iescape - Super-chic yet comfortable apartments for 1-7, bang in the centre of Lisbon, with great personal service.
A stunning 18th-century building, its grand staircase is lined with traditional Portuguese tiles and its hallways are cool, white havens. Owner Jesus spent years meticulously restoring the building's original features, and scouring vintage shops in Portugal and Spain for quirky furnishings for the 13 apartments. The result is a fantastic mismatch of old and new - each high-ceilinged room is flooded with light and beautifully, quirkily decorated, with everything you could need for a short or long stay. read more
Evening Standard - In a charming 18th century building whose façade is covered in Lisbon’s ubiquitous blue tiles in the super central Baixa neighbourhood. Baixa is a short walk from the river Tagus, and wedged in between the very pretty Alfama and Chiado districts.
They occupy an entire building and after climbing a grand sweeping staircase staircase (or a cranky old lift), double doors open to reveal apartments which are a study in simple perfection. Think wooden floorboards, whitewashed walls, big windows opening onto balconies. read more
Cool Stays - Each is decorated differently and named after a Lisbon garden which inspires its design. At each apartment you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere and a delicately styled interior that includes many Portuguese handicrafts. High ceilings, whitewashed walls and bare floors are matched with bright furniture and patterned rugs. read more
Field and Nest - There are thirteen apartments overall, each one individually styled but maintaining a uniform bright and airy aesthetic throughout. As someone who works in interiors, I definitely have an appreciation for stylish decor and completely fell in love with the enviable collection of antique furniture that took pride of place in each apartment. The owner of Baixa House has spent years tracking down the perfect furniture and fittings for the rooms at antique markets and vintage shops all across Portugal and Spain with finds as diverse as Mid-Century coffee tables, beautiful green Bordallo Pinheiro majolica pottery and colourful rugs. read more