Luminous Central Apartment
|地址||Rua dos Castelinhos, 1150-095 Lisboa Lisboa, 葡萄牙|
This apartment is five minutes from the Avenida da Liberdade / Restauradores / Rossio. Even in central Lisbon with access to the entire network of transportation - subway, bus, taxi, train and all trade: supermarket, grocery store, fruit store, restaurants, bars, hairdressers and gyms.
Bus: Campo Mártires da Pátria, Marquês de Pombal/Duque de Loulé. Subway station: Intendente. To go up from da “Baixa” to “Santana’s Hill”: “Elevador do Lavra” / Bus: 760
Lisbon has been the capital of Portugal since the 12th century. It has a long history that can be experienced in the old neighborhoods, which may be visited by foot or tram. The Atlantic climate offers wonderful conditions to travel all year round. The main feature of Pena is that it is a plateau, from which two main slopes descend, facing Martin Moniz and Avenida da Liberdade. It begins at the north-east of Rossio and extends to Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, commonly known by Campo de Santana. The streets on the two slopes are twisting and irregular, leading to many beautiful alleys and side streets.
Being one of the oldest districts in Lisbon, one is overwhelmed by the diversity of its buildings, constructed in accordance with the successive types of architecture through centuries. Wrought iron balconies from the 19th and the beginning of the 20th centuries can be seen everywhere. In constant dialogue with the wrought iron are the glazed tiles of the façades - a style reportedly brought from Brazil after the 16th century.
It is very close to the famous Bairro Alto, a nightlife area, which can be reached after walking down Rossio or by taking the Elevador do Lavra, the oldest funicular in Lisbon. This 120 year old elevator goes every 15 minutes down to Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, the location of many excellent fish restaurants as recommended by many city guides.
Check-in is after 3:00 p.m. and need to be arranged before the day of arrival. Please call or send us a message after collecting your luggage at the Lisbon airport, or train/bus station, to let us know you are already in Lisbon. Our representative will give you a friendly welcome and answer any questions you may have.
Check-in after 23:00 is subject to a 25 EUR fee.
Check in on the 24th of December and 31 of December after 6 pm are not allowed..
We will provide you with our contact details after your reservation is confirmed. The apartment will be ready and cleaned for you before your arrival. Fresh towels and bed clothing are also provided and all is included in the total price. You will be given a set of towels per person. Keys delivery: In the apartment. Cleaning: On departure.
Please note that from the 1st of January 2016 a city tax of EUR 1 per person, per night is not included in the total price and should be paid on site. This tax is charged to guests aged 13 and older. It is subject to a maximum amount of EUR 7 per guest.
It was a pleasure to stay at Margaridas apartment. The apartment is fully equipped with everything I needed for my stay. The area the apartment is located at is one of my favorites. It's close to the jardim do principe real, to bairo alto as well as to the avenida liberdade. You can reach everything walking.
It was really easy and uncomplicated to arrange the check in and I was warmly welcomed by Filipe. He explained me the apartment and gave me a lot of recommendations to fully enjoy my stay. I couldn't have wished a better first meeting with a local. Thank you Filipe and Margarida!
The Appartement lies very central in barrio alto. Nice to Start going around in Lisboa. The service was good. Quick we got help with our technical problems.
The beds are comfortable.
One negativ suggestion is the bad smell in the Appartement.
The location of the apartment in Alfama, close to the Se cathedral and city center is perfect. All Lisbon regions (Alfama,Baixa, Bairro alto and Chiado) are at walking distance. In case you want to go there by public transportation you'll find tram (28E and others) and bus stop just around the corner and the metro station Terreira do Paco is at a 5 minutes walk. There's a supermarket "Pingo Doce" at approx. 10 minutes walking distance.
The sober decorated apartment has a kitchen, 2 small bedrooms, a very small living room and a bathroom.
We had to clean part of the kitchen and do the dishes before use.The kitchen gear is very basic and partly incomplete. When we arrived we found only 3 glasses (this was resolved after a call to the host). There's no electric coffee machine. Besides a dustpan with a short broom, there are no other (floor) cleaning tools like a vacuum cleaner, normal sized broom etc. So it's hard to keep it clean when you're there for more than 2 days.
The double bed in one of the bedrooms measures only 184 x 128, which is not a normal double sized bed and doesn't fit taller people. This should be mentioned on the website.
The absence of a shelf with bed light at one side of the bed in both rooms, which were there in the past according to the holes in the wall (and pictures on the website) indicate a lack of maintenance as did the broken dustbin, not functioning lock on the bathroom door, no light in the refrigerator etc.
I would not recommend this apartment for more than 4 persons.
Overall, we did enjoyed our stay and the host was very friendly, but based on the reviews, I got a slightly different impression of the apartment. With this review I want to compensate for that. I think it's quite easy to make it a more attractive apartment with only minor investments. Please do.
We got to Lisbon after staying in Porto for a few days.
We had a great time despite the terrible weather but we won't be back soon.
Filipe met us at the apartment and showed us around. He told us where we could find a super market and a few grocery stores, then he recommended a nice bar to hang out in the evening, which we enjoyed alot and won't give away it's name online. It's an amazing bar and until now free of drooling drunk tourists unlike so many other places.. lol
He didn't want to go through "the map" and give tons of recommendations and instead offered to be "available" around the clock for us to write/call him if we were interested in a place and wouldn't know if and how we should go there.
We were fine with that and he answered on our first request pretty quickly, not so much when we contacted him on the second day (for a restaurant-recommendation) and didn't receive any answer for the rest of our stay in Lisbon.. In that case, we'd prefer a map with some marks of recommendations instead of empty words.
The apartment's location is absolutely perfect, few minutes of walking to Bairro Alto (bars and restaurants, nightlife-hotspot) and still pretty calm at night. The apartment looks great at first glance, lots of space and great ambiance.
We only gave 4 stars, because it was dirty!
We had to clean some of the kitchen before we found it save to use any of it and also had to do the dishes before using them - however, we didn't clean out the cupboards which would've taken forever and definitely needs to be done asap.
The floor was sticky so that we couldn't bare walking around in socks (only bringing in more dirt I guess) and the bedsheets had some ugly stains on them.
The bathroom was okay, but the toilet paper sits on the floor and the toilet brush is standing in a deep puddle of god-knows-how-old toilet water (I didn't dare to clean that one!).
The shower head is leaky and spills water all around and it's holder sits loosely on the wall..
this might not be much reason to criticize for many as I know lots of people who live in such "conditions" and seem perfectly fine with that.
For me it's just unacceptable to not get a place cleaned up before offering it to someone.
Absolutely perfect! The stay in this appt. was as great as expected. Our host Tiago was very helpful and the appt. was very nice and clean. We had a great vacation in Lisboa!
Our hosts were very welcoming and caring! The flat itself offered an amazing view of the city!
We really enjoyed our time in Lisbon. The studio was great and in a central location. Everything looked exactly like the pictures; you will not be disappointed.
We were nicely welcomed by Tiago who gave us tips and a map of the city which was a great help.
The tram is literally 10s away from the front door and it takes you to the best places in Lisbon.
I would recommend this place to anyone and would happily book it again.
It's a bit small for 3 people but just perfect for 2 people.
It's a bit noisy in the morning but you should not waste your time sleeping in Lisbon there is so much to discover!
This flat is a really nice flat near to the tram 28 station and near to a mini super market. The people who where responsible fir the flat where really friendly and helped in every matter. The only thing which annoyed us were the noise around the flat. The flights from outside, the dog from above and always the door to the street. It doesn't matters if you have a tight sleep but if not you should bring somethibg for your ears with you. Nevertheless the stay was great and we would come again!!!
We had a very pleasant stay in Lisbon. The host was very nice and helpful. The appartment was spacious and clean. The beds were good and the kitchen was fully equipped. The only downsides were the ants inside in the appartment (so put out the garbage immediately) and that we had to get up 187 steps to get to the appartment because it is located quite high in the city. Nevertheless this was a good excercise and we didn't really mind it. We would definitely recommend the appartment!
We had a lovely stay in this appartment, is has a top location, very pleasant neigborhood where ordinary people live their lives, quiet, and yet in the middle of vibrant Lisbon, with tramway 28 at 1 min, nice restaurants all around. Don't forget to have a bite at the restaurant of the Belgium lady, when you walk up the street, it is opposit the big white public building. Very comfy bed, cool and charming, the communication with our host was easy and pleasant, thanks Margarida for our lovely stay in Lisbon? We would certainly recommend your appartment!
Trudy and Martin