A charming loft in the heart of the historic quartier of São Bento, just across the Parliament building in Lisbon.
This independent house has one bedroom and two levels in a very peaceful pedestrian street although being 1 minute walk away of everything at any time.
What you see is what you get! The photos are accurate and recently updated. The loft was an idea embodied by my visionary brother. Although being an artist nobody believed that he made this out of an abandoned garden.
The loft was then decorated in a "rustic" style for the comfort of your stay. Has one double bed sofa in the living room and a double bed (yes, a real one!) in the bedroom on the top floor.
Fully equipped and furnished in a very homely way. Guests are provided with bedding, towels, high speed wireless internet, TV with international channels, iron, washing machine and a kitchenette (stove; fridge; microwave; toaster) where you can find all the kitchenware that you need to have a full meal. An hairdryer can be provided upon request.
Books from different languages are provided in a "bring a book, take a book" experience. Some worldwide known board games are available too to pass your time in case of an extreme "boring" emergency :)
I live, just like my brother and my mum, in the same street so we will be glad to assist you at any time with anything that you need. We live in a typical Lisbon neighborhood in a very friendly and safe location, highly regarded by the locals and central to most touristy hot spots in Lisbon.
Our location is perfect for both night and daytime expeditions! Just 5 min walk away of Bairro Alto nightlife but you will sleep in a completely quiet area. You will find being within a stone's throw away of supermarket´s; restaurants; coffee houses; Nannarella ice-cream shop (best in town); the Portuguese Parliament; the house where the famous fado singer (Amalia Rodrigues) use to live; the "Café de São Bento" place where the best steak in town is eaten (don´t forget to check price list menu before go there!) and one of the most kept secrets in town, “Praça das Flores”, a charmful and cosy public garden where you can relax and watch the locals and their daily serenity when the day starts to end.
When there and if you are a real hot chocolate lover, try the one in "Pão de Canela" coffee house.
Taking tram number 28 will be an once in a lifetime experience and you´ll find a stop within 2 min walking distance. If you are into it ask me and i will direct you to one of the terminals for you to grab a seat and have a more enjoyable experience during the trip. The tram will pass trough every typical Lisbon neighbourhood. It will be something (email hidden) postcard.
My advice is to get there early, get yourself a seat and bring your sense of fun and sense of humor and you'll have a lovely time. Don´t worry about pickpockets, they don't get up at that time of the morning, they prefer to wait for the crowds :)
Other nearby public transportation includes the green, blue and yellow metro lines ("Rato" or "Cais do Sodré" stations) as well as 3 bus lines able to connect you to anywhere in the city. Check my message after booking for detailed information.
Although Lisbon is a steppy city you are within walking distance of every major atraction.
Beside that i´ve hand wrote all our local tips in a book that you´ll find in the flat, furthermore we invited all our guests to share their tips too in it for all of you get the most out of Lisbon.
Upon arrival you will be presented with our handmade cinnamon liqueur and a local map for you to get around as a local when finding the supermarket, a pharmacy or the nearest cash machine. All this to give you a warm welcome and to prepare you to enjoy and get the most out of the oldest city of Western Europe, Lisbon!
Press "MAP" on this page and take a look on some advices i have on our area where you will be staying. For instance you can eat for less than 10€ in Paz BBQ (closed on saturdays) place located less than 30secs walking from your loft or you can avoid all queues when trying to buy the mythic "Pasteis de Belém"... in Belém! Just ask me.
Check in/out time can be flexible depending on our availability such like storing your bags before/after checking in/out. We can also pick you up and leave you at the airport at a special price.
Me and my family will be happy to advise you on restaurants, events, bars and other things to do in the area and in Lisbon in general, and to help you in any way we can. We love our city and truly want that you have a wonderful time in Lisbon.
See you soon!
We loved the apartment! The time, care and love put into the place was evident. Had a great little kitchen and some helpful recommendations on the fridge for nearby places to eat, drink and shop. We used that list often since our Rough Guide was not much help by way of giving us convenient places to try. We even got a ride to the airport at 3:30am for 40 Euro, which is apparently a great deal considering that taxis are unreliable and very costly in Lisbon. It was appreciated, and we gladly paid the fee to have our own personal transport at such an ungodly hour. Apartment is walkable to so many amazing things to see and do in Lisbon. Two short blocks from the historic and very cool Tram #28, too! Bonus! Highly recommended.
Functional and well located apartment. Extremely accommodating hosts... no problems!
We spent 5 days in this cozy appartment and highly recommend it!! It's in a nice neighbourhood with everything you need nearby, the perfect location to explore Lisbon by walking and close to Tram (yes, 28!), bus and Metro stops. The place itself was perfectly clean, with fully equipped kitchenette, and it's amazing how Sofia and her family transformed this small space into such a great appartment! There were also lots of small extras you enjoy when travelling - snacks and a homemade welcome liqueur when we arrived, maps, magazines and a book with recommendations on Lisbon quarters, etc.. You really feel that Sofia & family put very much effort in making their guests stay as good as possible!
Nice Flat, just like the pictures. And it is really a good spot for starting a walk in the city. My tipp: Go to the Jardim da Estrela, ca. 10 Minutes to walk and a wonderfull place.
Sofias mama is a lovely person who gave us the keys and showed us around.
This is an absolutely brilliant loft space in a great area of Lisbon. It's walking distance to anywhere you want to go. There were 4 of us staying for two nights and there was plenty of room. In fact, Sofia and Bruno let us have another friend stay on the second night, and there was enough bedding. Sofia and Bruno were fantastic hosts and answered every question we had prior and during our stay. Bruno picked us up and took us back to the airport. Nothing was too much effort. Great place, great hosts. This comes highly recommended.
We had an awesome time at Sofia's flat. It was very clean and perfectly located. The style of the flat is fantastic and everything for your daily use can be found. Sofia was very polite, even if we got there later then expected. That's a service you can't find in any hotel in the world! Thank you!
Great debut with Airbnb, perfect location for exploring Lisbon, easy walking to Bario Alto and easy to find as right next to the parliament building. Really clean tidy and efficient service, very happy. Contributed to a great visit.
A comfy apartment in a perfect neighborhood. It is not very far from the city centre and there are subway, tram and buses just around the corner. But the neighborhood itself is also really great with a lot of nice places, to eat and drink.
The son of Sofia gave us a warm welcome at the appartement and explained everything to us. The little blue book with all the informations about Lisbon was very very helpful. Especially the tip about the Brunch and the little Churrascaria were very good.
We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.
Lisbon was beautiful and Sofia's Flat was amazing!Exactly as is shown in the pictures!
We didn't meet Sofia,but her son was very sweet in explaining things in the flat.
Location was very good,even if you decided to walk or take public transport!
Book it and you won't be disappointed!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.