great place in Matasinhos
Bewertung wurde gespeichert: 23. Juli 2012
Reisezeitraum: Juli 2012
My husband and I and our two children, ages 6 and 9, loved staying at Joana's apartment in Matasinhos. Our daughter slept on the futon in the living room, our son had a cot mattress on the floor (there was a cot frame, too, but he preferred the floor), and we had the full size bed in the bedroom. The living room, kitchen, and bedroom each had a door from the front hallway, so we were able to close doors and let the children sleep while we read, talked, or watched TV. There was a fan that we put in the bedroom on the warm nights and it was all that was needed. The bathroom has a full tub with a shower head on a flexible hose. It was perfect for getting the last of the sand off the children when we came back from the beach. Also, Joana provided plenty of towels for the beach and for home.
The beach was very close. The areas that had life guards were well marked. There were public bathrooms that were well maintained and clean. There were simple outdoor showers so that we could rinse off when we left the beach. There was a helpful tourist info office right on the Matosinhos beach. I was surprised at the efforts made to make tourists welcome. People were passing out maps of Porto at the airport and in the city of Porto. Tourist offices were many and conveniently located with excellent services. Also, the public transportation was easy to navigate and affordable.
We enjoyed using Joana's fully stocked kitchen, as well as exploring the restaurants in the area. The waiters were very friendly and welcoming with the children. The kids were tickled and much fuss was made over them.
Joana has a very helpful notebook in the room with maps showing the apartment in relation to the metro stop, bakery, grocery store, restaurants, etc. It was very helpful. Also, the welcome basket of fruit and bakery items was just right to get us started on our adventure. When I first looked at the apartment photos online, I thought we would be cramped, but we weren't. The aparment isn't huge, but it is well organized with the best use of the space. We used the washing machine for our clothes, had places to hang our wet things to dry and used the dishwasher without incident. We had a lovely weeklong visit.
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