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In the heart of Alfama within the walls of a Landmark, Comfort in Style

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Duplex apartment, 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, sleeps up to 4

In the heart of Alfama, you will find this newly renovated two-bedroom apartment within the walls of a XVII Manor House, a known landmark of the neighborhood.

This two-bedroom apartment has been decorated with style. Charm meets comfort without disregarding modern amenities. You’ll be able to enjoy living in town with a country life atmosphere.

Since it’s located in the heart of Alfama, one of the most touristic areas of Lisbon, it's walking distance to most of the historic sites in the city. The famous tram 28 is just around the corner; the metro station of Santa Apolonia is just 5 minutes away.

At the apartment you'll be greeted with a complementary basket of fresh fruit and a bottle of Portuguese wine. The apartment is spacious and full of light. The apartment has also free wifi.

Alfama, whose name means 'the fountain', is one of the few places in Lisbon that has kept it's traditional flavors. One can meander through its narrow streets, have a drink in one of its many pubs, or listen to Fado (the traditional folk music from Lisbon) sang by local singers together with well known Portuguese artists.

Alfama is a village within the city. It has a life of its own, however you are a short distance away from the center of town. There is a wide range of public transportation, from the tradicional tram to buses and the metro.

In Alfama one can find a wide range of restaurants, bars, small grocery stores and stores that sell tradicional handricraft .In the evening you can go listen to fado (the traditional folk song of Lisbon) in one of several fado places that are located in the neighborhood. It is said that 'fado' was born in Alfama in the 15th centur

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Registration Number : 822/AL

Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
15 May, 2018

About Helena

My names is Helena, I'm the owner of this apartment, situated in a property that has been in my family for more than two centuries.

I've lived most of my life abroad, and so I am very much used to interact with different cultures. Besides having been a diplomat, in the United States also gave me the 'hosting' skills necessary to make people who came to my house, my friends !

Why Helena chose Alfama

This property is located inside a manor house, a landmark not only in Alfama, but in Lisbon. It's a magic place, that makes one feel like living in a different era.

Even coming to the apartment is different from going anywhere else in the area. You first approach the apartment through a private alley, and then open a gate under a medieval arch, and come inside an archway where the apartment door is located. It is like no other place, its different, its unique. I love it and so I hope you'll love it too.

What makes this apartment unique

The main benefits of staying here, is that you're in the heart of the most beautiful neighborhood in Lisbon.Every visitor coming to Lisbon, gets acquainted with Alfama. By staying here you'll be a resident and enjoy the unique taste of the place.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Alfama in Lisbon

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • Bath gel is provided as well as bath towels and hairdryer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , baby crib upon request
    2 Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
  • Al the bed linens are freshly pressed and 100% cotton Both bedrooms have windows with street view. Both bedrooms have closets with wood hangers and spacious drawers The beds have douvet covers.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • swimming
A chauffeur is available upon request. It is advisable for guests to ask for this service since Alfama is an area of difficult access by car. The service that we offer has an extra charge of 35.00€. This amount is equivalent to what a taxi from the airport would charge.


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In the heart of Alfama within the walls of a Landmark, Comfort in Style
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Charming, historic location

  • 5 of 5

Everything was as advertised. The apartment was spacious and well equipped. We were able to explore Alfama and the Lisbon area. Very near Santa Apolónia train station if you are arriving by train or need a taxi.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Location to discover Lisbon

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is brilliantly located in the old historic part of Lisbon. We stayed here for a month in February and it was everything that we needed.

The apartment is very characterful, located in an old property that survived the earthquake of 1755. The main living area on the 1st floor was spacious and with wooden floors and wide bay like window has the feeling of sailing ship or galleon. The two good sized bedrooms on the second floor were comfortable and well appointed. Great internet, good television reception.

The staircase to the apartment is quite steep so not suited for elderly or infirm. There is no car parking possible in Alfama for visitors which is a great plus as it means the streets are relatively free of cars and traffic. If you come by car and need to park there is paid secure car parking opposite the railway terminus and free parking is also possible there at your own risk. If you have luggage to drop off Helene will provide an access card for the barrier. The area is popular for tourists and there are many restaurants and Fado music bars but not too much noise during the day or night. A lot of property is under restoration in Lisbon and Alfama is no exception. It was quite safe, though do watch out for pick pockets on the 28 tram! Taxis are quite cheap and the best way to get across town if you are in a hurry, otherwise a leisurely tram and bus ride are recommended. The Aquarium is a must visit as is the Coach Museum.

Highly recommended and will certainly think about staying here again when next in Lisbon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot Alex Francis for your wonderful review, It certainly is a very sincere and accurate description of the apartment and the neighborhood. It was a pleasure having you and your family as our guests. Best regards
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Great apartment in the alfama

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment, the location was great! Near public transportation a 5 minute walk, restaurants, markets, and bakery. The area is charming. The apartment has every thing one needs .we stayed 5 weeks and it was our home away..Helena has thought of all the little extras..i.e. Salt pepper, oil, napkins, paper good, coffee, tea, to etc. etc. when we arrived she had a surprise for New Years waiting for us..a bottle of champagne, candy and a large friut bowl..we have traveled for 25 years and have never had such a great land lady she is a new friend.enjoy the house we certainly did. Thank you again Helena. Jeanne and barry

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeanne and Barry, It was a great pleasure having you as guests and now as friends. Hope to see you soon, maybe across the Atlantic. Have a wonderful time here in Portugal and a safe return back home. Helena
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Experienced Traveler

  • 5 of 5

The 2 BR apartment was nicely furnished and very clean. The hosts were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. The location was good if one wants the Alfama (the old district), but the apartment was up a steep hill and had steep stairs to enter so not for disabled, or poorly conditioned, travelers. The neighborhood was charming, but not for travelers that want a pristine, modern location.

I highly recommend the apartment with the above caveats. I would definitely stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Im Herzen von Lissabon

  • 5 of 5

Die Wohnung liegt im alten Teil von Alfama sie war für unseren Kurzurlaub in Lissabon optimal, die zwei Schlafzimmer im oberen Geschoss waren geräumig und sauber.

Die Unterstützung der Gastgeberin war hervorragend, da wir in zwei Gruppen anreisten war dies für sie kein Problem.

Herzlichen Dank

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Appartement agréable et très bien situé

  • 5 of 5

L'appartement en plein coeur du quartier historique de l'Alfama est agréable, même si après les balades sur les collines de Lisbonne il faut encore monter une trentaine de marches pour y accéder :) mais l'effort est récompensé ! La pièce principale est lumineuse, les chambres et la salle de bain à l'étage bien aménagées. La cuisine est bien équipée, il manque juste quelques couverts et ustensiles de cuisson (poelles, casseroles) pour éviter de faire la vaiselle à chaque repas... mais il est vrai qu'on est entouré de petits restos sympas. Une adresse à retenir pour découvrir tous les plaisirs de Lisbonne !

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci beacoup Mme Gras, j’aie bien apprécié vos commentaires. Meuilleurs compliments
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Nearest Airport
9 Kilometres
Lisbon Airport
Nearest Ferry
950 Metres
Terreiro do Paço
Nearest Train
600 Metres
Santa Apolonia
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Alfama, is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon. In Alfama one can still find various forms of traditional commerce, as well as nice quaint little restaurants and bars. It is a quiet neighborhood that keeps its old world charm. From the apartments one can walk to the majority of the most popular sightseeing destinations in Lisbon,

such as the “Castelo de S. Jorge” the “Sé” or the “Baixa Pombalina”. It is easily accessible to Santa Apolónia, Lisbon’s main train station, as well as to the metro station. The popular tram 28 that zigzags through the hills of Lisbon is just around the corner. Although of difficult access by car, there are several parking facilities nearby.

Alfama is considered by most tourist guides as the 'must see' area of Lisbon. A visitor can taste the flavor of the old days while strolling through the streets of Alfama.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.