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Member since: 2006
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Charming Apartment in the Old Lisbon - Charming Apartment in the Old Lisbon

9 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday apartment in Lisbon City - Hera Charm Apartment

5 Bedrooms with 3 bathrooms - sleeps 10


Portuguese Living never asks for the payment of the total amount in order to confirm a booking.

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The apartment, situated in Sta. Catarina, the residential neighborhood of Chiado and Bairro Alto, has all the advantages of being in the heart of the historic town, but without the inconvenience of noise and confusion, as it is located in a small and calm street.

A 18th. century construction, the building and apartment were completely redone around the year 2000, maintaining its old sketch but with all modern day comforts. Lodging up to 10 people, this fabulous and spacious 200 sq. meter apartment has 5 bedrooms with double beds and 1 with 2 single beds, 2 full bathrooms and one for visitors, a dining room, a sitting room and a balcony turned to the West, with a magnificent view of our city of light. The view, pleasantly present in this apartment, shows Lisbon's beautiful rooftops from almost all bedrooms and rooms. As its at the same building as Apartment Hera Design in Lisbon, these two units can easily hold a large group of up to 15 people.

The modern and comfortable decoration, together with an east-west orientation that filters a nice light all day long, increases the charm of this great apartment, ideal for your group holidays, with family or friends, to get to know Lisbon. The dining room, spacious, continues into the balcony and the corridor, where the group can wander without having to remain in their rooms, thus giving great comfort and privacy to every member.

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Details for holiday apartment Charming Apartment in the Old Lisbon, 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate WC

Um apartamento de charme e totalmente recuperado, inserido num prédio histórico é a proposta deste Lisbon Apartment Catarina Charm. A sensação de conforto é imediata mal se entreabre a porta deste solarengo refúgio imaginado para duas pessoas. A majestosa entrada no prédio faz com que o hóspede se sinta a recuar séculos na História uma vez que aqui, onde está o Lisbon Apartment Catarina Charm, funcionou um palacete que atualmente está dividido e completamente remodelado. As largas e originais escadas permitem que o hóspede vá respirando Lisboa enquanto chega ao seu apartamento. No interior vai descobrir uma imensa luminosidade e uma agradável sala em open space com uma cozinha moderna e preparada para o quotidiano de quem prepara as suas refeições. No entanto, em toda esta zona o que não faltam são restaurantes de comida tipicamente portuguesa, incluindo algumas tascas escondidas pelas ruas e vielas e onde a satisfação é garantida. O Lisbon Apartment Catarina Charm é o ponto de partida
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Portuguese Living (Property Manager)
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian

About Portuguese Living

Hello I'm Rita and I'm the owner of PortugueseLiving, who manages this unique Apartment.

I started the short rental business with my properties in 2006, and then PortugueseLiving was the natural step.

We are located in Lisbon and carry beautiful properties in our portfolio, check it out!

Portuguese Living purchased this apartment in 1998

Why Portuguese Living chose Lisbon City

Hera Charm Apartment is the perfect apartment for 10 people that want to be in a fantastic apartment, right at the best Lisbon location - Bairro Alto and Chiado.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The apartment was perfect: clean, comfortable and he has a great location on a quiet street. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Lisboa.
May 2013
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based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

Charming Apartment in the Old Lisbon
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Its a gem and so convenient for everywhere

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place a hidden gem in a typical old city block, spacious airy apartment with all the facilities you may need (you do need to be happy with stairs as its quite a walk up to the top floor). There was 8 of us in our group, Bernard couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. All the rooms were large and comfy. Lovely balcony area for sitting and looking at the city from the roofs top.s Bells rang out on Sunday morning - fantastic. So close to Briarro Alto area only 5 minute walk, and then through the metro underpass and you're also right near the AL Fama area too. We had a brilliant time it just wasnt long enough - girls on tour highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, lovely views, and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is spacious, has lovely terrace views, has lots of windows, and a large kitchen. It's location in Barrio Alto was perfect for my group's sight-seeing needs. We were able to walk to many nice restaurants, cafes, and most importantly, the Baixa-Chiado Metro station, which we used ALOT. My only complaint was that one of the toilets was so old, it could not handle toilet paper, so it's really like having a 2 bathroom apartment, not 3.

Overall it was a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Apartment was beautiful and charming. Our favorite part was the terrace which had such a good view. After touring many of Lisbon's neighborhoods, we realized that where we were staying was really our favorite of them all. You are close to restaurants and shops and night life and doesn't feel touristy at all. The street is quiet and the beds are comfortable. Would stay there again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your kind word, it's always a pleasure to hear about our clients satisfaction! Thank you again for choosing PortugueseLiving for your stay in Lisbon and hope seeing again soon, Kind Regards, PorugueseLiving's Team
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Fabulous property in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We could not have dreamed of a better option to visit Lisbon as a family (6 children). The apartment was extremely spacious with large and very pleasant rooms. The view was absolutely stunning, overlooking the picturesque roofs of Lisbon. Many touristic landmarks were within a short walking distance as were some typical cafes and restaurants. The kitchen came well equipped and the possibility to use a washing machine added to the convenience of the apartment. Definitely a place to recommend !

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anne, It's such a pleasure to read those kind words! It's our mission to provide the best spots in Lisbon, and the most accurate descriptions to our guests. I hope we'll see you back thru PortugueseLiving. Kind Regards, Rita Dargent
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Wonderful holiday apartment - well worth a visit!

  • 5 of 5

Spent a weekend in Lisbon with eight good friends. The apartment was perfect for us; nice and clean, good rooms, spacious common areas, and balcony with afternoon sun. The location is perfect - beautiful old neighbourhood, plenty of bars and restaurants just around the corner and in walking distance to shopping area and many of the main attractions.

The apartment owners also offered a welcome pack (drinks and snacks on arrival) and a breakfast basket which we took advantage of and it was great to arrive to a filled fridge! Only wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Mette! It's delicious to have our work and love for our guests recognized! Whish you all the best, Kind Regards, Rita - PortugueseLiving
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Fantastic Apartment right in the heart of the city

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay while visiting Lisbon. The apartment was very comfortable, clean and had a very high qualtiy finish. There is lots of room with a very large sitting room and dining room. We spent most of our time in the dining room or relaxed in the sun on the large balcony. I highly reocmmend staying here and would definetly stay here again. We opted for the breakfast package which went down well with everyone- lots of fresh fruit, bread daily and top end cereals and great wine.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 24, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2010
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Barrio Alto
Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Lisbon International Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Cais do Sodré, Lisboa
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Cais do Sodré, Lisboa
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A5/ A2/ A1
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Caparica Coast, Almada
Car: not necessary

Santa Catarina parish was born in 1559, in an area corresponding to the slope from Príncipe Real to Boavista. It can still be considered Chiado, Bairro Alto or São Bento. Yes, it is a bit of these.

Santa Catarina is mainly a historic area. Calçada do Combro, the axis cutting the neighborhood, portrays old and rich facades. In Santa Catarina, we find palaces converted into art schools, churches, convents. The palaces are many. Pombal Palace (Rua do Século, 65-93), where today functions the Superior School of Dance, Braancamp Palace (Pátio do Tijolo, 25), Marim Olhão Palace (Calçada do Combro, corner of Rua do Século) are just a few examples. Notice Santa Catarina Church (Paulists), in Calçada do Combro and the old Caetanos Convent, current National Conservatoire, in Rua dos Caetanos. Here, you could probably hear classical music in the street, in the mornings. The classes at the Dance School of the National Dance Conservatoire (Rua João Pereira da Rosa, 22) float in the air. It is romantic, to say the least. There is no shortage of artists in Santa Catarina.

Take a funicular trip on Bica Lift. Since 1892, it goes up and down between S. Paulo and Calhariz. It is very useful if you want to have a closer look at the river.

In terms of restaurants, the neighborhood excels in variety. Traditional restaurants live side by side with trendy restaurants. Both will serve you well: 'Príncipe do Calhariz' (Calçada do Combro, 28/30), 'Adega das Mercês' (Travessa das Mercês, 2), both with typical Portuguese food and 'Be Gold' the trendy restaurant (Rua da Rosa, 153).

One of Lisbon's more original beauty salons, is situated in Santa Catarina, to be precise at 14D, Rua da Rosa. At 'Dress Up', the concept is 'fast make-up', that is, in ten minutes (five euros) you do the hair and a make-up for a party. There are also clothes and shoes.

At night, follow the example of those who now begin to exchange the Bairro Alto bustle for Bica. Funicular, where all waiters and DJs are actors and Bicaense (Rua Bica Duarte Belo, 44 and 42A, respectively) are just two of the most frequented places.

And because the views are some of the best things in Lisbon, Santa Catarina belvedere (known as Adamastor), deserves a visit. Next to the belvedere, at Noobai Café, you will spend one of the best evenings of your life. The terrace is very pleasant and River Tagus looks like a movie setting. Try the salads, toasts and teas. On Fridays and Saturdays closing time is at midnight.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Bairro Alto, Lisbon City

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Very HIgh Season
16 Jul 2016 - 20 Aug 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
High Season
21 Aug 2016 - 18 Sep 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Medium Season
19 Sep 2016 - 6 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Low Seaon
7 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Very HIgh Season
18 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £253
Cleaninf Fee £34
Stay tax €1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 13 years.


The rates are for 6 people.
For each additional person add 25€/ person/ night till max 10 people.
Add cleaning fee: 40€
Refundable deposit: 300€ (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition).
Check-in / Checkout: Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h.
In case of early or late check in/out the addition cost is applied:
between 8 pm and 12 pm has a cost of €30;
between 12 pm and 8 am has a cost of €50.
On national holidays and weekends check-in/out has an extra cost of €20 between 8.00 am and 9.00 pm.

Portuguese Living never asks the payment of the total of the booking
Normally guest make an inquirie and we answer first through our email info@portugueseliving.com
Just after our email and contact with us you will be asked to pay 20% of the total of the reservation. The remaining is paid at the arrival with the security deposit

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Lisbon City in Lisbon District

Property Type:
  • apartment (terraced)
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 220 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • town
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • 2 complete bathrooms and a separate toilet.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed
  • Fantastic main bed rooms with terrific views, and lots of space. 5th bed room smaller. On Design Apartment, same building, there are 2 bedrooms with double beds. Together, both apartments sleeps 15 persons.
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There's a public garage 100 mt far. All the Other Services are under request and with extra fees (Chauffeur, Concierge, massage, private chef)

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