Porto city at sunrise. Lots of historical buildings and holiday apartments for rent

As we all know choosing the best place to stay can make or break a vacation. No one wants cramped, dingy lodgings in a dodgy part of the city.

While I enjoy staying in hotels, sometimes we need that extra space, privacy or maybe the use of a well equipped kitchen to add that little flexibility to our stay. Often the facilities that come with an apartment make it more cost effective than a hotel.

Here are some of my favorite apartments in Porto that can give you all of the above and more. All have a great location and offer a wide choice of accommodation configurations.

Check this article if you’re trying to decide on the Best Area To Stay in Porto. Alternatively, The Best Boutique Hotels in Porto will give you a great insight into some other wonderful stays.

If luxury is your thing check out my Best luxury villas in Portugal post for some great ideas.

Stay at a Luxury Porto apartment in a 13th.Century building

Choose a wonderful apartment or studio at Condes de Azevedo Palace Apartments and combine history with luxury. All units are fully equipped and include a private bathroom and kitchen. You can relax in the garden and there’s even private parking available onsite. Check for dates.

If luxury is a priority then choose an apartment from Plum Guide. All homes have to meet meticulous standards and everything is vetted by an independent Home Critic.

For a lovely Porto apartment for rent, try Pippadouro.

Terrace and pool at PippaDouro Apartments Porto
Terrace and pool at PippaDouro Apartments Porto

You’ll find beautiful spacious apartments and studios at PIPADOURO by YoursPorto along with very friendly and welcoming staff.

The central location provides wonderful views of the city and you can relax in the little garden with a pool. All self-catering units come well-equipped. Choose an apartment to suit you.

Enjoy the views at Mouzinho 160 and Mouzinho Village River

Very close to all of the top attractions in Rua Mouzinho are two renovated buildings with lovely views over the old city rooftops-Mouzinho 160 and Mouzinho Village River. Mouzinho 160 has a selection of beautiful apartments, bright and spacious, some with a terrace or balcony. The beds are big and comfortable. The kitchenettes have all you need but it’s very nice to have a Michelin Star restaurant on the ground floor! An elevator saves on the legs. Check photos.

Mouzinho Village River also have fabulous, newly remodeled apartments with tastefully modern decor. Although on a main street the soundproofing is good. The host is super helpful with recommendations. Select your apartment.

Stay in the palacial bnapartments Carregal

An apartment at bnapartments Carregal, Porto
bnapartments Carregal, Porto

Yes, bnapartments Carregal really is a palace. A renovated 17th-century palace located in the heart of Porto with outdoor swimming pool and lovely gardens. You can choose from 16 studios, each with a fully equipped kitchenette.

The location is great and there’s also a small gym available. The staff are very friendly and always on hand to help. A very quiet place considering where it is in the city. Check out more photos and details.

Enjoy the quiet at Village Aparthotel By BOA

A condo hotel, Village Aparthotel By BOA has a wide range of apartments and studios that come with a patio and a fully equipped kitchen. The village is spread over 5 buildings with a beautiful inner garden and each apartment has Portuguese custom-made furniture with a little Nordic influence. The staff are very welcoming and everything is comfortable. Book your stay.

For a lovely Porto holiday apartment try Your Opo Bolhao

Hallway leading to ornate staircase in Your Opo Bolhao Apartments Porto.
Hallway leading to staircase in Your Opo Bolhao Apartments in Porto.

Very close to the historic Bolhão market, Your Opo Bolhao Apartments offer beautifully furnished and very comfortable vacation apartments, some with balconies and city views. You get a real sense of history to go with all modern comforts.

There is an elevator (very useful for the 4th floor!) and the kitchens are modern and well-equipped. Staff are wonderful and extremely helpful. Take a look at the photos.

Relax in the garden at InSitu Formosa 16

The stylish apartments at InSitu Formosa 16 are large, modern and clean and come with a small kitchen, eating area, sitting area and a comfortable queen bed.

There is no elevator so it’s best to ask for a lower floor apartment if you have heavy luggage or mobility issues. There’s a garden with a terrace for relaxing and staff are very helpful. Choose from a studio apartment with terrace to 1 or 2 bedroomed apartments

Feel at home at Oporto Serviced Apartments – 1858

The centrally located Oporto Serviced Apartments – 1858 have apartments, studios and loft rooms, all nicely designed with lots of space. Some apartments have a balcony or terrace to enjoy. Kitchens are well stocked and there’s a mini-market close by although there’s a nice onsite restaurant as well. Check availability.

Enjoy the views at RVA Sao Joao Nova Apartments

View of river from balcony, RVA Sao Joao Nova Apartments, Porto.
View from balcony, RVA Sao Joao Nova Apartments, Porto.

There are a selection of comfortable and spacious apartments and studios at RVA – Sao Joao Novo Apartments, located a few streets away from the river in the historical centre of Porto.

They offer marvelous views, exposed beams and stone walls and, of course, a private bathroom. The beds are comfy, the showers are very good and the elevator is handy if you have a lot of luggage. Pick your apartment.

For your Porto city break try Rua de Tras Apartments

Rua de Trás Apartments  features renovated apartments with predominantly white décor in a traditional stone building near the famous Clérigos Tower. Some of the apartments are duplexes with a terrace, one of which also features a balcony with a view over the roof tops.

All apartments have their own fully-equipped kitchen. The building has an elevator and there’s a hypoallergenic room available if required. Check availability and prices.

If you’re looking for ideas for what to do during your stay in Porto, check out these posts:

40 Of The Most Amazing Things To Do In Porto

Best Day Trips From Porto

Discover Authentic Portugues Flavours on a Porto Food Tour

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