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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 35 m²
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Double Bed, 1 Double Sofa-Bed. Sleeps up to 4 people

COMPLIMENTARY PICK UP FROM LISBON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

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

Owner
Paulo Leitao
Member since: 2012
Speaks english, french, spanish, portuguese
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 July, 2018

Why Paulo Leitao chose Alfama

BEST STREET IN ALFAMA

What makes this apartment unique

COMPLIMENTARY PICK UP FROM LISBON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Absolutamente maravilloso. El apartamento, muy confortable, diseñado con mucho gusto y estilo, en una ubicación inmejorable en pleno corazón de Alfama. Y el dueño, el señor Leitao, un perfecto anfitrión, que nos hizo sentir como si estuviéramos en nuestra propia casa desde el mismo momento en que nos recibió en el aeropuerto. ¡Volveremos!
May 2013
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment rental in Alfama, Portugal

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 35 m²
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:
  • City Centre
  • Town
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • 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 enclosure
  • 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 bed
  • The bedroom has 1 double bed (queen size), wooden floor, 2 windows with view to the pedestrian street and 1 wardrobe.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • 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

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Beautiful and Bright Apartment in Sunny Lisbon Historic Centre - Alfama
average rating of 4.854839 based on 126 reviews
5

Perfect location, adorable apartment! It felt like home as soon as I walked in!

  • 5 of 5

The neighborhood Alfama was an extension of my home when I stayed at this sweet apartment. Paulo was so helpful by picking me up from the airport and gave me so much helpful information about wonderful things to experience in Lisbon. I loved this apartment and it was the perfect location to explore the area!

  • Review Submitted: 06/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's an immense joy to know how much you'd love your stay in our Alfama apartment and in discovering everything about our beautiful city and surroundings. And this fantastic sunny weather surely that turned your turn arounds even more pleasant. It was, indeed, an honor to know and receive you at our apartment. Believe me it will be a privilege in be able to welcome you here again in a near future.
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5

Cozy apartment in the heart of Alfama

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I visited Lisbon for 3 nights and loved it! We booked this apartment with the thought of being within walking distance to all the sights and we had easy access to the metro. Paulo greeted us at the Airport with a complementary ride to the apartment and showed us all the sights and destinations on the way. He gave us wonderful information on the city and the local highlights. Paulo made himself available for us all weekend if we had any questions, and he also picked us up at 4AM to take us to the airport on the day we left.

Thank you Paulo for making our experience very memorable, and thank you for the fan!!!

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's really great to have such a kind and nice feedback from you and that is 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 for the wish in always want to know more about our lovely city and, specially, the wonderful chats, the sympathy, the care on keep being informed... It was really sweet from you and i'll never forget! It will be an honour in welcome you again in a near future but this time for a longer stay :-) . Thank you!
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5

What a fun experience!

  • 5 of 5

Paulo was a wonderful host. The apartment was clean and close by to most things we wanted to see. He was most accommodating when it came to various advice about where to go and what hidden little secrets Lisbon has to offer. We love the fact that he was able to pick us from the airport. This made our arrival a lot easier due to being so tired from our flight. Thanks for everything Paulo :)

  • Review Submitted: 18/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your sweet words. I'm really happy that you enjoyed that much your stay, particularly at the peak of the city's feasts. As i said to you when you did enquire for this dates, Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon and the heart and soul of this feasts and our street is in the heart of Alfama so... I know it's unique, it's crazy and it's incredible. But it's not for everybody. Fortunately, you were the right guests for such a right time. I really hope to welcome you again in a near future.
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Wonderful stay in a wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful stay in a wonderful apartment, we both loved the place and Paolo is the pinnacle of what a good host is. Go to Lisbon and rent this flat, you will never regret it.

  • Review Submitted: 14/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Très agréable séjour

  • 5 of 5

Le côté typique dans le décor de la vieille ville très bien placé pour découvrir Lisbonne.

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Je suis vraiment heureux de savoir que vous avez eu un formidable séjour à Lisbonne et à notre appartement d'Alfama. Merci pour votre gentillesse et à bientôt.
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5

Fantastic Place to Stay in Lisboa

  • 5 of 5

There are two things to write about regarding this apartment. The apartment itself and then Paulo the owner. Both are reasons to rent this place. My partner and I were so happy to stay in this neighborhood being our first time in Lisboa. It is a very convenient location and a wonderful area to walk and get lost in the old town streets. The apartment is very clean, cheerful and very comfortable. We slept really well and made breakfast there each morning with delicious coffee that was already in the apartment. The apartment is located right in the middle of much activity and at night we would fall asleep sometimes hearing Fado music. I loved it. I have no complaints about the apartment. Paulo is another reason why you should stay here. First he greeted us with his car at the airport free of charge. He then took us to the apartment and gave us a bottle of delicious wine that he said he buys for himself on special occasions. He remembered from my email that I was celebrating my 50th birthday while in Lisbon. He is such a lovely person, warm, passionate about his country, hospitable and a native Lisbonian. He communicates (in English) very clearly before your stay and during if necessary. He is also extremely helpful with things to do in the city and right outside Lisbon. He sent us before we arrived an email with lists of suggestions of where to go and what to see. The ones we were able to do were great suggestions...quality places to see Fado, excellent restaurants, where to go when we went on a day trip to the beach etc. To top it all off when we left he gave us a CD of his favorite Fado singer as another birthday present. Thank you Paulo for a magical time! Our time in Lisboa was so special and I feel the apartment, it’s location and your incredible suggestions made it so. Warmest regards, Belinda

  • Review Submitted: 24/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How... I don't know how to thank you for such a sweet, marvelous and incredible review!!! I passed recently through it and i know how important the 50th anniversary can be to anyone of us. Believe me that it's a tremendous joy for me to know that you'd such a great time in Lisboa and at our apartment. I just loved all our chats, your enormous sympathy and it will be an honour to be able to welcome you again in the 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.

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

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday apartment in Alfama, Portugal

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$119
AU$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$119
AU$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn / Winter
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$103
AU$683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 1
1 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$87
AU$578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas
21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
AU$119
AU$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year's
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$134
AU$893
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$32 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2
3 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$87
AU$578
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$16 per night, per additional guest
 
Mild Winter
1 Mar 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$103
AU$683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter
12 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
AU$119
AU$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
29 Apr 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$103
AU$683
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring / Summer 1
1 May 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
3 night minimum stay
AU$119
AU$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$24 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
AU$119
 

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

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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