Georgia Hopkins

The Lisboans

Lisbon

by: Georgia Hopkins

  • Why

    My current love affair with Lisbon.

  • When

    October 2017.

  • Who

    Me and my fella.

Highs + Lows

  • Friendly welcome and local recos. The team here love to share their time and love for their city. They have an uncanny knack of making guests feel truly at home.

  • Location. Tucked away in a little residential street of Baixa. The Lisboans is smackbang in the heart of the city but perfectly quiet at the same time.

  • Thoughtful design. Hand-picked antiques, hand-woven textiles by local artisans, handmade Portuguese tiles- every little design detail has been incredibly carefully considered.

  • Breakfast delivery. The nicest surprise of all. A cute tote bag filled with fresh bread, croissants, and fresh orange juice is left on your door each morning to accompany the butter/jam/milk and cereal already in the apartment.

  • The Portuguese tiles. Need I say more.

  • Having to leave.

: 48/50
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  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Light-filled, design apartments in a converted canning factory in the beating heart of Lisbon's Baixa district.

  • Vibe

    Warm, friendly, local vibes.

  • Location

    Couldn't be more perfect.

  • Rooms

    15 (each with their own exclusive Portuguese interior design touch).

  • Music

    As you arrive, vinyl sounds float from The Lisboans' office downstairs.

  • Year Opened

    2016

  • Designed By

    Two designers-husband and wife team, Isaac and Tania and architect , Marta.

  • Pool/Gym

    No

  • Restaurant

    Coming soon (The Lisboans' new restaurant 'Prado' opens next door in November 2017).

  • Bar

    Coming soon (The Lisboans' new restaurant 'Prado' opens next door in November 2017).

  • Minibar

    No, but a breakfast tote bag of fresh bread and oj is left on your door each morning.

  • Wifi

    Yes (a perfect connection).

  • Children

    More than welcome.

  • Price

    Perfectly affordable.

In the Area

A 20 min. hike (get ready for some hills) from the Lisboans, Copenhagen Coffee Lab is worth the mission.  A Nordic-style cafe' in Principe Real serving excellent specialty coffee (order a flat white) and cinnamon buns.

Coffee at Copenhagen Coffee Lab

Copenhagen Coffee Lab Lisbon, Rua Nova da Piedade, Lisbon, Portugal

A 20 min. hike (get ready for some hills) from the Lisboans, Copenhagen Coffee Lab is worth the mission. A Nordic-style cafe' in Principe Real serving excellent specialty coffee (order a flat white) and cinnamon buns.

If you don't have time to do a workshop, make sure you at least pop your head into Catia Pessoa's beautiful ceramics atelier.  A beautiful space and just up the hill from The Lisboans.

Ceramics workshop at Caulino Ceramics

Caulino Handmade Ceramics, Lisbon, Portugal

If you don't have time to do a workshop, make sure you at least pop your head into Catia Pessoa's beautiful ceramics atelier. A beautiful space and just up the hill from The Lisboans.

A tiny, charming tavern that is impossibly hard to get into.  Our recommendation- get there right on 6pm.  No reservations, and cash only.  The local, daily-changing menu and Lisbon wines makes the wait worth it.

Dinner at Taberna das Flores

Taberna da Rua das Flores, Rua das Flores, Lisbon, Portugal

A tiny, charming tavern that is impossibly hard to get into. Our recommendation- get there right on 6pm. No reservations, and cash only. The local, daily-changing menu and Lisbon wines makes the wait worth it.

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The Lisboans

The Lisboans Apartments, Travessa Do Almada, Lisbon, Portugal

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