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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Think LusitaniaOne may be the Lisbon apartment for you? Read on...
This one bedroom apartment really is a home from home in the heart of Lisbon's old town. Recently renovated, Lusitania One, the apartment is well suited to couples looking for a romantic city break in Lisbon as well as families wanting a break from the norm.
Artists and authors have enjoyed the situation and the comfort of the situation. This apartment in Lisbon boasts views over the quiet, rustic street below, where you can buy fresh, local fare to enjoy on the terrace.
This locality gives you the opportunity to experience a typical Portugese neighbourhood and engage with people who have lived in this historic area for generations, and the trendy new arrivals drawn to the area by the government-sponsored urban renewal. ( Your legs will benefit from the steps which link the many levels of this intriguing old quarter of Lisbon!)
Despite its Lisbon Old Town location, Lusitania One is firmly in the 21st century with WiFi internet access and more mod cons; technology fiends need fear not!
There's no need to hire a car as LusitaniaOne Apartmen is easily reached from the airport by either taxi or public transport. The city's Metro system makes getting around a doddle (the nearest Metro station is just a stone's throw from the apartment).
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Estoril, Cascais, Costa da Caparica 10 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||250 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Lisbon International Airport 10 km, Nearest railway: Rossio Metro 500 m|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
This Lisbon apartment has one bedroom with double bed and travel cot (folds away when not in use). There are also two sofa beds – one single and one double - meaning the apartment can sleep five people and one baby/toddler in the travel cot.
Linen and towels, a hairdryer and an iron are provided.
The fully-equipped kitchen has a large fridge-freezer, dishwasher, oven, microwave, washing machine and dryer to help make your break as stress-free as possible.
Guests at LusitaniaOne also have WiFi available to them; great for planning your days out (please note, this is usually free, but a surcharge may be applied should you use more than a reasonable level).
The French windows at the front of the apartment look out onto the street below – watch the world go by from the comfort of the apartment!
The flat has heating, for when summer starts to fade.
|Further details outdoors|
The decked terrace is the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely breakfast before you head out for the day – try some of the freshly baked bread from the nearby bakers. And when you return home, fire up the barbecue and wind down with some great food and wine, basking in the evening's warmth.
The terrace is for exclusive use of the apartment's guests, so privacy is ensured.
Should you choose to hire a car for venturing further afield, parking is available at the shopping centre Largo do Chão do Loureiro 1-2. This is also where the closest supermarket is based: Pingo Doce.
The boring but important bits...
• Check in is from 16pm
• We ask that guests vacate the property by 12pm on the last day of their holiday
• The damage deposit will be returned after departure and after a inspection of the property
• After the booking, guests will get more information about keys and neighbourhood
Cleaning fee is 25 pounds
Should you wish to arrive between 22pm and 7am, a €25 surcharge is applied and paid to who open the door.
• A daily maid-service can be arranged if required at an extra cost.
• Payment with PayPal. The payment in GBP A 3.4% charge applies.
- N.B. Prices may be subject to change at the owner's discretion
This is a popular property. Book early to avoid disappointment!
Please note, we reply promptly to ALL enquiries. If you have not received a reply within 24 hours, PLEASE enquire again
The Costa de Lisboa/Lisbon region
Whether beach bunny, or city slicker you could do far worse than choose to rent an apartment in the Costa de Lisboa region. Forming Portugal's south-western coast, the area is blessed with temperate winters and summers that aren't overbearingly hot.
Some 15km from Lisbon, you'll find the coastal resort of Estoril (a perfect day trip for those renting apartments in Lisbon). As well as golden sands, Estoril is home to a casino, remains of Roman mansions and a motorsports circuit (the Estoril Circuit). Talk about ticking all the boxes!
If you need to take things down a gear or two, head out to Sintra. Here you'll discover 19th century Romantic architecture, manor houses, a ruined monastery and royal retreats. Why not take a horse-drawn carriage ride? If you need to stretch your legs, try the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, which includes the Sintra Mountains and lush, wooded areas.
A little further afield lies the Mafra Palace and Convent, an awe-inspiring pile of bricks to say the least. This Baroque and Neoclassical complex is one of the largest 18th century buildings in Europe and is in danger of dwarfing the town!
These are but some of the attractions the Costa de Lisboa has on offer. Beach, mountains, history, architecture and modern day fun. Who could ask for more?
And then, of course, there's the city of Lisbon itself...
Lusitania One is nestled in the heart of Lisbon's Old Town. The ideal spot for soaking up Lisbon life, the apartment is just a hop, skip and a jump from the Praça da Figueira square, where you can enjoy a spot of people watching from a cafe terrace. This is where you'll find the nearest Metro station, too.
If a spot of fine architecture floats your boat, you're in luck. Just a five minute walk from the apartment is the Castelo São Jorge. This imposing, Moorish castle overlooks the city from its hilltop vantage point. And don't miss the São Cristóvão Church and the ruins of the Carmo Convent, which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake in Lisbon.
If Lisbon's hills get a bit too much, hop aboard the Santa Justa Elevador. This lift connects some of the upper and lower streets of the city. There are also funicular railways to give you a leg up.
Take your seat on a Lisbon river cruise along the mighty river Tagus, or join a walking tour. You can always go it alone and wander through the city's cobbled streets on foot, discovering all its hidden corners at your own pace. You can also hire bikes if you prefer life on two wheels.
Once the sun goes down, Lisbon comes into its own. It's just a short walk to the Bairro Alto, the city's cultural and bohemian hub. If you've packed your dancing shoes, there are plenty of bars and discos open well into the morning. Be sure to experience Fado, Portugal's traditional folk music, at one of the local establishments. For something more sedate, there are restaurants to cater to all tastes.
Family-friendly activities include the Lisbon Oceanarium, city zoo, countless parks and gardens, swings, slides and more in the Monsanto forest, the planetarium and museums galore.
Portugal is renowned for its golf courses, and Lisbon is no exception. Perfect that swing and tee off at one of the courses around the city and nearby.
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26 Jun 2014
Our stay in the apartment offered by Isabel and Mark was one of the most successful holidays we have had in recent years. First, the information we got earlier from Isabel were extremely comprehensive… More
3 Nov 2013
"Great apartment and wonderful location"
We stayed in the apartment for 5 nights in late October. The owner had been very helpful providing information before we arrived. We had no trouble picking up the key and finding the apartment. It is … More
13 Sep 2013
"Fantastic location, cosy apartment, home away for home!"
The apartment is located a short walk away from Rossio and Praca de Figueira. These squares are the heart of the old town with many shops, stores, restaurants and activities all around.
The Aerobus from the airport stops at Rossio. There is also the Metro which stops there. So transport is not a problem at all. From Rossio walk eastward towards and you will come to Praca de Fuguiera. From there, the next road is Rua da Madalena/Poco do Borratem. From this main road, there are many small streets and stairways that lead up towards the apartment. But be aware, you will need to do quite a bit of climbing. So my decision to carry haversacks was a good one. It would not be easy to drag luggage up the stairs or along the stone laid streets.
The apartment itself is cosy and well equipped. It really felt like home. It has been renovated with modern kitchen and toilet. Main door opens into the living area which leads to the dining area. The kitchen area and toilet come next. A bedroom is located at the back of the apartment. Right at the end, there's a small yard with washing machine and a small patio if you like to sit outdoors. but there is no view there. The kitchen is well equipped with fridge, microwave, electric stove, oven and dishwasher. No issues at all if one wanted to cook a meal or prefer to eat in. There is more than sufficient cutlery, plates and bowls, pots and pans etc. I had the chance to cook dinner on Sunday when we realised the nearby restaurants were closed.
There were hanging racks for clothes in the toilet and the bedroom. A chest of drawers is also included in the bedroom. So do not expect a wardrobe. We found only one hanger but that was sufficient for us.
There is a small convenience stall A short distance from the apartment, down the slope. Further away, there is a supermarket Pingo Doce, where we bought much of what we needed. Trash can be brought downstairs and left outside the main door in the evening and you might be around to hear the guys come and clear them later in the night.
I liked to stand at the balcony in front of the loving room and watch life down stairs and outside on the stone laid small road separating the 2 rows of buildings. We were really staying among locals.
One day, we walked from the apartment upwards towards the castle. We took our time as we were not familair with the roads. But we knew if we continued to climb upwards in the same general diretion, we will reach the castle. There were shops and restaurants along the way. We also took time to enjoy all the views and sights along the way.
The landlady, Isabel, is very friendly and helpful. Keys to the apartment wee obtained and returned subsequently to her agent. So while we did not actually meet, she answered all my queries about the apartment from the time I registered my interest through the online bookng site. Upon confirmation of rental, she emailed what was really a manual on the apartment, including advice, amenities and details about the neighourhood. I also relied on Google map to get a better idea of the area. She again emailed to check on how we were doing after we got in. She had wanted to call but we were out most of the time and probably missed the call.
All in all, I am very happy to have tried this self catering rental. We have stayed in hotels and hostels mostly. This is our first time staying in this kind of facilities and it has been a great experience. No regrets at all. I strongly recommend this rental if you are wanting to experience something unique and different on your holidays.
Note: The apartment is right for a young family or couple or a small group of friends. There's one double bed but at least 2 more people can sleep on the sofa and sofa bed in the living room. For family with small children, it will not work if you need the pram. It is not for people who have physical impairments.
10 Jul 2013
"Home from home"
I've stayed in the apartment for 10 days at the end of June. It is a lovely, comfortable and clean place with a powershower I still miss. Surrounded by locals; some good and very affordable restaurants on your doorstep, and with sometimes in the weekend a streetparty in front of the church (with great live music), it is probably one of the best places to discover Lisbon.
21 Jun 2013
"Spotlessly Clean, Great Location"
Perfectly located in historic part of Lisbon. Close to Hop On Hop off Bus and bus to airport 10 - 15 min walk.. Spotlessly clean,well equipped kitchen and laundry. Good wi-fi. Located close to restaurants and port. Owner very helpful.
29 Jun 2012
"Perfect location, lovely apartment, helpful owners..."
This is the first time I have booked a holiday apartment over the internet and I am glad to report everything went very smoothly. The owner Isabel was extremely helpful, replies to any queries were swift and detailed and all the information you need about the apartment, the area, how to get there from the airport, etc. was sent through at the time of booking.
The apartment itself was lovely. Well looked after, clean, tidy and kitted out with almost everything you need. We stayed for 2 weeks so having a washing machine was very handy. By pure chance we picked a great time for a visit – in June there are countless street parties and other festivities. It's a really lively area and couldn't be better placed – 5 minutes walk into the city centre and right within the heart of the old town neighbourhoods. Very close to the castle too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone – particularly for couples I would say it's ideal. The apartment is a perfect base to explore the city from and there's so much to do here – we found even 2 weeks was not enough. We found it to be a much better (and cheaper) option than staying in a hotel - you can come and go as you want, eat when you want, prepare food at home so you don't always have to eat out – it also gives you a sense of what it might actually be like to live in Lisbon.
The owners were very attentive and gave us a call when we arrived and departed to make sure everything was okay. The deposit was returned swiftly and with no fuss. We really can't recommend it highly enough.
24 Apr 2012
"Brilliant location in a fantastic city, felt like home."
We spent a wonderful long weekend in Lisbon, coming back to the apartment felt like coming home, very welcoming.
The location is great, far enough away from the main tourist drag to experience local Lisbon life but close enough to see the sights. There are lots of local bars and restaurants to get acquainted with the locals and try some home cooked meals. I really enjoyed walking down to the local cafe in the morning for an espresso, they make a mean coffee to get you moving in the morning, you can pay extra to sit down at a table and a bit less if you turn up with your own cup and have it take away!
The apartment is clean, tidy, well furnished and feels like coming home at the end of each days exploring the winding streets around the castle.
We really did feel that we picked a winner in the apartment and would love to go back, this time as a young family, taking an under two year old.
We received a very detailed pack of information from the landlord about the apartment and the local attractions. We would recommend the apartment to anyone thinking of going to Lisbon.
10 Dec 2011
Enjoyed our stay in this apartment. We were 'taken for a ride' by taxi driver who charged us E25 from the airport who claimed not be able to find the place. We were wiser on our way back to the airport. Well postioned for getting around without a car and a good 'local' neighbourhood. But there are a good many steps to get up to the street where the apartment is situated. The weather was great at the end of October. My only complaint is that the refund was not returned after a week and after contacting the owner she promised to send me a cheque as she said there was a problem with PayPal. That was six weeks ago and I am still waiting and unable to contact her on the mobile number I had. We are a retired couple and left the apartment clean and tidy with no breakages of damage. I regret having to add a negative note to an otherwise very good holiday
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This matter has now been resolved with the guest.
However, to clarify: the deposit was posted back in good time following the initial PayPal problems, but unfortunately was never received by the guest due to problems with the postal system.
The owner also had to travel at short notice and was unable to access emails or use her phone when away. Both parties have since been in contact and have settled any dispute amicably.
With regards to the steps leading up to the apartment, this is made clear in the advert.
All potential guests are advised to check the suitability of the apartment with the owner before booking.
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