Turquoise House - WINNER 2013 & 2014
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to the Turquoise House, a fully licensed apartment by the Portuguese Tourism Authority and the Lisbon Council.
This 3 bedroom apartment in the Centre of Lisbon offers great value for such comfortable and spacious accommodation. Located in one of Lisbon's oldest barrios, the Graça district, this spacious holiday apartment has generously-sized rooms, elegant period details, high ceilings and plenty of light.
The Turquoise House has been refurbished in 2015 with double-glazed windows and air conditioning in every room, all for a very comfortable stay right in the centre of Lisbon. Free WI-FI is available throughout the property.
The apartment can sleep up to 6 people very comfortably and is the ideal holiday rental for a family or group of friends traveling together. It also enjoys a great central location, giving you easy to access to Lisbon's transport network and main tourist attractions and a full range of local services on your doorstep (read more details below).
The self-catering apartment boasts:
• Master bedroom (25sqm) with double bed, air conditioning, TV and balcony
• Second double room (20sqm), TV, air conditioning
• Additional lounge (18sqm) with air conditioning which can be used as a third double room thanks to its comfortable double sofa bed
• Wifi throughout the holiday apartment - provided free of charge
• Great communal space (35sqm) - easily big enough for 6: including TV room/ lounge and dining room
• A well-equipped kitchen, which has everything you might need: small breakfast bar, fridge, freezer, oven, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, crockery and cutlery.
• Conservatory/ enclosed balcony area. It has a small table with a couple of chairs where our guests seem to gravitate to: it is a great place to sit and enjoy a drink.
• The apartment also has a small outdoor terrace with portable barbecue and table and chairs. Ideal for grilling a couple of sardines or simply chilling out.
This space and comfort gives the holiday let the feel of a luxury hotel while providing all the benefits and amenities of self-catering accommodation.
The apartment is professionally cleaned using non-toxic eco-friendly products. Linens and towels are provided.
Our comfortable apartment is a great place to stay if you fancy a Lisbon city break , but you are also close to great beaches and some of Portugal's most picturesque locations if you are willing to travel a little further afield. Please ask if you want further information about any facilities or travel arrangements - we are happy to offer advice.
About the Graça District
The Graça district is full of local character and offers visitors an authentic flavour of the real Lisboa. You're never too far away from an authentic pasteleria (cake shop) or restaurant. It perches on the hillside to the northeast of the city, and offers some of the most panoramic views over Lisbon.
There are two main spots to take in the vista: Miradouro da Graça, and Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte, both within easy walking distance of the apartment. Miradouro da Graçais close to the thirteenth century Graça church, with a splendid terrace and open-air cafe which is open late into the evening in summer months. The Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte offers equally stunning views and is the highest point in the city.
Graça also plays home to one of the oldest flea markets in Lisbon, Feira da Ladra, which takes place every Tuesdays and Saturdays at campo Santa Clara, and is just a 10 minute walk from the holiday apartment.
The district is served by elétrico 28, a vintage yellow tram which is almost a tourist attraction in its own right!The tram #28 route takes in many of Lisbon's tourist sites and connects the apartment withSão Jorge castle, the Miradouro Portas do Soland the Alfama, Mouraria, Bairro Alto districts.
Lisbon is a big city, but is easy to get around. The great location of this apartment is ideal for seeing Lisbon's sights, thanks to the great transport connections.
As well having Tram #28 on the doorstep, the apartment is less than 5 minutes walk from the nearest metro stop: Anjos.
Rossio Central Square is a ten minute metro journey away and, from there,you can walk to the Castle of St. Jorge in under 10 minutes, or onto the atmospheric and Moorish-influenced Alfama neighborhood. Chiado and Barrio Alto are around 2kms away, around a ten-minute metro journey.
Barrio Alto offers some of the best nightlife in Europe - and has an eclectic and lively mix of restaurants, bars and clubs.
Don't miss visiting Torre de Belém on the banks of the River Tagus. The tower is one of the 'seven wonders of Portugal' and a UNESCO world heritage site, thanks to the significant role it played in Portuguese maritime history during the Age of Discoveries. Whilst there, you can also visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, which also stands on the shore at Belem, and is also a UNESCO world heritage site.
Take a day trip to the Palácio Nacional da Pena. It stands on the top of a hill above the town of Sintra, and on a clear day it can be easily seen from Lisbon and much of its metropolitan area. It is one of the major examples of 19th-century Romanticism in the world, a national monument and UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the apartment, take the metro from Anjos to Rossio ,then take the train from there to Sintra train station.
Alternatively, the beaches at Estoril and Cascais are easily reachable by train (trains leave Cais do Sodre station every 30 minutes and journey time is around 30-45 minutes).
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cascais 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon airport 5 km, Nearest railway: Santa Apolonia 2 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Please contact the owner|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
About this location
The Estremadura region
The Turquoise House is located in the centre of Lisbon, on the famous Graça District - in one of the famous 7 Lisbon hills - which gives you a panoramic view of the City and Castle and hosts the “Feira da Ladra”, every Tuesday and Saturday morning, Lisbon's proudest Flea Market since the 12th century.
From here you can enjoy a nice walk towards the Tagus River, catch the famous Tram 28 that goes through an unforgettable journey through the historical city center, crossing many touristic attractions. You can also quickly catch the tube down town to the trendy and night-out place to be of Bairro Alto & Chiado.
Graça District is well known to be one of the most typical, safe, handy and full of character districts, where all the visitors can breath the Lisboners hospitality and way of living... and first and foremost for it incredible Belvederes (viewpoints over Lisbon).
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2 Feb 2015
"Back to Lisbon (again) as it was so good!"
Two friends and I decided to head back to Lisbon once again as it's such a great place, lovely people and amazing food. As we'd stayed in Tania's apartment before and loved it, we knew … More
Dear Stephanie -
it was a pleasure to have you as a repeat guest at the Turquoise House and it is with great happiness that we read such kind words on the quality of your stay. It's always difficult to exceed expectations of repeat guests so we're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your visit thoroughly.
I hope 2015 brings you a 3rd visit to Lisbon and of course that we have the chance to welcome you back.
28 Jan 2015
"Lisbon and lovely"
We stayed for a few days in this lovely flat and could by recommend it highly enough.
Centrally located with gracious and perfect hosts the flat was immaculate and cool - perfect for our stay and ideal for a city break.
It also has the advantage of excellent local facilities (cafe, bats and restaurants) but exploring the city was also very easy from this convenient base.
In short, perfect.
Dear Colin -
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Turquoise House. It means so much to us that you would take the time to share you experience, especially as it was so positive.
We look forward to having you again in a near future.
20 Jan 2015
"Could be amazing, but..."
It has to be said there are lots of positives about the Turquoise House. It is large, spacious and has been decorated and furnished with style. It is also well located, just a short walk from the metr… More
Dear Andrew -
thank you for taking the time to review your stay from last year at the Turquoise House and for praising the location, decor and spaciousness of the apartment!
With regards to some of the minor issues which have affected the quality of your stay to some extent, I'm happy to inform you that:
- all air conditioning units have already been replaced by high-performance ones, which even have Air Dehumidifier should our guests require such
- we had our maintenance team double checking the dishwasher and effectively there's no issue with it
- as a preparation for the high season, we've been carrying some refurbishments in order to make sure we keep high standards in terms of accommodation, namely with the recent installation of double glazed windows throughout the property (something very rare in Lisbon and, in our view, a must have for the comfort of guests). Some of the minor patches in the painting which you refer to (which in our opinion are actually barely noticeable, will be addressed when we paint the whole apartment, in the next couple of months.
Again we thank you for your kind words and also for your remarks and we hope we can again count with your visit in the near future.
19 Jan 2015
"Spacious, cosy apartment in perfect neighbourhood"
This apartment is exactly as they describe it! I went there together with 5 friends and the apartment was specious enough. We had everything we needed to have. The beautiful decoration and art make yo… More
Dear Silke -
thank you so much for taking the time to share the experience you had at the Turquoise House. We're delighted to have met you and we sincerely hope to see you in a near future.
16 Jan 2015
"Stylish, excellent value and great location"
We had a fantastic time in Lisbon. Tania's apartment is chic, clean and homey and is located in a quiet district, not full of tourists (yet very close to all the downtown places of interest). The… More
Dear John -
thank you a lot for such an excellent review of your stay at the Turquoise House. We're genuinely happy with your kind comments on the location, cleanliness, decor and overall comfort of the apartment.
We look forward to seeing you again in a near future. Send our regards to Sophie!
5 Jan 2015
"Authentic Welcoming Apartment in Lisbon"
Hotels are nice, but staying in a home makes your vacation a little less stressful, plus you get to blend into the cultural life. It was a joy when we moved from our NYE hotel in Lisbon into the Turqu… More
Dear Janis -
Greetings from Lisbon!
Thank you for your great review of the Turquoise House. We are pleased to hear that you preferred our apartment to your NYE hotel, also in Lisbon. We do indeed strive to make a difference, and provide our guests with a very authentic experience and high standards of accommodation.
Janis, it would be a great pleasure welcoming you back here. If you would need any assistance with enquiries of future bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Dec 2014
"Excellent stay in great apartment"
We have enjoyed a five night stay in December in this convenient apartment in the centre of Lisbon. The quality and comfort was decent and great value for money considering the size of this spacious a… More
Dear Coral -
Happy New Year!
Thank you for your feedback, it was a pleasure having you and your family. I'm very happy you enjoyed your trip and the house worked out so well for you all.
I hope that we have another opportunity to welcome you and your family back again in the near future!
Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year.
27 Dec 2014
"Clean quiet spacious 3BR with responsive hosts"
Tania, the host, was very responsive by e-mail both before and during our four-night stay in December. Deposit & final payment were easy. Tania was exactly on time for in-person check-in and departure, even though the hours were not sleep-friendly.
The flat is huge and very clean. With two teenagers, the price was great value for everyone to have not only their own bed but their own bedroom. The WiFi worked all the time. The Metro was close; bring small notes and coins so you don't have to find a convenience store for change.
Dear Dorena -
Greetings from Lisbon!
It is a pleasure to read that you had a wonderful holiday with us at the Turquoise House and that you found both the personal service and the overall experience excellent.
Dorena, it would be a great pleasure welcoming you back here. If you would need any assistance with enquiries of future bookings please do not hesitate to contact us via email@example.com
25 Dec 2014
"AVOID AT ALL COSTS"
This place is not suitable to stay in if you would like to use either the heating or the air conditioning, as the neighbor below will ring your doorbell every morning to complain vehemently, even if y… More
Dear Holger -
I would like to apologise for the incident with the malfunctioning air conditioning - I'm happy to let you know that we're in the process of replacing them all in early January, as some of the units have been broken by previous guests.
We certainly tried to replace them over Christmas but we did struggle to get our maintenance team to do so as it's not a small repair, as you can imagine. We also provided to you quite a few oil filled radiators and we were certain that these would have been sufficient to heat the house properly?
I must say though that we feel quite disapointed to hear that just because the air conditioning was mulfunctioning you rated us as 1 star, it indeed surprises us in a very negative way. We are certainly not aware of any issues with neighbors which also surprises us (we do have a very good relantionship with everyone in the neighbourhood and everyone is extremely friendly).
I thank you for your feedback, and I would like to assure all our valued guests of our team's care and commitment to providing a fantastic vacation.
14 Dec 2014
"Spacious apartment with a great location"
After a wonderful 3 night stay at this apartment during November, it feels right to let everyone know how great our stay had been. The apartment was comfortable and we felt relaxed staying there. It w… More
Dear Cleo -
it was wonderful to have the opportunity to welcome you all to the Turquoise House and indeed a great satisfaction to know that you've all enjoyed the unique atmosphere of it, location and the overall stay.
We look forward to welcome you back again in Lisboa!
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