My husband and I booked this guest house to escape the winter in northern New York State. We stayed for six weeks and truly enjoyed the experience. The house is over a pastry shop both run by Luis and Elisa. They have a wonderful staff that make you feel like family. Breakfast is included everyday, the pastry is awesome and the flat is cleaned once a week. When the pastry shop is closed on Saturdays, you receive a basket in front of your door Friday evening with wonderful bread and other breakfast goodies.
The apt. is across the street from two very interesting cathedrals and next door to the University of Porto. Some tourist sites are right on your doorstep. Everything you need is nearby and cooking is very easy in this spacious one bedroom flat. Local restaurants are wonderful; we especially liked Ze Bota, Praca (for pasta!), Luso and the best sushi restaurant right around the corner, Su Ben Shi.
The riverfront is a 15 minute walk away; but a taxi stand across the park cost only 4 euros to go to the Douro river.
The whole feel of Porto was one of friendliness, charm and safety. Any view down any street will deliver to you some architectural wonders worth exploring.
The layout of the apartment and the other pictures on this website are absolutely accurate and we were very comfortable. If we were to visit Porto again we would definitely book the Almond Biscuit apartment again.