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jamikins Jun 7th, 2009 02:28 PM

Lisbon, first time, need apartment advice
 
My mom, her friend and I (32 - 59 in ages) are going to Lisbon Oct 9 - 14 (Friday - Wed).

I think we would like an apartment (at least 1 bedroom with sofa bed) with outside space to sit and have a glass of wine at night.

I have never been to Portugal and I am not sure what area of Lisbon to look in...and what websites are reliable for an apartment rental.

Or for the 5 nights is it just as affordable to stay in a hotel?

Thanks so much for your help!
J

jamikins Jun 7th, 2009 02:42 PM

We can get a triple for 5 nights here at Hotel Turim: http://www.hotelturimlisboa.com/Turi...otel_Home.html

Any thoughts on this location?

Thanks!

jamikins Jun 7th, 2009 10:00 PM

No one?

jamikins Jun 8th, 2009 07:55 AM

Topping again for help

Sher Jun 8th, 2009 08:44 AM

This will be our third time going to Lisbon and renting apartments.
I would start in Chiado. This area is great, especially for three women.
My suggestion would be www.travelingtolisbon.com
I must say that their customer service is outstanding. E-mail them, tell them what you are looking for and they will try very hard to find you a place. I do not work for them and do not have a personal connection. So this is not and ad.

Lots of apartments in Lisbon do not have elevators and are on high floors, so if this is a concern, you should let them know. Also, I don't think you will need A/C in Oct.
You can find a nice apartment for E95 or less.
Good Luck

jamikins Jun 8th, 2009 08:47 AM

Thank you so much Sher!

travel_buzzing Jun 8th, 2009 08:59 AM

This might be a good one for you, in the quieter part of central Bairro Alto and a terrace:

http://www.waytostay.com/Lisbon-apar...n-217-3091.htm

jamikins Jun 8th, 2009 09:07 AM

Wow, thats great! Thanks!

peppermintpatti Jun 15th, 2009 09:38 AM

Hi Jamkins, We stayed in an apartment last June, that we really enjoyed. www.visitingportugal.com is the website. We stayed in the Casa Patria. You can click on my screenname to find my trip report, which has some pictures, and description. Have a great trip! pp

tower Jun 15th, 2009 01:45 PM

Jamikins...in all honesty, the Hotel Turim location ain't that great. It's very close to the wonderful Gulbenkian Museum...but other than that, it's a goodly distance from the flavor of the city. I would nix it if you can get an apartment or a similar priced hotel nearer to, let's say, Praca Rossio....Chiado would be excellent, Bairro Alto, ditto.

At the Turim, unless you walk, you could be bussing, metro-ing or cabbing twice a day...with no place close to rest, change clothes, etc....and walking back after dinner, later at night is not going to appeal to you, and can be iffy.
IMO.

stu t.


Stu T.


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