Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Lisbon Apartment

Jump to last reply

I have read through several of the old topics on the subject here. I would appreciate any current suggestions on selection of agencies and apartments. Or on agencies NOT to use.

I am looking to rent an apartment for myself as a single senior traveller for four days in mid-June. I have already done a lot of searching through the incredibly large number of agencies covering Lisbon and built up a short-list.

I have some experience as I have rented apartments in the past in Menton, London, Paris and Buenos Aires. As well as the normal concerns of location and quality I am concerned about agency practices such as hidden cleaning fees, reaction to requests for maintenance or problem fixing, excessive breakage deposits etc.

My needs are:

Budget: cheap. Less than E50 per night.
Location: Historical area, probably Alfamo, Bairro Alto, Chiado or nearby.
Occupants: one senior male, non-smoker.
Size: studio or 1br with real double bed (not sofabed)
Essential: stove or hot hot-plate with utensils (I cook my own breakfasts, special diet) kettle, fridge, washing machine, internet (either wifi or ethernet).
Lift if on higher than two floors.
Close to tram or metro, not up or down countless steps.
A TV with some English channels would be nice, but not essential. So would air-conditioning (is that needed in mid-June?)
Preferably a quiet area. Definitely not near a night club or right beside the tram tracks.

I am looking for agency efficiency and honesty, comfort, cleanliness and function, not luxury.

All suggestions appreciated, TIA

Cheers, Alan

5 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  2. 2 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  3. 3 European Jazz Festivals (2015)?
  4. 4 Flying in and out of Zurich - stay there the entire time?
  5. 5 3 weeks in December in Europe, need help with itinerary
  6. 6 Trip Report Oh to be in England now that Spring is there - a walk in the Dales
  7. 7 Best place to stay with car in Lake Como/Maggiore
  8. 8 Amsterdam to Brussels train connection question
  9. 9 Connecting with forum locals in Paris
  10. 10 Venice - visiting the Arsenal.
  11. 11 men's shoes spain
  12. 12 Italy/France 22 day Itinerary - Help Please :)
  13. 13 Unique Venice Activity
  14. 14 Traveling in France by train
  15. 15 FRANCE: SIM CARD
  16. 16 Tipping in Turkey ...and Europe
  17. 17 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  18. 18 A Good Base on Mallorca
  19. 19 16 days in Paris, not sure London or Italy? ?
  20. 20 London visit
  21. 21 Altitude sickness in Switzerland
  22. 22 Trip Report Art Deco architecture along the English Channel
  23. 23 Need help with Europe Itinerary
  24. 24 How much will a budget to Europe be for 2 months?
  25. 25 Suggestions for Santorini itinerary, need change??
View next 25 » Back to the top