district: Bairro Alto
Located in Lisbon‘s hip Bairro Alto district, Casa das Janelas com Vista benefits from some cracking views of the city (including the Basilica da Estrela and the River Tejo with its imposing bridge), but the owners have gone to the ends of the earth to ensure inside is equally pleasing on the eye. Set in a former basketry workshop the hotel offers a taste of boutique hotel at B&B prices.
Guest rooms have all been individually designed, with a theme of cool wood and crisp whites and feature air conditioning, hardwood floors, signature beds and an en-suite bathroom.
The living room (which doubles as the reception and breakfast area) has a unique design with several amazing decoration pieces. It is a perfect place to relax in the afternoon with a book, play a board game, listen to some music and enjoy some typical Portuguese cheeses with a glass of wine. There is no restaurant as such, but the surrounding areas offers plenty of possibilities.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 12 rooms (8-20m2) (86-215 sq ft) • hotel opened: April 2011 • architecture: Carina Barreto • interior design (& owners): Carmen Rendé & Natalia Rubella ❌ no parking available • no pets allowed • 24-hour front desk