- Reviews: 1478
Fearless Frango: Perfect holiday apartment in the Alfama
"Fearless Frango" might have a strange name for a Portuguese holiday apartment, but it's the perfect place to stay if you're travelling with a few pals and on a small budget. Moreover, it's location in the middle of the Alfama ensures that you are not too far away from things - in fact, you're in the middle of everything.
The apartment consists of two bedrooms equipped with a double bed each plus a living room with a sofa bed. The living room opens to one of Alfama's beautiful streets and the huge windows enable you to watch tourists passing by and locals walking to and fro. Then there's a relatively big kitchen as well as a somewhat small bathroom. The apartment was perfectly clean when we arrived, and one of the people taking care of it welcomed us warmly and provided us with lots of useful information. It almost felt like visiting friends. There normally is an early checkout fee which we would have had to pay as we had to leave at 5 am. However, we were told that it's only a bureaucratic thing and that they were fine with us putting the key on the table and leaving without an official check of the apartment. I doubt that many others are this accommodating.
In total, we were almost completely satisfied with the apartment had it not been for the ants. From our second night on, ants invaded the kitchen and bathroom. I'm everything but fond of them, so I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the fact that they were literally everywhere on the ground. I know that this is not the fault of the owners, as the apartment is in a very old building, but it would have been nice to stay there without ants.
perfect location, good value (€ 65 / night for up to 6 people), stylish interior
- Reviews: 7
Alfama House Apartment: When in Lisbon...rent an apartment!
Traveling in the past we’ve always stayed in hotels and have enjoyed the conveniences that come with a hotel, from the breakfast buffet, daily maid service and concierge services. We had always heard about renting an apartment and because we generally are traveling on a tight budget we decided to give it a try. Picking the area we wanted to stay in was easy, Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and by far the most charming district. I found the apartment on flipkey.com, it was small but clean and very functional, it had everything we needed, a working kitchen, a clothes washer, and even a computer with internet access. The owner had lived there prior to getting married which is a major advantage, with the weeks leading up to the trip we were communicating with him about the area so by the time we touched down in Lisbon, it was like we already had a friend in the city. We were able to immerse ourselves in the meandering alleys that pass for streets in Alfama. Going to the shops and cafes near by, catching a Fado performance just down the hill from our little apartment.
Imagine waking to the sound of a cart clattering as it was pushed over the cobblestones. Opening the window to be greeted by a hearty “bom dia”, I look down to see the downstairs neighbor leaving for work and I reciprocate “bom dia!” then I turn and look to the right and catch a glimpse of the sun’s light twinkling off the surface of the Tejo, as if it refacting through a bed of crystals. That impression of my first morning in Lisbon will be with me forever.
The location is the most unique quality. You are surrounded by a very colorful neighborhood, from the people to the food, the music, the red roof homes, it allows you get the flavor of the city. It’s in the middle of a historic district, so you're within walking distance to many of the major tourist site of the city plus it is convenient to public transportation.A short walk down the hill you can catch a bus or up the hill to the Tram 28.
- Reviews: 5
Traveling to Lisbon Apartment Rental: Want to Live Like a Lisboeta While in Lisbon?
I booked a vacation rental through the TravelingToLisbon service on my most recent trip to Lisbon and had such a great experience, I will likely use them EVERY time I return to this lovely city.
The booking process was simple, the representative was friendly and helpful and the apartment was amazing! I rented a one-bedroom apartment that had a very large living area, dining room, bathroom and full kitchen in the central part of Lisbon for 7 days for 227euros!
Check-in and check-out were super simple and the paperwork is minimal.
They have apartments throughout the city so you can choose based on your needs, but my apartment was near all of the must-see sites, public transportation, taxi stops and stores so it was super easy to get around, walk around and get the essentials I needed right outside my door.
Instead of being cramped in a hotel room and paying for amenities I never use, I had a ton of space and was able to have friends over before our nights out, serve cocktails and food and seat everyone comfortably. The TV, stereos, books and CDs made it easy to feel like you were in your own place when I was relaxing there by myself.
This particular apartment had Portuguese tiles throughout and natural wood accents that were absolutely gorgeous. In fact, my Portuguese friends said they hadn't seen that type of decor in a long time and were happy that someone was maintaining it instead of plastering over it to make it more modern looking.
I liked it so much I didn't want to leave!
- Reviews: 2495
Apartments Lisboa: Apartments Lisboa
Tower block apartment close to Pavilhão Atlântico Concert Hall an ideal place for me in town to see Leonard Cohen Oct 2012. This apartment just a short walk away, from the venue and the rest of the attractions at Parc des Nachoes, the Expo site.
Apartment itself is fantastic, a studio for me on the 19 floor, great views over the city and everything I needed (plus more) for a short stay. Full kitchen, comfortable bed and lovely shower room.
No doubt where I will stay next time I visit Lisbon.
- Reviews: 1924
Principe Real Hotel: Staying in a Lisbon Boutique..hotel that is!
This was an interesting find; and fairly good value for money. It is a hotel where you get a room key and have to hand them in as you leave the building.
There is free wifi and fairly modern plumbing.
The breakfast was good, although you do have to order it from waiting staff - no buffet here!
- Reviews: 14
Aparthotel VIP Eden: The Jewel in the Jewel of Europe
Stayed here for 4 days, it was a amazing place, great location for everything. All the designer shoppes were within walking distance, like a block over from one another. The bus stop is in front of the hotel, the hard rock cafe is accross the street.
Great rooms, nice sized, nice bar on the roof...with a pool on the roof looking down. Staff was ok great deal for a great price. Would go back again without hesitation. Air conditioning, Babysitting (on request), Bar, Major credit cards accepted, Safe, Kitchenette, Outdoor swimming pool, Car rental, Conference Room, Hair-dryer, Wake up service, Laundry service, Snack-Bar
- Reviews: 14
Altis Park: Altis Park!
We had to stay here because the flight agency we had booked with had double booked some of the seats. Lucky for us it was amazing and I would go back again!
Featuring breathtaking views of Lisbon and the Tagus River, this 4-star hotel offers rooms with a flat-screen TV. Facilities include a free shuttle service to and from Lisbon’s airport and city centre. The air-conditioned rooms at Altis Park Hotel are decorated with wooden furniture and carpeted floors. All rooms have a minibar, satellite TV, and an en suite bathroom
Great view, Great staff, Great Enviroment
- Reviews: 27
Dom Manuel I: Cheap four star hotel with style
Dom Manuel I
Av. Duque D'Ávila 189, 1050-082 Lisboa, Portugal
+351 213 593 010
Nice hotel, not very big - around 60-65 rooms, a bit old but with style. It has four stars but it should be three star hotel compared to other countries (except in Italy or Spain).
It is very clean, rooms are nice and staff is very pleasant. The best thing about this hotel is great location near metro station , few stations from very heart of town. It is situated in silent street and of course price is very good. Cost was 250 USD for 5 nights with breakfast in double room. That was great price at that time - July 2009.
It has Wi-Fi wireless internet access and cable TV.
there is no pool, spa or anything like that
- Reviews: 145
Lisbon Apartment, Alphama: Nice Apartment in Alphama
We rented an apartment in Alphama for 2 nights in Aug. 2010 and we really enjoyed staying in a portuguese house and the walks in this beautiful neighborhood.
The apartment was in a relaxed area in the middle of Alphama with the local children playing outside and the old women barbequeing sardines in the narrow streets. And no cars!
The apartment is over 2 floors, the 2nd and 3rd floor. Roof balcony at 3rd floor. Kitchen with washingmachine, 2 dobbel beds (1 in the livingroom at 3rd floor and 1 in the bedroom at 2nd floor). Dining area with french balcony (street view).
Roof balcony with views of the Tagus River!
- Reviews: 1970
Casa de hospedes Estrela.: Cheap and simple in a good location.
Casa de hospedes Estrela is a small boarding house in the lower part of Alfama.
This is a plce for budget travellers who like it local.
The place is simple and it´s run by a local family.
The bathrooms are shared and the rooms are quite simple, but if this is ok with you then it´s really quite a nice place and the location is unbeatble as it´s facing the Tejo river and it´s in wonderful Alfama.
It´s a place i would recomend to those who don´t mind it simple, but want to stay somewhere cheap and local.
- Reviews: 1970
Pensao Luar.: Cosy little pension in Barrio Alto.
Pensao LKuar is located right in the heart of Barrio Alto and is an ok choice if you are looking for a place in this very happening part of town and is not after luxury, but just a cheap decent room for a relatively low price.
I was there for a night and was quite happy with my room that had a good bed and a bathroom and that is just what i need and not much else really, when i am travelling on my own.
The lady at the reception was friendly and helpful and all in all i had a good experience there.
It´s not the sort of place i will rave about, but it is certainly ok and i can recommend it and i would go back there too one day.
- Reviews: 1189
Traveller's House: Traveller's House
Travellers House Hostel in Lisbon is quite simply one of the best hostels I have ever stayed in. Not surprising when you read reviews and see the ratings the hostel has gained through Hostelworld and Hostelbookers. The hostel has regularly come top of European and World Hostel rankings.
The staff are extremely helpful, accommodating and welcoming and the layout of the hostel immediately makes you feel at ease and at home.
The hostel is situated in a renovated historical building right on Rua Augusta, smack bang in the middle of Lisbon’s historic centre and only minutes walk to Praca do Comercio, Barrio Alto and Alfama as well as conveniently close to transport links.
Inside the hostel has thought of everything from a chill out music lounge with beanbags and a library, TV room with cushions, comfy dining area and a small kitchen, from where the breakfast (included) is served. The bar is by way of an honesty sheet, where you take what you want, sign for it and pay when you check out.
The rooms and shower-rooms are spotlessly clean and maintained regularly and there is 24 hour hot water (although you may have to leave the water running for a while before it gets hot. The rooms are reasonably spacious and there are under-bed lockers with in-built safes to keep your belongings and valuables. There is also an individual reading light which for me is very important - (A small thing but many hostels fail to include them)
The best thing about the hostel is the effort the staff make to chat and socialise with the guests and there is an activity every night which the staff organise and take part in. These activities range from chorizo and wine nights, piri piri chicken and sangria nights to happy hour (keg of beer and €2 gets you as much as you want until the keg is gone!) followed by pub crawl through the barrio alto. Sounds like a major party hostel? It’s not. It has a well balanced vibe between good socialising and peace and quiet. You are encouraged to enjoy yourself within the hostel but after 12 it gets quiet and if you want to keep going the Barrio Alto is only a short walk away.
The hostel also has reasonably priced studio apartments.
Can’t really fault the hostel because it has so many pluses but the kitchen is a little small for self catering if there are other people using it.
- Reviews: 132
Hotel Anjo Azul: An Angel of a Little Hotel
Only the really savvy and well-heeled traveller to Europe knows that one of the best finds there in so far as best bargains overall - is the remarkable city of Lisbon. Where else could one purchase a bottle of good wine for 4 Euros, a cup of fantastic coffee for .60 cents and dinner at a typical Portuguese restaurant for 15 Euros which includes half a caraffe of house wine and delicious home-made dessert? Or wander into a first class museum for a fee of a mere 5 Euros.
And as for accommodation at a very decent respectable and clean hotel in a nice neighborhood, this too can be had for a price that would startle a most die-hard skeptic as a prisoner would seeing a skylight tucked way up in his cell.
But then again you have to be a savvy and resourceful traveller to find these things. And yet in Lisbon one need not do too real hard work, researching or leg-work to discover the true bargains. They're mostly known and also well sign posted.
So, pointing back to inexpensive accommodations in the city, Lisbon is littered with highly affordable ones. Boutique-type hotels and B&B's are everywhere and are springing up at each turn.
One of the newer ones I can recommend here is the Hotel Anjo Azul (Blue Angel Hotel) in Lisbon's most colourful and bohemian of neighborhoods - the Bairro Alto. It is the neighborhood uphill from the Baixa and facing across the other ancient district of Alfama.
The Anjo Azul is a charming three-story hotel of a former turn of the century apartment building perfectly situated in the midst of Bairro Alto's astonishing warren of snaking narrow streets and alleyways. The building is of course totally renovated presenting each individual room with modern comfort and amenities such as gleaming bathrooms and bath tubs. If I'm not mistaken, there are only four rooms/bedrooms on each floor with the exception of the ground floor bedrooms which occupy the back of the building while the front as one comes in is reserved as a reception area. To me, the best rooms are the single ones on the ground floor level which happen to have each a big patio with a feeling of almost a secluded privacy. And these single rooms are the most affordable at about 50 Euros per night. The second and third floor bedrooms are for double and triple occupancy which definitely cost more but only a tad higher starting at around 80 Euros. Also, the upper floors both facing the little street as well as those situated in the back have the views over old apartment buildings and the open sky of Lisbon. At these economical prices one pays for these type of great comfort, it definitely is a good bargain.
The Anjo Azul also owns the Pensao Globo, a B&B, which is just as likable and comfortable but with smaller rooms but also in a very old building and even quieter street close to the stop of the funicular Elevador da Gloria and next to a still functioning abbey, in case you inquire and would find out the Anjo Azul being at full capacity. And as luck would have it, the Pensao Globo is even more inexpensive than staying at the Anjo Azul (actual room prices can be inquired at Anjo Azul).
- Reviews: 445
lissabon alstadt: fabulous apt. in lisbon in convenient neighborhood
this one looks fabulous to me and it says it's close to the castle which means you will be close to the alfama, which means you get to go into a bar and experience fado :)
here's the hotel
and here's the map
scale out just a bit and you can see how close it really is to the castle and most importantly, alfama
when you're looking at this site, note the max # of people allowed.
it's really a great location. but i just did a quick search. you may be able to find something better. i'm not sure if the cost is 60Euro per person or per night. probably per person.
- Reviews: 9
Residencial Florescente (Lisbon) & H. Peninsular i: Hotels in Lisbon and Porto
I just came back from Portugal last week. In Lisbon we stayed at Residencial Florescente (excellent location in Restauradores area, close to metro, buses, train station Rossio). I booked on: www.booking.com at 65 Eur/night. Safe area, actually never felt anything suspicious anywhere in Portugal. In Porto we stayed at Hotel Peninsular, 1 minute away from Sao Bento train station, again in the center, close to old area, 38 Eur/night. Nice staff both location, good breakfast.
Excellent location, nice staff, good breakfast, ideal for a few nights.
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