Where we slept: Lisbon {Baixa House}

I couldn’t wait to get to Lisbon.

I was excited to explore the hills and streets, taste the food, experience the art of Fado, and see some UNESCO World Heritage sites.

But more than all of those things, I was excited to stay at Baixa House.

I had found Baixa House online last year, and tucked the website away in case we decided to visit Lisbon. I was really impressed with the photos + details on their website, and was hopeful that my stay would match what I had seen.

Baixa House has 12 apartments in a gorgeous renovated 18th century building in the heart of the downtown Baixa neighborhood. Maria and her staff have created the best of both worlds- cozy apartment living plus the beautiful details and personalized service you find in a boutique hotel.

I love staying in apartments when we travel- for the space, the comforts of home, the ability to have some meals in our own kitchen and 99% of the time we spend less on an apartment than if we had 2 hotels rooms. (which we often have had to do in Europe for our family of 4)

The apartment we stayed in (5B) was perfect for our family, with plenty of room to stretch out. I loved the large windows, hardwood floors, colorful dishes and accents throughout. The wifi, iPod dock and fresh flowers were a welcome touch.

Here are just a few of the details that make Baixa House stand out from the other rentals and hotels we have stayed in.

  • The refrigerator is filled with breakfast goodies and restocked daily
  • Fresh bread was dropped off every morning (!!) at our door
  • Every day our apartment was cleaned while we were out exploring
  • Personalized service by the discreet staff who are there when you need them
  • Fresh flowers + free, reliable wifi
  • Really comfy beds with great linens
  • iPod dock, cd player and speakers to play music
  • CAKE! a different flavor each day

 

 

 

 

Our morning delivery of breakfast bread… such a nice touch!

We loved the breakfasts! Every day, an assortment of bread, cheese, meat, yogurt and fruit. Juice, coffee + tea. It was perfect. And these gorgeous yellow and green dishes made me actually want to set the table…

Lisbon was beautiful, but Baixa House- SUPERB. I highly recommend staying here, if you ever get the chance.

Make sure to tell Maria hello from me!

xo- Heather


 

Baixa House

Lisbon, Portugal

www.baixahouse.com

 

 

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