Turquoise House, Lisbon Centre - WINNER 2013-14
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Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Welcome to the Turquoise House, a 2013 and 2014 TripAdvisor winner. 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 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 (more details below!), as well as offering free WIFI and a full range of local services on your doorstep.
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. There is an optional supplementary linen charge of €50 for stays longer than a week.
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).
1. We'd like you to enjoy your stay and invite you treat our apartment as your home away from home. Equally, weask you to treat the apartment with the respect you would show your own home.
2. Keys to be picked up at the apartment, unless otherwise arranged.
3. Please ensure you switch the air conditioning off between the hours of 10PM and 8AM. The Portuguese Urban Noise Law requires minimal noise to be enforced between these hours. You can use the portable heating units or fans between these hours, if required.
4. Please also be respectful of our neighbors and keep all noise to a minimum at night.
5. Smoking is only permitted in the outdoor areas.
6. An optional cleaning service is available at a charge of €50 per week.
7. We try to be flexible for check ins and check outs - please discuss your requirements with us.
8. No refunds for an early check out.
Enjoy your stay in Lisbon - we hope you love our magical city as much as we do.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Cascais 20 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
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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10 Oct 2014
"BEST APARTMENT EVER!!!!"
The house is HUGE!!!!! All rooms a designed perfectly!!! Terrace and bbq area is really nice!!! Location is perfect! It's close to the center, and there are everything you need: shops, restaurants, market, farms u.We loved the house so much that didn't even want to go outside :) we were making bbq and sitting in really nice dining area :) Tania is a super nice person! We had no problem communicating with her! She was really helpful! I will def recommend to stay in this house!
Dear Natasha -
so many thanks for your excellent review and we're truly happy you've made the most out of your stay at the Turquoise House in Lisbon. The Turquoise House is a very special apartment, with very special quests and I do hope that when you next visit Lisbon you will visit us once again.
In the meantime, your contagious enthusiasm, warm personality and gracious words will be missed.
30 Sep 2014
"An oasis in the city!"
Super flat! So far it has been our favourite self-catering style flat we have stayed in! As a young family, who regularly travels, where we stay is just as important to our holiday as the sights we se… More
29 Sep 2014
Nous y avons séjourné 4 nuits en mai 2014.Comme le dit s bien les autres commentaires, l'appartement correspondant totalement aux photos et les pièces sont grandes et bien équipées!Situé à… More
Nous vous remercions d'avoir pris le temps de publier un avis si élogieux sur TripAdvisor suite à votre récent séjour parmi nous.
Notre appartement, situé au cœur de Lisbonne, permet en effet à nos clients de jouir aisément des plus beaux quartiers de la capitale.
Dans l'attente du plaisir de vous recevoir très bientôt de retour à la Maison Turquoise, nous vous adressons, Cher Client, nos plus cordiales salutations.
26 Sep 2014
"Excellent value apartment in Lisbon. A hands down winner!"
This is one of the biggest apartments that I have ever came across. I remember when I was told that Turquoise House had 3 bedrooms, and a bathroom and I found that to be extremely spacious for a parti… More
7 Sep 2014
"Good times and a good expereince"
My husband and I were traveling for our anniversary and stayed here for one weekend while on our trip. We enjoyed the facility and found it to be very nice. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortab… More
1 Sep 2014
"Great location, huge apartment"
I stayed at the Turquoise House with my husband and daughter (almost 3yrs) in July and have been thinking about how to review ever since. There were some positives but also some negatives - I just do… More
Dear frazfraz -
Many thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We're very happy that you found the location of the apartment excellent for your stay, that you've enjoyed the decor, terrace (for your great barbecues!) and the overall comfort! We genuinely thank you for saying that you would recommend the Turquoise to your best friend!
We wanted to re-assure you that guest's experience is our passion and we feel proud of what we achieved for the past couples of years, being awarded several prizes. Given all this, we feel disappointed that we couldn't fulfill your expectations entirely. Whilst we acknowledge that cosmetic and minor improvements can always be done - even on 5* stars hotels -, sometimes this represents a difficulty specially in high season. We do receive bookings 10-12 months in advance and as you may understand we just can't cancel them, creating issues to our guests who planned their trips to Lisbon.
With regards to the energy cut-off we have literally not been aware of such event - we're wondering if that has been a temporary power cut-off in the neighborhood? Also with regards to rugs and cutlery that could have benefit from further cleaning, that hasn't been raised in any of the conversation we had during your stay or even at check-out?
Effective communication and a 24/7 service is something that we endure and if this has been brought to our attention we could have requested our professional cleaning service to go to the Turquoise House and it in a promptly manner.
Lastly we also don't understand why you mention that you never met the manager since only the manager has the keys to the apartment and manages the check-in and check-out?
It is always disappointing to hear when a guest expectations have not been exceeded, however, we will take your some of your suggestions and work to improve our guest's overall experience.
Thank you and best regards,
8 Aug 2014
"Beautiful apartment-good base for seeing Lisbon"
We stayed for 3 nights at the end of July 2014.We loved the apartment for its art deco style and generous proportions.The balcony was perfect for a leisurely breakfast and we also loved the local mira… More
Dear Phil -
We'd like to start by thanking you for taking the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor and HolidayLettings - the feedback of our guests is part of what keeps us going.
We're delighted that your overall experience at the Turquoise House was excellent and that enjoyed the art deco and generous proportions of the apartment. This is something that we're very proud of and it's always so rewarding to read comments such as yours. Also appreciating the balcony which is indeed perfect for a leisurely breakfast or drinks and the wonderful local atmosphere of the district of Graca was something very special that made us all smile.
Again thank you so much for such kind words and we look forward to seeing you soon.
1 Aug 2014
"Amazing Lisbon Apartment!"
Four of my friends and I all decided to take a break from studying and thought we'd try somewhere we haven't been before. Lisbon is a beautiful city and we had an absolutely amazing time. Th… More
Dear HolidaysGirl18 -
What a fantastic review, you are too kind! It is for exactly this kind of response that we get up each and every day for so thank you again for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor, FliKey and Holidaylettings communities.
It sounds like you really made the most of your stay in Lisbon and we're thrilled!
I have passed you best to the entire team and we truly hope to see you back again one day.
4 Jul 2014
"Hidden Gem In Lisboa !"
Booked after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and it was perfect!Nuno and Tania make your stay enjoyable in the appartment. This is a huge one and fashion ( despite there is black bedsheet in mast… More
Dear Gil -
it was an absolute pleasure to meet you from the very first moment you showed interest on staying at the Turquoise House! We were delighted with all the very rewarding feedback you gave us and we can't wait to have you staying with us very soon.
With our kindest regards,
17 Jun 2014
"Lovely stay in blue :-)"
We were three persons in this apartment, and from start to end Nuno and Tania (owner and his partner/coworker?) take really good care of you. We received emails and info upfront, Tania waited with the key on our arrival and helped with any question we had. The apartment is exactly like on the pictures, and it is easy to move around (the tram 28 is just 2 walking min away).
You will have enough towels at your disposal, and the wifi is great. Great value for money.
Good place if you travel with family or friends and if you want to stay in an apartment.
One suggestion for the owner should he change the furniture any time soon: My husband is quite tall, so a bigger bed (1.80m broad) would be great for the master bedroom :-)
Dear paternionerin -
Thank you so much for your extremely kind words (what an endearing title!) and of course for taking the time to share your experience. We are delighted you so enjoyed your time with us and your very positive experience is what motivates us each and every day.
We cannot wait to welcome you back again one day soon.
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