Thinking about knowing Porto? Still do not know where you can find a spacious flat located in the city center and with easy access to tourist attractions, transportation, stores, restaurants and bars?
Think no more!! Solution is here!!! The Oporto Douro Valley offers all of that and much more!!!
The Oporto Douro Valley loft is a penthouse of a recently refurbished historical building in one of the most typical Oporto neighbourhoods. With 33 square meters, two big double glazed windows facing south and a wooden floor, the loft provides a well lit, warm and comfortable living area throughout the day. The property is located near the “Dom Luís” bridge and the Oporto Castle Wall, boasts an outstanding view over the Douro Valley and Gaia, and allows easy access to Rua das Flores, Aliados and Ribeira (3 minutes by funicular, delivering a breathtaking view of Dom Luís bridge and the Douro Valley).
Despite being located in downtown Oporto, the loft can provide a relaxing and quite silent stay, because it is located on the top floor of the building and benefits from a very quiet neighbourhood with very little traffic. Additionally, the property has a double size bed, a kitchenette, one fully equipped bathroom, one dinning area / workstation, a storage room for luggage/suitcases, and one sofa bed.
Overall, it can accommodate up to 2 guests. Couples are very welcome ❤. Free Wifi with 100MB internet access, flatscreen TV with 100 digital channels and towels / bed linen are also provided.
The loft is in the heart of Oporto’s cultural and historical center ❤, with most tourist attractions found within a reasonable walking distance (Majestic Café, Clérigos Tower, Livraria Lello, Ribeira, Churches and Cathedrals, Bridges over River Douro, Wine Cellars and many more). Bars, restaurants, supermarkets, greengrocers and shops are available just around the corner and for those seeking an exciting nightlife, action can be found 10 minutes away (walking) in the “Galerias de Paris” area.
To ensure the utmost privacy during your stay, guests have exclusive and totally independent usage of the entire loft, with one safety lock available in the main entrance door. Additionally, the loft complies with the best safety requirements by having smoke alarm, Co2 alarm, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, first aid emergency kit and Airbnb security card.
For those of you that want to cook your own meals with the minimum inconvenience, you can use a fully equipped kitchenette with electric stove, fridge, oven, exhaust fan, microwave oven, coffee machine, toaster, kettle, hand blender, sandwich maker, cutlery, crockery, glasses and cookware. When it is time to take care of your personal hygiene, an independent bathroom is available and there you can find, among others, a shower space, hot water, a hair dryer, a mirror and a decent sized sink inbuilt into a wooden stand.
There is no car park in the premises, however, outodoor public parking can be found in front of the building. Outdoor public parking is free at all times. There are plenty of options in the neighbourhood, but in front of the building there are few spots available, so some time is needed to find a free spot, specially during daytime. The nearest indoor private parking with 24 hours surveillance can be found in Batalha (5 minutes walking from building – Rua Alexandre Herculano, 385). The price is 13 euros per day (subject to changes determined by management).
The flat complies with all official regulations, and is registered in the National Tourism Institute (number 92111/AL).
The Oporto Douro Valley loft is located in Rua do Sol, very close to the city center. The neighborhood is composed by a set of old residental historical buildings with architectural design, dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Most of the people living in the area are old, friendly and talkative locals with a strong community feeling.
The building where the loft is located and few other buildings close by, have been recently refurbished and are being mostly used to provide tourist accommodation. Nevertheless, the majority of buildings still belongs and are being used on a daily basis by locals, so when staying in Rua do Sol, you are not just staying in Oporto, you are living in Oporto!
The street is not very busy in terms of traffic during rush hours, however, they may eventually be some residual noise during daytime, due to construction works and interactions between neighbours.
The neighbourhood is very peaceful and safe, both during the day and night times. ❤