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Remedios V - bright, sunny with river view , fantastic location in historic center

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 2, Sleeps 6

Remedios V - bright, sunny with river view , fantastic location in historic center

HIGHLIGHTS

This self-catering 2-bedroom duplex is part of a typical Alfama building, with its balconies with decorated iron railings, small square windows and bright yellow façade. Comfortable and sunlit, this is an apartment ideal for a family of up to 6 people or a group of friends. The apartment’s top floor bedroom is cozy and full of light. A wooden structure, 3 small windows, river views and an en suite bathroom create a kind of intimate atmosphere where our guests love to stay. The views over the river are inspiring as the light reflected on the river is always changing. (4th and 5th floor without lift)

DESCRIPTION

The apartment is situated on a hill in old Alfama with a living room overlooking the Tagus. Yellow and white are the predominant colors in this apartment’s interiors. Actually, these colors blend beautifully with the intense sunlight outside, the blue river and the brick-colored roofs. This and the quietness of a 4th floor with views over narrow, pedestrian streets leading to the riverfront and a back patio closed to traffic -in other words, hardly any noise - are the distinctive features of this attractive duplex.

There’s an en suite bedroom on the top floor and one windowless bedroom with sliding doors opening onto the living/dining room on the bottom floor. The bathroom on the top floor has a shower and the one below has a bathtub/shower. The fully equipped kitchen is also on the bottom floor. The apartment has air conditioning on the living room and on the top floor bedroom.

NEIGHBORHOOD

This fascinating quarter is a unique combination of centuries-old monuments, craft workshops, hidden palaces, lovely corners, old-time cafés and hanging bougainvillea that bring color to white-washed walls and lively squares where you can have a lovely meal for a very reasonable price - sardines are typical, so don’t forget to eat some with the usual baked potatoes, grilled peppers, maybe a crème brûlée for dessert, accompanied by plenty of sangria (or wine).

Fado restaurants and taverns are also numerous as Alfama is the true heart of Lisbon’s Fado, a song whose influences go back to the time of Arab occupation (8th - 12th century AD). Yet, it only became Portugal’s national song in the early 19th century, when the Portuguese royalty fell in love with it (as did everybody else). Since 2011, Fado has been considered part of UNESCO’s intangible heritage.

This is a neighborhood of people who chat from balcony to balcony, where they sometimes hang out their clothes to dry. Typical and traditional, Alfama is a soulful quarter where locals are intense, monuments are beautiful and the many streets and corners wonderful to photograph. This is probably Lisbon’s most romantic quarter. From here you can reach most of old, historic Lisbon on foot. 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 with at first sight.

The apartment is within walking distance of 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 6

2 bedrooms (one master ensuite, one with no windows) - with the option of a double bed or 2 singles

The master ensuite bedroom in the upper floor may include 2 extra beds

Living/dining room

2 bathrooms (1 with a bathtub and a shower, 1 with a shower)

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

Air conditioning in the living room and in the master bedroom.

Area: 70 sqm

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 and 5th floor with steep stairs and no lift

- restricted car area. Private cars can go up to the beginning of the street (about 100m 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 350€ (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 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 : 23879/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:
20 August, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

Emplacement tres sympa dans l'Alfama, l'appartement est propre et en parfait état, a recommander
Jul 2015
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • 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:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television

Reviews

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Remedios V - bright, sunny with river view , fantastic location in historic center
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 25 reviews
5

Well located, sunny apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is well located on a quiet street within easy walking distance to the center of the Alfama. It is bright and sunny and the decorations are very nice. It is worth noting that there are several flights up a narrow, steep staircase to get to the apartment so if you have ambulatory issues, this place will not work for you. It was great for us.

Carlos checked us in and out and the process was very easy. He was a pleasure to work with and was eager to introduce us to Lisbon and answer any questions we had. When we were leaving he called a cab for us and waited until it arrived and we were on our way to the airport before he left.

Our only negative comment is that while there is a fully equipped kitchen with applicances and cookware, there was not a SINGLE plate or bowl. So we ate our cereal out of a Tupperware container that we rinsed out and shared among ourselves. I am not sure why you would have a kitchen in a rental unit without having even ONE plate or bowl. It was very strange.

Anyway, other than that one thing, everything else in this unit was as expected and it was a great place to stay. Carlos was outstanding! Jen and John Breslin

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jen and John, We are very happy that you enjoyed the apartment and the area! And so sorry to realize that you didn't find the plates and biwks as they were in the cupboard on the living room close to the dining table. Sorry that we didn't mention that on the check in and that you didn't comment when we sent an email asking if everything was ok with your stay. Now you really have to come back again to eat your cereals in a proper bowl ! :) Best regards Fatima
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5

Wonderful time in fabulous Alfama

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment right in a lively part of Alfama. We were made to feel welcome from the outset. The apartment is light and airy and very well equipped with all the wonder of Lisbon on your doorstep.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great staff - always there for you when needed

  • 4 of 5

Definitely in the heart of historic Moorish Alfama as this fourth floor walk up apartment is on a century’s old road on top of a wine shop, small food store and souvenir shop as well as across from one of the best fado bars in the city! 55 step climb to the unit is not for the unfit but the partial view of the river and rooftops is well worth it especially if you want a more gritty and authentic Lisbon experience. Staff was great especially Jose who took plenty of time to orient us to the apartment and it’s nearby sites. When we asked for a teapot and bowls we received them the next morning. Perhaps a few small touches such as more towels and a few basic paper product supplies would make it even better.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Modern yet historic apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Fatima and her team are outstanding! The place has all the amenities, everything worked and the views and location are as good as it gets for the Alfama district. Lots of stairs to climb but we didn't mind at all.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A lovely apartment in a good location.

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was clean and well-equipped. We were given very good, clear information about getting to the apartment & were met by a friendly, welcoming member of the team. He took time to talk to us about places of interest. We had a very enjoyable stay. You do need to be fit as the apartment is up three flights of stairs.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great apartment in the Alfama!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment with four adults and we were very comfortable. The apartment has a lovely view and we enjoyed opening up the doors to the Juliette balconies. The hosts were very helpful. Just be prepared for steep stairs to get to the fourth floor.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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