Apartment is close to train station and Metro with both being only 5 mins walk. Crisfama restaurant, almost next door, is one of the best in Lisbon.
View from the apartment is great and the terrace is nice and cool in the evening
Superb location just outside the tourist area yet close enough to walk to many attractions (e.g. 5 mins to Market of Thieves). Perfect views of the river and all the cruise ship activity, particularly at night. The veranda is large and priceless. The apartment is up 4 flights of stairs but we are well into are 60's and it was not an issue. Kitchen well stocked. Mattress on the hard side. If that is an issue you can put the futon mattress on top. Apartment would benefit from better cleaning (e.g. Mold removal). Key pick up and return among the smoothest we have experience through the best fish restaurant we have ever been to (christafama). Owner communication first rate. A very positive overall experience.
The view from the balcony definitely makes this place worth staying at. It is very relaxing sipping a wine as you watch the shipping go by on the River Tagus, and the breeze that comes from the river cools you down after a hot day exploring.
There is considerable noise from the Santa Apolonia train station just below the apartment, so light sleepers (or those not used to train rattling noises) beware. Also, there is a considerable climb to the apartment - up 4 steep flights of stairs. However, this is Lisbon and climbing is inevitable in this city.
I would probably stay here again if on another visit to Lisbon. However, the apartment is showing its age and worn in some ways - e.g. the umbrella on the balcony is broken and unstable and the bathroom is quite dated. But what you pay for here is the view from this apartment and its convenience to Alfama district and many attractions around Lisbon.
Situated within a 10 minute walk to Alfama district, a 4th floor apartment with all necessary facilities plus a terrace with a clear view of the river and visiting cruise liners.
Very good restaurant within 20 yards.
We like to do things in our own time so self contained always works. This one though was very good, blending us perfectly with local indigenous inhabitants but a short stroll to the tourism that Lisbon does so well. Lots of things to do and see and fantastic choice of restaurants, all a walk away as well as a well stocked supermarket at the train station. Apartment comfortable, nothing too grand but clean and welcoming. The terrace is a particular bonus! So thank you Paulo, we would stay again!