Porto Sense, Porto
|Rua dos Mercadores, 3, 4050-375, Porto, Porto, Porto and North, PORTUGAL.|
Description: Porto SenseEnjoying an enviable location on Praça Ribeira, PortoSense is a boutique guest house set in a beautifully restored 18th century building, with views over the square, the river and the Dom Luis I bridge. Offering self-catering accommodation in studio apartments and a single-bedroom duplex, PortoSense provides comfortable accommodation in an unsurpassable setting.
Ideal for exploring this beautiful city, PortoSense is within walking distance of many of the Porto's most important sights and attractions, including the Clérigos Tower, the Casa do Infante and the Romanesque cathedral. Port wine cellars are less than a kilometre away across the river, and its location in the heart of the bustling Ribeira district (A Unesco World Heritage Site) means that guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out, shopping or just enjoying the atmosphere of the cobbled streets and riverside life.
PortoSense has just four individually decorated exclusive apartments, featuring wooden floors with hide rugs and a charming combination of antique and modern furniture. The kitchens are fully equipped and the apartments feature a range of high-tech amenities, including flat-screen satellite TVs, Wi-Fi internet connection and safes. Baby cots can be provided on request.
Type of rooms: Porto SenseSta. Clara, S. Francisco, S. Nicolau - Studio Apartments:
3 Studio Apartments, with kitchen and private bathroom with shower, for two or three persons, with two single beds, or double bed and an individual sofa-bed (extra). 58 sq m.
Desk, Dining table, Baby cot free of charge on request. Extra bed - surcharge; Electronic/magnetic keys.
S. João - Duplex:
One bedroom apartment, 100 sq m, bedroom with double bed, hall with sofa-bed (120x200) for two people, living room with daybed (120x200) also for two, kitchen, two bathrooms, one with bath tub, and veranda facing the River Douro. 2 to 6 persons.
All apartments feature: Heating, cable TV, Wi-Fi internet connection, safe, hair-dryer. Kitchen with all equipment: fridge, stove, oven, micro-wave, extractor fan, dishwasher, washing machine, ironing board and iron, toaster, tea kettle, coffee machine.
Type of beds: Studios have both choices: Double-bed 180x200, or 2 singl-beds 90x200; The duplex has 1 double-bed 180x200 and 2 Sofa-beds for couple 120x200.
Can add 1 Extra single bed in each Apartment.
Additional information: Porto Sense
Children: Welcome! Up to 12 years 50% discount on extra bed, and baby-cots available, no additional cost.
Disabled Facilities: Elevator, but 7 steps at the entrance to the elevator.
Porto Sense is in a restricted traffic zone.
Public parking is available at a nearby site. Charges apply.
Shuttle services available on request at extra cost.
Number of rooms: 4
Official category: Alojamento Local.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1700s/2010/2011/2012.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Portuguese, English, French, Spanish.Smoking policy: smoking on balconies.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard.
How to get here:
From the airport: take the underground to "Trindade" station, in downtown Porto (around 25 minutes). In the underground station you will find bus stops, and using routes 900, 901 or 906, get off at "Ribeira" (5 stop route in around 5 minutes). Go down this little stretch of street and you will find yourself in Praça da Ribeira. Alternatively, if you prefer to walk a little, on arrival at "Trindade" underground station, you can change vehicle and follow the yellow line, getting off at "S. Bento". From here, go down Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, always in the direction of the river, until you reach Praça da Ribeira (less than 10 minute walk).
From Campanhã Station: you can choose to get on another train and get off at S. Bento, in the centre of the city, or follow the underground until "Trindade" station, following the indications above.
By car: always have the River Douro as a reference. No parking or driving int the historic area, but there is a covered car park two minutes away from PortoSense Apartments, in Praça do Infante Dom Henrique.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 8' 27.56'' N 8° 36' 46.65'' W
Nearest airport: Porto Airport - 11.7 km.