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The apartment was absolutely spotless, spacious and modern with excellent WiFi, separate shower and bathrooms, and fabulous views from every window. It's a very short walk from Matosinhos' glorious beaches, and right in the middle of the best street for seafood in Portugal. There are 2 fast lifts, 1 of which opens right next to the apartment door. It couldn't have been better and is so much more comfortable than a standard hotel family room I wondered why I ever bothered with hotels in the first place. The owner, Mr Valentin runs the best restaurants on the street and Celso the agent got the WiFi fixed within the day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone, but I feel I need to just say that the aircon is not working in the 3rd floor flat and doesn't look as though it's going to get fixed any time soon. The owner provided a tower fan and northern Portugal isn't much hotter than a good UK summer anyway, so it didn't bother us. Matosinhos is a fascinating place that's on the 'up' as they say and once you get the hang of how to spend less than £150 in the glorious restaurants every night, you'll love it. You could save a fortune by eating lunch in one of the many friendly patisseries. The local small custard tarts are a must with a coffee. Everyone is friendly and most places are incredibly good value. The small local museums are well worth dropping into if you go for culture, but, aside from the food and the haunting ruined tile fronted villas threaded through the old town, the sea is the main draw. Factor 50 all over on day 1 guys!! Note: the working docks can be seen over the rooftops of the charming old fish wholesalers opposite the flat. If you can't bear any hint of economic activity around you on your holidays Matosinhos may not be for you. It's a working harbour.
We spent a wonderful week in "casa dos pocos". David, the owner, was very welcoming and helpful, both arrival and departure was very forthcoming and easy.
The gardens are just gorgeous,lush and green and quiet - an oasis of tranquility. Although there are many great places to discover not far away, we could easily have stayed there all day every day.
The pool is of good size and tennis court is good.
Wifi is very good (in particular important for our kids).
We really enjoyed our time there very much and would definitely love to come back.