side of the staircase it also a private bathroom with shower and another room / kitchen with balcony over Rua da Fonte Taurina, one of the oldest streets in the city of Porto. The kitchen is equipped with electric plate, refrigerator, microwave with electric oven, coffee machine, toaster etc...

Guest access

The apartment comprises the entire top (third) floor of the building, with fully equipped kitchen and own private bathroom.
The access is by stairs and it is not suitable for disabled.

Interaction with guests

Guests have a personalized welcome by the host, with explanations about the city, the quarter of Ribeira, suggested tours, transportation, etc.. .

The neighbourhood

Ribeira is the ex-libris of Porto. Major tourist spot of the city, close to major tourist attractions, with the wine cellars of Porto right in front. And keeps the traditional experience of the city. Many traditional restaurants.

Getting around

From the airport:
a) Metro: follow the "metro" signs. On leaving the arrivals hall go to level -1 and at the end of the corridor there are machines to buy tickets. Buy one ticket per person (choose Z4 - price per person € 2,45 , including 0.60 of the ticket that you can recharge. A metro every 30 minutes between 6:00 to 0:30. Do not forget to validate your ticket at the machine which is just before the escalator to go up on the platform. in Trindade (station when you arrive 27 minutes after leaving the airport) you will have buses 900, 901 or 906 (stop just meters from the metro station down the street without crossing any street). Validate on the bus the same ticket you bought at metro which will be valid for 1:15. Exit at 4th stop ("Palacio da Bolsa") after a short trip of 5-7 minutes. The apartment is 3 minutes walk.
b) taxi ask the driver to go to the Hotel Pestana (Ribeira). Then just mount the stone staircase which is located to the left of the entrance door of the hotel - you'll be on the "wall" and the house is about half the wall.
By train: 500m from the railway station (Porto São Bento). Walk down the street or take bus in front of the station and exit at the 3rd stop "Ribeira".
By car: Ribeira, at the border of the river Douro and near D. Bridge Luis I. Public parking within 100m.

Other things to note

Apartment officially registered in Portuguese Tourist office.



House Rules

Flexible time of arrival (to be agreed).
Non-smoking apartment, smoking possibility at the two balconies.
Before and after cleaning included in the price.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Safety card
Fire extinguisher
First aid kit

2 nights minimum stay.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017 the minimum stay is 3 nights.

139 Reviews

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Jessica User Profile
April 2017
Luis is one of the most informative hosts I have encountered, with an undeniably ideal location. For anyone who appreciates scenery & convieniance this is your spot! Would return!

Haydn User Profile
April 2017
Perfect location, fantastic host! Luis went above and beyond to make us feel at home and assist us with our travels in Porto. We highly recommend this apartment!

Laurie User Profile
April 2017
Porto is a beautiful city. We had an amazing view directly on the river. This is an old historic building do not expect a luxury hotel and you will be just fine. You can not beat the price for the view and location. Apartment was clean and met our needs. Luis was very accommodating. He met us at Sao Bento station and walked us to the apartment. A true gentlemen born and raised in Porto.

Eileen User Profile
April 2017
We stayed over a long weekend at Luis place . He really was most helpful with all details regarding transfer and use of apartment . The flat is in an amazing area . Choose this place if you want a place with character that has spectacular views with really touristy area underneath you . Near all attractions and amenities . The inside is as described not modernised and basic , quite a small apartment but it was more than adequate for us and the vow and location certainly compensate for this . Bakery around corner for breakfast and a vast array of restaurants at reasonable prices to eat in . There was some noise at night due to the location , bars nearby and seagulls from early morning but I would highly recommend this apartment .

Steffi User Profile
March 2017
Luis apartment is perfectly located directly in front of the river! The view is amazing!! Though it is in the middle of everything it is quite. We could sleep very well. The apartment is small but cosy and has everything what is needed. We could highly recommend staying at Luis place. On top, Luis is an amazing host, he cared a lot and explained everything extremly clear. The communication was brilliant! Thanks a lot, dear Luis!

Julie User Profile
March 2017
We had a fantastic three night stay at Luis's apartment. We are two friends travelling together. Luis had excellent communication throughout and met us at the Metro station to take us to the apartment. We found that the heater was broken during our stay and Luis replaced it straight away. The location is perfect, with amazing views of the river and the bridge. There are great bars and restaurants nearby as well as some of the sights and good public transport links. The heritage tram goes from near the apartment to the coast, which has lovely beaches and beach bars. The bed was very comfortable with great wifi and tv. We would recommend Luis's apartment and it would be perfect for a couple.

Monica User Profile
March 2017
Luis was a great air bnb host. He went above and beyond for check in and the apartment is in a great location

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Luis User Profile

Luis Almeida
Born in Porto, I love my town. Many interesting things to see.

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