The SpaceOur Mandala Travel Porto Apartment is located on the 3nd floor (no elevator) with a sunny balcony covered in 60´s tiles. Lapa is a typical neighbourhood of Porto, where the locals still live and make us all feel welcome and part of the everyday life that you can still witness. You can find small grocery stores, restaurants and one of the best local bakery right next door.
A bus stations is right in front of your house, the nearest metro station is 10min and a short walk brings you downtown to Porto´s city centre. You are lucky - our hosts own a transfer & tour company, so personal airport pick up or unique tours in- and outside Porto are just a stonethrow away.
Individual travel tips, self-made city map and tips for special events in town are waiting for you in your apartment so you can plan your days right there! Guest AccessYou have access to all the rooms and your own balcony in the apartment.
Kitchen: Feel free to use the coffee, tea, spices, salt and other regional products you can find the kitchen. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, refrigerator, tea and coffee "machine", pans, pots, dishes, utensils, etc.
Bathroom: We provide a set of small and big towels for all our guests. In case of a long term stay, we can arrange a cleaning day. In case you forgot some supplies, we provide various consumables and gears in the mirror board in the bathroom. Feel free to use the hair-dryer, liquid soap, shower cream, shampoo and other gear you find inside the cupboard.
Bedroom: Equipped with fresh linen bedsheets. For your good night sleep, the apartment has blinds on every window to protect from sunlight and noise.
Living Room: We believe in good old fashion, so the heart of the living room is a stereo from 1974, where you can connect your personal music. We also provide magazines, travel guides, books and games. We resigned putting TV on purpose, because we believe that a free time from the box adds another nice adventure nowadays.
Sofa/Bed: The living room can turn into a comfortable bedroom during the night. Therefore just pull and push the sofa´s backrest to open up the full sofa bed. It measures 120cm*190cm. The edges of the couch can be taken off, so you have a full mattress. Interaction with GuestsWe will meet you personally for the Check In. Whenever you need to get in touch, we'll be available to help 24/7during your stay. We suggest you take one of our cards with you - just in case - feel free to text or call us, we are happy to answer any questions you might have. The NeighborhoodOur personal travel tips and infos about your neighbourhood and Porto´s city life, will give you an idea of an “off the beaten track version” exploring downtown.
The best way to start your day is with a typical Portuguese breakfast in one of the Porto´s best bakery, by chance, just across your apartment.
Restaurant Rosa is a 5min walk downhill from your home and offers traditional Portuguese cuisine lunch, 12-2 pm, or dinner (don´t expect to find any official vegetarian alternative to fish or meat dishes, but you can always have an omelet, rice and vegetables and of course a delicious Portuguese vegetable soup).
You can find small grocery stores for the basics all over the place. If you are looking for Organic/Bio food, turn right uphill and right again at the traffic light, a store is just around your block.
ATM & Bank: take a right until the traffic light, take a left and cross the street and you will find several banks to exchange money. Opening hours are from 9-3pm. Getting AroundStep outside, take a left and follow your explorer instincts downhill, by foot. The duration to the city centre is a 5-10 min walk. If you are feeling a bit tired at the end of the day, you can take the Bus Line 600, Costs: 1,20€ - duration from the city centre: 16 min.
The nearest metro station is Lapa.
Enjoy an adventures half day or full day tour with us – we take you to places in Porto or outside the city that you will never forget! Other Things to Note35842/AL
The Mandala Travel apartment is a enjoyment, please respect your neighbours.
We request that you leave the apartment as you found it (turn all lights and heating off, close the windows and the balcony door). Please leave the dishes and the kitchen clean and empty out the trash, there is a garbage deposit across the street.