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Check-out: 12:00 PM
First: Enjoy Lisbon! Smokers, outside, in the court :) Welcome anyway... I am a smoker too!
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The best thing about the apartment was that there was a guaranteed parking spot. It was also in a good location.
The pictures make the apartment look inviting. That was not the case. It was very small with small furniture. Very crowded with lots of decorations which made it impossible to put out things we needed. Upstairs sleeping space was uncomfortable, slanted ceiling was difficult and the bathroom was awful. Shower stall was literally coming apart, mirror was hung at waist level and unusable for anyone over 4 feet.
All in all a very disappointing stay.
Two stars were for location and parking.
Plenty of room . Everything that you need WiFi ,a/c downstairs and upstairs. Close to shopping . Just a few steps to a grocery, which we used everyday. Roomy refrigerator. Joas told us to go to flea market on Tuesday, which we did. That was a lot of fun. Tv which had English movie channel. View was lovely. Just a little ways away from highest lookout point. Absolutely beautiful at night. Everything was clean . Washer for emergency washings, if you run out of clothes. Please run it at night when you are asleep. It will be done when you get up. You could walk straight down to the water. Just remember to keep walking downward.and you won’t get lost. Lisbon is so friendly. Our neighbors were very friendly. Joas was very helpful. He gave us many suggestions that we were very happy with. We would definitely stay there again.
Good and Bad
This apartment was really well equipped it had everything you could want and spotlessly clean. The bathrooms were perfect, very tastefully decorated, and it had very efficient showers and great air conditioning but...............................
Our first night was far less than satisfactory. We arrived after 4 pm (check in time) and were told to come back in an hour or so but we could leave our cases (great!), although really tired as we had an early flight from the uk. When we finally got into our apartment we soon realized the electrics where not working as they should be. We couldn't use the kitchen appliances to make our evening meal and struggled to make even a hot drink! The owner who was very friendly, apologetic and helpful assured us it would be put right at 9 am the next day (great !). However although everything did start working (kind of) we were unable to use the kettle without it tripping the electrics every time, each boil took 4 attempts, you couldn't use more than one facility on the cooker at a time ie: only one ring on the top or just the oven not both. It would also stop while using it - cooking was a nightmare. You couldn't watch tv and use another appliance at the same time. The washing machine would stop several times during a cycle as would the dishwasher. There was a notice on the meter cupboard saying beware of using different electrical appliances at the same time as this was an old house, but using just one item was enough to trip the fuses and sometimes throw you into total darkness.
It also stated that there was a terrace, if there had been, we could see no way of getting to it. it also stated there was a tumble drier; there wasn't.
Such a shame for such a lovely modern apartment to have such archaic electrics.
Had we known this before we decided to book we may not have stayed here it definately spoilt our time.
Dear Sandra... I am very sorry about the electrician problems... as you now, it is a very ancient neighbourhood and it is not possible to increase the electricity power... that’s why all the apartments have signalled to don’t use all the machines at the same time... sorry again ..
Anyway ,if in the future you want a apartment here it is impossible to turn on everything at the same time, we are still here :)
Thank you for your reply, sandra.
Perfect location, beautiful apartment and excellent host
This is a fabulous apartment in one of the best areas of Lisbon. Very convenient to everything. Very well-equipped and a highly responsive owner.
Thank you, Stephen...you are always wellcome!!!!
Excellent apartment and friendly and informative host
The apartment is excellently furnished and has everything one needs for a stay in Lisbon.
We would recommend it to anyone.
Enjoy your time there,
John and Patricia
Thank you my friends... I hope we will meet again !!!
( but, why only one star?:))
Great location and great amenities
This apartment is centrally located and close to excellent restaurants. It is in a quiet, super safe residential area so after long days of walking and sightseeing, coming to the quiet building was great. Joao, was very accommodating and gave us great restaurant suggestions; and, he even gave us a route for a day road trip with stops and everything to Cascais and SIntra. Since we had a rental car, having parking at the complex was perfect. Beds are comfortable and everything in the apartment worked great including the washer and the A/C. The only thing I would change would be the furniture in the family area. It is too small (why I gave it 4 stars). My husband and son are 6'1"and 6'3'' so they barely fit on the couch and chairs. Other than that we had a wonderful stay and we would definitely stay at Villa Maria again!
Thank you,my friends...it was a pleasure to meet you...see ya next time!!! :)
Excellent location: near the electric nº28 and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. A very typical and quiet place, only with Portuguese neighbors.