Lisbon is incredibly proud of its canned goods industry (famously, tinned sardines), so a rundown ex-canning factory was the perfect choice to establish a stunning new guesthouse, focused 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 numerous Monstera plants 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 orange juice and traditional pastéis de nata (still warm) to fuel your wanderings of the steep cobbled streets of colourful Lisbon.
For cravings later in the day, there’s the Prado Mercearia (an adorable grocery store stuffed with local treats – from ham to port – and serving excellent Fabrica coffee) or Prado Restaurante (open for lunch and dinner, the interior is bright, breezy and beautiful, and dishes are national, seasonal, and fresh – “if it’s not in season, it’s not on the table” – washed down with organic, biodynamic, and natural wines). Both are conveniently located on the ground floor of The Lisboans building.
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 the Prado restaurant and shop 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.
Travessa das Pedras Negras 2, 1100-404, Lisbon, Portugal