Lisbon is incredibly proud of its canned goods industry – every tourist store is stuffed to the gills with (beautifully packaged) tins of sardines, mussels and octopus. A rundown ex-canning factory was therefore the perfect choice to establish a stunning new guesthouse, with the focus squarely on the best of local Lisbon. Enter The Lisboans, with its 15 boutique apartments, the original architecture still beautifully intact, providing the most perfect canvas for a stunning hospitality experience, where every tiny detail has been considered and polished.
From the Crosley record player and Mid Century Modern furniture, to the perfectly placed cacti and carefully curated neighbourhood guide, and from the three-dimensional geometric kitchen tiles to the eclectic wall art collection – Isaac and Marta (the heavenly hosts at The Lisboans!) have thought of everything. They truly are masters in crafting the perfect stay, both bursting with local recommendations for the freshest croissants, hottest coffee spots and most impressive sunset vantage points.
Each morning, a breakfast bag is hung on your door – freshly squeezed juice and traditional pastéis de nata (still warm) to fuel your wanderings of the steep cobbled streets of colourful Lisbon.
The kind of holiday home you never ever want to leave, The Lisboans is the answer for weekend city breaks or longer residences; a bolthole in which to relax, or a base from which to explore. And with a soon-to-open restaurant and grocery store on site, you may not even feel the need to venture beyond the Travessa do Almada, and the little slice of Portuguese perfection that is The Lisboans.
One- and two-bedroom apartments available, from 110€/night.