Rossio Convento da Encarnação

Detailed description

This house dates back to 1890 but was renovated at the end of 2012. The property maintains the spirit of times past but with the comforts the present and has been decorated with taste. All rooms including the kitchen and the bathrooms have been painted with Venetian Plaster, and the house has been tastefully furnished with mixed rustic and modern decor and comfortable furniture, including the typical St. Andrew wooden crossbeams.

There are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in this 1st floor flat, and two extra single beds can be placed in the property to allow up to 8 guests to stay here. Both the living room and two of the bedrooms have windows and narrow balconies that overlook a small picturesque street that ends at the beautiful Convent of the Encarnação.

The living area is divided from the fully-equipped kitchen by a typical wooden crossbeam structure that also serves as a handy kitchen bar to serve meals or sample a glass of good Portuguese wine. Next to the kitchen there is another large open space dining area, well-lit with natural light coming in from the enormous window which makes the entire area bright and cheerful.

The living area has one sofa, a flat screen cable TV, coffee table and other furnishings. There is also a large dining table and chairs, should you decide to stay inside. Two of the bedrooms have a double bed, one of them measuring 1.60m x 2m and the other 1.50m x 2m, and the third bedroom has 2 singles (0.90m x 2m).

"Alojamento Local" Registration number: 2487/AL
Please note that from the 1st of January 2016, Lisbon City Council will be charging a city tax of EUR 1 per person per night which is not included in the total price and should be paid during check-in. This tax is charged to guests aged 13 and older. It is subject to a maximum amount of EUR 7 per guest.

Facility description

Balcony, Cable TV, Wi-Fi Internet, Internet with cable, Portable heaters, Portable cooling fans, Coffee maker, Washing machine, Washer-Dryer, Dishwasher, Hair dryer, Iron & ironing board, Toaster, Microwave, Oven, Fridge, Kettle, Blender, Teapot, Sheets & towels, cot provided on request

Location and Surroundings

Situated in the heart of Lisbon just round the corner from Rossio Square, the downtown Baixa area and within walking distance of the famous Chiado and Bairro Alto districts, this apartment is located on the 1st floor of a renovated 19th century building. Despite the proximity of downtown one almost has the impression of being in the countryside due to the silence that prevails throughout the day.

From this location, you can easily access the major sights of Lisbon, such as the nearby Castle of St. George, Lisbon Cathedral, Alfama, the Santa Justa Elevator and many little typical but also cool bars and restaurants, as well as traditional Fado houses. The transport such as the metro and train are within 5 minutes walk at Rossio Square, and so it is easy to visit the magical town of Sintra from here. However, if you decide to walk another 10 minutes you can also take a train from Cais do Sodré to the beautiful beaches of the Estoril Coast.

The nearby Baixa area has lots of excellent cafeterias and restaurants, as well as wonderfully large squares to visit such as Rossio, Restauradores and the Praça do Comércio where you can enjoy a drink outside at terrace cafés, or sit by the riverfront enjoying the sunshine.

Additional information

- Check-in after 3pm, check-out before 12pm (other times may be possible on request)
- Surcharge for late check-in after 8pm (20h00): 25 euros, but there is no additional cleaning fee.
- 150€ security deposit paid in cash on arrival, returned at check-out if no damage is done.
- Pets not allowed
- Smoking permitted on the balcony only

Latest reviews on this apartment (total of 4 reviews)

Luisa ., Italy


9 /10

Appartamento appena ristrutturato, arredato con gusto e praticità, spazioso e ben distribuito. Adatto a gruppi di amici o famiglie. Localizzato a poche centinaia di metri dalle centralissime Placa do Rossio e placa Figuera da cui partono i principali mezzi di collegamento e la linea rossa della Metro e da Rua do Carmo, centrale via per lo shopping. E' ottimale per chi cerca un punto di riferimento per poter girare con comodità tutta la città a piedi o con i mezzi pubblici. La zona in cui si trova è in fase di riqualificazione, a prima vista sembra un po' fatiscente, ma andando in giro per Lisbona vi accorgerete che è tutta così!! Il proprietario si è dimostrato molto disponibile e simpatico in ogni momento del nostro soggiorno. Admin Translation: Newly renovated apartment, furnished with taste and practicality, spacious and well distributed. Suitable for groups of friends or families. Located a few hundred meters from the very central Rossio and Figuera squares from where there are major transport connections such as the red line of the Metro, and near the Rua do Carmo, central shopping street. And ideal for those looking for a point of reference to be able easily travel through the city on foot or by public transport. The area in which it is located is being redeveloped, at first glance seems a little run-down, but going around Lisbon you will find that all is well! The owner was very helpful and pleasant during every moment of our stay.

Carsten ., Denmark


10 /10

We were very satisfied with the apartment, and the owner José was helpfull in any way. The apartment is placed very central in the city in a cosy local area with a lot of small and very cheap restaurants. Look foreward to chose this apartment when we visit Lissabon next time.

Danny Tauroa, Singapore


8 /10

This apartment was very spacious and well renovated. Everything was clean and tidy and excellent amenities were provided throughout the apartment. It was a short walk to some of the best attractions in Lisbon and plenty of options for eating and drinking. As mentioned in earlier reports, the neighbourhood is a little rundown but this adds to the charm of Lisbon and shouldn't detract from booking the place. Everything was comfortable and made our stay in Lisbon enjoyable. Jose was an excellent host doing everything he could to make our stay easy. One thing to mention is the noise from the apartment upstairs, you can hear people walking around, but this didn't affect us at night. So sleeping was fine.

Colm O'BRIEN, United Kingdom


9 /10

Wonderful stay,excellant Hosts. Great apartment. Colm O,Brien and family. Ireland

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