Lisbon, Portugal

The Lisboans

Rates per night from$83.12

Price information

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Independence stay


Buzzing Baixa

Pretend you’re a Lisbon local with help from The Lisboans: 15 self-catering apartments with prime city views, Portuguese flair and an enviable location. Rustle up feasts in your characterful kitchenette, or nip next door for picnic provisions at the Lisboans’ market store or meals at Prado, its sister restaurant. Stays here are guaranteed to be tasty: delicious breakfasts are brought to you daily (in a cute fabric bag) and António Galapito, the resturant's acclaimed executive chef, used to work alongside Nuno Mendes. 

Smith Extra

Get this when you book through us:

A bottle of wine in your room on arrival, 10 per cent off one lunch at the hotel’s sister restaurant, Prado, as well as 10 per cent off one transaction at Prado's grocery


Photos The Lisboans facilities

Need to know


Fifteen stylish self-catering apartments.


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


Double rooms from £71.47 (€80), including tax at 6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of €2.00 per room per night prior to arrival.

More details

Grocery items (cheese, ham, jam, yoghurt, butter, milk, fruit, cereals, coffee, tea, sugar) will be left for you in your apartment’s fridge and pantry; at 8am each day, fresh bread and orange juice will be dropped off for you.

At the hotel

Communal room for check-ins; little market store next door; on-site mini-grocery; free WiFi throughout. In rooms: TV, WiFi, air conditioning, a mini fridge stocked with (free) breakfast goodies, a kitchenette with an oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, sink, kettle and coffee machine.

Our favourite rooms

There are no duds in this bunch: each apartment has its own distinctive decor and feel; covetable Portuguese furniture, fabrics and antiques feature throughout. That said, if you’re kipping here for more than three nights, you’ll appreciate the extra space – and the prime city views – offered by the Penthouse.

Packing tips

Bring risk-free footwear: Lisbon’s streets feature cobbles a-go-go.


Four-legged friends are welcome – you'll just need to give the hotel advance notice. There's a fee of €15 per night, plus a cleaning fee of €35. See more pet-friendly hotels in Lisbon.


Little Smiths are very welcome (the apartments are best suited to tots aged between two and 16).

Food and Drink

Photos The Lisboans food and drink

Top Table

Your own, in your very own, fully kitted-out kitchenette. If you’re at Prado, sit in the centre of the dining room, to see and be seen.

Dress Code

Lisbon lounging: relaxed tailoring and glimmers of gold.

Hotel restaurant

Next door to the apartments, you’ll find the Lisboans’ sister restaurant, Prado, which has been styled in imitation of a giant’s greenhouse. (Smith members get a 10 per cent discount – bonus.) Acclaimed chef António Galapito – who used to work with Nuno Mendes – is in charge; his farm-to-table cuisine shines a spotlight on local Portuguese produce. It’s hard to keep up with the seasonal menu, which changes daily, and sometimes even more than once But whatever you opt for, pair it with a bottle of organic Portuguese wine (and admire all the bottles on display in the cellar at the back of the building). Fresh bread and orange juice will be delivered to your door in a little fabric bag each morning at around 8am, and you'll find other breakfast goodies stocked in the fridge.

Last orders

Prado is open every Wednesday from 7pm to 11.30pm from noon to 11.30pm Thursday to Sunday.


Photos The Lisboans location
The Lisboans
Travessa Do Almada 9

The Lisboans boasts a plum location: steps from the Tagus River and within easy reach of the Lisbon Cathedral, in the city-central Baixa district. Cultural landmarks, noteworthy dining spots, cool 'hoods and retail lures are all a short walk away.


Lisbon’s airport is just a 20-minute drive away; hotel transfers can be arranged (from €30 for four people, one way). Let Smith24 sort your flights.


Santa Apolónia station is three kilometres from the hotel, with services connecting to the city of Porto.


If you come with wheels, park your car in the underground public car park nearby (€20 for 24 hours).


From the airport, you can also catch the Metro to the hotel. Take the Red Line towards São Sebastiã. After nine stops, exit at Alameda and switch to the Green Line towards Cais Do Sodré. After six stops, hop out at Baixa-Chiado (Rua do Crucifixo exit) and walk to 9 Travessa do Almada: hey presto, you’ve arrived.

Worth getting out of bed for

When you've polished off your lunch at Prado, borrow bikes and wheel around Lisbon. The hotel has partnered with a local tourist company: let staff know if you’d like to sign up for a tour, expedition or experience. Visit the Museu Nacional dos Coches in Belém, which boasts one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world. (Taking the bus will never seem less glamorous.) Stroll around Lisbon’s mediaeval São Jorge Castle, which spies on the Tagus River; you can even sip a glass of wine while you soak up the views at the top. For an easier ramble, explore the Cathedral right next door to the Lisboans. Day-trippers can hop on a train along the coast to Cascais, around 90 minutes away, which has a winsome beach. Pick up picnic provisions from the Lisboans’ little market store, right next door...

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

Local restaurants

Sample proper Portuguese food in tiny Taberna da Rua das Flores (+351 21 347 9418), which is beloved of the Lisboans’ owners. This restaurant doesn’t accept bookings, so get there early to avoid tantrums/tears. If you love seafood ceviche and pisco sours, A Cevicheria (+351 21 803 8815) on Rua Dom Pedro V will be right up your street. Dress to impress for this tasty proposition, which pays tribute to Peru’s national dish. Zero Zero on Pátio do Pinzaleiro in Príncipe Real serves faultless pizzas; try the classic Margherita DOP or the Pugliese.

Local cafés

Never been to a custard-tart bar? Change that at Manteigaria, minutes from Chiado, Lisbon’s popular shopping district – on Rua do Loreto. Manteigaria’s Art Deco building – a butter shop in another life – has a counter and kitchen where an endless (well, from 8am until midnight) procession of egg tarts are served. Watch the bakers rolling, shaping and filling new tarts through the plexiglass window while you munch your still-warm sugar-bomb. Every time a new batch of tarts comes out of the oven, a bell is rung.


Photos The Lisboans reviews

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 Portuguese hotel in Baixa and unpacked their smoked mackerel and custard tarts, a full account of their self-catering city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside the Lisboans in Lisbon…

If you were going to design your dream crash-pad in Lisbon, chances are you’d locate it bang in the bohemian, buzzing Baixa district and kit it out with Portuguese curios and artworks. Perhaps you’d include a stylish little kitchenette so you could rustle up Portuguese feasts and enjoy leisurely breakfasts, which, ideally, would be brought right to your door. Well, don’t worry – the Lisboans’ owners have gone and done the hard work for you: conceiving the most winsome self-catering apartments we’re yet to clap eyes on in the land of the three F’s (Fado music, the Fátima pilgrimage, and Futebol). There are 15 apartments to choose from, each one decorated with handmade tiles, hand-picked antiques, Portuguese fabrics and covetable furniture. And it’s self-catering with extras: there’s a drinks tray in the communal check-in room, plus a hotel-owned market store and stellar restaurant – helmed by acclaimed Portuguese chef António Galapito – right next door...

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 The Lisboans’s Guestbook below.

We loved

The incredibly friendly staff, the really good level of accommodation, a perfect location and really well designed and furnished. Also, the added bonus of a great breakfast delivered every morning. It was a perfect recommendation for what we were looking for.

Don’t expect

All the additional services of a hotel - this is a different option, a very high standard of accommodation which is perfect for families or groups wanting the extra space of the additional living room/kitchen.


Stayed on 15 Nov 2019

We loved

We loved the charm and ease of this place. It was spacious and comfortable and the fresh breakfast breads delivered each morning were tasty! The sister restaurant next door was also friendly and delicious. It was our first stop in a 7-week trip abroad and it was an easy transition.


Stayed on 19 Oct 2019

We loved

The location, right in the city. The very nice and helpful staff. The apartment was stylish and the breakfast was very good – every morning there was freshly squeezed juice, bread, pastry and yoghurt.

Don’t expect

A remote place. There is noise during the night, but you are in the centre of the city.


Stayed on 21 Aug 2019

We loved

The design aesthetic, hospitality, the size of our bedroom, cleanliness, amenities, and the location. 

Don’t expect

Room service (cold breakfast is provided).


Stayed on 5 Jun 2019

We loved

Great location and the apartments are nicely finished, roomy and very clean. Very friendly and helpful staff. Small kitchenette with very good breakfast (ham, cheese, yogurts, granola, fresh orange juice, bread and pastries) delivered to your apartment each morning.

Don’t expect

We had one disturbed night with loud music from the sister restaurant, Prado - after several emails they turned it down at 0030! The staff the next day were very apologetic, gave us a gift, and said that steps would be taken to limit the level of the music going forward. A slight criticism of the apartment kitchen area - a microwave far too high up for a person of average height (I am 5'4") to be able to easily reach and see inside - could be dangerous when removing hot food.


Stayed on 5 Jun 2019

We loved

Feeling like locals. Staying at a luxury apartment but with a cleaning service. The office staff are very friendly and helpful. I recommend this place more for family with kids.

Don’t expect

Think of it as a luxury Airbnb, but with office staff and a daily cleaning service. The morning bread they deliver is nothing special. We could hear our upstairs and next door neighbours (baby crying). 


Stayed on 26 May 2019

We loved

The location, the spacious rooms with lots of natural light and the comfy bed. The breakfast hung on the door every morning was a treat, with fresh orange juice. The staff were helpful.

Don’t expect

To want to leave! We loved our six nights here.


Stayed on 30 Apr 2019

We loved

I stayed at The Lisboans with my Mum to celebrate her 70th birthday  the apartment was huge and we really appreciated having our own bedrooms and space. There were so many nice touches like leaving the canvas bag on the door at night and in the morning it gets filled with delicious breakfast goodies! The Lisboans is also perfectly located in the centre of town and you can walk everywhere you need to.

Don’t expect

The hotel is on a fairly steep hill (but so is most of Lisbon!) so just something to be mindful of in terms of access. However Uber is readily available in Lisbon (and is super cheap!) so its an easy way of getting around.


Stayed on 8 Dec 2018

We loved

We loved the apartment. Lovely decor and the orange juice and breakfast was a nice touch. It's a good base to explore from and the restaurant attached is the best place we ate in Lisbon! 

Don’t expect

Don't expect to walk anywhere that isn't a 1:3 hill.


Stayed on 11 Sep 2018

We loved

I'm bummed I only was able to stay a single night before flying out. Mario and the team are so very friendly and the place has the perfect layout (I had a two bedroom). Loved the little design touches everywhere and friendly gestures - so much nicer than the generic IKEA design of most apartments and Airbnbs - like a stocked fridge and drop-off breakfasts. They really have thought of a lot little details that make the stay a little extra special - the cool custom map they provide was my favorite part, great tips on how to avoid the hoards in Lisboa, with local tips on restaurants, shops and views. The location is perfect, on a quiet side street from busy Baixa. There is great light in the rooms, but they have fantastic soundproof windows that cap off the street noise in an instant. Really loved the keyless system that allows you to enter the building and rooms carefree. The apartment has everything you need, I could live here. Absolutely loved their sister restaurant PRADO next door. I arrived late in the day and needed to eat before I turned into a turtle. Was completely blown away by the restaurant in food and service. Incredible dishes with crazy combinations of ingredients that totally work. Best meal I had in ten days in Portugal and a great break from the traditional Portuguese seafood menus. Definitely do those, but save one long meal for here to brighten your palate. Can't wait to come back!

Don’t expect

A typical naked Airbnb experience. The small touches they make -- in design and helpfulness -- really make this different from the oodles of other generic rentals.


Stayed on 4 Jul 2018