The view from the third floor overlooks the beautiful tiled roofs of the historic area, with views to the Cristo del Rei and the April 25 th bridge. This is lovely at night when both are lit up. We walked to the apartment from the metro with hand luggage, which was a bit of an effort but doeable.
The street is generally quiet with just the sound of people walking down to the lower areas where the bars are at weekend.The sound of the tram/funicular bell for the elevador de bica is charming. It is a residential area with old ladies sitting on their doorsteps watching the world go by.
It is handy with a short walk up the hill to the little supermarket., where we did all our food shopping. It gets pretty busy in the evening!
The flat is on the third floor of a locked building and feels very secure. The lounge area is very relaxing, with a comfy sofa and it was great to sit around a proper dining table for meals. We cooked quite a bit and found all we needed, with a welcome dishwasher. A few dishwasher tablets were left along with dishcloth and tea towel too.
The double single bed room, was fine for me and my daughter and my son enjoyed the double room. The bathroom was not too small and had good water pressure and toilet facilities. There is a body wash/ shampoo dispenser in the shower. Ut we had got our own stuff with us.
The owner Joana was very friendly and helpful and sorted out a problem with the door lock as well as giving us advice a out when to go the beach.
We stayed here 6 nights and it felt a home from home, which we needed as we were very busy. As well as time in the centre we had 4 day trips out to Belem, Sintra, Oceanarium and surfing at Carcovoles.
We arrived at the apartment and as promised Joana was waiting for us to handover the keys and show us around the apartment. Even we had been on an early flight she allowed us to drop off our luggage. The apartment is exactly as discribed on trip advisor and is ideally situated to explore Lisbon, with many cafes and restaurants close by. Joana could not have been more helpful and even arranged taxi back to the airport on our last day.
I would recommend the apartment but as Lisbon is built on 7 hills be prepared for some gentle exercise
Lovely apartment, well equipped, always in contact with owner, great location. Had a lovely time in Lisbon! We will come back!
This was my first time booking accommodation with Trip Advisor & we were very impressed. The accommodation was as it photographed. Our host was a lady who was so helpful & accommodating & we were so central. Walking distance from everywhere. I liked the authenticity of the building as it had character & reflected the 'True Lisbon' for us.
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Very nice apartment with all needed equipment. Conveniently situated in Chiado, which is central and near to all locations to be seen in Lisbon. Quiet area and warm welcome from Joana and her staff. Also furnished with taste and style.