The apartment is bright, well-kept and modern, with great amenities for self-catering and home entertainment. The location is excellent, 5 mins walk from bars and restaurants in the Bairro Alto, with some restaurants closer to the apartment in Chiado. It is also only about 5 mins from the Baixa-Chiado metro stop (thankfully downhill!) - a single to/from the airport is currently 1.45euro plus 0.50c for the re-loadable ticket, and simple to use, so a great option for this apartment.
There are 2 double/twin bedrooms in the main apartment, and 2 sleeping areas in the poolside apartment that can sleep another 4 people. This was a great option for our party of 6.
The pool is great, slightly on the small side for swimming but fantastic for cooling down and chilling. It's lovely to be able to sit outside to relax.
Raquel was friendly and very helpful, offering useful advice for our stay in Lisbon.
The multi-function shower could do with an instruction manual though - it's tricky to use!!
I have found my home base for future trips to Lisbon. This 3 bedroom apartment provided everything we could have ever wanted or needed (comfortable beds, clean, wonderful location). The added bonus of a pool made the whole thing much sweeter. The apartment is located on a quiet street yet, very much central to all the goings-on in Chiado. Only minutes from great restaurants, markets, parks... Raquel, the owner of the apartment made our arrival and departure seamless. She is very thoughtful in making sure your stay is comfortable and even extends herself to make sure you know about certain points of interest in the city. Meeting her was as much of a highlight as was staying in the actual apartment. I can't imagine staying anywhere else. I fell in love with Lisbon, therefore it will be only be a question of when I will return and when I will be back in Raquel's apartment!
The location is excellent. The two floor climb is difficult. Raquel is very nice and helpful. Lamps and bulbs are missing as well as small items like soaps, not enough towels and toilet paper!