Cosy and lightful flat sited in the oldest area of Lisbon, Alfama. An amazingly romantic place with a wonderful river view, located on the 4th floor of a very old building that, apparently, used to be a convent.
The flat has one bedroom, one bathroom and one living room with kitchenette. It has been redecorated with reused materials and some second hand furniture. The house it’s ideal for two but, in addition to the double bed (2,0m x 1,6m) in the bedroom, it has a sofa bed in the living room that can provide a good night of sleep for 2 extra guests (1,85m x 1,10m).
On your disposal in the flat, you'll have:
- Bedding and towels;
- Small Hair dryer;
- Washing machine;
- Fridge (usually with a surprise for you inside)
- Pans and pots;
- Electric stove;
- Water boiler and some other cooking utensils!
You will be right in the middle of one the famous places to visit in Lisbon, and 5 minutes walking distance from the Feira da Ladra (flea market), many churches (Igreja de Sto Estevão, Igreja de São Vicente and Igreja de S. Miguel), the Panteão Nacional, Fado Museum (fado music is now Unesco patrimony!) and lots of fabulous viewpoints and gardens.
From the flat, you'll be also very close to (about 5 minutes walking):
- Santa Apolónia Station: where you can find the main public transport, like bus, train and metro (also, for example, the night train for Madrid!!);
- Escolas Gerais (one street where the famous tram 28 stops).
To get to the flat from the airport, you can:
- Take a taxi (about 20min drive);
- Take a metro to Santa Apolónia station (about 40 min ride)
Alfama has the most famous Fado restaurants in the city, where you can hear people singing and you can eat delicious Portuguese dishes. In the neighbourhood you can also find pubs and the famous club, Lux.
If you need further information, please don't hesitate in contacting me! I'll be glad to help you! :)
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$21 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$500 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2143 /month|
I stayed almost five days in the apartment and it was perfect! It is easy to relax there. The place is very sunny and i loved the view. You have everything you need and the location in Alfama is great. You can reach everything very easily. Cristina is very nice and helpful. I can only recommend this place!
The experience of staying at Cristina's apartment was great for me and my husband. The place was super clean and carefully organized for us! The view of the Tejo river is wonderful and staying at Alfama was a great Lisbon experience. Cristina is a super nice host! She gave us lots of tips about Lisbon, places to go, and receive us lovely.
We visited Lisbon at the end of November which must be the quiet season. This was great for seeing all the sites without a single queue but not recommended if you want to party.
Cristina's apartment is at the quirkiest building. Lots of twisty staircases to get to it. It's quite atmospheric. The flat itself is very sunny and comfortable. It has an amazing view over the roof tops and out to sea.
As we were only there for a couple of days we were proper 'foreigners abroad' and took our own coffee. No need as the flat had lots of basics in the kitchen and Cristina was so lovely and welcomed us with a bottle of wine and some chocolates.
The area felt safe and quite homely, lots of people going about their day to day business. There are lots of places to eat close by. We ate, one night at a little place at the end of the road. The food was delicious, every bit as good as the restaurants in town and half the price.
My only issue was with the shower. What you see in the picture is what you get. Very basic and I could not get the water hot enough for my liking. I should say that this may well have been easily remedied had I mentioned it at the time to our host who was always extremely helpful , but we were up early and out late so it didn't cause much of a problem for us.
Finally, it was great having this calm little retreat to go back to after a busy days touring. I would definitely recommend it.
Dear Carolyne, thank you very much for your lovely review! About the water problem, it is a pity that you didn't call me to solve the situation, because it is just a matter of adjusting two buttons in the heater: temperature and water amount.
Ah, during this time of the year, party is red hot in Lux club (next to Santa Apolónia station), Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto ;)
Once again, thank you for staying at my flat and thank you also for being such nice guest. I hope to see you again!! :)
The apartment was great, the location was perfect (only a couple minutes walk/climb from the nearest metro/train station), the view was awesome, the neighbourhood is very cool and of course the hostess was the best! Christina gave us a bottle of wine and a bowl of strawberries. Perfect!
Christina has a great taste and invited us in her apartment for a glass of her favourite wine and gave some really good tips. Best hostess we ever had with Airbnb, see you next time Christina!
Cristina was a fantastic host who made us feel very much at home upon arrival, even leaving us a welcome gift to enjoy! She also allowed us to leave our things for longer on the day of our departure. The flat is very clean and tidy, with plenty of sunlight and a fantastic view to wake up to. The neighborhood couldn't be more romantic, right in the heart of the Fado district. I highly recommend this apartment.
Eine sehr saubere Wohnung, mit allem ausgestattet was man für eine Städtereise braucht. Mitten im Herzen der Altstadt von Lissabon, fantastischer Blick. Cristina ist ein sehr entgegenkommender Gastgeber, hilfsbereit und freundlich.
Nach meiner ersten Erfahrung mit airbnb bin ich positiv überrascht und kann es jedem nur empfehlen, der individuelle Reiseeindrücke sammeln möchte.
We enjoyed staying in this amazing place a lot. The apartment is simple but really charming and perfect for two people.The authentic and cozy neighborhood plus the unique view over Alfama and the river makes this to a perfect Lisbon base.
Cristina was so easy to communicate with and she is a warm and lovely host with lots of local recommendations.
L'appartement de Cristina est charmant, très calme et ensoleillé. Superbe vue sur le tage, en particulier le matin pour le lever du soleil. Bien situé aussi , dans le quartier de l'Alfama. Nous sommes venus en couple avec bébé, nous avons adoré et trouvé Cristina très accueillante. On recommande!
Christina's place is well located and has a great view of the Tagus River.
The place has everything it is listed and everything works.
Christina was a wonderful host solving difficulties right away and being available at all times.
I am recommend the place
Espléndida vista al Tejo, muy agradable y limpio apartamento, barrio entrañable, amabilísima anfitriona. Recomiendo mucho este piso que puede hacer muy diferente la experiencia lisboeta!