Alfama Hill - Boutique apartment

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calçadinha da Figueira, Lisbon, Lisbon 1100, Portugal
Your host, Mónica
13 Reviews
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

The Space

Charming apartment renovated in 2013, on the ground floor of the most picturesque quarter of Lisbon – Alfama. It has plenty of sunlight and offers spectacular views over the Tejo river and city monuments.
It is just a few steps away from Lisbon's cathedral, the Sé, São Jorge Castle, Santo António church (Lisbon’s popular saint) as well as the famous flea market Feira da Ladra. From this apartment you can explore the rest of the city walking to Baixa, Bairro Alto or Chiado.
The apartment is totally equipped and well served by public transports like the old fashioned n.º 28 tram, tram n.º 12 and mini-bus 37.

Living room - Living room with sofa bed, cable TV, wireless internet (free of charges), dining table for 4 persons and a magnificent view over the river.
The living room, if you wish, may be used as a comfortable room (sofa bed = two single beds or one double bed).
Bedroom - Bedroom with double bed (140x195cm).
Kitchen - Fully equipped with microwave, fridge with freezer, electric stove, electric juice squeezer, kettle, toaster, hand blender, steam iron, outdoor drying line and washing machine.
Bathroom - Bathroom with shower, hair dryer and towels.

NOTE: During the month of June Lisbon is a party city. Throughout old Lisbon there are "arraiais" (old word for open air party) in Alfama, Graça, Mouraria and Bairro Alto, where local restaurant set on the street a barbecue and grill sardines, etc. and people spend the whole night eating, drinking and dancing. It’s really nice but not quiet...

Other Things to Note

A €20 fee is required for check-in after 9 pm.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $434 /week
Monthly Price: $1367 /month
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • We had a wonderful much too short time in Monicas apartment, only 18 nights...
    It was absolutely clean, comfortable, nice furnished, fully equipped with all necessary things. The view over Tejo as awesome!!! The apartment is perfect situated for every visit in Lisboa. BUT: you have to be able to climb stairs! Otherwise it is a hard job.
    We only met Monica on our arrival but she was always available by phone or mail. She was very friendly and so helpful with our suitcases and calling a taxi for us. We can only thank her for the nice time we had in her apartment. We felt like at home!
    The only reason why we cannot recommend this apartment is that we are afraid that it could be occupied when we want to go there again.... ;)
    So, if you go to Lisboa you should choose this apartment, it is a good choice!

    Wir hatten eine wunderbare Zeit in Monicas Appartement, wir hatten 18 Tage das Vergnügen, diese wunderbare Wohnung zu genießen.
    Es war absolut sauber, mit allem ausgestattet, was man benötigt, hübsch eingerichtet, wir haben uns wie zu Hause gefühlt und nichts vermisst. Der Blick über die Alfama und den Tejo ist wunderschön!
    ABER: es ist unerlässlich, dass man gut im Treppensteigen ist, anderenfalls ist es eine harte Sache, das Appartement zu erreichen. 100 Stufen, egal, in welche Richtung man geht... aber jeden Schritt wert!
    Wir haben Monica erst bei unserer Abreise kennengelernt, aber sie war jederzeit per mail oder Handy erreichbar. Sie ist sehr nett, war uns sehr behilflich beim Koffertransport und beim Rufen eines Taxis, um zum Flughafen zu gelangen.
    Der einzige Grund, warum wir das Appartement nicht empfehlen können, ist, dass wir fürchten, es könnte besetzt sein, wenn wir wiederkommen. ;)
    Also, wer nach Lissabon fährt und gut zu Fuß ist, sollte dieses Appartement mieten, es ist wunderbar!

    July 2014
  • Perfect flat to visit Lisbon. The apartment is calm, spacious and beautiful (like on the picture). Moreover the location in the alfama hill is very convenient.

    May 2014
  • Très joli appartement en plein coeur du quartier historique d'Alfama.
    Très bon rapport qualité / prix. Appartement très propre.
    Rien à re-dire.
    Merci Monica!

    March 2014
  • Our stay at Monica's was great : the appartment is ideally situated in the old Alfama district. Splendid view through the window and the perfect place for a breakfast or drink at Sunset just a few steps away. Monica is very friendly and the appartment has everything you need for a nice stay : charming, comfortable and clean. We recommend it !

    March 2014
  • Monica's apartment is lovely. We stayed a week and were enchanted by the view (sometimes challenged by the steps in this part of Lisbon). Each morning we looked out over the church and roofs of the neighborhood and saw the ships in the harbor and the ever changing sky. Monica was extremely helpful and charming. She gave us excellent advice about fado restaurants, markets, beaches. Even though our train was late, Monica readily adjusted her schedule for our check-in. The apartment is well equipped. We made some of our own meals, washed clothes and hung them out in Portuguese fashion and relished the peaceful atmosphere and tasteful setting. We loved Lisbon and its friendly people.

    October 2013
  • Wer nach Lissabon kommt, findet keinen besseren Standort als Monicas Apartment in der Alfama. In ihrem hübschen und sehr gepflegten Apartment, mit der wundervollen Aussicht auf die Kirche Sao Miguel und dem Tejo, haben wir uns sehr wohlgefühlt.

    Wir fanden alles genauso vor, wie es auf ihren Fotos abgebildet ist. Es ist ein optimaler Standort um Lissabon zu erkunden: die Alfama zu Füssen, einen wunderschönen Aussichtspunkt um die Ecke, die Linie 28 ebenfalls nicht weit. Bäckerei und kleine Lebensmittelläden findet man in der Alfama.

    Monica selbst ist eine liebenswürdige, hilfsbereite Vermieterin. Wenn wir wieder nach Lissabon kommen, wollen wir nur in ihrem Apartment wohnen.

    Monika und Norbert aus Krefeld

    September 2013
  • We stayed at Monica's flat only one night for a stopover in Lisbon and we wished it could be longer. Stunning location overlooking the Alfama and the river. It was indeed as having Lisbon at our feet.
    The apartment was neat and clean and (email hidden) of the Alfama. The host is ready to help with anything making the stay even more pleasant.
    A little difficult to reach the apartment on foot if you are traveling with heavy luggage (we were not luckily) but the location, the apartment itself and the nice little restaurants right at your doorstep are totally worth it.
    Stay at Monica's and you will not regret it.

    August 2013
  • We loved our apartment. It was very difficult to find at first and we were lost for a while. Once we got our bearings, we loved it.

    July 2013
  • Let's start with the UPSIDES: Monica's appartment is located in the heart of Alfama and from the living room you get a great view over the old part of the city and the river. It's close to Portas do Sol (2 minutes walk), one of my favorite places in Lisbon (great view, historic tram is passing, best chocolate). The appartment has unlimited wifi access which was great and it is very clean.

    The DOWNSIDES: We rented the appartment in JUNE when Lisbon holds its ALFAMA FESTIVAL of 4 weeks. We've been in Lisbon in June before, so we knew what Alfama is like during this period (party, drinks, sardines, bbqs everywhere, lots of people) and generally enjoy this atmosphere.

    What we didn't know: From 4 PM till 2 AM we couldn't open any window because of the bbqs right in front of the appartment. Right opposite (2 meters) to the living and bed room windows is a busy restaurant with people looking inside the appartment. 3 meters from the bedroom window are the outside speakers of the restaurant with music every night. Once the speakers are off and you're in bed (windows closed), you can still hear people talking outside when they pass the appartment. Sleeping was only possible with ear plugs. On one side the appartment is located on street level - so people are passing right next to the bathroom window 24-7. 2 meters from the bathroom window is a bar stand with people queueing. The bedroom window needs to be locked with iron bars when you leave the appartment.

    All that is fine, if you know it beforehand and can decide if you wanna spend your holidays this way every night - but unfortunately Monica missed out on informing us about the limitations of the appartment during the month of June.

    Conclusion: The appartment is fine from July till May but in JUNE you definitely shouldn't book unless you really want to party and be outside every single night and don't mind getting up again early in the morning.

    June 2013
  • Mónicas apartment is well and modern equipped, clean and offers a nice view over the charming alfama. Besides host Mónica is a very kind and helpfull person. I can highly recommend this place.

    May 2013
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