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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Lisbon, Lisbon District, Central Portugal

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Cndngal
Vancouver
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Wonderful stay in Alfama district”
Reviewed June 11, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

This apartment is the real deal! It's in an old building on an old street in Lisbon. You can imagine yourself living there 200 years ago, although today the shutters are nice new metal and there's a clothes washer (and everything else you may need) in the kitchen. We enjoyed the warm breeze off the ocean (Tagus River) and view of the big ships (mostly cruise ships) as we sat reading a book in the bright little book area and hanging laundry out on the line.

Nearby the apartment are many of the recommended sites in Lisbon, and lots of restaurants and small markets for fresh groceries and breads. The apartment is bright and clean and the owners professional and helpful.

Only one caution, and that is it can be hard work getting your bags up the street. It's a VERY steep walk up from the train/cruise ship/Metro station (also the car park area). You cannot drive into the area but taxis have some limited access that can at least get you most of the way up that hill. Once there, it's a series of lovely cobblestone walks through the conveniently located district

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Emma R
Belfast, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Comfort in the heart of Alfama”
Reviewed May 15, 2017 for a stay in May 2017
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We booked this trip on our return to Lisbon, with high expectations of our favourite city. Happily, our expectations were met, and exceeded by the warmth, comfort and character of the Alfama Photography House.

From our arrival, where we were met by the utterly charming Fuentes, we knew we had chosen our stay wisely. We were provided with lots of info, friendly tips and recommendations and even a delicious bottle of local vino verde, which we enjoyed greatly.

This apartment is at street level, which was ideal for my mum, whose mobility is somewhat limited. In saying that, it is up one of alfama' s infamous hills/steps so we were all very glad to get in to catch our breath.

The apartment is large and airy and has gorgeous windows and French doors which look out across the rooftops down to the Tagus. It is kitted out well with a mixture of charming, individual furniture and photography, mixed with the ever practical and useful Ikea essentials.

The apartment is absolutely spotless and it's obvious the owners take great care and pride in it.

The location of the property is ideal, whether you want to self cater or eat out. We had breakfast/brunch at the apartment every day and it's super close to a selection of shops for fruit, delicious pastries and fresh cheeses and breads. It's also perfectly situated by a number of really lovely restaurants. We took recommendations from the hosts and visited Pateo 13 and Santo Antonio de Alfama, both of which were delicious.

Overall, I would not hesitate to recommend this property, it's full of Lisbon charm and the hosts could not have been more helpful or friendly. We didn't want to leave and are eagerly planning our next trip already!
Obrigada.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent accomodation in great location to visit Alfama distict”
Reviewed November 11, 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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Four of us (2 couples) stayed in the Alfama Photography house in Oct. 2016. The location was great to visit the Alfama district of Lisbon. Filipe was helpful via email before our arrival answering several questions we had. When we arrived Marie showed us the apartment and gave us lots of info concerning things to see, restaurants to visit, etc. A bottle of wine and crackers were on our table when we arrived - a nice greeting! The apartment was clean and very comfortable for 4 adults. The appliances were up to date and easy to use. It was well stocked with everything you might need. It was exactly as presented on the Trip advisor website. We had a very enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: Location, comfortable
Traveling group: Friends
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VERVAECKE...
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We have been lucky to select this renting, Ideal !!!”
Reviewed April 27, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

Everything was perfect, i recommend it , don't hesitate !!! Owners are really serious & careful and the renting is clean and confortable ! Well situated, Alfama is the most typical district of the city, the best place for people loonikg after the real 'soul' of lisbon

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Liked best: Clean & very nice renting, extremely pleasant owners, i recommend !
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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PMD1530
Leicester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed March 4, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
3
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We had a splendid holiday in Lisbon. Maria & Filipe were such good hosts - showed us round the apartment, explained everything and treated us to 4 lovely warm custard tarts and bottle of wine. They also provided an excellent information book with details of local shops, restaurants, trips to do etc.. The apartment was beautiful, comfortable, so very quiet and in a lovely location.
Great fun trying to find our way round all the alleyways and exploring the city. Recommend day trips to Sintra and Cascais (eat at Dom Pedro, behind the Town Hall). Also half day trip to Cacilhas, across the river. Best meal of our stay was there at Restaurant Cova Funda - beautiful fish and so cheap!

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: the shower was small and rather tricky to regulate the temperature
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Gloria W
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Five Star Setting in Alfama”
Reviewed November 3, 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My husband and I met up with our 22 yo son who has been traveling in Europe during the last few months, We were welcomed by our wonderful hosts to a beautiful is sparkling clean, roomy 2 bedroom apartment. Decorations include original art, and a tasteful mix of antiques with modern. The place is fully stocked and everything works, Windows look out onto the Tagus Riiver, Living embedded in the Alfama neighborhood on a narrow cobblestone street was an amazing experience we will always remember.

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Your age range 50-64
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Reviewed November 11, 2016 for a stay in September 2016
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Liked best: die einmalige Lage
Liked least: die laute Musik nebenan
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