Apartamento: Alfama 3 (55963/AL)
Cosy place in beautiful Alfama
We really fell in love this little place. Be warned -- it is small, but the layout is designed well & has all the amenities you would need. It was very quaint & cosy. Having the 2nd floor space made it feel a lot bigger. With the windows open it gets great light. I'm 5'7" and my partner is 6'2". Standing in the shower was a tight fit for me, ceiling was only 2-3 inches above my head. My partner had to duck down a little to fit. But the shower pressure was great!!
It's located right around the corner from the entrance to Sao Jorge Castle. It was fun being able to stay within the castle walls. During the day, the area is very touristy & gets pretty busy -- but at night the area is very peaceful & quiet. We fell in love with the Alfama district and neighboring Mouraria. So many great restaurants & cute bars in the area -- check out Chapito for amazing sunset views. Leopold was another modern gourmet restaurant in the castle walls nearby. We took a Lisbon Food Tour, which took us to several amazing restaurants in the nearby Mouraria area...Catinho do Aziz (Mozambique restaurant - BEST samosas in town!) , The Food Temple (recommended by our tour guide as the best vegetarian restaurant in town), Gelato Davvero (AMAZING gelato!).
If you wish to leave Alfama -- it's about a 15-20 minute walk to get down to the bottom of the hill to downtown areas. Be warned, there are a lot of uphill climbs & stairs, but we didn't mind the exercise. There were several beautiful viewpoints within 5-10 min walking distance from the apartment. After exploring several of the other areas around town -- we ended up loving the Alfama & Mouraria the most. We preferred it over the drunken madness that took place in the Bairro Alto ;)
I would highly recommend this place to anyway, as long as they don't mind the smaller space. Mario was very quick with his communication & provided good tips for places to check out in the area. Thanks Mario! We'd definitely come back to stay here again.
Apartamento: Alfama 3 (55963/AL)
This place is wonderful! It is a cozy little apartment right near the entrance to the Castle and is an easy (although hilly, like all of Lisbon) walk to the rest of the city. the neighborhood is authentic and charming and there are many good restaurants nearby. The host is great, he waited for us even though our train was delayed 30 minutes and was helpful in telling us about places to eat and about Lisbon. As the description says the apartment is two floors so you can have some privacy and do not feel too cramped. As the posting says it is a little place, I am just at 6' ft and my head almost touched the top of the shower ceiling and the stairs were very small, It was not a problem but just be aware that as the description says it is small. However its central location and the how great the pace is make this apartment a great place to stay! Highly recommend!
Apartamento: Chiado 8 (9488/AL)
The apartment is roomy, immaculate, and well appointed.
The location is perfect - blocks up from the Chiado metro stop, close to bars and restaurants, and within walking distance of all of Lisbon. (The Duque brew pub is a great place to sit outside with a beer and watch the crowd go by as the sun sets.) The best part is that we felt like we were living in Lisbon, rather than just dropping by for a visit.
Mario was a great host- warm, accommodating, and helpful.
We just loved everything about our stay.
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Apartamento: Alfama 7
“The location of Mario's apartment is what sets it apart from other places. It is located literally at the entrance to the Castelo. During the day, the area is buzzing with action and people. Once the Castle closes, the neighborhood becomes a dreamy and private oasis. It is easy to walk to great restaurants, a lovely family owned grocery store, and it is next door to a Nata cafe with great people who work there. Mario was great to communicate with and clearly a professional. I would absolutely stay here again.”
Apartamento: Alfama 6
Tolle Stadt, hervorragende Unterkunft und beispielhafter Service
Lissabon war ein wunderbares Erlebnis. Neben den zahlreichen Attraktionen vermittelt die Stadt ein ansteckend gelassenes Lebensgefühl. Alfama 6 dürfte als Ferienwohnung bezüglich Lage, Ausstattung und Zustand kaum zu übertreffen sein - sehr empfehlenswert! Der Service und die Freundlichkeit von Mario Caldeira und Mario Heitor waren vorbildlich und beispielhaft für die Aufmerksamkeit, mit der man uns überall begegnete.
Apartamento: Chiado 2
We stayed for a week in this apartment in Chiado, with my husband and a little child. The apartment is located perfectly: 5 min walk from Rossio train station, in a very quite street, but at the same time very close to good restaurants, sightseeings, there are plenty of supermarkets and small grocery shops nearby. The apartment is small, but it was enough space for the family of 3, and the biggest advantage, that is has all you need, and we felt like at home) there was tea, coffee, olive oil, even some cereal, an also shampoo, dish soap and so on. and the office of the owner Mario was just at the next door, and he always adviced where to eat and what to do, all the restaurants he recommended were fantastic! I would highly recommend this apartment, Chiado area, and Lisbon!