Are you looking for a place to stay in Lisbon? Let me introduce you to Baixa House and share my review!
Stay in the heart of Lisbon at Baixa House, a full-service boutique apartment rental. A full-service apartment rental gives you the best of both worlds – all the services you expect to find in a boutique hotel and the space and privacy of a holiday rental. So if you can’t decide whether to stay in a hotel or an Airbnb in Lisbon- you can do both when you stay at Baixa House.
Baixa House is the place to stay in Lisbon! I’ve not only stayed here once- but twice. It’s my go-to apartment stay when in Lisbon, and now can be yours too!
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Thank you to Baixa House for gifting me with a free stay. I only provide an honest review of my impressions and experience. As always, my opinions are my own.
Baixa House Location
Baixa House apartments are located in an 18th-century building located in the heart of the historical downtown neighbourhood in Lisbon called Baixa. It’s where you’ll find many of the top Lisbon landmarks and restaurants.
In fact, the Baixa neighbourhood is rated one of the best areas to stay in Lisbon because it’s so close to some of the top restaurants and sightseeing attractions. And, it’s one of the safest neighbourhoods in Lisbon too.
Baixa House Lisbon
Baixa House is a 5-storey, 18th-century building rebuilt after the devasting 1755 Lisbon earthquake. It’s in a typical building you might expect to find in the Baixa neighbourhood – blue-tiled, iron railings with storefronts on street level – and that’s because it was restored to protect the original Pombaline-style architecture.
They occupy the entire building with 13 spacious boutique apartments featuring gorgeous original details and materials including wide plank wooden floors, traditional Portuguese tiles, and soaring ceilings and windows. A sweeping staircase, or a tiny lift, takes you up to your apartment.
What sets them apart from any Airbnb or holiday rental company in Lisbon is their attention to detail and their personalized service. But best of all is the interior design.
Vintage furniture, a mix of textures and metals, and unique objects all are pulled together in an effortless, eclectic way.
Baxia House Apartments
What makes them so unique is that each apartment is personalized through its style and furnishings. There are no 2 apartments alike, and each has its own personality.
Each of the 13 apartments is named after a garden in Lisbon. That garden helps to inspire the apartment’s decor and interior features. Select between 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments, but I’m warning you, it’s hard to choose a favourite as they are all so good.
My Baixa House Stay
The tall double doors of the 2-bedroom Ajuda apartment open into a hallway leading you to 2 distinct spaces – sleeping and living.
This large, bright corner apartment with 7 tall windows overlooks Rua dos Franqueiros and Rua Conceição. Gaze out your window upon the 18th-century Saint Mary Magdalene church and watch the famous No. 28 Tram go by.
Every window in the apartment offers you a typical Lisbon view of 18th-century buildings. Although the windows are new and block out most of the sounds of the busy Lisbon streets, you still will hear the hum of city life.
The Living Space
The light, bright living space features a pull-out sofa (if you need extra sleeping space) and 2 chairs, a dining space and a separate kitchen.
Although the furnishings of each apartment are different, the vibe is the same. It’s a mix of vintage and mid-century modern pieces with local Portuguese textiles and objects. Everything is a bit worn, lived-in and comfortable.
When you layer the original 18th-century details of the plank wooden floors, ceilings, doors and shutters you have something very cool, modern, and urban. Just like the city of Lisbon.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a concealed fridge, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. There’s an oven and stovetop too, but you’re likely not going to need it with all of the amazing restaurants just outside your doorstep. Even the cute details of the dishware of bright green cabbage crockery make a statement.
The two spacious bedrooms feature a comfortable Queen-size bed and lovely soft linens. There’s plenty of storage in the built-in cabinetry for your luggage and belongings.
The bedroom we choose to stay in also had a sitting area.
At night for sleeping, close the original large wooden shutters that help to block out the light and sound of the Lisbon streets.
About Baixa House Lisbon
As soon as you arrive you’ll be welcomed by a member of the on-site team who will give you a tour of your apartment and help you settle in.
They will ask to exchange numbers so if at any time during your stay you need something, they’re only a text away. That might mean calling a taxi for you, recommending a local restaurant, answering questions about the apartment, or arranging any additional services that will make your stay more comfortable.
During the day, there are always members of the team on-site and working in the office. Where you’ll be greeted with a Bom Dia as you set out for the day.
Daily breakfast delivered to your apartment
Every day while you’re out exploring the city of Lisbon the team at Baixa House will access your apartment and replace your breakfast supplies for the next morning. That includes:
- a delicious homemade cake
- fresh fruit
- cheese, ham
- milk, orange juice, water, coffee, tea
And, every morning by 8 am there is a bread bag outside on your door filled with fresh a baguette or buns. It doesn’t get much better than that!
Daily cleaning of your apartment
Every day, the Baixa House team will access your apartment and do a light cleaning of your apartment while you’re out exploring the city.
What a treat to return to your apartment after a busy day of sightseeing to a clean and refreshed apartment.
You’ll also find fresh flowers in the living space and on your nightside table in your bedroom. It’s those tiny little personalized touches that make Baixa House apartments the place to stay in Lisbon.
If you stay longer than a week, cleaning includes fresh bedding and towels.
Book with Baixa House Lisbon
Have I convinced you to stay at Baixa House when in Lisbon?
For current pricing and availability, I recommend you book directly on the Baixa House website. If you are doing a search of ‘Airbnb Lisbon Baixa’ or ‘Airbnb Baixa Chiado Lisbon’ you won’t find this property come up. This boutique rental is not listed on Airbnb.
FAQS About Baixa House Lisbon
What attractions are closest to Baixa House?
The top attractions close to Baixa House include Praça do Comércio, Praça da Rossio, Elevador de Santa Justa, river Tagus and São Jorge Castle. It’s also between two pretty neighbourhoods – the Alfama and Chiado districts.
Is Baixa House pet friendly?
Yes, Baixa House does allow pets. Simply indicate this at the time of booking. Note, there’s an additional cleaning fee of 100€.
Who is the ideal guest at Baixa House?
Baixa House is ideal for solo travellers, couples and families. For those that appreciate a home away from home experience. And, for those that love to stay in highly stylized, boutique accommodations in the heart of the city.
Does Baixa House offer the option for long-term stays?
Yes, Baixa House does offer long-term stays. A self-catering apartment like this one is perfect for those who can work remotely while on vacation in a great city like Lisbon. Just inquire with the team at the time of booking.
What are the reviews for Baixa House?
Baixa House Lisbon reviews give them high praise for their location, attention to detail, personalized service and overall design with 5/5 ratings. Guests always remark that they would recommend and return to stay.
How far is Baixa House from Lisbon Airport?
The Baixa House apartments are 7 km (or a 20-minute car ride) from Lisbon International Airport. A taxi from the airport to the apartment will on average cost 20€.
Does Baixa House have other properties in Portugal?
Yes! Soon to launch in Spring 2023 will be a beautiful self-catering boutique apartment in the city of Porto called Massarelos.
Portugal Travel Resources
The secret is out! Portugal takes the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Destination’ according to World Travel Awards. And Lisbon has been awarded both ‘Leading City Break Destination’ and ‘Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination’.
To help you with your travel plans to Lisbon and beyond check out some of my other featured articles:
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- Alentejo Region Guide
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- Tavira, a historic town in the Algarve
- Douro Valley Wine Tour
- And, if you are in Portugal in December, be sure to check out their Christmas Markets
As a Holidaymaker
I absolutely loved my stay at Baixa House! So much so, I’ve stayed here twice! It’s like returning to a friend’s house. From the warm welcome to the delightful breakfast and the cool decor, you won’t find anything else like this in Lisbon.