About this listing
This light-filled studio, is the perfect place for those willing to experience the Lisbon old center. It is right in the heart of the city and on the other hand, far away from the busy and noisy capital :) The studio is very cozy and nice, great choice for an economic stay without renouncing the deserved comfort of a visitor.
Located on Pena, a historical district of Lisbon and one of the seven hills of the city. On the studio's street is the birthplace of Amália Rodrigues, the Fado's Diva. A bit up the street, the visitor can also find the house where Luís de Camões (portuguese famous poet) lived.
Many tourists pass through Pena every day, down and up the hill!
Down the hill, is Rossio, Praça da Figueira, Avenida da Liberdade, Largo de São Domingos and Rua das Portas de Santo Antão.
Up the hill, 5 minutes walking from the studio, you can get to Campo de Sant'Ana with its nice garden "blessed" by Dr. Sousa Martins, saint to whom many offer their devotion, right in front of the beautiful and graceful building of Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon. Above you can also visit Ascensor do Lavra (old lift) and a few meters ahead, Jardim do Torel. Here you can have a comfortable rest and watch the beautiful sunset, with its amazing views on the Avenida da Liberdade and Baixa. The experts say that in the trendy and cozy café of Torel, one can eat the tastier chévre toast of Lisbon (something not Portuguese, but very tasty!!!!). The Jardim do Torel, surrounded by splendid old palaces, is (still) one of the treasures of the romantic Lisbon, saved from the confusion of other points of the city. Keep the secret ;)
For organic enthusiastics, it is available on demand an organic basket with fresh vegs and fruits. I pick it up in an organic farm in Azeitão, a little place 30 Km's away from Lisbon, worth a visit (ask me how!). Azeitão is a picturesque place, untouched nature with fresh oceanic breeze and "birthplace" of the delicious Tortas de Azeitão and Queijo de Azeitão, as well as region of great awarded wines.
The kitchen is equipped with stove, refrigerator, washing machine, toaster, coffee maker, kettle, electric juicer, all the necessary utensils to prepare meals. Hair dryer, heaters and fans, TV, WI-FI internet and local phone are also available.
Directions from the airport (in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish) in our (website hidden) Page Amalia Studios:
Other Things to Note
For bookings longer than 1 week, a cleaning fee is applied (€30).
For check-in later than 20h, an extra-fee of €20 is applied.
Sonia was a great hostess! the apartment is in a very convenience area, close to St Jorge Castle, Rossio Square, the pedestrian area...Metro Stations close too.
At the apartment we had coffee, tea, everything was clean and nice. Quiet neighborhood, multicultural, remind me being at Lavapies neighborhood in Madrid.
We drove our car and at the area is possible to park the car without paying, quiet limited spaces but there are some.
C'est le frère de Sonia qui nous a gentiment accueillis à notre arrivée.
L'appartement est petit mais très propre et tout à fait adapté pour un séjour à faible budget (nous prenions nos petits déjeuners à l'appartement et préparions nos sandwiches pour la journée). Il est situé dans un quartier populaire très sympathique (plein de petits restos pas chers à proximité) et surtout très bien situé (on peut tout faire à pied facilement!).
Enfin, même si nous n'avons pu qu'entrevoir Sonia, elle a toujours était prévenante et disponible tout au long de notre séjour et a su être réactive à nos moindres interrogations (en plus elle parle français!!!)
Bref, super petit séjour à Lisbonne, on recommande le lieu!
Appartement petit mais très agréable. Je vous conseille fortement d'y aller
Merci Florence pour tout et aussi pour votre commentaire: "Nous avons rencontré mafalda ainsi que sa mère et son frère qui ont été adorable. Ils nous ont même proposé de nous appeler un taxis en raison d'une grève du métro. Et n'hésitez pas à parler français avec mafalda, elle le parle très bien."
Mi primera experiencia con Airbnb fue fenomenal. Mafalda no estuvo para recibirnos, pero vino su madre y no hubo ningún problema. Un apartamento muy bien situado, acogedor y coqueto. Seguro que volveremos a Lisboa, nos encantó :) !
The reservation was canceled 24 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Mafalda was a wonderful host. She waited for me outside the metro, even when I was delayed by one hour with no way of contacting her, and she was very gracious about it. During my stay she checked in with me to see if there was anything I needed, and answered my many questions.
The apartment is very nice and exactly as described, and I was very comfortable in the bed. I must report a couple things: first, the bathroom smelled bad. Airing out the apartment by opening the window helped, but the smell was back by the end of the day. Also, while the street is thankfully without traffic noise (too narrow for cars), there is a fair amount of noise from kids playing, dogs barking, babies crying, upstairs neighbor singing along to her radio. I slept perfectly well at night, however, and the "realness" of the neighborhood was in the end a net positive.
There are many local restaurants on the next street, which were full of Portuguese people, as well as a few tourists, and served good food at incredibly affordable prices.
It was a very short walk to Rossio, and an easy 15 minute walk to Barrio Alto. The neighborhood seems to be made up mostly of immigrants; to me, it was a wonderful way to feel like part of the city.
I would stay there again.
The appartment met our expectations: clean, nice decorations, small but comfortable: it´s perfect for a couple.
Mafalda is very nice and kind, it was a pleasure meeting her.
The neighbourhood is picturesque but central. It´s a walking distance away from the main tourist attractions.
We enjoyed our stay here and truly recommend it!
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