Castle Loios II - Stylish 1-bedroom apartment with lovely patio
Visiting Lisbon for a romantic getaway? Or planning a short break with your family of 4? This super cool 1-bedroom apartment is just right for you. Not only because of the apartment itself, but also because of the fenced patio furnished with table and chairs. In other words, the perfect setting for a leisurely breakfast or a candle-lit dinner when the weather is hot. Or, if you’re travelling with children, the perfect spot for them to play safely. What’s more, it’s next door to some of Lisbon’s most iconic national monuments - São Jorge Castle, São Vicente convent, the National Pantheon, Sé Cathedral and others. Heaps of history, culture, tradition and great places to eat.
Beautifully decorated and spacious the apartment is also very comfortable. Wooden ceilings, rugs, decorative panels on the walls, some 50’s furniture and bright turquoise cushions are part of a living room which will make you feel completely at home. This is really a great apartment - especially if you fancy being surrounded by style. What’s more, the kitchen has the huge advantage of your being able to cook while supervising your children playing on the patio. The modern bathroom includes a shower
Facing the entrance to the castle - whose fascinating history and panoramic views make it a must on any sightseeing list - this apartment is part of a magical quarter where time seems to have stopped. This is a place with a unique blend of colorful tiled façades and old-time cafés; of typical buildings with clothes hanging from balconies alongside nooks and crannies where you can catch glimpses of the blue Tagus; of slippery steps and dead-end alleys brightened by hanging bougainvillea. This maze of narrow streets, seldom disturbed by traffic, is the perfect spot for a bit of photography, so it would be a crime not to bring your camera with you.
But if you prefer to spend a leisurely day in Alfama, there’s plenty to see. Apart from the lovely cobblestone streets and sightseeing, you can walk to viewpoints from where you can enjoy the changing light of the Tagus with a glass of wine in your hand; or you can sit for hours in a restaurant eating fresh fish, enjoying the sun and experiencing Lisbon’s true soul; or simply browse round little souvenir shops and buy apples and water from quaint local grocery stores.
The apartment is within walking distance of many famous sites: two minutes from the famous 28 tram stop (this is one of the best ways to enjoy some of Lisbon’s best sights) and from São Jorge Castle and the Sé Cathedral; 10 min from the Fado Museum, the National Pantheon (where the Portuguese royal family and world famous Portuguese are buried), the convent of São Vicente de Fora and the grandiose Praça do Comércio and downtown Rossio square; 25 min from Avenida da Liberdade, the aristocratic Chiado and the alternative Bairro Alto. Of course, you’ll also have to explore Belém - the museum quarter. So hop on a bus or tram and spend some time there. There’s loads to see in Belém!
Nearby - less than a 12-min walk - is Terreiro do Paço metro station (even less - 10 min - if you take the castle elevator that links Costa do Castelo to Rua dos Fanqueiros). Bus 737, which links the castle to downtown Lisbon (Praça da Figueira), stops at the apartment door. The metro network reaches a good part of Lisbon, including the airport. Metro and buses will take you to Cais do Sodré train station, which serves the beautiful Cascais and Estoril summer resorts (around 40 min), or to Rossio train station, from where you can reach Lord Byron’s beloved town of Sintra (about 50 min).
1 bedroom with a double bed (or 2 single beds)
Sofas in the living room may be converted into 2 single beds
1 bathroom with a shower cabin
Fully equipped kitchen (dish washer, washer/dryer, kettle, juicer, coffee machine, microwave and others)
Air conditioning and central heating
Small back patio with table and chairs
Area: 70 sqm
It also includes:
Towels and linen
Flat screen TV with multi international channels
1 baby cot and 1 baby chair (if required)
Welcome amenities (coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, salt, olive oil, vinegar, toilet paper and hand soap). Kindly note this is a self-catering apartment These items will not be replaced during your stay.
We have also prepared a booklet with general information about Lisbon. Apart from some of its main highlights, it includes suggestions regarding restaurants, bars, shopping, transport and special neighborhoods, as well as some unique recommendations that will make all the difference to your time with us.
- restricted car area. Private cars can go up to the beginning of the street (about 200 m from the apartment). Taxis, though, can leave you at the apartment’s door
- public parkings nearby - less than a 10 min walk in Mercado Chão Loureiro (20€/24h) or a little further away near Santa Apolonia station (8€/24h).
- there is a refundable security deposit of 100€ (payable with credit card through the Paypal system - no need to have a Paypal account)
- check-in: from 4 pm / check-out: from 8 to 11 am. There is no problem in arriving late, however please note that after 10 pm there will be a late check in fee*. If you need a different check-in / check-out time, please let us know. We’ll try to make it flexible as possible as we want our guests to feel relaxed and happy (it depends mainly on whether it interferes with other reservations or not)
- additionally, upon check-in or departure, we are happy to keep your luggage in our office (at 10 minutes with taxi) for a few hours if necessary.
*late check-in fee: 30€ (from 10pm); 40€ (from midnight). There is also a delay fee of 20€ should you arrive more than 2 hours after the scheduled arrival time. In this case, you might have to wait as it will be necessary to reschedule the day’s check-ins.
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