nice studio with even nicer owner
This is a very nice studio apartment, very near the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem. It's a short walk to bus stops that take you wherever you want to go in the Lisbon area. It's also located in a quiet, safe neighborhood. The studio offers very good value for the money. It also offers a kitchen, and there's even a washer for laundry. Since a car is a liability in Lisbon (as in most large European cities), this studio offers a huge advantage by including free parking a few meters from the door.
Although the studio offers wonderful lodging, Anna, the owner, is even better. We had our luggage and laptop stolen from our rental car before arriving in Belem, and Anna was an absolute angel in helping us recover. She helped us plan a shopping trip to buy clothes, and loaned us her computer twice so we could send some essential e-mails. Anna is actually Dutch by birth and speaks excellent English. So when you combine a wonderfully kind and helpful owner, with perfect English skills, and a great studio for rent, I don't see how you can go wrong.
Belem is very convenient to Lisbon, and actually there is much to see in Belem as well. So it's a wonderful location for staying in the Lisbon area. The only time it might be less than perfect would be in very cold or very hot weather since the studio doesn't have central heat or AC. But it does have a space heater, which was enough for us even though the weather outside was a bit chilly. I think the warmth of Anna's heart would be enough to keep the studio warm, even without the space heater.
I heartily recommend this studio and Anna to other travelers looking for lodging in the Lisbon area.
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