Travessa III - bright, glamorous, in the heart of the historic center
Alfama has many quiet alleyways. This sunny, exquisite 2nd-floor (without lift) apartment is situated in one of them. Style is clearly a feature that describe this unique apartment. Excellent for a small family or group of friends, it combines a unique, ancient structure with modern equipment. The wooden framework in the living room is a good example of 18th-century architecture and makes the living room even more attractive! You’ll love its white painted wooden doors, too. And exploring the apartment’s amazing surroundings.
The apartment’s interiors are tasteful and discrete, mainly neutral colors, with the exception of two details that make all the difference: a bright red sofa and a bright yellow wall in one of the bedrooms. Black and white striped covers on the two single beds are also quite distinctive, as are the porcelain swallows on the wall. Clearly an apartment with character! Additionally, there are beautiful wooden floors and a fully equipped kitchen with a wall covered in original blue 18th-century tiles. Exposed stone walls, dating from the same era, and a modern bathroom with contemporary square washbasins are other features of a really nice apartment.
Historical Alfama dates back to the time of Arab occupation (ca. 8th, 9th century AD), which is probably why it is packed with so many Fado venues, as the traditional Portuguese song is supposed to have been influenced by the Arab culture. Quite typical and not at all uncommon is to listen to Fado amateurs singing their hearts out from the inside of their own homes! This charming quarter is also jammed with centuries old monuments, quaint grocery stores, charming shops, a flea market and labyrinthine alleys. On foot, you can reach most of old, historical Lisbon. . On your way, you will also come across grocers, shoemakers and other artisans who have been selling their products for over 40 years! This is real, genuine Lisbon, with which most visitors fall in love at first glance.
You can also marvel, day in day out, at the glistening Tagus river from Alfama’s highest spots. The Fado Museum is another of Alfama’s highlights.
The apartment’s quiet alley is walking distance from some of Lisbon’s 'relics': 5 min to the Fado Museum, Panteão Nacional (where the Portuguese royal family and prestigious Portuguese are buried) and São Vicente de Fora convent; 10 min to São Jorge Castle or the Se Cathedral;15 min from one of the world’s most beautiful square, Praça do Comércio, and the elegant downtown buildings; a little further away, are the aristocratic Chiado and the alternative Bairro Alto with a trendy nightlife. Of course, you will also have to explore Belém - the Museum quarter. So please take a bus or a tram and spend some time there. Loads to see in Belém!
Nearby, less than a 5 min walk, runs the ultra-famous 28 tram line which crosses some of the best historical quarters, as well as Santa Apolónia metro and train station which links Lisbon to the whole country. 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 village of Sintra.
2nd floor (with no lift)
2 bedrooms (one with a double bed, the other accommodates a double bed or 2 single beds)
1 bathroom with shower cabin
Spacious living room
Fully equipped kitchen (microwave, oven, coffee machine, dishwasher, washing-drying machine, blender, juicer and others).
Area: 70 sqm
It also includes:
Towels and linen
Flat screen TV with multi international channels
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 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.
- 2nd floor in a 18th century building without lift
- restricted car area. Private cars can go up to the beginning of the street (at 100 mts from the apartment). Taxis, though, can leave you 50 mts from the apartment’s door. There is a public parking nearby (8€/24h)
- there is a refundable security deposit of 100€ (payable with credit card through the Paypal system - no need to have a Paypal account)
- check-in: from 4 pm / check-out: from 8 to 11 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 hour please let us know. We will try to make it as flexible as possible as we wish 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). There is the possibility of picking the key in a safe box in our office and we will do the check-in the next morning at no extra cost. There is also a delay fee of 20€ should you arrive later than 2 hours from 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.