Charming Historic City Center (III)
- Pets allowed
|Address||Rua do Vale, 1200 Lisbon, Portugal|
|Response time||A few hours|
There is a supermarket, plus several restaurants and bars within a 3-minute walk. Sao Bento is less than 10 minutes walking distance from Cais do Sodré Train Station.
If you walk 5 minutes you´re at "Bairro Alto", known as one of the most attractive and picturesque areas of the Lisbon’s city center.
At night, this 17th century colorful district is transformed into the city's vibrant nightlife quarter. The main streets and narrow passageways are bustling with activity of dozens of excellent traditional restaurants, «fado singing houses», cafés, and a multitude of sleek clubs and bars that stay open until late. In recent years, «Bairro Alto» is also an alternative shopping destination, for those looking for trendy design shops, art galleries and bookshops. Bairro Alto, one of the Lisbon's hippest and coolest places.
There are several buses and trams, and subway, 10 minutes away, although one can easily walk to the main points of the city. Five minutes walking is the heart of the glamorous and cosmopolitan city can still be felt in the Chiado, a place where the "new" and "old" live in harmony. Characterized by casual-chic atmosphere, with streets full of shops, fine restaurants, beautiful cobblestone, beautiful churches and timeless cafes, Chiado makes any visitor feel real Lisbon.
Chiado is where Lisbon's history and urbanity meet. This tourist area of the capital begins at the Brasileira café, on Rua Garrett. Opened in 1905. It´s one of Lisbon's postcards. On the side walk café you will find the different urban tribes and a statue of poet Fernando Pessoa, who offers his lap for tourist photos.
Next to it, two churches remind the vanished towers of Santa Catarina Gate. The Church of Loreto, built in 1528 by Italians living in Lisbon, was partially destroyed by the 1755 earthquake, but later rebuilt and one of the places to visit on Chiado. The Church of Encarnação, inaugurated in 1708, was also hit in 1755 and rebuilt later. But Chiado has more than just two churches to see.
The Luís de Camões square, which any Lisboner will call Largo Camões, is not (email hidden). Sit on the steps of the poet's monument and enjoy the bustle that Chiado has.
But do not leave Chiado without inquiring about the theatres. São Luiz Municipal Theatre was one of Lisbon's first cinemas. Today it is a municipal theatre with a rich and varied programming. Also glimpse the Teatro Trindade and the S. Carlos Opera House.
This is one of the city´s best shopping areas. You will find international brand shops (Hermès and Hugo Boss, for example) and great Portuguese designers like José António Tenente (Tv. Carmo, 8) StoryTailors (Cç. Do Ferragial, 8) or Atelier Alves/Gonçalves (Tv. Guilherme Cossul, 16).
It is not difficult to come across public figures, mainly artists. There are several art schools in the area, like the Fine Arts Faculty. Even if you are not an expert, venture into the Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art (Rua Serpa Pinto, 4) besides well-cared exhibitions, it has a pleasant patio to have lunch or simply sip a coffee. There is also a big offer for meals: Café Royale, New Wok and Kaffee Hause are excellent choices.
|Price for > 2 guests||$ 7 US per guest/night extra|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||11 PM|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews of this property
We do not recommend this room.
rather good location, famous bairo alto is 10-min-walk distant. Close to the Praça de Comercio y Rossio Train Station that take you to Sintra and Other out of Lisbon locations
Antonio welcome us nicely and give us a city map and good tourists advices. He was on time.
The bed for the couple is comfortable.
the cons :
the apartment was badly maintained. Layers of Wall paint fall down, shower doors don't shut properly.
The showers doors were broke and were very difficult to close.
No place to hold towels
The guard rail for the stairs upstair was like not safe at all, moving a lot, you're afraid to touch it because it can fall, take care if you wake up at night not to guide yourself with it in the dark.....
There were no window shutters so we were awaken by the day light
Carefull the appartment is fittable for a couple, not for 4 people. As the 3rd person would sleep on the very uncomfortable couch (the spring mattress hurt your back), and the 4th person would sleep on a extra poor mousse matress layed down the soil.
Despite the good looking kitchen, we were unable to cook as there weren't any cooking ustensils. no frying pan, no oven dishes, no proper saucepan. More we hadn't even a sponge to clean the used plates and glasses. We ask Antonio to at least give us a frying pan and a sponge. He never did it. So we were extremely dispapointed.
Lamentablemente no nos entendimos muy bien sobre como encontrarnos en donde y a que Hora por lo cual tuvimos que esperar aprox. 3 Horas a que alguien llegara y como hacia mucho calor y estabamos desesperados tuvims que buscar un Hostal y por supuesto que nos salió muy caro! Despues de muchos mensajes logramos acordar que la noche siguientes dormiriamos en el cuarto ya reservado. Despues de todo solo nos regresaron el costo de la noche anterior (pero nada más!). Por lo cual les recomiendo revisar detallatamente con el a que Hora y donde exactamente donde se veran para la entrega de la llave! Respecto al cuarto/departamento: Primero que nada se tienen que subir Muchas escaleras las cuales son muy pequenitas asi que si van con maletas grandes preparense... En General todo muy limpio y todo lo necesario para estar algunos días... pero la Cama es MUY incomoda! Por el precio y por un par de dias esta en orden pero probablemente si se busca más exista alguna mejor opcion aunque respecto a la posición es muy facil llegar al centro o a los puntos importantes para visitar...
En general nos encantó el lugar, está muy bien ubicado y el lugar tiene muchísimo encanto.
Lo que es verdad es que el departamento tiene varios desperfectos, los colchones son muy incómodos, algunas luces están caídas, una barandilla rota y la cafetera no tenía por donde sujetarla, que aunque son cosas muy pequeñas hacen que en conjunto no quedes completamente satisfecho, además que creemos que son cosas que se pueden arreglar muy fácilmente.
Pero en general nos fuimos muy contentos.
W Lizbonie spędziliśmy z mężem najcudowniejsze dni listopada. Mieszkanko, w którym się zatrzymaliśmy jest przytulne i usytuowane w bardzo dobrym miejscu miasta. Wszędzie mieliśmy blisko. Jeśli drugi raz miałabym przyjechać do Lizbony, to na pewno zatrzymałabym się u tego samego gospodarza. Zostaliśmy przyjęci w profesjonalny sposób. Dostaliśmy wszystkie niezbędne informacje na temat zwiedzania Lizbony, mapkę z zaznaczonymi miejscami, które warto zobaczyć. Zarówno Lizbona, jak mieszkanko są godne mojego polecenia.
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Every thing was great! Thank you very much!
Our hosts were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Although the apartment was really small, we had a wonderful time in Lisboa. The location is fantastic.
We were recieved by a very friendly and helpful Antonio.
Good: The Apartment was spacefull and well equipped with bedsheets, towels etc.
Cheep taxi´s gets you to the old quarter for a mere 5 euros, but there are also some nice and very cheap restaurants in the neighbourhood.. The apartment had a nice terrasse with a fine view.
Not so good: The elevator made pretty much noise in the Apartment. HOwever, it was perhaps only 3-4 times at evening time. The kitchen was populated with hundreds of ants. There was a bad smell form the sewer in the refrigerator which we were unable to clean lacking a screwdriver.
The TV's reception had a red glow, but there were lot´s of channels, not that it mattered that much. The two metal tables on the terrasse was so crooked that it was dangerous putting cups or glasses on them. When we had lunch out there one day, we had to bring out the big round table form the living room.
By cleaning the sewer, killing the ants, a new TV-set, two new tables on the terrasse, you´ll have a very fine Apartment at a good Price.
A verry charming apartement. great view from the terrace overlooking the Bridge.
Y would recommend for visiting Lissabon. When this apartement has a good bed and the chairs on the balcony are fixt its perfect.
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