I booked an appartment for 10 days, with the following conditions:
Room price: €502.00
10 nights €50.20 avg./night
When I arrived there, I was appalled when they told me I would have to pay an extra of €365.00 for taxes, heating, room cleaning, changing towels, etc. It amounted to an extra of 60% on the advertised price, which sounds like an extorsion. In the end, I payed because I did not want to have my 10-day vacations ruined. But I was not happy at all.
It was amazing that they charged me heating fee, but there was only one heating device in the entire 2-bedroom apartment. So, we were pretty cold inside the apartment, since temperatures reached 11ºC in the Lisbon winter.
The apartment was new, and it was a plus. But the electric wiring failed when we turned in the heating, plus the oven or the microwaves. We had 2 or 3 general failures of electricity, which was a nuisance. When we turned the lights, 2 bulbs exploded.
The apartment has no television, only a very small computer screen in the living room.
The total price we paid was extorsive, considering what had been previously adjusted in the web-site; a 60% increase is not fair. But outside these problems, the premises were very new, well decorated and clean. The neighborhood is very good and I felt secure and homy in the apartment.