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Casa Balthazar
Ranked #4 of 245 Lisbon B&B and Inns
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Aptos
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Stay in Lisbon”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

First time in Lisbon and here for Rotary International Conf. My wife and I stayed in the Terrace Room that had a great view of the city. The staff was very helpful and gave us directions on how to get around the Metro and places to eat. For breakfast they delivered a tray of fresh orange juice, fruit, assorted rolls, cheese and meat. The room came with a well furnished kitchenette and UC fridge.
Highly recommend Casa Balthazar for your stay.

Room Tip: Only 9 rooms so don't see how you can go wrong. Terrace Room is where we stayed- great!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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DeLand, Florida
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

My husband and I spent 5 nights here during the Rotary International Convention, which was held in Lisbon this year. We absolutely loved it. Rita and her staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful. Walking in through the courtyard door, was like walking into an oasis of serenity. We couldn't believe this little gem was mere steps from the bustling activity of "old city" Lisbon. Our room was spacious, comfortable, and so welcoming. I was personally in love with the fabulous mix of modern amenities and the vintage beauty of family-owned antiques. The inn, overall, was simply lovely. Breakfast was wonderful every morning, and the coffee, outstanding! If we ever travel back to Lisbon, we will be staying at Casa Balthazar. No question!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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CasaBalthazar, Manager at Casa Balthazar, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Thank you for your choice on Casa Balthazar during your stay in Lisbon.

Also thank you for the time you dedicate us on sharing here your opinion and such a great description about the property and it´s privileged location.

We will be looking forward to welcome you back in the future.

Warm regards,
Casa Balthazar
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

High class B&B. Very nice ambiance and personal approach. Every room is unique; mine was very spacious.breakfast homemade and served in your room. Nespresso machine in kitchenette(bravo!)
Little swimmingpool in garden allows you also to in. In spite of entrance via the very narrow alley, there is private parking. Service is excellent. They arrange everything for you if you ask them to.(Car rantal,taxi etc) i will be back!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2013

In june 2013 I spent 8 nights here with my wife and she totally shared my opinion, "it is such a lovely place to return to, just to open the door to the flat." The flat ('Lisbon Duque') was spacious and with nice furniture. So was the bathroom; the bed room a little smaller. The atmosphere of the hotel, the thoroughness of the solutions, the breakfast, the best orange juice ever, etc. etc. Wonderful complement to a wonderful city. Memorable. The hotel area, the Bairro Alto is lovely and Largo do Carmo is only seconds away. Hard to be bettered anywhere.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 6, 2013

I stayed in Casa Balthazar with my bf for 1 week and it was pretty spectacular! I loved each and every part of it. Casa Balthazar really is in the centre of Lisbon, and the most beautiful para of it too! It has great access to any part of Lisbon as it has the underground at walking distance. Plus the receptionist were really sweet and helped us plan our week. The beds were also really, really good and my bathroom was huuuuge! I loved it and cant wait to get back :))

Room Tip: The Rossio room, which is where I stayed is so special that I was only able to book through the hote...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We adored this place. The panoramic terrace gave us a perfect retreat from sightseeing days in gorgeous Lisbon - and a wonderful breakfast spot. The comfort and space was welcome and the breakfasts were spectacular. It's superbly central, just 2 minutes walk from the lovely Largo do Carmo and just 5 minutes from the stunning church of Sao Roque. The staff were sweet and we felt well cared-for throughout. And oh! The views.......

Room Tip: The panoramic terrace couldn't be better. Having our own terrace to retreat to made for restful...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

We stayed here for a total of 5 days in February 2013 in the "Antique" room. Casa Balthazar is a great choice for independent travelers who want to stay in a beautifully appointed small guesthouse in a wonderful location. The room we stayed in was large and well furnished, with a comfortable bed and luxurious linens. It was very comfortable in every regard. Each room has a coffee makers, a microwave oven, and a small fridge. Breakfast, from one of the old-line bakeries in Lisbon, is brought to your room each day. The hotel is located on a small, dead-end street in downtown, and is therefore very quiet at night. The staff are very helpful. Be aware that this is NOT a full-service hotel, so it does not have a restaurant or 24-hour desk service. Be sure to communicate your arrival time so that staff is available to greet you. (The owners live down the street and can be reached by phone in an emergency.)

Room Tip: Each room is unique. We stayed in a lower priced room and found it great. Larger rooms are suites, o...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Casa Balthazar
Address: Rua do Duque 26, Lisbon 1200-159, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Central Portugal > Lisbon District > Lisbon > Chiado & Carmo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 245 B&Bs / Inns in Lisbon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located downtown Lisbon, in Chiado, Casa Balthazar is part of the city’s history.Balthazar, the founder of the famous Confeitaria Nacional (the oldest pastry in Lisbon), acquired this beautiful property in August 1882. The house, with wonderful views to the castle and Rossio, still belongs to the family. The old factory, where all the cookies were produced to Confeitaria Nacional, including the famous “pastel de nata” and many other old recipies, became a restaurant.The family atmosphere can be felt in the living rooms and rooms which provides comfort and a unique experience.Come learn more about Lisbon and you’ll have a surprise. ... more   less 
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