The Old Stone Flats Mercadores Residence

porto, portugal
1 bedroom - 1 bath
(1 review)
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€210 per night (EUR)
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Perks for the Parents

This beautiful modern-vintage apartment is in the heart of Porto, close to city’s main attractions. Retaining many of the building’s original features with vintage and modern features, it is a perfect base for a sunny, city vacation. Wander the colourful streets, explore the Douro river, eat in local restaurants and enjoy the comfort of a home-from-home for all the family. There is a supermarket and bakery on the same street, and the city’s best restaurants are nearby. Fresh bread can be delivered every morning, upon request.

Why Kids Love it

The residence has plenty of toys and books for kids under 10, and it is fully equipped for babies and toddlers. A crib, high chair, baby bathtub, stroller and car seats can be provided. There are plenty of family-friendly attractions nearby, including a playground, theme park on the history of Portugal, a puppet museum and an old wooden tram. Livraria Lello bookshop is a must-see for Harry Potter fans. The property is a short drive from a beach. Free priority tickets to Lello Bookshop are available for guests staying minimum 5 nights.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 2 nights, 3 in high season. A city tax of €2 per person per night is payable in cash on arrival (over 13s only, to a maximum of €14 per person per stay). This apartment is on the third floor of a recently renovated building with an elevator. The neighbourhood is peaceful at night and the tourist centre during the day. Parking in this neighbourhood can be difficult: there are several parking lots close by plus street parking, costing €1 per hour from 8am until 8pm. The property has cable TV and WiFi, plus washer and dryer, dishwasher and concierge services. Daily cleaning is included for minimum 5 night stays. Pets are welcome on request only.

About the Location

The property is on Rua de São in the historical center of Porto. The neighbourhood has Michelin-starred restaurants, coffee shops, terraces, museums, pharmacies and traditional shops. Most of Porto’s key attractions and monuments (Dom Luis Bridge, the Douro River, São Bento Train Station and Cathedral Sé) are under 10 minutes' walk away. It is 9 km away from the beach; the golf course, Golf Quinta do Fojo, is 5 km away. Porto’s airport is a 20-minute drive away. Free pick service at the airport is provided for guests staying minimum 4 nights. Car rental is not recommended or necessary for this central location.

Accommodation Details

The residence has an open plan living-dining area and a gourmet kitchen with all amenities including a dishwasher. The master bedroom has a kingsize bed. Bedding is available for 2 people in the living area, where there is a sofa bed. A travel crib can be added. There is a bathroom with shower, towels, slippers, hair-dryer and luxury Portuguese toiletries.

Style Notes

Vintage chic. The 100-year-old building was sympathetically renovated in August 2016, keeping many of the original features, such as the wooden floors, elegant windows and high-wall skirting boards. Much of the furniture is handmade and adds a vintage feel, contrasted by sleek modern touches. Furnishings like moulded chairs and modern Portuguese designer illustrations provide contemporary counterpoints.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
SLEEPS 4
1 king
1 sofa bed (double)
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
Susana O.
Member since November 27, 2016
Old Stone Flats is right in the heart of the historical center, in the neighbourhood you find Michelin stars restaurants, coffee shops, terraces, museums, pharmacies and traditional shops. It is walking distance the city’s major attractions: enter the imaginary world of Harry Potter’s bookshop, stroll the banks of the Rio Douro, explore ancient churches and sample the wine the city is famous for.

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1 review

Francesca P.
Visited in May 2019
friendly staff and very helpful. well-kept apartment with all the comforts