Prime location - Bairro Alto 1B
|Address||Travessa dos Inglesinhos, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
This is a modern and cozy apartment, full of character and light, set on the first floor (Drto) of an ancient typical Lisbon building in the trendy and vibrant Bairro Alto, known as one of the most attractive and picturesque areas of the Lisbon’s city center. This apartment is part of a group of 7 apartments that we have in this building.
The apartment has one bedroom with a double bed, and a double sofa bed in the living room, a nice bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, ready to cook home made meals. Towels and linens at your disposal are included in the price and satelite Tv and wireless internet as well.
To set forth on a discovery of Lisbon, there is no better place to begin: the tram a few steps away, international brand shops at Chiado and the more daring fashions in Bairro Alto, where you also have the trendiest restaurants of Lisbon. Bica neighbourhood, close by, is becoming a night haven for artists and intellectuals. But this does not destroy the calm and charm of Rua das Chagas. For theatre and opera lovers there are three theatre houses at a five minute distance, S. Carlos, S. Luiz and Trindade Theatres.
Chiado is where Lisbon's history and urbanity meet. This tourist area of the capital begins at the Brasileira café, on Rua Garrett. Opened in 1905. It´s one of Lisbon's postcards. On the side walk café you will find the different urban tribes and a statue of poet Fernando Pessoa, who offers his lap for tourist photos.
Next to it, two churches remind the vanished towers of Santa Catarina Gate. The Church of Loreto, built in 1528 by Italians living in Lisbon, was partially destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, but later rebuilt and one of the places to visit on Chiado. The Church of Encarnação, inaugurated in 1708, was also hit in 1755 and rebuilt later. But Chiado has more than just two churches to see.
Luís de Camões square, which any Lisboner will call Largo Camões, is not just a passing place. Sit on the steps of the poet's monument and enjoy the bustle that Chiado has.
But do not leave Chiado without inquiring about the theatres. São Luiz Municipal Theatre was one of Lisbon's first cinemas. Today it is a municipal theatre with a rich and varied programming. Also glimpse the Teatro Trindade and the S. Carlos Opera House.
This is one of the city´s best shopping areas. You will find international brand shops (Hermès and Hugo Boss, for example) and great Portuguese designers like José António Tenente (Tv. Carmo, 8) StoryTailors (Cç. Do Ferragial, 8) or Atelier Alves/Gonçalves (Tv. Guilherme Cossul, 16).
It is not difficult to come across public figures, mainly artists. There are several art schools in the area, like the Fine Arts Faculty. Even if you are not an expert, venture into the Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art (Rua Serpa Pinto, 4) besides well-cared exhibitions, it has a pleasant patio to have lunch or simply sip a coffee. There is also a big offer for meals: Café Royale, New Wok and Kaffee Hause are excellent choices.
Walk the streets with care, the movement on the sidewalks is always heavy and the trams are constantly passing.
You are in Lisbon. And Lisbon never stops
House rules-Check-in is after 17:00 p.m.
-You should leave the apartment until 12:00 in the morning.
-We will provide you with our contact details after your reservation is confirmed.
- The codes to enter at the apartment will be provided 3 days before your arrival.
-The apartment will be ready and cleaned for you before your arrival. Fresh towels and bed clothing are also provided and all is included in the total price. You will be given a set of towels per person.
-Cleaning: On departure
Please note that from the 1st of January 2016 a city tax of EUR 1 per person, per night is not included in the total price and should be paid on site. This tax is charged to guests aged 13 and older. It is subject to a maximum amount of EUR 7 per guest.
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
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The Appartement lies very central in barrio alto. Nice to Start going around in Lisboa. The service was good. Quick we got help with our technical problems.
The beds are comfortable.
One negativ suggestion is the bad smell in the Appartement.
Meanwhile back from a wonderful week in a beautiful city.
The space and location of the studio was ideal and the reception very friendly.
Yet we do have a few comments:
- Lack of a waste basket in kitchen / bathroom
- Bathroom and kitchen utensils in drawers (which luckily we did not have to use it) was not clean
- For stays of a week, we found 2 towels pp enough
Inmiddels terug van een geweldige week in een prachtige stad.
De ruimte en de ligging van de Studio was ideaal en de ontvangst heel vriendelijk.
Toch hebben we wel enkele bemerkingen:
- ontbreken van een afvalemmertje in keuken / badkamer
- badkamer en bestek in keukenladen (wat we gelukkig niet hoefden te gebruiken) was niet schoon
- voor het verblijf van een week vonden wij 2 handdoeken pp te weinig
Overall good, but the door to the apartment does not generate intimacy, for being all glass is heard from inside to outside and vice versa, the bed is not really marriage, are two bedsteads with two mattresses, without any binding system, so that the bed ends apart, leaving a gaping hole in the middle, that we quite annoying ...
En lineas Generales bien, pero la puerta de entrada al apartamento no genera intimidad, pues al ser de cristal se oye todo de dentro a fuera y viceversa, la cama de matrimonio en realidad no es de matrimonio, son dos somieres con sus dos colchones, sin ningún sistema de unión, por lo que la cama se termina separando, dejando un enorme hueco en medio, esto nos molesto bastante...
Well located, quiet and with little noise. We had a very pleasant stay despite the improved functioning of the drains of the house. Recommended!
Bien ubicado, zona tranquila y con poco ruido. Tuvimos una estancia muy agradable a pesar del mejorable funcionamiento de los desagües de la casa. Recomendable!
We spent a great weekend. Comfortable and decent studio. Marisa gave us lots of important information: interesting points to visit and how to get there. The studio is 30 minutes walk from the square and comercio side of a "bung" and 15min metro.
Nous avons passés un très bon weekend. Studio confortable et correct. Marisa nous a donné plein d'information importantes : les points intéressants à visiter et comment s'y rendre. Le studio est à 30 min à pied de la place du comercio et à côte d'un "bonde" et à 15min du metro.
Apartment average cleanliness! Unbearable heat in the apartment oblige to leave open window! Very noisy Vasco da Gama restaurant bar !! underneath busy open until 3am / week & 6am / weekend! Impossible sleep! cigarette smoke coming from the restaurant! tiled bathroom off! bung butcher shower! TV not working! Vacation rotten for a non-smoking family with children !! A Wimdu you fouter you who! With your message ^ want to book quality accommodation ^ you take me for an idiot! € 20 discount you can keep them !!
Appartement moyen en propreté!chaleur insupportable dans l'appartement obliger de laisser fenêtre ouverte!tres bruyant!!bar restaurant Vasco de Gama en dessous très fréquenté ouvert jusqu'à 3h du matin/semaine & 6h du matin/week-end!impossible de dormir!fumer de cigarette venant du restaurant!carrelage salle de bain décollé!bonde douche boucher!télévision ne fonctionnant pas!vacances pourries pour une famille non fumeur avec enfants !! A Wimdu vous vous fouter de qui la ! Avec votre message^envie de réserver un logement de qualité^vous me prenez pour un con!20€ de réduction vous pouvez les gardez !!
Very nice apartment in a prime location! Have stayed there with 4 people. Everything was available: towels, linens, hair dryer, coffee maker, kettle ... even spices. A supermarket and a very good restaurant is right next door. What more do you want?
Sehr schönes Apartment in bester Lage! Haben dort mit 4 Personen übernachtet. Alles war vorhanden: Handtücher, Bettwäsche, Fön, Kaffeezubereiter, Wasserkocher... sogar Gewürze. Ein Supermarkt und ein sehr gutes Restaurant sind direkt nebenan. Was will man mehr?
Large apartment. Ample living space. The outside looks like a balcony and is not very big. The outdoor area is surrounded by white walls. These white walls provide a bright apartment.
Apartment located on the edge of downtown so everything is easily accessible. Perfect apartment for a city visit.
Groot appartement. Voldoende leefruimte. De buitenruimte lijkt op een balkon en is niet erg groot. De buitenruimte wordt omgeven door witte muren. Deze witte muren zorgen voor een licht appartement.
Appartement ligt aan de rand van het centrum zodat alles gemakkelijk bereikbaar is. Prima appartement voor een stadsbezoek.
The location of the apartment in Alfama, close to the Se cathedral and city center is perfect. All Lisbon regions (Alfama,Baixa, Bairro alto and Chiado) are at walking distance. In case you want to go there by public transportation you'll find tram (28E and others) and bus stop just around the corner and the metro station Terreira do Paco is at a 5 minutes walk. There's a supermarket "Pingo Doce" at approx. 10 minutes walking distance.
The sober decorated apartment has a kitchen, 2 small bedrooms, a very small living room and a bathroom.
We had to clean part of the kitchen and do the dishes before use.The kitchen gear is very basic and partly incomplete. When we arrived we found only 3 glasses (this was resolved after a call to the host). There's no electric coffee machine. Besides a dustpan with a short broom, there are no other (floor) cleaning tools like a vacuum cleaner, normal sized broom etc. So it's hard to keep it clean when you're there for more than 2 days.
The double bed in one of the bedrooms measures only 184 x 128, which is not a normal double sized bed and doesn't fit taller people. This should be mentioned on the website.
The absence of a shelf with bed light at one side of the bed in both rooms, which were there in the past according to the holes in the wall (and pictures on the website) indicate a lack of maintenance as did the broken dustbin, not functioning lock on the bathroom door, no light in the refrigerator etc.
I would not recommend this apartment for more than 4 persons.
Overall, we did enjoyed our stay and the host was very friendly, but based on the reviews, I got a slightly different impression of the apartment. With this review I want to compensate for that. I think it's quite easy to make it a more attractive apartment with only minor investments. Please do.
We got to Lisbon after staying in Porto for a few days.
We had a great time despite the terrible weather but we won't be back soon.
Filipe met us at the apartment and showed us around. He told us where we could find a super market and a few grocery stores, then he recommended a nice bar to hang out in the evening, which we enjoyed alot and won't give away it's name online. It's an amazing bar and until now free of drooling drunk tourists unlike so many other places.. lol
He didn't want to go through "the map" and give tons of recommendations and instead offered to be "available" around the clock for us to write/call him if we were interested in a place and wouldn't know if and how we should go there.
We were fine with that and he answered on our first request pretty quickly, not so much when we contacted him on the second day (for a restaurant-recommendation) and didn't receive any answer for the rest of our stay in Lisbon.. In that case, we'd prefer a map with some marks of recommendations instead of empty words.
The apartment's location is absolutely perfect, few minutes of walking to Bairro Alto (bars and restaurants, nightlife-hotspot) and still pretty calm at night. The apartment looks great at first glance, lots of space and great ambiance.
We only gave 4 stars, because it was dirty!
We had to clean some of the kitchen before we found it save to use any of it and also had to do the dishes before using them - however, we didn't clean out the cupboards which would've taken forever and definitely needs to be done asap.
The floor was sticky so that we couldn't bare walking around in socks (only bringing in more dirt I guess) and the bedsheets had some ugly stains on them.
The bathroom was okay, but the toilet paper sits on the floor and the toilet brush is standing in a deep puddle of god-knows-how-old toilet water (I didn't dare to clean that one!).
The shower head is leaky and spills water all around and it's holder sits loosely on the wall..
this might not be much reason to criticize for many as I know lots of people who live in such "conditions" and seem perfectly fine with that.
For me it's just unacceptable to not get a place cleaned up before offering it to someone.
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