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A beautiful home, unbeatable view. There was nothing I didn't like.

The location was amazing - we had a stunning view of the river and bridge and was within walking distance of everything we wanted to do! We only took a taxi once when it was pouring down raining. The staff was so sweet and helpful, having great communication the entire stay!

Great view. Clean. Elizabeth provided great communication and was very friendly.

Amazing view! Super close to everything and easy to access public transportation.

This is a view that rivals all the postcards. Drive in tight along se Cathedral and only ten steps down to your fantastic apartment. Elizabeth is very professional and willing to go that extra bit. Our four days at the end of a three week vacation were the best?

Arco Apartments is literally everything I could have dreamed of for a vacation. First, let's talk about Elizabeth the gracious host. My husband and I had a two day stint in Porto and where driving up north after. Elizabeth contacted us prior and upon arrival helped us park our car and even carried our luggage to the room. We had a complimentary Port wine at the wine bar where she welcomed us and gave us all the sites to see and how to get to them. Her warmth, helpfulness and love made her equal to that fun Aunt you always want to holiday with. Second, location was key. The apartments were in the best spot with the Ribeira and bridge an easy 5 minute walk and the rest of the sits about 10 minutes each. So so easy to walk around and again Elizabeth made it so easy to understand where everything was in relation to the apartments. Third, the apartments themselves- everything I could dream of. The style combined modern amenities with old world Porto charm. You could lounge in the courtyard (our apartment the Santana had this) or go to the comfort of A/C while admiring the stone walls from centuries ago. The kitchen had everything- from olive oil to dishwashing soap. The bathroom was filled with stonework and an impeccable shower. The bedroom was so relaxing that all of this combined made us never want to leave to explore. I wish the Santana apartment could be transported to NYC and be my actual apartment. I cannot cannot stress what an amazing time we had. MUST STAY!

Elizabeth was so welcoming and gave us many great tips about things to do in the area. We only wish we'd had longer to explore Porto! We will certainly be back and will be booking Arco Apartments once again.

Escadas das Verdades 13 Porto Porto

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Porto Cathedral and Dom Luis I Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Bar/lounge

Located in Centro / Baixa, Arco Apartments is next to popular attractions like Porto Cathedral and Dom Luis I Bridge. This 4-room, 4-star apartment building has a bar/lounge, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

At the end of the day, the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a drink.


Rooms

Each apartment is recently renovated and features a kitchen with a refrigerator, an oven, a microwave, and a stovetop. A flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include an espresso maker and an ironing board. Private bathrooms are not ensuite; weekly housekeeping is available.


Property features

Guests of Arco Apartments enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-in, and express check-out. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a terrace, a fireplace in the lobby, and a garden.

Room options

Studio (Vandoma)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (São Sebastião)

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (Santana)

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms (Mentiras)

1 Double Bed, 2 Twin Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 6

Guest reviews for Arco Apartments

Everyone (2) Couples (3) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples Family with small children

A beautiful home, unbeatable view. There was nothing I didn't like.

By , from Portland, ME on Feb 1, 2020

Review comment responded on Feb 1, 2020

Dear Thomas, Im very Happy to know that you loved you stay with. A pitty the weather wasnt good. Wish you all the best and looking forwards to receive you next you come to Porto. Kind Regards

5
Partner Couples

The location was amazing - we had a stunning view of the river and bridge and was within walking distance of everything we wanted to do! We only took a taxi once when it was pouring down raining. The staff was so sweet and helpful, having great communication the entire stay!

By on Dec 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 10, 2019

Dear Guests I couldn't be more happy when I read your comment. It is extremely important for us to realize that our guests loved their stay with us. I wish we can receive your visit again one day. Meanwhile, all the best for you and your family.

5
Family Friends

Great view. Clean. Elizabeth provided great communication and was very friendly.

By on Oct 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 1, 2019

Dear Guests, Its so grateful for me to know that you had a wonderful stay with us. I fill so proud, I even stay without word. But one thing I know is that happy people make my job much better. All the best. Warm Regards,

5
Friends

Amazing view! Super close to everything and easy to access public transportation.

By on Jan 16, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 16, 2019

Thank you ladies for your review. Hope you enjoyed Douro Valley too. Looking forwards to meet you next time. Kind Regrads, Elizabeth Maia

5
Partner Couples

This is a view that rivals all the postcards. Drive in tight along se Cathedral and only ten steps down to your fantastic apartment. Elizabeth is very professional and willing to go that extra bit. Our four days at the end of a three week vacation were the best?

By on Nov 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 28, 2018

Dear Guests, It always a pleasure to receive such good comment about your stay at Arco Apartments. There are really some steps, but we are in a lovely spot the oldest part of Porto. Seeing the River and the bridge makes the diference. Warm Regards, Elizabeth Maia (wishing to see you again)

5

a must-stay porto experience

Everyone

Arco Apartments is literally everything I could have dreamed of for a vacation. First, let's talk about Elizabeth the gracious host. My husband and I had a two day stint in Porto and where driving up north after. Elizabeth contacted us prior and upon arrival helped us park our car and even carried our luggage to the room. We had a complimentary Port wine at the wine bar where she welcomed us and gave us all the sites to see and how to get to them. Her warmth, helpfulness and love made her equal to that fun Aunt you always want to holiday with. Second, location was key. The apartments were in the best spot with the Ribeira and bridge an easy 5 minute walk and the rest of the sits about 10 minutes each. So so easy to walk around and again Elizabeth made it so easy to understand where everything was in relation to the apartments. Third, the apartments themselves- everything I could dream of. The style combined modern amenities with old world Porto charm. You could lounge in the courtyard (our apartment the Santana had this) or go to the comfort of A/C while admiring the stone walls from centuries ago. The kitchen had everything- from olive oil to dishwashing soap. The bathroom was filled with stonework and an impeccable shower. The bedroom was so relaxing that all of this combined made us never want to leave to explore. I wish the Santana apartment could be transported to NYC and be my actual apartment. I cannot cannot stress what an amazing time we had. MUST STAY!

By on Jul 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Jul 28, 2018

Thanks for taking time to post your review of our hotel. We do appreciate all the great comments about our location. Your opinion is a very important reference to maintain the standard of quality of our services, You left me without words to express myself. We were very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Porto. Anything you need from Portugal you can count on me.

5

wonderful location and host

Everyone

Elizabeth was so welcoming and gave us many great tips about things to do in the area. We only wish we'd had longer to explore Porto! We will certainly be back and will be booking Arco Apartments once again.

By , from Miami, FL on Sep 18, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 28, 2017

Dear Ben, Thank you for your choice, and that to reach our goal, it is always important to know your opinion. We will be informing all staff about your positive comments to further motivate them! Our pleasure was all ours in welcoming you and your family here at Arco Apartments. We will be delighted to welcome you back! Regards, Elizabeth Maia

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