Chiado Trindade I+II - 5-bedroom apartment in aristocratic Chiado
Chiado is probably Lisbon’s trendiest quarter. A colorful blend of 18th-century palaces, little squares, excellent patisseries, in-vogue restaurants, great street life and good shopping make this area one of the best to stay in. This apartment - a national heritage building because of its beautifully tiled façade - creates the perfect environment for a large group of people. It has 2 additional advantages: its central location and very easy access to public transport. So why not book this apartment and experience the perfect starting point to explore a unique European capital? (3rd floor without lift)
On the 3rd floor of a building without a lift, this apartment includes a living/dining room, 5 great bedrooms (one is en suite and has a sloping ceiling), 4 complete bathrooms, 1 toilet and a fully equipped kitchen.
There is space everywhere: the bedrooms are roomy, living/dining rooms are very spacious and interiors are comfortable and colorful (all bedrooms have distinctive colors). We love the little dark blue tiles on the bathroom walls and the ceiling and narrow window of an attic-like bedroom. The apartment includes a decorated iron railing balcony and has views over the river, cascading rooftops, charming squares and narrow sloping alleys.
With a map in your hand, find your way around the trendiest Lisbon quarter and surroundings such as the picturesque and alternative Bairro Alto, famous for its nightlife and good restaurants.
But let’s start from the beginning: when you leave the building turn left; from here you’ll find the Carmo square and the ruins of the former Carmo convent which, before the 1755 earthquake, competed in grandeur and splendor with the surviving Sé Cathedral (in Alfama, on the opposite side of the downtown area). Stop for a few minutes and have a 'bica' (espresso) in one of the Square’s cafés. From here you can either go down to Rossio, the famous downtown square or train station (from where you can take the train and visit the amazing natural jewel of Sintra), or walk down to the center of Chiado. Here you can window-shop for a while, buy a large ice-cream and explore the streets lined with elegant, 18th-century architecture.
But if you prefer a more local and genuine Lisbon, simply cross Lisbon’s downtown streets and walk up the hill. Here you’ll find monuments such as the impressive 14th-century São Jorge Castle, the gothic Sé Cathedral, various viewpoints with breathtaking views over the deep blue river, lovely taverns where you can listen to Fado amateurs (or professionals), 100-year old (at least!) grocer’s shops, souvenir shops and, of course, the Fado Museum.
However, if you leave the apartment and walk down the beautiful Rua do Alecrim, with its striking manor houses and the blue Tagus stretched out below, you’ll come to Cais do Sodré, another popular area, famous for its nightlife, restaurants and interior design stores. From here, walk to Cais do Sodré station and take the train along the Portuguese Riviera to Cascais and Estoril, 19th-century seaside resorts where the affluent used to spend their summers.
The apartment is close to all types of transport: within a walking distance of 2 to 5 min, you’ll find taxis, Baixa/Chiado metro station, bus stops to places such as the airport, Belém (the museum neighborhood), Santa Apolónia train station (that links Lisbon to most of Portugal), Rossio train station, from where you can reach Lord Byron’s beloved town of Sintra, and even the world famous 28 tram stop. While you wait for the tram to arrive, don’t forget to have another 'bica' at Brasileira café. Try to sit close to Fernando Pessoa’s statue and ask to have your photo taken with Portugal’s greatest 20th century poet!
Accommodates 10, maximum 18 people
5 bedrooms all including a double bed (or 2 single beds) and also extra beds
1 of the bedrooms has a bathroom ensuite
1 spacious living /dining room and a smaller one
4 bathrooms (with bathtubs/showers)
2 fully equipped kitchens (microwave, oven, coffee machine, dishwasher, washer, dryer, blender, juicer, and others)
Area: 260 sqm
It also includes:
Towels and linen
Flat screen TV with multi international channels
1 baby cot and 1 baby chair (if required)
Welcome amenities (coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, salt, olive oil, vinegar, toilet paper and hand soap). Kindly note this is a self-catering apartment These items will not be replaced during your stay.
We have prepared a booklet with general information about Lisbon. Apart from some of its main highlights, it includes suggestions regarding restaurants, bars, shopping, transport and special neighborhoods, as well as some unique recommendations that will make all the difference to your time with us.
- 3rd floor with no lift
- nearby parking (one car park is in Rua Almirante Pessanha, nr 3, around 150 meters from the apartment at 4,15€/2 hours; the other is 700 meters away, in Calçada do Combro nr. 93 and only costs 13,05€/24h)
- there is a refundable security deposit of 1000€ (payable with credit card through the Paypal system - no need to have a Paypal account)
- check-in: from 5 pm / check-out: from 8 to 10 am. There is no problem in arriving late, however please note that after 10 pm there will be a late check in fee*. If you need a different check-in / check-out time, please let us know. We’ll try to make it flexible as possible as we want our guests to feel relaxed and happy (it depends mainly on whether it interferes with other reservations or not).
- additionally, upon check-in or departure, we are happy to keep your luggage in our office (in another neighborhood at 15 minutes with taxi) for a few hours if necessary.
*late check-in fee: 30€ (from 10pm); 40€ (from midnight). There is also a delay fee of 20€ should you arrive more than 2 hours after the scheduled arrival time. In this case, you might have to wait as it will be necessary to reschedule the day’s check-ins.
INTERACTION WITH GUESTS
We are your 'friends in town' and will be delighted to help you enjoy a real and authentic Lisbon experience. We hold our guests’ needs and comfort in high esteem and are always available to provide you with information and tips about the city and its surroundings.