Bedrooms 2, Bathrooms 3, Sleeps 6
- english, french, spanish, portuguese
Quirky, comfortable, quiet
We were pleasantly surprised by this property - although quite hidden away (had to access it via a small gate in the middle of the street) it was spacious, modern and well designed. Looked like a relatively new renovation which was well laid out considering the small amount of natural light. The upstairs space was excellent and the furnishings were good quality - lovely comfy sofa and large comfortable beds.
The location is quiet and approximately 30 minute walk from central Lisbon. There was a local supermarket a couple of streets away which we found was adequately stocked for our needs and there were a couple of small coffee shops nearby too.
It took about 5 mins to walk to the front and across the railway to the waterfront - not particularly pretty at Santos itself but there's a good walking / cycling path that takes you all the way to Belem. We used both the electric scooters (Lime) and bikes (Uber Jump) which were a great way to get places - the bikes were good value, the scooters less so but really good fun to use.
We travelled to Lisbon by car and both driving and parking were a nightmare - we found an underground parking lot (Infante Santo) about 25 min walk away from the apartment which cost 10 euros per day - the walk was relatively flat too - walking up from the train station is quite arduous, especially with suitcases - the pavements in Lisbon are mostly cobbled and can be very slippery if it's raining!
The apartment is close to the Museu de Arte and I can recommend the Museu da Marionetta just around the corner. The first stop for Tram 28 is about 20 minute walk away - we used Uber Jump bikes which took about 10 minutes.
Overall a really nice place to stay if you like to be out of the main parts of the city, nice little outside patio in quiet courtyard.
My only negatives would be the downstairs floor, which although looked ok, was just painted concrete - should have brought my slippers as rather uncomfortable under barefoot, there was no way to secure the roof blind in the bedroom so it got quite hot in there in the afternoon and the air-con in both bedrooms never really got that cold - minor points which don't take away from the place.
Crisp but cool roomy apartment.
Crisp and clean, quiet nights, nice neighborhood. Missing some basic comforts, but new and evolving. Helpful and personal greeting.