If you are following me on Instagram, you might have noticed we recently were in Lisbon. It was my first time in the capital of Portugal. A friend of ours moved there last year so we had a good reason to pay Lisbon a visit.
We stayed three nights in a lovely Guesthouse called Casa Amora, located at the end of Rua da Escola Politécnica the street that leads to Bairro Alto. We immediately loved the cosy vibe, the traditional look and the welcoming people working there. Once arrived, Raquel showed us the whole building, told us all the ins and outs of the city and brought us to our room.
Every morning, after waking up, we just had to walk a few stairs in order to reach the little patio where breakfast was served. A rich buffet made of freshly baked and local products is at your disposal: the best start for your day. The veranda is arranged with a number of little tables, where each of those comes with a colourful Bordallo Pinheiro pottery set. What we really liked was the feeling you truly are guest at a friend’s house. While a nice lady was preparing our breakfast and setting up the buffet, Raquel was walking around, chatting and getting familiar with the guests. During the day the breakfast space gets the name of ‘honesty bar’ which means that you can take whatever you are craving for, as long as you write it down. Fair enough, right?
The look and feel of the Guesthouse perfectly fits with the city’s vibe. The traditional Portuguese Azulejo tiles, the colours, the pattern on the building. A big THANK YOU to Luis and Juan for inviting us and Raquel for taking such a good care of us! We would love to come back again during our next trip.
Casa Amora // João Penha 13, 1250-131 Lisboa, Portugal // www.casaamora.com