Baixa Downtown Elegance
Apartment, Entire place - Lisbon, Portugal
The apartment can be described in three words: location, location & location!
It is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in the downtown (Baixa) area, where you can walk pretty much everywhere!
This apartment for up to 5 guests is located in an XIX century building (3rd floor with no elevator). It has been entirely renovated and has been fully furnished / equipped to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment for a great short or long stay in Lisbon! It has been decorated in an artistic and vibrant manner whilst at the same time keeping traditional features and taking into account the needs of those away from home.
The apartment accommodates 5 people very comfortably: there is a large double bed in the bedroom, a large sofa-bed in the living room, and also a single bed in a separate lounge area.
Cable TV and high speed Wireless internet are available and complimentary.
The building is located in a pedestrian street of the Baixa neighbourhood, which is definitely one of the best spots to stay while visiting Lisbon! If you wish to visit Lisbon and stay in the best area, you just found your apartment!
You will be able to enjoy the whole apartment exclusively throughout your stay. You will also have access to all the common parts of the building.
Interaction with Guests
We will always endeavor to reply quickly to all your questions and comments. Once you confirm your reservation, we will be in contact to prepare for your arrival and either myself or my business partner Gloria will be waiting at the apartment to welcome you at the time we agree in advance. At the time, we will show you around, hand over the keys and help with any queries you may have.
Throughout your stay, we will also be available should you have any further queries or require assistance - we are here to help you make the most of your stay!
One of the best things about this area is that it is already a main historical point of interest, and you can walk pretty much anywhere! But also public transport to and from the apartment could not be better!
Within walking distance there are plenty of restaurants, all the services like banks, pharmacies, supermarket, bakery, etc.
The trendy Chiado district with designer shops and stylish restaurants is a short walk from the apartment, as is the famous nightlife of the Bairro Alto. You can also easily reach the Alfama district to see the Castle, Cathedral or the Fado houses.
Nearby culture hotspots include the Chiado Museum, the MUDE Museum and the Pombaline Galleries, as well as the charming ruins of the Carmo Convent, or the wrought iron structure of the Elevador de Santa Justa lift, which, from its loft heights, offers incredible views of the city and the River Tagus.
A 5 minute walk will get you to "Rossio" from where you can take the train to Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A 15 minute walk will get you to "Cais do Sodré" from where you can get another train line to the beaches of Cascais and Estoril.
There are also tram stops for the old electric trams, including the famous nº28 that travels through the oldest and hilliest neighbourhoods of Lisbon.
In 5 minutes you can walk to the Praça do Comércio to have a drink at one of the terrace cafés, or sit by the riverfront to relax by the water.
Also from Praça do Comércio you can take a tram out to the famous cultural spot Belém with its many museums, palaces, the famous ‘Mosteiro dos Jerónimos' and the delicatessen ‘pasteis de belém'.
Parking in the streets surrounding the apartment is conditioned and reserved only for residents. If traveling by car we recommend you to leave the car in the car park or look for an authorized parking area.
The closest car park is Praça da Figueira (Figueira Square), and the most recently available tariffs are:
15 Mins0.80 €
30 Mins1.30 €
15 additional Mins 0.50 €
15 Mins0.40 €
30 Mins0.70 €
15 additional Mins 0.20 €
Other Things to Note
We always try to make check-in and check-out hours as flexible as possible to accommodate guests' needs but if it is a change over day between guests (i.e. if there are guests leaving and checking-in on the same day) we do need to ensure we have enough time to get the place clean and ready so:
- check-in is indicatively set up for 2PM and
- check-out is set up for 11AM.
As such, upon confirm your reservation we will ask you to send us your flight/ travel details at your earliest convenience so that we can make all the arrangements accordingly. This will also help us track the flight's progress online and adapt as needed.
Also, since 2015 Portugal has more strictly enforced a long-standing law requiring anyone providing paid holiday accommodation to record the entry, exit, and identification details of all non-Portuguese nationals who use that accommodation. This law has been brought into force in Portugal and most other EU countries at some point since the gradual implementation of the 1990 Schengen Agreement that aims to stop human trafficking and other illegal practices. In this case, it is specifically Article 45 of the Schengen Agreement and the recent 'Alojamento Local' law in Portugal that has brought this rule into sharper focus.
The governing body that monitors the movement of foreigners is SEF ('Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras' or the Immigration and Borders Service), and it is mandatory to provide them the following fields for all guests:
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth
- Document Type (passport, ID)
- ID/Passport Number
- Country of Issue
- Check in & Check out date
- Country of Residence
You can send these details to us in advance and to save time we will prepare the form for your review upon check-in, or we can fill-in the form together upon your arrival.
- Cot available
- Washing machine
Availability calendar and prices
- Cleanliness 5.0 stars
- Facilities 5.0 stars
- Location 5.0 stars
- Value for money 5.0 stars
- Accuracy of description 5.0 stars
fabienne 4.0 stars 09-08-2015
Logement très bien placé, propre et agréable.
James 5.0 stars 04-02-2016
Ana was very thoughtful and the apartment was perfect for the four of us. The lisbon neighborhood was ideal.
Anne 5.0 stars 09-03-2016
Sehr hilfsbereite und verlässliche Vermieterin - wir würden diese Unterkunft jedem empfehlen!
Maria A. 5.0 stars 03-22-2016
She was very nice, payed attention to our needs all the time, helped us with the taxi, even gave us a list with recommended places to have lunch/party in Lisboa.