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Casa do Bairro B&B
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Beco do Caldeira, no 1 | Cruzamento com Rua Fernandes Tomás, Santa Catarina, Lisbon 1200-084, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #3 of 141 Lisbon B&B and Inns
Helsinki, Finland
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14 hotel reviews
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“Nice place, good location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Very good location near train, tram and metro connections - and yet in a nice and quiet resindential area. Short walk from interesting shops, bars and restaurants.

The room was spacious, clean and cheerfully colourful. The breakfast was good, especially if you like sweet things.

The B&B manager was very active in offering help and advice (maps, restaurant hints and reservations, etc.).

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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93 reviews 93 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

This is a quirky B&B decorated with an eclectic mix of modern and shabby chic furniture and various works of art in a part of town that was not too salubrious as the surroundings were covered in graffitti.
In fact most of Lisbon was covered in graffitti which does not give a great initial impression to any visitor.
At the bottom of the steep hill there is the tram stop number 28 which is very quaint and it passes several landmarks.
The Lisboa Viva card was great value at 6 Euro daily,as it allowed non stop travel on the excellent metro service and the trams and cable cars.

The room was simply and tastefully decorated and clean.
The bed was a standard double and there were no tea or coffee making facilities in the form of a kettle in the room,but this may the norm in Portugal, so I would advise a travel kettle.
The bathroom was lovely with a fantastic power shower and loads of piping hot water which was great after a days walking around the sights.

Unfortunately sleep quality was not very good as there was a couple in the room next door who would be very noisy as they tried to open their room later at night as well as loudly closing various bits of furniture and arguing at the top of their voices,which is no fault of the establishment but just bad manners on their part.

Breakfasts were taken downstairs in the rustic dining area.It was a self service with a lovely bowl of fresh fruit salad and lots of homebaked pastries and bread with butter and honey.
The hosts were charming and nothing was too much bother for them and they went out of their way to offer excellent service and advice.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We stayed at Casa do Bairro for two nights on our way to Sintra. I would rate this B&B a little above average. The building itself is tastefully decorated and is clean. Our room was comfortable and we were able to get a good night's sleep. We also found the managers to be very friendly and helpful.

On the negative side is the location. It is very difficult for taxi drivers to find. Also, I wouldn't consider the neighborhood to be the best. There is graffiti everywhere and the adjacent building is abandoned and collapsing. (There are steel girders surrounding the building so the falling walls will fall inward instead of on someone's head.) However, it is easy to get the trolley from there although you must be aware of pickpockets on that particular trolley. We were targeted twice on the same day by two different groups. Luckily we were able to thwart their efforts.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Absolutely perfect place to stay if you don't want the hotel scene. We arrived quite late as our flight was delayed and were warmly greeted by Marco, who checked us in and gave us a run down of the neighborhood, restaurant recommendations and directions to the nearest transportation. The place is tastefully decorated with fabulous art, and Marco explained the honor system for the stocked fridge complete with beer and wine.
The room we stayed in was spacious yet cozy and the shower was fantastic. In the morning we met Hugo who was extremely helpful and charming, and there was an array of breakfast treats including croissants, pastries, breads, cereals, fresh melon and pineapple, coffee, juice and tea. It was raining and they offered us an umbrella so we could go out and stay dry.
I would highly recommend Casa do Bairro for it's warm, friendly service, cozy and clean atmosphere and you can't beat the location. 10 mins walk from Baixa-Chiado metro, around the corner from the famous 28 tram. There is a great wine bar up the street as well as restaurants, coffee shops and a miradour with a fantastic view of the river and the bridge. Seriously, if you are going to stay in Lisbon, stay here. You will be glad you did.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Arriving at night, weaving through dark lanes, we weren't sure what we had got ourselves into. Though Casa do Bairro turned out to be a real find. If you want something deep in the real Lisbon, with a lot of local feel, this is perfect. An old home restored and Newly curated with sympathetic style. there is a tram close by though most attractions are within an energetic walk.
Magda and her team were warmly and genuinely helpful and very welcoming.
Great continental breakfasts with scrambled eggs fr the non continental types. good sized rooms and vey quiet

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed here in July. As mentioned in previous reviews, it's hard to find. Despite having the instructions from the website printed and giving them to the taxi driver, he still didn't seem to know where it was. Eventually got there - taxis in Lisbon are cheap. We were greeted by Magda who showed us our rooms and then sat us down to explain what we should do and see in Lisbon. We followed up on a lot of her recommendations.

We had two rooms which were individually decorated. Both rooms were a good size and very clean. The breakfast was adequate. We were usually down for breakfast towards the end of the sitting and found that we had to ask for plates or bowls and sometimes for food too as there wasn't much left some morning. Cakes were good.

Location wise, it's ok. Be aware that its at the bottom of quite a step hill. We found that we generally walked around the corner and got a tram up the hill. It was entertaining trying to buy the tram tickets from the shop around the corner because we spoke no Portuguese and they spoke no English.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

Just returned from a lovely trip to Spain and Portugal. In Lisbon we stayed at Casa do Bairro for 5 nights and it became our home almost overnight! From the first meeting with Juao, Magda and Hugo to our last goodbye (when Magda lugged my heavy suitcase single handedly up the stairs), I I can only say good things about this gem of a B&B. We were initially booked into the Alfama room at the top of the stairs but after a casual conversation with Hugo about whether all the rooms had the same rate, he instantly called up his reservations and switched us to a roomier suite (203) with views of the sea (at the same rate we booked at). The perfect daily breakfast with homemade treats and the espresso on hand made it feel just like home. We would highly recommend Casa do Bairro to anyone looking for a good base in Lisbon to explore, eat and shop. (The only warning would be that you should be relatively mobile as it is at the base of a steep cobbled stone street that may prove difficult for some). Oh yes... and let me not forget the delicious meal by Zulmira at their other property Mount Belvedere down the road. It was the perfect introduction to fine Portugese cooking and a range of amazing wines. Thank you Magda, Joao and Hugo once again.. we will be back!!!

Room Tip: The rooms at the top are more private though the stairs with luggage take some maneuvering.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Beco do Caldeira, no 1 | Cruzamento com Rua Fernandes Tomás, Santa Catarina, Lisbon 1200-084, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Estremadura > Lisbon
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Ranked #3 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Casa do Bairro B&B 4*
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7 rooms with private bathroom, air conditioning, wireless internet, Cable TV. Open-air patio and terrasse. 5 minutes from Chiado and Bairro Alto. ... more   less 
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