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Lisbon 37 - Alfama

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Very Good 4/5 Score from 26 reviews

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Apartment 37 is a wonderful flat located on the 3rd floor of 18th century building, at Alfama (one of the oldest parts of Lisbon).

It is decorated with a mixture of modern and ancient, and it is full of sunlight that you can enjoy from inside or relaxing in one of the 2 terraces, wile having a glance of the river, or seeing the cats sleeping on the roofs of the medieval neighborhood.

The apartment has 110 m2 and It has been recently renovated to include the following:

• two bedrooms with double beds (140 cm wide), one of them with access to one of the terraces;

• one bedroom with 2 bunk beds;

• a living room with sofa/bed (140 cm wide) with satellite TV, DVD player and Hi-Fi and access to one of the terraces;

• a small room with a double sofa bed and a window opened to the kitchen;

• a complete kitchen with electric oven and stove, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine and also dish washer. The window between the kitchen and the room has a table with place to sit 8 persons;

• a complete bathroom with bathtub;

• a shower;

• two terraces with a beautiful view over Lisbon's roofs and river Tejo.

In wintertime the apartment is heated with electric and gas heaters.

UMTS internet connection with USB plug can be provided upon request (10,00€/day).

We will welcome you with a bottle of cold “vinho verde”.

You will also find in the apartment various CDs of typical Portuguese music to complete your cultural experience in Lisbon.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details


* Check-in is after 4 PM (You can always come after 11 to leave you luggage and get the keys, but if we have someone else leaving on the same day the apartment won't be ready before 4 PM).

* Check-out is until 11 AM.

Check-in Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 9:30 PM is free of charge, except on Portuguese public holidays.

Particular Situations:

- additional 30 Euro for check-in from 9:30 PM to 00:00 AM everyday;

- additional 45 Euro for check-in from 00:00 AM to 8:30 AM everyday;

- additional 25 Euro for check-in on Week-ends and on Portuguese public holidays till 9:30 PM.


On working days, you can leave the luggage in our office before 4 PM on the day of your check in and/or after 11 AM on the day of your check-out (fee: €3,00/suitcase).

Check our terms and conditions for the full information.

The Estremadura region

Lisbon, the city of seven hills, has been the capital of Portugal since the 12th century. It has a long history that can be experienced in the old neighbourhoods, which may be visited by foot or tram. The Atlantic climate offers wonderful conditions to travel all year round.

Lisbon bears the mark of an incredible heritage with laid-back pride. The city also presents an intriguing variety of faces to those who negotiate its switchback streets. In the oldest neighbourhoods, stepped alleys are lined with pastel-colour houses and crossed by laundry hung out to dry; here and there miradouros (vantage points) afford spectacular river or city views. In the centre, black-and-white mosaic cobblestone side-walks border wide boulevards, and blue-and-white azulejos (painted and glazed ceramic tiles) adorn churches, restaurants, and fountains.

Porto, by the river Douro is the city which named the famous wine.

It is a wonderful place to discover, and the perfect start point to explore the north of Portugal. It is a must for sightseeing, perfect for shopping (textiles, shoes and all kind of goods) and charming for nightlife.


Alfama was first settled by the Romans and Visigoths and was an important Jewish neighborhood in the 15th century, but it was the Moors who gave the district its atmosphere and name (al hamma means springs, a reference to the hot springs used as baths until the 17th century). It is crowned by São Jorge castle, which was built by the Visigoths in the 5th century and enlarged by the Moors in the 9th century.

Be surprised by Alfama's narrow cobblestone alleyways, stairs and squares, built on a rock-hill that was responsible for its survival after the big 1755 earthquake that destroyed most of the medieval city. A walk through this old-fashioned residential neighborhood is now a step back in time.

It is an ideal place to explore hidden places, stunning views over the city, the river Tejo, restaurants, fado houses, or even to dance and eat sardines during the popular June festivals. Here you can find numerous little grocery shops, taverns and small restaurants - most having no more than 3 tables. At the edge of the Alfama, Lisbon's renowned flea market, the Feira da Ladra, is held in the Campo de Santa Clara every Tuesday and Saturday.

Contrasting with these timeless images is a trendy modern development by the waterfront across from Santa Apolónia train station which houses stylish design shops, restaurants and bars, like the famous "Lux".

You are also very close to the Fado and Portuguese guitar Museum: Situated at Largo do Chafariz de Dentro. It is a place where you can have a historical visit through the most the traditional Portuguese music-Fado- and famous Portuguese fado singers like Amalia Rodrigues, Carlos do Carmo and Mariza. During the summer thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) you can dinner in a small square of the museum and listen to Fado, live! A night program you certainly won’t miss!

Another astonishing building next dor to the apartment is Casa dos Bicos (House of Facets). It was built in 1523 at the time of king Manuel I and is faced with diamond-shaped stones, probalby influenced by the Italian renaissance.

If you decide to go further up, passing Alfama you will find an astonishing view of the city from Miradouro da Graça or from the one where is the church of St. Maria do Monte da Graça. You will also be able to visit a Spanish barroque style monastery S. Vicente de Fora (mark of the Spanish domination of Portugal until 1640).

From this apartment you can explore the rest of the city walking to the castle (S. Jorge) or to Baixa, Bairro Alto, Chiado or Santa Clara.

Come and see for yourself!

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17 Oct 2013


"Wonderful apartment!"

We really liked this apartment. It was clean and extremely conveniently situated. The two terraces where a great place for relaxing and watching the rooftops. It's not a hyper trendy or cool plac… More

We are very pleased with your review. Thank you for letting us know how much you enjoyed your stay at our apartment 37 in Alfama. Indeed is not the most modern apartment but comfort was the aim, we believe that fits within the neighborhood where it lies. We look forward to welcome you again! Regards TravelingtoLisbon team

5 Nov 2012


"Great views, fabulous location"

This apartment was perfect for us. Not super-luxurious, but we didn't want that with our three sons in tow, and it is nice enough. It is in a charming narrow street in the old Alfama district wit… More

Dear Mrs Funnell and family

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience in Lisbon and your stay in our Apartment 37 in Alfama, as well as our service. We were very pleased that you enjoyed it so much and could appreciate breakfast on the balcony under sunny autumn mornings, which are a delight in our city.
Not only did I want to thank you I also would like to take the opportunity to clarify a misunderstanding regarding our review of four stars ?: The transfer service is provided by a company external to ours, hence why you pay the service directly to them, in the form of the driver, and not to us. The rate mentioned is the rate practiced by them and not a TravelingtoLisbon rate. Obviously we chose them for partners, but they do offer a very reliable and comfortable service. I am quite happy that you have had a cheaper and better experience with the cabs you hailed but unfortunately that is not always the case. There have been so many bad experiences with cab drivers overpricing that we chose to use a more reliable service for our guests. I am sorry that you felt we were taking advantage of you; on the contrary, if we only knew how upset we get every time a guest of ours is ripped off by a cab driver!! Which happens more often than not unfortunately.

Nevertheless the fact that that this was “a star less” and not a down feeling on your holidays is positive.

A big thank you on behalf of the TTL team and we hope to be able to welcome you again for more sunny days!!!

I thank you on behalf of the TTL Team,
Maria - Quality Manager

17 Jul 2012


"Very authentic Lisbon experience"

We enjoyed our stay in alfama. Leave the windows open at night atnight and you can hear the Fado restaurants on the streets below.Apartment was clean and spacious. Note that it is 60 steps up from the… More

Than you for your review, we are thrilled you enjoyed the apartment and your time in London.

Indeed, this apartment has an amazing atmosphere, even more at summer time listening to fado shows from restaurants nearby!

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon again.

Please have a look to our new destinations ( Barcelona, London and Paris).

Best Regards,


8 Jun 2012


"Will be back"

Best place I have been staing. About 25 min walk to the center. Taxi is about 3,5€ to the center. Beach is not so near about 30 min walk and 40 min in train. Really good for friends having a good… More

Thanks much for the kind words. We are very happy to see that your holiday went well. Certainly, we hope to be the hosts for your party on your next visit.

Please have a look to our new apartments in Europe ( Barcelona, London and Paris).

Best Regards,


25 May 2012


"It was a comfortable and affordable experience."

I have never been out of the United States and one thing I like about staying in the apartment was the location. It was great to look out the window and observe city life in Portugal. The apartment … More

Thank you very much for your review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed our apartment and thank you for sharing this with future visitors.

We'd love to have you back in Lisbon.

Please have a look to our newest destinations in Europe ( Barcelona, London and Paris).

Best Regards,


28 Jul 2011


"Genuine Lisbon"

Living in alfama for some daysgave us a taste of the real Lisbon.With the sights , railroadstations and shopping just an inspiring 20 minutes walk or taxitrip away the location is excellent.Thxs also … More

15 Jul 2011


"comfortable inside but dangerous in the hall!"

The apartment was spacious, very clean and comfortable and nicely decorated. However, there were no lights in the hall, and the agent did not fix the problem even after repeated calls. I am in my 60&#… More

15 Jul 2011


"The stairs were unlit and the agency did nothing about it."

This apartment was lovely. It was clean, spacious, comfortable, and in a prime location. But the internet did not work (we were attending a literary conference, and connection was very important). The… More

Dear C****,

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill in a review about your stay with TravelingtoLisbon. I am happy that you found the apartment lovely and suitable for your stay.

As Quality Manager at TravelingtoLisbon I was a bit surprised by your comments regarding the internet and light in the corridor as the comfort of our guests is a priority to us. As I found it difficult to understand how we would ignore your requests, knowing that these would impact on the quality of your stay. I have spoken to my guest assistants, José and Mário, whom you dealt with regarding these issues, and they have updated me on the situation. There seems to be a misunderstanding regarding our actions which I would like to explain.

On our procedures we do say that our check-in is from 4pm and check-out at 11am. Whenever possible we do let our guests in before but more importantly we commit to our check in time at 4pm, when the apartment has to be all clean and ready.
On check-in, realising that the “internet pens” we provide are not compatible with MAC, back in the office we found an interface that would and José went by to install it and to explain how to use it and left it working. The next day you called saying you could not log in and it was all explained to you, Inclusive Mario went round to the apartment to take you through it again but with no success as you were out. As we did not hear back from you we assumed that you had finally managed it and all was fine. There was never an intention on our part to not respond as our actions may prove.
Regarding the light in the corridor, like all buildings everywhere, the common areas are responsibility of the Condominium and maybe that was what was meant initially. We reported the fault to an electrician who guaranteed us was over the same day and that the light was fixed. Once again, we thought the matter resolved, but it may have failed again and we were not aware.

For all of these inconveniences I would like to apologise on behalf of TravelingtoLisbon, as obviously we take our guests very seriously and the quality of their stay is of utmost importance to us.

I hope you reconsider this appreciation of our company and we will be able to show you how we care, giving us the opportunity to welcome you again!!

TravelingtoLisbon team

21 Jun 2011


"Great location, pleasant apartment."

Great location in the centre of alfama. But the taxi was not able to take us to the door because the streets are too narrow. We then got lost in the maze of little streets, although the apartment wa… More

21 Jun 2011



We stayed in apartment 18 for a weekend in June 2011. The agent who greeted us was both punctual and helpful. The location was excellent. The apartment was well maintained and very spacious for five p… More

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  • 3 Years listed

Calendar last updated:01 Feb 2015

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