A big bedroom with a nice chill out space and a living room in this duplex apartment in the Alfama historical neighborhood.
The apartment is fully equipped with ADSL broadband internet access (wifi and ethernet), TV, fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, laundry machine, microwave, oven, toaster and kettle.
On chilly nights we have blankets and lots of pillows to make you feel cozy and if gets too cold just turn on the heater. We have all prepared to make you feel comfortable.
There's also a iron and ironing board and a hairdryer for you to go out all dressed and neat.
All of the rooms have a good solar exposure.
There's a big bed for two and two futons that can be laid out to accommodate two more persons.
The W.C. is small but has a bathtub.
There's also a big red sofa, so if you have up to three kids or a couple of friends, this is the place for you.
For your reference, the place is registered with number 30126/AL.
There's no traffic in the street in front. You can find a couple of fountains and a small garden adjacent to the building. You can expect the sound of birds, water and Fado sung in street.
Being a small and historical neighborhood, most of the people lived here for many years, and got to know each other very well.
You'll see people talking to each other in the many benches available, in front of the bakeries, churches, restaurants and even inside some houses that still keep their doors opened.
Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon, cradle of Fado, spans from downtown to São Jorge's castle where you can relax with the food, wine and liquor overlooking the city.
Lately the neighborhood has been invigorated with the renovation of the old houses and new restaurants where Fado echoes.
The most notable attractions in a 10 minutes walking radius are Lisbon's Cathedral, the National Pantheon (Church of St. Engrácia), Fado Museum, Clube de Fado, Miradouro de Santa Luzia, Saramago Foundation (Casa dos Bicos), Praça do Comércio and S.Jorge's Castle.
All around are grocery shops, small cafés and restaurants. You can find fresh fish, vegetables and buy in the morning bread.
The apartment is located at a 10 minutes walk from everything.
To one side you have Lisbon's downtown and Chiado the fashion district. To the other Lisbon central train (Santa Apolónia ) and the modern part of Lisbon Parque das Nações.
In both ways you can find subway and ferry stations, bus stops (just on front street) that go to the principles historical sites.
Arriving to the apartment is very easy. One hop from the airport using the red line from the subway switching to the blue line in S.Sebastião from there just go all the way to Stª. Apolónia and from there, a 10 minute walk straight ahead.
Alfama is a medieval quarter that throughout its history has received influence from the various cultures that used to live there such as Arab and Jewish.
The beauty of Alfama come from the narrow streets, the small squares with fountains, the archs, the small painted houses. All the neighborhood it's alive with the people talking on the street or with the sound of music. Everyone knows everyone.
Check in and check out will be arranged according to your needs but always respecting the previous and next guests.
We will always try to accomodate you after your arrival and let you stay until you have to leave.
Nonetheless, should we have other guests checking in or out on the same day, check out should be up until 12:00 and check in from 14:00 up to 20:00.
Make sure you always turn off the lights, TV, heater and any domestic appliances and, therefore, save energy.
Please avoid loud partying.
There's a law regarding noise and the neighbours much appreciate it. (the lawman says: keep the noise down from 22h to 7h)
If you have to smoke, try to do it at the windows or, at least, with the windows opened for a while while you enjoy your cigarettes.
About the trash, just leave the bags outside after 21h00 except on Sunday. Trash is collected by 01h00 (1am) by the city hall staff.
Recycling days are stated on the magnet on the fridge :) but there are some boxes available in front of "Museu do Fado" (Fado's Museum).
Loosing the key implies the payment of 80€ (we'll have to change the locks by agreement with the rest of the building tenants).
After your reservation is confirmed, please provide me with your flight numbers,train or boat schedule and estimated arrival/departure times.
We usually wait for you in the apartment, but maybe we can go and get you (sometimes we drive a car).