Welcome to Alfama and welcome to our house, the perfect spot to explore Lisbon!
We fell in love with Alfama and want you to experience it - that's why we want to share our house with you, that's why we will give you all the nice tips - be careful, you may fall in love with it too!
About the house: it's in the 1st floor of a 2 floor building. The apartment was fully renovated in March 2013. It's modern, comfortable, sunny and will allow you to enjoy Lisbon's mythic light! It's ideal for a couple, but can accommodate up to 4 people, as it contains a sofa-bed for 2 in the living room.
Full equipped with free hi-speed internet wifi, and cable TV, LCD 42'' and iPod and iPhone speakers.
Transfers between the airport and the apartment it’s, as extra service please let us know if are interested
Enjoy it! You will be in the heart of Alfama!
ARRIVING BY AIRPLANE - LISBON'S AIRPORT
Airport is practically in town, so once you leave the airport, you'll need about 30 min to reach the apartment (and at least 30 minutes more to get out of plane, pass the passport control and get your luggage), so you'll reach our apartment maybe one hour after landing. If some delay happens, please, send us a sms to inform.
BY TAXI - To the apartment (CALCADA DE SAO VICENTE, 22, 1st FLOOR, ALFAMA), by TAXI:
From the airport Portela (Lisbon) the easiest and quickest way to reach Alfama is to catch a taxi right in front of the airport. It will cost around 10-12 euros including luggage during day (during night, weekends and holidays may cost a bit more). How it works: all taxis have a taximeter and taxi drivers have to add luggage to taximeter at the begging of your ride. You only have to pay what’s written on taximeter, nothing more than that.
If you have a morning flight on your way back, or if you feel more convenient, we can call taxi for you on check-out (it's a free service and you can avoid possible overpricing situations).
Calcada de Sao Vicente is closed to traffic, but taxis can enter. So when you see the traffic light with the stop, tell the driver he can enter, go down (a bit on the right) and drop you in the apartment, at number 22 - the apartment is on the 1st floor.
- By Public Transport: unless you are traveling (very) light, we really don’t advise you to come with public transportation, as you will have to change transports, and climb (Lisbon is know as the city of the seven hills, and Alfama is in the middle of one of them – nice to do it, but not with luggage) you will have plenty of opportunities to try the tram (28, the most famous Lisbon route will be your preferred way of transport from and to our apartment; or metro, to circulate in the city). If you do want to go by transport, do let us know, we can tell you how to do it then.
ARRIVING BY TRAIN FROM PORTO OR OTHER LOCATION TO SANTA APOLÓNIA TRAIN STATION
Again, the easiest way is to catch a taxi, will not be more than 5 euros.
Interaction with Guests
You will get the keys from us personaly, and we will provide you extra information about Lisbon, and Alfama neighborhood
Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon (from moorish times, survived the 1755 Lisbon earthquake) , full of history and truly representing the heart of traditional Lisbon. You will love to stroll around in its narrow streets, discover the little typical cafes, restaurants, little grocery shops, Fado houses ((website hidden)), and the new trendy places that show how the city and young people are returning to revitalize the neighborhood. It spreads between the Lisbon Castle and the Tejo river, it's walking distance from the city center (Baixa and Chiado) and great scenery terraces. You have nearby transport - tram 28, the most famous tram and journey in the city!
Yes there plenty of public transportation, Metro Sation, Taxi and the 28 Tram is just around the corner
Other Things to Note
Transfers between the airport and the apartment it’s, as extra service please let us know if are interested.
Above all we want you to enjoy your stay! Just a few things we would ask you to please cooperate with us:
The apartment is in a residential building and neighborhood, so we kindly ask you not to make noise after 23h. Smoking inside the apartment is not allowed (smoke in the balcony please!)
CHECK IN - after 3 PM
CHECK OUT- until 12 PM
Monday to Friday Check-in from 3 PM to 10 PM is free of charge, except on Portuguese public holidays.
Additional 30€ for check-in from 10 PM to 2 AM everyday
Additional 20€ for keeping your luggage from 6 AM until 3 PM (Check in)
Additional 20€ for keeping your luggage after 12 PM (Check Out) until 8 PM
We will provide you linen and towels; the kitchen is equipped with all cutlery, microwave, dishwasher, and washing machine. In the toilette you have a hair dryer, there’s an iron in the apartment, etc… you don't have to bring any of those things. You’ll have wireless Internet, so if you'll need to connect, bring your devices ☺
You can find also tourist information in the apartment…but we will share some already with you.
Notre séjour à Lisbonne chez Ricky a été parfait. Son appartement est merveilleusement situé dans le quartier historique, très pratique pour se balader dans la ville et déguster les mets délicieux des restaurants portugais aux alentours. Ricky avait laissé un guide avec pleins de renseignements sur la ville et pleins de bonnes adresses (musées à voir, restaurants, bars...). Nous avons passé une semaine de rêve grâce à lui. Merci !
It doesn't get any better than this! Perfect location, adorable apartment with everything you need, and super friendly hosts. You can walk to everything you need and lots of sites/cool places. Ricky even organized transportation for us to/from the airport. Their recommendations for things to do/places to eat were also wonderful. I would stay here again without a doubt next time I'm in beautiful Lisbon!
O apartamento é confortável, limpo e bem decorado. Adoramos a localização, perto de tudo e em uma área bem charmosa e interessante! A única coisa que não gostamos foi que o banheiro varias vezes dava cheiro ruim de esgoto, creio que devia estar com algum problema ou na rua ou no prédio.
This was a perfect place to stay - a great flat in a brilliant location. Clean, very comfortable and with all the things you need. Ricardo & Ursula were very prompt in responding to any questions or requests we had. They also provided really helpful travel tips and details of their favourite places to visit/eat. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this fantastic flat to friends.
We had a great stay in Ricky and Ursula's apartment - great location, nicely decorated and well equipped. Ursula was very helpful meeting us at the apartment and giving us ideas of things to do and see in Lisbon. We'd recommend!
Ursula and Ricky paid a particular attention to our arrival. We received well in advance detailed and useful information for our trip. Once arrived Ursula gave us further information for our visits. We are happy that we chose to stay in their apartment which gave us an interesting view of Alfama. The apartment has a nice dining room and a cosy bedroom. We recommend Ursula and Ricky's apartment
This was our first airbnb experience and we intend to use it for every holiday in the future. The apartment is in a fantastic location. It looks exactly the same as the photographs, everything worked well and the hosts were friendly, they arranged transfers for us to get from the airport and back. We would 100% recommend this apartment and wish we could have stayed longer. Also go to Sintra! It's incredible xx
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