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Address Largo de São Rafael, 1100 - lisboa Lisbon, Portugal
Property type Apartment
Property ID 25XBRF1O
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This property is managed by Jorge. Jorge will arrange to give you the key to the property upon arrival.
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Acceptance rate 91%
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In the heart of the most typical Lisbon district, this one bed room apartment has one double bed. A double sofa bed in the lounge accepts two people to sleep comfortably.
Next to the building is a very typical restaurant with "fados" show.
Wifi internet, and all the amenities are available.
Next to the São Jorge Castle, one of Lisbon's most famous landmarks, this apartment is five minutes walking distance from Tram 28.

This apartment will comfortably welcome you into a contemporary design accommodation featuring many of the essential objects and furniture of 21th century such as the wireless internet connection and all the kitchenware and domestic appliances you can ask for! From here you can explore Lisbon´s oldest district with its small and narrow streets, stairways leading to cosy and romantic alleys, beautiful Moorish fountains, typical and family runned small restaurants purveyors of delicious Portuguese dishes and of course Fado taverns! Lisbon´s downtown area and the Santa Apolónia railway and metro station are just 10 minutes walking away connecting you to other parts of the city, Portugal and Europe!

- Local Grocery Stores, ATM Machines, Pharmacies: just around the corner
- Authentic Restaurants, Cafés, Pastry Shops and Bakeries
- Fado Restaurantes/Venues such as the Clube do Fado, Parreirinha de Alfama, A Baíuca just around the corner
- Night Bars and Clubs: Club Rubik and the famous and trendy Lux Club in Santa Apolónia
- Museums: Museu do Fado
- Beautiful Viewpoints of Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia
The Alfama Quarter is the oldest one in Lisbon, and it was founded by the Arabs who named it “Al-hama” (the fountains). It is difficult to believe that this humble neighborhood was once the most desirable quarter of Lisbon. For the Moors, the tightly packed alleyways around the fortified castle comprised the whole city.
The buildings survived the 1755 earthquake and although there are no Moorish houses still standing, the quarter retains its kashbah-like-layout. The true charm of these quarters lies in its narrow steep streets ending in sunny squares from which there are stairways leading to typical streets and flowery alleys and fountains. This is where you can find the most genuine traditional commerce, far away from the big hypermarkets, with neighbourhood groceries, fruit stands, modest restaurants, and all purpose stores. The only way to get to know these quarters is to stroll through them. Embark on this adventure, let your intuition guide you and get lost in these streets and alleys to the sound of Fado.
Above Alfama the imposing, majestic and sober Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint Jorge), crowns Lisbon´s most important eastern hill. This natural vantage point, was a defensive stronghold and royal palace until the end of the 16th century.
Other Attractions are a few steps away. You will need to climb just a few streets to find yourself in front of the Pantheon, or at the Flea Market (If you are interested in antique stuff and second hand bargains you can find almost everything at the Feira da Ladra flea Market every Saturday and Tuesday in Campo de Santa Clara). To eat there are quite a few cheap typical Portuguese tascas around, but if you are more into sophisticated stuff don´t miss the Bica do Sapato restaurant (co-owned by the actor John Malkovich), Lisbon´s hippest and trendiest restaurant, or the Faz Figura restaurant featuring Portuguese specialties and an impressive city and river views. Here, the visitor will be also close to the most recent and trendiest nightlife routes, beginning in the new Alfama fado parlours and ending up in Clube Ferroviário or at the famous and trendy Lux nightclub.

City center is less than 10 minutes walking, so you will be able to enjoy most of Lisbon´s attractions by foot! You have however buses, trams and metro nearby running every minute:
TRAM: Famous Tram 28 takes you to the city center and most picturesque Lisbon districts - runs 700 meters from the apartment
METRO: The apartment is situated in between 2 metro stations: the one of Praça do Comércio (700 meters) and the one of Santa Apolónia (800 metres)
BUSES: buses 206, 210, 735,759 etc…
TRAIN STATIONS: Santa Apolónia international train station is 800 meters from the apartment. This station connects you to North and Central Portugal, Spain and France.
House rules
Check in standard time is from 15:00 onwards and Check Out standard time is until 11:00.
However we are quite flexible to let you in earlier or checking you out later depending on the apartment´s occupancy! We can confirm you all these arrangements the day before you arrive.

Late Check in: Check in after 22:00 has a 20 EUR fee.

An Amount of €150 for stays under 15 days, and €300 for stays of 15 days or more will be asked to you as a guarantee for damages. This amount is to be paid when checking in, in cash and should be refunded to you when checking out.
This procedure may be substituted by the details of the credit card with witch the reservation was made.

The apartment will be ready and cleaned for you before your arrival. Fresh towels and sheets are also provided and all is included in the total price.
Check-in after 3 PM
Check-in before On arrangement
Check-out before 11 AM
Cancellation Policy Strict
Available for check–in
Reviews of this property
8 Very good
May 2014

Cheap & good location in heart of Alfama. Enought for 4 people. Restaurant & fado stars from windows. But we eat there only ones. Disapionted. You wont 1 litr wine for 11 e, they give you 0.7 for 20 e & others. Liars, liars, liars. Flat & restaurant are seperated.

Reviews for this host's other properties
September 2015
QUINTINHA TERRACE - Sunny apartment next to bairro alto

The apartment was very good for our stay - big rooms and nice outdoor terrace at the back. It is well equipped and fairly quiet for the location. Jorge´s colleague met us when we arrived.

Maria Helene
8 Very good
September 2015
Terrace Apartment by Barrio Alto

Wonderful apartment with Lisbon's greatest view. I would definitely recommend this apartment. The bed was though not good.

luis miguel
September 2015
CASTLE apartment, inside the castle walls. Low Budget for 4

Ei sitio mas sucio que te puedas imaginar y no puedes pasar ni a ducharte.

10 Excellent
September 2015
Principe Real I up to 2 guests with king size bed

Die Unterkunft war sehr toll - eine sehr schöne, geräumige und gepflegte Altbauwohnung mitten in der Lissabonner Altstadt mit guten Anbindungen zur Metro, Bus und Innenstadt. Wir waren schon traurig, wieder abreisen zu müssen.

8 Very good
September 2015
BICA, nice views over the river, nice location

Helle und luftige Wohnung mit wirklich herrlichem Blick, der Tag und Nacht lohnt!
Chiado ist 5 Minuten entfernt. Man taucht richtig ein in Lissabon. Supermarkt in der Nähe. Gut ausgestattete Küche. Verbrachten sehr entspannte Tage dort

8 Very good
September 2015
Flores Terrace - 3 bedrooms, terrace, garage

Appartamento comodo e centrale, ben tenuto, buona organizzazione. a pochi metri super mercato, macelleria, pescheria e farmacia. Perfetto !!

10 Excellent
September 2015
BICA, nice views over the river, nice location

top apartment, clean, nice furnished, communication / key transfer worked great => we can recommend the apartment located in BICA to every lisbon tourist!!!

August 2015
ALFAMA S. RAFAEL 4 - low budget and great location

L'appartamento si trova in un angolo molto caratteristico di Lisbona ed è consigliabile per una coppia giovane amante della vita notturna dato che nella piazzetta adiacente c'è un ristorante in cui si canta il fado fino a tardi.Rumoroso.

8 Very good
August 2015
Alfama S. Rafael 2, great location

Many will tell you that Alfama is a dangerous area, but it is not true, we were very good and we felt surrounded with sympathy and affection. The apartment is also properly close to St. Apolonia station, so it's easy to move around by undeground or rail (rail is very useful if you also want to visit Sintra or Parque des Nacioes District) The apartment directly faces a small square where there is a lovely restaurant (where they play fado every night) so you do not get bored! The house was a nest for two, very clean and equipped with what was necessary. Jorge was there to help us with anything we could need. Not recommended for those with mobility problems, there are two sets of stairs to climb and no elevator, the building is old but very well preserved. Fascinating and charming place to stay.

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