A perfect stay!
Submitted: October 22, 2011
Stayed: October 2011
My husband and I stayed at the Alfama House for three nights in October. We wished we could have stayed longer. The apartment and its location was the perfect ending to our two week journey through Spain and Portugal. The Alfama House is centrally located and walking distance to some of the best parts of Lisboa. And when our feet would carry us no further, the public transportation (train, trolley, subway and ferry) system was very easy to reach and navigate from the Alfama House. We couldn't have asked for a better experience in a more culturally rich community. The apartment met all of our needs, and the opportunity to submerge ourselves in the Alfama District, has left a lasting impression that we experienced something very special and unique we will never forget.
Francois, the owner of the Alfama House, left us a hand written guide to the Alfama District, which we took advantage of. In particular, dinner and the Fado performances at Dragao de Alfama, were amazing. We also took the ferry across the Tejo River and had sunset drinks at Atira te ao rio and then a clams and crab dinner at Cabrinha. Make time for these experiences, you won't be disappointed.
Francois also left us a voucher for a complementary breakfast at the bakery a few doors down from the Alfama House (same side of the road). Their ham and cheese (with butter) croissant sandwich topped our list of favorite breakfasts.
We fell in love with Portugal and can't wait to return and stay at the Alfama House again.
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