Lisbon, Portugal

Dona Graça Apartments

Rates per night from$184.15

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (EUR166.04), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.

Style

Crisp white casa

Setting

Private Portuguese garden

Wake up in your own serene stay in boutique hotel Dona Graça Apartments; on a hilltop just beyond the buzziest bits of the city, this revamped 19th-century building has an orange-tree filled garden with a sleek central pool. Each bright, mod-minimalist apartment has a cosy lounge and a private balcony, and breakfast is delivered to your door every day, to be enjoyed in your kitchen or perhaps back in bed. Don’t feel like cooking? With the wealth of seafood restaurants scattered around the hills of Lisbon, there’s no need. Happy holidays.

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

Daily breakfast, a room upgrade (subject to availability) and local cheeses, a fruit basket and a bottle of Oporto wine in your room on arrival

Facilities

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Need to know

Rooms

Nine, including two suites.

Check–Out

11am, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.

Rates

Double rooms from £149.98 (€176), including tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a daily breakfast goody bag – with orange juice, pastries, fresh bread, meats and cheese, pastéis de nata, yoghurt, coffee pods and milk – that’s delivered to your apartment.

Also

Struggling to choose your room? Don’t worry too much: every apartment has its own picturesque balcony.

At the hotel

WiFi throughout. In rooms: a kitchenette, TV, air-conditioning and Castelbel bath products.

Our favourite rooms

The light-filled Comfort Studios look out over the hotel’s garden and pool; for a bit more space, spring for the Family Suite.

Poolside

The rectangular swimming pool is the star of the hotel’s private gardens; it’s family friendly, unheated and flanked by a terrace with sunloungers and parasols.

Packing tips

Bring your sleekest swimsuit, a shade-providing hat and an appetite for pastéis de nata.

Also

This split-level stay isn’t wheelchair accessible.

Children

Welcome, but there aren’t any child-specific activities, so it’s best suited to teens.

Food and Drink

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Top Table

At the kitchen counter, on the bed in the garden… Eat wherever and whenever you’d like.

Dress Code

Minha casa é sua casa – make yourself at home in swimsuits, robes or the emperor’s newest duds.

Hotel restaurant

There’s no restaurant, but each apartment has a kitchen equipped with a fridge, hobs and tea and coffee kit. Every morning a bag of breakfast goodies – fresh orange juice and bread, pastéis de nata, pastries, ham, cheese and jams – will be delivered to your door. Staying longer than three nights? Your morning food delivery’s contents will change to mix things up a bit.

Hotel bar

There’s no bar, but you can buy local wines by the glass or the bottle in the lobby.

Last orders

Leisurely late breakfasts? Pretty afternoon picnics? Decadent midnight feasts? With your own kitchen you can eat whenever you’d like.

Room service

Your breakfast bag will be delivered to your door each morning.

Location

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Address
Dona Graça Apartments
Rua da Bela Vista à Graça 124
Lisbon
1170-054
Portugal

Dona Graça Apartments is in the city of one of Lisbon’s most charming old quarters, Bairro da Graça.

Planes

Lisbon airport is 20 minutes away by car; the hotel can arrange transfers for €35 each way.

Trains

Trains from Faro and Porto pull into Santa Apolonia station, one kilometre from the hotel. Transfers from the station are €10 each way.

Automobiles

You won’t need a car in the city, thanks to plentiful taxis and an easily an easily navigable transit system, but if you’re driving into Lisbon you can use the hotel’s onsite car park for €10 a day.

Worth getting out of bed for

Wake up with a leisurely breakfast in bed or a morning picnic in the hotel’s gardens, then soak up the sun as you float about in the quiet pool. 

Brush up on your design knowledge at the oh-so-cool MAAT: Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, then wander ‘round the shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars of LX Factory, a revamped former factory from the Industrial era. Prefer to feel the sand between your toes? Head down to Cascais Beach for a dose of sun and surf. Afterwards, you can watch the sun set (and stay until dawn, if you’d like) at Park Bar; built on the top floor of a seven-storey car park, this alfresco hangout has sweeping views of the Tagus and the Church of Santa Catarina. It’s equal parts bar, restaurant, garden and events space, hosting everything from overnight DJs to outdoor film screenings.

Get a regal dose of history at Castell di Sao Jorge, a mediaeval citadel that consists of the castle, the ruins of the former royal palace and the former residences of the most well-to-do members of society. Practice your royal wave from the ramparts.

 

 

For more things to do in Lisbon, check-out our private, insider-led SideStory experiences.

Local restaurants

Brunch like champions at Dear Breakfast, an on-trend cafe with a perfectly designed menu of rich coffees, berry-packed smoothies, eggs-many-ways, pastries, maple- and bacon-topped pancakes and purple acai bowls. For relaxed breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between, there’s Time Out Food Market – a modern food hall of 40 expert tested-and-approved food stalls. There are seafood dishes aplenty, berry-topped cakes, artisanal beer stalls, pizzas, pastries and coffee kiosks. Indecisive palates and try-everything-adventurers, this is your place. And finally, for arguably the best seafood restaurant in Lisbon – Anthony Bourdain approved, so who are we to disagree? – make your way to Cervejaria Ramiro and order elegantly spiced plates of scarlet-hued carabineros, tiger prawns, goose barnacles and clams in garlic sauce. Skip the pre-dinner bread basket in favour of a decadent dessert.

 

Local bars

Parched from walking up and down Lisbon’s many hills? End your day of adventure at rooftop cocktail bar Topo with sundowners and a sweeping view of the city’s twinkling lights. 

Reviews

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Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this apartment-style hotel in Portugal and unpacked their bottle of red, a full account of their boutique city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Dona Graça Apartments in Lisbon…

Fancy waking up to the scent of orange trees, followed by a knock on your door that heralds the arrival of freshly baked treats, hot coffee and locally produced breakfast goodies? And then heading back to bed for breakfast to ponder your day of padding through picturesque Portuguese streets or paddling in the sun-dappled pool? Look no further than Lisbon’s Dona Graça Apartments,  a secluded stay in the heart of the city with sleek, light-filled apartments.

The Guestbook

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith hotel or villa, we’ll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what other Smith members had to say in Dona Graça Apartments’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The views from our appartment, the design, friendly hosts, the area - not in the center but very close, the nice breakfast.

Rating

Stayed on 3 Oct 2019

We loved

The unspoilt building and the oasis of green in the city garden. The pool was small and unheated but refreshing after a lot of walking in the sun. The room was tastefully furnished, with a perfectly adequate kitchen area, sofa and a decent bathroom with a good shower. Our room overlooked the pretty garden and was quiet. The reception team were friendly and helpful, and there were some great gifts to buy. Breakfast delivered to the door in a bag each morning was amazing – far too generous for us to do justice to, with bread, jam, granola, yoghurt, custard tarts, cheese, meats, coffee, milk and butter. Perfect to set you up for the very tough hilly walking around Lisbon's vertiginous streets! Over the weekends, the hotel hosts a gourmet 15-course meal cooked over a firepit in the garden by a top Portugese chef. The guests sit at long tables under the trees in the garden, with soft music playing.

Don’t expect

Luxurious surroundings, or traditional hotel type service. Also there is no bar or room service, and crucially for some guests, no lifts. There is very limited storage space for clothes.

Rating

Stayed on 13 Sep 2019

We loved

We loved everything about our visit, from the friendliness on arrival, the stylish apartment, great breakfast and the stunning meal in the courtyard. Great location for exploring Lisbon.

Rating

Stayed on 4 Sep 2019

We loved

The wonderfully friendly staff are excellent and make you feel at home, providing anything you need and offering great tips and guidance on what to do and where to eat in town. The continental breakfast delivered to your room if perfect for romantic lazy breakfasts in bed as the sun streams through the windows, and the private garden and pool really feel like a little oasis of calm in the centre of this bustling city.

Don’t expect

There's not a bar or restaurant here, but with plenty of options on the doorstep that's no problem at all.

Rating

Stayed on 2 Aug 2019