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.

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 a terrace or a balcony at InSitu Formosa 178

If you’re looking for that extra special accommodation in Porto, InSitu Formosa 178 offer a selection of apartments and lofts which are light and spacious.

Design is first class throughout with lovely exposed stone walls, tiles and parquet flooring and there is a fully-equipped kitchen and a private bathroom for each room. Some apartments come with a private terrace or balcony. See photos and verified reviews

Oporto Sa de Noronha Apartments in Porto

Open plan apartment in Oporto Sa de Noronha Apartments Porto
The comfort of Oporto Sa de Noronha Apartments

Most of the apartments in Oporto Street Sá de Noronha – Only Adults have a selection of city views or a balcony. The hardwood floors and stone walls create a soothing atmosphere to relax after a day of exploring.

All of the apartments are spacious and elegantly furnished and come with a private bathroom. Located in one of the most central areas of downtown Porto, near the beautiful Carmo church and the university. Check out more photos and details.

Enjoy the views of the bridge at the Gustave Eiffel Apartments

The RVA – Gustave Eiffel Apartments in Porto are in a refurbished 19th-century building overlooking the Douro River. Apartments are clean and spacious and come with very comfy beds.

There are some stunning views of the Dom Luís I bridge, designed by the same team as the Eiffel Tower, and plenty of excellent restaurants close by if you don’t feel like cooking. Choose an apartment with a river view.

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

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:

Best of Porto in 1 or 2 Days

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