PORTUGUESE ATMOSPHERE APARTMENT , IN ROMANTIC ALFAMA, FADO'S HOMEPLACE

Rui coelho

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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PORTUGUESE ATMOSPHERE APARTMENT , IN ROMANTIC ALFAMA, FADO'S HOMEPLACE

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Overview

Alfama Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Comfortable & clean, fits 2 people, ideal location for exploring the city!

If you are coming to Lisbon, come and stay in the old city center, experiencing a typical Portuguese neighbourhood life. Alfama is considered to be the birth place of Fado, survived 1755's earthquake, which destroyed 2/3 of what the city was then, and still resembles it's original structure. Today it is a traffic restricted living area, just 10 - 15 minutes walking away from Baixa and Praca do Comercio. It is well served by all means of transport, making it the ideal location for visitors to the city. Close to the apartment there are many Portuguese food restaurants, many small shops where to buy food, groceries, fresh produce.

The apartment os located on the 2nd floor of a renovated 18th century restored building, and was renovated 12 years ago. It is composed by bedroom with double bed, livingroom, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom supplied with shower basin. The bedroom has a balconey overlooking the street, and is insulated with doublepane windows. Livingroom with satellite TV

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rui coelho (Owner)
Advertiser since 2008
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About Rui coelho

Hello to everyone! :-) This is me, Rui, your potential (hopefully!) host in Lisbon. I love the city where I am lucky to live in, and am always happy to share it with visitors to the city. I always try to make my guest's holidays worthwhile, contributing with (small) suggestions which make (big) differences!

Rui coelho purchased this apartment in 2008

What makes this apartment unique

Location is great! And this, not just within the city, but also within Alfama, which is like a small village lost in time, where not much has seemed to change. From the apartment you can reach on foot all other major city districts (Baixa, Bica, Castelo, Graça, Bairro Alto, Chiado, ...). Staying in the city center makes all the difference in experiencing the city.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

4.9
based on 40 traveler reviews

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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
average rating of 4.925 based on 40 reviews
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
Canada
5

Fantastic location, beautiful apartment and very helpful host!

  • 5 of 5
Rui was an excellent host. From the start he was very accommodating and full of helpful advice and recommendations, not only about Lisbon and the surrounding area, but also for our stay in other places in Portugal. He met us in the city when we arrived and walked us through the beautiful old town of Alfama to get to the apartment. When we arrived he gave us an overview of the apartment and surrounding area and some fresh fruit, which was very appreciated!

The apartment is in a fantastic location, close to many historic sites in the old city and within walking distance to the rest of the city's attractions. The apartment came with everything described in the listing and had a beautiful view of some of the old streets.

We would highly recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Lisbon!

Thanks again Rui,

C and A (From Canada)
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello guys :-) thank you so much for your nice commentary! :-) Hope to see you again in a near future!
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
4

ALFAMA AL FANTASTIC

  • 4 of 5
Good location and good value - ample accommodation for two. We recommend this property and we would stay there again. Good restaurants and adequate shops close by. Plenty to see and do around and about - Sintra is a must visit, Cacilhas is worth a trip, and don't miss tram number 28, but there are lots of others places. Rui, the owner, apart from being extremely helpful, is a great guy.
  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review on the apartament, G & P :-) it was great having you as guests, hope you come back, one day! :-)
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
New York
5

Perfect vacation

  • 5 of 5
Recently we came back from our European vacation. It was our first visit to Lisbon and we loved it!
Our enjoyment has a lot to do with the apartment, it’s location and Rui – very nice and helpful person who is always available if you need him and answers all your questions. He even has his own city guide which was very helpful to us.
The apartment is not big, but it has everything you need and even more than you can expect including tea, coffee, Porto and soap in the shower. The only thing it lacks is Internet connection or WiFi. But it’s not a big problem because there are a couple of Internet café nearby.
And, of course, location! It’s really in the heart of Lisbon, very close to the most important sightseeing and transportation and a lot of Fado places. The atmosphere of this neighborhood is charming, romantic and gives you very warm feelings.
Our first language is Russian but we didn’t have any problem communicating with Rui because he speaks English well and we understood each other perfectly.
We definitely want to visit Lisbon again and, of course, can’t think of staying anywhere else but at this beautiful Alfama apartment. And we very thankful to Rui who contributed a lot in our nice time in Lisbon. Also our thanks to Rui’s friend Raul who helped us on our arrival departure with our luggage and taxi.
Thank you again, Rui!
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hello to New York!

This is such a nice review, thank you I & R! It was my pleasure meeting you and having you at S. Miguel, I am happy you enjoyed your stay :-) Hopefully we meet again, if not in Alfama, perhaps on your side of the ocean, who knows! :-)

Thank you once again, I wish you all the best.
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
FR
4

Thanks Rui!

  • 4 of 5
Though the apartment feels smaller than the pictures, we found the apartment well located, clean, well kitted-out and comfortable. Perfect for two people.

Thanks a lot Rui, for all the recommendations, information and guides, we used the Lonely Planets the whole time we were there. The kitchen has all the basics - it was very helpful to have the oil and condiments and tea...made life a lot easier! Also, the bread and fruit Rui brought us on arrival was really sweet and very much appreciated.

Alfama is a lovely district, very small and charming. There are lots of bars and restaurants with character. It's wonderful to explore the labyrinthine streets...

Thanks Rui for your recommendations, help and hospitality!

Jessa (NZ) and Fred (FR)
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car
Owner's Response: Thank you, Jessa & Fred :-) It was my pleasure having you as guests, I am happy you enjoyed it :-)

As for the size of the apartment, the official papers of the apartments state the total of a 55 sqm area, and this together with all corners and storage space, as usual. Your remark was however very useful, and I have added the area of each room to the bottom of the pictures I have in the ad, hoping this will help potential guests having a better idea of the apartment :-)

Thank you, once again :-)
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
Goteborg, Sweden
5

Lovely weeks in Alfama

  • 5 of 5
It's like being transferred back in time, viewing out from the balcony. The small alleys climbs the hill in labyrinths. Dogs barking, Fado songs echoes at night. In the morning you cross the street for some fresh bread. If being in Alfama during the Sardine festival you smell the smokey scent of grilled fish from noon til dawn. Time slows down and your legs will get a proper workout if you plan to see some of all the things worth seeing, and it's impossible to grasp it all. Take the bus and the ferry and explore the mighty waves of the Atlantic ocean in Telha da Fonte. The apartment has everything you need for a pleasant stay and if you need anything, we mean anything, just call Rui, who showed out to be the the most kind and forecoming landlord we could have imagined.
  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2010
  • Stayed: Jun 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jan & Pia,

Such a nice review! It was a pleasure meeting you, you are such the perfect guests :-)

Greetings from Lisboa to Gothemborg :-)

Rui

P.S. Thank you as well for the nice swedish writers I am discovering through you :-)
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Portuguese atmosphere apartment , in romantic Alfama, Fado's homeplace
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p509447
+351 -966163890
Alfama Lisbon City
Schwarzenbek, Deutschland
5

Eine schöne Woche

  • 5 of 5
Unser Urlaub in der Alfama war wunderbar. Lissabon ist eine ganz besondere Stadt und die Atmosphäre in der Alfama ist einzigartig, vor allem wenn man dort wohnt.

Die Wohnung ist so liebevoll eingerichtet, alles was man braucht ist vorhanden, besser kann es nicht sein.
Wir hätten nicht tauschen mögen mit einem 4-Sterne Hotel.
Die Treppe war am nächsten Morgen auch nicht mehr so furchteinflößend.

Es war so interessant zu erleben, wie dort das Leben in den Gassen abläuft.
Morgens haben Frauen auf ausgebreiteten Decken Kleidung verkauft. Das Ganze war auch nicht zu überhören!
Vom Balkon konnten wir alles hautnah miterleben.

Es ist eine andere Welt, in die man dort eintaucht und das ist so interessant.
Es gibt so viele schöne Aussichtspunkte und unser Vermieter Rui hatte noch so tolle Tipps, die in keinem Reiseführer stehen, das war einfach super!

Wir haben noch nie einen so netten und sympathischen Vermieter gehabt, der so um das Wohl seiner Gäste bemüht ist!

Nochmals vielen Dank, lieber Rui,
Gudrun & Werner
  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ich bedanke mich für Ihre Aufenthalt einmal wieder ... es ist immer schön, so nette Gäste bei der Wohnung in Alfama zu haben, die sich für die Geschichte und Wesenheits Lissabon & Alfama interessieren. Vielen dank, Gudrun & Werner :-)

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
5 Kilometres
Lisboa
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Terreiro do Paco
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Beach
7 Kilometres
Oeiras
Car: not necessary

Alfama, historic city center, tramline 28, earthquake, close to river Tejo, Fado restaurants in the area, plenty of small traditional grocery shops in the neihbourhood, close to Fado and Azulejo museums, 10 minutes away from Baixa da Praca do Comercio and other main attractions. 10 minutes away from 2 metro stations, bus stop of bus conntecting airport is just 5 min walking from the apartment.

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Availability & Rates

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Alfama Apartment Rental Rates

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Mar 17 2014 - Oct 31 2014
3 night minimum stay
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extra night: €50    

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning EUR20

Notes

  • Prices are on a 2-person basis, and include bed linen, bathroom & beach towels.

    There are no extra charges for electricity or heating.

    A final cleaning fee of 20,-€ is charged.

    Other prices for longer stays, please contact me :-)

Amenities

Amenities

Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 38 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Updated bathroom with showerbox.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo

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