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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Double Bed, 1 Double Sofa-Bed. Sleeps up to 4 people

Situated in the heart of Lisbon’s most characteristic Old Quarter, just 100 metres from the renowned Fado Museum, this modern 1 bedroom apartment at Alfama is located on the 1st floor of a building totally refurbished in 2012. Tastefully decorated, the apartment can comfortably accommodate 4 guests.

• LCD TV, national and international cable channels, free wireless internet.

• Bedroom with 1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed in the living room. Dining table with 4 seats.

• Kitchen fully equipped with smoke extractor, hob and oven, cooking utensils, washing machine, hot water cylinder, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, nespresso coffee machine, hair dryer, iron and board.


Alfama is the oldest and most traditional of Lisbon’s neighbourhoods. Its existence can be traced back to the period of Moorish domination from the 8th century onwards. Its name comes from the Arabic Al-hamma, meaning fountains or baths and referring to the numerous water sources that used to exist and feed various fountains.

Spreading along the south east slope that descends from the mediaeval São Jorge Castle, meeting with the River Tejo and just 10 minutes walking from the apartment, we are able to find some of the most important touristy sites and monuments that Lisbon has to offer. These include Sé Patriarcal de Lisboa, Lisbon’s Cathedral and oldest church dating back to 1147 and also seat of The Archdiocese, The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora which, is a 17th century, mannerist styled masterpiece, The National Pantheon, where some of Portugal’s most important historical characters are buried or The National Museum of Fado. Other notable places of interest are The Casa dos Bicos, famous for its Gothic Architecture from the 16th century and Nobel Prize winner José de Sousa Saramago’s Foundation Headquarters, Terreiro do Paço, the royal residence from the 16th century until the 18th or the flea market known as Feira da Ladra or 'Thieves' Market'.

Alfama is also one of the old neighbourhoods where Fado runs through the blood of its people. As the purest expression of the soul and the feelings of the Portuguese, Fado can and should be enjoyed in the many restaurants and bars everywhere or simply heard through an open window in a private house.

There are several ways to discover the secrets of Alfama. Walking calmly through its picturesque labyrinth of narrow streets and small squares or taking a ride on the famous number 28 tram are two of the most enjoyable. And the breathtaking views from Santa Luzia and Portas do Sol overlooking Lisbon and The Tejo River should not be missed.

Today, Alfama is a vibrant neighbourhood with its recovered architectural heritage that combines history with a cosmopolitan feel, offering a variety of restaurants, bars and craft shops that will delight those who visit us.

Welcome to Alfama.

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Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Really good service from Paolo, including airport pick-up late evening. The location is in the very heart of Alfama,- cant be better! Note, that there is no car traffic in the lane, but some chat from vendors and by-passing tourists. The flat is small but charming and perfect for two adults!

We will definitely be back some time!

A & O, Denmark
Oct 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alfama in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom has toilet, a wash-basin with mirror and a stand-up hydro-massage shower unit. We provide 2 towels p/ guest, as well as shower gel, hand soap, toilet paper and a hair-dryer.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • The bedroom has 1 double bed, wooden floor, 2 windows with view to the pedestrian street and 1 wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
LCD TV with national and international cable channels. Free wireless internet. For stays over a week, linen and towels will be changed and a free cleaning will be provided.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(87 traveller reviews)


What a Lovely Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Paulo was a fantastic host, providing detailed and well selected recommendations prior to and at the time of our arrival. This little apartment is compact, but provides everything you need for comfort and convenience. And then...location, location, location! On vacation, that is everything. We will recommend this apartment to friends and family. If we are in Lisbon again, this is where we will stay. Thanks, Paulo, for a memorable stay in Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so proud for your sweet and generous words and i want to thank you for that. It's indeed so comforting and rewarding to know that you had such a great time in Lisboa and at our Alfama apartment. I also want to thank you for such a kindness and warm treatment and it will be fantastic to be able to welcome you again in a near future.
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Nice apartment in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent two weeks in this apartment in Alfama. It was conveniently located in a very busy and atmospheric section of Lisbon. For those interested in immersing themselves into the history and living culture of Lisbon I would highly recommend this rental. The apartment is perfect for 1 person or a couple. The kitchen is adequate to cook in (we ate dinner out once) and the washing machine is a real plus for people staying more than a few days.

It was very easy to get to the metro (Appolonia), the market and the historic sites. This is easy walking distance to Biaxa and Chiado, which are the two areas of the city to the West. If you stay here you will very much be in the middle of things.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank you so much for such a lovely words. It's fantastic to know that during your 2 weeks stay you always found at our apartment the comfort and the facilities that helped you to take the most out of your Lisbon experience. And what an experience!!! It is truely an honour for us to receive guests like you that are so much interested in every aspects of our daily life and concerns, as well as in our rich history. I know that there's a whole big ocean between our 2 countries but i sincerely hope to welcome you again as soon as possible.
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The best place to stay in Alfama in Lisbonne

  • 5 of 5

We just loved our 10 days stay in this nice appartement in the historical center in Alfama, Lisbonne.

The location is perfect to visit and near all facilities.

The apartment is very clean , confortable and well equip. Even it is in historical center, the appartement is quiet to sleep.


The owner is a very generous and always disposes to answer our demand and he does it right away.

He took the time on our arrival to show us the area and point out the different services (bus, train, grocery , tourist interests) and he helped us with the luggages .

He gave us generously all informations for our 2 days visit in Porto by train.

He even print out our registration paper for our air flight departure and took us to the airport.

We would recommend this property without hesitation to our family or friends for a stay in Lisbonne.

This place and his owner is exceptional !

Ginette Henri

Denis Belleville

Québec, Canada

  • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, what a glowing review! When we have the luck of receive guests like you two, believe me that is an enormous happiness to be able to contribute for you to know much more about our country and our ancien history and our culture and our real daily life much more than the hotspots pointed in every guide. And add to that our great food and amazing wines and... It was indeeed an honour and a true previlege to be able to welcome you both and i'm really happy to know that you'd love that much all the moments you passed in our country and that your stay at our Alfama apartment was part of that general satisfaction. Thank you for your kindness and i hope to deserve your choice on a future visit to Lisboa.
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Great little apartment ideally placed for exploring Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Lisbon for just three days and the apartment was just ideally placed. It is in the old Alfama district which is very atmospheric with winding streets and little resturants and bars tucked into corners. There is a bakery just 2 minutes away and a small store opposite which provides some basics. Paulo was very helpful and easy to communicate with prior to our stay and we were picked up from Lisbon airport by his son on our arrival which was a great help and he was full of really useful information about what to see in Lisbon.

The apartment has absolutely everything you would need (including a great shower!) and feels very secure - but its worth noting that the street outside could get noisy on Friday and Saturday evenings. Lisbon is a wonderful place with so much character and I can highly recommend this apartment and the surroundings of Alfama.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to know that you'd enjoy so much your first visit to Lisboa and your stay at our apartment. Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisboa, the heart and soul of Fado, a truely lively and authentic historic centre and surely The place to stay. Thank you so much for your preference and hope to welcome again on your next visit to our beautiful city.
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Chicago, IL USA

A perfect stay in the heart of Alfama

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Paulo’s apartment. The unit is perfectly located in the heart of Alfama - a short walk to Santa Apolonia train/metro station, to cathedral and Baixa, and uphill to the Castelo. The apartment is bright, comfortable and offers all the needed amenities for a wonderful stay. Paulo is a gracious and responsive host and provided some great “off the tourist map” tips for our visit to Lisboa. Obrigado Paulo e até a próxima!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say that it was a delightful challenge to receive you two. You already knew a lot about Lisboa, about other neighborhoods, about our language, ... and it was absolutly great all the chats and the moments we spent together. It was a true pleasure in welcome you in our Alfama apartment during this sunny February and i'm looking forward to receive you again in a near future. For the moment, enjoy your stay in Porto and don't miss any of the Port wine visits (and tastings...)
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Madrid, España

Paulo es una persona maravillosa!! Gran apartamento en una zona magnifica.

  • 5 of 5

El apartamento de Paulo es maravilloso, está en el epicentro de Alfama (cuna del Fado) es muy confortable en general y la cama es maravillosa. La cocina está muy bien equipada, el baño es fantástico, muy luminoso y con ventana al exterior con una amplia ducha y las toallas siempre calientes. El apartamento está muy bien comunicado, la estación de Santa Apolonia (y el metro) está a cinco minutos caminando, al igual que el mítico tranvia 28 en su parada en Santa Luzía. Paulo siempre estuvo atento durante la reserva y ya estando en Lisboa nos ayudó mucho en nuestras dudas de restaurantes, transportes etc. Nos obsequió con un vino que estaba muy bueno cuando entramos en el apartamento. Enfrente de la casa hay una tienda de comestibles de Doña Manuela que tiene productos muy buenos y ella es encantadora. Aunque los días que estuvimos en Lisboa llovió pudimos recorrer practicamente todo el centro de Lisboa. Volveremos seguramente en primavera y por supuesto iremos al apartamento de Paulo que es nuestra segunda Casa.

Gracias Paulo por todo.

Paloma y Jose.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Estoy encantado de que hayas tenido una estancia tan maravillosa en Lisboa y en nuestro apartamento pero también para mí fue un verdadero placer conocerlos y guardaré vosotros en mis (muy) buenos recuerdos. Portugal y España tienen tanto en común y fue genial de compartir con ustedes algunas de nuestras preocupaciones con el estado actual de nuestros dos países. Fue un honor darles las bienvenidas en Alfama y espero sinceramente encontrar los dos otra vez. Pronto.
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Spring / Summer
1 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
Autumn / Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
15 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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