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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine

Overview

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.

COMPLIMENTARY PICK UP FROM LISBON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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.

More Details

Owner
Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alfama in Lisbon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
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5

GREAT APARTMENT - PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5

What you see is what's you get - the description given matches the apartment. The apartment is in a great location, clean and well equipped with everything you need within walking distance or a short journey on public transport . Paulo (the owner) took time to answer any questions and to let us know where to visit and places to eat and drink, things to see and do and responds to messages promptly. We would definitely rent this property again on a return visit to Lisbon and would highly recommend it to anybody visiting Lisbon . We really enjoyed our 4 days in Lisbon.

Thank you Paulo for making our stay comfortable and relaxing. We very much appreciated everything and the airport runs 😄?

  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely stay in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is very beautiful and fully equipped with everything you need. The location is perfect for visit Lisboa on foot, in 7 minutes you arrive at the castle of S.Jorge or at the cathedral of Sé, in 10 minutes at the plaça do commercio. Alfama is an old tipical district, with many little restaurants and many places for 'fado' music. Mr. Paulo were very kind with us, we hope to back there in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet review. I'm really happy to know that you 4 could have such a nice stay at our Alfama apartment and i'm looking forward to have the honour to welcome you again in a near future.
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A friendly neigbourhood

  • 4 of 5

The appartment is very well located , next to the main center Lisboa's attractions. If you like livlely neighbourghood and feel to live like portugues, it is the perfect place. And Paulo, our host, offers a very friendlay service, pick up at the aiirport, excellent bottle of wine waiting for us at our arrival and very good advices on what to see and the unique things to do.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind appreciation and hope you'll enjoy the rest of the country as much as you did Lisboa and Alfama.
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Charmante Wohnung in optimaler Lage und sehr netter Vermieter

  • 5 of 5

Der Vermieter (Paulo) hat uns schon im Vorfeld sehr viele gute Tips gegeben von denen wir die meisten umsetzen konnten. Sehr nett war auch, dass er uns bei unserer Ankunft am Flughafen abgeholt hat.

Wir haben die 5 Tage in Lissabon sehr genossen. Umliegend zur Wohnung sind einige Fado-Lokale, in denen wir schöne Abende verbracht haben. Da wir gut zu Fuß sind, war es auch kein Problem, andere interessante Stadtviertel, z.B. Baixa oder Mouraria zu erreichen. Ansonsten gibt es gute Bus- und Straßenbahnverbindungen. Alles nur wenige Gehminuten von der Wohnung entfernt.

Auch die Fahrt nach Sintra ist sehr empfehlenswert. Sehr genossen habe wir auch die Stadtführung mit Marta Coelho.

Die Wohnung ist sehr gemütlich und es ist alles vorhanden, was man so braucht. Sie liegt in einem engen Gässchen im Herzen der Alfama. Man muss nur vor die Türe gehen, um in das bunte und liebenswerte Leben dieses Altstadtviertels einzutauchen. Alles in Allem war es ein toller Aufenthalt und wir würden die Wohnung auf jeden Fall wieder buchen.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm sincerely grateful to know that you had such a great time in Lisboa and at our apartment. And you can be sure that it's a pleasure to help people like you two plan your stay. Thank you two so much for such a sympathy and affection. I sincerely will be honoured in having the chance of welcome you again in a near future.
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Tolles Appartement im Herzen des lebhaften Altstadt- Bezirks Alfama

  • 4 of 5

Die zentrale Lage des Appartements in der Altstadt ist ein Erlebnis. Der wuselige volkstümliche Alltag in den Gässchen ist faszinierend. Leider lässt sich der Trubel in der Nacht nicht abstellen, so dass es riskant ist mit offenem Fenster schlafen zu wollen. Das ist aber auch der einzige Nachteil an dem sonst tollen Appartement.

Paulo ist ein herausragend fürsorglicher Gastgeber. Herzlichen Dank Paulo!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for sharing your great feelings about your stay in Alfama and at our apartment. I think you were quite lucky to get to feel the spirit and excitement of the city's feasts, with the streets of Alfama colorfully decorated, plenty of food and drink in every corner or square, music everywhere, people partying in the streets from the river through up the castle. Alfama is the oldest district in Lisbon and the heart and soul of these feasts and our apartment is at the best street and right in the heart of Alfama so there's no better place to live this unique popular feasts from its inside. Because of this but also having in mind the well deserved rest of our guests, all the apartment's windows are double glass preserving an absolute silence inside. When closed...
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Great location & amenities

  • 4 of 5

Nice, well furnished apartment in a great location with all the amenities you might need including full kitchen and laundry. The owner provided exceptional customer service and extensive recommendations for places to eat and drink, things to see and do, and for Portugese wines to taste and purchase. We took advantage of several of his recommendations, all of which were excellent. We would definitely rent this property again on a return visit to Lisbon and would highly recommend it to anybody visiting Lisbon .

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It was a true pleasure to share with you my personal tastes about portuguese wines and i'm really looking forward to be able to come to California in a near future so i can follow all the tips you gave me. It will be a great joy to be able to welcome again in Alfama and at our apartment.
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Location

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Lisbon International Airport
Nearest Ferry
0.3 Kilometres
Cruise Terminal
Nearest Train
0.6 Kilometres
Lisbon Central Station
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Estoril Coast
Car: not necessary

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

The entrance stairs are a bit steepy, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Alfama, Lisbon District

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
From
£69
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
From
£69
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn / Winter
1 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£60
£396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
15 Dec 2017 - 26 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
From
£69
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
27 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£389
for 5 nights
From
£78
£517
 
 
Winter
3 Jan 2018 - 28 Feb 2018
2 night minimum stay
£101
for 2 nights
From
£50
£335
 
 
Mild Winter
1 Mar 2018 - 22 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£60
£396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
23 Mar 2018 - 8 Apr 2018
5 night minimum stay
£343
for 5 nights
From
£69
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
9 Apr 2018 - 30 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
£119
for 2 nights
From
£60
£396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring / Summer 1
1 May 2018 - 4 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
From
£69
£457
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £14 per night, per additional guest
 
Eurovision Song Contest
5 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
£389
for 5 nights
From
£78
£517
 
 
Spring / Summer 2
13 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£206
for 3 nights
From
£69
£457
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Additional Guest Fee £18.32 per person per night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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