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Lisbo@ 2016 Xperia
Lisbo@ 2016 Xperia
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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What makes a city "cool" ?

If it means being loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Lisbon deserves consideration as Europe's coolest capital.

Fiona Dunlop, for CNN
January 26, 2014

The space

A cozy, in an old portuguese style (19th century) this small apartment is located in Mouraria, one of the oldest and most charming neighbourhoods in Lisbon.
Includes one bedroom, a living room, an small kitchen and one small bathroom.

Guest access

Lisbon: color equals cool.

The city is less about heaving clubs and more about a roving nocturnal flow that ends (maybe) when dawn rises over the Tagus River.
The main action is in the Bairro Alto, where more than 250 appealing bars line a web of streets between graffiti-plastered walls.
Next is the riverfront, in the hip neighborhood around Cais do Sodré railway station.
Typical of the offbeat flavor here is the converted brothel Pensão where ace cocktails accompany erotica and DJ sets.
Capping a Lisbon night are pre-dawn traffic jams at Santa Apolonia docks -- they're created by the popularity of Lux, the king of Lisbon superclubs nal tiled café, Antiga Confeitaria de Belem

Interaction with guests

ou'd think Lisbonites would brag about their achievements -- first global empire, world's best custard tarts, sea bass with seaweed that actually tastes great.
On the contrary, along with the rest of the nation, they excel in that ages old literary device/defense mechanism: irony.
As Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa once eloquently summed up the prevailing national outlook: "I'd woken up early, and took a long time getting ready to exist."
That old entertaining melancholy has resurfaced with the austerity of recent years, helping Lisbonites remain (almost) content and always witty, even in tough times.

Other things to note

"The end of a travel is only the beginning of another.
It is necessary to see what was not seen, to see again what was already seen, seeing in Spring what had had been seen in Summer, to see during the day what was seen in the evening, with sun where firstly the rain was falling, seeing the green wheat field, the ripe result, the stone that changed of place, the shadow that was not here.
It is necessary to return to the steps that were given, to repeat them, and to draw new ways beside them.
It is necessary to recommence the travel.
José Saramago in Viagem a Portugal

Pets allowed
Wireless Internet
Smoking allowed
House Rules
No parties or events
Check-in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check out by 10AM

No check in after 22h00


98 Reviews

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Brodie User Profile
August 2017
A clean, cozy apartment with a lot of character in a great location. Check in was easy and Paulo was very responsive and helpful. He even left us a bottle of "Ginja". Hoo golly that stuff is something. The bed is a little pokey but we generally slept pretty well just the same.

Aidan User Profile
November 2015
Paulo was informative and helpful throughout the whole experience. He got back to me right away, helped me plan my time in Lisbon and made me feel welcome from beginning to end. The flat is located right in the city centre, so super central and easy to get around to most everything you want to do in Lisbon. Easy to and from the airport as well. The flat is as described, small, clean and efficient. Everything I needed for my short stay. Good for one or two people. As the flat is very central it is a bit noisy at night. I would book again.

Natalie User Profile
October 2015
Great stay at Paulo's apartment. The apartment was as described and location was great - easy walking access to everything. Stayed for one night as my husband had to catch a flight out the next day and I moved on to another city. Communication was great with Paulo, would recommend a stay here!

Diana User Profile
September 2014
Paulo was kind enough to allow my boyfriend and I to check in late in the evening. The bachelor apartment is in the heart of the city and you truly live as they do in Lisbon. The building is older with a lot of character. It is close to the subway and the stop for Tram 28. Good value what what you pay.

Tom User Profile
November 2017
Great location on one of Lisbon’s charming ‘staircase’ streets. Very nicely decorated with its own quirky style. Perfect for a couple over a long weekend. It is nicer in real life than in the pictures!

Annemette User Profile
October 2017
Great place! very close to nice bar/café and also tram and the trainstation so it's easy to get around Lisbon from there.

Artis User Profile
October 2017
We had a nice time staying at Paulo's apartment. Everything went smooth with the check-in/out. Great place for value. Very good location and nice restaurants and sightseeing just close by. Would recommend!

Lisbon, PortugalJoined in February 2014
Paulo User Profile
Nice, Pleasant,Empathic,
Languages: English, Español, Français, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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