Hello loves! I hope you’re all having a great week!
If you are following Klemens or me on Instagram you might have noticed that we were in Lisbon some days ago. It was the first time for both of us and we completely fell in love with the city! It is so colourful, but in a pastell way and everything is just so cute. We took thousands of photos, of course, but to not make a huge post, we decided to separate them into two different posts. One post for the Guesthouse that we were staying in and one post about our time in Lisbon plus a little city guide.
So let’s start with the post about the Guesthouse. We were lucky to find this place called Casa Amora. First we thought it was named after “love” but as soon as we arrived we understood where the name came from. The guesthouse is situated just by a big square full of Mulberry trees, which is called Amoreiras in Portuguese. That’s where the name is from and it sounds just as cute as love!
Casa Amora is an old building from the early twentieth century, but was renovated in 2012, while keeping the decorative elements to maintain the traditional look. This guesthouse has one building with 5 rooms, and another building with 6 studios and we were lucky to stay in both! The studio room was very practical because it has a kitchen so you can make your own coffee in the mornings or even cook if you don’t feel like eating outside. It was also a duplex which was very cool! The other room we stayed in was the suite, also a duplex, and with a big terrace where I was chilling most of the time.
While our stay in Lisbon, we were quite unlucky with the weather, it was cloudy and rainy most of the times, so we spent a little extra time in the guesthouse in the mornings when it was raining the most. Those were my favourite times because the place is so homey. The breakfast was completely outstanding with a lot of different kind of cheeses (I’m the biggest cheese-fan), different breads, hams, yoghurt, all kinds of mueslis, cereals, Nutella, croissants, tea, coffee, fresh orange juice, apple juice, etc. Oh and every morning there was a different little surprise – a chocolate pie, morning muffin or French toasts of Windsor. YUM!!! I dream of their breakfast every day, all the time lately! Not only is their selection of food incredible, they have a little patio outside where you eat, or just chill – it is always open so you can also hang there in the evening with a drink from their little honesty bar, or why not another coffee? All the rooms also have coffee machines so you can enjoy it in there as well :)
I know that I am writing that everything was so perfect and cute, how could that be? Well it was! I’ve never felt so comfortable and welcome in any hotel, hostel, bed&breakfast or guesthouse before. It wasn’t only beautiful with all their decorations tributing to old Lisbon’s celebrities such as actors, painters, writers, etc… it was also the people working there. Eveyone was so nice and took care of us so well. Every morning, Juan, the manager, was hanging by us during the breakfast and chatted with everyone, telling us stories about Lisbon, giving advices and just making us feel so home with his charm! Unfortunately we didn’t get to meet the owners, but we talked with them and they were as nice! :)
Apart from enjoying Casa Amora, we walked around the city during the days, the guesthouse is situated in a very central area close to everything by walking. It is specially close to Principe Real and Barrio Alto, which in my taste are the most beautiful areas.
In the city we drank coffee, ate ice cream, went on a historical tour (offered at Casa Amora), took the trams, walked hill up and hill down, visited rooftops, bars, restaurants, viewpoints and more coffee – but more about that in our next Lisbon post :)
Also, if anyone is planning of going to Lisbon soon and found this place interesting, you can get 10% off any rate or room at Casa Amora if you book directly on www.casaamora.com . Just select the dates and use the promotional code: MIKUTAS on the top right :)
Lots of love xx /Mikuta + Klemens