Easy going, loves art, theatre and classic movies.
Listens to all kind of music, with a soft spot for jazz.
But travelling is her one true love...
Gi is such a lovely host, super funny and nice! I absolutely LOVE Porto and the loft with an amazing view. The loft can be a little small for tall people say 180cm, but to me it's totally fine. Everything is neat and tidy, there are some restaurants and supermarkets nearby (the kitchen is fully equipped). I love where the apartment locates, just 10 mins walking downhill to the riverside, and a few minutes driving to across the river. Thank you Gi, you, your loft and Porto has given me a wonderful memory.
El apartamento de Gisela es magnífico. Casa pequeña pero muy acogedora, ideal para parejas ó parejas con un niño. Situada enfrente de la "ribeira" de Oporto, tiene una vistas inmejorables de la ciudad. A pocos minutos caminando del centro y con una parada de metro a 50 metros de la casa.
Tanto Gisela como su padre son encantadores y nos ayudaron en todo lo que necesitamos. Sin duda ha sido una experiencia más que recomendable.
We enjoyed a lot our stay in gisela's apartment !
Gisela is very kind and give you a lot of advices to visit Porto !
The view is amazing, and Gi has been extremely helpful with her tips on where to go (and where not to, given that we didn't have a lot of time). We enjoyed the beautiful city of Porto, and the place is very close to the bridge that takes you right to the downtown. View from the bridge is also breathtaking (it's 5 minutes away), the supermarket is also 5 minutes away. In front of the house there is a beautiful garden where you can sit and read a book. The place is very inspiring and lively, we met a few gorgeous cats on the street. If we come to Porto again, we'll be happy to return to this house!
This flat is perfect for anyone wishing to spend a few nights in Porto, i personally loved the location as it meant we got to cross the bridge everyday. The flat is very small but it has been furnished to an extremely high standard and the view from the bedroom is breathtaking. We had issues with toilet but Gisela's dad was extremely helpful and sorted the issue out late one night which we were extremely grateful for. I would definitely recommend this place but if you are tall be prepared to do some crouching...although my boyfriend soon got use it and he's 6'2!
Gisela is a wonderful host and this is a beautiful little apartment in a great location in Porto. The view is truly magnificent and the apartment is as cute as it looks in photos. It is worth noting however, that there is no air con in the apartment and in high season it really is very hot. We were three girls and while we loved the place it was too hot to be in it at any stage during the day, and definitely before midnight.
Gisela had thoughtfully provided fans but they did very little to alleviate the heat We did visit in June and it was very hot (32+ degrees) so I think it would be fine Oct-April/May, but do be aware of the heat.
It's also a super compact apartment, which is very clever and ingenious, but for taller guests (anything over 5.5") you will need to crouch for the sink/dining table etc. This is not a huge deal for a short stay, but if it's hot, or for a few nights, it can be difficult.
I would go back though - but in October and maybe with one other person. It really is cute and in a great great location for the airport and the city - just choose your time well.
Great host, great location. The apartment is small, but fit our needs perfectly (just a layover for one night).
The apartment does get very hot at night and the bathroom is a bit small, but the view is hard to (website hidden) waited for us to arrive and was extremely helpful and nice and told us the best places to eat, and the best areas to avoid.
Gisela was an awesome host! After a long overnight trip to Porto, she proposed to pick us up at the bus station and she took the time to direct us towards the good spots in town. Her apartment has an amazing view on the Douro and we really enjoyed being there instead then being in dowtown Porto during São João festivities.
Porto is a fantastic city and this appartement has a splendid view indeed on the river and the town of Porto. Every night is was a surprise to see the view again and every morning after waking up again. I never get used to it. Gisela is a very friendly host. If you need her you can just phone or text her and you get an answer soon. The appartement is the perfect spot to start your visit to Porto centre or Vila Nova de Gaia. Everything is easy to reach by foot which makes it very interesting to stay here. Just don't be too tall. Then you might hurt your head too often, cause you stay in the top of the house with slope low ceilings.
Très sympa !