Stayed here for a week and would duly love to have given this 5 stars however there are some things visitors should be made aware of. What follows is not meant to be seen as criticisms per se but merely observations. This is a good B&B; the staff are lovely, they are welcoming, friendly, polite and helpful. The B&B is centrally located (5 minutes from the central station) and within walking distance of the main sites. It is clean and bright and the breakfasts are good, nothing fancy but all more than adequate. Check in is fine; you are given an access code before you arrive which lets you in the front door and your own room. However, check in time was not until 4 pm; as it turned out we weren't due to arrive at the airport until c.3 pm and due to delays we did not arrive until after 5pm. Nevertheless, 4pm does appear excessively late, particularly considering check out is 11 am. 'Official' check in occurred at breakfast the following morning where the staff are on hand to give advice and the owner has created a small booklet giving advice on what to visit, good restaurants etc., all extremely useful. The bedrooms are up steep steps with no lift; not a lot the owners can do about that but be aware this is a B&B so there is no one on site except between 7-11am, so there will not be anyone to assist with bags and suitcases. We had room 5, Jose Pedro Croft, which has the disadvantage of being on the third floor (i.e. the top) but the advantage of having an extra living space with a marvellous view over Porto and a small kitchenette. Now this is where form wins out over function; in one respect good use has been made of the space available but storage for clothing is limited - just two hooks and two coat hangers. There is a large box like structure in the bedroom to store things, in effect, on the floor but it has a lethal shutter which smashed my foot on the first day - cue robust Anglo-Saxon terminology. There is only one bedside table, cannot see why as there is plenty of space for one each side of the bed. But the biggest issue is the bathroom; this in itself is fine, spacious, clean and bright, with good quality towels and potions, and nice fluffy bath robes. However, the glass which separates the bathroom area is clear. This looks good and makes the two sections of the room very light and airy but anything you do in the bathroom is on display to the bedroom. I suppose this has the advantage that you can have a clear conversation with someone in the bedroom while sitting on the toilet. My wife and I have been married 18 years but there are still some things we like to do privately. If you have no issue with this, fine or if you are travelling alone, OK. We were able to work out a system that one of us could be in the upstairs living area while the other was busy in the bathroom. But, do note, we actually saw the other rooms and they did not have the advantage of the living area. I cannot understand why the owners have not put in frosted glass at the very least. I do not want this review to sound too negative; this is a good option and certainly room 5 is worth paying the extra for but the issues around the lack of a lift, limited storage space, and an 'open' bathroom may put some people off.
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