We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Amazing views and location, affordable price”
other travelers have booked this property

Review of Castle Charm

Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Inquiry
Very good
8 reviews
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Inquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

Reviews from our community

Very good - based on 8 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
German first
Any
English first
Bethany K
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing views and location, affordable price”
Reviewed January 23, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

The owners were gracious - allowing me to check in early and check out late if needed, and providing thorough information on how to arrive from the airport (given it was our first trip to Portugal). The location was just amazing - views over the entire city out to the ocean with sunset and sunrise skies, views out the other side to the castle walls were equally stunning. It's a 4th floor walk up at the top of the hill overlooking the city so not for those who don't want to get a little exercise! We would highly recommend and would love to stay here again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
RosamundP...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A tranquil oasis just moments from Lisbon Castle”
Reviewed January 8, 2017 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

First, let me say that I love a good castle! Well, this very pretty little apartment has Lisbon Castle right on its doorstep. It was great to be able to visit the castle in the morning before the crowds arrived. In the evening, it was close enough to some great, unpretentious restaurants serving good-value Portuguese food (stay away from the restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the castle if you want to eat well and not spend a fortune!). Returning to the apartment at night, the area was quiet and charming - just perfect after a day out in the hustle and bustle of Lisbon.

The apartment is simply and imaginatively decorated - no clutter to make you feel like you're staying in someone else's home. It felt really peaceful, and it was a joy to look out of the windows at the castle up close on one side and the vista across the roofs to the Rio Tejo on the other. It was the perfect base for the getaway I needed.

I reached the apartment easily by metro and then walking the final stretch, but, if you're not a fan of steep inclines, be aware that a taxi might be best. Also, bear in mind that the apartment is on the fourth floor, up a fairly narrow staircase. That was fine for me (added to the sense of it being my "secret" retreat) but will be a problem for some. Definitely take advantage of the Elevador Baixa and Elevador Castelo if carrying luggage or shopping (the Elev. Castelo has a very handy Pingo Doce supermarket at the bottom). Other than that, enjoy the climbs around Lisbon, and tell yourself that all that exercise justifies eating and drinking your own body weight over the course of your stay!

Things to note:
There's no central heating but there are mini portable heaters, which did the job well enough at the cooler time of year at which I stayed.
The shower is rather short. I'm 5'4" and knocked my head a couple of times, so this probably isn't going to work for any tallies out there.
The place is definitely clean, but some mound and mildew remover would be an easy solution to brighten up the bathroom so it looks it's best.
There was a bit of a strange smell at first. I bought an odour-eliminating candle and that, and airing the place daily, helped it clear up. Again, this would be a really simple fix -- maybe some Febreeze?

Overall, while I can see ways of fixing small issues, I wouldn't have wanted to spend my time in Lisbon anywhere else, and would certainly look up this apartment for a return trip.

Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Passenger...
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in September 2018
Google Translation

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
SimonG393...
2 reviews
Reviewed November 26, 2017 for a stay in November 2017
Google Translation

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a vacation rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from inquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travelers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travelers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing