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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Paulo Leitao

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Paulo Leitao

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
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Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015
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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

Overview

Alfama Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Paulo Leitao (Owner)
Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 29, 2015

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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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 54 traveler reviews

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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 57 reviews
5

You want to stay here!

  • 5 of 5

I was fortunate to live here for the month of February and was endlessly entertained by the neighbourhood. The apartment is located walking distance to a huge variety of things to see and do and is clean, cosy and spotlessly maintained. And the very best thing about the apartment is Paolo, world's best host! You could not possibly ask for someone more helpful before and during your stay. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's an immense joy to know how much you'd love your stay in our apartment and in discovering everything about our beautiful city. And this fantastic sunny weather that we have had during almost all the winter, i'm sure that turned your turn arounds even more pleasant. It was, indeed, an honor to know and receive you at our apartment and quite challenging in trying to help you discover as much of our city as the extension of your stay allowed. Surely it will be a privilege in having you here again in a near future.
5

Charming, great location and hospitality!!

  • 5 of 5

After a long flight with delays and lost connections, we were greeted by Paulo who picked up up from the airport. Besides providing some calm support after a few travel mishaps unrelated to Lisboa, he gave us a tour of the neighborhood which included helpful things like trains, buses, and metro, but also a few historical sites, recommended restaurants, cafes, and sites not to be missed. Once inside the charming and efficient apartment, there were books and maps filled with information. The flat was lovely, clean, and perfect. The bathroom had plenty of hot water and was fresh and updated, as was the kitchen. This was the first apartment we stayed in for a month long European stay, and honestly, it was our favorite. We would have stayed longer but the dates were already booked. The stairs into the apartment were fine for us, there weren't many, but they were steep.

Thank you Paulo for all your help and a great beginning for my daughters' and my "big European adventure." We would certainly recommend this to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet and generous words. It's indeed so comforting and rewarding to know that you had such a great time in Lisboa and at our Alfama apartment. It was a true pleasure to be able to welcome you and your daughter and i just regret we had already so few nights available when you did the first contact in October. Anyway, i sincerely hope to welcome you back as soon as possible. I wish you and your family a great 2015.
Warsaw
5

It was an excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

So, I also definitely recommend staying in Paulo's apartment. First of all Paulo himself is a very friendly guy. He is very helpful and you really feel it is not artificial. 11 stars out of 10 for the host. Apartment is very clean, it offers enough space for a family with 2 kids. It is equipped with all necessary stuff including washing mashine and washing powder. The location is great. It is in the middle of Alfama, you can feel the city in Paulo's apartment. Lots of small restaurants nearby and a very nice small grocery just outside. During our stay in Portugal we lived in 3 different apartments and no doubt Paulo's one was the best (although we don't complain about the other two).

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, it makes me feel really happy to know that you had such a great time on your first visit to our beloved city and that our apartment will stay in your minds for so many good reasons. It will be a pleasure to welcome you again in a near future.
Cape Town
5

Quaint apartment to make you feel local

  • 5 of 5

Wow, what else can I say...

Paulo is such an amazingly helpful man who would make any guests feel at home in his apartment. It is clean, nicely painted, has pretty white shutters and kitchen gadgets you would need to make a feast. The quaint living room makes you automatically feel at home.

Paulo has maps and information booklets so you can easily work Alfama out. He fetched us from the airport which immediately put us at ease because we didn't have to find where to go when we arrived at Lisbon Airport. He also even helped us print out our bus tickets which we couldn't find, so helpful!

Even though we didn't stay long, we really enjoyed our stay here and wish we could go back already. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to feel the real Alfama lifestyle, with the cobblestone roads and small restaurants around every corner

Thank you Paulo!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Let me make your first sentence my own words: Wow, what else can i say... :-) I'm so so happy that you'd such a great days in our apartament and in Lisboa itself, although it was to short for such a large summer offer. I know that it won't be easy to come again so soon from South Africa but it will be a true honor and pleasure to welcome you again.
Accokeek, MD, USA
5

Hidden Gem in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

Bright, stylish and extremely comfortable, we loved calling this charming apartment home for four days! Lisbon is incredibly beautiful, and Paulo is a lovely host. He not only went out of his way to introduce us to Lisbon before our arrival, but he also extended his friendship and concern for a happy stay throughout our time there. His warm hospitality makes you feel as though you are staying with family. (And Paulo's exquisite taste in literature also opened us to entirely new worlds of words and history! Not to mention his great advice on the best place to catch the World Cup... :-) ) We already miss the romantic alleys of Alfama, and the strains of fado and the delicious scent of freshly grilled sardines wafting through the sun-filled windows. You will not regret staying here -- this was our first reservation at VRBO.com, and we could not be more pleased. We already dream of our next return, and we cannot imagine staying anywhere else! Thank you so much, Paulo -- you are a true gem, and so is your Alfama apartment. We really can't wait to visit again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow, I'm blushing! Thanks for such a glowing review! I'm sincerely touched to hear that you had such a wonderful time in Lisboa and at our apartment and you can believe me that is an enormous happiness to be able to contribute for you to know much more about our millennial history, our culture or our great food and amazing wines beyond all the natural charms anyone can see. It was indeed an honour to meet you two and i'm looking forward to welcome you again in a near future and, this time, finally have the pleasure of see our national team beat the US one at the next football world cup. You owe me this... :-))
5

Great space in the Alfama.

  • 5 of 5

A great little apartment in the heart of the Alfama. Really well equipped kitchen, lovely shower and extremely comfortable bed. The apartment has plenty of space, great use of space and it's light and airy. The windows and the shutters mean that sleeping is no problem despite being in the centre of this busy area. The owner couldn't be more helpful and was kind enough to even pick us up from the airport. Great service. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As i told you since your first enquiry, once Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and the heart and soul of the city's feasts and our street is in the heart of Alfama, so you would be able to live within this amazing feasts. It's fantastic to know that you survived :-)) It was an honor to receive you two and i sincerely want to thank you for your kindness and comprehension and i'm looking forward to welcome you again soon.

Map

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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Rates & Availability

From €60 Per night

Alfama Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter
Mar 27 2015 - Apr 5 2015
5 night minimum stay
€70
€465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€60
€399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring / Summer
May 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€70
€465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
€70
€465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
2 night minimum stay
€70
€465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn / Winter
Oct 1 2015 - Dec 17 2015
2 night minimum stay
€60
€399
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 18 2015 - Dec 28 2015
5 night minimum stay
€70
€465
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 29 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
€80
€532
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

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Amenities

Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • 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
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 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
  • 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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable 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
  • laundromat
  • 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.

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