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Writer’s House

Alfama - Baixa      (41)
  • 6 Guests
  • 2 Room
  • 2 Single Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed

Lisbon, Alfama, Baixa – Very central apartment at renewed historical building with walking distance to major central attractions. Great for exploring Lisbon lifestyle.


A beautiful, well-kept apartment in the very center of Alfama. Close to the river, restaurants, transport and anything else one might desire in Lisbon.

Jared Newman New York - United States



The Space

Welcome to Writer’s House, a charming and comfortable apartment in a fully recovered building at Alfama old district. It’s the ideal home for a relaxing holiday, right in the city center. The apartment has one small living room with a large sofa bed which allows to install comfortably more two guests. One double room decorated in a traditional style. One relaxing room, where you can choose a double bed or two twin beds. Fully equipped large kitchen with oven, induction hob, dishwasher and all you need to prepare delicious meals. The modern bathroom is composed by a very functional shower. You can still enjoy moments of relaxation in the terrace. Inside, you will find all the information about the city, cable TV with 100 channels, free wi-fi in all areas, washer and dishwasher, basic kitchen and bathroom products, towels and sheets, coffee machine, microwaves and other small appliances.

Guest Access

Located on the first floor of a completely renovated building in a historic Lisbon district, the house is a short walk from Praça do Comércio, right in front of Tagus River. Only 10 minutes’ walk, you can reach down-town (Baixa), main square Rossio and commercial district of Chiado. Alfama is right there, which means that in less than 3 minutes, you can enjoy a Fado concert or a drink in one of the existing bars.

Other Observations

This is the perfect choice for those who prefer to stay in a quiet area with a real sense of traditional neighborhood, but close enough to all the facilities and tourist attractions.


Inga LudersFebruary 2017 - Germany

Everything was just perfekt: the location, the checkin, the neighbourhood...

Julien DufurierJanuary 2017 - France

Very nice appartement, good situation in he heart of Alfama and very close to public transports and all you want to see in Lisbon. Diogo and Cousins are very helpful, specially if you travel with young kids. You can have a crib in the appartement if you ask. Very good experience.

Lizet Van Der MerweJanuary 2017 - South Africa

Perfect place for a great stay in Lisbon. Clean well equipped apartment with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Can highly recommend to anyone visiting Lusbon. Alfama is the most beautiful area. Thanks Bruno and your team.

Michelle WebDecember 2016 - United States

The perfect place for us. We were 3 women traveling together for 1 week to Lisbon. The location was great! The 28 trolley stop was just behind us up a short uphill walk in front of the Se. The metro station another short walk towards the river. A market just downstairs and many restaurants super close. City was very walkable from this location. Apartment was up a short, steep staircase. Plenty of room and very modern and cozy. We made use of the provided nepresso machine and also used the well equipped kitchen. We didn't use the washing machine, but there was one in the kitchen. No dryer, but drying rack on small back porch. Bath was very nice with great water pressure and hot water. Wifi available and we had no issues with its use or strength. Small heaters/air conditioners in each bedroom and living room. We stayed nice and cozy warm during our holiday stay. This is a great place and highly recommended. The hosts were easy to communicate with and were responsive to all our questions and requests. We arranged with them for a pickup and drop off at the airport and that was very convenient and less stressful than worrying with it myself. Perfect location and would stay again for sure. No hesitation in recommending to anyone.

Gunjan BhutaniDecember 2016 - India

Perfect location and house. Highly recommended!

Jorma TonteriNovember 2016 - Finland

We had a great visit in Lisbon and Writer's house. Two bedroom apartment was ideal for us traveling with two kids. Apartment was clean and well equipped. WiFi was working without problems. Only the upholstery of the sofa had seen better days.
Location in Alfama was just great. Lot of attractions and restaurants in walking distance and very convenient public transportation with metro, trams and buses.
One special thing was a bakery next door. We picked up fresh bread rolls every morning 7 days a week from the lovely old lady working in the bakery.

Alma FlueckNovember 2016 - Switzerland

Location:Nice central place to see most of Lisbon's attractions. You literally just need to look up to see the church Se. Tram 28 just around the corner. Loads of good places to eat and don't miss the restaurant just under the apartment good food and very, very nice people. Apartment:charming in a very authentic old building and neighborhood yet safe, it is huge!! so if you have a big family or big group of friends its perfect. Wifi very strong and consistent, comfortable beds and clean sheets. Only thing is our toilet broke on our first morning and because it happened on a friday they had a hard time finding someone to come and fix it. Our hosts really tried to have it fixed even on a weekend but its just one of those things. Other than that everything was ok. Hosts: they were very friendly, gave us good tips on where to eat, what to watch out for and kept in contact and updated us with any changes. They nicely arranged for taxi pick-up even at 630 in the morning and picked us up at the front door. If you have lots of luggage its a blessing since the whole of lisbon is built on hills and elevations. We found it easier to have taxis arranged by our hosts since some drivers can't really speak good english and easily gets lost as were our experience when we flag our own in other night outs.

Emmanuel TerrienNovember 2016 - France

Nous avons passé un excellent séjour à Lisbonne dans Writer's House. L'appartement était parfait pour les 2 couples que nous étions : pratique, fonctionnel, idéalement situé pour visiter la superbe ville de Lisbonne et agencé avec beaucoup de goût. L'accueil est tout simplement parfait ! Bruno est venu nous chercher à l'aéroport puis nous y a ramené en s'occupant en plus de nos bagages. Si nous avons l'occasion de retourner à Lisbonne, nous n'hésiterons pas une seconde à recontacter Diogo & Cousins !! Je recommande sans retenu.

Kate FarrowNovember 2016 - United Kingdom

The host picked us up from the airport and took us to the apartment, and showed us round and pointed out where things were, which was a nice start to the holiday :)

Christian ErhardOctober 2016 - Switzerland

We had an excellent stay. The appartment is beautiful and centrally located. Cesar did a wonderful job welcoming us to Lisbon and explaining all the places we should see. I'd visit again any time.

Kevin SmithOctober 2016 - United States

We had a fantastic experience at the Writer's House. It is in the middle of the old city center and located very close to attractions and restaurants. Communication with the cousins was also very good and easy!

Simon PolbennikovSeptember 2016 - United Kingdom

The place is amazing! The house is spacious, very clean and well maintained. The location is great - old city, good restaurants, supermarkets are two steps away. The owners are very friendly and helpful people. Highly recommended!

Seb CastleSeptember 2016 - United Kingdom

We had a fantastic time here in this beautifully refurbished, spacious property in the heart of a charming, ancient neighbourhood.
The professional but friendly hosts were impeccably helpful, communicative and organised in ensuring the whole process went smoothly and making us feel welcomed and comfortable during our stay.

Mazur SallyAugust 2016 - United States

Diogo and Cousins made us feel very welcome in the fantastic neighborhood of Alfama. Cesar picked us up (early!) at the airport and took care of our luggage while we began our Lisbon adventures. He was warm, friendly and gave us helpful tips, including a wonderful recommendation of a great restaurant right downstairs from the apartment. Aflama is a charming neighborhood with a real village feel, and we loved exploring the winding, cobblestone streets. The apartment was clean, comfortable and plenty of space for the four of us. Thanks!

Charlotte BassiAugust 2016 - France

Arrivée très agréable à Lisbonne car Gustavo est venue nous chercher à l'aéroport à notre arrivée ! Nous avons eu pas mal de petits (URL HIDDEN) sur la ville et les bons endroits où aller.
Dans un immeuble avec des escaliers assez raides, l'appartement est au 1er etage. L'immeuble entier est à Diogo&cousins avec les différents logement qu'ils louent.
L'appartement est très bien situé, resto, bar, supermarché et transports à proximité. Logement très propre et très acceuillant. Tout est fourni et propre (draps, serviettes...). La climatisation à était très apprécié. La literie est agréable. Nous n'avons pas pu profiter de la petite terrasse comme nous l'aurions souhaitez, en effet il faisait très chaud et c'est une cour enclavé ou il y a les sorties de climatisation au dessus.
Pour le retour, Diogo nous avait dit qu'ils garderai nos bagages puis viendrai nous récupérer en ville dans la journée pour nous ramener mais cela n'a finalement pas était possible. Vanda à du coup réservé un Uber pour nous, 10€ à nos frais, ce qui est raisonnable et surtout très pratique.
Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à Lisbonne et nous recommandons ces hôtes et leurs logements.

Rene NoelJuly 2016 - Canada

Diego and cousins were great: we were picked up at the airport, got a mini tour of Lisbon as we traveled to the home, and helped us settle in. They shared tons of helpful recommendations. The Writer's House was clean, cozy and comfortable -and in a fantastic location. We would be happy to stay here again.

Ted WhooleyJuly 2016 - Ireland

We had a great stay in Diogo and cousins apartment. The apartment has a central location so ideal for exploring the city. It is a spacious apartment with 5 of us (3 adults, 2 children) being very comfortable there. It is very well kitted out with anything you would need e.g. A very well equipped kitchen, wi-fi, washing machine etc What really stands out is the service we got. Gustavo collected us from the airport, gave us a tour of the city on the way to the apartment and then sat down and gave us tips on what to do and see during our stay. To top it off he dropped my mother back to the airport when she was leaving. Vanda was also able to organise a trip to Fatima and Obidos with the highly accommodating Cesar for us at a very reasonable cost. If back in Lisbon I would definitely stay with Diogo and cousins again.

Christian BauerJuly 2016 - France

Nous avons passer une très bonne semaine à Lisbonne. L'acceuil et les conseils de César ont été tres agreable et d'une grande efficacité. L'appartement est tres bien situé
, tres propre et parfaitement équipé.

Jason HadaviJune 2016 - United States

Diogo and Rita are excellent hosts and the writers house was wonderful. We found it to fulfill all of its description. It's a very charming neighborhood we were sad to leave. I highly recommend it!
We had easy access to transportation, interesting sights, and great food. Diogo and Rita were at the airport to pick us up and ensured we had the numbers to call if we needed anything. Rita spent time planning our days and recommending things to see and do in Lisbon.
We will definitely book the writers house when we go back to Lisbon!

Adeline DucheneJune 2016 - France

We had a great time in Writer's house ! With firstly a warm welcoming from César at the airport to drive us to the appartment (he very kindly waited us even if we had a flight delay) ! The flat was perfect with everything you need in it, almost like home. Vanda and César were very quick to answer to any question we had before or during our stay. Again, we had a wonderful time ! Thank you again and we hope coming back soon !

Hannah ScangaJune 2016 - United States

The Writers House was a fantastic place to stay in Lisbon. From the time of booking through check-out, the hosts were open and easy to communicate with. They even picked us up at the airport and had a car seat for our son. The apartment is large by European standards and is nicely renovated with tasteful decor. The location is impeccable - in the Alfama, but without requiring lots of steps or steep hills that are characteristic of the area. There are many nearby public transportation options, including the tram. In summary, this was a great place to stay with an amazing level of service by Diogo and cousins!!

Jane SelmanMay 2016 - United Kingdom

Excellent stay, thanks. Great welcome being met at the airport. Really generous and friendly welcome by Diogo and Cesar. Writers House lived up to its description: stylish, clean, and well equipped. Excellent location from which to walk around Lisbon. We would all use it again.

Elaine CarrolMay 2016 - United Kingdom

Diogo and his cousin were super friendly and really made us feel welcome, were very helpful in allowing us to check in early and even took us to the airport to coach our flight! The flat was lovely and clean with cute little themed touches. We also recommend the restaurant downstairs :)

Stephan BauerApril 2016 - Netherlands

Perfect place, a home in Lisboa! Cesar and Diogo are perfect hosts. They came to collect us from the airport. The House is great and right in the middle of Lisbon. Thanks.

Patrick SiezienApril 2016 - France

Appartement conforme à la description. Emplacement idéal pour découvrir Lisbonne, le vieux quartier d'Alfama et les sites incontournalbes (Puerta del sol, Tram 28 ...)

Chaterine ErnyMarch 2016 - France

Nous avons passé un excellent sejour dans l'appartement Writerhouse. Très bien situé dans l'Alafama, près de la cathédrale le logement est spacieux, très bien aménagé, fonctionnel, design personnalisé et au calme ... L'accueil de César fut chaleureux, avec beaucoup d'explications faisant de notre sejour , une expérience très enrichissante et pleine de découvertes !!

Beatriz TrujilloMarch 2016 - Spain

Nice apartment very close to the Comercio Square, comfortable and quiet. We went with our two daugthers and it was perfect for us, we had all we need there.
And Diogo was a perfect host in Lisbon. He recommended us what to visit and where to eat real good in the city, including the small but excellent restaurant just below the apartment.
Great experience !!

Martina ChiesaFebruary 2016 - Italy

Perfetta la posizione, assolutamente facile da trovare e non faticoso, date le tante salite e vicoletti di Lisbona!
La casa è ancor meglio delle foto, super moderna e nuova nelle finiture, spaziosa e pulitissima.
Il cugino di Diogo è venuto a prenderci in aeroporto e ci ha fatto un mini tour della città, nel percorso arrivando a casa e ci ha dato molti consigli su cosa vedere e dove mangiare.
Consiglio vivamente di andare ad alloggiare li. Il ristorante sotto casa è molto carino e intimo dato i pochi posti. Meglio prenotare!
Se dovessi tornare qui a Lisbona, sicuro tornerò da Diogo. Per chi diceva che le scale sono molto ripide, non è da prendere alla lettera, le ha fatte molto tranquillamente mia mamma di 63 anni.

Sara SwitzmanFebruary 2016 - Ireland

Our family of three had an amazing experience in Lisbon greatly due to our stay in the Writers House. Our hosts went above and beyond to assure our enjoyment with restaurant reservations and even helping us get a babysitter! From the moment we booked Diogo responded quickly to any query we had. From personal pick up at the airport, to the fantastic location for walking or taking public transit to explore the city. The apartment was super comfortable, the kitchen and bathroom were fully equipped with everything you would need. The only thing I would note is the really steep set of stairs, only one flight, to reach the apartment. Can't recommend this host and this apartment more highly.

Anna GandlJanuary 2016 - Austria

We really enjoyed our stay at Diogos Wrtiter's House. It's a lovely flat with everything you need for a great stay in Lisbon and it's in the perfect location for all kind of city activities. Diogo's cousin Cesar was so kind to pick us up at the airport and gave us lots of useful tips for our visit. Furthermore there's a nice little restaurant just underneath the apartment wich serves the most delicious Portuguese food. Definitely the place to stay when you come to Lisbon :)

Anne Flore BessotDecember 2015 - France

Dès les premiers échanges de mails avec Diogo, le ton était donné: nous avons été reçus comme si nous étions des amis de longue date. César est venu nous chercher à l’aéroport et a pris du temps pour nous indiquer les lieux incontournables mais aussi les bons trucs à savoir pour visiter Lisbonne dont nous sommes tombés amoureux.... L'appartement est absolument conforme au descriptif et aux photographies. Equipements et literie de qualité. Appartement très agréable et central situé en contre bas de la Cathédrale de la Sé et donc du fameux tramway 28. Idéal pour visiter la ville - à 2 pas de la Praça do Comércio et de la station de métro Terreio do Paço. Seul petit bémol: un peu de bruit en provenance du resto situé en dessous. Cet appartement reste parfait pour séjourner et rayonner facilement. Merci à César et Diogo pour votre disponibilité et gentillesse ...à l'image des Lisboètes en général.

Anna Grazia ChiodettiDecember 2015 - Italy

Diogo was a wonderful host! He has been extremely helpful. He even picked us up at the airport and he gave us a lot of suggestions. His flat is great: just restored in a historical building, attractive, very clean, comfortable, full equipped and perfectly located. Highly recommended!

Aksel DahlbackNovember 2015 - Norway

We had an amazing stay at diogos place. It was tidy, nice and clean. We had everything we wanted and both Diogo and his cousin Cesar was friendly and helpful. We even got picked up at the airport and they ordered a taxi for us back when we left. It was full service all the way. The apartment is exactly like the pictures and the location was perfectly located in Alfama with its cozy allies and small streets. We had a lovely time and will definitely come back again.

Pamela CurryOctober 2015 - United States

Diogo and Cesar were fantastic hosts- really went out of their way to accommodate us, with Cesar even collecting me from the station. The apartment was perfect for us as a couple and easy walking distance to much of Lisbon's best. I would definitely recommend it as a good place to stay.

Avi ElzamSeptember 2015 - Israel

Warm recommendation Diego's apartment. The apartment is in an exceptional location. Good restaurants, a small supermarket and a bakery near the apartment. Close to the subway, taxi rank, bus and tourist sites. The apartment is very clean. What you see is what you get. Cesar greeted us warmly and explained everything we needed to know about Lisbon, and mark on a map the places worth visiting include great tips. We were very surprised Diego's suggestion to come pick us up at the airport. It is certainly not obvious. We will recommend to friends to stay in this apartment.

Csaba TamaskovicsSeptember 2015 - Hungary

Diogo elénk jött a reptérre, rövid útmutatót, tanácsokat, térképet adott a városhoz.
A szállás mindenben hozta az ígérteket. Frissen felújított, jó állapotú.
Alfama központjához nagyon közeli kis utcában van a szállás, ahol bolt, pék és 2 élőzenés étterem is található.

Dominique MoulinAugust 2015 - France

Merci pour l'accueil du cousin César, très chaleureux et précis sur les choses à voir en ville.

Sandrine BlossierAugust 2015 - France

Merci DIogo pour ce chaleureux accueil on ne pouvait pas rever mieux. Ta disponibilté nous a permis de nous sentir comme à la maison. Appartement superbement agréable et cosy. L emplacement idéal à proximité de tout dans petite rue calme que du bonheur. Tout y est !!! muite obrigado. Scjk De parte das Quatro raparigas

Gina MarieJuly 2015 - United States

Diogo's flat was perfect for us. It was quaint and clean...he and his cousin even left us a lovely bottle of Portugese wine to share! The great thing about Diogo and his cousin Cesar is that they are so full of pride. They told us all about Lisbon, and they were so willing to help us get around...even going the extra mile to pick us up and drop us off at the airport, which is ten minutes away. These accommodations made life so much easier, and they were happy to do it! This is a great flat, it is beautifully decorated and has a shower that is so awesome it's worth mentioning! I would suggest this place to friends and family.

Piotr GrycoJuly 2015 - Poland

the description of the apartment is not really true. Because it cuts off the core! It cannot reflect how superb it is.
Its location is just incredible: you walk down the stairs and voila: there is a fantastic local restaurant. It doesn’t suit you..? ok.. Then 20 steps away there is another one with live music and great atmosphere. You want to visit some of the top foursquare places? ok. It will take you five minutes walk. It’s particularly important when you get back - after the dinner with a bottle or two of wine… And that’s only the location!
Take the apartment then: cosy, charming, with its own story. Equipped with everything that you might need during your stay: just think of something and it’s there. Everything clean, fresh, welcoming and comfortable.
But that’s only the apartment! What else? - you would ask..Ok… Certainly Diogo and his cousin Cesar. And now we start talking about the core of the core! Without them the apartment would only be a place to put your body after a day’s activities. Thanks to them you really can feel as a GUEST and friend. They take care of you from the moment you put your feet on the Portuguese soil by picking you up at the airport. They will arrange everything you could fantasize about. Want to learn more about Lisbon and Portugal? No problem. But it’s not about them talking about the places or showing them on a map. It’s about taking a car and arranging an excursion wherever you wish. Showing you actual places, local restaurants with incredible dishes, views and experiences. Paths to take.
We were SO lucky picking up Diogo’s place. Indeed. This was an experience to remember. And new friends we have now.
Cesar. Diogo. Thank you ever so much. Nothing can beat you. No matter the number of stars in the name!

Hannah ScangaJanuary 2015 - United Kingdom

The Writers House was a fantastic place to stay in Lisbon. From the time of booking through check-out, the hosts were open and easy to communicate with. They even picked us up at the airport and had a car seat for our son. The apartment is large by European standards and is nicely renovated with tasteful decor. The location is impeccable - in the Alfama, but without requiring lots of steps or steep hills that are characteristic of the area. There are many nearby public transportation options, including the tram. In summary, this was a great place to stay with an amazing level of service by ON Host Portugal!!

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The Amenities

  • Washer
  • Coffee
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Iron
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Air dryer
  • Cable TV
  • Wi-Fi internet
  • Air condition
  • Basics
  • Kitchen
  • Towels
  • Bed linens
  • Family friendly
  • Buzzer
  • First aid
  • Smoke detector
  • Terrace


Alfama - Baixa

6 Guests
2 Room


Cleaning Fee: 35 €

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