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Tejo I + II - sunny, stunning river view, fantastic location in historic center

People14
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms5
Space 2,260 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 6, Bathrooms 5, Sleeps 14

Tejo I + II - sunny, stunning river view, fantastic location in historic center

HIGHLIGHTS

This self-catering 6-bedroom apartment, part of old Alfama, is a must if you enjoy views and traditional neighborhoods. In typical Alfama, where Fado was born, with extensive views over the river, cruise ships, and the misty south bank of the Tagus, this is the apartment for you! Six colorful bedrooms and 4 renovated bathrooms and a toilet, a living room with a honey-colored wooden floor and a lovely, private balcony is a fantastic environment for a large group of people. Its tastefully decorated interiors are constantly enhanced by the ever-changing sunlight reflected on the river, which can best be enjoyed at sunset, on the apartment’s balcony, with a glass of wine in your hand. 4th floor without lift.

DESCRIPTION

This apartment is part of a renovated 18th-century building in the historic center of quintessential Alfama. High ceilings (3.30 m) and tall windows are some of the apartment’s features. Located on the 4th floor (no lift), it faces the awe-inspiring river front and the boats passing by. On Sundays, you can often witness sail boat races from the lovely French balcony, our favorite part of the house. The living room is spacious and tasteful. Classy yet informal, it has pure white walls, white painted chairs and wooden doors and, for a touch of extra elegance, just a few splashes of color. This room is next door to the charming dining room. Both rooms overlook the Tagus, as does one of the bedrooms. The other 4 bedrooms offer views over the apartment’s back and side street - overlooking the impressive National Pantheon and a cascade of little houses and striking buildings - and there is one windowless bedroom. They are all comfortable, cozy and brightly decorated. The 4 bathrooms and toilet have been renovated and the kitchen is fully equipped.

NEIGHBORHOOD

This typical quarter, close to monuments such as São Vicente de Fora convent or the Panteão Nacional, is home to souvenir shops, good value for money restaurants, the 'Feira da Ladra' (the flea market on Tuesdays and Saturdays), the Fado Museum and also some of Lisbon’s best Fado venues.

Enjoying a traditional dinner to the sound of Portuguese guitars and the dramatic voices of Fado singers, will make you enter a state of inexplicable melancholy which the Portuguese call 'saudade'.

This apartment is exceptionally well situated to explore the maze of winding alleyways, cobbled stone streets, old fountains and beautiful aristocratic façades. On foot, obviously. On your way, you’ll also come across grocers, shoemakers and other artisans who have been selling their products for over 40 years! This is real, genuine Lisbon, the one most visitors fall in love at first sight.

The apartment is within walking distance from some of Lisbon’s highlights: 5 min from the Fado Museum, the National Pantheon (where the Portuguese royal family and prestigious Portuguese are buried) and the convent of São Vicente de Fora; São Jorge Castle and the Sé Cathedral are about 10 min away; Praça do Comércio and downtown Rossio square no more than 20 min; aristocratic Chiado and alternative Bairro Alto quarters - about 25 min. Of course, you’ll also have to explore Belém - the museum quarter. So please take a bus or a tram and spend some time there. There’s loads to see in Belém!

Nearby, less than a 5 min walk away, runs the ultra-famous 28 tram line which passes through some of the city’s best historical areas, as well as Santa Apolónia metro and train station, which links Lisbon to all the major cities. The metro network reaches a good part of Lisbon. Metro and buses can also take you to Cais do Sodré train station, which serves the beautiful Cascais and Estoril summer resorts, or to Rossio train station, from where you can reach Lord Byron’s beloved town of Sintra.

FACTSHEET

Accommodates 14

6 bedrooms (1 with river views, 4 with back views and 1 with no windows - they all have the option of a double bed or 2 singles)

4 full bathrooms + 1 toilet (with a small shower)

Living room & dining room

Fully equipped kitchen (dishwasher, washer, coffee machine, juicer, kettle, microwave and others)

French balcony

Area: 190 sq

It also includes:

Towels and linen

Free wi-fi

Flat screen TV with multi international channels

Hairdryer

1 baby cot and 1 baby chair (if required)

Welcome amenities (coffee, tea, sugar, salt, olive oil, vinegar, toilet paper and hand soap). Kindly note this is a self-catering apartment. These items will not be replaced during your stay.

We have also prepared a booklet with general information about Lisbon. Apart from some of its main highlights, it includes suggestions regarding restaurants, bars, shopping, transport and special neighborhoods, as well as some unique recommendations that will make all the difference to your time with us.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- 4th floor without lift in a 18th century building

- 3,30 m high ceilings

- restricted car area. Private cars can go to where the street starts (about 40m from the apartment). Taxis, though, can leave you at the apartment door. There is a public car park nearby (8€/24h)

- there is a refundable security deposit of 1000€ (payable with credit card through the Paypal system - no need to have a Paypal account)

- check-in: from 5 pm / check-out: from 8 to 10 am. There is no problem in arriving late; however please note that after 10 pm there will be a late check-in fee*. If you need a different check-in / check-out time, please let us know. We’ll try to make it as flexible as possible as we want our guests to feel relaxed and happy (it depends mainly on whether it interferes with other reservations or not).

- additionally, upon check-in or departure, we are happy to keep your luggage in our office for a few hours if necessary.

*late check-in fee: 30€ (from 10pm); 40€ (from midnight). The key can be collected from a safe box at our office and check-in can be done the next morning at no extra cost. There is also a delay fee of 20€ should you arrive more than 2 hours after the scheduled arrival time. In this case, you might have to wait as it will be necessary to reschedule the day’s check-ins.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

We are your 'friends in town' and will be delighted to help you enjoy a real and authentic Lisbon experience. We hold our guests’ needs and comfort in high esteem and are always available to provide you with information and tips about the city and its surroundings.

More Details
Registration Number : 353/AL

Property Manager
Fatima Marques / Eduardo Miranda / Paula Miranda
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
22 May, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in São Vicente de Fora in Alfama

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 2260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 17:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 14
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • - No parties - strict rule. - Quiet hours from 10 pm to 8 am (residential building where no parties are allowed and silence policy during quiet time)
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited in the apartment and in common areas, the security deposit will not be returned if evidence of smoking is found
  • Upon check-out, do not leave any garbage, dirty dishes or food in the fridge, please.
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony

Reviews

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Tejo I + II - sunny, stunning river view, fantastic location in historic center
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews
4

Amazing view in cosy neighbourhood

  • 4 of 5

We stayed with a production crew for a shoot in Lisbon and we had a blast. The apartment is cosy, rooms and beds are good and there are 2 kitchens. The living room is a bit small but we annexed one bedroom and that was perfect.

Be ready to excercise your leg muscles by taking the stairs up and down to the 4th floor. But you do get used to it.

The bedrooms were clean and quiet and the crew friendly and helpful.

Thank you Fatima and Carlos!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Tejo I & II - awesome flat, awesome company!

  • 5 of 5

We were a group of 8 adults (4 couples) that rented the Tejo I & II apartments. AWESOME! I've rented a lot of places around the world and this is a really quality company. Fatima was our contact and she was GREAT! Check-in was very informative with lots of local advice given (the restaurant suggestions were spot on). Fatima was EXTREMELY helpful, even coming to the flat, when one of our group had a serious ankle injury and needed to go for xrays.

The flat was great. Plenty of room to stretch out and a great view with wonderful breezes off the water. Maybe the only larger apartment in the historic center of Lisbon that has a bathroom for every bedroom for this size of a group. It's in a great location, with lots of quaint streets, restaurants, and Fado clubs nearby. Very safe. I walked down the street alone as a female one night at 3:30 in the morning on a weekend (looking for our driver to take us to the airport)and had no fears. We walked here (dragging our wheeled luggage) from the Santa Appolonia train/metro station on arrival and it took maybe 5 minutes for our large group. This station was very convenient.

Yes, it's a long climb up the stairs to come home, but that's probably why I ate SO WELL on this trip and didn't gain any weight.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful views, plenty of space, and friendly, helpful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed in this apartment with a group of 11, 5 adults and 6 kids. Everyone loved it! It was in a great location: near the Santa Apolonia station, near many delicious restaurants, and close to the water with beautiful views. We would recommend this apartment to everyone. Even our youngest (4 year old) could do the four floor climb with energy after a long day - because he knew he was "home" to this wonderful apartment. Thanks so much to our hosts for helping us to have an amazing first visit to Lisbon. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely and spacious

  • 5 of 5

A lovely place with lots of rooms and well set up. An easy walk to much of the older part of the city.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fairytale? No the real life!

  • 5 of 5

Cut'n the pictures be real? Yes, wonderfull appartment, Alfama is fantastic. We enjoyed our mornings, view, sun. Professionel, kindly customer service. Have never seen better.

Have been there for the marathon.

Love it!

Marianne Bønlykke, Denmark

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Beuteful view from the apartment. Very nice for three couples.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
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