We arrived after midnight but Juan was there to greet us. He said that we were guests in the house an could use the kitchen for refreshments, tea, coffee, water, biscuits and fruit throughout our stay, which we did. The breakfast was excellent, including homemade 'rice pudding' and juices which were delicious.
There is also an excellent non tourist restaurant around the corner, Agua Livre, see a separate review.
It was a little noisy due to inconsiderate guests next door who slammed doors and argued but this can happen anywhere. The Casa is located in a non tourist area but the metro at Rato is close by and you can be in the centre with 10 mins.
The room includes WiFi, ipod docs and a smart TV that receives several English speaking channels.
Unfortunately I had my pocket picked on the first day on tram 28, a common experience in Lisbon which we were warned about. I called Juan who helped us to the Restourades police station to report it, together with many other similar victims. Don't let this put you off visiting Lisbon but do keep your valuables safe and only carry the minimum of cash required.
Our flight was late in the day and thankfully the owner Louis gave us a late checkout with no charge. This is why we now stay in B&Bs and Guest House rather than hotel chains, you get better value for money and a real personal service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Amora is a typical building of Lisbon’s early twentieth century petite bourgeoisie, renovated in 2012, with a small outdoor patio for rest or meals and 5 bedrooms (all with bathroom). Each room pays homage to one of the great figures of Portuguese art (painting, music, literature, film) of the last century. The process of renewal and adaptation carefully kept all the decorative elements existing in the rooms (plaster) and exterior (tiles, balcony), introducing a color palette that contributes to a peaceful and relaxing environment. Casa Amora is located in one of the nicest and most central districts of Lisbon, Praça das Amoreiras. In this neighborhood, where the 18th century Aqueduct (that survived the great Lisbon earthquake of 1755) reaches and end, Casa Amora is neighbor to Water Museum (Museu da Mae de Agua) and the Vieira da Silva / Arpad Szenes museum. Residents and visitors have easy and direct access to the neighborhoods of antique shops (Rua de Sao Bento and Rua da Escola Politecnica), historic districts (Bairro Alto and Chiado), Avenida da Liberdade and its fashion shops as well as the shopping center Amoreiras, all at walking distance. ... more less
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