ALFAMA BEST VIEWS, a balcony overlooking the river
- Smoking allowed
|Address||R. de Santo Estêvão, 1100 Lisbon, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
Alfama Best Views is a duplex apartment with two bedrooms, two lounge areas: a dining and a convivial and a complete bathroom. The apartment is ideal for families. Both rooms have double beds. Upstairs in the lounge convivial area you will find a balcony boasting a fabulous view over the Alfama rooftops and the Tejo River. in this balcony you can relax and chill out enjoying the city of Lisbon from a perspective never seen before.
The apartment's location is extremely privileged, and is located less than 10 minutes walk from the Metro station Santa Apolonia (blue line). The city center – Praça do Comércio - is 10 minutes away on foot, a distance easily covered when it is to landscape the Alfama district. The Castelo de São Jorge one of Lisbon's most famous landmarks is also less than 10 minutes up the hill. Learn more about this authetich neighborhood in the text bellow!
SOME FEATURES AND HIGHLIGHTS: (ALL INCLUDED IN THE TOTAL PRICE)
- Wireless Internet Connection
- Baby Crib and High Chair Available Upon Request
- Fresh Towels and Bed Linen Available
- Complete Equipped Kitchen with all Domestic Appliances, Kitchen Utensils, Cutlery, Pots and Pans, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Kettle etc...
- Final Cleaning Included in the Total Price!
- Many other amenities (check the amenities section)
- This Apartment is Professionally Managed. You will have the guarantee of a warm welcome by one of the members of our staff who will explain you how everything works in the apartment and will give you all the needed information and hints and tips of Lisbon for a perfect stay. You will always be monitorized: We are reachable 24h a day thanks to our emergency call line! At your arrival a map with the major facilities around the area will be at your disposal in the apartment.
City center is less than 10 minutes walking, so you will be able to enjoy most of Lisbon´s attractions by foot! You have however buses, trams and metro nearby running every minute:
TRAM: Famous Tram 28 takes you to the city center and most picturesque Lisbon districts - runs 300 meters from the apartment
METRO: The apartment is situated in between 2 metro stations: the one of Praça do Comércio (900 meters) and the one of Santa Apolónia (600 metres)
BUSES: buses 206, 210, 735,759 etc…
TRAIN STATIONS: Santa Apolónia international train station is 600 meters from the apartment. This station connects you to North and Central Portugal, Spain and France.
PROVIDED SERVICES WITH A FEE:
- Airport - Apartment Transfer in private transportation
- Baby Sitting
- Professional Massages
- Tour Guides
- Car Rentals
- Other Available Services
- Local Grocery Stores, ATM Machines, Pharmacies: just around the corner
- Authentic Restaurants, Cafés, Pastry Shops and Bakeries
- Fado Restaurantes/Venues such as the Clube do Fado, Parreirinha de Alfama, A Baíuca just around the corner
- Night Bars and Clubs: Club Rubik and the famous and trendy Lux Club in Santa Apolónia
- Museums: Museu do Fado
- Beautiful Viewpoints of Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia
The Alfama Quarter is the oldest one in Lisbon, and it was founded by the Arabs who named it “Al-hama” (the fountains). It is difficult to believe that this humble neighborhood was once the most desirable quarter of Lisbon. For the Moors, the tightly packed alleyways around the fortified castle comprised the whole city.
The buildings survived the 1755 earthquake and although there are no Moorish houses still standing, the quarter retains its kashbah-like-layout. The true charm of these quarters lies in its narrow steep streets ending in sunny squares from which there are stairways leading to typical streets and flowery alleys and fountains. This is where you can find the most genuine traditional commerce, far away from the big hypermarkets, with neighborhood groceries, fruit stands, modest restaurants, and all purpose stores. The only way to get to know these quarters is to stroll through them. Embark on this adventure, let your intuition guide you and get lost in these streets and alleys to the sound of Fado.
Above Alfama the imposing, majestic and sober Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint Jorge), crowns Lisbon´s most important eastern hill. This natural vantage point, was a defensive stronghold and royal palace until the end of the 16th century.
Other Attractions are a few steps away. You will need to climb just a few streets to find yourself in front of the Pantheon, or at the Flea Market (If you are interested in antique stuff and second hand bargains you can find almost everything at the Feira da Ladra flea Market every Saturday and Tuesday in Campo de Santa Clara). To eat there are quite a few cheap typical Portuguese tascas around, but if you are more into sophisticated stuff don´t miss the Bica do Sapato restaurant (co-owned by the actor John Malkovich), Lisbon´s hippest and trendiest restaurant, or the Faz Figura restaurant featuring Portuguese specialties and an impressive city and river views. Here, the visitor will be also close to the most recent and trendiest nightlife routes, beginning in the new Alfama fado parlours and ending up in Clube Ferroviário or at the famous and trendy Lux nightclub.
However we are quite flexible to let you in earlier or checking you out later depending on the apartment´s occupancy! We can confirm you all these arrangements the day before you arrive.
Late Check in: Check in after 22:00 has a 20 EUR fee.
An Amount of €150 for stays under 15 days, and €300 for stays of 15 days or more will be asked to you as a guarantee for damages. This amount is to be paid when checking in, in cash and should be refunded to you when checking out.
This procedure may be substituted by the details of the credit card with witch the reservation was made.
The apartment will be ready and cleaned for you before your arrival. Fresh towels and sheets are also provided and all is included in the total price.
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 12 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Home perfect, but small problem when we arrived at the airport, the person who was transporting us was not there and no alternative transport was expected. That said, the problem was quickly resolved on the spot. Apartment very nice and well conçu.Il should, however, specify in the description that access to the apartment is not recommended for people who have difficulty climbing stairs (stairs very high).
Accueil parfait, mais petit problème à notre arrivée à l'aéroport, la personne qui devait nous transporter n'était pas là et aucun transport de remplacement n'était prévu. Ceci dit, le problème a été rapidement résolu sur place. Appartement très agréable et bien conçu.Il conviendrait toutefois de préciser dans le descriptif que l'accès à l'appartement est à déconseiller aux personnes ayant des difficultés pour monter les escaliers (marches très hautes).
Wir wurden sehr freundlich empfangen und eingewiesen. Die Wohnung liegt sehr zentral und war uns ein gutes zu Hause für die Zeit in Lissabon.
Die Wohnung ist stadtnah, die Wohnung 2 Straßen von der Metro entfernt.
Es gibt einen Aufzug in den 3. Stock. Die Wände waren frisch gestrichen, die 2 Bäder funktionsfähig und gut. Es war frische Bettwäsche da, die Küche sauber und für einen Kurzurlaub ausreichend. Man konnte am Abend bequem am Küchentisch sitzen, außerdem gab es ein Wintergarten, der recht gemütlich war.
Jorge war zuständig für die Wohnung, es war möglich, das Gepäck zu hinterlegen bei der frühen Ankunft und vor dem Abflug. Insgesamt eine günstige und empfehlenswerte Adresse.
Die Sauberkeit kann insbesondere im Bad verbessert werden. Ansonsten Superlage und Ssuperausblick.
Boa localização. Casa bem decorada.
Die Wohnung ist ideal für große Gruppen oder Familien. Die Lage direkt an der Altstadt ist super, gut für Leute die die Stadt erkunden wollen. Die Küche und die beiden Bäder sind einfach aber sauber. Sollte es mal ein Problem geben ist der Verwalter gleich um die Ecke. Preis / Leistungsverhältnis ist wirklich gut.
Muy amable y solícito
Perfekte Lage direkt im Zentrum (alles zu Fuß erreichbar), leider war die Waschmaschine defekt, es gab keinen Haarfön und die Schlafzimmertüren konnte man nicht schließen (komplett verzogen), wir würden trotzdem wieder buchen
Appartement très bien situé. Jorge relativement disponible.
Quelques détails sur le sejour:
2 salles de bain, mais l'arrivée d'eau chaude est sportive!!! Plus facile d'accès dans celle avec la baignoire.
Grille pain, HS.
mini cafetière, OK.
Équipement cuisine, pas mal.
La terrasse extérieure super sympa, vérifier qu'il y ait des ampoules....
Transfert aéroport- appartement possible, c'est super, et c'est Jorge qui s' en est occupé, Super! (58€ pour 5 pour l'A/R), mais la chauffeur nous avait oublié pour le retour.... Merci Jorge qui nous a trouvé une solution d'urgence.
Not bad at all but not that special either. Pretty close to what we could expect from the information given on the web when we booked. Not impressive in any way and rather narrow, with really bad storage for clothes and shoes. Nice with elevator when coming home after a long walk.
Good reception of the caretaker and (as it later turned out) a good location in Lisbon for tourists as us. Quiet and good neighborhood and (given the city's size and complex road network) quite close to most things that you want to see.
Next door to a small but very good neighborhood store, that had most of needed food, fruit and household goods and whose owner spoke a little English. Very friendly!
Some poor maintenance of the apartment though, such as broken lights i.e. House caretaker saw this at the presentation but just shrugged and didn't bother to come back with new lights or to fix it.
It can well be Wimdu again if we are going to Lisbon, but a little doubtful if we take the same apartment in that case. If so it would be because of the location in the city and the pleasant storekeeper.
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