Pretty apartment with a terrific view combined with a friendly and helpful host.
Très joli appartement en plein coeur du quartier historique d'Alfama.
Très bon rapport qualité / prix. Appartement très propre.
Rien à re-dire.
Our stay at Monica's was great : the appartment is ideally situated in the old Alfama district. Splendid view through the window and the perfect place for a breakfast or drink at Sunset just a few steps away. Monica is very friendly and the appartment has everything you need for a nice stay : charming, comfortable and clean. We recommend it !
Monica's apartment is lovely. We stayed a week and were enchanted by the view (sometimes challenged by the steps in this part of Lisbon). Each morning we looked out over the church and roofs of the neighborhood and saw the ships in the harbor and the ever changing sky. Monica was extremely helpful and charming. She gave us excellent advice about fado restaurants, markets, beaches. Even though our train was late, Monica readily adjusted her schedule for our check-in. The apartment is well equipped. We made some of our own meals, washed clothes and hung them out in Portuguese fashion and relished the peaceful atmosphere and tasteful setting. We loved Lisbon and its friendly people.
Wer nach Lissabon kommt, findet keinen besseren Standort als Monicas Apartment in der Alfama. In ihrem hübschen und sehr gepflegten Apartment, mit der wundervollen Aussicht auf die Kirche Sao Miguel und dem Tejo, haben wir uns sehr wohlgefühlt.
Wir fanden alles genauso vor, wie es auf ihren Fotos abgebildet ist. Es ist ein optimaler Standort um Lissabon zu erkunden: die Alfama zu Füssen, einen wunderschönen Aussichtspunkt um die Ecke, die Linie 28 ebenfalls nicht weit. Bäckerei und kleine Lebensmittelläden findet man in der Alfama.
Monica selbst ist eine liebenswürdige, hilfsbereite Vermieterin. Wenn wir wieder nach Lissabon kommen, wollen wir nur in ihrem Apartment wohnen.
Monika und Norbert aus Krefeld
We stayed at Monica's flat only one night for a stopover in Lisbon and we wished it could be longer. Stunning location overlooking the Alfama and the river. It was indeed as having Lisbon at our feet.
The apartment was neat and clean and (email hidden) of the Alfama. The host is ready to help with anything making the stay even more pleasant.
A little difficult to reach the apartment on foot if you are traveling with heavy luggage (we were not luckily) but the location, the apartment itself and the nice little restaurants right at your doorstep are totally worth it.
Stay at Monica's and you will not regret it.
We loved our apartment. It was very difficult to find at first and we were lost for a while. Once we got our bearings, we loved it.
Let's start with the UPSIDES: Monica's appartment is located in the heart of Alfama and from the living room you get a great view over the old part of the city and the river. It's close to Portas do Sol (2 minutes walk), one of my favorite places in Lisbon (great view, historic tram is passing, best chocolate). The appartment has unlimited wifi access which was great and it is very clean.
The DOWNSIDES: We rented the appartment in JUNE when Lisbon holds its ALFAMA FESTIVAL of 4 weeks. We've been in Lisbon in June before, so we knew what Alfama is like during this period (party, drinks, sardines, bbqs everywhere, lots of people) and generally enjoy this atmosphere.
What we didn't know: From 4 PM till 2 AM we couldn't open any window because of the bbqs right in front of the appartment. Right opposite (2 meters) to the living and bed room windows is a busy restaurant with people looking inside the appartment. 3 meters from the bedroom window are the outside speakers of the restaurant with music every night. Once the speakers are off and you're in bed (windows closed), you can still hear people talking outside when they pass the appartment. Sleeping was only possible with ear plugs. On one side the appartment is located on street level - so people are passing right next to the bathroom window 24-7. 2 meters from the bathroom window is a bar stand with people queueing. The bedroom window needs to be locked with iron bars when you leave the appartment.
All that is fine, if you know it beforehand and can decide if you wanna spend your holidays this way every night - but unfortunately Monica missed out on informing us about the limitations of the appartment during the month of June.
Conclusion: The appartment is fine from July till May but in JUNE you definitely shouldn't book unless you really want to party and be outside every single night and don't mind getting up again early in the morning.
Mónicas apartment is well and modern equipped, clean and offers a nice view over the charming alfama. Besides host Mónica is a very kind and helpfull person. I can highly recommend this place.
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Lisbonne. La ville est très plaisante et charmante. Les quartiers sont différents mais tous chaleureux. Chaque ruelle de l'alfama est une nouvelle surprise...L'appartement de Monica est parfaitement situé, au cœur de l'Alfama, sur une ravissante petite place. Il est cosy, soigné et plutôt lumineux... et possède une belle vue sur le Tage... Les hirondelles furent nos principales voisines! Monica fut une hôte très agréable et très arrangeante quant-aux heures d'arrivées et de départ. Les restaurants alentours sont très bons... Nous recommandons cet appartement sans aucune hésitation!
Response from Mónica:
We are pleased that you have been happy with Alfama Hill.
Thank you for your comments and We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future!
Amazing view, home comfortable and clean, Monica so kind and generous...we are still looking forward to come back as soon as possible!
Monica and guests were wonderful! From day 1 the communication was fantastic, informing us of arrival time etc. A real pleasure to meet them; very friendly, polite and respectful of the apartment. Lovely people and we were delighted they choose to stay here during their trip to Barcelona. We cannot recommend them highly enough, a great experience. Cheers:)
Monica and her friend stayed at with us for two days. They both were very pleasant and and considerate guests. It was a very good experience being their host and interacting with them.
Mónica was a great guest. They took good care of the apartment and were really lovely.