Casa das Janelas
com Vista

Bed & Breakfast in Lisbon
From €65 per night
15% OFF MIN. 7 NIGHTS

15% OFF MIN. 7 NIGHTS
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B&B in Lisbon Casa das Janelas com Vista Living Room - JO&SO Portugal
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B&B in Lisbon Casa das Janelas com Vista Living Room - JO&SO Portugal
B&B in Lisbon Casa das Janelas com Vista Living Room - JO&SO Portugal
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A beautiful B&B with superb views in a peaceful street in the hip Bairro Alto.

‘A Casa Das Janelas com Vista’ translates to ‘The House of the Windows with a View’ – some of the rooms do indeed offer gorgeous views over a grid of steep cobblestoned streets, red-roofed townhouses, and the Tagus River in the distance.

This is a stylish B&B tucked away in the heart of Lisbon’s hippest neighbourhood, Bairro Alto. It’s the perfect spot to experience Lisbon’s vibrant nightlife as well as some of the city’s best restaurants. However, Bairro Alto is also a pleasure to explore in the daytime, with beautiful cobblestone alleyways inhabited by both the elderly and a young trendy crowd.

The house is artistically decorated, offering the perfect mix between contemporary and classic elements where modern and designer furniture meets retro decor.

Awesomeness

Great location in a quiet street but just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Bairro Alto, Chiado and Principe Real.

Very cool and cozy open living room and kitchen where the delicious breakfast is served.

Amazing attention to detail.

12 rooms, 6 of which can be combined to make 3 family suites.

Bear in mind

Not easy to find due to Bairro Alto’s maze of roads.

Standard rooms are small but so is the cost.

Not all rooms have a view over the city.

No TVs or a lift, although if required, staff will be able to assist you with your luggage.

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B&B in Lisbon Casa das Janelas com Vista Bedroom - JO&SO Portugal
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Activities:

Fado music
Guided tours
Historical sites
Museums/galleries
Nightlife
Shopping/markets
Tuk Tuk tours

 


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During the day Bairro Alto is so peaceful that you would never picture it turning into the street party that it is by night. In the daytime, you’ll see elderly people chatting to each other (probably gossiping), buying their groceries or simply enjoying the sunshine. Then there’s the younger creative locals who live there too, and at night everyone else joins in, straight or gay, Portuguese or foreigner. With plenty of bars and restaurants to choose from, the night begins here.

Chiado and Principe Real are just around the corner and you can explore all the 3 neighbourhoods by foot (mind the cruel steep streets).

If the sun is shining head to Cascais (31km) and enjoy its gorgeous sandy beaches and excellent restaurants.

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For after dinner fun head to Cais do Sodré where you’ll find lots of bars and live music venues. We like Pensão Amor (translates to Guesthouse of Love because this same venue used to be a brothel).

We interviewed the owners and interior designers Carmen Rendé and Natalia Tubella.

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Searching for the perfect objects

Natalia and Carmen spent two years travelling a lot, handpicking all the decor step by step.

You’re both Catalan, why open a guesthouse in Lisbon? How did that happen?

We love Lisbon! We’d been to Lisbon lots of times before as tourists. One day we eyed up the building which was up for sale and we saw it as a business opportunity – the building was abandoned. In the basement there was at one time a basketry workshop. We didn’t have any experience in the industry but we decided to go for it and create a guesthouse. From the outset we always wanted it to be a Portuguese townhouse where one could feel like a local. A unique place, a place to relax, but also, a social house that would offer guests the chance to share moments with other guests.

How long did it take you to get everything ready?

It took us 2 years to get it all ready, handpicking all the decor piece by piece, travelling and searching for the perfect object for each space and each room. We paid a lot of attention to every single detail, from the cushions to the pillows and even the bulbs. Each of the 12 rooms has a different layout and look. Everything has been carefully thought with the guests experience in mind.

Is there a neighbourhood gem that tourists are not usually aware of?

Apart from Principe Real which has lots of cool independent shops, we also really like the neighbourhoods of Santos, Estrela and Campo de Ourique – and also Jardim Botânico (Botanic Gardens) and the Gulbenkian Foundation.

"We handpicked all the decor - step by step, searching for the perfect object for each space and for each room."

– Carmen Rende, co-owner
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Favourite Hotel

One of their favourite hotels is Encuentro Guadalupe in Ensenada (Mexico) – designed to highlight the isolation and the beauty of the desert.

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Another favorite is Hotel Escondido in Oaxaca, also in Mexico. A super chilled colourful boutique hotel set in a peaceful wild beach.

We love the decoration. Where do you get your inspiration from?

The hotel design is a reflection of our own taste and it’s the result of 2 years collecting furniture and objects from around the world.

The concept is an eclectic designed guesthouse, showcasing original furniture, objects and paintings from different origins and backgrounds. We like to see it as a home for travellers.

What’s your favourite object in the house and where did you get it?

The scaffolding in the “living room”. It was part of the actual construction of the hotel and it was recovered for decoration purposes.

What’s your favourite hotel worldwide?

The Mercer Hotel in New York. Although it has 75 rooms it still feels like a small hotel in a big city like New York. It used to be a clock factory and it has a unique lounge with lots of character which works as both the reception desk and the bar. The staff is super attentive.

We also love Encuentro Guadalupe (formerly known as Hotel Endemico) and El Escondido both in Mexico.

Where do you tend to go on holiday and which type of places do you usually stay in?

We like to keep it varied with a strong focus on nature and wilderness… we also enjoy urban breaks though.

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Rua Nova do Loureiro 35
1200-293 Lisboa
Portugal

By Air

The closest airport is Lisbon Portela Airport. From there you can take a taxi, the metro or hire a car – or the hotel can arrange a transfer for you.

Lisbon (LIS) – 9km
Porto (OPO) – 328km
Faro (FAO) – 277km

By Train

Santa Apolónia (3.4km) train station is a 15-minute drive from the hotel, connecting to the major Portuguese cities.

By Car

We highly recommend using the well served public transport and to explore the neighbourhood on foot.

By Tram

Hop on the famous yellow tram 28, the perfect way to discover the most interesting aspects of Lisbon’s historical and architectural heritage.

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