Sep -(12-14) 2018, Home away from home. Centrally located, very spacious and clean apartment, better than shown in picture. Secure with nearby Cafes and shops.
Now after saying that, one must be aware that it can be quite noisy at night even with the windows closed. It is so well located which makes getting around Porto very convenient. Some excellent restaurants near by. The apartment is very bright and spacious and comfortable. It has an elevator which is very handy. A lovely kitchen with terrible lighting. Resolved while we were there. Dim lighting in the living room as well. The non stick frying pans were not usuable and we bought one of our own. Some of the other pots should be disposed of as well. Great to have a washing machine. The entrance to the building was dirty, used as a urinal and occasionally there was vomit as well. Should be cleaned every day but only once in the eight days we were there. Management needs to look into that. We were relocated our last night as the apartment was “overbooked”. The move went smoothly. Needs a few tweeks and it really would be worth 5.
I was here with three friends. The appartment is big, beautifully decorated, very central in Porto. We loved it here. Also berfore we arrived we received the information in time, they were very friendly. If i go to Porto with friends again then we book this appartment.
We absolutely loved the Cardosas Boutique apartment . It was spacious, chic, clean, comfortable and really centrally located. André had a staff member meet us at a pre-arranged time. She was very helpful in orienting us and pointing out places to eat and drink well. There were some basic provisions left for us in the fridge which was unexpected, but appreciated since we arrived late afternoon. André even had surprise welcome gifts that included some port. As for the other gift (one for each guest), I will not spoil the surprise and just say that it was typically Portuguese and personalized too boot! Nice touch. We felt very at home and it was a lovely place to come back to to relax before heading out for dinner. There is a public parking lot under the building and the (prearranged) multi-day pass was also taken care of for us (supplementary charge). Very convenient. If you do not travel light, the elevator up the two flights of stairs is "a good thing". There is a washing machine in the unit which was also very convenient if you are travelling for over a week. With GPS, it was easy to find the apartment and to navigate out to the Douro Valley and/or to Lisbon. There is a mini-mart up the street and around the corner. Super convenient. We did not find it noisy, but we were not there on a Saturday night. I would highly recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to stay there again. It was a great choice for us.
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