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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome

Overview

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.

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

Owner
Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 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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Amenities

Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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:
  • 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
average rating of 4.904762 based on 87 reviews
5

Great little apartment ideally placed for exploring Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Lisbon for just three days and the apartment was just ideally placed. It is in the old Alfama district which is very atmospheric with winding streets and little resturants and bars tucked into corners. There is a bakery just 2 minutes away and a small store opposite which provides some basics. Paulo was very helpful and easy to communicate with prior to our stay and we were picked up from Lisbon airport by his son on our arrival which was a great help and he was full of really useful information about what to see in Lisbon.

The apartment has absolutely everything you would need (including a great shower!) and feels very secure - but its worth noting that the street outside could get noisy on Friday and Saturday evenings. Lisbon is a wonderful place with so much character and I can highly recommend this apartment and the surroundings of Alfama.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to know that you'd enjoy so much your first visit to Lisboa and your stay at our apartment. Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisboa, the heart and soul of Fado, a truely lively and authentic historic centre and surely The place to stay. Thank you so much for your preference and hope to welcome again on your next visit to our beautiful city.
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Chicago, IL USA
5

A perfect stay in the heart of Alfama

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Paulo’s apartment. The unit is perfectly located in the heart of Alfama - a short walk to Santa Apolonia train/metro station, to cathedral and Baixa, and uphill to the Castelo. The apartment is bright, comfortable and offers all the needed amenities for a wonderful stay. Paulo is a gracious and responsive host and provided some great “off the tourist map” tips for our visit to Lisboa. Obrigado Paulo e até a próxima!

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have to say that it was a delightful challenge to receive you two. You already knew a lot about Lisboa, about other neighborhoods, about our language, ... and it was absolutly great all the chats and the moments we spent together. It was a true pleasure in welcome you in our Alfama apartment during this sunny February and i'm looking forward to receive you again in a near future. For the moment, enjoy your stay in Porto and don't miss any of the Port wine visits (and tastings...)
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5

Paulo es una persona maravillosa!! Gran apartamento en una zona magnifica.

  • 5 of 5

El apartamento de Paulo es maravilloso, está en el epicentro de Alfama (cuna del Fado) es muy confortable en general y la cama es maravillosa. La cocina está muy bien equipada, el baño es fantástico, muy luminoso y con ventana al exterior con una amplia ducha y las toallas siempre calientes. El apartamento está muy bien comunicado, la estación de Santa Apolonia (y el metro) está a cinco minutos caminando, al igual que el mítico tranvia 28 en su parada en Santa Luzía. Paulo siempre estuvo atento durante la reserva y ya estando en Lisboa nos ayudó mucho en nuestras dudas de restaurantes, transportes etc. Nos obsequió con un vino que estaba muy bueno cuando entramos en el apartamento. Enfrente de la casa hay una tienda de comestibles de Doña Manuela que tiene productos muy buenos y ella es encantadora. Aunque los días que estuvimos en Lisboa llovió pudimos recorrer practicamente todo el centro de Lisboa. Volveremos seguramente en primavera y por supuesto iremos al apartamento de Paulo que es nuestra segunda Casa.

Gracias Paulo por todo.

Paloma y Jose.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Estoy encantado de que hayas tenido una estancia tan maravillosa en Lisboa y en nuestro apartamento pero también para mí fue un verdadero placer conocerlos y guardaré vosotros en mis (muy) buenos recuerdos. Portugal y España tienen tanto en común y fue genial de compartir con ustedes algunas de nuestras preocupaciones con el estado actual de nuestros dos países. Fue un honor darles las bienvenidas en Alfama y espero sinceramente encontrar los dos otra vez. Pronto.
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Boston
5

Great way to discover Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

Charming apartment in the center of historic Lisbon. Very comfortable and well equipped with everything needed. Paulo the host was charming and gracious. He welcomed us and gave us directions and tips for our stay. The apartment is in walking distance to the main interest points within the city center. Transportation is within walking distance. There are no shortage of picture perfect very good little restaurants all around. The pickup (and drop off!) at the airport was much appreciated. We will come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Believe me that's really wonderful to read such a sweet and nice words from you and that's the best reward we can get for the attention we try to dispense to all our guests. But i also want to thank you two again for choosing our apartment and it will be a pleasure to meet you again in a near future. In Lisboa or in Boston. Thank you!
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5

Great location and so comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying in this apartment. It was in a great location just a few steps from a pretty square, amongst many restaurants and in the heart of the Alfama district. The apartment is well set out with a good kitchen, comfortable lounge and bed. We appreciated the inclusion of a washing machine. It was a lovely place to relax at the end of the day. Paulo met us at the apartment and gave us many great suggestions. He also kindly gave us a transfer to the airport at the end of our stay.The apartment does have a short but steep set of stairs that may be challenging for the elderly. We would highly recommend staying in this well located and comfortable apartment.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Once again i want to thank you for choosing our apartment. Thank you very much for your sweat words. I'm so happy to know that you had a great time in our (not so common!) so blue and sunny winter but... it is what it is and i'm sure that it was an extra positive fact on your stay. I know that it won't be easy for you to make such a long trip in a near future but i truly hope it can happen as soon as possible.
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4

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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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

Alfama Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Mild Winter
Mar 1 2017 - Apr 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
$81
$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 24 2017 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring / Summer
May 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$81
$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
$81
$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$81
$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $16 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn / Winter
Oct 1 2017 - Dec 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$70
$467
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
$81
$539
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
Dec 27 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
$92
$610
 
 
Winter
Jan 3 2018 - Feb 28 2018
2 night minimum stay
$59
$395
 

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