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Ioannina, Greece
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Until our Portugal trip, we were usually staying at boutique hotels because they were cosy, more like home etc. This time we experienced the renting apartment style of holiday and actually we liked it. Of course there, Portosense, played a huge role. I really don't know what to say about this place. It was just "perfect" with a single word.... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful city, perfect location, excellent apartment, very good and responsive services from property owner (thank you, Cristina and Filipe). Me and my wife are fallin' in love with Porto and definitely we'll be coming back again, stay a bit longer...and surely we'll stay at PortoSense again (maybe on the top floor which we believe has a better view to Douro... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from a four night break in Porto staying in the studio and large apartment - we were impressed by the studio , good size, lovely decor ,excellent kitchen facilities and a good view of the side of the square and partial river view . We were concerned that the top apartment would not live up to... More 

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Sheffield uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Fantastic apartment. You won't be disappointed with the San Francisco apartment in porto with a small balcony and everything you may need if you feel the need to cook. No need to cook location is surrounded by bars and restaurants. It's a bit noisy at night due to location but who cares you are after all on holiday and not... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Great location - spacious apartment with great views from balcony - right in the heart of the Riberia - presented immaculately clean and neat. Easy access to all that Porto have to offer. And then most importantly : Open communication line with always available Christina who was superb in her assistance and support to enhance your stay. PortoSense tick all... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you for stay! Fantastic place - in the heart of Porto, comfortable and spacious room with beautiful view. I would stay here again. Very good price. I absolutely recommend. You have everything you need there. Hana

1 Thank Hana H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We spent two nights in the Joao suite which looks down over the plaza and river. It is a wonderful clean modern apartment with a washing machine. You are in the heart of porto. Traffic is tortuous to get to this place and you need to leave your car in a garage about 3 blocks away but the location is... More 

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Breda, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We had a great weekend in Porto! PortoSense is a nice appartment with a good location, you find good restaurants and you can book nice excursions. The owner can make a reservation for the airport shuttle and the Port tasting with tour in Sandeman.

1 Thank Miriamvl37
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We were so pleased with our stay right on the Douro River, overlooking the main square. The accommodations were clean, modern and private. You can't find a better place. Additionally the owner went above and beyond to assist us with our questions.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I stayed here for 2 nights in July and I could have stayed for a month. PortoSense isn't easy to find but it is just where you want to be - across the river from the Port houses. These are self contained apartments so no breakfast but a fabulous kitchen with everything you need and a great pastry shop across... More 

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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 

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Address: Rua dos Mercadores 3, Porto 4050-375, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Porto District > Porto
Price Range: €93 - €112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Try to get the Joao apartment. I think it is the only one with a view over the plaza”
 of 5 bubbles U274PUgregg, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All appartments are great”
 of 5 bubbles Miriamvl37, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“I would ask for a balcony room with views.”
 of 5 bubbles carolinep887, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles SydneyAussieCouple, 21 Jun 2016 | Read review
“The room with own balcony and view over the river was magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles Carina235, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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