The view from the balcony definitely makes this place worth staying at. It is very relaxing sipping a wine as you watch the shipping go by on the River Tagus, and the breeze that comes from the river cools you down after a hot day exploring.
There is considerable noise from the Santa Apolonia train station just below the apartment, so light sleepers (or those not used to train rattling noises) beware. Also, there is a considerable climb to the apartment - up 4 steep flights of stairs. However, this is Lisbon and climbing is inevitable in this city.
I would probably stay here again if on another visit to Lisbon. However, the apartment is showing its age and worn in some ways - e.g. the umbrella on the balcony is broken and unstable and the bathroom is quite dated. But what you pay for here is the view from this apartment and its convenience to Alfama district and many attractions around Lisbon.
Situated within a 10 minute walk to Alfama district, a 4th floor apartment with all necessary facilities plus a terrace with a clear view of the river and visiting cruise liners.
Very good restaurant within 20 yards.
We like to do things in our own time so self contained always works. This one though was very good, blending us perfectly with local indigenous inhabitants but a short stroll to the tourism that Lisbon does so well. Lots of things to do and see and fantastic choice of restaurants, all a walk away as well as a well stocked supermarket at the train station. Apartment comfortable, nothing too grand but clean and welcoming. The terrace is a particular bonus! So thank you Paulo, we would stay again!
This location is great! Located in the old part of town, 5 minutes away from the train/bus station ensured we could travel wherever we wanted with ease. Great sights from the balcony and very pleasant experience overall. Highly recommended
Very close to Santa Apolonia station. Easy access to the city centre and attractions. The flat was well equipped with crockery and cooking materials. One or two things didn't work during our stay but the owner, Paolo, and the lady who looks after the apartment, Teresa, were very apologetic and helpful. It didn't spoil our stay at all. The terrace was lovely - comfortable seating with an interesting view of the river and National Pantheon. We enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace. I would recommend packing a pair of flip flops as the artificial grass was very squelchy after the rain. The flat was well provided with heating. The bed was comfortable and we slept well - there was more than ample bedding available. The area was peaceful except for the sound of an occasional passing train or boat. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend Lisbon and the apartment to our family and friends. Be aware that it is up 4 flights of stairs - which gives the great view. The light switches are a bit confusing which caused us some amusement and the glass doors were a bit of a challenge at first.
We were so happy to find a lovely comfortable and clean apartment in the perfect area, Alfama- the terrace was the best part, we had a beautiful and peaceful view of the harbour, nice cool wind.
The property manager, Teresa, was very kind and professional, the apartment was clean and comfortable and fresh.
The owner, Paolo, made sure we arrived without a problem, he gave very detailed instructions, and info on the city
The restaurant run by Teresa, called Crisfama, had the best grilled sea bass in the city- we ate there twice!
I would highly recommend this property.
We plan to stay there for the 3rd time! We feel almost like in our second home, comfortable, well equipped and spacious. The view was the best thing, and balcony too! The place is almost in Alfama, that is cool too. Actually, we liked everything... No problems at all. The host was very helpful and nice.
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