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Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom Apartment, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2, in Historical District, HDTV, WIFI

The Castelo (castle) apartment is a one bedroom apartment in an 18th century building, near the top of the hill in the oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. A few steps away is Castelo Sao Jorge, with its terrace and walls nestled on the highest point of the hill, affording a 360 degree view of Lisbon, the magnificent river Tagus, and the other 6 hills undulating across the city. Down the hill is the majestic main cathedral Se, built in 1050. The cathedral’s tower can be seen from the balcony of the apartment, along with a partial view of the river. The modern 75m2 (800ft2) apartment is filled with natural light, coming through 5 double glass windows/ doors leading to the 2 balconies. It retains traditional Portuguese character throughout. Amenities include security camera, central audio system, hydro message shower cabin, wireless internet, granite and marble bathroom and kitchen. Upon arrival at the apartment, you will be greeted by a local who can provide help 24/7.

During the day, the castle is a popular attraction. At sunset, the neighborhood reverts to a peaceful tranquility, brimming with historical elegance, perfect for romantic strolls on narrow winding cobblestone streets. (Some guests have recommended turning off all the lights in the apartment at night, and opening all the shutters, to bathe in the amber glow from the street lamps, the sparkling lights from the rustic buildings, and the silvery gleam of the moon). Enjoy relaxed dinners at nearby family run restaurants, and drinks at hilltop cafes overlooking the city and its sparkling lights. Or, visit Resto do Chapito, down the block, a restaurant, cafe and bar, with a terrace famed for its spectacular view of the city and the river. And for a relaxing time, visit the top-ranked wine bar around the corner of the building, where the owner will explain to you about all the wine regions in Portugal.

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi from other downtown locations. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 3 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).

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Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Alfama Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Water View ...
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1) It is European queen (160 cm), which is 10cm (4 inches) wider than American queen size bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Hydro massage shower cabin. Apartment is suitable for 2 adults, or 2 adults with 2 small children.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Steps from the Castle, an Enchanting Place. HD TV and WIFI
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 48 reviews
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Alfama flat

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in the best location in Lisbon, Alfama and steps from the Castle. There are great amenities nearby including a great wine bar, Pingo Doce grocery store, Chapito's Restaurant and night club and ceramic art shop. The Commercial Plaza and Baixa neighbourhood are close. The apartment is lovely with hardwood floors, granite countertop, and marble tile. The apartment also has an elevator and two small balconies.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: During the Moorish occupation in the 8th century, the entire city was called Alfama. As the city grew, districting was developed. The parish of Castelo (where the apartment is located), which is the castle and the area surrounding it, was established in 1147. The parishes of Alfama, of which there are 4, are further down the slope or 10 minute walk from Castelo. The apartment’s building was built by Viscount Sao Bartolomeu in 1800s, its 1 meter (3 feet) outer wall as well as original tiles are well preserved. During the building’s renovation, documents were found suggesting that on the land, there had been a small palace for queen Dona Leonor in the 15th century. Small artifacts from Roman civilization were also found. The history is fascinating. Thank you for your review, John. We look forward to having you back.
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Redmond, Washinton USA

A beautiful apartment in a charming part of Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

In a beautiful location just a block below the Castle Sao Jorge and above the Alfama district, we adored Joe’s well appointed apartment. We have traveled a fair amount through Europe, and enjoy staying in apartments, but this was a special place. The apartment was clearly built by someone who really intended to live here.

The apartment is roomy, clean, bright and airy. The bathroom is highly functional. The kitchen has appliances that all work well, and is equipped with everything one would need to really cook. This is one of the most comfortable apartments we have ever stayed in for either a short or a long stay. We were so happy and comfortable we did not want to leave.

Joe is a great communicator, and the information and help he provided before our trip was invaluable and made everything interesting and easy. Our greeter, Daniel, was charming and went through everything we needed to know clearly and thoroughly.

We are already thinking about planning our return.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Lisbon at Your Doorstep

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from Lisbon, and can't imagine a more perfect place to stay than the Castelo apartment. Truly steps from the Castle, this quiet, comfortable, well-equipped apartment provided an ideal home base during our visit. We especially appreciated the fast wi-fi, the comfy bedding, and the fabulous view from our living room balcony window. And we loved that our location made it easy to explore the Alfama, Baixa, and Bairro Alto neighborhoods on foot (our favorite Lisbon experience). Restaurants, bars, and a good-sized grocery store are a short stroll from your doorstep, and public transportation is easy to reach. Joe, the owner, is a pleasure to work with. His excellent tips and recommendations made our arrival so much easier, and our stay even more enjoyable. We highly recommend the Castelo apartment to anyone planning a visit to Lisbon, and look forward to returning very soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing apartment in Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a week in this "Castle Apartment" in Lisbon. WOW!!!! It is amazing. The apartment is very clean, bed comfortable, great shower and hot water, washer/dryer works well and apartment is beautifully furnished and all equipment needed is there. Joe was wonderful with which to work and send lots of touring suggestions. Daniel, the on the ground representative met us at the apartment, explained all the equipment and was at our call as needed. Very helpful and friendly. Well, located- 5 minutes to a large grocery, many nice restaurants in easy walking distance. Great location, quiet at night, can leave balcony doors open for fantastic view of city lights. Also, reasonable walking distance to all sights in "old city", and nearby Fado resturants. Just perfect. No need to even consider another apartment if you are staying in Lisbon. Wear thick soled shoes as all streets and sidewalks are cobblestone and you will walk a lot to see great sights.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Saanich


  • 5 of 5

43 years ago we visited Lisbon and vowed to come back when we could afford something other than a tent and sleeping bag. 3 kids, 2 grandkids, a lot less hair and retired, we could now return in style.

The 1st time I saw the photos, I knew this was the apartment, and it didn't disappoint.

You are met by a charming man called Daniel, who reviews everything about the apt and surrounding area.

The apt is bright, airy, and like home. There is everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable stay. We especially enjoyed the wired-in sound system, and the very high quality linens and towels.

Due to the proximity of the castle, the area is busy all day but gets lovely and quiet at night.

One night we were sipping wine at the dining table, with the long french windows open, watching two beautiful young people under a street light practice their juggling. A lovely memory

Another evening we packed a picnic, and more wine of course, climbed up to the castle ramparts with the other locals and watched the sun set over that fantastic city scape. Another great memory.

The location is ideal, just below the castle with 2 tram lines to choose from. Once the novelty of the trams wears off, there is the frequent bus 737 right at your door, plus Daniel will tell you about the elevator to the grocery store.

Besides the obvious tourist attractions, don't miss the Time Out Market, a Portuguese Michelin star food court for a fantastic lunch.

Belem, Cascais and Sintra. A couple of times we took ferries to the other side, had a drink or snack and came back.

This is a beautiful apartment, a great location, in a lovely city. I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Batchawana Bay, Ontario, Canada

Great location and spacious comfortable apartment

  • 5 of 5

Before you even get to this apartment, you will appreciate the excellent, detailed travel information that Joe, the owner, will send you via email. Joe's property management company had a greeter waiting for us at the apartment when we arrived. The greeter gave us a tour of the apartment and explained how to work everything (dishwasher, washier/dryer, stove, shower, etc).

The apartment is well equipped for a comfortable stay. Plenty of large, double-pane windows let ithe sunshine pour into this living space. The windows can be opened for good ventilation if desired. We were there in the cool of January, so adequate heat was more important to us. I'm happy to say that the apartment has a good heating system.

The location of the apartment, just below the Castelo de Sao Jorge, in the historic centre of Lisboa, is another plus. There are wonderful views over the city from the grounds of the Castelo (entry fee). Plenty of restaurants can be found nearby. As it turned out, my favourite restaurant, the tiny ' Claras em Castelo ' was just up the street toward the Castelo, and a mere minute walk from the apartment!

Feel like buying some groceries? A few minutes walk down the cobble stone street there is an elevator which

will bring you right to the entrance of a well stocked Pingo Doce grocery store. We used the same elevator when going to and from the apartment and downtown, Rossio metro and suburban train stations, etc.

We would recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Chapito, world renowned
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Restaurant
Local restaurants
Car: not necessary

The apartment is easy to reach by mini bus, tram or taxi. The bus stop is 10m (30ft) from the apartment (frequency: 15 minutes), and the whimsical tram station is a 2 minute walk. Access to other neighborhoods by foot is quick: Baixa (at the bottom of the hill) in 5-10 minutes, Chiado in 15 minutes, and a major subway station in 10-15 minutes. (A guide to finding short cuts for walking is offered in the welcome book.) Car rental is absolutely not needed in Lisbon. The international airport is approximately 15 minutes away by taxi (12 to 20 euros).


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
March - May
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July - September
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
November - Mid December
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $163.42

25% of rental is due at reservation. 75% of rental and security deposit are due 30 days before arrival.
Cancellation policy: €75 if cancelled before 30 days of arrival. No refund if cancelled within 30 days of arrival.
3-4 nights are okay if it is the only time available.

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