Lisbon, Portugal

Flora Chiado Apartments

Price per night from$376.47

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 (EUR352.83), via, using today’s exchange rate.


Café culture casinha


Cobbled streets of Chiado

The stylish self-catering stays at Flora Chiado Apartments are contemporary and luxurious, with pine floorboards, minimalist furnishings and classic Portuguese tiles. Continental breakfast fixings, including freshly baked bread and croissants, are delivered daily and each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen for leisurely meals – perfect for those travelling com a família. Step outside and you’ll find a cobblestone street lined with cosy bookshops, aromatic cafés and Michelin-starred restaurants: all a wander away from Lisbon’s main praça (square).

Smith Extra

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Goodies in your room on arrival: local cheese and wine, fresh flowers, a grocery kit for guests' first meal and access to Flora Chiado's concierge service (usually €15)


Photos Flora Chiado Apartments facilities

Need to know


10 apartments.


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


Double rooms from £320.45 (€374), 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 usually include Continental breakfast, delivered to your apartment daily at 8.30am.


Flora Chiado Apartments can arrange guided wine tastings of regional favourites, from vinho verdes to portos.

At the hotel

Free WiFi throughout, concierge service, laundry and housekeeping. In rooms: fully equipped kitchen, Delta coffee machine and tea-making facilities, Portus Cale bath products, bathrobes and slippers, and air-conditioning.

Our favourite rooms

Both of the two-bedroom apartments at the back of the building open onto a generously-sized shared terrace with lounge seating; it’s set up for leisurely alfresco breakfasts before days wandering around Lisbon.

Packing tips

Save room in your luggage for souvenirs: namely, a bottle of wine or a new-to-you tome from one of Chiado’s many book shops.


The hotel’s historic architecture and climbing stairs means that Flora Chiado Apartments is not accessible for wheelchairs.


Welcome; there’s plenty of space for families to spread out, one extra bed or baby cot (free for under-12s) can be provided.

Food and Drink

Photos Flora Chiado Apartments food and drink

Top Table

You’ll never have to wait for a table here: enjoy leisurely meals around the dining table, or out on the terrace if you have one.

Dress Code

Minha casa é sua casa – you’re the king of the castle, so anything from the Emperor’s new clothes to garb fit for modern royalty goes for mealtimes.

Hotel restaurant

Dinner is DIY: each apartment has a well-appointed kitchen with everything you’ll need to whip up a meal in your home-away-from-home. A Continental breakfast of bread, milk, eggs, ham and yoghurt is delivered fresh to your door every morning.

Hotel bar

Chill your favourite bottle in the fridge, or let something air out on the counter.

Last orders

Operate on whatever schedule you’d like in this self-catering stay.

Room service

All the fixings for Continental breakfast, fresh bread and croissants are delivered to your door at 8.30am each morning of your stay.


Photos Flora Chiado Apartments location
Flora Chiado Apartments
Rua Anchieta, 13

Flora Chiado Apartments is in a café-dotted neighbourhood within easy walking distance from the Praça do Comércio, Lisbon’s main square.


Direct flights from across Europe land at Lisbon Portela Airport is 10 kilometres from the hotel – around a half-hour drive; our Smith24 team can arrange flights and transfers.


One-way roads and winding streets mean that driving in Lisbon is seldom a stress-free experience; for ease and comfort, it’s best to stick to Lisbon’s sensibly-priced taxis. However, if you are a keen driver, there’s parking down the street from the hotel.


Ferries arrive at the Praça do Comércio terminal from Seixal, Cacilhas, Montijo and Barreiro.

Worth getting out of bed for

Don’t leave Lisbon without browsing through next door’s curiosity shop A Vida Portuguesa; the entire cobblestoned neighbourhood is known for its high volume of bookshops. Creative types will also enjoy a visit to LX Factory, an on-trend enclave of boutiques, cafés, art studios and warehouse-style concept stores peddling handmade earrings and modish motorbike gear. 

Local restaurants

Chiado’s local restaurants are Michelin-star-spangled and only a short stroll from your doorstep. Bounce across the street to Belcanto, the first restaurant in Lisbon to be awarded two Michelin stars. Go coastal with the seabass or braised red mullet, or spring for a the tasting menu to avoid the dilemma of choosing just one dish; all washed down with regional wines, of course. At Michelin-starred Alma the menus are themed around the sea, Portuguese traditions and the chef’s international travels; try the three-course Origins menu to sample authentic Portuguese cuisine, or the Ways menu for international dishes inspired by the chef’s travels. Save room for dessert: a chocolate bombe with salted caramel and hazelnut sorbet or a caramelised Granny Smith apple tart with grapefruit and vanilla sorbet. For more casual evening meals, stroll through nearby Time Out market, where you’ll find everything from traditional Portuguese bacalhau (salt cod) dishes to octopus stew with sweet potato, and fire-baked pizzas to nigiri.


Photos Flora Chiado Apartments reviews
Rebecca Cope

Anonymous review

By Rebecca Cope, Travel journalist

After a taxi journey reminiscent of a car chase from the opening scenes of a Bond film, it’s an understatement to say that we breathed a sigh of relief on arriving at Flora Chiado Apartments in Lisbon largely unscathed.

Launched last November after three years of renovations, the 10 apartments beyond the stay’s unassuming exterior showcase original features, including 100-year-old azulejo wall tiles and high ceilings. They have modern touches too: arty floor lamps and prints by local photographer Rui Pahla, which made for a comfortably stylish ambience that still felt authentically Portuguese.

After our ordeal, we’re revived by a quaff of Moscatel at reception – I was interested in its medicinal properties, naturally… Then we’re given a guided tour of our apartment by our extremely friendly and knowledgeable hostess Maria. It’s situated on the ground floor at the back of the hotel, and we were impressed with just how spacious it was – there’s more than enough room for swinging several cats – but it’s cosy too, thanks to the inclusion of a working fireplace, fur throw and fluffy robes.

The first detail that caught my eye was the welcome wine, a 2014 bottle of locally grown white from Portuguese winemaker Jorge Rosa Santos, accompanied by another delicacy, Simões DOP Azeitão, a medium-soft cheese only sold in a few special places and perfect for smothering crispbreads with.  

By now, I was taken with the Portuguese style, so we sit down to consume both wine and cheese alfresco on the terrace. We listened to Maria’s advice that trying to catch the iconic Tram 28 to the Castelo de São Jorge for sunset – no matter how romantic it sounds – was a fool’s errand.

Once it dawned on us that the sun had set, we retreated inside. Cocooned in the fur throw from the bedroom, pretending to flick through the coffee-table tomes but really watching Project Runway All Stars, we somehow whiled away another hour.

We finally decided that perhaps we should spend a bit of time outside the apartment, rather than luxuriating indoors for the entire weekend, so I went to freshen up. I like to think of myself as something of a bathroom connoisseur, so my eyes immediately widened on spying the waterfall shower. I knew instinctively it would deliver the exquisite, pounding water pressure we sadly lack at home. I was also impressed by the Portus Cale toiletries; whether or not they embody the spirit of Portugal – as the packaging promises – I was thankful for the inclusion of a moisturiser after the drying plane air. My ablutions done, we at last ventured into the night to discover the best of Chiado.

Not to brag, but as first-timers to Lisbon, we couldn’t have picked a better base for exploring the city. Many tourist attractions are within walking distance (including the Elevador Santa Justa, the Time Out Food Market and the main Praça do Comércio, plus Rossio rail station for a daytrip further afield to Sintra). It’s also one of the buzziest, most atmospheric neighbourhoods, coming alive at night as locals and visitors alike spill onto the cobbled streets to eat, drink and listen to fado music.

For those seeking pastéis de nata (Portuguese custard tarts), try local institution Café A Brasileira across the road on Rua Garrett. We can also wholeheartedly recommend rooftop-carpark-turned-bar Park, a five-minute walk away, where drinks are accompanied by sweeping city views. After dining on the Best Tuna Steak Of Our Lives at the Decadente – a restaurant that was recommended to us by no less than four friends – we turned in for the night, dozing for hours in the comfy king-size bed. We were gently woken by sunrise, thanks to the room’s wooden window blinds.

I’m a firm believer in the oft-quoted adage that breakfast is the most important meal of the day; I’m a lark rather than a night owl, so it is perhaps unsurprising that I sprang from bed and ran to check our door for the hotel’s daily bread and pastry delivery (a bag of goodies akin to a full stocking on Christmas morning). We also had cheese, ham and jam from the fridge, but there were also eggs provided if you’re feeling a little more ambitious (read: a bit less lazy).

Two nights usually isn’t enough time to feel at home anywhere, but while staying at here I absentmindedly made my bed in the morning and did the washing-up one evening, even though I’m usually thrilled to find my mess magically disappeared every day while staying at a hotel. Bags packed, en route back to sub-zero England, I resolved to return to Lisbon and Flora Chiado; if only for the heavenly welcome of wine and cheese. And the shower.   

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