About This Listing
A lovely flat with Tagus River View and very cosy and well decorated. You'll feel at home in the middle of Alfama!
A lovely and typical Portuguese flat in the heart of Alfama, Lisbon’s most emblematic district and one of the most rewarding for walkers and photographers. Known as the Fado Disctric, it has outstanding views and lots of medieval alleys where you can lose yourself!
It is a 2 pieces flat with a living room with a fantastic view over the Tagus river and a nice bedroom for 2 people with closet.
The house was completely renovated in 2013 and is fully equipped with TV, DVD, Cable TV and wifi internet. There's music, books and touristic guides in order to make you feel at home and help you to discover the beauty and secrets of Lisbon. I also will help you with all your needs and try to make your stay memorable!
The kitchen and bathroom have been completely refurbished and are modern, tidy and clean.
You have all the appliances in the kitchen in order to let you cook and receive your friends with a nice dinner.
The bedroom has a little closet with plenty of space for all your belongs.
You can enjoy fantastic breakfasts looking at Tagus river and while listening to the Alfama typical sounds.
Alfama is like a little village inside the centre of Lisbon and close to major attractions such as The Cathedral, Miradouro das Portas do Sol, Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Sao Vicente de Fora Church, The National Pantheon, Casa dos Bicos – Saramago’s Foundation, Fado Museum, Saint George's Castle.
You are just a few minutes from the most genuine Fado houses and close to the 28, the best tramway in Lisbon.
"Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions and Tagus River viewpoints. If you wanna get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, a very good idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘elétrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop off."
You are surrounded by typical and cozy restaurants, cafés, galleries and bars. It is a lovely place to start your journey and discover Alfama soul.
LATE CHECK IN:
FROM 20PM TO 22PM - 20€
FROM 22PM TO 00AM - 30€
A casa deverá ser deixada limpa e arrumada tal como estava aquando do check in.
O lixo deve ser despejado assim como vidros, plásticos e cartão.
Pede-se aos hóspedes que confirmem que todas as luzes estão desligadas (incluindo a luz exterior) assim como os electrodomésticos na cozinha.
Pede-se o favor de não fumarem no quarto e que fumem de preferência na varanda da sala. Assim conseguiremos manter a casa sempre limpa e a cheirar bem para benefício e prazer de todos.
We had a fantastic week staying in this lovely apartment situated perfectly in the middle of the Alfama district. Ana was extremely friendly and welcoming as soon as we arrived and gave us lots of helpful tips and advice for the week. The flat was clean, spacious and had amazing views out of the lounge windows. There were high quality restaurants, cafes, bars and bakeries very close by. We thoroughly recommend visitors come stay in this apartment.
Ana made me feel very welcome, both before I even left the UK and on arrival, and provided a wealth of information on the local area and places to go and things to see. She was also extremely kind in not only booking me a taxi to go back to the airport, but also chased it when the first one did not arrive! That definitely falls into the 'above-and-beyond' category! The flat is a lovely one with great views from the living area and is at least as good if not better than the photos. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The bedroom was very cosy and peaceful, with the added bonus of a walk-in closet/dressing room. I'd definitely stay here again, though next time I'd possibly pack a little less and be more insistent with the taxi driver that you CAN get a car up the street (on arrival, my taxi driver claimed you couldn't and made me walk down the very steep steps with my case - luckily he carried my other bag or I'd have been in a quandary!). All in all a lovely flat, a welcoming host and a very pleasant stay in a beautiful city. Thank you, Ana!
Overall we were satisfied with the apartment and the location. I will keep the review brief giving some facts for your consideration:
- we arrived to this place by Uber, left too as we were with a small baby and quite some luggage - both ways drivers had major problems finding a way - just keep that in mind when calculating timing - Alfama is quite a maze - not a complaint, just a note
- location is really nice and calm, the place has a nice view, it was great to have a coffee in the morning looking at Tejo river, and if you want, there is a place nearby where you can get pastel de nata, just few stairs down around the corner :)
- fado sounds coming from nearby restaurant are not too loud, and that's coming from a parent of a 3 months old
- the place looks like on photos, it was clean and all however it needed a maintenance as host Ana said herself - this we felt was not fair - chairs were partially broken, sofa for sure needs replacing (upholstering at least), there is some paint falling off the walls in the kitchen
- the place has significant issues with electricity - communicated to the host - it was explained as electricity limit per household in Alfama - however I had to use NOTHING else in the place to use the oven - this is a no-go
After a justified complaint we got a 1 day refund on our 10 day stay.
Overall - like I wrote - we enjoyed our stay I think place needs refurbishing though and apparently it was planned after our stay - I just wish we were told that before booking.
Ana who welcomed us and was taking care of the place was really nice and attentive.
The area was like being in a mid evil maze. We had minimum contact with our host after arrival. Her friend Elvis met us and was very helpful and even marked some cool spots on a map. Overall the space and location were great. Unfortunately we lost Wifi halfway through our trip and it was not restored. And just a warning you cannot wash clothes and dishes at the same time or it will trip the breaker. Otherwise we had a lovely time and alfama is a great place to be!
Apartamento lindo, limpo, astral maravilhoso, vizinhança mágica, vista melancólica e espetacular. Ana e Elvis foram mais doces que os pasteis de belém que consumimos aos montes. Recomendo a todos e espero um dia voltar para aquele cantinho pleno de amor e paz.
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About the Host, Catarina
I'm currently doing some voluntary work in Asia so my cousin and friend Ana is replacing me! :) She is glad to answer all your questions and will be in contact with to manage all your bookings. :)
I'm a traveller lover and curious about other cultures and ways of living.
I use to work on advertising and branding and a few years ago I just decided to build my own brand in the home staging business. I'm now transforming houses in loving homes to make people feel more comfortable and happy at home.
My business partners and me have refurbished and redesigned several holiday houses for private clients and we’re now taking care and run different nice houses in a few places around Portugal – Lisbon, Ericeira, Óbidos, Porto Covo….
I like design, photography, relaxing in the beach, drinking coffee, lounging in a terrace with a good view and welcome and make good suggestions about Portugal best treasures!
Gosto de praia, viajar, fotografar, beber café, passar uma tarde na esplanada, desportos radicais, aventuras e grandes desafios!
Não gosto da palavra Não, de injustiças, pessoas falsas ou desonestas. Também não simpatizo com artrópodes e outros pequenos animais.
Adoro conhecer pessoas, sítios e descobrir coisas novas. Gosto de arte, cinema, música e pessoas interessantes.
Gosto de viver feliz!