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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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benGalile...
galilee
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect choice for visiting Lisbon”
Reviewed March 20, 2018 for a stay in March 2018

We have been looking for a place to stay on a 5 days visit to Lisbon and were attracted by the reviews we read.I am writing this on our last night here to say that this was one of our better decisions in booking a place to stay. It is in the heart of Chiado, very close to Largo do Carmo, 10 minutes walk down to Rossio train station and Baixa. There are lots of charming streets, alleys and unexpected delights around every corner.
The apartment is charming and confortable and Mario who takes care of the apartment and guests is very friendly, helpful and is available in his office just in front of the apartment.Some people complained of the noise from the upper apartments so we brought earplugs but never had to use them since the noise is not more than what you experience in any
regular city apartment.
The only tricky matter was to open the lock of the gate but Mario was there to help and when he wasn't we managed.Still I would recommend to find a solution to this inconvenience.

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Management Response
Mar 21, 2018
Many thanks for this detailed review and kind words, Benni! I am glad studio was up to your expectations and that you had a good time as it was a pleasure hosting you. Location is unbeatable indeed and door is large, very solid and two centuries old. I know some guests struggle a bit with it (though others have no problem) but difficult to find a solution without spoiling the beaty of the door and without break the City Hall rules. Mario
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suediam20...
Huntington, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Enjoyed our stay!”
Reviewed October 8, 2017 for a stay in September 2017

This is a lovely comfortable apartment with lots of character on a quite residential street surrounded by the wonderful Chiado neighborhood, centrally located in Lisbon with lots of shopping and restaurants. Mario, the Fado Flats representative made our arrangements for travel from the airport and was at the apartment to greet us. He was also easy to communicate with from the states. His office was right across the street and he gave us helpful hints and recommendations. We loved the fact that there were no steps. This apartment is fine for 3 adults. More than that would feel cramped. The sofa bed is not very comfortable, but fine for 4 nights. The bathroom is old, small but also fine for a few nights. We were very pleased and this worked out well for us. I definitely would recommend a stay here.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Oct 9, 2017
Thank you Sue for such a nice and detailed review! Mario
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Sally L
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“Lovely but not wheelchair accessible”
Reviewed November 7, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

This was a lovely, clean, well maintained apartment right in the heart of things. Mario was very helpful, and arrival/departure went very smoothly. I do agree with other reviewers- whoever lives upstairs seems to start walking about at 6am and spends the entire morning just walking up and down. This was pretty disturbing to holiday lie-ins!
I thought it was important to note that this apartment is listed as wheelchair accessible, but it isn't- unless you don't need to use the loo for the duration of your stay, as both the kitchen and bathroom are up steps. Access through the front door to the main part of the flat is level, however.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
Nov 10, 2016
Thank you Sally, I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
All ancient buildings in Lisbon were built using a wood structure and no concrete was applied. This circumnstance does reduce sound isolation but so is the case in 80% of the buildings in centre town.
As you pointed out studio is wheelchair accessible but it is not prepared (nor advertised) as suitable for guests unable to move without a wheelchair. Fortunately it was not the case.
Mario
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clifford...
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful experience in Lisbon”
Reviewed June 17, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

This is a unique property perfectly located in the Chiado area,we had excellent reception on arrival even though it was a public holiday.The property is well equipped and very clean,the shower tray needs updating,but it is still clean and functional.
We did miss the lack of daylight but the little patio area compensates for this,and the noise from the upstairs occupant walking about early in the morning was a little frustrating,but one should be aware that Lisbon is a City of apartments and that this is a way of life here,after all,we don't complain about the steep steps and streets,all in all a wonderful experience.

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Liked best: The property and location.
Liked least: Upstairs noise
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Jun 25, 2016
Thank you Cliff I am glad you enjoyed your stay.
Studio is unique indeed and location is unbeatable. Choosing character and a two hundreds years old property you may have to be prepared for some things that cannot be updated as sound isolation: concrete was not used in those days!
Mario
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LydiaJers...
Jersey, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent location and beautiful apartment”
Reviewed May 28, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Chiado 4 is in an excellent location for exploring Lisbon and the tastefully furnished apartment was superb. It is only 5 mins away from the hustle of Biaxa/Chiado but in a very quiet street so the best of both worlds can be achieved. The only criticism is that if you are a light sleeper you may find that the noise from people going to the upstairs apartments disturbs you, however I think that is likely in any old 17th century building and I think the character of the apartment (Chaido 4 certainly) more than makes up for that. Mario the Manager could have not been more helpful at all stages of our booking and stay.

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Liked best: The character of the property.
Liked least: Noise from the wooden floors in upstairs flats but nothing that can be done about that in an old traditional property.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
May 29, 2016
Thank you Lydia, I am glad you had a good time. Best of both worlds is not always possible: either the character, original tiles and wood construction of a 18th Century flat or the perfect sound isolation of a 21st cement construction apartment! Mario
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Peekatito
Richmond, Virginia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Perfection”
Reviewed May 10, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Great week at Fado Flats!. Mario arranged our transportation to and from the airport which was done though Cross Lisbon.......wonderful service. What a gem this place is! All previous reviews are on point. Location could not be better. Would stay here again even for an extended stay. The apartment has a wonderful vibe that makes you immediately feel the Lisbon culture. Loved the bottle of Fado wine awaiting us after a long flight. Thanks again for everything Mario.
Until next time,
Tom and Kim

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: No washer and dryer, but no big deal.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Recommended for:
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Management Response
May 11, 2016
Thank you Tom and Kim, a true pleasure hosting you! See you soon again, Mario
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 18, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2015
Thanks Farshad, for the great review and very kind words. It was my pleasure hosting you and helping you to discover my home town. You know you are welcome back any time! Mario
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