Lisbon Apartment help

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Dec 6th, 2018, 07:19 AM
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Lisbon Apartment help

Hi Fodorites,

On a whim, I bought tickets for myself and my son (age 6) to visit Lisbon for one week in Feb 2019. Disclamier, I haven't done much research about it yet besides reading several Lisbon trip reports here and online travel guides. First thing however, is for me to book an apartment for us for the week. I have looked at Airbnb and found several apartments that I like and serve our needs and budget. Although my son is only 6, he is a good walker, even with hills. Most important for us is a place that is convenient to public transit (metro, tram, bus), safe and quiet. Currently I think we will spend one day to visit Belem and one day to Sintra, but basing ourselves in Lisbon the entire time (5 nights).

All but one of the apartments I found are in the Alfama district. the ohter one is Bairro Alto. Let me know what you think and why. Thanks in advance.

Bairro Alto
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27417147

Alfama
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/3198962
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8776406
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1900295
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Dec 6th, 2018, 11:08 AM
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None look awful but I'd go with the Bairro Alto as first choice, then the blue place

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Dec 7th, 2018, 11:00 AM
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Should I look for apartments in the Chiado neighborhood? I looked yesterday and didn't find much but today I'm seeing a lot more options in the Chiado area.
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Dec 7th, 2018, 01:23 PM
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I prefer Barrio Alto to the Alfama district. Chiado is right next to Barrio Alto -- You have said you want to be near public transportation so I'd choose based on that.
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Dec 7th, 2018, 01:36 PM
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I would not stay in the Alfama area, too hilly, and the tram is overcrowded.

I prefer to stay close to Praca dos Restaurodores, but I stay in a (cheap) hotel/pension.

(Nice to see you are traveling, yk, I haven't seen you here lately, maybe not looking in the right place.)
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Dec 7th, 2018, 05:15 PM
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Thanks again for all your input.

Here are a few other ones. The Bairro Alto apartment is still high on my list - it looks nice and it has very good reviews
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/27417147

And these other ones in Chiado
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14785630
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/5995787
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11002241

I'm still leaning towards the first one but am interested in hear what are your thoughts on the others (as in their location)

(Hi thursdaysd, you are so sweet to remember me. yes I haven't traveled much for the past 6 years, at least not to Europe. But now that my kid is 6, I feel I can take him with me without dragging tons of baby stuff/strollers/diapers etc, you know. We did go to the UK last summer but I don't have the time to post TRs anymore.)
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Dec 7th, 2018, 11:05 PM
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yk - I also still rank the Bairro Alto place tops, but the last of the new three looks promising.
How's your brother doing? Is he still in HK?
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Dec 8th, 2018, 06:00 AM
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Yk - how exciting that you are introducing your son to Europe! Lisbon is one of my facorite cities - I have an old TR on it, but have been back more than once.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 02:20 PM
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Have you gotten cross streets for the apts? I don't think the big circle that Air BnB uses is particularly helpful. I like old areas with twisty streets and thus prefer Barrio Alta.
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Dec 8th, 2018, 08:23 PM
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i ended up booking the Bairro Alto place.

Originally Posted by thursdaysd View Post
Yk - how exciting that you are introducing your son to Europe! Lisbon is one of my facorite cities - I have an old TR on it, but have been back more than once.
Thanks Thursdaysd, I'll look for your TR.

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yk - I also still rank the Bairro Alto place tops, but the last of the new three looks promising.
How's your brother doing? Is he still in HK?
Thanks for asking, Seamus. He is doing well and yes he is in HK. In fact, my son and I just arrived in HK this am.
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Originally Posted by yestravel View Post
Have you gotten cross streets for the apts? I don't think the big circle that Air BnB uses is particularly helpful. I like old areas with twisty streets and thus prefer Barrio Alta.
the circled one is the location of the apartment
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