We loved this apartment, it has bags of character and old Portugese charm. Its 18th century so don't expect modern hotel room conditions, this place has uneven floor levels, doors and shutters that just about close and Windows that have gaps in. What it also has in abundance is light and comfort., 2 huge Juliette balconies overlook the Castle walls from the living area, there is another Juliette balcony in the bedroom, massive windows in the dining room and patio doors from the kitchen on to the substantial terrace (no view but a great outdoor space for dining and relaxing). There are a number of comfy chairs you can drag to the Windows and watch the world go by and the bed is lovely and comfy. Rui is a great host and the apartment is full of useful information about Lisbon. This is a great area to stay, we more or less walked everywhere but remember it is uphill on the way back (taxis are cheap). There are restaurants and tourist shops close by and the supermarket is within 10 minutes walk. There is a lovely cafe on the ground floor which sells coffee, croissants and rolls, you can hear them open up at around 7.30 but by 7.45 all is quiet again. As the apartment is opposite the Castle you can expect tourists, taxis, tuk tuks and buses during the day but we did not find this a problem, no more than people watching from a roadside cafe, it is generally quiet at night, the cafe does not stay open late. Avoid this area at all costs during the weekend of St Anthony (mid June) when the whole of the old quarter goes nuts with noisy celebrations. Highly recommended if you like character, charm and comfort.
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