We stayed during Feb18. The owner Tiago was very very helpful, kind and friendly. He left various maps and restaurant recommendations, the ones that we tried were all excellent.
The flat is decorated to a good standard. We had told Tiago that we had a small child and they provided a travel cot, push chair and a small amount of simple children’s toys, all of which were very welcome.
Unfortunately the flat is designed to sleep 6 people but there is only one 2 seater sofa and it is very very uncomfortable. The table only seats 4 with 4 chairs. There is only 1 bathroom and it’s connected to one of the bedrooms with a poorly fitting sliding door that offers little real privacy. The kitchen is quite poorly supplied with only 1 small knife sharp enough to cut anything, no chopping board, no oven and 2 electric rings which don’t offer enough space to get 2 pans on together.
Finally (and probably due to the time of year) all of the rear bedrooms suffered from damp. With the rear wall in the back hallway being permanently wet. This meant our clothes kept in the rear rooms were always quite musty and slightly damp. As an asthmatic I suffered a lot with breathing problems over night due to the damp air.
Overall this is a beautifully decorated flat with a very very helpful owner who deserves 5stars for his hospitality. I am sure it is fine in high summer but I can only give 4 stars for reasons mentioned above
This is a great find for anyone looking not only for convenient location near center, but also for a stay with style, historic context and a taste of local lifestyle - without the hustle and noise of touristy quarters. The appartment set in XVIII century house in a quiet Travesa, it's super spacious, the living room super bright, and the whole flat clean, stylishly renovated and decorated. The details thought through, a successful combination of old and new. The wooden floor and psychedelic wallpaper and colourful plates somehow blend harmoniously. Neighbourhood lively, local and close to some very interesting spots, our favourite - Lx Factory. The owner friendly, polite and great at communication and taking care of any issues. He also shares a great collection of personal tips which top up this already great experience. We stayed there in February and the gas and electric heaters kept us very warm. Internet strong and consistent. Kitchen equipped well but stove is a bit weak and more adapted for short stays. With the fantastic selection of bars and restaurants around, you might want to skip cooking whatsoever. Can't recommend enough this very special find - and looking forward to returning back.
We travelled as 3 friends and found the apartment suited us well and although it may not be ideal for groups who wish to keep different hours as 1 bedroom is off the bathroom (you don't actually have to go through a bedroom to get to the bathroom) & another off the living room, this was not an issue for us. The apartment has everything you would need for a short stay and was spacious and quirky. The location was also good with a fThe ew local bars, clubs, restaurants and mini-mercados close by. Buses and trams to Cais do Sodre & Rato were no more than a 10 minute walk away and connect you to the metro and beyond; trams and buses run frequently to Belem in the opposite direction too. Best of all though was our host Tiago, who was patiently waiting for us at 2:30am after our flight was delayed and did not seem a bit put out by this. He had prepared a map and a list of his personal favourite places to have a drink or relaxing lunch, or even a special meal whilst in Lisbon. We ditched our guide books and followed 'Tiago Tours' basing our sightseeing around suggested lunch stops and early evening drinks. We had a fantastic time discovering some hidden gems favoured by locals. On our last night Tiago was kind enough to book us a taxi to the airport for the following morning. If I get the chance to return to Lisbon I will be checking the availability of this apartment and will be packing my copy of Tiago's Top Tips!
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