ALFAMA BEST VIEWS, a balcony overlooking the river
- Smoking allowed
|Address||R. de Santo Estêvão, 1100 Lisbon, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
|Calendar updated||5 days ago|
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).
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.
The apartment was very good for our stay - big rooms and nice outdoor terrace at the back. It is well equipped and fairly quiet for the location. Jorge´s colleague met us when we arrived.
Wonderful apartment with Lisbon's greatest view. I would definitely recommend this apartment. The bed was though not good.
top apartment, clean, nice furnished, communication / key transfer worked great => we can recommend the apartment located in BICA to every lisbon tourist!!!
The apartment was well situated in the Bairro alta area. But the on the website pictures are nicer than in real life.
The chairs were loose and the table was defect. There was no tableclothe and a painting was leaning on the sofa. The pillows was smaller than showed in the picture. There were missing proper kitchen knifes.
The kitchen and the bathroom was good.
Location of the apartment is good, the rooms are very nice,
Kitchen could (not sufficient for up to 9 people.) Use some more features ...
Jorge is very helpful and nice ...
except for minor deficiencies in the kitchen well everything .....
Lage der Wohnung ist gut, die Zimmer sind sehr schön,
Küche könnte etwas mehr Ausstattung ( nicht ausreichend für bis zu 9 Pers. ) vertragen...
Jorge ist sehr hilfreich und nett...
bis auf die kleinen Mängel in der Küche alles BESTENS.....
Good morning, it's been a very good morning in the apartment. All comfortable, well located and friendly in serving arrival. Recommended. It will be the first choice for another next stay in Lisbon.
Buenos días, han sido unos muy buenos días en el apartamento. Todo confortable, muy bien situado y cordiales en la atención a la llegada. Recomendable. Será la primera opción para otra próxima estancia en Lisboa.
We were very pleased with the accommodation. The location has allowed us in the center of everything to reach on foot. The view was fantastic and the rooms were just like the pictures had promised us.
We will also book tours Other cities with Wimdu.
Since we agree with our friends.
Wir waren mit der Unterbringung sehr zufrieden. Die Lage hat es uns erlaubt im Zentrum alles zuFuß erreichen zu können. Die Aussicht war fantastisch und die Räumlichkeiten waren so wie die Bilder es uns versprochen hatten.
Wir werden auch weitere Städtetouren bei Wimdu buchen.
Da sind wir uns auch mit unseren Freunden einig.
Great for the general.
The apartment is very nice and spacious placement is fine and calm.
The team that manages the accommodation on site is 2 steps and very responsive when you have a problem of any kind.
Only complaint is the quality of facilities for some HS (coffee maker) and other small problem (washing machine and water heater). That said minor concern which I think will be resolved and n have for my part not affected my stay.
Très bien pour le général.
L appartement est très sympas et spacieux le placement est très bien et calme.
L équipe qui gère le logement sur place est à 2 pas et très réactive lorsque vous avez un problème de quelque nature que ce soit.
Le seul bémol est la qualité des équipements pour certain HS (machine à café ) et d autre petit souci ( machine à laver et chauffe eau). Cela dit des souci mineur qui vont je pense se régler et qui n ont pour ma part pas altéré mon séjour .
Bon séjour à vous.
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