The Lisboans

  • Location: City
    Restaurants and shops: In walking distance
    Classic Number 28 tram: 2 mins walking
    Flea markets in the Graça area: 15 mins walking
    Tejo river: 5 mins walking
  • Lisbon Airport (LIS): 7km (20 mins by car)
    Airport transfer available on request
    Good public transport
    No parking available
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An introduction to The Lisboans

How would you describe The Lisboans in a nutshell?

The Lisboans is a hotel with 15 luxury apartments that come with five-star amenities, all stylish, distinctive and very unique. We had everything tailor-made for the hotel, from tables and chairs to bed covers. Even the hotel’s colours and designs were carefully chosen together with Portuguese artisans. Our goal was for our guests to experience the culture of Portugal and also show the beautiful things Lisbon has to offer.

How would you describe the atmosphere at The Lisboans?

The Lisboans is located in a UNESCO World Heritage area. Even though I consider it to be a contemporary building, during the renovation of the building we were required to have archaeologists present as some Roman artifacts and a Roman wall were discovered. The entire process took longer than we had anticipated, but it was very interesting to see what was beneath the surface. Our architect, Marta, tried to keep the original frame of the house so that the building now embraces a mix of the old and new, creating a very interesting atmosphere. After four years, we finally opened The Lisboans to the public in December of 2016.

According to your guests, what is special about The Lisboans?

Many of our returning guests tell us that The Lisboans feels like their home while visiting the city, which is always a pleasure to hear. For us, it is the combination of everything, which makes The Lisboans so special. From the décor and architecture, to the location. The Lisboans is also very approachable, as we are a family business. Me and the triplets, all with different backgrounds, from art director and architect, to lawyer. Our first adventure was my old apartment in Lisbon, which we pioneered on Airbnb. That experience inspired the project to reconstruct a building with our individual characteristics and rent it out. You can feel this love for the creation of unique apartments in every corner of The Lisboans.

How would you describe the interior design?

All of our apartments have high ceilings and large windows, handmade tiles, and a mixture of vintage and contemporary pieces. The chairs and tables were handcrafted in northern Portugal. All the other furniture was found over time at local art fairs, flea markets and antique stores. The design of the Lisboans is light and airy, with plants all over the building. Additionally, there is a library for guests to enjoy. Basically, we really strive to bring in a lot of personal character to the hotel and apartments. That is what makes this hotel into such a unique experience.

Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment
Comfort 1 Bedroom Apartment
Comfort 1 Bedroom Apartment
Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment
Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment
Interior details
Superior 1 Bedroom Apartment
Superior 2 Bedroom Apartment
Bathroom
Exterior and entrance

The Lisboans rooms & rates

The Lisboans is in a building that was originally an abandoned canned food factory from the 1980s. Upon renovation it was turned into an apartment building with 15 individual homes, which span across five floors. There are ten one-bedroom and five two-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 55 to 75 square meters. All the rooms look onto the street, but each apartment has its own unique character and décor. It is rather difficult to say which apartment is the best, as all of them are frequented and we typically remain at a 95% occupancy level. However, on the fifth floor we have a luxury penthouse, which has the best view out of all of the apartments, as it is overlooking the river, castle, and cathedral. Future plans for the Lisboans include a grocery store as well as a farm-to-table restaurant on the ground floor. This is what we will be working on next.

  • Comfort 1 Bedroom Apartment for 2-4 people / 45 m²
    200 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This beautiful apartment features a fully equipped kitchenette, dining area and a bedroom with a comfortable king size bed with a selection of pillows. The living room includes a sofa bed and there's also a modern bathroom with a shower. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Comfort 2 Bedroom Apartment for 2-6 people / 70 m²
    220 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This bright and beautifully designed apartment features two bedrooms with comfortable king size beds with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining room area and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Superior 1 Bedroom Apartment for 2-4 people / 55 m²
    220 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The beautifully furnished apartment features a selection of vintage and contemporary furniture, customised handmade tiles, hand-picked pieces from antique shops and handcrafted textiles made by Portuguese artisans. There is a double bedroom with a comfortable king size bed with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, dining room area and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Superior 2 Bedroom Apartment for 2-6 people / 70 m²
    240 / night
    • 1 Twin bedroom
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    The beautifully furnished apartment features a contemporary décor and includes two double bedrooms with a comfortable king size beds with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining room, a living room and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Deluxe 1 Bedroom Apartment for 2-4 people / 55 m²
    240 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This beautifully furnished apartment with wooden beams in the ceiling features a double bedroom with a comfortable king size bed with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining area, a living room and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment for 2-6 people / 75 m²
    260 / night
    • 2 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Living room
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This beautifully furnished apartment with wooden beams in the ceiling features two double bedrooms with a comfortable king size beds with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining area, a living room and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

  • Penthouse Apartment for 2-4 people / 70 m²
    260 / night
    • 1 Double bedroom
    • 1 Shower room (ensuite)
    • 1 Dining room
    • 1 Kitchenette
    • 1 Sofabed (on req.)
    • 1 Baby cot (on req.)

    This very bright and beautifully furnished apartment features a double bedroom with a comfortable king size bed with a selection of pillows, a fully equipped kitchenette, a dining area, a living room and a bathroom with a shower. The comfortable sofa can be made into a bed for 1-2 persons and is available upon request. Highlight of the apartment are the panoramic views of the Tejo River, the São Jorge Castle and the Sé Cathedral. Daily breakfast delivered to the apartment.

    The apartment features:
    Bed linen, 1 fold-away bed, 1 Queen bed, 1 baby crib, child's high chair, WiFi, stereo system, TV (cable), hair dryer, shower, clothes dryer, iron & board, washing machine, air conditioning, private balcony.

Included in the rates
Rates include a lovely breakfast brought to your room every morning and daily housekeeping.
Children & Extra beds
Children are welcome. Cots are available free of charge. There is no space for extra beds.
Minimum stay
2 nights
Check in time
after 15:00
Check out time
before 12:00

Facilities & services

  • Children welcome
  • WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Maid service
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Music system
  • Central heating
  • Movies/DVDs
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair dryer

Our luxury apartment rentals are all self-catering, as each apartment comes with a fully equipped kitchen. As a hotel, we do offer cleaning services and in the future we hope to also provide babysitting services as well as massages. The Lisboans is very child-friendly, and we can already provide baby bathtubs, high chairs, and some children’s games. Best of all, we have a superb breakfast service where you will find fresh breads and orange juice in a bag on your door every morning.

There are bicycles available upon request. We have a partnership with a local tourist company that can give recommendations and organize tours for our guests, should they desire this service. All recommendations are of course centred around guest preferences. However, we do prefer to give our guests suggestions that are more off the beaten path.

Things to do in Lisbon

  • Art / Culture
  • Shopping / Markets
  • Night life
  • Boat trips

I always suggest renting a boat to go to the other side of the river, as it is a wonderful place to watch the sunset, which makes for a very nice experience. There are also a couple of good restaurants with amazing views of Lisbon. Another one of my recommendations is to go to the castle. It is a bit touristic, but it has a great view of the city.

There are various restaurants that guests should visit. One of my personal favourites is Taberna das Flores. It is a tiny restaurant and they don't accept reservations. They offer a traditional Portuguese experience and serve local food with a kick. In Lisbon there are also a lot of upcoming chefs who experiment with traditional cuisine, giving our food a new flare. The variety of food options that we have is wonderful and a great way to get to know Portuguese culture, both modern and old.

The Lisboans reviews

5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
We loved our stay at the Lisboans! We are returning to Portugal for our wedding in May and will definitely be recommending this spot to our guests who will be visiting Lisbon. The location is perfect - we could walk to a few of the major tourist attractions and there are plenty of bars and restaurants in the area but the street at night is perfectly quiet and never overrun with tourists. We had a late check-in and Marina was so accommodating and her instructions for late check-in procedures were easy to follow. The breakfast delivered in the morning was just enough for us to get going (the fresh-squeezed orange juice was amazing!). We can't wait to come back.
Melanie M.
stayed at The Lisboans in October 2018
5 of 5 stars
Verfied Welcome Beyond stay
Hello, the stay was very good! The Lisboans is a very tastefull place in the city where you feel at home. The breakfast was very charming and there are many ways to eat well in the area. Everything was done right here!
Ulrike M.
stayed at The Lisboans in December 2017

The location of The Lisboans

The Lisboans is of course in Lisbon, which is in central Portugal along the Atlantic coast. It is located in the upscale Baixa neighbourhood, the city centre. This is basically the best area in the city, as most things are only a five-minute walk away. The building itself is nestled in a quiet and lovely area, with numerous shops and restaurants close by. All the touristy spots, the river, subway, tram station, and even the castle are less than 10 mins away. We provide a pocket-sized map for guests with these recommendations, as well as some of our favourite non-touristy locales that show the real Lisbon.

When is the best time to visit Lisbon?

In my opinion, the months of May and October are definitely the best months to be in Lisbon. Of course, all the other months also have their particular charm and the weather is quite good year-round. However, August would be my least favourite month, as it tends to get very hot and there are a lot of tourists here during that time.