Lisbon-Alfama "Old Tower House"

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Largo São Rafael, Lisbon, Lisbon District 1100, Portugal
Your host, Susana
92 Reviews
Response rate: 98%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

Allow yourself to stay in Lisbon and live like a local.

The "Old Tower House" is set in a historic district and the oldest Lisbon - Alfama.
Alfama genuinely guard their identity in the people who live there, in old houses, its narrow streets and staircases, in grocery stores, in Fado houses that abound in this neighborhood so charismatic and so unique.

 This is the oldest neighborhood, more authentic, more alive and original and one of the most typical of Lisbon.
Alfama resembles a small village in the center of a large city where people meet and greet each day there is a great complicity between neighbors
This home is set in a noble building, dating from 1850 very old but refurbished throughout, maintaining some features of the original house and to which was added a decoration of refinement and charm that is unique, and feel good and comfortable in a house full light and spirit that breathes in this area of ​​Lisbon.

Very sunny has two large windows facing the Largo de São Rafael, where the Moorish wall in Lisbon, built by Muslims between the mid-tenth century and 1147, the year when Dom Afonso Henriques conquered the city.

The house is on a par with my home during your stay we will be neighbors can count on us for all we need is a heart that's got heart and we want to help make your stay in Lisbon is a success.

The house has a large suite a large closet. Has no kitchen.

It has a refrigerator, coffee maker, electric kettle.

Towels, bedding and breakfast are included.

It is very well situated less than 5 minutes walk from downtown Lisbon, a few meters from the viewpoint Portas do Sol, Castle of Sao Jorge, the Pantheon, the Museum of Fado, a few meters from transport, shops, cafes, restaurants, fado houses, bars, flea market, museums, art galleries, craft shops ... is in the center of your perfect stay.

NOTE - If this house is not available for the dates you want , talk with me I have other houses in the same neighborhood..


Guest Access

The guests have exclusive and full access to the suite

Interaction with Guests

We're of the neighborhood, local people. We are always available.
Susana is dedicated to guests the whole time.
We like to be with the guests in the evening with a cool drink, to share a bit of our country and get a bit of the country of origin of each guest.

The Neighborhood

This neighborhood beyond its charm has a very special thing - its authenticity. It's a neighborhood full of life with people who inhabit it and we have everything from the simplest to the fanciest. In a word - unique

Getting around

We are in the city center. There is metro, bus and mythical electric 28 is in a few steps away.
The downtown is within walking distance.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $210
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • Die Wohnung ist mit sehr viel Liebe zum Detail eingerichtet, und weit über dem ortsüblichen Standart. Susanna war sehr nett jeden Morgen hingen frische Brötchen an der Tür. Das Quartier liegt sehr zentral, wir waren vorwiegend zu Fuß unterwegs und natürlich mit den schönen Straßenbahnen. Ich hatte mit meiner Freundin eine wunderschöne Woche und kann diese Wohnung sehr empfehlen.

    June 2014
  • The apartment was gorgeous! Susana was very kind and helpful. We've spent a lovely time there and would highly recommend to stay there. The location was also ideal, thank you Susana for everything :-)

    June 2014
  • The apartment location is in the fabulous Alfama district which has a 'village ' atmosphere and walking distance to the Central business district . There was a party atmosphere and plenty of music & food with the locals which we enjoyed despite being a bit noisy at night . We were jet-lagged and very tired when we arrived and Suzanna was very welcoming and the apartment was devine , comfortable , clean and great bed . Fresh bread & breakfast was delivered for us each morning . We had a great stay for 3 nights and highly recommend

    June 2014
  • we had a wonderful week in Lisboa - staying in the apartment was very comfortable! Alfama is a very good starting point to explore the city walking: We went to Belém, to the Gulbenkian, to the Expo-city as well as to many places in the inner city - including Pont Final at the other side of the Tejo (very recommendated!).

    The apartment is very beautiful - during our stay (end of May) Fado live in a restaurant with tables on the square just under the windows. But don't be afraid, at midnight they close :))

    Susana brought a breakfast every day, so we could start our tours without the need of a café in a restaurant. But be careful: pickpockets are everywhere. They caught us in the café a linha d'agua near the Gulbenkian museum - a very peaceful place...

    June 2014
  • Great place to stay just in the center of the city. Host super kind, great help in a very challenging situation (champions final weekend). Flat is amazing. Also first time with airbnb everithing was as described.

    May 2014
  • Just perfect! Make sure you stay with Susana when you visit Lisbon, she is an incredible host!
    The apartment is exactly as described and pictured: very nicely decorated and with modern furnishing and amenities. The location is perfect, right in the middle of Alfama with everything you need within walking distance. In 5-10 minutes you are at the Metro station Terreiro do Paço and in 10-15 minutes at Rossio square.
    And we loved Susana's surprise breakfast!

    May 2014
    Response from Susana:

    You were very sweet ... Thank you for yur kind words... thank for all.
    All the best to you

    With care


    May 2014
  • The Old Tower House apartment was perfect for our needs. Susana has an amazing eye for detail and we really appreciated the care with which she furnished and decorated the rooms. And she was so helpful with providing information about the area. I would definitely stay here again.

    May 2014
  • Chère Susana,
    Merci pour l'accueil chaleureux et les conseils donnés pour découvrir cette belle ville de Lisbonne.
    L'appartement est agréable, décoré avec goût, et très bien situé au cœur de l'Alfama. Les petits-déjeuners nous ont réservés, chaque matin, des surprises toujours très appréciées ...
    Nous recommandons vivement aux futurs vacanciers cette excellente adresse.
    Bernadette et Pascal

    May 2014
  • Superbe accueil de l'hôte toujours présente si besoin avec en plus les petits pains le matin. Le logement est très agréable et a répondu à toutes nos attentes.
    Le quartier où il se situe est tout à fait central. Attention ne permet pas le total repos le matin ou dans la journée. Les appartements ne sont pas insonorisés trop bruyants .

    May 2014
  • Susana was the highlight of my visit to Lisboa! Her various acts of kindness
    were astounding - breakfast, recommendations, phone calls on my behalf -
    and she is so much fun to talk to. The apt. was impeccable and I really en-
    joyed the "free" fado I could see and hear from my balcony in the courtyard
    below. She even walked to the nearby railroad station because she insisted
    it was too close to call a taxi - and she inconvenienced herself to do it.
    Friendship like this is so rare in today's world.

    May 2014
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We are a portuguese couple that at the beginning of our married life we have been fortunate to find a house in the center of Lisbon in a neighborhood that we only known the name - Alfama. We were welcomed with open arms by people who do not know us, but they treated us like family. The demonstrations of friendship and good neighborliness were daily ... were undoubtedly one of the best years of our lives. But the family was growing and the house no longer met the conditions for a biger family. We can't give away the house ... it's really special. Then came the idea, why do not provide this experience to others? The reason why the house is called 'Cats House' is because when we lived there, we had five cats and lovingly to our neighbors and friends called it the House of Cats, and found it good to leave it with that name to remember the happy times live in Alfama and of course in memory of ours cats. And the will to receive grew even more with this experience, and came "The Window of the World," and other people's homes and friends from a  friends who give us their homes to receive the same love and care we receive in our house ... and thus also come to be our as well receive with the same desire and taste as I have received in the Cats House I hope you like and welcome. I sincerely hope to those who choose to come to stay in Alfama, which are as happy as we were ... Susana and João
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