Mario's place is like a hotel with homey details, it's clean, renovated, has smart storage and lay out, and has two bathrooms. It's very spacious and in the perfect location for those looking to see all the "hot spots." We walked everywhere (it takes about 5 minutes to get to the river). The bed and pillows were the most comfortable out of the places we had stayed in Portugal (three other places). The apartment has an iron and hair dryer, and washing machine (though, no laundry detergent). It has a balcony so you can get great views of the station across the street and the other historic buildings in the area. We felt safe, the bedroom is quiet (despite being in a busy part of town), and the apartment has air conditioning and a fan for sleeping - all things important. Our only regret is not asking Mario before he left how the shower worked, as we just couldn't figure it out. Mario took a day to get back to us. Luckily, we were only there for two nights and could shower at our next stay. Despite this, we highly suggest this place!