About This Listing
Located in Lisbon's historic center, this charming and comfortable apartment in a refurbished eighteenth century building, combining old and ne, is sited in a quiet area close to the known Chiado neighborhood.
The perfect location to visit the city.
Welcome to Lisbon!
Located in Santa Catarina, in Lisbon's historic center, this charming and comfortable apartment in a building of the eighteenth century, is sited in a quiet area close to the known Chiado and Bairro Alto neighborhoods.
The perfect location to experience the city.
This old house was recently renovated and decorated preserving the original plan.The high ceilings and the eighteenth century Portuguese tiles are seamlessly combined with modern and very comfortable decor. Two large windows in the living room (from where you can see the river) let in the famous Lisbon light.
The apartment comprises a bright living room, a double room, a kitchen and a bathroom.
The kitchen is fully equipped including washing machine, microwave, coffee maker and kettle.
WC with shower.
The living room is equipped with a double sofa bed that fits extra 2 persons.
Still for top comfort, the house is best fitted for up to 3 adults or a couple with 2 children.
The apartment is on the 3rd floor of an old (restored) traditional building of the historic center. As most buildings in the historic center, this one has no lift and therefore is not suitable for guests with mobility problems.
This eighteenth century building was completely renovated in 2007 and awarded a prize for its historic facade.
THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOOD
The apartment is 2 minutes walking from Bairro Alto and 5 minutes walking from Chiado.
The Bairro Alto is a picturesque old quarter and well known for its nightlife and unavoidable trendy and vintage shops.
Chiado is one of the most emblematic and traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon.
In this area you can find almost everything, any time of the day: be it a lazy brunch, great cheep restaurants, fado houses, grocery stores, supermarkets, art galleries, bookstores, theatre, trendy shops and with modern design souvenir shops to bring your friends and family.
Not to miss: the apartment is just 2 minutes walking from the Adamastor terrace, which is a privileged place to see the sunset and the river Tagus.
The apartment location is excellent:
. the famous tram No. 28 is almost at the doorstep; the tram stop is just 3 minutes walk. Tram 28 goes through most of the major tourist sites: Graça, Alfama, Baixa, São Jorge Castle ...,.
. 5 minutes walk from the subway;
. 10/15 minutes walk to the train station bound for the beach / Cascais or Belém;
. 15/20 minute walk to the train station bound for Sintra - this fairy tail village is UNESCO World Heritage Site;
Basically, this is a very central area with easy access to various transportation networks, either walking or by tram. Best of all, in a very quiet street where you can relax to the sound of birds.
And if you are a walker, you can leave home and easily discover Lisbon walking to some of the best tourist spots (Principe Real – 10/15 minutes, Rossio – 10/15 minutes, Baixa Pombalina – 10/15 minutes, Saint Jorge Castle – around 30 minutes, Alfama – around 30 minutes,..). No need to take the Tram nº 28.
Grocery and fruit store: 120 m (down the street)
Supermarket: 500 m
ATM machine: 500m
ARRIVING VIA AIRPORT
By Taxi – 15 € /20€ max including luggage tax; 15/20 minutes.
Airport Bus – 3,5€ up to 30 minutes – Hop off in Cais Sodré and then 15 minutes up hill.
GETTING THERE BY CAR
In historic areas car access is restricted to residents. However, just down the street, some 120 meters from the building, there is a public parking that charges € 13,05 per day.
Clean towels, linens and sheets are provided on arrival. Additional cleaning can be arranged on request.
Please keep in mind that the bookings are only completed once the reservation has been made. While you're asking questions about the apartment, the house is not yet booked.
Check-in and Check-out times are flexible in case there is no other group to leaving or arrive the same day.
For short stays (3 days or less) there is a cleaning fee of € 30.
The apartment is on a residential building. All the other apartments are used by full time residents. Please respect the neighbors and try not to make much noise after 23:00h
Check-in is after 15:00h (3PM), and check-out is before 11:00h
Please remember that this is a non-smoking house.
Our host was excellent, we arrived late due to a flight delay, Alex was waiting at the flat with cheese, bread, and water. This was so appreciated. Also we were in a great neighbourhood close to a lot of restaurants and shops.
Alexander, thanks for the use of your appartment. We enjoyed our stay in Lissabon very much. Thanks for the good advice for places to be! A couple of them we have visited. The place nearby with the look over the river, with the 2 restrants, we enjoyed very much. Als the restaurant at the corner we enjoyed too!
Nice town, friendly people.
We hope the appartment was not too messy? It had all we wished for. Nice sun in the morning, eating in the window!
It's easy to feel at home in this well appointed and very comfortable apartment. Its location is ideal for exploring Lisbon and the 28 tram almost runs past the door . . . almost . . . but far enough away not to be a bother! Alexandre's welcome was just great and experience told us that his tourist and eating recommendations were absolutely right. Lisbon is a very easy city to enjoy – even more so when it seems that everyone we talked to had a smile.
This is a wonderful apartment. Alexandre was waiting for us at the apartment upon arrival despite the fact that my flight was an hour late. The pull out bed is extremely comfortable with a good mattress and the double bed as well. Our host provided a list of good places to eat and see and we followed most of that list - all great. The guide book in the apartment is thorough and very helpful. I had a very early departure flight and Alexandre kindly booked our taxis ahead of time which takes a lot of pressure when you don't speak the language.
I would highly recommend this place to stay for all ages (we are not young people and it was perfect).
We also enjoyed reading the guest book, which pretty much confirms what I have just said here.
The location is ideal!
The appartment is perfect in every way. It is very well equipped with every thing we need and is really clean and quiet. Our hosts were fantastic and we felt very welcome in their appartment. It’s a perfect location to explore Lisboa. It’s in the centre and near many interesting points, a few minutes to Adamastor Terrace and tram 28. We enjoyed coming home to the appartment every day after walking around in Lisboa. We immediately felt at home in this lovely an comfortable appartment. We’ll definitly come back to Lisboa and we would love to stay here again. We thank Alexandre and Carolina so much for their warm welcome, kindness an hospitality. Thanks Alexandre for all your good advice, the Porto, cheese and bread.
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About the Host, Alexandre
I´m a photographer based in Lisbon. Most of my work is on Travel and Interiors.
For three years I was writing about Lisbon for an online travel magazine (Planet Eye), sharing the best places on my city. Now I get to share directly to my guests...
I believe Lisbon is one of the best cities to live in. Lisbon is splendorous... We have a long history that greatly enriched our culture. We have great beaches in and around Lisbon. We also have Sintra and so much more.
Besides all that, I love living just outside Lisbon, by the sea.