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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 1 - 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


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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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 (queen size), 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
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
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 4.850467 based on 110 reviews

Très bon emplacement

  • 4 of 5

Très bon emplacement à deux pas du Musé Fado.

le propriétaire est très gentil, il parle français et il vient nous chercher à l'aéroport et il peut également nous reconduire.

L'appartement est conforme aux photos et à la description.

Seul inconvénient, il y a juste un peu de bruit le soir jusqu'à minuit.

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup de votre commentaire et à bientôt.
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Awesome stay at Alfama28

  • 5 of 5

I spent 5 nights in late November at Alfama28 (ignore the January check-in date generated by the system) and I absolutely loved it! The owner, Paulo, picked me up at the airport and transferred me straight to the apartment for no charge which was much appreciated. The apartment is in the oldest part of Lisbon very near many shops, restaurants, and bars. I knew I was in the right place when I saw all the guided walking tours going by the apartment. The apartment is well maintained, modern, and very clean. I enjoyed the many nearby restaurants with traditional Fado music. Walking to other parts of downtown Lisbon was a breeze and not very far. Paulo had so many great suggestions about things to do that he sent in an email I would never had time to get to all of them. Paulo also sent me tons of recommendations for things to do and see in Porto! I can't say enough how much I enjoyed staying here and about all the great assistance I received from Paulo. It made my trip much more enjoyable than had I stayed at a big hotel. I would definitely recommend a stay here and I give it five stars.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm delighted to know that you're keeping such a good memories about your stay in Lisboa but i also have to admit that i'm immensely happy to know that our Alfama apartment was such an important part of it. It was a true pleasure to have had the chance to receive you and tried to give you as much as possible information so you could take the most out of your stay, both in Lisboa and in the north, but everything's much more easy with guests like you that already have the sincere desire of going far beyond the mere tour guide. Thank you so much for choosing our apartment, tons of good vibs for 2018 and hope to meet you again soon, no matter if in Lisboa or in Washington.
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Perfect in every way.

  • 5 of 5

Terrific location in a narrow street in old Alfama. The stairs up to the flat are steep so not good for anyone with mobility isssues.

Paulo met us at the airport and was charming and full of useful information. A more congenial host I cannot imagine. We hope to visit Lisbon again and would hope to stay at Paulo’s apartment again.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so happy that you'd love your stay at our apartment and in Lisboa. I'm sure that the fantastic blue sky and sunny weather you got in this early winter also contributed for your positive feelings and i'm really looking forward to welcome you again in a near future.
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Lisboa(Lisbon) Alfama Neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

Having a host like Paulo insures a great time in this enchanting city. Also, this property's location allows visitors to escape the hustle of a big city; once you were in Paulo's quaint apartment, you were "home." You didn't feel like a tourist ! Paulo is the Rick Steves of Lisbon! His recommendations of restaurants, grocery stores and sights were spot on. If you want to experience Lisbon , rent this apartment. Paulo will make you feel like family. He is welcome in my home in San Diego any time.

- Don and Anne Lindsay

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so honored, touched and thrilled by your review that mainly express the wonderful time you had in LIsbon and at our apartment. And to know that, although short, your time here will stay in your good memories, that's what really matters for me. I'll remember with a true joy our chats, your sympathy and affection and your effort in taking the most out of your stay. I'll be looking forward for your next visit here and i'll be delighted in help you to plan your whole-country-wine-tour!!! I'm sure you'll do the same when we'll come to California.
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Small but very clean and had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Very happy with apartment and its contents. Paulo was extremely helpful .

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your kind review. Looking forward to welcome you again soon.
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Logement confortable très propre et bien entretenu

  • 4 of 5

Logement bien situé dans le quartier de l'Alfama, proche de toutes les visites. Environnement très touristique et typique.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beaucoup pour votre commentaire et à une prochaine.
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Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Why Paulo Leitao chose Alfama


What makes this apartment unique


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
  • 1 of 3


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.

By default, check-in is from 3pm and checkout by 10am but, if possible, we'll try to be flexible.




Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Apart from the damage deposit of €150 in cash paid on arrival to cover serious damages on the apartment that may occur and that will be returned to you on checkout if nothing serious happens, there won't be no other costs and/or fees which means that our rates have everything included and we don't have extra fees for cleaning or linens or electricity or late check-in or whatever.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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