The luminous and cozy 4th floor apartment located on the border between the Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods, with a nice rooftop view over the neighborhood. Has a balcony over the Gáveas street, at walking distance from many essential spots to visit.
The apartment was recently renovated (3/4 years ago) and while small sized (typical in this neighborhood), has an ample and well lit living room and sufficient sized rooms. Walls and doors are white to maximize light reflection on all areas. Kitchen is small but fully equipped and Bathroom has a nice area with a full-sized bathtub. All areas have natural light from outside.
The apartment is East / West oriented.
The building has no elevator, so guests must climb the four stages on foot. It is an old building (pre-1755 earthquake) so elevators can only be found on a handful of few renovated buildings.
Interaction with Guests
Hosts can be Contacted at all times, via phone, email or homeaway messaging system.
There is everything you'll need nearby: Markets, supermarkets, groceries, food stores, bakeries, restaurants, wineries, cafés, bars and discs plus some more stuff: Concert venues, museums (Chiado Modern Art Museum) Theatres (at least two , and one includes an Opera house), excellent downtown sightseeing viewpoints, monuments, the historical downtown area and castle, etc. Everything at just a 30 minutes walk.
There are bus stations, tram stations and the Subway station close by. The Subway can take guests to and from the Airport (check Subway map in the photos). The subway station can be used Also to travel easily to and from the downtown area using electrical escalators (useful if you travel with small kids que get tired of walking around, or heavy luggage), because there's another entrance access downtown;
There are at least three public parking buildings in the area to choose from, as well as a few street parking spaces (all paid parking).
There's one supermarket nearby (300m), Which can easily get crowded, even on weekdays, so if you're going to make breakfast or cook, plan your grocery shopping in advance. The other nearest supermarket is a bit farthest (600m) and Involves some up and down the hills going;
There's Also a bakery at the south end of the street (100m) open all week.
Other Things to Note
Bairro Alto is a fun and busy neighborhood, mostly at night, with restaurants, bars, fado joints, tapas houses, clothing stores, vinyl shops, designer studios, etc. The apartment's street Also happens to be one of the least noisier ones, but still it is to be expected some street noise, Especially During weekend nights.
The apartment has double-glass windows Which When closed shut, block some 90 to 95% of the street noise, so we think que resting times are guaranteed for everyone. Nevertheless, some guests not used to live in busy city centers might be a bit more sensible to the noise.
The loud noises after 10PM, please. There are neighbors living in the building. Also there's the 'rules card' in the apartment for easy guest guidance.