This apartment is situated in the city centre, in a quiet tree lined street of the charming Bairro Azul (Blue Neighbourhood), dated from 1930’s with signs of Art Deco along the way.
On the same street or in the immediate vicinity you will find: cafes, ATM machines, restaurants, pharmacies, butcher, groceries, boutiques, hair dresser, news stand, florist, hospital, physio, bread boutique, petrol station, car rental, day massage & SPA, UCI cinema with 14 screens (original language with Portuguese subtitles), El Corte Inglés (supermarket, restaurants, fashion, etc), Teatro Aberto (theatre in Portuguese).
The metro station of S. Sebastião, home to the red and blue lines, is just a few steps away. In about 10 minutes you can be in areas like Alfama, Bairro Alto, Chiado,... You can enjoy the vicinity of these places and yet sleep in a quiet room at night, away from noisy bars and restaurants.
In 20 minute you can be at the Expo '98 site, the modern side of Lisbon, with its beautiful promenade by the river bank, shopping centre, restaurants, bars, aquarium (considered by TripAdvisor the best in the world) and more.
A couple of minutes’ walk will take you to the Gulbenkian complex, with its exhibitions and concert halls, gardens, cafés (with delicious home made ice creams of local flavours) and restaurants. Also a short stroll will lead you to the “green corridor”, by the end of which you enter the green forest of Monsanto.
The apartment is also perfectly located close to Nova university and Catolica university. We regularly receive foreign professors lecturing at these universities for short periods of time as well students attending week long courses.
Recebemos hóspedes em tratamento na Clinica SAMS, que fica a 2 min a pé e no IPO a 15 min a pé.
If you wish to go further afield, into places like Cascais, Estoril or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Sintra, train stations are a few metro stops away.The apartment is registered with the Portuguese Tourism Office with registration number: 4288/AL.
You will be in the heart of Avenidas Novas in Lisbon city centre! (don't confuse the city centre with the historic centre)
On the first floor of the building, with 2 elevators, you’ll find this apartment with:
- 1 living room with a fully equipped kitchenette (15.5 m2);
- 1 bedroom (10.5 m2);
- 1 bathroom (4 m2);
- 1 hall (5 m2).
- double glazing soundproof windows
One extra folding bed is available in the living room so that 3 people may sleep in this property. Additionally a crib can also be made available for babies up to 1 year old.
For the time you are indoors, you can enjoy free cable TV, Wi-Fi and music doc for any smartphone. There is also: fridge, freezer, microwave with grill, toaster, kettle, washing machine, pots, pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, towels, linen, hairdryer. If you need anything else just let me know.
Minimum night stay varies
The house has a smoke detector, a fire blanket and a fire extinguisher.
A CO2 detector is not required as there are no gas appliances in the apartment.
I will personally welcome you at the apartment, give you the keys and provide you with information about Lisbon if you wish.
I will also be on hand during your stay - you can contact me by airbnb message, email, phone, SMS, Whatsapp...
S. Sebastião metro station is 1 minute walk away. Two main lines stop here: the red and the blue lines.
Red line stops:
- Oriente for main line station with trains to the north and south of Portugal; for Altice arena, a major events venue; for Oceanarium; for Parque das Nações, area for leisure and conference venues; for Vasco da Gama shopping centre; for Web Summit
- S. Sebastião (where the apartment is located) for Gulbenkian art centre, gardens and conference venue; for El Corte Inglés shopping centre; for some major Universities
Blue line stops:
- Sete Rios for main hub for buses to the north and south of the country
- Avenida for Av da Liverdade, the main shopping street for prestige brands
- Rossio the 'down town'; for trains to Sintra; for Mouraria, Alfama,...
- Baixa-Chiado for Chiado; Bairro Alto,...
- Terreiro do Paço for Praça do Comércio; trams and buses to Belém; river front
- Santa Apolóna for river front, main line trains to the north and south of Portugal; for Alfama; for Fado museum;...
To freely move around the best is to get a 24 hour travel card. This is not a one day travel card, i.e., if you buy it at say at 20:00 it will be valid until 19:59 of the day after. It costs €6.40 + €0,50 for the rechargeable card itself. It is valid on metro, buses, trams (including the famous 28 tram), the lifts (Glória, Bica, Santa Justa, etc). It’s money well spent if your day involves taking public transports a few times. If you buy individual tickets from the various lifts’ drivers these will be more expensive but if you plan to ride them (up and down) all in one day, the 24 hour ticket is the right choice.
These tickets can be bought at the metro station.
Please DO NOT BOOK the apartment if:
** you believe you will arrive at the apartment after 23.00
** you are arriving by car and you can not provide us with an arriving time prior to the check-in date or at the time of booking if it's a same day booking. It might not be possible to accommodate changes to the agreed time of arrival.
Situations when EXTRA CHARGES apply (all paid on arrival):
** 2 towels per guest will be provided. If you require additional towels these are charged at €5 per set of 2.
** Babies under 1 year old are welcome. They do not count as a guest. Instead a €20 per stay fee applies. A crib, bed linen and blanket will be provided if you need it. With or without the crib, the €20 charge applies.
** Check-in (not flight arrival time) between 22.00 and 23.00 is subject to a charge of €30.
** Transfer to and from the airport is available upon request for €20 (payable to the driver)
** If you want safekeeping of your luggage after check-out or before check-in times please ask. It is not always available. If you book a transfer, they can keep your luggage for an extra charge.
** Check-in is between 15.00 and 23.00 however guests must inform the arrival time 48h in advance. Guests coming by plane must inform the flight number and landing time.
Guests arriving by car must inform of the arrival time at the apartment, with an interval no greater than 30 min (eg between 15.00 and 15.30). We do not guarantee that we will be at the apartment at the time of arrival if this information is not provided timely.
** No children between 1 and 10 years old
** The apartment is in a residential building and neighbourhood. I kindly ask you to:
- respect the neighbours (and the Portuguese law): no noise between 11 p.m. and 8 a.m.
- always close the apartment door slowly and quietly and lock it with at least 2 key turns
** According to Portuguese legislation, I'm required to provide passport/ ID details about ALL guests to the Immigration and Borders Office (SEF). Please provide these when asked.
** If guests smoke inside the apartment the total amount of the security deposit will be charged
** The end of stay cleaning charge covers: washing, drying, ironing, collection and delivery of all bed linen and towels as well as general cleaning of the apartment. I kindly ask all guests to wash dishes, pots and other kitchen utensils before checking-out and leave the apartment tidy
** Please hang wet towels and clothes on the clothes line outside the bedroom window, NOT on furniture inside the apartment
** If towels or bed linen go missing or are damaged with permanent stains (make up, creams, self-tanning creams, bleach, etc), guests are required to pay for their replacement out of the security deposit: bath towels €20; face towels €10; kitchen towels €2; duvet covers €50; fitted sheets €30; pillow cases €10
** either you are in or going out, for your own safety always lock the apartment door lock with at least 2 key turns (max 4 turns)
** Not a house rule but I kindly ask you to fill-in the form I'll be sending you. It helps preparing for your arrival
** Common sense. Please leave the apartment as you found it
** We hold no liability for any accident that may occur during your stay. It is your own responsibility to have your travel (or other) insurance
** Please check the cancellations policy. If you can't make the trip we will follow the cancellations/ refunds policy - it's advisable you have a travel insurance to cover for any inconveniences.
** Under age are only allowed with written consent from the parents
** We do check in in person and will NOT hand keys to people that are not part of the group of guests
** Passports/IDs must be shown on arrival for all guests