ALFAMA NÁDIA - Low budget & fantastic location for four
|住所||Beco do Espirito Santo, 1100 Lisbon, ポルトガル|
ALFAMA NÁDIA is a one bedroom duplex apartment located on the first floor of a typical building and it comprises a lounge area with a comfortable double sofa bed, a toilet and a bathroom and kitchen. The apartment's location is extremely privileged, and is located less than 10 minutes walk from the Metro station Santa Apolonia (blue line). The city center – Praça do Comércio - is 10 minutes away on foot, a distance easily covered when it is to landscape the Alfama district. The Castelo de São Jorge one of Lisbon's most famous landmarks is also less than 10 minutes up the hill. Learn more about this authentic neighbourhood in the text bellow!
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 neighbourhood 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.local.
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. The city center (Praça do Comércio) is about 10 minutes away on foot, a distance easily covered when it is to landscape the Alfama district. The Castelo de São Jorge one of Lisbon's most famous landmarks is less than 9 minutes.
Checking out standard time is until 11:00
It is possible an earlier check in or a later check out. For this purpose you should contact the owner and he will inform you of this possibility.
The owner/manager of the apartment will meet you at the agreed time. For this purpose you should contact him/her to tell the expected arrival time at the apartment. The owner/manager of the apartment should give you the keys and explain how the equipment in the apartment works.
Cleaning and Maintenance
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.
Litter bags must be left outside the apartment every night (except from Sunday to Monday) after 19:00, in the containers near the door. If there is no containers, please leave the litter bags at the street near the door (except the nights from Sunday to Monday)
Please bare in mind that you´ll be staying in a residential building. You´ll be expected to respect other residents in the building. Please observe that quiet is between 10 PM. And 10 AM. Any loud music or noise observed between these times may result in immediate eviction.
Pay attention to electric devices when leaving the apartment. Don´t let them turned on as well as lamps, lights, and candles. Also don´t forget windows openned on rainy days.
Appartement agréable et aménagé avec goût, très bien situé dans le quartier de l'Alfama. Malgré les fortes températures extérieures, l'appartement est resté relativement tempéré.
Petit défaut dans sanitaire de la mezzanine (odeurs) et, détail, la cafetière électrique hors service.
Pour des personnes valides, pas de problème; cependant, certains espaces pourrons paraître exigus pour d'autres (escalier d'accès, sanitaires,...).
Not bad at all but not that special either. Pretty close to what we could expect from the information given on the web when we booked. Not impressive in any way and rather narrow, with really bad storage for clothes and shoes. Nice with elevator when coming home after a long walk.
Good reception of the caretaker and (as it later turned out) a good location in Lisbon for tourists as us. Quiet and good neighborhood and (given the city's size and complex road network) quite close to most things that you want to see.
Next door to a small but very good neighborhood store, that had most of needed food, fruit and household goods and whose owner spoke a little English. Very friendly!
Some poor maintenance of the apartment though, such as broken lights i.e. House caretaker saw this at the presentation but just shrugged and didn't bother to come back with new lights or to fix it.
It can well be Wimdu again if we are going to Lisbon, but a little doubtful if we take the same apartment in that case. If so it would be because of the location in the city and the pleasant storekeeper.
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.
Wonderful apartment with Lisbon's greatest view. I would definitely recommend this apartment. The bed was though not good.
top apartment, clean, nice furnished, communication / key transfer worked great => we can recommend the apartment located in BICA to every lisbon tourist!!!
The apartment was well situated in the Bairro alta area. But the on the website pictures are nicer than in real life.
The chairs were loose and the table was defect. There was no tableclothe and a painting was leaning on the sofa. The pillows was smaller than showed in the picture. There were missing proper kitchen knifes.
The kitchen and the bathroom was good.
We had a stay with three People and we enjoyed a lot. The flat was absolutely great, clean, quiet and nevertheless central. The correspondence was trouble free. We have even got 2 Keys and there was a Hairdryer actually. Next time we would like book it again. Big thank you!
An excellent location to enjoy Lisboa. right in the middle of the centre. restaurants nearby. The apartment has all the necessary facilities. 2 large double bed bedrooms, bathroom, a living and kitchen. nice view over the town.
Very central placed in town, close to tramp 25/28 and Metro blue line at Bica-Chindao. Magnificent view over the town and the river Tejo. Quiet neighbourhood, with supermarket and other stores/eating places within 5 minutes walk.
Large light and well equipped - and clean appartment.
We give our warmest recommodation!
Family Lund/Kristensen Denmark
Very nice appartment with great view.
It was very well equippied. Only a pity that clean towels ans sheets weren't brought halfway our stay as promised. But we had a washing machine.
Air-conditionning was very nice to survive hot weather.
We felt at home.