5 Bed & Breakfasts to spend the night in Lisbon
Bed & Breakfast is an accommodation concept that was born during World War II in England when, faced with completely booked hotels, the English started opening their homes to travelers and foreigners, offering them a bed to spend the night and breakfast the next day. One of the most curious things about Bed & Breakfasts’ today is that in most cases, the owner also lives in the house, which just helps create a homier and more welcoming place… sort of like a home away from home. If you’re going to be in Lisbon and want to give this original form of sleeping away from home a try, than all you have to do is choose from these 5 suggestions…
1. The House
Considered a Bed & Breakfast Boutique, The House is all that and a whole lot more! Elegant and cosmopolitan, this place is unique and unforgettable: located only a short distance from the Estrela Basilica and Garden, it offers 10 rooms that are impeccably decorated (and baptized with the names of typical Lisbon neighborhoods), as well as a garden and terrace with breathtaking views – here you live and breathe Lisbon! The breakfast is to die for… as is the entire stay.
2. ZUZABED & Breakfast
With its doors open in the historical centre of the city of Lisbon – right next to neighborhoods such as Chiado, Baixa Pombalina and Bairro Alto – ZUZABED is an invitation for well-being, comfort and friendliness which means that you basically get everything you have at home, but in this case, away from it. Its 4 rooms – few, but very good – are decorated in a modern and comfortable fashion and all you have to do is choose between the “Home Garden”, “Vintage”, “Terrace Castle” or “Terrace Garden”, the last two have a private terrace and privileged views. After a restful night, a breakfast banquet awaits you: everything you expect from a great Bed & Breakfast…
3. Casa Costa do Castelo
At the top of Lisbon, situated next to the S. Jorge Castle, the Casa Costa do Castelo is a Bed & Breakfast that joins what is practical and what is pleasurable: the heart of Lisbon right next door, but far away enough to offer a tranquil environment for whoever stops by. With a simple but comfortable décor, the house has 4 rooms, 1 suite, a common living room and a beautiful garden (with equally beautiful views), as well as a sunny winter garden where breakfast – which can be specially ordered by any guest – is served daily. A wonderful way to wake up in Lisbon…
It’s a registered trademark and promises an unforgettable stay. Besides its bright and well decorated rooms, we must highlight the magnificent views from the windows and terrace of this Bed & Breakfast localized in the Calçada do Monte, close to the Graça esplanade. The “invigorating breakfasts” are served in the room or on the terrace and its menu, although full of daily surprises, is never without fresh and varied bread, eggs, cake, yogurts and fruit. minhacasaemlisboa is your house in Lisbon… Do you need a better invitation?
5. Casa do Pátio
Only a couple of steps from Chiado and Bairro Alto you’ll find, next to the Pátio das Parreiras, a marvelous Bed & Breakfast with a very appropriate name: Casa do Pátio. Comprised of 8 rooms and, of course, a patio (“patio”) where a delicious homemade breakfast is served every morning. Of vintage inspiration, yesterday’s and today’s details subsist in an environment where good taste, comfort and hospitality are key – traditional Portuguese values.