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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights

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.


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.

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Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 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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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
average rating of 4.898734 based on 82 reviews

15 days of fun in Lisboa

  • 4 of 5

We wanted a comfortable and safe apartment right in the middle of the fun and that is what we got. You step out of the apartment onto one of the quaint cobble stone streets of Alfalma with cafes, music and lots of sights to see. The apartment was clean, livable, a well equipped kitchen and the host is remarkable. Paulo started off by sending a great list of to-dos via email to prepare our time in Lisbon, picking me up at the airport at a ridiculous time of very early morning and making sure everything I needed was taken care of during the stay. We took a two day side trip to Porto and after mentioning this to our host, he forwarded a great list of things to do and see in Porto. l look forward to my next visit!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a true honour in welcome you at our apartment. I'm really happy to know that you had such a great time in our city and the fantastic blue and sunny weather that you got surely helped a lot in entering the new year with a positive thinking. Keep it bright the whole year long! Thanks for all your sympathy and it will be a pleasure in welcome you again in a near future.
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Great apartment in a great town!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is really charming, well-appointed, and felt like home the minute we walked in the door. Paolo explained everything about the apartment, showed us where everything was and how it worked, and obviously loves meeting new people. The apartment is located in the middle of the Alfama district, which is so delicious you almost can't believe it's real. There are four Fado bars within two blocks of the apartment, and crusty Manuela across the "street" has all sorts of fruits, vegetables and eggs. For more shopping, you'll have to find a bigger market. We walked a lot through different neighborhoods, drank many coffees, and marveled at the city. This list for things to do in Lisbon that is painted on the wall in the apt was great! One of the best parts of our stay, though, was getting to know Paolo! He met us at 8:30 am when our ship docked, and he tried to help us when our flights were cancelled because of an airline strike. We fell in love with Lisbon, and we look forward to returning soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet and generous words. It's indeed so rewarding to know that you had such a great time in Lisboa and at our Alfama apartment. And for not have problems with your flights, next time you should try our national airline co., Tap AirPortugal :-) It was a true pleasure to be able to welcome you both and, sincerely, i hope to receive you back as soon as possible. I wish you and your family a great 2017.
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Artistic Alfama

  • 4 of 5

The Apartment is in a very accessible location very near the main train station with great bars and restaurants literally downstairs. The apartment has been updated with an artistic flair and has a soothing decor. It is fully equipped with all the necessary kitchen equipment and linen. It was clean and well maintained. The owner picked us up from the airport at no extra charge. The owner was very helpful and settled us in on arrival. The location for sightseeing on foot with very good transport links. I would definitely return and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. It makes me so happy to know that you'd enjoy so much your stay in Lisboa and at our apartment. Hope to welcome you again in a near future.
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  • 4 of 5

The property was immaculate. There is a steep staircase up to the apartment but you do get use to it and there is everything you need. The apartment is so central to everything. The flea market is a must which is held every Saturday and Tuesday. The churches are stunning. It was just lovely to walk amongst the narrow streets. Going to the castle and seeing the views over Lisbon were amazing. But you do need good walking shoes. Paulo is lovely and made sure I was OK. Thank you Paulo.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's great to know that you had a very good time in Lisboa and hope to welcome you again in a near future.
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Accogliente appartamento in Alfama

  • 5 of 5

L'appartamento è nel quartiere più antico e caratteristico di Lisbona. Ed è situato in una via con molti ristoranti con cucina tipica locale.

Il proprietario è molto disponibile sia per informazioni che per gli spostamenti da e per l'aeroporto . Esperienza molto positiva e da consigliare ad amici e parenti.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank your very much for have chosen our apartment for your stay in Lisboa and specially for your sweet and pleasant review. I must say that i'd truly appreciate our conversations and your Veneto cooking recipes are really a "must". Grazie mille for all your sympathy.
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  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this lovely apartment for a week, it was exactly as described and seen in the photos . Supplied with everything you could need, decorated and kept to a high standard. Paulo picked us up (& took us back) to the airport and gave us lots of information about the area & transport etc, he also kept in contact during our stay. The property is well situated in the Alfama area, with restaurants on the doorstep. Lisbon is a great city to explore and we couldn't do everything, so we will have to go back one day! Paulo is a perfect host, friendly, helpful & everything is well organised and professional. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind opinion. I'm sincerely grateful to know that you had such a great holidays in Lisboa and at our apartment. And you can be sure that i will be extremely honoured in welcome you again in a near future. All the best to you.
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Town
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
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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