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Live like a local in Alfama
This apartment was in the heart of Alfama where a bustling, boisterous community lives. The apartment was quiet, if you wanted, or fling the windows open and hang your wash like we did! João was very accommodating in trying to get us in early after a long flight that landed at 8 am. Plus he gave us a fan which helped a lot. The place is small, but you will only sleep there or maybe cook a little bit. Great place
Perfect location as we wanted all the charm and character of Alfama
Joao was very kind and patient as we navigated to our destination. Once there we loved the accommodations. Bathroom is tight but everything was clean and modern
Small Comfortable Modern Gem in the Oldest Part of the City
The very hospitable and affable host was there to meet me without any fuss or having to call when I got there -- all pre-arranged. he spent copious time answering questions and orienting me to the apartment and the neighborhood.
The apartment itself is very comfortable -- the bed, firm with give foam mattress just right for me, is comfortable (one of my main concerns).
In terms of kitchen, everything that I needed was there. I wasn't really cooking: mainly bringing back food from stores like the supermarket at the far end of Santa Apolonia Train Station -- sometimes using the microwave.
The bathroom is small, but functional. I like the fact that there is a shower head on hose that's movable. Only tiny, very tiny, quibble I have is that I'd like the shower head to have been multiple pressure and spray type.
The wi-fi was faster than what I have at home on my wired fiber connection. (but then I live in the US where with telecom we get less for more). Excellent.
The aesthetics of the apartment are this wonderful almost minimalist white with various accents like a stenciled black tree painted on one of the walls. All the dishes and towels match the aesthetic. It felt good being there. Someone did a really good and thoughtful design and renovation job.
Alfama, the neighborhood, in which the apartment is located, is this very close knit community where people all know each other. Often times, it's like Brooklyn and the Bronx years ago where people are (seemingly) shouting window to window and street to window, etc. It can get loud, but when the windows are closed, I think the glazing and seals effectively quiet things down in the apartment.
I would, on the basis of location, recommend this apartment to all who are physically able to walk uphill, as that is how it is accessed on these mostly pedestrianized streets.
When I first came to the apartment, I bought a Lisbon transit card and loaded it with EUR20 and used it to take the metro to the Santa Apolonia Station which entailed a transfer between two lines, easy to do but roundabout. With that same card suburban trains are usable quite cheaply, so there is a faster way to get to Santa Apolonia. Take the metro from the Airport to Oriente, Exit metro go upstairs to any platform with a train heading to Santa Apolonia (a terminal stop for all trains in that direction)..It's about a half hour faster.
Merci à João pour l’accueil et pour son appartement. Je recommande nous avons passé un bon séjour!
Accueil professionnel, Bonne situation et calme
Nous avons apprécié l’accueil digne d’un professionnel malgré notre arrivée tardive, la situation de l appartement, facile d’accès (métro, bus) à proximité du centre ville et au cœur de l’Alfama. L ‘appartement est plutôt confortable, la literie notamment, un bémol cependant concernant la salle de bain vraiment très petite et en particulier la place des wc à cause de la paroi de douche qui est accolée), autre point négatif l appartement manque d aération.
wir hatten eine tolle zeit in lissabon
ein bisschen klein ist das zimmer vielleicht, aber es fehlte an nichts. sehr schöne unterkunft