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Douro Story

City-center apartment within walking distance of Dom Luis I Bridge

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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  • Panoramic Studio, 1 Bedroom, River View (Douro Story II) - Living Area
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Rua Santos Mártires, 53, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4400-293, Portugal
10.0.Exceptional.
  • Douro Story is an excellent apartment with an amazing view of the river and city. My room…

    Jul. 26, 2021

  • From the first communication with Elizabeth everything was a breeze. We communicated…

    May 28, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Clean & Safe (Portugal) and Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • 48 hours gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 2 smoke-free apartments
  • Air conditioning
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Feel at home

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer

What’s around

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 7 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 45 min walk
  • Porto City Hall - 20 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Panoramic Studio, 1 Bedroom, River View (Douro Story II)
  • Panoramic Studio, 1 Bedroom, River View (Douro Story I)

Location

Rua Santos Mártires, 53, Vila Nova de Gaia, 4400-293, Portugal
  • In Santa Marinha
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 7 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Santa Marinha
  • Dom Luis I Bridge - 4 min walk
  • Ribeira Square - 7 min walk
  • Porto Cathedral - 11 min walk
  • Casa da Musica - 45 min walk
  • Porto City Hall - 20 min walk
  • Bolhao Market - 20 min walk
  • University of Porto - 25 min walk
  • Sandeman Cellars - 3 min walk
  • Gaia Cable Car - 7 min walk
  • Serra do Pilar Monastery - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) - 24 min drive
  • General Torres Station - 10 min walk
  • São Bento Station - 13 min walk
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Station - 21 min walk
  • Ribeira Station - 4 min walk
  • Jardim do Morro Station - 8 min walk
  • Batalha-Guindais Stop - 10 min walk

At a glance

Size

  • 2 apartments

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - midnight. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Taberninha do Manel To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking within 1640 ft

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

The manager

Speaks: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish

At the property

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Number of living rooms

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 49-inch LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils

Small print

Also known as

  • Douro Story Apartment
  • Douro Story Vila Nova de Gaia
  • Douro Story Apartment Vila Nova de Gaia

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

This property is licensed under an applicable law.Property registration number 97532/AL, 97535/AL 

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city and collected at the property. This tax is adjusted seasonally and might not apply year round. Other exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 October - 31 March, EUR 1.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.
  • A tax is imposed by the city: From 1 April - 30 September, EUR 2.00 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 16 years of age.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Douro Story does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Sandeman (3-min walk), DeCastro Gaia (4-min walk), and Resturante Snack Sao Goncalo (4-min walk).
10.0.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful location, awesome rental, the greeting was great, got keys they explain a bit about the appartement, just perfect No complains on my end

    Almeta, 1 night family trip, Aug. 23, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Clean, nice staff, great location and has all the essentials

    Jojo, 1 night trip, Feb. 8, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing location that’s close to everything. Hosts were fantastic.

    Jill, 3 night romance trip, Dec. 23, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Amazing place and location only to be outdone by the owner Elizabeth and her team who were exceptional in every aspect of our stay from booking to departure. Included in the stay were some extra's at their restaurant which we really enjoyed. I have stayed in Porto before but this was by far the best and will make it my go to place any time I return or refer to friends who are headed to Porto.

    Timothy, 3 night family trip, Nov. 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    View excellent Emplacement excellent Nice appartement

    Louise, 3 night romance trip, Oct. 10, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    La vue est magnifique. Les propriétaires sont très accueillants et le restaurant est délicieux. Petit bémol, le manque de barre à linge dans les toilettes...

    Pedro, 5 night romance trip, Jul. 19, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Douro Story

    La estancia en el apartamento Douro Story ha sido inmejorable. Nuestro apartamento contaba con unas vistas espectaculares al río. El apartamento está perfectamente equipado, productos de limpieza, plancha de ropa, utensilios para la cocina, secador de pelo...etc Realizan una limpieza de la habitación y cambio de toallas un día si y otro no. Además está todo nuevo, exactamente igual que en las fotos. Darle las gracias a Elizabeth por su hospitalidad y trato, ha sido muy muy amable con nosotros, nos recibió a la hora que llegamos y fue muy cercana con nosotros, además nos ofreció un mapa de oporto y nos dijo las cosas que podíamos hacer. De verdad merece muchísimo la pena lo que se paga, mi pareja y yo hemos pasado 5 días estupendos en este apartamento y repetiremos seguro si volvemos a Oporto, y 100% lo recomendaremos. Una de las noches cenamos en el restaurante del propietario del apartamento , en la taberniha do manel, cena perfecta y muy buena con vistas al rio. Hay un parking a dos minutos andando del hotel y por 17 euros puedes dejar el coche 24 horas, así que por parking no hay problema. Le doy un 10 a este apartamento y por que no le puedo dar más, no le puedo poner ninguna pega. De nuevo muchas gracias por todo Elizabeth, nos has echo sentir como en casa. :) Miranda y Simo.

    MOHAMED, 5 night trip, Sep. 10, 2019

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