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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Bedrooms 1
Space 376 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
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.

More Details
Registration Number : 617/POL/2014

Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 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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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.


Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 376 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
average rating of 4.87 based on 103 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Après un accueil très convivial de Paulo, qui nous a donné de nombreux conseils, nous avons pu profiter pleinement de son appartement très propre, très bien situé dans la partie basse d'Alfama et où nous avions tout ce qui est nécessaire pour cuisiner. Le jour de notre arrivée il nous avait conseillé de nous promener dans Alfama où des musiciens et chanteurs de fado se produisaient dans les rues ou sur des placettes pour la fête locale: c'était super! Nous avons sillonné la ville (généralement à pied) de long en large. Lisbonne est vraiment une très belle ville, évidemment très animée avec de nombreux endroits pour déjeuner, diner ou simplement déguster un porto. Paulo nous a donné de nombreux conseils sur le Porto ce qui nous a permis de faire un choix pour rapporter quelques bouteilles.

Nous le remercions et vous conseillons cet appartement.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup de votre amable commentaire. Croyez-moi que savoir que vous avez passé des bonnes vacances et que vous avez apprécié votre séjour dans notre belle ville et notre appartement est la meilleure récompense que je peux avoir pour tous les efforts que j'ai toujours mis pour le bien-être et le confort de nos clients. Ce sera formidable de pouvoir vous accueillir de nouveau bientôt.
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Great Apartment in the Heart of Historic Alfama!

  • 5 of 5

Both my wife and I stayed at this one bedroom and one bathroom apartment in early September. The owner Paulo was extremely timely and helpful in our planning, plus he was very gracious by picking us up at the airport and also providing return transportation on the day of departure. His pride of ownership showed both in the cleanliness of the unit and his uncanny attention to detail throughout the unit. You can tell he wanted to do anything to make your stay most enjoyable (including a complimentary bottle of wine that was in the fridge upon arrival!!). The unit is right in heart of central Alfama (where history is prevalent) with an assortment of restaurants, shops, cafes, bars and small grocery stores all within a few minutes walk from the property and you can feel quite safe in the evenings with the abundance of activity in the area. You really get a sense of the friendliness and warmth of the Portuguese people by staying in this neighbourhood, plus by just meeting Paulo. The apartment itself is well appointed with everyone you need for a great and very affordable vacation. The WiFi connectivity was great which was important for me as I had to connect to work back in Canada on a couple of the days while there. All in all, I would highly recommend this apartment and we would definitely stay there again on a return visit.

Thanks Paulo for the great hospitality!

Cheers and best wishes.

Ian & Rosalie

Oakville, Ontario, Canada

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's not that common to feel the kind of good vibs i felt this time with you. You're a wonderful couple, extremely interested in discover our history and historical heritage, our gastronomy and great wines but also our daily life, concerns and aspirations, far beyond of one can find in any online tourist guide. I really loved our chats and it was an enormous pleasure to assist you in whatever you'd need. From the heart, it will be an honour to welcome you again in a near future.
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appartement fonctionnel et propre

  • 3 of 5

appartement propre et bien agencé

merci au propriétaire qui est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport

literie bonne qualité mais ferme

four électrique mais pas de moule ou plat à four (je place toujours un moule silicone dans mes bagages)

la cafetière n'est pas une nespresso (ne pas prendre vos capsules françaises !)

Attention l'escalier est très raide, ne pas avoir de problèmes de santé

voisinage très bruyant jusqu'à au moins minuit tous les jours même en semaine (fin septembre ! pas juillet août...)

odeur de cuisine (sardines grillées) les fenêtres ouvertes (resto en bas)

voyageurs, pensez à visiter le palais de Péna à Sintra et le musée azuléjo

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très bel appartement à Lisbonne (Alfama)

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement est très fonctionnel et très propre. Animations de rues le soir mais sans conséquence pour dormir, vitres double vitrage. Paulo à toujours été présent lorsque l'on a eu besoin de lui. C'est une personne très avenante et gentille. Nous recommandons cet appartement.

Nelly & Jean-Michel près de Caen en France

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Vous êtes tellement gentil pour votre commentaire. Ce qu'il est vraiment important est que vous avez passé un formidable séjour à Lisbonne et je suis trés content de savoir que notre appartement était aussi part des bons souvenirs qui resteront. Merci pour votre sympathie et au plaisir de vous recevoir de nouveau bientôt.
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Très bel appartement, propriétaire aux petits soins

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour dans l'appartement de Paulo.

La prise de contact a été rapide et facile, Paulo est un propriétaire très sérieux. Nous avons eu toutes les infos nécessaires. C'est le fils de Paulo qui est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport. Il a fait l'effort de parler français (très bien d'ailleurs). L'appartement est conforme aux photos et particulièrement bien refait et équipé. Légèrement bruyant la nuit à cause des club de fado en bas de la rue mais tout s'arrête à minuit et c'est très calme ensuite. La situation dans l'Alfama est sympathique, pas vraiment centrale mais ce n'est pas pour ça qu'on choisit l'Alfama ! La place du commerce est à 15min à pieds et la balade est agréable. Le tram 28 passe à côté ce qui est pratique. Encore merci à Paulo qui est resté très présent par email et téléphone, dommage qu'on ne se soit pas rencontré 😁?

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Appartement confortable

Très bon accueil

Au cœur de l'alafama

Tout juste extraordinaire

Le son du fado tous les soirs fenêtres ouvertes

un vrai plaisir

je recommande vivement cet endroit

Le propriétaire est adorable

Très grande envie de revenir

Nous avons adoré

Merci merci merci

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire. C'est une énorme joie de vérifier tout le plaisir que vous avez eu de votre séjour à Lisboa et à notre appartement. Je vous remercie encore une fois pour votre préférence et il sera un honneur de vous recevoir de nouveau dans une prochaine opportunité.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $176.74

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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