Right around the corner from Castelo São Jorge, this large, elegant home is within walking distance of most central Lisbon sights – perfect for a first-time visitor to the city. Thanks to the original windows, this apartment enjoys fantastic natural light – and the well-executed hangout spots under them are great for reading. The carefully selected furniture works well with the original architectural features, and your hosts have been careful not to overfill the home. You'll be staying in Alfama, one of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhoods, famous for fado houses and wonderful hospitality. After exploring on foot, your home is conveniently close to a stop on the iconic number 12 tram, which means you can rest up as you trundle back up the hill. End the day in true local style at Botequim, a couple of hundred metres up the road. Grab a seat outside this iconic Lisbon watering hole and sip on a glass of local wine as the sun sets.
Home truths: * There is no elevator to this first-floor home – those with limited mobility or heavy suitcases take note * While this home can accommodate up to six guests, guests five and six will be sleeping on a sofa bed in the living room. * There's not a lot of storage in the double bedroom. * Self check-in with keypad. * Those planning on longer stays should note that there's no washing machine in the home – there are a couple of local laundry services within a few hundred metres. *There's a restaurant next door, you may hear some noise into the evening.
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