When I travel I prefer to get to know the "real" vibe of the place and the people. Graça is a really nice neighborhood and has one of the most breath taking views in Lisbon.
Sonia's place was fantastic. Had everything we wanted in a quiet relaxing area. Nice cafés nearby and also very easy to walk to downtown lisbon. Would definitely recommend for anyone looking for a place to stay.
Sonia is great, the apartment is clean and comfortable and located in a very nice area not far from the center but far enough to be special, with great and cheap food, close to the lovely Alfama quarter. Very recommended!!
Sónia is a great host.
We felt very comfortable and the communication was good as well. We had a very nice time at her cosy home. It's a beautiful apartment in a more quite neighborhood but a footwalk from the old districts like alfama. She had lots of information about the city at home and you can ask her for tips and advices or even help since she gave us her mobile number.
We definately recommend Sónia and her place!
We had a great time in Lisbon and pleasant stay at Sonia's place. She was very kind and the place was great, nice apartment in a good area of the city, well communicated.
We totally enjoyed to stay at Sonia's apartment. Bus station is nearby as well as some very nice local Cafes, which are very good and inexpensive. You can also walk to the city center and explore some hidden side streets and small shops. Sonia was very helpful and prepared a list with things worth to see. The apartment itself is well equipped and the environment very quiet. We can only recommend this place.
A great apartment and a brilliant place from which to explore Lisbon. The local area is really nice too - great restaurants and really good transport. Sonia was terrific - the apartment is very much recommended.
We really enjoyed our stay here. Sonia was a great host and meet us to welcome us to Lisbon. The apartment was very clean and close to public transport and the Alfama. The famous Tram 28 was our daily transport! In the neighbourhood were several supermarkets, groceries and cares. We also enjoyed getting to know these shops and visiting them each day. We are happy to recommend this apartment to any visitors to Lisbon.
We stayed three nights at Sonias place. She met us in person and showed us everything, plus a list for us for activities, going out and so on. The appartment is located above Alfama close to the tram 28E and has a bus station around the corner. It is very quiet, clean and decorated with Sonias personal touch, which apealed to us to feel like home.
We really appreciated our stay at Sonia's for 6 days. The apartment is ideally located: not far from the city center nor the airport but still ouside the places full of tourists.
The apartment is clean, very light. Everything you need is there.
Sonia was very friendly and helpful when we needed it.
We would strongly recommend her apartment and would not hesitate to rent it for another stay!
Audrey and Mathieu
We stayed in Sónia‘s apartment from 30.03.2013 until 06.04.2013. We liked it and felt really comfortable. We especially enjoyed drinking coffee on the veranda in the sun. The apartment is very cosy; sometimes it is a bit cold, but in the summer this will be an advantage. The neighbours are very friendly! Although one can hear them sometimes in the evenings, it was never annoying because the sound did not last for long.
There are a lot of little shops around, where you can buy the most important things till 10 p.m., sometimes even later. It only takes 20 minutes by walking to the centre of Lisbon. The famous tram 28E is only a few minutes away.
Sónia is very helpful. She had organized that we get the keys for the apartment very early in the morning. She also called us a taxi for the way to the airport, which was a great help, because our return flight was so early that no subways were driving. Furthermore, she gave us a lot of tips of restaurants and other sights which are worth visiting.
unfortunately we didn't get the chance to meet but Sonia was easy to communicate with. they left the Apartment neat and tidy !
Sorry guys may be next we will meet up
i've stayed at sonia's charming place many times. not only is she friendly and welcoming, but fun too. her apartment is great as well
i've known sonia for at least 10years. i have stayed in her apt in graca since she's had it a number of times and it is a perfect apt. great view, good location, comfortable, well appointed furnishings. she is honest, dependable, and generous marcia haufrecht
Sonia is super friendly and fun and is a very gracious hostess. Her place is a calm comfortable haven in the midst of exciting Lisbon. I love the views out the veranda!